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Watertown man trespassed at neighbor’s apartment, resisted arrest, police say

WATERTOWN, NY — Matthew R. Alexis, 22, of 1620 Huntington St., Apt. M5, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 9:38 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at 1620 Huntington St. with second-degree criminal trespass and resisting arrest.


Gas leak evacuates Washington Street plaza

WATERTOWN — About a dozen people were evacuated from a small Washington Street strip plaza for about an hour Thursday afternoon following a gas line break. Fire Chief Dale C. Herman said construction workers hit a 1-inch galvanized gas line about 1:30 p.m. at the plaza at 1511 Washington St.


21 latest births at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — The latest births at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown:. – In Samaritan Medical Center, April 13, 2019, to Cierra and Joshua Capers, Watertown, a son, Rowan Jace.


N.Y. man admits to credit card fraud

PORTLAND — A New York man who used bogus driver’s licenses to open charge accounts at three Home Depot stores in Maine, and tried to open one in Auburn, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of credit card fraud, according to court documents.


WorkPlace offers assistance to Concentrix employees

WATERTOWN — The Jefferson County Department of Employment & Training at the WorkPlace is hosting workshops to assist more than 200 people Concentrix will lay off when it closes its Watertown office July 26.


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Clayton man accused of driving while impaired by drugs

WATERTOWN — State police charged Eric J. Agar, 36, of Clayton, with first-degree misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle while ability impaired by drugs at 8:47 a.m. Tuesday on State Route 12 in the town of Pamelia.


Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


USDA Announces SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot in New York State

Earlier today the USDA announced the release of the new SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot. During the two-year pilot period, SNAP participants in New York State will have the option to select and purchase their groceries online, but they will not be able to use their benefits to pay delivery and service


What happened overnight? Police blotter report for Wednesday, April 17

Need a local attorney? NNYLawyers.com JeffersonScanner.com. Marlon T. Whitfield, Sr., 44, of 113 Public Square, Apt. 4, Black River, was charged by Watertown police at 10:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at 305 Creekwood Dr., with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation. He is accused of ap


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


Household hazardous waste collection days set

WATERTOWN, NY — The Development Authority of the North Country, in cooperation with its regional county partners and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will be sponsoring five free household hazardous waste collection days this spring and fall to help residents in Jefferson


Upstate New York Dealing With Pop­u­lation Decline, Officials Concerned

It's become a common theme for upstate New York over the last several decades: More people moving out than moving in. "The Southern Tier is in the fastest state of decline. Northern New York, the Adirondacks, have been declining for quite a while. In the heart of New York, you see Chenango County lo


Watertown Unveils Brand New City Buses

For the first time in 17 years, Watertown's buses are getting an upgrade. Replacing the current buses and taking over the existing routes are four brand new buses. They come with more space, comfortable seating and ramp access for disabled passengers. They will also come with easier methods for peop


Bring on the mead: NY state now licensing farm meaderies

New York state is offering new licenses to operate farms for the production of mead, an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey with water. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced March 21 that applications for operating farm meaderies are now being accepted.


Additional City Council work session scheduled for 7pm April 29

WATERTOWN, NY — The City Council has scheduled an additional Work Session meeting to be held on Monday, April 29, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, on the third floor of City Hall.


Walk The Talk And Block NYC Pipeline, Activists Tell Cuomo

NEW YORK CITY HALL — More than 300 environmental activists on Thursday demanded Gov. Andrew Cuomo block a natural gas pipeline that they worry could threaten waters off New York City's shoreline.


Ask the Expert: Does New York State tax Roth IRA withdrawals?

I've had a Roth individual retirement account since 2009, and I'm in my 70s. I took a distribution for the full amount last month. I know there's no federal tax on the interest income, but what about New York State taxes on the interest?


YESHIVA EDUCATION WINS! Court Strikes Down New NY State Yeshiva Guidelines!

As Klal Yisroel is making final preparations for Pesach, YWN is glad to share the breaking news that the State Supreme Court has struck down the State Education Department’s new guidelines and declared them null and void.