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Black River woman sentenced for drug possession
WATERTOWN — Alyssa R. McGinnis, 24, Black River, was sentenced to three years in state prison, two years of post-release supervision and the forfeiture of $1,864.17 on Friday in Jefferson County Court. She was sentenced to a concurrent sentence of one year in prison and two years of post-release sup
Watertown Police seeking information about fake hostage phone call
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Watertown Police are seeking to identify a caller who claimed he was holding his family hostage, but when officers arrived found nothing was wrong.
College football: Syracuse to hold Fort Drum Youth Football Day on Sunday
SYRACUSE — The Syracuse University football program is holding a Fort Drum Youth Football Day on Sunday at the Ensley Athletic Center on East Colvin Street in Syracuse.The team will host the children of Fort Drum military families in various activities, including a skills clinic and autograph sessio
Goodyear Blimp may land at Watertown Airport
If the weather cooperates, this would be the first time that Wingfoot One has visited Watertown Int’l Airport, last year we hosted Wingfoot Two on its way to the 150th celebration in Canada.
Barn wood sale this weekend in Carthage
Greg Millard, owner and operator of Greg’s Handyman Service for more than 20 years, was asked by landowner Warren Fargo to disassemble a barn that sat on the Route 45 property his family purchased in 1941.
Adams Center man charged with drunken diving
RODMAN — Lance W. Connell, 49, Adams Center, was charged by state police at 5:17 p.m. Friday on County Route 155 in the town of Rodman with felony driving while intoxicated and driving on the shoulder. Troopers said he was previously convicted of DWI within the past 10 years. Troopers did not provid
Lowville man charged with driving while intoxicated
CROGHAN — State police charged Bryson S. Sauer, 22, of Lowville, with driving while intoxicated and speeding at 8:44 p.m. Wednesday on State Route 126.
Wells College students visit Carthage Area Hospital
Through the Rural Immersion Program in partnership with Northern Area Health Education Center and Wells College, Aurora, the students spent last Monday through Friday talking to community members and hospital personnel to gain perceptions about health care in a rural setting.
Trailer for Viggo Mortensen’s new film, ‘The Green Book,’ is released
The trailer for “The Green Book,” starring 1976 Watertown High School and 1980 St. Lawrence University graduate Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, was released this week, and the movie already has people talking Academy Awards nominations for the two men.
Maurice Kenny on Walk of Fame
SARANAC LAKE — A crowd gathered at the Saranac Lake Free Library on Thursday during the Art Walk to celebrate the unveiling of the latest plaque in the village’s Walk of Fame, bearing the name of one of its most beloved and prolific artists, Maurice Kenny.
Commentary: America, don’t get used to it!
Over the past five decades, every American president has been harried, pursued and wounded, to some degree, by the nation’s press. John F. Kennedy had his detractors over the Bay of Pigs fiasco, and acknowledged the press’ “abrasive quality.” Lyndon B. Johnson was run out of office by a national pre
Carthage hospital to host a baby shower
CARTHAGE — Carthage Area Hospital will host its third annual Healthy Babies, Healthy Moms Baby Shower from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the hospital’s main campus courtyard, 1001 West St.
Police charge several people with DWI, related offenses
Aric James Donaldson, 26, of 99108 Forrest Drive, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving a motor vehicle on a sidewalk and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Under state law, a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher constitutes intoxication. Aggravat
Despite Trump's snub, defense policy bill is still called 'The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act' (Letters)
In an orchestratedsigning ceremony at Fort Drum, New York, President Trump could not give credit or respect to Senator John S. McCain (R-Az), who has served his nation for five decades, and is dying of brain cancer.
Trump asks SEC to look into practicality of corp. reports
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks before signing a $716 billion defense policy bill named for Sen. John McCain in Fort Drum, N.Y. Trump says he’s asking federal regulators to look into the effectiveness of the quarterly financial reports that publicly traded comp
Watertown man charged with unlawful imprisonment, assault, resisting arrest
WATERTOWN — City police on Tuesday charged Gene D. Rivers III, 32, 177 Mechanic St., with second-degree unlawful imprisonment, assault with the intent to cause physical injury and resisting arrest, all class A misdemeanors.
DPAO plans benefit chicken bbq, auction in Lowville
The Disabled Persons Action Organization will host a chicken barbecue at 11 a.m. Saturday at Maple Ridge Center, 7421 East Road, Lowville.
Kraft Heinz plant manager set to leave Lowville operation
LOWVILLE — Fernando Vaquero, plant manager of the Kraft Heinz plant in Lowville, will be leaving the position very soon, and the company is seeking his replacement.
Trump signals he may ignore Russia provisions in defense bill he just signed
US President Donald Trump signs the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for FY19 at Fort Drum, N.Y., on Aug. 13, 2018. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)
Fort Drum hosting joint mass casualty exercise
FORT DRUM — Officials of Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division emergency response personnel, along with civilian responders, will hold a joint mass casualty exercise today and Thursday.