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Funeral arrangements set for Watertown father and 4 daughters killed in fire

WATERTOWN N.Y. — A father and his four daughterskilled in a house fire last week will be laid to rest on Friday. According to arrangements posted on Reed & Benoit Funeral Home Inc's website, the funeral for Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Merissa, 14, Alexa, 8, Erin, 6, and Skylar, 4, will be hel


Watertown man accused of DWI, fighting with officers

WATERTOWN, NY — Jason D. Cranmer, 33, of 212 N. Indiana Ave., Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 8:40 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at 212 N. Indiana Ave. with driving while intoxicated, second-degree harassment and resisting arrest.


Prayer vigil planned for Monday evening for fire victims

WATERTOWN — The public is invited to attend a community prayer vigil at 5 p.m. Monday in front of 906 Myrtle Ave. for Aaron Bodah and daughters Skylar, Erin, Alexa and Merissa, who died in a house fire last week.


Man allegedly installed recording device in apartment bathroom, Watertown police say

WATERTOWN, NY — Jaidante D. Burton, 41, of 15734 Eimicke Place, Apt. 2-108, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 11:48 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at 550 Coffeen St. with second-degree unlawful surveillance and five counts of endangering the welfare of a child.


Habitat Management Plans Set for Jeff County WMAs

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced they are holding a public information session on Habitat Management Plans (HMPs) for three Jefferson County Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) from 6 to 8 pm, on Tuesday, March 19, at the Dulles State Office Building, Wate


Fatal Fire Prompts Plenty Of Requests For Smoke Detectors

"Hundreds, hundreds of calls. People were telling us it was hard to get through because the line was busy," said Jane Gendron, executive director of the American Red Cross of NNY.


Ice fisherman’s pickup sinks into Chaumont Bay

WATERTOWN — Three people escaped injuries on Saturday morning after the pickup truck they were in went through the ice on Chaumont Bay in Lake Ontario. Jacob L. Jones, 20, of Hunlock Creek, Pa., and two passengers of a 2006 Dodge Pickup drove onto the ice to go ice fishing when the mishap occurred s


Watertown Fire Captain Files Lawsuit Over 2018 Newell Street Fire

A lawsuit has been filed by a Watertown fire captain who was injured in a massive warehouse fire last year. Captain Theodore Kolb was hurt while fighting the flames coming out of a large building on Newell Street in Watertown last February.


Woman who pleaded to sex crime sentenced to 10 years probation

WATERTOWN — A woman who previously pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sex act was sentenced to 10 years probation Friday in Jefferson County Court. Steffany T. Delaney, 36, was also ordered to pay $1,425 in surcharges and fees. She pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sex act in December.


New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to remind older a


Injured Watertown firefighter sues Newell St. arsonists

WATERTOWN, N.Y. — A Watertown firefighter who was injured in last year's Newell Street fire has filed suit against the two men who started the fire and the medical center who owned the property.


Lowville man arrested for allegedly exposing himself in doorway of his home

LOWVILLE, N.Y. -- A man has been accused of exposing himself to people passing by his home in Lowville. Lewis County sheriffs arrested 32-year-old Raymond White of Lowville Sunday.


Watertown native co-authors book on business strategy for the digital age

Like many people, David A. Sovie II, a 1985 graduate of Watertown High School, has kept pace with the digital revolution and the wondrous advancements in technology it has brought.


Evelyn W. Gleason, 89, of Watertown

The funeral for Evelyn W. Gleason will be 11:00am Thursday, February 21st at the Emmanuel-Episcopal Church, Adams. Spring burial will be held at the convenience of her family in Zion Episcopal Cemetery, Pierrepont Manor. A calling hour will precede the funeral at the church beginning at 10:00am.


Gasoline prices fall in NY state, but national average rises

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Gasoline prices in New York state fell another 3.3 cents per gallon last week, settling at an average of $2.47 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. But the national average crept upward for the second straight week.


Winter weather leads to waning snow days for local schools

Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties have suffered blizzards that caused piles of snow and a waning number of school district emergency days, which may lead to shorter school vacations.


Homeland Security grant resolutions voted down in Jefferson County committee

WATERTOWN — The General Services Committee of the Jefferson County Legislature ran into a rare problem on Tuesday evening — two of the resolutions failed to pass. All the committee resolutions have to be finalized by the full Board of Legislators, and committee meetings are often over quickly.


Dealing with grief following the city’s fatal fire

WATERTOWN — A fire early Thursday morning that killed five family members has left the community struggling with how to cope. What could one say to a family who has been through such abrupt tragedy? In the hours after the fire department packed up their equipment and left 906 Myrtle Ave., the front


Dexter man killed in Brownville truck crash Friday night

BROWNVILLE — Investigators will probably never know what caused a Dexter man to die in a truck crash Friday night on Route 12E, police said. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday morning, in a news release, said Loren A. Richardson, 40, was killed after the truck he was driving crashed a


Two other daughters die in Myrtle Avenue fire

WATERTOWN — Two other daughters from Thursday’s fatal fire on Myrtle Avenue have died from their injuries. The two most recent victims, Merissa A. Bodah, 14, and Erin L. Bodah, 6, died at Upstate Medical University overnight.