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Emergency responders called to scene of vehicle fire in Dexter

DEXTER — Members of the town of Brownville Joint Fire District were able to quickly extinguish a fire Saturday afternoon at M&K Truck and Auto Repair, 19431 State Route 12F. According to fire Chief Ryan McIntosh, an individual was working on a Ford Mustang, welding, and noticed a fire in the car’s i


Watertown man charged with DWI

WATERTOWN — City police charged Brandon M. McConnell, 22, of 905 Salina St., on Saturday with multiple traffic violations and driving while intoxicated. Police say this was Mr. McConnell’s first DWI offense, adding his blood alcohol content tested at .12 percent.


Watertown police investigating crash on Elm Street

WATERTOWN — City police are reportedly investigating an accident at the dead end of Elm Street. Jefferson County 911 dispatch received a call before 6:40 a.m. Saturday indicating a pickup truck had crashed into a tree. The truck was unoccupied.


Watertown woman accused of interfering with an arrest

WATERTOWN — City police charged Alexis C. Hughes, 28, of 1033 State St., with obstructing governmental administration on Friday. According to police, Ms. Hughes approached a vehicle stop during which officers were attempting to arrest a subject. She reportedly began yelling then refused to leave whi


Collegiate baseball: Watertown Rapids name Thomas assistant coach

WATERTOWN — The Watertown Rapids announced they have hired Hunter Thomas as an assistant coach to complete their coaching staff. Thomas, a native of Elmira, was a teammate with Rapids head coach Mike Wood with Jefferson Community College in baseball, and is a former Adirondack Trail Blazers player.


Andrew Cuomo arrives at the New York International Auto Show in style

Even the governor has given up on the subways. Gov. Cuomo rolled up to the annual New York International Auto Show Saturday morning in a Roush Mustang, flanked by comic actor Tracy Morgan.


New York state tax revenues plummet by $3.7 billion

New York state tax revenues fell by $3.7 billion, or 4.7 percent, last year — the largest collapse since the 9/11 attacks — but officials downplayed the significance. Trying to find a bright side, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said things could have been worse since a surge in collections last m


What happened overnight? Police blotter report for Friday, April 19

Elisa S. Pesa, 21, homeless, was charged by Watertown police at 7:28 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Tops, 1330 Washington St., with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and appearing public while under the influence of narcotics or drugs. She is accused of possessing 0.01 gram o


HIRING 716: Governor Cuomo creates task force to train for jobs in auto industry

Hiring 716 is WKBW's new initiative committed to highlighting job opportunities, challenges and success stories in Western New York. Learn more at Hiring716.com. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the creation of the Excelsior Automotive Technician Task Force, which will develop progr


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) - New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Theresa man accused of felony criminal contempt

EVANS MILLS — A Theresa man was charged with felony first-degree criminal contempt by state police at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. Dyllynn P. Griffin, 27, of 105 Mill St., was additionally charged with two counts of misdemeanor second-degree criminal contempt, two counts of misdemeanor second-degree crimi


N.J. drivers could get a break on N.Y.'s congestion pricing, but state won’t get any cash

NJ Transit and PATH may not get a piece of New York City’s congestion pricing pie, said toll experts debating that plan on Friday, because they believe not many Jersey drivers will ditch their cars and get on a crowded train or bus.


Spectrum reaches deal to stay in New York State

ALBANY, NY (WROC) - Charter Spectrum has reached a deal with New York it says will keep the cable company in New York State. Last year, the state's Public Service Commission sought to kick Spectrum out of New York and cancel its approval of the company merger with Time Warner after state officials s


N.Y. Dems brush off Trump impeachment talk

The Thursday release of the redacted special counsel report on Russian interference in the 2016 election has fueled calls for Congress to begin an impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump. But New York's senators and the area's House members, all Democrats, are hedging.


North Country Family Health Center recognized for service

WATERTOWN — The North Country Family Health Center received national recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a New York state Patient-Centered Medical Home practice on March 29.


Flower Avenue east work to resume

WATERTOWN — Construction crews soon will return to Flower Avenue East to finish up some punch list items and install remaining sidewalks. City Engineer Justin L. Wood said that they were on-site doing some prep work to get the job finished.


Section 10 Varsity Sports Schedule

(schedule is subject to change) Gouverneur at Salmon River, Brushton-Moira at Madrid-Waddington, Watertown at Ogdensburg (nonleague) - 4:30 p.m. Brushton-Moira at Madrid-Waddington - 4:30 p.m.


NewsChannel 13 honored at New York State Broadcasters Association Awards Luncheon

Representatives from the New York State Broadcasters Association were in Albany on Friday for their annual awards luncheon - and NewsChannel 13 was honored to be among the recipients.


Gas leak evacuates Washington Street plaza

WATERTOWN — About a dozen people were evacuated from a small Washington Street strip plaza for about an hour Thursday afternoon following a gas line break. Fire Chief Dale C. Herman said construction workers hit a 1-inch galvanized gas line about 1:30 p.m. at the plaza at 1511 Washington St.