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Moore Sentenced In Tyler Johnson Murder
Another of Tyler Johnson's killers has been sentenced. Shawn Moore Jr. was sentenced in Jefferson County Court Tuesday morning to 15 years to life for his role in Johnson's death last year.
Watertown's Apollo Restaurant Closing After 30+ Years
Watertown's Greek restaurant is closing after more than three decades in business. Apollo Restaurant made the announcement on its Facebook page Tuesday. "We've had a good run. After 30 plus years of serving our good friends and neighbors, the Apollo Restaurant will officially be closing at the end o
Walters Murder Trial Will Likely Happen In February Or March
A trial for the man charged in the deaths of his wife and a state trooper will likely happen in February or March. Justin Walters is accused of shooting and killing his wife, Nichole Walters, and Trooper Joel Davis at the Walters' home in July 2017.
50 Children 'Shop With A Cop'
Shop with a Cop returns to Jefferson County. This past Saturday, about 50 children went on a shopping spree at Walmart in Watertown. They partnered with officials from 19 different law enforcement agencies, including state police, county sheriffs, and corrections officers.
Watertown Officials Approve Thompson Park Pool Plan
Watertown's Thompson Park pool project is a go. Watertown city engineer Justin Wood presented layouts for the project to city council members at a work session Monday night. After months of trying to get design plans for the pool close to its $2.5 million budget, council members have approved design
What To Do About That Watertown Fence & The City Code
Watertown officials are trying to find a solution to concerns related to a fence built by Franklin Street resident Brett Belfield. "In a perfect world, we would love to find something that would make everybody happy," said Watertown City Manager Rick Finn.
Watertown man shoved woman to ground, stole her cell phone, police say
WATERTOWN, NY — Jason A. Foster, 20, of 23 Maywood Terrace, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 12:36 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, with third-degree robbery, a felony, petit larceny and second-degree harassment.
Many Firsts Ahead For Fledgling Panthers Program
It's been a season of firsts so far for the Belleville Henderson girls' basketball team. Just suiting up a varsity team was a first in school history and then that team recorded its first win over South Lewis Friday night.
Jefferson County committee approves new law on solar farm taxes
Dec. 08--WATERTOWN -- The Jefferson County Legislature Finance and Rules committee on Tuesday approved an amendment to a law on wind turbines, expanding it to cover solar projects as well.
Jefferson County teenager killed when snowmobile hits ditch, tree
MONTAGUE, N.Y. -- A Jefferson County teenager was killed Sunday morning after he lost control of a snowmobile, which struck a tree on the side of a trail in Lewis County, state police said.
What happened overnight? Police blotter report for Sunday, Dec. 9
Need a local attorney? NNYLawyers.com JeffersonScanner.com. Chelsea T. Barnett, 26, of 207 Creekwood Dr., Apt. 3, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 11:26 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at her residence with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony. Ms. Barnett is accused of causing damage to a A
Hallett Out As LeRay Town Justice
Watertown lawyer John W. Hallett has resigned from his post as a Town of LeRay justice. Town supervisor Ron Taylor confirmed the resignation Monday. Taylor said it was submitted about two weeks ago, and is effective at the end of December. He said Hallett had a year left to serve in his term as just
LeRay man’s BAC was 0.24% during traffic stop, deputies say
EVANS MILLS, NY — James R. Kidney, 29, of 25965 Little Owl Court, Evans Mills, was charged by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies at 11:23 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at 25744 Route 11 in the town of LeRay with aggravated driving while intoxicated and failure to obey a traffic control device.
McLeod's Forecast: Breaks of Sunshine
After Lake Ontario packed a punch with lake effect snow this week; we could sure use a few days to clean up. Scattered snow showers will hang around for the night around the viewing area. It will not be snowing everywhere, all the time. However, do expect snow. The snowflakes are also those big pret
Gouverneur man charged with driving while intoxicated in the town of LeRay, deputies say
CALCIUM, NY — Stephen K. Bartlett, 31, of 1116 Larch Circle, Apt. C, Gouverneur, was charged by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies at 1:11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Lake’s Trailer Park, 24428 Route 11, in the town of LeRay with driving while intoxicated and imprudent speed.
High school roundup: Four Carthage wrestlers star at General Brown Duals
DEXTER — Four Carthage wrestlers went unbeaten on the day to lead the Comets to the championship at the General Brown Duals on Saturday. Freshman Frank Dowling led the way for Carthage by faring 5-0 in the 106-pound weight class and was selected as his team’s MVP for the event.
Watertown Man Sentenced In Robbery Case
A 22 year old Watertown man, who was arrested in connection with a robbery and shooting that officials described as drug-related, is going to prison. Orlando Kinsey appeared Friday in Jefferson County Court, where he was sentenced to two years behind bars.
Watertown Church Holds Christmas Giveaway
Toys, furniture, clothes and plenty in between. It was all part of the 5th Christmas Giveaway Saturday at New Life Christian Church in Watertown. Members of the church donated thousands of items to help people find the perfect presents this holiday season.
High school basketball roundup: Bacon’s 37 points guide Red Raiders over Warriors, 71-69
OGDENSBURG — Tyler Bacon connected for 37 points as Massena went to overtime to defeat Indian River, 71-69, in a nonleague boys basketball game Saturday at Ogdensburg Free Academy.
Flower Memorial Library Turns into Elf Workshop
Making presents and spreading Christmas cheer as Watertown's Flower Memorial Library transforms into an elf Workshop. Sunday kids got the chance to get crafty and make gifts for their loved ones. Each child could pick a project. With help from library staff and their families the gifts were brought