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Taking To The Road - Or Sky - To Get To The Thanksgiving Table Video included

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While many people spent the day cooking up a turkey dinner, others had to travel to get to the table. 

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Volunteer Shortage Means Long Waits For Ambulances Video included

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A Morley couple had a scare recently when they had to wait a long time for an ambulance. 

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Potsdam Church Opens Doors For Thanksgiving Video included

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Serving Thanksgiving dinners is nothing unusual for volunteers at Trinity Episcopal Church in Potsdam. 

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North Country Organizations Serve Up Turkey Dinners Video included

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It’s not Thanksgiving without the big meal. 

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Watching What You Eat To Keep Diabetes Away Video included

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There are lots of treats and sweets to eat over the holidays, but many people have to watch what they eat. 

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Help Make Season Happier With Stockings For Seniors Video included

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As we look towards the December holidays there's a push to make sure one group's not forgotten. 

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Turkey Day Runners Exercise Before Feast Video included

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Many people were getting a workout in before the Thanksgiving feast. 

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Services Set For Watertown Employee Killed In Accident

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Watertown city officials had nothing new to offer Wednesday about the accident that killed a waste water treatment plant employee Monday night, but we've learned more about the man himself. 

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Highlights & Scores: Wins By General Brown & Potsdam Video included

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It was a good day for General Brown girls on the hardwood and for Potsdam girls on the ice. 

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South Jeff Athlete Heads To D1 George Mason

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A talented South Jefferson student athlete is heading to Division 1. 

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DWI Crackdown Happening This Holiday Weekend Video included

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As people get ready for their Thanksgiving feast, many are planning to spend the night before the holiday drinking. Law enforcement agencies are teaming up to keep people safe.

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Behind Bars: What Happens When Women Are Locked Up Video included

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The increasing number of women in local jails is taking a toll. 

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Woman Dies Following Lewis County Accident

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A 19 year old Glenfield woman has died from injuries she suffered in an accident in Lewis County earlier this week.

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Alleged Pot Deal Ends In Shooting & Accident

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A drug deal gone bad in the town of Morristown last week and a shooting that followed ended with three people taken to a hospital and one person in jail. 

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Free Thanksgiving Meals Offered Around North Country Video included

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Thanksgiving is all about sharing food and organizations in the north country are once again teaming up to give free meals this holiday season.

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Fort Drum Soldiers Treated To Thanksgiving Dinner Video included

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Thanksgiving can be tough when you're away from home, which is the case for some soldiers on Fort Drum. But, officials on post want to make sure those soldiers don't miss out on the holiday's main tradition.

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More Needed For Coats for Kids Drive Video included

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There's just one week to go in the Coats for Kids drive in St. Lawrence County.

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Troopers Ask For Help In Gun Theft

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State police are asking for help as they investigate the theft of three guns from a town of Pierrepont home. 

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State Launches Fentanyl Awareness Campaign

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New York state is launching a new effort to inform the public about the dangers of fentanyl.

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Staying Safe When Someone Starts Shooting Video included

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In an active shooter situation, what should you do to keep safe? That question was answered at a presentation at Jefferson Community College Tuesday night. 

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3 Arrested In Meth Lab Bust In Lewis County Video included

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Members of Lewis County's drug task force had to play it safe when they walked in on an active meth lab.

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Highlights & Scores: College B'Ball & High School Hockey Video included

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It was the visitors all the way in a pair of college basketball games hosted by SUNY Canton Tuesday.

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Team Profile: General Brown Girls' Basketball Video included

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The General Brown girls' basketball team is gearing up for what they hope will be a great season.

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Watertown City Employee Dies In Workplace Accident Video included

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A Watertown city employee is dead following an accident Monday at the city's waste water treatment plant. 

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More & More Women Land 'Behind Bars' Video included

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Drug addiction is taking a toll on women in the north country. 

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Watertown Officials Look At Return On $10M Investment Video included

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Could $10 million dollars turn into $50 million? That's the goal as big plans move ahead for downtown Watertown.

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Canton Parking Fines Are Going Up Video included

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Some parking fines will more than double in Canton. The village board approved the move. Now police are just waiting to get the new tickets.

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North Country Jobless Rates Hold Steady Or Drop

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Despite a slight drop in the unemployment rate, the north country continues to have some of the highest jobless numbers in the state.

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Parishville Man Dies In Pickup Truck Crash

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A Parishville man is dead after the pickup truck he was driving slammed into a tree last week. 

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Just Face It: Ogdensburg Parade Video included

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This week on Just Face It: Ogdensburg loves a parade.

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Buy A Ribbon, Help Feed The Needy Video included

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They're raising money for charity in a festive way for the holidays.

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Some State Highway Work Suspended For Holiday

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Highway construction crews will hold off on any non-essential lane closures this holiday weekend to ease traffic during one of the busiest travel periods of the year. 

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Deadline Approaching For Pistol Permit Rectification

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State police are reminding upstate New Yorkers with pistol permits of the upcoming deadline to recertify them. 

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Glenfield Woman Seriously Hurt In Crash Video included

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A 19 year old Glenfield woman was seriously injured in an accident in Lewis County Monday.

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Man Dies In Lewis County Dairy Farm Accident

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A Lowville man is dead following what state police are calling an agricultural/industrial accident at a large Lewis County dairy farm.

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Judge Issues Order of Protection Against Capone

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A temporary restraining order has been issued against a town of Watertown judge.  

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Financial Woes Continue For Massena Hospital Video included

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Massena Memorial Hospital continues to rack up financial losses as it moves toward a potential privatization next year.

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Concerns Arise Over New Rules On Workplace Schedules Video included

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Who wouldn't like knowing their work schedule well in advance and getting paid for being on call? It's on the way in New York state, but not without some push-back.

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Five Escape House Fire In Town Of Morristown Video included

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A family of five escaped a fire in the town of Morristown Monday morning.

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Dilapidated Watertown Houses Coming Down

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Two worn down homes in Watertown are coming down.

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Lewis County Couple Sentenced On Meth Charges.

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A 38 year old Lewis County man is going to prison for making methamphetamine.

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Youngsters Enjoy Season's First Lake Effect Snow Video included

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The north country saw its the first lake effect snow of the season.

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Group Donates Thanksgiving Dinners To Veterans Video included

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The Veteran Enforcers Motorcycle Association, or VEMA, is making sure Thanksgiving meals go to local veterans.

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Money Raised To Provide Thanksgiving Meals To Needy Families

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Lewis County health care workers are not only considered life-savers, but they are dinner savers as well.

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Your Turn: Feedback On Video, Kratom & Virus Video included

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A student was arrested at Watertown High School, but police and the student’s dad have differing opinions as to how it went down. A video of the incident was shared with us and we asked what you think.

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Hammond Man Accused Of Assault & Imprisonment

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A Hammond man faces assault and imprisonment charges following a domestic incident St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies investigated. 

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Joey Scinta, Popular Musician In Las Vegas & North Country, Dies

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Musician Joey Scinta, whose band has been a north country favorite for decades, has died at the age of 69. 

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Stefanik Named Fox News 'Power Player'

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North country Congresswoman Republican Elise Stefanik was in the spotlight as the Fox News Sunday's Power Player of the Week.

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Welcoming Snowfall to the North Country Video included

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Love it or hate it, it's here.

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German-American Club Honors POWs Buried Near Fort Drum Video included

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Back in World War II, seven prisoners of war were held in the area that is now Fort Drum.

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Home For the Holidays Festival in Lowville Video included

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It's home for the holidays at the Lewis County Historical Society's 15th annual festival in Lowville.

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Light Up the Night Parade in Ogdensburg Video included

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Getting into the holiday season in Ogdensburg.

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'Tis the Season for Tom and Jerrys Video included

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The popular drink is back in downtown Watertown.

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Fire Destroys Home in Town of Hammond

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A family of three in St. Lawrence County lost their home and two dogs in a fire Saturday morning.

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Sports: SUNY Potsdam BBall Wins North Country Invitational Video included

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SUNY Potsdam men's basketball won the North Country Invitational tournament they hosted Saturday in Maxcy Hall on campus. SUNY Potsdam beat Bridgeport 85-78 in the championship game to claim the title. Nosa Onabor was named the MVP. Potsdam is now 2-0 on the season. In the consolation game, the Clarkson Golden Knights met Green Mountain. A 28-9 first half run would leads the Golden Knights to victory, 76-44. Clarkson is 1-1 on the season. Later Saturday night at Maxcy Hall SUNY Pot...

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AAA: Over 50 million Travelers for Thanksgiving Holiday Video included

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In just a few days, drivers will be gassing up and hitting the roads for a Thanksgiving meal.

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Over 70 North Country Vendors at Shop Local Event Video included

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Shopping local for the holidays.

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Police Identify Man Who Died In Watertown House Fire Video included

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Watertown police have identified the man who died Friday in a house fire in the city. He is 83 year old Lewis DeShane.

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Athlete Of The Week: Zachary Barker Video included

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Zachary Barker is the 7 News - Watertown Savings Bank North Country Athlete of The Week for November 17.

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Reaction Mixed Over Rite Aid's Move In Canton Video included

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Rite Aid is making what it expects to be a healthy move for its business in Canton. But that means closing a store in what was once a bustling downtown plaza.

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Castorland Woman Admits Setting Fire To Clothes

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A 57 year old Castorland woman has admitted to burning someone's clothing.

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Watertown Scores State Grant For Baseball Field Video included

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Watertown has scored in an effort to get state money to make improvements at the Alex Duffy Baseball Field.

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Town Official Says Galloo Island Wind Proposal Won't Affect Fort Drum Video included

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Not all wind projects are created equal when it comes to their effects on Fort Drum. That's a message very important to one Jefferson County town that's hoping to reap wind power benefits.

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Jury Convicts Carthage Man In Meth Trial

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A jury has convicted 30 year Carthage for making methamphetamine.

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Blast From The Past: 1997 DARE Program Video included

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This week on Blast From The Past, we go back to 1997 for the first year for the DARE Program at Watertown city schools. Click on the picture to watch the story by reporter Diane Rutherford. More>>

Man Sentenced For Making Meth, Selling Drugs

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A 45 year old town of Denmark man is going to prison for making meth and selling drugs.

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Fort Drum Releases Information About Reported Sexual Assaults On Post

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There were 253 sexual assaults reported at Fort Drum between 2013 and 2016. That's according to the Department of Defense.

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Man Pleads Guilty To Sexually Abusing A Child

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A 59 year old Philadelphia, New York, man has admitted to having sexual contact with a young child.

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McCarthy, Former Detective, Headed For Trial

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Former Ogdensburg city police detective Harry McCarthy is headed to trial in federal court on child porn charges.  

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Croghan Woman Sentenced For Selling Drugs

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A 35 year old Croghan woman is going to prison for selling drugs.

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Watertown Man Accused of Possessing 2 Pounds Of Marijuana

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A 23 year old Watertown man faces drug charges after a bust in the city Friday.

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Ogdensburg Airport Welcomes First Passenger From Tampa-St. Pete

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The Ogdensburg International Airport welcomed its first-ever passenger from the Tampa-St. Petersburg Airport in Florida.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Fixings Cost Less This Year, Survey Says

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New Yorkers will be paying less -- on average -- for their Thanksgiving dinners this year. 

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Man Accused Of Trying To Hide Beer In Pants

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A Lisbon man is accused of trying to steal beer from a Norwood grocery store by hiding three large cans of it in his pants. 

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Clayton Welcomes Christmas Season At Annual Tree Lighting Video included

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With the flick of a switch, s'mores, and hot chocolate, Clayton is welcoming the holidays. 

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Area Cheerleaders Capture Championship Crowns Video included

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Frontier League cheerleading squads took home four titles at the Section 3 tournament last weekend. 

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Stefanik Stands By 'No' As House Passes Tax Bill Video included

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Republicans are muscled their massive tax bill through the House, but they did it without the vote of the north country's congresswoman.

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Downtown Watertown Businesses Support New Parking Idea Video included

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With the $10 million being used to revitalize downtown Watertown, one council member says part of that should go toward parking.

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What Is Hand-Foot-And-Mouth Disease? Video included

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It's a contagious disease found most often in children. We tell you the signs, symptoms and treatment of hand-foot-and-mouth disease.

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Gillibrand Reintroduces Military Justice Improvement Act

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There were an estimated 15,000 Sexual assaults in the U.S. military last year.

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Old Massena Landmark Getting New Lease On Life Video included

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A former Massena landmark could become one yet again. Slavin's Furniture & Jewelry store is getting a new lease on life.

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State Lawmakers Recognize Clarkson Women's Hockey Team Video included

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A state senator has carried in honors for the Clarkson women's hockey team.

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TI Museum Kicks Off Festival Of Trees Video included

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This is the 23rd year of the Festival of Trees at the Thousand Islands Museum in Clayton.

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Sex Abuse Victims Renew Push For Reform

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Advocates for a bill in New York that would loosen the statute of limitations for molestation are hoping the national attention on sexual misconduct gives their cause fresh momentum. 

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JCC Students Help Community Learn About Opioid Crisis Video included

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Students at Jefferson Community College spent Wednesday night bringing awareness to the opioid crisis. 

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Sports Wrap: Lady Spartans Basketball Profile & JCC Scores Video included

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The South Jefferson girls' basketball team -- always strong year in and year out -- has added a couple key pieces to make them one of the favorites to win it all in Section 3 this year. 

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Beaver River Principal Placed On Leave, Investigated After 'Serious' Complaint Video included

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Beaver River's high school principal has been placed on leave as the Lewis County Sheriff's Office investigates a complaint against him.

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3 Indicted In Brutal Oswego County Child Abuse Case

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A grand jury has indicted three people in connection with a disturbing case of child abuse in Oswego County.

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Flu Complications Claim Life Of Potsdam Boy Video included

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Rayden LaBarge died suddenly Saturday after going into sudden cardiac arrest, apparently from complications due to the flu.

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Health Officials Say Kratom Is Dangerous Video included

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Health officials are warning of the dangers of the herbal supplement kratom.

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Massena Gets Super Fast Fiber Optic Network Video included

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Massena now offers some of the highest-speed Internet in St. Lawrence County. Local officials say its all part of a bigger plan.

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Your Old Cell Phone Can Help Our Troops Video included

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Your old cell phone could make it possible for members of the military to call home during the holidays.

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New System Speeds Up Ballot Counting Process Video included

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The Jefferson County Board of Elections has a new way to count its absentee ballots. New technology is speeding up the process.

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Legislature Races Unchanged After Absentee Ballots Are Counted

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Absentee ballots did not change the outcome in two close races in the north country.

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High School Students Get Taste Of Workforce Video included

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More than 1,500 seniors and juniors came with resumes in hand to the Watertown International Airport Wednesday for Workforce 20/20.

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Watertown Man Renews Push For City Dog Park Video included

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A Watertown man is taking another crack at bringing a dog park to the city. 

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Jefferson County Budget Passes With Modest Increases Video included

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Jefferson County legislators approved a budget for 2018 Tuesday night. It includes less-than-2-percent increases in both taxes and spending. 

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Chilly Start, Then Seasonable & Sunny Video included

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You might want to bundle up Wednesday morning, but it will turn out to be a fairly nice day. 

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New Company Seeks Workers

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A company moving to Watertown is looking for workers. 

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Team Profile: Carthage Volleyball Team Hungry For More Video included

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The Carthage volleyball team has put together a resume that's second to none. 

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Remains Found Near Where Lewis County Man Went Missing Video included

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The remains of a Lewis County man who went missing five months ago were found Tuesday morning a few miles from where he was last seen.

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Redfield Snowmobile Trails Will Be Open

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A decision has been made to open 20 miles of popular snowmobile trails to sledders this winter.

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Clayton Man Accused Of Sexual Contact With Underage Victim

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Acting on a report from school officials, state police arrested a Clayton man they accuse of having sexual contact with a child. 

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Federal Disaster Funding Approved For Jefferson, St. Lawrence Counties

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Federal disaster funding has been approved for Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties in the wake of flooding along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

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Ad Pushes Stefanik To Vote For Tax Reform Video included

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Call it a friendly nudge to Congresswoman Elise Stefanik to vote for tax reform. You'll see two advertisements running on TV telling people to thank Stefanik for her plans to cut taxes.

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7 News Special Report: 'Wind Blind?' Video included

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You've heard a lot about wind towers in the north county and, more recently, their potential effects on Fort Drum. Be sure to join 7 News reporter John Moore with a closeup look at what those effects can be. Watch 'Wind Blind?' Tuesday on 7 News at 6 p.m.

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Ogdensburg Public Library Faces Cuts Video included

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There will be possible cuts in service at the Ogdensburg Public Library after the city council slashed its funding by $50,000. But some councilors say it's really no cut at all.

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Jury Seated In Carthage Man's Meth Trial

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A jury was seated Tuesday in the trial of a 30 year Carthage man accused of making methamphetamine.

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Just Face It: Students Sing At Crunch Game Video included

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A local school chorus took their show on the road this Veterans Day, but it wasn't your typical stage.

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YMCA To Host Turkey Run Video included

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Stretch now and take part in this year's Turkey Run! The Downtown Watertown YMCA's annual event will be next Thursday, November 23.

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Man Accused Of Hiding Drugs In Body Cavity

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Police say a man they were processing on an arrest warrant was hiding several packets of what they think is crack cocaine in a body cavity. 

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'Friends' Group Proposes Thompson Park Visitors Center Video included

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A volunteer group says Thompson Park should have a visitor center. 

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Ogdensburg Library Faces Deep Cuts In City's 2018 Budget Video included

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Ogdensburg city councilors approved the 2018 budget by a margin of six to one Monday night after a few hours of final adjustments.

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No Serious Injuries Reported In 1-Car Crash

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A car rolled on its side near Chippewa Bay in the town of Hammond late Monday night. 

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Carthage Lacrosse Standout Heads To SU Video included

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A Carthage girl's lacrosse standout has signed to pursue her sport at Division I Syracuse University next year. 

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Sports: OFA Football Ousted, Two XC Teams Win State Titles Video included

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The lone north country team left alive in the state football playoffs was in action Saturday at Schuylerville High School as the O.F.A. Blue Devils met Holy Trinity in the State Class C Quarterfinals. 

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Sunday Sports: Section Title Games Scheduled in Watertown and Lowville Video included

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Until Saturday, it had been over 50 years since the Watertown Cyclones Boys' Soccer Team had been in the Section 3 Championship game.

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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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Chilly Morning, Maybe Rain & Snow This Afternoon Video included

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It's a good day weather-wise to sit inside and have another cup of coffee while the turkey roasts. 

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Cooling Temperatures, A Little Precipitation Video included

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Wednesday started with temperatures in the mid- to upper-30s, but they're going to slide back into the low-30s by afternoon. 

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Public Invited To Active Shooter Training Video included

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What do you do when a gunman opens fire in a church, a school, or a business? The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department wants people to be prepared for those unthinkable situations.

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Sunny & Unseasonably Warm Video included

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Tuesday will be a nice, fairly warm day. 

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Weather Alerts Posted For Lewis & Jefferson Counties Video included

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The National Weather Service has issued a lake effect snow warning for Lewis County and a winter weather advisory of Jefferson County. 

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McLeod's Forecast: Snow in Some Areas Video included

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LAKESHORE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM MONDAY FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY

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Sunny & Cool Friday, Rainy & Windy Saturday Video included

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Friday will be cool, crisp and sunny.

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Rain Thursday, Maybe A Little Snow Overnight Video included

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Thursday is going to be a mostly dreary day, though the sun could peek through once in awhile. 

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A Cloudy & Cool Tuesday Video included

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It looks as if Tuesday will be fairly uneventful weather-wise. 

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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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  • H. Wendell Peterson, 92, of Henderson

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    Thursday, November 23 2017 7:33 PM EST2017-11-24 00:33:20 GMT

    H. Wendell Peterson, 92, Henderson, passed away Tuesday, November 21st at the Veterans Administration Health Care Facility in Syracuse where he had been a patient since November 11th.  

    H. Wendell Peterson, 92, Henderson, passed away Tuesday, November 21st at the Veterans Administration Health Care Facility in Syracuse where he had been a patient since November 11th.  

  • Rexford L. Sampier, 80, of Colton

    Rexford L. Sampier, 80, of Colton

    Thursday, November 23 2017 7:30 PM EST2017-11-24 00:30:01 GMT

    COLTON- Funeral services for 80 year old Rexford L. Sampier, a resident of Colton, will be held Sunday November 26, at 2:00 p.m. at the Buck Funeral Home in Colton.   

    COLTON- Funeral services for 80 year old Rexford L. Sampier, a resident of Colton, will be held Sunday November 26, at 2:00 p.m. at the Buck Funeral Home in Colton.   

  • Crystal Lynn Farney, 19, of Glenfield

    Crystal Lynn Farney, 19, of Glenfield

    Thursday, November 23 2017 7:24 PM EST2017-11-24 00:24:09 GMT

    GLENFIELD – Crystal Lynn Farney, 19, died on Tuesday night, November 21, 2017 at UpState Medical University, Syracuse.  

    GLENFIELD – Crystal Lynn Farney, 19, died on Tuesday night, November 21, 2017 at UpState Medical University, Syracuse.  

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