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Toddler Killed In Interstate 81 Accident Video included

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A Watertown toddler was killed Tuesday afternoon after the car he was riding in struck a guide rail on Interstate 81 in southern Jefferson County.

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Cavaliers Ready For Another Great Season Video included

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After a successful season that included a league playoff title, the Immaculate Heart boys' soccer team hopes to take another step forward.

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Most Power Restored In Wake Of Storms

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There were still hundreds of people without power early Wednesday in the wake of a series of powerful storms that swept through the north country Tuesday.

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No Tornadoes, But Plenty Of Damage Video included

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There were two tornado warnings in Lewis County Tuesday, but there's no indication any touched down. 

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Mostly Dry, But Windy Video included

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It's going to be a much calmer -- and cooler -- day Wednesday. 

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Storm Causes Flash Floods, Downed Trees In Watertown Video included

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The severe storms raced through Watertown in a little less than two hours Tuesday afternoon, quickly causing damage to trees, power lines and buildings.

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4 Watertown Schools Flooded, WHS Evacuated Video included

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Watertown High School has been evacuated due to damage caused by the storms which swept through the area Tuesday afternoon.

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Power Outages Reported Around Region

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Severe thunderstorms have resulted in some power outages in the north country.

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St. Lawrence County Court Building Evacuated During Storm

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The St. Lawrence County Court building had to be evacuated due to Tuesday afternoon's severe storm.

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St. Lawrence County Has State's Highest Jobless Rate...Again

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Once again, St. Lawrence County has the highest unemployment rate in all of New York.

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Having Fun At Gymnastics Camp Video included

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Somersaults and flips are some of the gymnastic exercises kids are doing at the fairgrounds YMCA in Watertown this week.

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Just Face It: Honoring soldiers and Veterans Video included

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This week on Just Face It: the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association started a ride in Adams Center and one of three stops was for a ceremony at the 10th Mountain Division Monument at Watertown's Thompson Park.

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Local Economy Would Be Affected If Fort Drum Troops Deploy To Afghanistan Video included

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The north country is reacting to President Trump's speech about Afghanistan.  

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Gillibrand Critical Of Trump's Afghanistan Speech

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In a prime-time speech Monday, President Donald Trump offered few details of his plan to send more U.S. troops to Afghanistan.

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Jeff Cole To Receive JCC Award

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7 News anchor Jeff Cole will be among the people honored by the Jefferson Community College Alumni Association in September. 

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Carthage Firefighters Ask Village To Support Cancer Bill

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Carthage firefighters are asking village leaders to stand by them. That's because the village board wrote a letter to the state opposing a bill that would help volunteer firefighters with the cost of fighting cancer.

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Landlords Express Concerns Over Canton Rental Law Video included

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Canton lawmakers are moving forward with a plan for a rental registration program. 

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3 Accused In Hopkinton Camp Burglary

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Three Jefferson County men are accused of burglarizing a camp in St. Lawrence County. 

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Cyclones Aim To Repeat Last Year's Success Video included

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The Watertown boys' soccer team has had a great deal of success over the last few years under Coach Todd Heckman. 

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Friends & Family Hold Vigil For Stabbing Victim

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People in Syracuse were remembering Shawndell Anderson, who was stabbed to death on Moulton Street in Watertown this weekend.

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Pulaski Woman Airlifted to Syracuse After Crash

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A Pulaski woman was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse after a serious crash between a pickup truck and car late Monday afternoon.

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North Country Catches Eclipse Fever Video included

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Even though we didn't see a total eclipse in the north country, plenty of local residents went outside to see the rare event.

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Watch The North Country's Eclipse Here Video included

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The first total solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. coast to coast in nearly a century has come to an end in the north country.

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Bench Warrant Issued For Man Accused Of Dumping Urine On Child

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A bench warrant has been issued for a Watertown man accused of punishing a 7 year old boy by dumping urine on him.

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Carthage Woman Pleads in Child Porn Case; Faces Up To 90 Years

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A Carthage woman could well spend the rest of her life behind bars, after pleading guilty Monday to sexually exploiting children to make pornography. Tammy Martin, 48, will be sentenced in January, after pleading guilty to three counts of sexual exploitation of a child.  

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Trailer Home Is Total Loss After Fire Video included

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A trailer home is described as a total loss after catching fire.

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Accused Murderer Pleads Not Guilty Video included

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The man accused in the stabbing death of Shawndell Anderson pleaded not guilty in Watertown city court Monday morning. 

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Jury Selection Underway For Molella's Retrial

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He'll face judge and jury for a second time. Christopher Molella is going on trial again in St. Lawrence County Court.

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4 Receive Liberty Medals For Rescue Video included

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Their actions were called "brave and selfless" and they received the highest honor the New York State Senate can award.

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Your Turn: Feedback On Air Brake, Turbines & Bridge Project Video included

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New York Air Brake announced last week that it's moving approximately 40 jobs from Watertown to North Carolina. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

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Local Woman's Dream Comes True Video included

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It was a dream come true for a big time Tim McGraw fan.

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Excitement Builds For Monday's Solar Eclipse

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Millions of people across the United States are getting ready for the Great American Eclipse. 

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Man Charged With DWI After Falling Asleep At The Wheel

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A Taberg man was charged with drunk driving after he allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and wrecked his vehicle Sunday. 

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Moulton Street Murder Suspect Being Held Without Bail Video included

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34 year old Christopher Swem was brought into Watertown City Court a little after midnight Sunday morning, facing a second degree murder charge. 

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North Country Gets Ready for Solar Eclipse Video included

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Two Saint Lawrence University astronomers say they've been waiting several years for this year's eclipse. For the first time in 99 years, the entire continental US will see part of a solar eclipse.

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Sports: Sandy Creek Football Team Preview Video included

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We continue our preview of area high school football teams getting ready for the upcoming season by focusing on the only team that resides in Oswego County, the Sandy Creek Comets.

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Sunday: Walking for a Cure for ALS and Parkinson's Disease Video included

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Walking for a cure. Sunday morning at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield, it was the second annual  Walk To Defeat ALS & Parkinson’s Disease.

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Watch: SPCA Raises Money, 'Paddlin' For The Pups' Video included

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The Jefferson County SPCA held its second annual "doggy paddle" on Chaumont Bay Saturday. 35 kayakers raised money for the organization, which relies heavily on donations.  

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Video: An Outdoor Adventure On Fort Drum Video included

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Saturday was a near perfect day to get outdoors and have fun, a perfect day for Fort Drum's 5th annual Outdoor Adventure Day. The annual event is held off Route 26 on post, and brings together members of the military and civilians for a day of outdoor activities.  

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Saturday Sports: Wildcats Hope For Another Winning Season Video included

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The Gouverneur Wildcats hope for another winning football season this year - and there is reason for that hope. "We've got a lot of skilled guys back from last year," notes head coach Sean Devlin.  

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Air Brake & The State Of Business In New York

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Now that New York Air Brake is moving 40 assembly line jobs out of state, one economic developer says the decision says a lot about the state of business in New York.

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Football Players, Coaches Work To Tackle Concussions Video included

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The high school football regular season begins in two weeks. As more research comes out linking the risk of head trauma to football, coaches and players are trying to stay safe on the gridiron.

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Witness: Passerby Kicked Down Door Of Burning Home Video included

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A passerby may be responsible for saving lives at a burning home in Watertown Friday.

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Local Woman Reacts To Controversy Over Grandfather's Confederate Sculpture Video included

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The statue at the center of the bloody Charlottesville protests has special meaning for a north country woman.

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Blast From The Past: 1987 Palace Luncheonette Video included

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This week on Blast From The Past, we go back 30 years years to grab a bite to eat at the Palace Luncheonette with former 7 News reporter Jim Delosh.

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Woman Rescued From Black River

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A woman who slipped off a rock had to be rescued from the Black River in Watertown Friday afternoon.

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Accident Backs Up Traffic On Interstate 81

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Traffic is backed up on a portion of Interstate 81 in Jefferson County due to an accident.

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Flow From St. Lawrence To Drop (Slightly) at Midnight

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The group which regulates water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River will reduce the amount of water being released through the dams in Massena, effective at midnight. The decrease is slight, from 350,000 cubic feet per second to 348,600 cubic feet per second, and is still a record for this time of year.  

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Man Sentenced In Connection With 2 Assaults

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A 29 year old Lowville man is going to prison in connection with two separate assaults.

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Urban Mission Hands Out Back-To-School Supplies Video included

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With school just around the corner, the Watertown Urban Mission is making sure kids are prepared for the new year.

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Salad Is On The Menu At Watertown Schools

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It may not not be a kid's favorite food, but a program at a Watertown school is trying to interest them in salads.

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Man Faces Meth Making Charges After Motel Raid

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A 34 year old man is accused of making methamphetamine at a town of Watertown motel.

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Better Hurry If You're Not Registered For Primaries Video included

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Time is running out to register to vote in next month's political primaries. 

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Fifth Murder Suspect Returns To North Country

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A murder suspect was in court in the town of Pamelia for the first time Thursday night. 

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Lewis County Couple Accused Of Welfare Fraud

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A Copenhagen couple is facing charges after they allegedly lied about their welfare benefits. 

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Astronomers Look Forward To Monday's Eclipse - And Beyond Video included

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North country astronomers are excited about Monday's eclipse of the sun, but they're also looking for some excitement a few years from now. 

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New York Air Brake Moving 40 Watertown Jobs To North Carolina Video included

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New York Air Brake says it's moving approximately 40 jobs from Watertown to North Carolina.

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Lions Greet New Season With New Leadership Video included

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The General Brown Lions hit the field early on the opening day of soccer practice. 

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United Way Kicks Off Lewis County Campaign Video included

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United Way of Northern New York is kicking off its main fund-raising effort. 

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Carthage Specialty Paperboard Admits Problems After OSHA Citations Video included

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Carthage Specialty Paperboard has dozens of citations, all of them labeled "serious". From holes and cracks in the floor to areas where employees could fall more than 10 feet and exposure to dangerous electrical work, OSHA is slapping the mill with almost $360,000 in fines.

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Corrections Officer Accused Of Sexual Abuse

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A corrections officer from Ohio has turned himself in to Watertown police, who then arrested him for allegedly molesting a child seven years ago.

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4 Indicted In Massena Robbery, Shooting

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Four people have been indicted in connection with a violent robbery in Massena in which one man was shot and another stabbed.

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Crews Work To Fix Broken Water Line In Town Of DeKalb

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Some people in the town of DeKalb are without water after a water line broke.

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Ogdensburg Pumping Millions Into Wastewater Treatment Plant Video included

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The city of Ogdensburg is getting ready to pump big money into its wastewater treatment plant. An upgraded plant could better serve residents and could be a tool for economic development.

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Lowville To Pay $12K For Study To Fix Water Woes Video included

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In Lowville, village officials are looking at options to fix the community's water shortage.

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Local Woman Excited To Meet Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Video included

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After a Tim McGraw concert three years ago ended horribly, an Ellisburg woman is getting a once in a lifetime opportunity.

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Special Glasses Recommended For Eclipse Viewing Video included

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A solar eclipse is happening next Monday and doctors are concerned about viewers' safety.

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Zoo's Duncan The Eagle Dies

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Duncan the bald eagle has died. Officials at the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park announced his death Thursday. 

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Attorney General Says To Beware Of Flooding Repair Scams

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New York's attorney general has issued a consumer alert to homeowners impacted by flooding along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. 

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Washington Street Lane Reduction Underway Video included

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Motorists will see changes to one of the main arteries into Watertown from the south.

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Traffic Advisory: Watertown's Academy Street

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Part of Academy Street in Watertown will be closed for road work Thursday. 

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Strong Defense Key To R&B Success Video included

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The Watertown Red & Black defense has made its mark this season, in part thanks to an outstanding defensive back.

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Ogdensburg's Waterfront Repairs Could Cost $1.5 Million Video included

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This year's high waters continue to wreak havoc along the riverfront in Ogdensburg. The popular city dock now closed as parts are crumbling.

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Man Gets Prison Time For Scalding A Toddler

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A 19 year old Carthage man is going to prison in connection with the scalding of a toddler.

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Route 11 Road Work Takes Toll On Nearby Businesses Video included

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It has been a long four weeks for several businesses south of Watertown. But now the end is in sight.

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19 Operation Gravy Train Suspects Plead Guilty

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Things have been busy the past couple of days in St. Lawrence County Court as 19 defendants in the major drug sweep known as Operation Gravy Train entered guilty pleas.

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Fire Forces Senior Citizens To Evacuate Apartment Complex

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As many as 60 people had to evacuate a senior citizen apartment complex Wednesday after a small fire broke out.

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Festival Says Arrivederci To Miss Italia Pageant Video included

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The upcoming Bravo Italiano Festival is known for sausage, meatballs and pasta. But it's what's not going to be there this year that's the story

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Man & Woman Treated After Fox Tests Positive For Rabies,

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A man and a woman are undergoing treatment for exposure to rabies.

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Upstate Republicans Mostly Mum After Trump Blames 'Both Sides'

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Republican members of congress from upstate New York were largely silent Wednesday, after President Trump once again blamed "both sides" for last weekend's violence in Charlottesville.  

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Fort Drum, Civilian Community Train Together Video included

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The military and community trained side by side Wednesday. It was all part of an annual Fort Drum training exercise.

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Lowville Students Try Their Hand At TV News Video included

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Some kids play hide and seek. Others play house. These kids play news.

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Spezzano Named New Head Of SPCA Video included

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A new executive director has been named at the Jefferson County SPCA. Heather Spezzano will lead the agency.

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Horne's Ferry To Resume Operations Thursday

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Horne's Ferry in Cape Vincent should be back up and running Thursday.

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Carthage Native, Creator Of Veterans Crisis Line, Dies At 63

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Have you ever heard the name Dr. Janet Kemp? maybe not, but she's the reason 3 million U.S. veterans got help when they picked up the phone.

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Group Speaks Out Against Wind Project Video included

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A group called River Residents Against Turbines is speaking out about a project in Jefferson County.   

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Sandstoners, Vikings Prepare For Gridiron Season Video included

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Continuing our preseason look at high school football teams, Mel Busler checks in with two teams, Potsdam and Thousand Islands. 

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9 People Displaced After Fire Destroys Apartment Building Video included

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Nine people have been displaced after a fire ripped through a St. Lawrence County apartment building.

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Apartment Owner Concerned About Arsenal Street Bridge Work Video included

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The dust, the vibration and the noise. One landlord is not looking forward to a major project on one of Watertown's busiest streets.

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Man Injured After Pickup Strikes Bicycle

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A man was taken to the hospital late Tuesday afternoon after his bike was hit by a pickup truck in Watertown.

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Could This Be The Peak Of Boating Season? Video included

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Late summer could actually be the peak of boating season for many on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

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2 More Breweries Are On Tap In Watertown Video included

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Brewing up business in Watertown - two more microbreweries are on tap to open up.

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5 Vehicles Crash On Coffeen Street In Watertown

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One person was taken away by ambulance following a five-vehicle accident in Watertown Tuesday.

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Jennings' Splashpark Idea Draws Criticism Video included

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A new proposal at Thompson Park: fill in the pool for a new splashpark. The splashpark proposal itself is nothing new, but putting it on the site of the closed pool is.

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Child Care Facility Being Built At SUNY Potsdam

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It was a day to dig at SUNY Potsdam. A new $6 million day care center is the project, which will replace the current facility at Merritt Hall.

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Sheriff Honors Local Heroes

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They're being called heroes and now they have official recognition for what they did.

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Watertown Schools Issue Reminders About Meal Program Video included

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When school starts in a couple of weeks, kids in Watertown will eat for free. So why are parents getting reminders to send cash with their kids or put money into their accounts?

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This Story Is Rated 'ARRRRR" Video included

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Pirate Days continues in Alexandria Bay with a meet and greet for families.

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Just Face It: Miss TI Pageant Video included

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This week on Just Face It: a winner is crowned. The Miss Thousand Islands Pageant was held Saturday at the Clayton Opera House.

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Fort Drum Expects Traffic Delays Near Black River Gate

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Traffic delays are expected near the Black River gate on Nash Boulevard at Fort Drum Wednesday.

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Potsdam Police Seek Help In Burglary Investigation

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Potsdam police are asking for help solving a burglary that happened earlier this month. 

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Council Discusses Signs & Splash Park, But No Solutions Found Video included

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There was a lot of talking at a Watertown city council meeting Monday night, but no solution for what to do with downtown sign laws. 

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Cyclones Look For Early Tests As Season's Set To Begin Video included

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The Watertown Cyclones are among the north country teams getting ready for the upcoming fall football season. 

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Heated Emails Exchanged In Impasse Between Watertown Firefighters, City Video included

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The fiery exchange of emails between Watertown's city manager and top fire department management shows the divide between the two sides has only gotten worse.

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Griffo: Getting Funding For Lowville's Water Woes Will Be Tough Video included

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A state Senator says he's willing to help Lowville with its ongoing water shortage, but he also says state help may not be easy to get.

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Work To Begin Wednesday On Watertown's Washington Street

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Watertown will begin reducing the lanes on Washington Street in front of city schools this Wednesday.

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Red Cross Has Emergency Need For Blood Video included

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It's a Week of Caring for the American Red Cross, which is holding a number of blood drives all over Jefferson and Lewis counties this week.

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Ogdensburg Closes City Docks Walkway Due To Flooding

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The city docks walkway along the river in the Ogdensburg Greenbelt is now closed to pedestrian traffic.

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Engine Trouble Stalls Horne's Ferry Video included

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Mechanical issues have knocked the ferry between Cape Vincent and Wolfe Island out of service.

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Watertown's Passenger Jet Service Really Takes Off Video included

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The return of passenger jet service to Watertown International Airport is taking off. Nearly 5,000 fliers departed or flew into Watertown's airport in the month of July.

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Assemblyman Retiring, St. Lawrence County Republican Mulls Run

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Marc Butler, Assemblyman in the 118th District, is retiring at the end of his current term. There's one Republican in St. Lawrence County who may seek the office.

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For Sale Signs May Go Up On Massena's Old GM Land Video included

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For sale signs may soon go up on the land of the shuttered GM plant in the town of Massena.

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Man Going To Prison In Connection With Police Chase

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A Rochester area man is going to prison for leading state police on a chase in a stolen car in Jefferson County. Christopher Pickett appeared Monday in county court, where he was sentenced to two to four years behind bars.

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Greig Man Accused Of Growing Marijuana

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A town of Greig man faces charges after law enforcement officials say they found a marijuana grow room where he lived.

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Your Turn: Free College In Prison, Lowville Water Woes & Signs Video included

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Should college courses be offered free to state prisoners? It's set to happen, but Senator Patty Ritchie has started a petition opposing it. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

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Stefanik Condemns 'Hatred, Bigotry,' in Charlottesville Violence

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North country congresswoman Elise Stefanik condemned the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.  

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Wellesley Island Home Destroyed By Fire Video included

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Firefighters battled a house fire on Wellesley Island from both land and river on Sunday. 

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Alleged Billy Club Attack Yields Assault Charge

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A Massena woman is accused of hitting a man several times in the head with a billy club.

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Driver Injured In Morristown Accident

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A man was airlifted to a Syracuse hospital after he wrapped his pickup truck around a tree in an accident over the weekend. 

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Woman Accused Of Setting Fire To Someone's Clothes

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A Castorland woman was jailed after she allegedly burned someone's clothes on her lawn over the weekend. 

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Man Charged With Grand Larceny In Construction Deal

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A Massena man is accused of taking money for construction work he didn't do. 

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Lots Of Antiques At TI Arts Center Show Video included

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Plenty of antiques and furniture could be found in Clayton over the weekend. 

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'Everybody's A Winner' At River Rat Tri Video included

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People were swimming, biking, and running for kids at the eighth annual River Rat Triathlon in Clayton over the weekend 

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Lowville Food Pantry Gets Help With Building Rehab Video included

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The Lowville Food Pantry has big plans for One of the buildings donated to them from the AMF Plant.

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Remembering the Past Key at West Martinsburg Cemetery Video included

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History doesn't die.. at least at one cemetery in Lewis County. On Sunday,  a group at the West Martinsburg Cemetery honored those who fought in America's early wars who were buried there by making sure they're always remembered.

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Road Work on Watertown's Arsenal St.

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Starting Sunday night, NYS Department of Transportation crews will begin nighttime road construction on Watertown's Arsenal Street.

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Blast From the Past: Clayton's Resurgence Video included

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On this week's Blast From the Past, Clayton's resurgence. We got back close to 30 years to August 1988, with then reporter Jeff Paston. More>>

Sports: NNYGA 6 Man Tournament in Watertown Video included

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Final round action taking place Saturday in the Northern New York Golf Association six-man tournament at Ives Hill Country Club.

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Sports: Red & Black Win, Capped off with Wedding Proposal Video included

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The Watertown Red & Black were back on the field Saturday night for the first time in two week after enjoying a by week.

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Craig's To Do List: Author Ellen Marie Wiseman Video included

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I spoke with local author Ellen Marie Wiseman at her book launch, on Thursday, July 27 at the Lyme Free Library in Chaumont.

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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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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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Calm Morning, Stormy Afternoon Video included

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It's going to be a hot, muggy day -- and things could get rough this afternoon, especially along shorelines. 

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A Nice Day For An Eclipse Video included

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We should have fairly clear skies for this afternoon's partial eclipse of the sun. 

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Moulton St. Stabbing: One Dead, Suspect Charged with Murder Video included

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A source tell 7 News a person is dead after an incident on Watertown's Moulton Street, and that it's being investigated as an apparent homicide.

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Clearing Skies Throughout The Morning Video included

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It's a damp, muggy morning, but most of Friday should be dry and sunny. 

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Cool Start To A Warm Day Video included

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Thursday morning will feel a bit like fall, but by afternoon it should feel like August again. 

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Pleasant Day Ahead Video included

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There's some fog early Wednesday morning, but that should burn off quickly when the sun comes out. 

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Mostly Sunny, But Some Could See Isolated Showers Video included

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Some areas could see some isolated showers later in the day. 

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Craig's To Do List: Jeff Foxworthy Interview Video included

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Craig Thornton from Craig's To Do List sat down with comedian Jeff Foxworthy before his show Friday night in Watertown.

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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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  • Karen J. Kirkbride 78, of Turin

    Karen J. Kirkbride 78, of Turin

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-08-22 22:24:11 GMT

    TURIN –  Karen J. Kirkbride 78, of Swackhammer Rd. , Turin, formerly of Swiss Road, Castorland, died early Monday morning, August 21. 2017 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.  

    TURIN –  Karen J. Kirkbride 78, of Swackhammer Rd. , Turin, formerly of Swiss Road, Castorland, died early Monday morning, August 21. 2017 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.  

  • Arlene M. Kocher, 90, of Alexandria Bay

    Arlene M. Kocher, 90, of Alexandria Bay

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-08-22 21:29:27 GMT

    Arlene M. Kocher, 90, of Seaway Avenue, Alexandria Bay, passed away Monday afternoon at River Hospital, after being stricken at home.  

    Arlene M. Kocher, 90, of Seaway Avenue, Alexandria Bay, passed away Monday afternoon at River Hospital, after being stricken at home.  

  • Lauretta Widrick, 86, native of Croghan

    Lauretta Widrick, 86, native of Croghan

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-08-22 20:33:28 GMT

    LOWVILLE- Lauretta Widrick, 86, went to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning, August 22, 2017, at Lewis County General Hospital.  

    LOWVILLE- Lauretta Widrick, 86, went to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning, August 22, 2017, at Lewis County General Hospital.  

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