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Fort Drum soldier guilty of raping teen
Tyler Lavergne,21, of Harpursville, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted rape, reduced from a count of second-degree rape, in a plea deal with the district attorney’s office.
Fort Drum man accused of DWI
Bryan L. Colon, 22, was additionally charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and exceeding the speed limit.
Black River woman accused of aggravated DWI
Deonna Hairston, 32, was additionally charged with the misdemeanors of driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated at 11:58 p.m. Sunday.
JCC to host paranormal investigator John Zaffis on Friday
With over 35 years of experience investigating the paranormal throughout the United States, Canada, England and Scotland, Mr. Zaffis has a plethora of stories to share with audience members. His experience goes beyond studying ghosts and hauntings to include hands-on exorcisms and cases of possessio
Watertown woman accused of petit larceny
Melisa M. Fredrodriguez, 19, was issued an appearance ticket returnable to local court.
Snow predicted throughout north country early this week; slight accumulation may occur
Franklin and St. Lawrence counties have snowfall predicted as well, according to the NWS in Burlington, Vt., but with very little accumulation.
Franklin Street resident, city at odds over picket fence
According to the fence ordinance, the fence must have 80 percent transparency, or open space, for safety reasons.
Fort Drum bridge dedication honors 10th Mountain Division history in World War II
In April 1945, after days of intense fighting against an entrenched German and Italian forces, Mountain Soldiers broke through enemy defenses. Seizing Ponte Samoggia, they continued north to secure the Bomporto Bridge across the Panaro River. This spearhead enabled a 30-mile advance to the Po River
Fort Drum woman accused of DWI
Alexandrya N. Lumsen, 24, allegedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent. State law says a BAC of 0.08 percent or higher constitutes intoxication.
Adams man charged with carrying loaded pistol, with 15 rounds of ammo
WATERTOWN — City police on Friday charged Matthew J. Bartholomew, 33, of 18705 Owens Road, Adams Center, with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon — ammo clip, a class D felony, and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon — loaded firearm, a class C felony.
Police: fake $20 bills reported in Clayton
Chief Patenaude said that this teller-training money was showing up more and more, along with movie prop money. Chief Patenaude has declined to say at which businesses the bills had been received, but said the bills had shown up at businesses in Clayton, with the most recent being reported on Thursd
Jefferson Community College looking at sites for downtown center
Donald W. Rutherford, CEO of the Watertown Local Development Corp., also known as the Watertown Trust, confirmed last week that he’s helping JCC officials find a site for the entrepreneurial and training center.
NY-21 challenger Cobb offers views on health care, wind power, Fort Drum, milk pricing
For Tedra L. Cobb, Democratic candidate for the 21st Congressional District, what got her into the race remains the main issue.
Should job applicants be presumed qualified?
In the Oct. 10 edition of the Watertown Daily Times, Christine Flowers built her column ennobling U.S. Sen. Susan Collins on the premise that job applicants are presumed qualified until proven lacking. That is not the case at places where I’ve worked and I suspect not at her’s either.Judge Brett Kav
Sidewalk project underway in Adams
In the summer of 2014, state Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, announced she had secured $50,000 to help the village increase accessibility and improve transportation for pedestrians by rehabilitating and extending its sidewalks.
Clayton company wins catapult contest at park
The operators of the hulking green catapult squashed the competition during the seventh annual Punkin Chunkin’ Festival at Frink Park, launching a 4-pound gourd 1,578 feet into the air, ending up in the St. Lawrence River.
Dog that attacked three-year-old in Watertown euthanized
According to Joseph R. Donoghue, Sr., detective lieutenant with the Watertown Police Department, an interview with the mother, Amanda S. Davenport, revealed that the dog’s owner wanted to euthanize the dog immediately after the incident. However, Lt. Donoghue said the dog was ordered to be on a ten-
Lewis County towns to benefit from solar; investor on board
The Lewis County Industrial Development Agency is working with US Light and Energy, Latham, that specializes in renewable energy programs, to lay the foundation for solar farms.
Two Watertown residents charged with negligence after death of four cats
WATERTOWN — City police on Thursday charged Alex D. Holt, 31, and Andrea M. Oller, 32, both of 722 West Main St., Apartment 3, with one count each of animal cruelty, a class A misdemeanor.
Coyote killed by deputy in Watertown did not have rabies
On Oct. 13, the coyote approached a man and his dog in Thompson Park and allegedly was aggressive. When police arrived, the coyote continued to be aggressive toward police and was shot dead.