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Massena resident charged with possessing drugs in St. Lawrence County Jail

CANTON — A Massena resident was charged with possessing drugs while incarcerated at St. Lawrence County Jail, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies. Danelle C. LaPage, 38, was charged with first-degree promoting prison contraband and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled s


Massena man charged with criminal mischief, taking car without permission

LOUISVILLE — State police on Sunday charged Adam T. Arno, 31, Massena, with two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd degree and operating without an interlock device, all misdemeanors.


Mohawk man beats Canada Customs on illegal search case

A Mohawk man from Akwesasne has beaten the charges he was facing from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) with a never used before defense. “It’s harassment, they have no right to do this to people around here,” said Kanawakeron Jody Swamp.


ICE Agents Appear at a Westchester Court the Day After New York State Restricts Access

A day after the Office of Court Administration created a new rule to limit Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses, three ICE agents showed up to an undocumented man’s criminal court hearing in an attempt to arrest him.


Upstate New York prepares as Lake Ontario water rises again

SOMERSET, N.Y. (AP) Emergency officials in upstate New York are again preparing for possible flooding along Lake Ontario. Director of emergency services for Niagara County Jonathan Schultz says lake levels have risen about five inches in 10 days.


2018 SAT scores ranked at 450 Upstate New York public schools

More than 2.1 million students - more than ever before - took the SAT in 2018, according to the College Board, the group that administers the test. Syracuse.com created a searchable database of average 2018 SAT scores for more than 450 Upstate New York public school districts. Enter a school name or


New York State DOT issues travel advisory ahead of construction

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — The New York State Department of Transportation announced a travel advisory for motorists along Route 390 in the Town of Gates, Monroe County, north of the I-490 interchange.


Medical Society of the State of New York

Mark Adams M.D., professor and associate chair of imaging sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has been elected treasurer of the Medical Society of the State of New York.


Man who killed wife and New York State trooper sentenced to life without parole

WATERTOWN N.Y. — After being found guilty for murdering his wife and a New York State trooper, a North Country man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The sentencing comes two years after Justin Walters shot his wife 13 times in their home in Theresa.


DEA drug take-back event slated for April 27 at Potsdam, Massena, Canton, Ogdensburg Kinney Drugs locations

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY -- Kinney Drugs is partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and state and local law enforcement officials to offer people safe disposal of both controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs as well as over-the-counter medications.


Massena councilor and former fire chief urges MMH to maintain current level of service under SLHS

MASSENA -- A town councilor at Monday night’s Massena Memorial Hospital board meeting said he hopes MMH will maintain its current level of service under an affiliation with, or acquisition by, St. Lawrence Health System.


Border Patrol captures two illegal aliens from Italy and Spanish smuggler near Fort Covington

FORT COVINGTON – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Burke Border Patrol Station apprehended two illegal aliens from Italy, and a Spanish smuggler, on Friday, April 19.


Lawyer bills NY hospital for representing fired board chair

The Massena, N.Y., town supervisor and Massena Memorial Hospital officials disagree over who should pay the legal bills for former board chair Susan Bellor, who was dismissed after just three days on the job, according to Watertown Daily Times, a local newspaper.


Cuomo hails Netflix deal to create NYC production hub

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, will expand its presence in New York with a production hub in New York City, bringing hundreds of jobs and up to $100 million in investments to the city.


Cuomo explains why he hasn’t spoken to transit chief in months

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo insists the reason he hasn’t talked in months to subways chief Andy Byford is because he deals with higher-ups, not a “division chief.”. “Why haven’t I spoken to the New York City Transit head since January? I was in Albany negotiating the budget, doing the total reorganiz


Section 10 Varsity Sports Schedule

(schedule is subject to change) Chateaugay at Brushton-Moira (DH) - 4 p.m. Lisbon at Gouverneur (nonleague), Morristown at Hermon-Dekalb, Edwards-Knox at Heuvelton, Norwood-Norfolk at Potsdam (nonleague), St. Regis Falls at St. Lawrence - 4:30 p.m.


Lawyers spar over who is to blame for New York state's opioid scourge

Attorneys filled every seat in a Central Islip courtroom Tuesday to argue whether national pharmacies and a network of family-owned drug manufacturers should be held financially liable for the scourge of opioid addiction across New York state.


Massena Memorial ending robotic surgery program, adding three docs this summer

MASSENA -- Massena Memorial Hospital will end their DaVinci robotic surgery program at the end of June. MMH Interim CEO Pat Facteau announced the decision at Monday night's Board of Managers meeting on the heels of a $605,000 loss from operations in March.