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State Parks Opening With Smaller Beaches

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Beaches at state parks in the north country are opening this weekend, but with high water every where, this opening will be far from normal.

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Gouverneur Woman Faces Arson Charge

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A 49 year old Gouverneur woman is accused of setting fire to the porch of an apartment house while tenants were in the building.

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Settlement Talks Underway Between Tony Stewart & Kevin Ward Jr.'s Family

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According to WSTM-TV, former NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is in federal court in Syracuse for a settlement conference with the family of Kevin Ward Jr. of Port Leyden.

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Ogdensburg's Credit Rating Moves To Junk Bond Status

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It's junk. That's the latest on the city of Ogdensburg's credit rating.

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JRC's Sheltered Workshop Thrives In New Location

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Sheltered workshops provide jobs for people with developmental disabilities. Many of those shops had to close because of changes ordered by the state. But, the one in Watertown didn't. It simply moved.

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Union Workers In Samaritan System Ratify New Contract

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Members of Local 1199 of the Service Employees International Union at Watertown's Samaritan Medical Center, Samaritan Keep Home, and Samaritan Summit Village say they have overwhelmingly ratified a new contract.

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South Lewis Officials Favor Building Elementary School

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The South Lewis School District is moving forward with a plan to combine its elementary schools.

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Lewis County's New Manager Takes Over

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An Adams Center native has returned to the north country to run Lewis County. Friday was the first day Ryan Piche was on his own as Lewis County manager.

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Watertown School District Celebrates Fralick's Career

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Watertown City School District Superintendent Terry Fralick got a standing ovation at his retirement party Friday afternoon.

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Amanda Rides! Live From Alexandria Bay Video included

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Rain isn't stopping bikers from gathering in Alexandria Bay Friday for the Thousand Islands River Run.

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South Lewis Board Votes To Pursue Single-School Option

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The South Lewis school board voted unanimously Thursday night to put a single-school option up for a vote. 

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Bronx Man, Watertown Woman Arrested In Drug Raid

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Two people face drug charges after police raided a Watertown home Thursday afternoon.

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Charges Follow Truck-Bike Collision

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A Lowville man is accused of leaving the scene after he allegedly hit a bicyclist with his truck Thursday afternoon.

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Flooding Victims Learn What State Help Is Available Video included

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Neighbors of Watertown met with victims of Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River flooding Thursday night to help them connect with help available through the state.

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At 2-0, Red & Black Off To Good Start Video included

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After an undefeated start, the Watertown Red & Black hit the road for a game at Auburn Saturday night.

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Mother Completes Fishing Pole Drive In Son's Memory

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A mother of a Morristown Central School senior who died in April reached her goal of giving hundreds of fishing poles to students at her son's school. 

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Watertown Woman Charged In Drowning Death Of Daughter Video included

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A Watertown woman has been arrested in connection with the drowning death of her one year old daughter.

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Former Fowler Town Judge Going To Prison For Trading Rulings For Sex Video included

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A former Fowler Town Court justice, who admitted to trading beneficial rulings for sexual favors, is going to prison.

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Murder Suspect Offered Plea Deal

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Murder suspect Keith Bjork has two weeks to decide whether he'll take a plea bargain.

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NY Democrats Criticize Senate GOP Health Care Bill Video included

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Senate Republicans have released their version of a replacement for Obamacare and New York Democrats are roundly criticizing the  plan.

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Seaway Traffic Slows As Record Amount Of Water Is Released Video included

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Although the flooding is improving, shipping on the St. Lawrence Seaway has slowed. It's all the result of a record release of water at Massena.

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Medical Students Learn About Life In Rural Hospitals Video included

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Larger city medical students are learning what life is like in a rural hospital.

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Behind The Scenes At Carthage's St. James Fair Video included

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St. James Church in Carthage is holding its fair for the 43rd year. We got a look behind the scenes at what it takes to put on the fair.

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Thursday: Water War of Words Ratchets Up

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The war of words between Governor Cuomo and the group which regulates water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River ratcheted up a notch Thursday. In a letter, Cuomo said the group has to keep releasing high volumes of water from the lake, even if it brings shipping on the St. Lawrence Seaway to a temporary halt.

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Time For A New Clock In Downtown Lowville Video included

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The time has arrived in Lowville. A new Verdin clock was installed in the village's four corners Thursday morning.

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Jail Inmate Accused Of Having 'Hooch' In Cell

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A Lewis County jail inmate was allegedly caught with homemade booze in his cell. 

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Mountainfest: A Chance For Military & Community To Mingle Video included

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Country music singer Trace Adkins drew in big crowds as he took the stage as the main act at Mountainfest on Fort Drum Wednesday.

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"Walk For Cody' Planned For Assault Victim Video included

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Family and friends of an autistic Watertown man who was assaulted while out for a walk are asking the community help him feel safe again. 

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R&B Kicker Earns Hall Of Fame Slot Video included

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A longtime Watertown Red & Black place-kicker is being honored this weekend in Ohio. 

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Children's Home Welcomes New Playground Video included

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A Watertown-based foster care center welcomed a fun addition to its campus on the first day of summer. 

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Accident Victim's Mother Speaks About Daughter's Long Road Ahead Video included

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The accident left her with many broken bones, but it didn't break her spirit. We're talking about Angel Howard, the girl who was hit by a vehicle last Friday on Route 283 in the town of LeRay.

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Local Debit Cards Replaced After Kmart Data Breach

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Thousands of debit cards have had to be replaced locally because of a data breach of Kart stores across the country.

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Massena Man Guilty in Child Sex Case

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A federal court jury began untangling a web of child sexual abuse charges against a Massena man Wednesday. After a trial in Utica, jurors found Stacey LaPorte Junior, 27, guilty of two counts of conspiracy to sexually exploit a child; three counts of sexual exploitation of a child; one count of receiving child pornography.  

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4 Vehicles Involved In Accident On Coffeen Street Overpass

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Traffic was backed up quite a bit early Wednesday evening after an accident just outside the Watertown city limits.

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Spring 2017 Was One Of Wettest On Record Video included

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Wednesday is the first day of summer. We look back on a spring like no other.

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Grand Jury Will Hear Case Of Coach Accused Of Choking Player Video included

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A grand jury will determine what comes next in the case of a high school baseball coach accused of choking out one of his players.

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St. Lawrence County Sees Road Salt Prices Drop Video included

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Too early to be thinking about winter? Not for some folks, who say they are realizing big savings for taxpayers on road salt.

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Norfolk Paper Company Responds After Worker Is Indicted On Federal Pollution Charges

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A Norfolk paper company, where an employee faces federal charges for allegedly dumping polluted water into the Raquette River, says it's cooperating with the investigation.

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Family Issues 'Heartbreaking' Plea For Help In Finding Missing Loved One

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The family calls it "heartbreaking" as they continue to put a call out for help in finding Kenneth McCall.

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'Speed Week' Ends With Nearly 21,000 Tickets Statewide

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Between the two state police troops that cover the north country, troopers issued more than 3,500 tickets during what they call speed week. 

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Family Wants Answers After Beating Of Autistic Man Video included

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The family of a 22 year old autistic man wants to find out who attacked him and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is asking for help. 

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Looking Back At A Monumental Win Streak Video included

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Fifty years ago, a basketball team from Belleville started a streak that became the measuring stick for all other winning streaks. 

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Local Businessman Discusses Plans For Trucking Hub, Business Park Video included

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A local businessman plans to build a regional trucking hub and a business park on 81 acres right next to Interstate 81.

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Federal Pollution Charges Lodged Against Gouverneur Man

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A 54 year old Gouverneur man faces federal charges for allegedly dumping polluted water into the Raquette River.

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Watertown Police Use Taser On Dog, Arrest Man Accused Of Wielding Machete

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Watertown police say they were forced to use a taser on a "vicious" dog when they went to question a man accused of using a machete to damage a neighbor's home.

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Watertown Man Gets 7 Years In Prison On Federal Gun Charge

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A 35 year old Watertown man is going to prison on federal gun charges. Corey Daniels was sentenced in federal court to more than seven years behind bars.

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Money On Its Way To Help Flood Victims Video included

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It's a big week for north country people waterlogged by the flooding. They'll be able to soon find out how to get money.

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Massena Memorial: Obamacare Repeal Could Cost Hospital Million$ Video included

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Massena Memorial Hospital is firing a warning shot as Congress debates big changes in America's health care.

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Developer Looks To Revive Old Bonnie Castle Rec Center Video included

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To revive the old Bonnie Castle Recreation Center near Alexandria Bay, a developer is willing to invest $12 to $20 million.

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New Restaurant Opening In Ogdensburg

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A new restaurant will be open in Ogdensburg in two weeks. Hot Tamale will be open in the Parkway Plaza on Champlain Street.

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Allegiant Announces New Flights To St. Pete From O'burg

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Allegiant Air will be offering new nonstop flights to Florida from Ogdensburg starting in the fall. 

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Fort Drum Remembers Its Fallen Soldiers Video included

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Honoring the fallen. The 10th Mountain Division remembered its soldiers' sacrifices Tuesday.

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Just Face It: Senior Pranks Teacher Dad Video included

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This week's "Just Face It" video is a senior prank at Watertown High School. Science teacher Tim Castilleja was pranked by his daughter, Anna, a graduating senior.

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Volunteers Prep 700 Pounds Of Sausage For Feast Video included

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One kitchen, 700 pounds of Italian sausage. Volunteers were getting ready Tuesday for the Mount Carmel Feast in Watertown.

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North County Jobless Rates Hold Steady Or Increase

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The north country saw its unemployment rates either hold steady or climb slightly over the past year. In addition, the region continues to have some of the highest unemployment rates in New York.

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Massena Memorial Hospital Workers Agree To Contract

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More than 200 employees at Massena Memorial Hospital have a new contract.

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CSEA & New York Reach Contract Agreement

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New York state has reached a contract deal with the Civil Service Employees Association.

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Board To Continue High River Outflows

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The board that controls the flow of water through the dams at Massena decided Monday to maintain flows at their highest levels. 

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Legislature Approves $90M For Flood Relief

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More money is likely on the way for people dealing with flooding.  

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Former Fort Drum Soldier - & NFL Lineman - Gives Back Video included

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Alejandro Villanueva is an offensive lineman for the Pittsbugh Steelers and a former 10th Mountain Division soldier. He was in the north country Monday to give something back. 

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Watertown Council Approves Medical Building Zone Change

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A plan to re-develop a medical center in Watertown got the green light from the city council Monday night 

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North Country Sports Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Class Video included

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There's a new sports Hall of Fame in the area that has its first induction class lined up -- it covers all sports in a four-county area. 

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IJC Responds To Cuomo's Criticisms Video included

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The panel that regulates water levels on the St. Lawrence Seaway says the governor was using mislabeled information when he said they "blew it." 

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Should Drug Dealers Be Charged With Homicide If Customer Dies? Video included

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Should drug dealers face harsher punishments if they sell to someone who then dies from the drugs? There's a bill in Albany aimed at doing just that.

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Feral Cats, Shelter Present Problems For Watertown Neighborhood Video included

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Feral cats roam one Watertown neighborhood and the community's solution continues to be taken down by the city.

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Search Continues For Missing Lewis County Man Video included

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Kenneth McCall's friends and family headed into the woods again Monday in hopes of finding him, but it was no easy task.

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Town Loses Another Round in Battle With Former Judge

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The Town of Turin has once again lost in its battle to force a former town justice to repay thousands of dollars. The latest loss came from the Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department, of state supreme court.   

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A Warm Welcome To 7 News Morning & Noon Anchor Makenzie Piatt

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Add a little Makenzie to your coffee. As you began your morning Monday, Makenzie Piatt began her career here at 7 News on our morning show with Beth Hall.

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Your Turn: Feedback On Sentencing, Legalized Pot, Gravy Train Costs & More Video included

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A Philadelphia man was sentenced last week in Jefferson County Court to 17 years in prison for causing the death of his girlfriend's baby. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

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Schumer Asks Feds For Help Fighting State's Opioid Problem

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for federal help in the fight against opioid addiction in New York. 

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Family Continues Search For McCall, Asking for Volunteers Video included

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Earlier we reported a story about search members saying they found missing Lewis county man Kenneth McCall's pants and pocket knife in the woods near where he went missing. Sunday night, we spoke to his family and they told us they do not believe the items found actually belong to him.

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Utility Work To Close Bellew Avenue 1 Or 2 Evenings

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Bellew Avenue in Watertown will be closed to through traffic for several hours Monday evening -- and maybe Tuesday evening -- as city crews repair underground utilities. 

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Bridge Lanes Closed in Lewis County

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Lanes will be closed temporarily on a Lewis County Bridge during overnight hours this week as crews work on the bridge's joints.

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LaFargeville BBQ Continues Fathers' Day Tradition Video included

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It's a Fathers' Day tradition at the LaFargeville Fire Department.

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Less Use Ahead For WFD Heavy Rescue Truck

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Come September there's one truck at the Watertown Fire Department you'll see on the road less. 

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Week-Long Study: Hundreds Illegally Pass North Country School Buses Video included

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Drivers passing stopped school buses has been a concern for north country schools.

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155 Ft. Straight Down - It's 'Over The Edge' Video included

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Dozens of people spent Saturday rappelling 155 feet down the side of Midtown Towers in Watertown. 

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Update: Fort Drum Gate Re-Opens After Explosives Sweep

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Fort Drum's main gate re-opened Saturday evening, after being closed most of the day because a K-9 unit detected what appeared to be explosive material inside a vehicle. 

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Saturday: Crossing Guard Killed in Accident ID'ed

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A crossing guard has died after being struck by a vehicle Friday morning in the village of Clayton.

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Kick Stands Up to Raise Money for Area Man Fighting Cancer Video included

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A beautiful Saturday in the north country meant kickstands up for the Bill Gould Memorial ride at F.X. Caprara Harley Davidson in Adams Center Saturday morning.

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Caretakers Celebrate Historic Recognition at Lowville Cemetery Video included

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It's the oldest cemetery in Lowville, and now it's recognized as both a state and national historical site.

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In Clayton, The Dogs Are...Flying Video included

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Dozens of dogs are flying and splashing along the St. Lawrence Riverfront in Clayton for the annual Seaway Splash.  The competition started Friday, and runs through Sunday.

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Saturday: Time to Go 'Over The Edge' Video included

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Today's the big day. People will be going 'over the edge' at Midtown Towers in Watertown for a good cause. This is the second year the United Way of Northern New York has sponsored a novel fund-raising effort called "Over The Edge," in which people raise money in exchange for being able to rappel down the side of a building. 

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Don Cole Dies; Owned Bonnie Castle in Alexandria Bay

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A central New York businessman who had extensive ties to the north country died Friday. Donald E. Cole Sr., was 86.  

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Carthage Area Hospital to Close 'Skilled Nursing Unit' Video included

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Carthage Area Hospital is closing its skilled nursing unit. The move means 23 people must find a new place to live, and two dozen employees need new jobs. 

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SUV Strikes Girl, Overturns On Route 283 Video included

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At least one person is injured in an apparent accident between a vehicle and pedestrian in the town of LeRay.

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Blast From The Past: 1991 Tibbets Point Lighthouse Video included

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This week on "Blast From The Past," we go back to 1991 and the day the town of Cape Vincent took ownership of the Tibbets Point lighthouse.

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Driver Beware: Vehicles Towed From Watertown Parking Lot Video included

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Driver beware - 200 cars have been towed from a private parking lot in downtown Watertown. We hear from the property owner who says he has had to take matters into his own hands.

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More People Are Using Watertown Airport In 2017 Video included

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A little more than 15,000 flyers departed or landed at the Watertown International Airport from January through May. This comes as the airport plans to get even more people in the air.

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Bluegrass Music Fills Air In Town Of Lowville

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A bluegrass festival is happening all weekend at the Maple Ridge Center in the town of Lowville.

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Ogdensburg Faces Tough Budget Choices Video included

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Ogdensburg is once again facing a tough choice - drastically cutting services or a big tax increase.

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Volunteers, Supplies Needed In Search For Missing Man

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The search for 24 year old Kenneth McCall is in its third day. A search party will go out Friday evening and the family needs people and supplies.

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Carthage Specialty Paper & USW Reach 5-Year Pact Video included

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Carthage Specialty Paperboard and its United Steel Workers union employees reached agreement Thursday on a five-year deal. 

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Seaway traffic Halted As Ship Goes Aground

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Vessel traffic on the St. Lawrence Seaway was at a halt Friday afternoon, because of a ship aground in Canadian waters. The "Damia Desgagnes," a new, double-hulled tanker, went aground a little before 11 PM Thursday.  

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Watertown's Hydro Plant Sees More Revenue Thanks To May's Rain

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It's raining money for the city of Watertown. Power made at its hydro facilities is bought by National Grid.

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3 Animals Test Positive for Rabies In Jefferson County

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Three new cases of rabies have been confirmed in Jefferson County.

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See Our Live Report From Adams Strawberry Fest Video included

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Summertime means being outdoors, trading in your boots for flip-flops, and lots of fresh fruit. 

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Moesel Named Interim General Brown Superintendent

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The search continues for a superintendent at General Brown Central School. 

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Uber & Lyft Say They're Recruiting North Country Drivers Video included

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Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft will be able to start giving rides in upstate New York on June 29, including in the north country 

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Former Plattsburgh QB Now On R&B Roster Video included

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Harry Rascoe made an impressive debut for the Watertown Red and Black semipro football team last Saturday. 

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Revolution Hope For 2 Straight Wins Video included

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The Carthage Revolution semipro football team will be at home Saturday night. 

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Search Teams Comb Woods In Hopes Of Finding Missing Man Video included

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After two days of searching, crews still haven't found a missing man in Lewis County.

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Man Gets 17 Years In Prison For Baby's Death Video included

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A 24 year old Philadelphia man is going to prison for causing the death of a 6 week old baby.

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U.S. Marshals Take Over Jreck Subs, Chain Will Stay Open

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We now know more about the future of a popular north country chain of sub shops. The good news for fans of Jreck Subs is the chain will stay open and operating, at least for the time being.

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Couple Accused Of Allowing Son To Miss 46 Days Of School

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A Redwood couple has been arrested for allegedly allowing their 9 year old son to miss 46 full days of school this past school year.

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Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Watertown Paving Company

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The state Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against a Watertown paving company, claiming it defrauded homeowners.

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Weed Killer Vapors May Have Caused Canton Fire

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Investigators have a theory as to how the fire at Bourdeau Brothers in Canton started.

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Diocese of Ogdensburg Launches Its Biggest Capital Campaign Ever Video included

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The Diocese of Ogdensburg has kicked off the largest capital campaign in its history.

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Soldiers, Families Enjoy Riverfest Video included

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Thousands of Fort Drum soldiers and their families traded in a day on post for a day on the water.

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Adult Daycare Helps Seniors Stay Active Video included

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When you get older, you might need some help and support. In Lowville, an adult daycare is helping those in need.

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River Hospital Now Owns Old Hotel Video included

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River Hospital in Alexandria Bay now owns the neighboring Monticello Hotel.

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New Business Opens In Downtown Watertown Video included

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It's another new business downtown. Great Escape Mind, Body and Soul celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon in Watertown.

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Bass Season Opens This Weekend

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The Thousand Islands was named one of the top 25 Best Bass Lakes in the Northeast last year -- something to keep in mind when bass fishing season opens this weekend. 

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Can A 'Scenic' Designation Stop Wind Farms? Clayton Takes A Look Video included

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A number of towns and villages in the Thousands Islands rejected a state scenic designation a few years ago, but now one town is looking at it as a way to stop wind farms.

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Machine Catches Fire At Watertown Hatchery

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A machinery fire at a town of Watertown business kept emergency responders busy for time overnight. 

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Red & Black Face League Champs This Weekend Video included

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The Watertown Red & Black semipro football had an easy time of things in their first game in the Northeastern Football Alliance, but this weekend they face one of the league's powerhouses. 

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Stefanik Calls Shooting 'Shocking' And 'Horrifying' Video included

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North country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and her staff are accounted for and safe after a gunman opened fire at a baseball practice involving congressional Republicans.

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Retired Ogdensburg Police Officer Charged With Worker's Compensation Fraud

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A retired Ogdensburg police officer is accused of workers’ compensation fraud for allegedly working at a raceway while collecting benefits for a work-related injury.

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Baby Born In Car During Escort To Massena Hospital

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A baby was born in car as its parents were being escorted to Massena Memorial Hospital earlier this month.

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Local Students Learn About Applying For Excelsior Scholarship Video included

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Public colleges across New York are helping students figure out the state's new free tuition option. Two north country schools are teaching students about the Excelsior Scholarship.

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Suspects Arraigned In Operation Gravy Train Video included

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She's called a "key player" in Operation Gravy Train and she'll stay in jail. No bail was set for 24 year old Tiffany Richway of Harrisville.

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Defense Secretary: 'We're Not Winning In Afghanistan' Video included

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says when it comes to the war in Afghanistan, America is not winning.

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Jefferson County Jail Sees Positive Trend Video included

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Jefferson County's jail is taking inmates from St. Lawrence County since the jail in Canton is full after the big drug bust, Operation Gravy Train. That's part of a larger story for Jefferson County as it sees a favorable trend.

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Boating Bill Would End Customs Check-Ins Video included

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A boating bill on the other side of the border has caught the attention of fishing and boating guides in the north country.

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Canton Business Reopens After Fire Video included

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Cleanup continues following a fire at a farm supply business in Canton Tuesday afternoon. 

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Evans Mills Students Celebrate Flag Day Video included

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Students at Evans Mills Primary School celebrated an annual tradition honoring Flag Day on Wednesday.

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Lieutenant Gov. Test Drives 'Driverless' Car

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New York state has hosted its first-ever demonstration of a driverless vehicle on public roads.

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Alleged Jailhouse Assault Ends In 5 Stitches

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A LaFargeville man currently incarcerated at Jefferson County jail is accused of hitting a fellow inmate and causing a long cut on the other inmate's face.

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Hospital Officials Credit Reorganization For Profitable 2016 Video included

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Carthage Area Hospital brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars in 2016 and is now operating in the black for the first time in seven years. 

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Deputies Ask For Help Finding Missing Lewis County Man

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A Lewis County man is missing and county sheriff's deputies are asking for help finding him.

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Turn the Paige and start a new chapter.

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Fetter Receives Longer Term In NNCS Election

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Current school board member Karl Fetter received the most votes in a special election at the Norwood-Norfolk district on Tuesday. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is again blasting the group that regulates the water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Now there's pushback from the other side of the border.

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Town Of Lyme Fights Flood Erosion With Stone

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In the town of Lyme, crews are working to protect South Shore Road on Point Peninsula.

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Changes Coming To Street Outside Watertown Schools Video included

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Changes are coming to the traffic pattern in front of Watertown schools. Officials believe fewer lanes will lead to fewer accidents on Washington Street.

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And The Survey Says... Video included

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Jefferson County residents are more confident in the local economy. That's according to a study compiled by Jefferson Community College.

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Just Face It: Concert Features Glow Sticks Video included

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This week on Just Face It, we go to Gouverneur for music with creativity for the 3rd and 4th graders.

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Semi-Pro Teams Kick Off Football Season Video included

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The Watertown Red & Black, Carthage Revolution and the North Country Tigers all opened up their NFA seasons Saturday night.

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State Title Game: Potsdam Downed by North Salem 7-3 Video included

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The Potsdam Sandstoners' postseason run ended Saturday morning with a 7-3 loss to North Salem in the State Class C championship game.

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Heuvelton Loses 1-0 in State Title Pitching Duel Video included

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One run was all that was needed to decide the Class D State softball title game as Heuvelton lost 1-0 to Deposit Saturday.

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Saturday: 10 North Country Teams Play in State Quarterfinals Video included

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10 north country high school teams took the field Saturday with hopes of making state final fours.

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7 News Wins Awards For Newscasts, Reporting

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7 News was honored Saturday night as "best newscast" during the New York State Associated Press Association's annual awards dinner. 

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Saturday's Sports: The Road Trip Video included

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LaFargeville and Thousand Islands both had good days on the road Saturday, as spring sports playoffs shift into high gear.  

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The Noon Interview: Health Care Careers Video included

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Jefferson Community College will hold an "Allied Health Pre-Certification Training" information session next month.  

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Sports: Watertown, Carthage Roll to Lacrosse Wins Video included

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Watertown and Carthage advanced to the Section III finals in girls' high school lacrosse with convincing wins Thursday. We have video from both games. Watertown beat Fulton 21-13 in the Class B Section III semi-final and Carthage beat Cortland 17-10 in the Class C semi.

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Friday 6 AM Interview: 1st Responders Conference Video included

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It will be a busy Memorial Day weekend in Alexandria Bay. Aside from the customary "beginning of summer season" celebrations, there will be a "1st Responders Conference" for fire, rescue and law enforcement personnel Sunday at the Edgewood Resort. 

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Athlete of The Week: Andrew Leek Video included

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Andrew Leek, a golfer from LaFargeville Central School, is the 7 News - Watertown Savings Bank North Country Athlete of The Week for May 19.  

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Athlete of The Week: Sydney Roderick Video included

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Sydney Roderick has bounced back from a serious knee injury to lead South Jefferson's varsity lacrosse team in assists this year. Sydney is the 7 News - Watertown Savings Bank North Country Athlete of The Week for May 12.

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Athlete of The Week: Mikeal Teamer Video included

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Mikeal Teamer is the 7 News - Watertown Savings Bank North Country Athlete of The Week for the week of May 5.  

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Craig's To Do List: The Lettermen Extended Interview Video included

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Our Craig Thornton sits down with musical trio The Lettermen before their show in Watertown Friday.

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Sports: Frontier League Swimming and Wrestling

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The Frontier League crowned champions in both swimming and wrestling Saturday.

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Athlete of the Week: Courtney Benson Video included

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Courtney Benson, a volleyball player from Carthage has been an all around talent on the court this season.

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Athlete of The Week: Jackie Piddock Video included

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Our 7 News - Watertown Savings Bank North Country Athlete of The Week this week is basketball player Jackie Piddock, who scored 41 points for Immaculate Heart Central in a win over Sackets Harbor, including six 3 point shots. Did we mention Jackie is 12 and in seventh grade? Jackie scored her 41 in the Watertown Savings Bank holiday tournament at Jefferson Community College - and it wasn't a fluke. Against Beaver River, she scored 21 points; against Watertown, 20 points. She's averag...

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Live From The Bay: TI River Run Kicks Off Video included

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The 11th annual Thousand Islands River Run kicks off in Alexandria Bay Friday.

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Wet, Warm & Muggy Video included

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There was plenty of rain -- along with thunder and lightning -- overnight and that's expected to continue off and on Friday. 

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Sunshine To Start, Clouds Later Video included

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The second day of summer will be a little warmer than the first. 

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Cool, But Plenty Of Sun Video included

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It's the first day of summer and it looks as if it'll be a cool one. 

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Public's Help Sought In Reported Assault On Autistic Man

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in finding the person who reportedly assaulted an autistic man.

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Girl In Fair Condition After Being Struck By Vehicle

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A 13 year old Watertown area girl was listed in fair condition Monday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle.

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Some Rain, Some Clouds, Some Sun Video included

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Rain showers were moving through the north country early Tuesday, but much of the day should be dry. 

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Muggy & Rainy, Then Clear & Sunny Video included

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After a muggy weekend, Monday starts out muggy, too.

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Strawberry Fest Kicks Off In Adams Video included

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It's probably one of the sweetest events in the north country -- the strawberry festival in Adams kicks off Friday. 

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Cooler Today, With Off & On Rain Video included

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It will be rainy on and off all day Friday.

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Cool To Start, Hot & Humid Later Video included

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Thursday looks as if it will be a warm, muggy, summer-like day.

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Sunny & Comfortable Video included

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Wednesday was off to a cool, refreshing start. T

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Firefighters Battle Blaze In Canton

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In Canton, fire forced the closure of part of Route 11 between routes 68 and 35 Tuesday afternoon. The fire is at Poulin Grain.

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Carthage Area Hospital Sees Profit For First Time In Years

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For the first time in seven years, Carthage Area Hospital is operating in the black.

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TV Dinner: Gaucho Steak Video included

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With the first big warm weather holiday of the year upon us, our favorite chef is turning south of the border for a delicious steak recipe. Chef Chris Manning made Argentine gaucho steak with chimichuri sauce Friday morning, aided and abetted by 7 News anchors Les Shockley and Beth Hall 

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  • ObituariesMore>>

  • Christine F. Eames, 98, of Massena

    Christine F. Eames, 98, of Massena

    Friday, June 23 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-06-23 20:58:57 GMT

    MASSENA - Christine F. Eames, 98, formerly of 34 Malby Avenue, peacefully passed away early Thursday morning, June 22, 2017 at the St. Regis Nursing Home.  

    MASSENA - Christine F. Eames, 98, formerly of 34 Malby Avenue, peacefully passed away early Thursday morning, June 22, 2017 at the St. Regis Nursing Home.  

  • Michael A. Costello, 69, of Adams

    Michael A. Costello, 69, of Adams

    Friday, June 23 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-06-23 20:56:05 GMT

    Michael A. Costello, 69, 87 E. Church St., Adams, NY, passed away June 22, 2017 at his home.   

    Michael A. Costello, 69, 87 E. Church St., Adams, NY, passed away June 22, 2017 at his home.  

  • Mary Cecille McElwain, 89, formerly of Massena

    Mary Cecille McElwain, 89, formerly of Massena

    Friday, June 23 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-06-23 20:53:01 GMT

    MASSENA - Mary Cecille McElwain, 89, formerly of Massena, peacefully passed away Friday, June 14, 2017 at her home under the care of Harmony Hospice in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

    MASSENA - Mary Cecille McElwain, 89, formerly of Massena, peacefully passed away Friday, June 14, 2017 at her home under the care of Harmony Hospice in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

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