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Fort Drum man charged with DWI on Huntington Street in Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Brock D. Bellomy, 20, of 20342 Bagram Rd., Apt. 307B, Fort Drum, was charged by Watertown police at 3:06 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in the 1200 block of Huntington Street with driving while intoxicated, imprudent speed and failure to stop at a stop sign.


Fort Drum Man Pleads Guilty To Rape

A 21 year old Fort Drum man has admitted to having sex with a teenager. Michael Estes Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday in Jefferson County Court to third-degree rape. Estes was charged in September with third-degree rape, third-degree criminal sex act, and endangering the welfare of a child.


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


Woman struck another in head with beer bottle at Watertown tavern, police say

WATERTOWN, NY — Shannon C. Casler-Fayette, 28, of 31097 US Route 11, Philadelphia, was charged by Watertown police at 10:38 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the 500 block of State Street with disorderly conduct, second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.


What happened overnight? Police blotter report for Thursday, Feb. 21

Need a local attorney? NNYLawyers.com JeffersonScanner.com. Michael D. Yarbrough, 51, of 431 Stone St., lower apt., Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 1:39 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at his residence with third-degree falsely reporting an incident. Police allege Mr. Yarbrough falsely reporte


Man Sentenced In Watertown Heroin Bust

A 29 year old Bronx man, who took a plea deal in connection with a Watertown drug bust, is going to prison. In Jefferson County Court Friday, Andre Barnes was sentenced as a second felony offender.


Soldier & Dog Survive Suicide Bomber, Come Home To Fort Drum

This is Alec and Alex. The two were paired together at Fort Drum in 2016. It was the start of a long journey for the two. "I can't imagine a day without him to be honest with you. I mean he literally goes everywhere with me," said Specialist Alec Alcoser, 8th Military Working Dog Detachment, 91st Mi


New York State issues empty trailer ban on Thruway for Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers and empty tandem trailers beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday due to high wind warnings and watches that will be in effect at that time for Western and Central New York.


Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York

We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l


Man Gets Prison Time For Trying To Steal From National Grid

A 43 year old Canastota man is going to prison for to trying to steal from the National Grid complex in the town of Watertown. William Vinson was sentenced as a second felony offender Friday in Jefferson County Court. His sentence is four years behind bars and five years post-release supervision.


Utility Pole Sheared Off In Watertown Crash

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash in Watertown Friday. It happened at the intersection of Gotham and Brainard streets at around 12:30 p.m. Officials said a sports utility vehicle traveling on Brainard Street hit the back of a pickup truck, which was driving on Gotham Street.


North country Boy Scouts earn Eagle Scout rank (VIDEO)

WATERTOWN — Eagle Scout is the highest achievement rank in the Scouts’ BSA program of the Boy Scouts of America. Three north country Scouts attained the coveted rank after a lengthy review process on Tuesday.


Victims of fatal Watertown fire laid to rest today

WATERTOWN — The father and four daughters who died in last week’s heartbreaking fire will be laid to rest today. Aaron J. Bodah, 38, and his daughters Merissa, 14; Alexa, 8; Erin, 6; and Skylar, 4; died in the fire that swept through their home at 906 Myrtle Ave. during the early morning hours on Va


Snowmobiler makes record attempt on St. Lawrence River

Greg Pepe of Clayton is attempting to set a new record for the Guinness Book of World Records: most miles traveled on a snowmobile in a 24-hour period. Pepe took laps from Clayton to Cape Vincent as part of his effort.


Woolworth Building Looks To Attract Businesses

Take a look at the Woolworth building in downtown Watertown and you notice a couple of things. One: its historic look. "It's a very attractive building," said Erich Seber, one of the building's owners.


Homeless Man Admits Robbing Watertown Convenience Store

A 31 year old homeless man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Watertown convenience store last November. Matthew McMahon was in Jefferson County Court Friday. He pleaded guilty to third-degree robbery. He will be sentenced April 17.


Watertown man accused of falsely reporting theft to police

WATERTOWN, NY — Michael D. Yarbrough, 51, of 431 Stone St., lower apt., Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 1:39 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at his residence with third-degree falsely reporting an incident.


Hundreds Attend Bodah Family Funeral

A funeral Mass was being held Friday morning for five people who died in a fire last week. Hundreds of people walked into the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Watertown for the funeral of the five members of the Bodah family killed in a fire at their Myrtle Avenue home.


Assemblywoman: Study split of New York state

With deepening political, economic and cultural divisions in the two regions, Sen. Daphne Jordan believes it is time for a thorough study of whether upstate should split off from New York City, Long Island and the surrounding suburbs and become the 51st state.


NY community mourns 4 children, father killed in fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York community is struggling to cope with the deaths of four children and their father in a house fire. A funeral on Friday in Watertown will celebrate the lives of Aaron Bodah and his daughters: 4-year-old Skylar; 6-year-old Erin; 8-year-old Alexa and 14-year-o