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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


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


Gouverneur woman charged with DWAI after crashing into another vehicle in Madrid

MADRID — A Gouverneur woman was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs Monday after she crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of State Highway 345 and State Highway 310, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.


Woman faces felonies following larceny investigation in Massena

MASSENA — A Brooklyn woman was charged with felonies Thursday stemming from a larceny complaint made to state police April 5. Kim Y. Franklin, 56, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny at 2:29 a.m., officers said.


DEC: More deer, fewer bear taken in St. Lawrence County in 2018

Hunters in St. Lawrence County took slightly more deer, but slightly fewer bear, according to figures from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. DEC says hunters in St. Lawrence County took just over 5,000 deer in 2018, a 1 percent increase from 2017.


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.


New Bacon Store Hits Upstate New York

Bacon, bacon, bacon. It's truly the ingredients of happiness. In New York, a whole new store is dedicated to bacon. According to the Times Union, For the Love of Bacon is set to open in Rotterdam. This store is a short drive from CNY, within a hour or so. It will be affiliated with local Mariaville


Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats spreads to N.J., N.Y., Pa. Fatal case reported in Michigan.

An outbreak of listeria linked to sliced deli meats has spread to four states including New Jersey, and one person has died from the infection in Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease Control.


Upstate New York Dealing With Pop­u­lation Decline, Officials Concerned

It's become a common theme for upstate New York over the last several decades: More people moving out than moving in. "The Southern Tier is in the fastest state of decline. Northern New York, the Adirondacks, have been declining for quite a while. In the heart of New York, you see Chenango County lo


Ogdensburg firefighters respond to to five fires, 246 calls in March

OGDENSBURG – Ogdensburg Fire Department responded to 246 calls in March 2019, but only five were for actual fires. OFD responded to 93 emergency service calls, 10 hazardous condition calls, 133 service calls, five false alarms and one special condition call.


Cam’s Pizzeria chain founders charged with defrauding state of nearly $400K (report)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The husband and wife who founded the Cam’s Pizzeria pizza chain were indicted Thursday on 78 felony counts for tax fraud, grand larceny and other charges, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.


N.Y. state population continues to decline

ALBANY (AP) — New numbers from the U.S. Census show New York state’s population continued to decline last year. According to figures released Thursday, the state’s total population dropped by more than 48,000 between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018, to a total of 19.5 million.


N.J. man charged with arson attempt at St. Patrick’s Cathedral held for psychiatric evaluation at N.Y. hospital

The 37-year-old New Jersey man charged with attempted arson after police say he brought two gas containers, lighter fluid and lighters into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Wednesday night has been sent to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, his attorney said Friday.


N.Y. man admits to credit card fraud

PORTLAND — A New York man who used bogus driver’s licenses to open charge accounts at three Home Depot stores in Maine, and tried to open one in Auburn, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of credit card fraud, according to court documents.


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.


'The Voice' contestant with Potsdam connection advances to next round

POTSDAM — Selkii, a contestant on “The Voice” on NBC who has a local connection to the North Country, advanced to the second round. “Well, she made it through to the ‘cross battles’ even though she did not sing well and lost the audience vote,” according to Carol Simpson, Selkii’s mother in-law.


Ogdensburg schools taking kindergarten applications

OGDENSBURG -- Parents of children who will be five (5) years of age on or before Dec. 1, 2019 and are a resident of the Ogdensburg City School District are asked to contact Madill School at 315- 393-7729 to request an appointment for kindergarten registration and screening.


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.


SUNY Potsdam grad from Queens and her mother donate to Potsdam Snack Pack Program

POTSDAM -- The Potsdam Snack Pack Program received a long distance donation recently when a vehicle packed to the brim with huge tote bags arrived at New Hope Community Church.


Massena supervisor cuts off public comment from critics

MASSENA -- The town supervisor on Wednesday shut down public comments from two residents who were attempting to criticize the board for their handling of Massena Memorial Hospital.