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CNY man arrested for nearly driving into state police cars while drunk, police say
A 47-year-old Pulaski man was arrested for aggravated DWI Wednesday after he nearly hit two parked state police cars, according to New York State police. Scott B. Goodrich was charged with aggravated DWI and is also accused of violating the move over law, police said.
Woman Arrested In Watertown Drug Bust
Police expect more arrests in an investigation that resulted in a raid at a Watertown apartment on Thursday. Members of the Metro-Jefferson Drug Task Force say 29 year old Leigh Newton and a small child were inside apartment 431A at 1429 Gill Street when police executed a search warrant.
What happened overnight? Police blotter report for Friday, Dec. 14
Need a local attorney? NNYLawyers.com JeffersonScanner.com. Michael T. Dixon Sr., 50, of 515 Bradley St., Apt. 1, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 1:06 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at his residence with felony counts of second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Mr
Aggravated DWI charge for Pulaski man after almost striking police vehicle
WATERTOWN — A Pulaski man was allegedly driving with more than twice the legal blood alcohol content limit Wednesday when he nearly crashing into a state police patrol car in the town of Watertown.
St. Lawrence County launches new opioid task force
CANTON — A new 30-member St. Lawrence County Opioid Task Force meets today for the first time to start brainstorming ways to combat the opioid addiction crises facing many north country communities and families.
Jefferson County town judge resigns after inappropriate comments
WATERTOWN — Watertown attorney John W. Hallett resigned as LeRay Town Court justice while under formal charges by the state Commission on Judicial Conduct for making homophobic and inappropriate remarks and gestures to another attorney at the Jefferson County Court Complex, the commission announced
Man Arrested In Watertown Pleads Guilty To 2014 Murder
A 31-year-old man who was arrested in Watertown as a fugitive from justice several years ago has pleaded guilty to the murder he was wanted for. It was in 2014 that then-27-year-old Miles Matthews was arrested as a fugitive on Watertown's North Meadow Street.
New York judge resigns after homophobic remarks about Viggo Mortensen
A New York judge has resigned after making homophobic remarks involving Hollywood actor Viggo Mortensen. Watertown, NY, attorney John W. Hallett has resigned as court justice of LeRay Town Court after the state Commission on Judicial Conduct filed formal charges against him.
Pulaski man charged with DWI after nearly crashing into State Police vehicle
A Pulaski man is facing charges after he nearly crashed into troopers who were parked along a street in Watertown with their emergency lights on, according to New York State Police.
Pickup truck strikes tree on Swan Road
WATERTOWN, NY — Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a one-vehicle accident that occurred at about 1:40 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, on Swan Road in the town of Watertown. There were no injuries, according to initial reports. The Town of Watertown Ambulance Service and Town of Watertown
New York Attorney General's office files lawsuit against Target, Walmart and LaRose Industries
New York — The attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., and importer LaRose Industries, for allegedly committing thousands of violations of multiple New York laws governing the safety of children’s toys sold in the state.
Watertown man facing charges after domestic incident
WATERTOWN, NY — Daniel R. Pitkin, 24, of 1210 Superior St., Apt. C3, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Samaritan Medical Center, 830 Washington St., with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony, fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, second-degre
Beckstead Sentenced To 15 Years In Johnson Killing
A fourth person involved in the murder of Tyler Johnson has been sentenced. Taylor Beckstead was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Jefferson County Court Wednesday morning. She was involved in the planning of the robbery-gone-wrong that led to Johnson being shot and killed in his town of Pamelia ho
Hammond Student Handcuffed, Hospitalized Over Instagram Post
April Price cries a little looking at a photo of her son, Jesse Bender, at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center. It all started at Hammond High School Monday morning. She got a call from him about 11:40.
Clayton Man Gets Probation In Child Endangerment Case
A 56 year old Clayton man, who was accused of having sexual contact with a child, has been sentenced to probation. Gregory Morse pleaded guilty last month in Jefferson County Court to endangering the welfare of a child.
Children's Home Looks To Hire Another 20 Workers
Matt Richmond has worked at the Children's Home of Jefferson County for more than 10 years. Over time, Richmond says the need to help at-risk youth has increased, and so has the number of programs at the agency.
Walters Murder Trial Will Likely Happen In February Or March
A trial for the man charged in the deaths of his wife and a state trooper will likely happen in February or March. Justin Walters is accused of shooting and killing his wife, Nichole Walters, and Trooper Joel Davis at the Walters' home in July 2017.
Columbine, 24 other area schools on lockout due to suspicious person
WSYR-TV - Two dozen schools in the Jefferson County area in Colorado, including Columbine, are on lockout following reports of a suspicious person. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office sent out a tweet telling parents to not pick up their children at Columbine-- no one can enter or leave the school
Man Pleads Guilty After Watertown Drug Bust
A 29 year old Bronx man has taken a plea deal in connection with a drug bust in Watertown. Andre Barnes pleaded guilty Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to a felony count of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Jefferson County committee approves new law on solar farm taxes
Dec. 08--WATERTOWN -- The Jefferson County Legislature Finance and Rules committee on Tuesday approved an amendment to a law on wind turbines, expanding it to cover solar projects as well.