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Oswego County man accused of sexually abusing girl

— James E. Pitcher Jr., 42, Mexico, NY, was charged Monday, Feb. 18, by state police with a single count of second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, a single count of second-degree rape, both class “D” felonies, and a single count of endangering the welfare of a child, a class “A” mis


Zombie Deer Disease In New York State

There is a disease spreading through deer that makes them zombie like and emaciated. It has affected deer in twenty four states including New York. It's official name is Chronic Wasting Disease but it is also called zombie deer disease. It is an illness that has been found in deer across twenty four


Barclay meets with members of Oswego County-City Youth Bureau in Albany

ALBANY - Members of Oswego County-City Youth Bureau recently met with Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref—Pulaski) in Albany. The Oswego County-City Youth Bureau helps foster leadership skills and opportunities for youth to volunteer in the local community. Assemblyman Barclay said he was pleased to


Group of co-workers claims largest jackpot in New York State Lottery history

CBS NY - The ticket to the largest Mega Millions jackpot in New York State Lottery history was claimed Tuesday. The eighth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history now belongs to a group of 23 co-workers who came forward anonymously in January to form an LLC named, appropriately, "New Life 2019."


New York State Court of Appeals: Public allowed to see police body camera footage

NEW YORK (AP) — Police body camera footage is subject to public disclosure under New York law, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The Appellate Division panel rejected a police union’s argument that body camera footage constitutes a personnel record and is therefore covered by a state law keeping


State Police: Driver fell asleep at the wheel, causing multi-vehicle crash in Oswego County

HANNINBAL, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - State Police say a driver falling asleep at the wheel caused a multi-vehicle crash in Oswego County Friday afternoon. Troopers say a 20-year-old was was travelling southbound on State Route 104 in Hannibal when he fell asleep at the wheel and passed through a steady red l


Sandy Creek Students Compete Against Staff in Battle of the Books

SANDY CREEK – The Sandy Creek Central School District hosts an annual “Students Verses Staff” Battle of the Books competition annually as a fun way to offer more practice to students before they proceed to the county-wide Battle of the Books competition in March.


New Oswego County sheriff has high hopes for the department

For the first time in nearly 20 years, Oswego County has a new sheriff. Don Hilton, a former detective and SWAT team supervisor with the Syracuse Police Department, was elected to fill the job last year after longtime Sheriff Reuel Todd retired.


Pulaski High School principal charged with DWI, BAC allegedly twice the legal limit

HASTINGS, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Pulaski High School principal Michael Bateson has been arrested and charged with aggravated DWI. On Feb. 9, State Police responded to a disabled vehicle on I-81 South in Hastings. Troopers say Bateson's vehicle was found in the median.


Mexico man charged with rape of a child

SCRIBA — A Mexico man is facing multiple felony charges in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of a child over the course of more than two years. State police arrested 42-year-old James E. Pitcher Jr. Monday, accusing the Mexico resident of sexually abusing a female less than 14 years of age mu


Lewis County young woman named New York State Dairy Princess

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A young woman from Lewis County was crowned this year's New York State Dairy Princess. Reegan Domagala received the honor Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool. She has served as the Lewis County Dairy Princess since the spring of 2018. She will now spend the next year promo


Would You Pay 20 Dollars to Valet Park at New York State Fair

"Hell yeah" was my answer to the question, "would you pay $20 to valet park at the 2019 New York State Fair?" I was even more excited to find out you could do it for $12.50. In announcing their annual "Half Way to the Fair" sale, the fair unveiled a new valet parking option this year.


Man Killed In Lewis County Snowmobile Crash

A 24 year old Oswego man was killed in a snowmobile crash in Lewis County late Monday night. It happened shortly before midnight at the intersection of Pitcher and Sears Pond roads in the town of Montague.


Winter weather advisory issued for Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego counties tonight

The National Weather Service located in Buffalo has issued a winter weather advisory for Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego counties from 7 p.m. tonight to 7 a.m. Thursday morning. Mixed precipitation is expected with total snow accumulation of an inch or less and ice accumulations of a few hundredths of a


What happened overnight? Police blotter report for Wednesday, Feb. 20

Need a local attorney? NNYLawyers.com JeffersonScanner.com. Black River / Evans Mills Village Police Department:. Watertown Police Department Activity 7AM Tuesday to 7AM Wednesday, Feb. 20.


Crash Sends 1 To Hospital

A delivery truck and sports utility vehicle collided between Watertown and Sackets Harbor on Route 3 Tuesday. Police said the FedEx truck T-boned the SUV near Old Rome Road in the town of Hounsfield.


Hearing on NY state's Climate and Community Protection Act to be held in New Paltz

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — State lawmakers have scheduled a public hearing for March 1 on revisions to New York environmental law that seek to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.


Ladies Home staff, volunteers claim mismanagement led to closure

OSWEGO — With staff vacated, bags packed and all but four residents permanently relocated, the Ladies Home of Oswego is gearing up for closure. Officials for the Ladies Home said in a statement Feb. 8 that financial issues would force closure before the end of February. Tuesday afternoon, a U-Haul m


Oswego man in fatal snowmobile crash on Montague trail

MONTAGUE — A one-sled crash on Sears Pond Road late Monday night proved to be fatal for the driver. Ryan J. Jesgarzewski, 24, of Oswego, was pronounced dead at the scene on what is known as snowmobile Trail C5B, at the intersection of Pitcher Road, at 11:50 p.m.


'Her scars tell her story:' Young Syracuse burn survivor thriving with adoptive family

SYRACUSE N.Y. — A Syracuse fire victim and burn survivor is inspiring people across Central New York. 5-year-old Emagine, who now lives in Oswego, was severely burned when she was just 2-years-old. She suffered massive burns in a deadly fire on Pond Street in Syracuse in January of 2016. 13-year-old