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Police charge several people with DWI, related offenses
Aric James Donaldson, 26, of 99108 Forrest Drive, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving a motor vehicle on a sidewalk and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Under state law, a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher constitutes intoxication. Aggravat
Watertown man charged with unlawful imprisonment, assault, resisting arrest
WATERTOWN — City police on Tuesday charged Gene D. Rivers III, 32, 177 Mechanic St., with second-degree unlawful imprisonment, assault with the intent to cause physical injury and resisting arrest, all class A misdemeanors.
BREAKING: Severe thunderstorm warning for northeastern Jefferson County
The Weather Service spotted the storm near Clayton, moving east about 25 miles per hour, with potential gusts of wind up to 60 miles an hour and golf-ball-sized hail. Around 5 p.m., the weather service said the storm stretched from Cape Vincent to Kring Point State Park and was currently passing ove
Rauch pleads to two of 135 count indictment, likely to spend 6 months in jail
WATERTOWN — Benjamin W. Rauch, 41, Sackets Harbor, unexpectedly took a plea deal Wednesday afternoon in Jefferson County Court.
Dexter woman charged with aggravated DWI
WATERTOWN — Sherry A. Ayen, 53, of 24979 Road 416, Dexter, was charged by city police at 6:30 p.m. Monday in a Washington Street parking lot with aggravated driving while intoxicated.
Overnight Defense: Trump signs $717B defense policy bill into law | Doesn't mention McCain when signing bill named for senator | Green Beret killed in Afghanistan IED blast
In signing the bill, which accomplishes many of the administration’s military buildup goals, Trump took credit for the massive budget boost.
Three rescue elderly woman trapped in sunken vehicle
Summer residents Greg Thompson, Emma Johnson and Randy DiGiugno were outside of their seasonal home on Tibbets Point Association Loop on July 15 when they saw the car fall into water with an 80-year-old woman trapped inside and took immediate action. Cape Vincent Fire Chief Tom H. Martilotta said th
Sci-Tech Center launches campaign to save its building on Stone Street
WATERTOWN, NY— The Sci-Tech Center of Northern New York announced today that it is beginning a major fundraising campaign, to repair the roof of its museum at 154 Stone Street in Watertown, as well as to complete other long overdue building repairs.
What happened overnight? Police blotter report for Tuesday, Aug. 14
Gerald A. Woodard III, 22, of 150 Stone St., Apt. 2, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 3:48 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, in the 300 block of Stone Street with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree reckless endangerment and second
Analysis | The Energy 202: How to get Trump to sign climate legislation? Put it in a defense bill.
On Monday, Trump signed into lawa defense authorization billthat will spur the U.S. military to guard its infrastructure against rising sea levels and other changes expected from global warming. While much of the rest of the federal bureaucracy, notably the Environmental Protection Agency, tries to
Black River woman charged with DWI, leaving the scene of property damage accident
DEXTER, NY—Deonna G. Hairston, 32, of 124 N. Main St., Black River, was charged by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies at 3:00 a.m. Sunday at Brown and Water streets in Dexter with driving while intoxicated, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, leaving the scene of a property damage acciden
Trump signs $716 bil. defense policy bill
ReutersFORT DRUM, N.Y. (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday that authorizes military spending and includes watered-down controls on U.S. government contracts with China’s ZTE Corp. and Huawei Technologies Co.Trump signed the law at the U.S. Army
Blood drive set at Watertown Municipal Arena
WATERTOWN — A blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Watertown Municipal Arena.The American Red Cross and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department are sponsoring the blood drive at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, 600 William T. Field Drive.Appointments are encouraged but wa
Fort Drum hosting joint mass casualty exercise
FORT DRUM — Officials of Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division emergency response personnel, along with civilian responders, will hold a joint mass casualty exercise today and Thursday.
Watertown police department make plans for pending retirements
The move will prevent the department from being understaffed, as it takes nearly a year from the time that a recruit goes through the hiring process, the 27-week police academy and 14 weeks of field training, the chief said.
Appointed leader resigns from foreign aid agency used to give jobs to Trump supporters
Robert Blau, a retired Foreign Service officer and speechwriter for Trump’s presidential campaign, was named vice president of operations at theMillennium Challenge Corporationin May 2017. He assumed the duties of the chief executive in May of this year, after the Senate failed to move on Trump’s no
Watertown man accused of shooting man with BB gun
WATERTOWN — Gerald A. Woodard III, 22, of 150 Stone St., Apt. 2, was charged by city police on Tuesday with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, and misdemeanor charges of fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree reckless endangerment as well as second-degree harassment,
Trump signs defense policy bill with watered-down China measures - Khmer Times
FORT DRUM, NY, (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday that authorizes military spending and includes watered-down controls on US government contracts with China’s ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.
WPD: Dexter woman’s BAC was 0.23%
WATERTOWN, NY—Sherry A. Ayen, 53, of 24979 Road 416, Dexter, was charged by Watertown police at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Watertown Shopping Plaza, 1328 Washington St., with aggravated driving while intoxicated and unsafe backing.
President Trump Arrives in Watertown
WATERTOWN - President Trump exits Air Force One and greets incumbent Republican Congresswoman Elise Sefanik (NY-21) before he is scheduled to sign the National Defense Authorization Act--Vice President Mike Pence will observe the bill signing at Fort Drum, in Watertown. Trump is then scheduled to de