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Three apartment residents escape Massena kitchen fire
Tim Beaulieu, a Massena Fire Department member who served as chief at the scene, said the 3:47 p.m. fire broke out at an apartment above the Fourth Coast Diner.
Police: Winthrop man faces five counts of rape in Stockholm
Nathan B. Arquiett, 21, was charged with five counts of third-degree rape, felonies; five counts of third-degree criminal sex act with a victim less than 17 years old, felonies; and acting in a manner injurious to a child, police said.
Two charged with drug possession in Waddington
WADDINGTON — Waddington and Watertown residents were charged with drug possession on SH 37 on Friday, according to state police.• Eric Doelger, 51, Waddington, was cited for unlawful possession of marijuana and an equipment violation for broken glass at 4:32 p.m.
Potsdam, Canton residents face several charges following separate property-damage accidents
POTSDAM — A Potsdam woman was charged by state police with several charged following a report of a property-damage accident Friday afternoon.Marah S. Butterfield, 27, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unauthorized use of a vehicle without owner’s consent, failure to use
Potsdam woman charged with driving without a license
Marah S. Butterfield, 27, of 3 Walnut St., faces charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and aggravated unlicensed operation, both misdemeanors, police said.
Potsdam attorney wants to be part of ‘positive progress’ made by St. Lawrence County legislators
BY CRAIG FREILICHPOTSDAM -- Republican Nicholas Pignone, attorney and former Potsdam village court justice, says he wants to build on the recent accomplishments of the St. Lawrence County legislators.He is facing Democrat David Haggard for the District 10 seat currently held by Joe Timmerman.
NY teen murder suspect appears in court
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX)The 14-year-old New York juvenile charged in last week's stabbing death of a West Chazy man appeared in court Friday.As Hunter Welch entered the courtroom Friday, family members began to cry. The judge in the case ordered no video or audio recording of the status conference d
Winthrop man charged with rape of minor
Nathan B. Arquiett, 21, was charged with five counts each of third-degree rape and third-degree criminal sexual act, both Class E felonies, police said.
Massena eyeing ‘aggressive strategy’ at downtown pedestrian crossing
MASSENA -- Massena police may step up enforcing right-of-way laws in a pedestrian crossing on Main Street.Mayor Tim Currier said he received a complaint of safety problems near the former Clopman’s building, which is between Water and Phillips streets."We had a downtown business owner reach out abou
Troopers: Ogdensburg, Withrop residents charged with impaired driving
OSWEGATCHIE — An Ogdensburg man was charged with driving while impaired by drugs and drug possession Thursday morning, according to state police.Christopher W. Austin, 32, was charged with first-degree operating a motor vehicle while ability impaired by drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a
Winning the lottery doesn’t make you happier, new study finds
Happiness vs. satisfaction:Researcher Robert Ostlingtold MarketWatchthat “life satisfaction” is different from happiness since it refers to your overall quality of life. “Happiness,” though, measures your day-to-day feelings.
Former Norwood police officer pleads guilty on day two of bribery trial
Seth D. Donalis, 32, of 9 Hill Crest Ave., Massena, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony third-degree receiving a bribe.
Man headed to prison for car vandalism
Anthony J. Genier, 27, repeatedly kicked a vehicle at a home in Kingsbury, resulting in hundreds of dollars in damage and a guilty plea to felony criminal mischief.
Morristown man turns down offer of paid fire driver position in Potsdam
By CRAIG FREILICHPOTSDAM – The Village of Potsdam has made an offer to a Morristown man to fill the fire department’s open paid driver position, but the prospective driver has turned the offer down.In public session after an executive session to discuss the offer, the village Board of Trustees voted
Ogdensburg man jailed after allegedly threatening firemen
OGDENSBURG — City police on Tuesday charged Christopher M. Sharland, 36, of 715 Riverside Ave., with first-degree coercion, second-degree strangulation and first-degree reckless endangerment, all felonies, and the misdemeanors of third-degree assault, second-degree menacing, second-degree obstructin
Many Halloween events planned in eight St. Lawrence County towns
Many North Country communities have a variety of Halloween events scheduled starting next week.Everything from dances, parades, costume contests, and haunted houses are on tap for this year’s Halloween celebration in St. Lawrence County.Norfolk
Potsdam, Chase Mills women charged with unlawfully dealing with minors in separate incidents
HOPKINTON — A Potdam woman was charged with unlawfully dealing with a minor on Oct. 16 at Lamphere’s Market, 2798 SH 11B, according to state police.Allexis F. Charleston, 22, was charged with procuring alcohol for a person under age 21 and first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child: Alcohol, polic
Hermon man charged with mischief, trespassing
RICHVILLE — St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies on Oct. 16 charged Stephen W. Luther Jr., 43, of 457 Lazy River Road, Hermon, with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass, both misdemeanors. He was also cited with second-degree harassment.
Former border agent denied appeal of assault conviction, revealing new details in wife’s death
MASSENA — The former U.S. Border Patrol agent who resigned after the attempted assault of a Massena couple in December 2015, when his wife was killed by a car in the town of Massena, has been denied his appeal to overturn his conviction. State Supreme Court has also revealed more details of what hap
Water Street properties in Massena being remediated for contamination
By ANDY GARDNERNorth Country NowMASSENA -- Remediation is underway at a contaminated former businesses in the village, and the state may remove the vacant structures if the soil beneath them is contaminated.The state Department of Environmental Conservation is using NRC Environmental Services to cle