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Burst Pipes Force Family From Home Before It Burns

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Burst water pipes the day before kept a Felts Mills-area family out of their home when it was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning.

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Accident, Fuel Spill Shut Down Road

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Spilled diesel fuel on the pavement may have caused an accident which shut down a road in Jefferson County.

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Cobb's Campaign Wants Ad Pulled Off TV

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Tedra Cobb's campaign is telling TV stations to stop running an ad from her opponent, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.

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Town's Dog Control Officer Speaks Out About Service

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Eight towns have opted out of Jefferson County's dog control program - and that program is now in danger of folding. But there's another side to the story.

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Molinaro Touts Plan To Slash NY Taxes

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro has a plan that he says will slash New York state taxes by nearly 30 percent. But, Governor Cuomo is saying - not so fast.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Visits Watertown

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She is trying to unseat one of the more prominent members of the U.S. Senate. 

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Moses-Saunders Dam Employs 3 Generations Of One Family

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The Moses-Saunders Dam is a big part of one family's heritage. Three generations of the Orosz family have worked there.

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Just Face It: What A Costume!

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Jacob LaValley has Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  

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Man's 1,062 Pound Gourd Wins Pumpkin Festival

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Over the weekend, the village of Gouverneur held its 7th annual pumpkin festival.  

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Man Pleads Not Guilty In Franklin County Homicide

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A 62 year old man has pleaded not guilty to fatally shooting a man last year and burying the victim on his Franklin County property. 

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Healing Mass Brings Catholics Together For Sex Abuse Victims Video included

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Most prayers by church-goers Monday night were for victims of sex abuse by clergy members. 

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City Officials Debate Grant To Hire More Firefighters Video included

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It looks as if a majority of Watertown city council members are in favor of a grant to hire more people at the fire department.

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Highlights & Scores: IHC Girls vs. Carthage Video included

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It was a good night for the home team as Immaculate Heart hosted Carthage under the lights in a girls' Frontier League soccer contest. 

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Fort Drum Tops List For Sexual Assault Risks Video included

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It's a list no military installation wants to be on. Fort Drum is ranked number one for sexual assault risks for women in the Army. That's according to a 2014 study, whose results were just released.

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'Club Vortex' Helps Kids Get In Shape Video included

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An annual exercise program for kids got off to a running start Monday.

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Man Going To Prison In Potsdam Robbery Case

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A Long Island man, who was arrested last year in connection with an armed robbery in Potsdam, is going to prison. 

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Man Sentenced For Smuggling Thousands Of Pounds Of Pot

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A Quebec man is going to prison for more than 11 years for conspiring to smuggle thousands of pounds of marijuana into the United States from Canada through the Akwesasne Mohawk Indian Reservation.   

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Mohawk Tribe Wants To Use Massena's Old GM Site Video included

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It once produced transmissions for General Motors. Could it now produce a better understanding of native-American culture? 

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Old Music Store Demolished For Street Construction Video included

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Construction crews began demolishing the old music store on Gaffney Drive in Watertown around 7:30 a.m. Monday. 

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Local Wineries Enjoyed Good Year

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It was a good year for north country wineries. Growers say this summer's warm and dry weather was ideal for growing grapes. 

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Your Turn: Feedback On Potsdam Woman, Crystal Restaurant & More Video included

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Sheriff's deputies say the Potsdam woman who recently claimed she was bound and gagged by intruders, actually made up the story. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

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Indian River Students Make Pinwheels For Peace Video included

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Making pinwheels for peace. We go to Indian River Middle School where students are taking part in an international movement.

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Missing Louisville Boy Found

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A 12 year old autistic Louisville boy with Down syndrome who was missing since Sunday afternoon was found overnight.

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Alleged Car-Ramming Yields Felony Charges

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A Madrid man is facing several charges after authorities responded to a call of someone ramming a car into someone else's. 

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Fort Drum Soldiers Welcomed Home From Africa Video included

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Around 100 soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team are home from a six-month tour in Cameroon, Africa. 

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Gouverneur Home Destroyed By Fire

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Fire ripped though a home in the town of Gouverneur over the weekend. 

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Race for 116th: Walczyk Calls Out Jenne for Dream Act Vote Video included

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Republican Mark Walczyk claims Democratic Assemblywoman Addie Jenne isn't looking out for Northern New Yorkers. .

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Here's How Fort Drum Soldiers Have Been Helping Florence Victims Video included

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As relief efforts continue from Hurricane Florence, we caught up with some of the Fort Drum soldiers helping out.

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5th Annual Jazz Fest Wraps Up in Clayton

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Listening to sounds along the seaway today as the 5th annual Clayton Jazz Fest weekend wraps up.

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Saturday Sports: High School Football Make-Ups After Weather Cancels Friday Night Games Video included

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A Section 3 / Section 10 battle took place under the lights in Cape Vincent Saturday night as the Thousand Islands Vikings hosted the Gouverneur Wildcats.

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VIDEO: This Weekend is All About the Pumpkins in Gouverneur Video included

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Gouverneur residents celebrated the first day of the fall season Saturday at their 7th annual Pumpkin Festival. 

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Cape Vincent Brings Oktoberfest to the North Country Video included

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A taste of Germany's Oktoberfest here in the north country. 

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Kickin' It for a Cause in Clayton Video included

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Over 400 people came out to the Cerow Recreation Park for Westelcom's inaugural charity kickball tournament. 

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Group of Soldiers Returns Home from Mission in Africa Video included

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Around 100 soldiers from the first brigade combat team are home from a six-month tour in Cameroon, Africa.  

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With Articles on Social Media, Looks Can Be Deceiving Video included

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If you're on Facebook - you get a lot of information from it. Real or not so much... Increasingly, fake information can be made to look real. 

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WHS Gets Grant For Aquaponics System Video included

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It's a grant to help teach students the future of growing food. 

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Church Looks To Buy Downtown Canton Restaurant Video included

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People used to dine and hoist drinks at The Club in Canton. Now, a church wants to lift voices in praise there. 

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Man Turns Abandoned Cemetery Into Landmark Video included

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Making an abandoned cemetery new again. It was one man's mission five years ago in the town of Theresa, and now it's become a landmark.

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Blast From The Past: 1989 Brick Laying Contest Video included

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This week on Blast From The Past, we go back 29 years when a competition was underway in the town of Hounsfield to determine the fastest brick layer.  

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Patio Built To Earn Eagle Scout Rank Video included

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No high school student likes being cooped up in class all day. That's why Camden Rickman spent his summer building an outdoor patio for his high school. 

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Madrid Woman Dies After September 12 Crash

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Eight days after a St. Lawrence County woman died, we're learning about the accident that claimed her life. 

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2 Accused Of Stealing Car, Vacuum Cleaner

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Two people are accused of stealing a car, driving it to Walmart and swiping a vacuum cleaner. 

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Massena Man Gets 30 Years In Prison For Child Pornography

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A 35 year old Massena man is going to prison for child pornography crimes. 

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Man Accused Of Abusing Child In St. Regis Falls

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A St. Regis Falls man is accused of sexually abusing a 10 year old.

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Man Accused Of Driving Lawnmower Drunk

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A West Virginia man was charged with felony DWI after he was allegedly driving a lawnmower drunk on a rural St. Lawrence County road. 

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Brooklyn Man Arrested On Drug & Weapon Charges

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Police say they found a loaded weapon, drugs, and cash in a vehicle they pulled over in Watertown Wednesday afternoon. 

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Forum Explores North Country Sex Trafficking Video included

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Addressing human sex trafficking and identifying the warning signs. That's what panelists discussed at Jefferson Community College Thursday. 

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Highlights & Scores: Undefeated Cyclone Soccer Video included

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Watertown remains undefeated after downing crosstown rival Immaculate Heart in boys' Frontier League soccer Thursday. 

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Car Strikes Home, Knocks Sleeping Boy Off Couch

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A 9 year old boy escaped injury when a car struck a home and knocked him off the couch where he was sleeping. 

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Inmate Allegedly Strangled, Beat & Kicked Fellow Inmate To Death Video included

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A Cape Vincent Correctional Facility inmate died about three weeks after he was allegedly strangled and beaten by a fellow inmate in June. 

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Man Gets Prison Time For Trafficking Drugs In St. Lawrence County

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A 38 year old Syracuse man is going to prison for trafficking crack cocaine and fentanyl in St. Lawrence County. 

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Wind Project Protesters Rally On Boats Video included

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It's not where you'd expect a protest, but there was one on Lake Ontario Thursday.

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Herman Man Arrested On Burglary And Other Charges

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A Hermon man is behind bars following his arrest on burglary and other charges.

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Star Lake Eyesore Finally Going Away Video included

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They're wrecking stuff in Star Lake – and that's good. It's the end of the line for some of the community's biggest eyesores. 

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New Walker Center for Cancer Care Is Unveiled Video included

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It's the new home for cancer treatment in Watertown. Folks got a chance to check out the new Walker Center for Cancer Care at Samaritan Medical Center.

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A New Way To Kill Germs In School Video included

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The Watertown City School District has a new way to tackle germs. 

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Jefferson, St. Lawrence Counties Rank High In Cow Populations

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Two northern New York counties account for a healthy share of the state's cow population. 

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Governor Candidate Molinaro Makes Pitch To Lewis County GOP Video included

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Republican candidate for governor Marc Molinaro is shaking as many hands as he can ahead of November's election where he will face incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Highlights & Scores: Soccer, Volleyball & Cross Country Video included

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Lowville blanked General Brown in a girls' soccer match-up in Dexter Wednesday night. 

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Lake St. Lawrence Sees Lowest Water Levels In 20 Years Video included

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People on Lake St. Lawrence have been left high and dry by extreme low water levels. There doesn't seem to be any easy solution. 

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Jails & Juveniles: Major Reform Coming Soon Video included

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Probation directors across the north country are ready to practice a new state law. That law will prohibit 16 year olds convicted of a crime from occupying traditional jails. 

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Murder Suspect's Lawyer Taken Off Case

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The lawyer for accused murderer Christopher Hebert has been dismissed from the case at his own request. 

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Beckstead's Lawyer Wants To Review Murder Trial Transcripts

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Another suspect in the killing of a Pamelia man was in court Wednesday. 

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State Wants All Horses Vaccinated For West Nile Virus Video included

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Now is peak season for the West Nile virus and the state is now saying all horses should be vaccinated. 

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Trial Date Set For Accused Killer Justin Walters

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A trial date is set for Justin Walters, the Theresa man accused of killing his wife and a state trooper. 

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Local Red Cross Workers Help Florence Victims Video included

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Handing out food and water is one way north country American Red Cross volunteers are helping out after Hurricane Florence. 

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Judge Hears Arguments In Bus Garage Fight Video included

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The fight over putting a bus garage in the Jefferson County Industrial Park was back in front of a judge Wednesday.

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Fort Drum Welcomes Rick Monroe Video included

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Fort Drum welcomes Rick Monroe. We had live coverage from the Winners Circle at the Commons on post on 7 News at 6 on Wednesday.   

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'C' Is For Construction Video included

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'C' is for construction. That was Wednesday's theme at Watertown's Flower Memorial Library. 

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Police Seek Public's Help In Identifying Alleged TV Thieves

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State Police are asking the public for held in identifying two people in connection with the theft of a television from the Walmart store located on Route 3 in the town of Watertown.   

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Committee Says Jefferson County Should Sue Opioid Makers

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The Jefferson County Legislature's health and human services committee is recommending the county sue opioid manufacturers. 

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Traffic Advisory: Coffeen Street, College Heights & Gaffney Drive

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Road work begins Wednesday morning on parts of Coffeen Street, College Heights, and Gaffney Drive in Watertown.

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Highlights & Scores: Excitement On The Volleyball Court Video included

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There was exciting action Tuesday night in a pair of Northern Athletic Conference volleyball matches. 

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Fort Drum Soldiers Help With Hurricane Florence Relief Video included

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As Hurricane Florence passes into the record books, rivers are overflowing, highways are washed out and Fort Drum soldiers are ready to help.

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2nd Arsonist Pleads Guilty In Newell Street Fire

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The second of two 18-year-olds accused of setting fire to a building on Newell Street in Watertown earlier this year has pleaded guilty. 

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Local Soldier Speaks About Rescuing Man From Water Video included

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We hear from a local soldier who went in the water to save the driver of a truck.

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Lewis County Underestimates Cost Of Education Center By $2M Video included

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Lewis County has underestimated how much its education center will cost by more than $2 million. Officials say it won't delay the project.
 

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Corroded Water Pipes Plague Ogdensburg Video included

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A neighborhood in Ogdensburg has a rash of water main breaks this summer. It looks like there could be more. 

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Repairs Could Start This Year On Ogdensburg's Waterfront

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Repairs to Ogdensburg's damaged waterfront could start this year. 

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Rabid Skunk Found In Ellisburg

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The Jefferson County Public Health Service confirms a rabid skunk was found in the town of Ellisburg. 

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Expanded Aldi Reopens In Watertown Video included

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Watertown's Aldi grocery store has reopened after months of renovations.

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Clayton Program Keeps Your Meter Running Video included

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No one wants to get a parking ticket. There's a program in Clayton that's helping visitors buy extra time when their meter runs out.

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Just Face It: Remembering 9/11 Video included

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This week on Just Face It, we see how one local school marked the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on America. 

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Motorcyclist Injured In Crash Monday

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The St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office is investigating a crash between a car and a motorcycle in the town of Lisbon Monday afternoon. 

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City Council: Vacant State Street Homes, Vanduzee Street Property & Rapids' Office Video included

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Three vacant homes on State Street in Watertown are heading for demolition. 

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Highlights & Scores: Watertown Shuts Out South Jeff Video included

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The Watertown girls' soccer team blanked South Jefferson in a Monday night Frontier League contest. 

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Library Event Celebrates All Things Harry Potter Video included

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A "Back to Hogwarts" event at Flower Memorial Library in Watertown Monday night was a celebration of magic for people of all ages. 

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Crystal Restaurant Owners Win Bid To Buy Building Video included

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The owners of Watertown's iconic Crystal Restaurant now control their own destiny. 

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Border Patrol Agent Accused Of Crashing Truck Into Bay, Drunk Driving

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An off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent is accused driving drunk with a blood alcohol level more than 3 times the legal limit. 

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Woman Accused Of Making Up Home Invasion Story

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A woman, who claimed armed intruders burst into her town of Potsdam home, bound and gagged her and demanded marijuana, is accused of making the whole thing up. 

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Man Accused Of Firing Handgun In Downtown Watertown Shop Video included

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A downtown Watertown business owner is accused of discharging a firearm when two people entered  his Court Street store Saturday evening.

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Mold Problem Grows In Sealed Up Houses Video included

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It's the worst mold to hit the local housing stock in 20 years. That's one professional's assessment and he blames the area's steamy summer.

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4 Facing Drug Charges After St. Lawrence County Traffic Stop

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A traffic stop in St. Lawrence County Sunday afternoon ended with the arrests of four people on drug charges. 

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Ogdensburg Police Bust 3 Meth Labs Over Weekend

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It was a busy weekend for the Ogdensburg Police Department, which says it busted 3 methamphetamine labs between Friday and Sunday. 

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In Wake Of Florence, North Country Natives Deal With Flooding Video included

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The storm has weakened, but the flooding is getting worse. We hear more from north country natives in North Carolina where Hurricane Florence stuck.

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Your Turn: Feedback On Jenne & 'Heat Days' Video included

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A truck owned by state Assemblywoman Addie Jenne is linked to a suspect in a burglary in Antwerp. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

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Enjoy Summer While You Can!

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The leaves are beginning to change in the north country, but we're still seeing summer weather. 

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Two Accused Of Trespassing In Stockholm

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Two Norfolk residents are accused of trespassing in a town of Stockholm home after they allegedly tried to retrieve property a previous resident left there.

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DEC Garage Destroyed By Fire

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A maintenance garage at a state Department of Environmental Conservation field headquarters in the town of Hermon was destroyed by fire Saturday night. 

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Troopers Identify Fatal ATV Crash Victim Video included

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State police have released the name of an ATV operator who died in a crash in the town of Lawrence Friday night.

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Travel Advisory: Outer Washington Street, Watertown

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Last week state highway crews were milling Route 11 just south of Watertown. This week, they'll be paving. 

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Soldiers Take Flying Leap In Sackets Harbor Training Exercise Video included

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10th Mountain Division soldiers from Fort Drum were in Sackets Harbor late last week to take a daring dip.

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Watertown Swim Team Enjoys Mel's Tailgate Party

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There's no tailgate like a Mel Busler tailgate. 

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Victims Identified In Deadly Lewis County Crash

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State police have released the name of the person who died Sunday in a crash in Lewis County.

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North Country Native Explains Why He Stayed During Hurricane Florence Video included

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Throughout Florence, we've been talking to north country natives who are riding out the storm. 

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Carthage-area Church Collecting Items for Florence Victims Video included

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A Carthage area church is helping out hurricane victims down south. 

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11 Years Later: Remembering Patrick Rust Video included

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Judy Rust spoke to a group of friends, family, and community members Sunday, thanking them for coming together to remember her son Patrick Rust.

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Video: Lowville Packed, All in the Name of Cream Cheese Video included

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Cream cheese bingo was just one of the many activities at this year's annual Cream Cheese Festival, which overtook downtown Lowville Saturday. 

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Saturday Sports: North Country Tigers Defeated In Title Game Video included

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The North Country Tigers looking to bring home the NFA AA Division Championship Saturday night as they traveled to Cortland to face Ithaca in the title game.

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Ogdensburg Man Facing Meth Charges

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An Ogdensburg man is charged with making meth after police searched his home Friday. 

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Front Porches Become Stages in Sackets Harbor Video included

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Porches transformed into stages in Sackets Harbor Saturday. 

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Indian Summer Fest in Chaumont Video included

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Music continued Saturday at the Indian Summer Fest concert. It's held at the Crescent Restaurant. 

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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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A Rainy Couple Of Days Video included

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Rain moved into the area early Tuesday and it looks as if it will be around a couple days.

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City Manager Wants Lawmakers To Accept Firefighter Grant Video included

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Watertown's new city manager is recommending the city accept a grant that would add four new firefighters to the city's fire department.

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Watertown To Hold Healing Mass In Wake Of Scandal

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Watertown's Catholic parishes are coming together for a "Healing Mass." 

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A Sunny, Pleasant Fall Day Video included

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It's officially fall now and Monday will have typical weather for the season.

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Missing Child in St. Lawrence County

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Authorities say a St. Lawrence County with autism and down syndrome is missing.  

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Warm, Humid, Windy & Rainy Video included

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Fall starts this weekend, but Friday will feel like a blast of summer. 

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Chilly Morning, Seasonable Afternoon Video included

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Thursday will feel as if it's a pleasant fall day, but Friday is expected to be a blast of summer-like weather. 

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Inmate Allegedly Committed Murder, Assault At Cape Vincent Prison

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A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted a 26 year old inmate at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility on murder and assault charges. 

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Cooler, Sunny & Pleasant Video included

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The day is starting out a bit cloudy, but it should turn out to be a beautiful, sunny day. 

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Cloudy & Less Muggy By Afternoon Video included

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Areas south of the north country will be hit by remnants of Hurricane Florence Tuesday, but here we only have a very slight chance of rain in the afternoon. 

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Hot & Humid For One More Day Video included

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Summer is officially winding down and Monday could be the last hot and muggy day of the season. 

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McLeod's Forecast: The Last Week of Summer Coming to a Close Video included

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This is the last week of summer, and it sure feels like it!

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Fundraiser To Benefit 'Fast Boat' Journey Video included

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A fundraiser is coming up to benefit Jeremy Donovan, a north country man who is promoting suicide awareness.

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  • Jackson John David McLaughlin

    Jackson John David McLaughlin

    Tuesday, September 25 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-09-25 21:26:18 GMT

    Jackson John David McLaughlin, became an angel on September 17, 2018, Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, entrusted with arrangements. 

    Jackson John David McLaughlin, became an angel on September 17, 2018, Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, entrusted with arrangements. 

  • John P. Belanger, 87, of Massena

    John P. Belanger, 87, of Massena

    Tuesday, September 25 2018 2:24 PM EDT2018-09-25 18:24:21 GMT

    MASSENA - After a brief illness, John P. Belanger, 87, of 309 Trippany Road, died Sunday afternoon, September 23, 2018, at his home where he was under the loving care of his wife, son and Hospice. 

    MASSENA - After a brief illness, John P. Belanger, 87, of 309 Trippany Road, died Sunday afternoon, September 23, 2018, at his home where he was under the loving care of his wife, son and Hospice. 

  • Barbara White, 83, of Massena

    Barbara White, 83, of Massena

    Tuesday, September 25 2018 11:23 AM EDT2018-09-25 15:23:37 GMT

    MASSENA - Barbara White, 83 a longtime resident of 49 West Orvis Street, passed away Sunday night, September 23, 2018, at the Highland Nursing Home after a brief illness. 

    MASSENA - Barbara White, 83 a longtime resident of 49 West Orvis Street, passed away Sunday night, September 23, 2018, at the Highland Nursing Home after a brief illness. 

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