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Ogdensburg museum names winners of April Fool's Day Ball raffle

OGDENSBURG -- The Frederic Remington Art Museum has announced the winners of the Frederic Remington’s April Fool’s Day Ball raffle. On April 1 the museum held the biggest non-event of the season. In preparation, invitations had been mailed out encouraging donations, asking donors not to attend the A


Upstate New York prepares as Lake Ontario water rises again

SOMERSET, N.Y. (AP) Emergency officials in upstate New York are again preparing for possible flooding along Lake Ontario. Director of emergency services for Niagara County Jonathan Schultz says lake levels have risen about five inches in 10 days.


St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency says prisons crucial to local economy

OGDENSBURG -- At a recent meeting of the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency, members voted to pass a resolution "that emphasizes the agency’s strong support for the continued operation of the Gouverneur, Ogdensburg and Riverview Correctional Facilities and urged New York state not to


Man who killed wife and New York State trooper sentenced to life without parole

WATERTOWN N.Y. — After being found guilty for murdering his wife and a New York State trooper, a North Country man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The sentencing comes two years after Justin Walters shot his wife 13 times in their home in Theresa.


Opioid crisis driving up foster care need in St. Lawrence County

CANTON – The number of St. Lawrence County children placed in foster care has jumped 21 percent in less than two years, according to the county Department of Social Service. Drug addiction, including heroin and other opioids, is still the primary reason for the majority of cases of St. Lawrence Coun


Gouverneur man charged with mischief

GOUVERNEUR — State police on Friday charged Robert H. Bright, 27, Gouverneur, with third-degree criminal mischief. He was also cited with second-degree harassment. Troopers charge at 6:40 a.m. at a residence on Van Buren Road in the town, Mr. Bright broke another person’s cell phone and pushed the p


St. Lawrence County Opioid Task Force meets Friday, plans two forums in May

CANTON – St. Lawrence County’s Opioid Task Force is keeping busy with the next meeting scheduled for April 12 and two community forums planned in May. The meeting will be April 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the Best Western University Inn in Canton.


ICE Agents Appear at a Westchester Court the Day After New York State Restricts Access

A day after the Office of Court Administration created a new rule to limit Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses, three ICE agents showed up to an undocumented man’s criminal court hearing in an attempt to arrest him.


St. Lawrence County Public Health: New flu cases still reported

CANTON -- Across New York State and St. Lawrence County, flu continues to be widespread. Overall, influenza activity has decreased, but remains relatively high for this time of year, according to the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department.


Massena woman charged with drug possession in jail

CANTON — St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday charged Danelle C. LaPage, 38, of 227 Main St., Massena, with felony first-degree promoting prison contraband and misdemeanor seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.


Canton residents can turn their food scraps into compost

CANTON -- Canton celebrated Earth Day 2019 by launching a residential food waste recovery project. The joint Village/Town Sustainability Committee and the Village Department of Public Works are piloting the project to encourage residents to keep their food scraps out of the waste stream and help cre


Ogdensburg, Gouverneur men charged with felony prison contraband possession

State police said they made two felony prison contraband arrests Monday following complaints made to state police last fall. • Kamarie Harmon, 25, Ogdensburg, was charged with first-degree possession of prison contraband, felony, at 8:10 a.m.


2018 SAT scores ranked at 450 Upstate New York public schools

More than 2.1 million students - more than ever before - took the SAT in 2018, according to the College Board, the group that administers the test. Syracuse.com created a searchable database of average 2018 SAT scores for more than 450 Upstate New York public school districts. Enter a school name or


New York State DOT issues travel advisory ahead of construction

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — The New York State Department of Transportation announced a travel advisory for motorists along Route 390 in the Town of Gates, Monroe County, north of the I-490 interchange.


Medical Society of the State of New York

Mark Adams M.D., professor and associate chair of imaging sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has been elected treasurer of the Medical Society of the State of New York.


Section 10 Varsity Sports Schedule

(schedule is subject to change) Chateaugay at Brushton-Moira (DH) - 4 p.m. Lisbon at Gouverneur (nonleague), Morristown at Hermon-Dekalb, Edwards-Knox at Heuvelton, Norwood-Norfolk at Potsdam (nonleague), St. Regis Falls at St. Lawrence - 4:30 p.m.


DEA drug take-back event slated for April 27 at Potsdam, Massena, Canton, Ogdensburg Kinney Drugs locations

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY -- Kinney Drugs is partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and state and local law enforcement officials to offer people safe disposal of both controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs as well as over-the-counter medications.


Lawyers spar over who is to blame for New York state's opioid scourge

Attorneys filled every seat in a Central Islip courtroom Tuesday to argue whether national pharmacies and a network of family-owned drug manufacturers should be held financially liable for the scourge of opioid addiction across New York state.


Historic Elmira, N.Y. cream ale to return this summer

ELMIRA, NY -- When Steve Shaw Jr. decided to resurrect an historic, pre-Prohibition Upstate New York beer brand, the choice of style was a no-brainer. It’s going to be a cream ale.


March report: Ogdensburg cops respond to 821 calls, make 61 arrests

OGDENSBURG -- Ogdensburg City Police responded to 821 calls to service in March, which resulted in 61 arrests. Ogdensburg police busted 10 meth labs in March, bringing the total to 14 since Jan. 1. Meanwhile the investigative unit opened 30 cases.