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IGTNT: The Loss of a 19 year-old Soldier From Pennsylvania in Afghanistan Last Week
I Got The News Today (IGTNT), which is one of the oldest continuous series on Daily Kos, provides members of this community a venue to pay their respects to those who have died as a result of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan as well in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation
Farm Bill brings mixed reactions from No. Co. farmers
WATERTOWN — The New York Farm Bureau's president calls the 2018 Farm Bill "a major victory." The legislation that last week passed both House and Senate will benefit farmers, rural communities and consumers, David Fisher said in a statement.
Book Store Raises Money To Get Kids To Read
Money raised at a Watertown book store will go towards a program to get kids to read. "The Greatest Fundraiser" at the Reading Room in Salmon Run Mall brought in more than $6,300.
Roblee: Central New York's special Greek Revival flavor
Last month, I touched briefly upon the prominence of the Greek Revival style of architecture throughout our region, a topic worth fleshing out further this month. The historic pathways along which architectural styles moved in New York state served to bring people and ideas to our area. The westward
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
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.
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.
Fort Drum soldier dies in Afghanistan
A Fort Drum soldier was killed in a noncombat-related incident while serving in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense announced Friday that Pfc. Joshua Mikeasky, 19, of Johnstown, Pa., near Pittsburgh, died Thursday at Bagram Airfield, Bagram District, Parwan Province in Afghanistan.
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.
US: 19-year-old Johnstown man died in Afghanistan
A 19-year-old man from Johnstown died Thursday in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Defense Pfc. Joshua Mikeasky, 19, died at Bagram Airfield, Bagram District, Parwan Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident, the DOD said in a news release. The incident is under inves
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.
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
Federal Proposal Could Hurt Local Dairy Farmers
A new federal proposal addresses the way milk is supplied to military bases and some say it could hurt local dairy farmers. Bryne Dairy currently supplies milk to troops at Fort Drum.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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
Hallett Made Homophobic Slurs To Attorney, State Panel Says
A LeRay town justice is resigning under charges he made homophobic slurs to an attorney last year. Watertown attorney John Hallett's resignation was made public earlier this week.