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Police investigating shots fired incident, 4-year-old injured in crash while leaving area
According to officials, officers responded to the Stop N' Shop at 925 Onondaga Avenue around 11:30 Saturday night to a shots fired call. When officers arrived, they found several shell casings in the street and in the parking lot.
Sidebar: Troop D ‘cold cases” include murder of Evans Mills man in 1972
ONEIDA — New York State Police Troop D, headquartered here and whose coverage area includes Northern New York, regularly posts notices about cold cases on social media and through press releases. On April 17, it reminded the public about the unsolved case of Rudolph Allen Rothberg.
Watertown man pleads guilty to choking wife in front of children
Edwin R. Kindberg Jr., 40, of 313 S. Indiana Ave., admitted that on March 17, in Watertown, he choked his spouse during an argument in front of their children. He also admitted both he and his spouse had been drinking. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 6.
Watertown man arrested for DWI, driving impaired by drugs
WATERTOWN — City police on Friday charged Raul Pena Jr., 839 Kannal Court, with first offense driving while intoxicated and driving while impaired by drugs, both class U misdemeanors.
Watertown woman charged with assault
WATERTOWN — City police on Friday charged Hailey S. Dean, 19, of 544 Cooper St., with second-degree assault with intent to cause physical injury with a weapon and third degree criminal possession of a weapon, both class D felonies. She was also charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, a class
Man in serious condition after early morning shooting
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Driver stopped at fire scene cited with DWI
Authorities say Kenneth C. Kampnich, of 10487 Route 812, was stopped as firefighters were responding to a structure fire on Route 410.
Retiring Indian River superintendent reflects on 40 years with district
“At that time, we had four primary schools and one junior-senior high school,” Mr. Kettrick said, recalling the early days of his career. The district now has five primary schools, one intermediate school and a middle and high school. It serves more than 3,800 students in the greater Philadelphia ar
Thompson Park splash pad expected to be ready in August
Work is progressing on the $440,000 project, with crews now pouring the concrete for the actual pad for the spray park. Installing the equipment is expected to start next month, City Engineer Justin L. Wood said.
Contractor pleads guilty in theft case
QUEENSBURY -- A Schenectady contractor who was arrested three years ago for allegedly defrauding a customer for whom he was building a home in Bolton pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor.Joseph A. Aquilo, 54, pleaded guilty to petit larceny in connection with a June 2015 arrest by the Warren Count
Four men arrested after drug raid of Winslow Street apartment
WATERTOWN, NY— Members of the Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 332 Winslow St., Apt. 1, at 9:47 a.m. Thursday, June 21, and arrested four men for possessing 48.1 grams of cocaine, police said.
Unfavorable forecast: Reports document concerns raised about wind turbine projects
The Tug Hill Commission, a non-regulatory state agency, released “The Montague Doppler Radar, An Overview” earlier this month as part of its Issue Paper Series. It documents the adverse effect that wind turbines have on the Montague Doppler Radar used by the National Weather Service and Wheeler-Sack
Watertown’s playgrounds, pools open Monday
Children must be registered with parental approval at the fairgrounds and North Elementary School playgrounds, while the Academy, Portage and North Star sites will be open without registration.
50 years after murder of Irene Izak, loss still haunts sister, case ‘remains open’
Fifty years have now passed since the gruesome murder of Miss Izak, whose body was discovered June 11, 1968. The Scranton, Pa., woman was savagely bludgeoned about the head, although a revived investigation 20 years ago revealed a blow to the back of her neck was likely what killed her. Her body, dr
Indiana man charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs in Watertown
WATERTOWN, NY—Raul Pena Jr., 23, of 839 Kannal Ct., Apt. 8, Rensselear, IN, was charged by Watertown police at 11:40 p.m. Friday, June 22, in the 200 block of S. Massey Street with first-degree driving while ability impaired by drugs and common law DWI.
Watertown man accused of making threats and having marijuana
WATERTOWN — City police charged Joshua A. Beaumont, 21, of 1708 Ohio St., Apt. 41, with second-degree aggravated harassment and fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana at 3:52 a.m. Thursday at his residence.
Watertown woman charged with aggravated DWI
WATERTOWN — City police charged Trishia A. Seymour, 47, of 201 Creekwood Drive, Apt. 5, with aggravated driving while intoxicated at 8:49 p.m. Thursday at 726 Lillian St.
New bike shop to open in downtown Watertown
Aaron Austin, who has about 12 years experience in the bike retailer business, plans to open Re-Cre’s Bike Studio in a storefront at 168 Court St. by July 1.
Croghan man charged with DWI after attempting to pass through closed road
Authorities say Kenneth C. Kampnich, of 10487 State Route 812, attempted to pass through a closed road as firefighters were responding to a structure fire on State Route 410. When a deputy approached Mr. Kampnich to redirect his truck, he noticed an open container in the vehicle. Upon investigation,
DANC board discusses back payment from city of Watertown on Fort Drum water contract
During a lull while the board waited for a quorum to resume an executive session, however, the matter of ongoing negotiations between DANC, the city of Watertown and Fort Drum came up for discussion for the first time in public session.