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Watertown man pleads guilty to choking wife in front of children
Edwin R. Kindberg Jr., 40, of 313 S. Indiana Ave., admitted that on March 17, in Watertown, he choked his spouse during an argument in front of their children. He also admitted both he and his spouse had been drinking. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 6.
Watertown man arrested for DWI, driving impaired by drugs
WATERTOWN — City police on Friday charged Raul Pena Jr., 839 Kannal Court, with first offense driving while intoxicated and driving while impaired by drugs, both class U misdemeanors.
Watertown woman charged with assault
WATERTOWN — City police on Friday charged Hailey S. Dean, 19, of 544 Cooper St., with second-degree assault with intent to cause physical injury with a weapon and third degree criminal possession of a weapon, both class D felonies. She was also charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, a class
Four men arrested after drug raid of Winslow Street apartment
WATERTOWN, NY— Members of the Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 332 Winslow St., Apt. 1, at 9:47 a.m. Thursday, June 21, and arrested four men for possessing 48.1 grams of cocaine, police said.
Man in serious condition after early morning shooting
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Watertown’s playgrounds, pools open Monday
Children must be registered with parental approval at the fairgrounds and North Elementary School playgrounds, while the Academy, Portage and North Star sites will be open without registration.
TIERS reaches fundraising goal for new office
TIERS broke ground for its 6,800-square-foot, $1.45 million center at 885 Graves St. in October 2015 and finished construction one year later, but kept raising funds to pay off the mortgage, said Michael R. Bennett, chief of operations for the ambulance service.
Unfavorable forecast: Reports document concerns raised about wind turbine projects
The Tug Hill Commission, a non-regulatory state agency, released “The Montague Doppler Radar, An Overview” earlier this month as part of its Issue Paper Series. It documents the adverse effect that wind turbines have on the Montague Doppler Radar used by the National Weather Service and Wheeler-Sack
Sidebar: Troop D ‘cold cases” include murder of Evans Mills man in 1972
ONEIDA — New York State Police Troop D, headquartered here and whose coverage area includes Northern New York, regularly posts notices about cold cases on social media and through press releases. On April 17, it reminded the public about the unsolved case of Rudolph Allen Rothberg.
50 years after murder of Irene Izak, loss still haunts sister, case ‘remains open’
Fifty years have now passed since the gruesome murder of Miss Izak, whose body was discovered June 11, 1968. The Scranton, Pa., woman was savagely bludgeoned about the head, although a revived investigation 20 years ago revealed a blow to the back of her neck was likely what killed her. Her body, dr
Watertown man accused of making threats and having marijuana
WATERTOWN — City police charged Joshua A. Beaumont, 21, of 1708 Ohio St., Apt. 41, with second-degree aggravated harassment and fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana at 3:52 a.m. Thursday at his residence.
Watertown woman charged with aggravated DWI
WATERTOWN — City police charged Trishia A. Seymour, 47, of 201 Creekwood Drive, Apt. 5, with aggravated driving while intoxicated at 8:49 p.m. Thursday at 726 Lillian St.
New bike shop to open in downtown Watertown
Aaron Austin, who has about 12 years experience in the bike retailer business, plans to open Re-Cre’s Bike Studio in a storefront at 168 Court St. by July 1.
Indiana man charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs in Watertown
WATERTOWN, NY—Raul Pena Jr., 23, of 839 Kannal Ct., Apt. 8, Rensselear, IN, was charged by Watertown police at 11:40 p.m. Friday, June 22, in the 200 block of S. Massey Street with first-degree driving while ability impaired by drugs and common law DWI.
Watertown auction yields $455,621 in tax sale certificates
The city Comptroller’s Office auctioned off 176 tax sale certificates Thursday, raising more than $455,621 on properties whose owners are delinquent on taxes.
Jefferson County Jail receiving funds for drug-counseling pilot program for inmates
Sixteen county jails across the state, including the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, will be provided funding to expand and add drug-counseling services for inmates through a pilot program.
Whiskey Island: This Former Smuggler's Haven Is Now a Private Paradise for $2.4M
Until the 1920s,Whiskey IslandinClayton, NY,was called Coral Island for the shoals surrounding the 3.1-acre isle. But those shoals and the isle's strategic location on the U.S.-Canadian border made it the perfect "drop and run" point for smugglers during Prohibition, earning the name change.Today, W
Can you dig it? Reopening mine creates 200 new jobs in St. Lawrence County
“This is a great community. There’s a tremendous quality of life, but you have to have a job,” Mr. Pataki said during a celebration marking the reopening of the St. Lawrence Zinc Mine, according to a story published June 13 by the Watertown Daily Times. “Because of this mine reopening, more than 200
DANC board discusses back payment from city of Watertown on Fort Drum water contract
During a lull while the board waited for a quorum to resume an executive session, however, the matter of ongoing negotiations between DANC, the city of Watertown and Fort Drum came up for discussion for the first time in public session.
Traffic alert: Knickerbocker Drive
WATERTOWN, NY— The City of Watertown’s DPW crews will be in the process of street reconstruction on Knickerbocker Drive between Gotham Street and Ward Street. This project will begin Monday, June 25.