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Watertown man pleads guilty to choking wife in front of children
Edwin R. Kindberg Jr., 40, of 313 S. Indiana Ave., admitted that on March 17, in Watertown, he choked his spouse during an argument in front of their children. He also admitted both he and his spouse had been drinking. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 6.
Sidebar: Troop D ‘cold cases” include murder of Evans Mills man in 1972
ONEIDA — New York State Police Troop D, headquartered here and whose coverage area includes Northern New York, regularly posts notices about cold cases on social media and through press releases. On April 17, it reminded the public about the unsolved case of Rudolph Allen Rothberg.
Watertown man arrested for DWI, driving impaired by drugs
WATERTOWN — City police on Friday charged Raul Pena Jr., 839 Kannal Court, with first offense driving while intoxicated and driving while impaired by drugs, both class U misdemeanors.
Watertown woman charged with assault
WATERTOWN — City police on Friday charged Hailey S. Dean, 19, of 544 Cooper St., with second-degree assault with intent to cause physical injury with a weapon and third degree criminal possession of a weapon, both class D felonies. She was also charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, a class
Watertown’s playgrounds, pools open Monday
Children must be registered with parental approval at the fairgrounds and North Elementary School playgrounds, while the Academy, Portage and North Star sites will be open without registration.
New bike shop to open in downtown Watertown
Aaron Austin, who has about 12 years experience in the bike retailer business, plans to open Re-Cre’s Bike Studio in a storefront at 168 Court St. by July 1.
Man in serious condition after early morning shooting
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50 years after murder of Irene Izak, loss still haunts sister, case ‘remains open’
Fifty years have now passed since the gruesome murder of Miss Izak, whose body was discovered June 11, 1968. The Scranton, Pa., woman was savagely bludgeoned about the head, although a revived investigation 20 years ago revealed a blow to the back of her neck was likely what killed her. Her body, dr
Four men arrested after drug raid of Winslow Street apartment
WATERTOWN, NY— Members of the Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 332 Winslow St., Apt. 1, at 9:47 a.m. Thursday, June 21, and arrested four men for possessing 48.1 grams of cocaine, police said.
Contractor pleads guilty in theft case
QUEENSBURY -- A Schenectady contractor who was arrested three years ago for allegedly defrauding a customer for whom he was building a home in Bolton pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor.Joseph A. Aquilo, 54, pleaded guilty to petit larceny in connection with a June 2015 arrest by the Warren Count
Collegiate baseball: Saugerties pounces to send Watertown Rapids to third straight loss
Kurych went 3-for-5 on the night, Andrew Bacon singled twice and Alex Mumme and Samuel Neal each doubled for the Rapids, who have lost three games in a row for the first time this season.
Indiana man charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs in Watertown
WATERTOWN, NY—Raul Pena Jr., 23, of 839 Kannal Ct., Apt. 8, Rensselear, IN, was charged by Watertown police at 11:40 p.m. Friday, June 22, in the 200 block of S. Massey Street with first-degree driving while ability impaired by drugs and common law DWI.
Watertown woman charged with aggravated DWI
WATERTOWN — City police charged Trishia A. Seymour, 47, of 201 Creekwood Drive, Apt. 5, with aggravated driving while intoxicated at 8:49 p.m. Thursday at 726 Lillian St.
Watertown man accused of making threats and having marijuana
WATERTOWN — City police charged Joshua A. Beaumont, 21, of 1708 Ohio St., Apt. 41, with second-degree aggravated harassment and fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana at 3:52 a.m. Thursday at his residence.
Watertown auction yields $455,621 in tax sale certificates
The city Comptroller’s Office auctioned off 176 tax sale certificates Thursday, raising more than $455,621 on properties whose owners are delinquent on taxes.
DANC board discusses back payment from city of Watertown on Fort Drum water contract
During a lull while the board waited for a quorum to resume an executive session, however, the matter of ongoing negotiations between DANC, the city of Watertown and Fort Drum came up for discussion for the first time in public session.
Jefferson County Jail receiving funds for drug-counseling pilot program for inmates
Sixteen county jails across the state, including the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, will be provided funding to expand and add drug-counseling services for inmates through a pilot program.
Croghan man charged with DWI after attempting to pass through closed road
Authorities say Kenneth C. Kampnich, of 10487 State Route 812, attempted to pass through a closed road as firefighters were responding to a structure fire on State Route 410. When a deputy approached Mr. Kampnich to redirect his truck, he noticed an open container in the vehicle. Upon investigation,
Can you dig it? Reopening mine creates 200 new jobs in St. Lawrence County
“This is a great community. There’s a tremendous quality of life, but you have to have a job,” Mr. Pataki said during a celebration marking the reopening of the St. Lawrence Zinc Mine, according to a story published June 13 by the Watertown Daily Times. “Because of this mine reopening, more than 200
Farmers market to open at Carthage Area Hospital Wednesday
The Down to Earth Gardens Co-Op farmers market will be held noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays outside the main entrance of Carthage Area Hospital, 1001 West St., starting next week. This is a change in location from last year.