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VIDEO: 7th Annual Punkin Chunkin in Clayton Video included

Saturday was Punkin Chunkin time in Clayton and kids were excited to see who can catapult their pumpkin the farthest. 

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Craft Fair Has Tradition of Raising Money for Charity Video included

Getting holiday shopping done and giving back to the community. Saturday was the 34th annual Craft Fair and Bazaar put on by Laureate Iota of Beta Sigma Phi. 

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Saturday Sports: HS Playoffs, Clarkson Raises National Title Banner Video included

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The opening round of the Section 3 football playoffs wrapped up Saturday with one Class D contest taking place locally as the 2nd seed, Beaver River Beavers hosted Sauquoit Valley in Class D action.

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Group Adds New Trees to Watertown City Park Video included

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Sprucing up the city of Watertown by adding a few trees.. Around 40 people were out this morning in the Cosgrove-Sherman Street Park green space. 

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McLeod's Forecast: Cold Comes Back! Video included

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A passing cold front makes its way into the North Country and has a tight grip on us for a large part of the week.

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No Mega Millions Winner, Jackpot Climbs to $1.6 Billion

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No one won the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot climbs to a staggering $1.6 billion. Mega Millions officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $1 billion grand prize in Friday night's drawing. 

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NY State Honoring National Move Over Day

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police and state transportation agencies are reminding motorists to obey the Move Over Law. 

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Blast From The Past: 1989 Behling's Halloween Video included

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This week on Blast From The Past, we go back to 1989. 

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Dr. Lynn Kahn: A First @ 5 Interview Video included

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Green Party candidate Dr. Lynn Kahn is looking to win the November election to become the north country's representative in Congress. 

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Dog Blamed For Attack On Child Euthanized Video included

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The dog believed to have attacked a 3 year old last month has been euthanized. 

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Judge Approves Paper Mill Sale

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A federal bankruptcy court judge in Syracuse made it official Friday: Ox Industries is the new owner of Carthage Specialty Paperboard. 

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4 Arrested In Heroin Bust

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The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office has arrested four people on drug charges.  

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Fire Departments Pay Tribute To Harrisville Man

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A Harrisville man who would come to the rescue for others was remembered Friday for his service to his community. 

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WWI Statue Inspires Man & Community Video included

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Harold Wright of Watertown died 100 years ago. A century later, a monument to Wright is getting new life.

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Feel Lucky? Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $1B Video included

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The Mega Millions jackpot has reached a record $1 billion. 

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Thompson Park Coyote Not Rabid, Test Results Show

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The coyote that threatened a Watertown man and his dog in Thompson Park last weekend was not rabid. 

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Victims Assistance Center Celebrates New Home Video included

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The Victim's Assistance Center of Jefferson County has a new home. 

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Highlights & Scores: More Section 3 Playoff Action Video included

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Section 3 soccer playoffs continued Thursday. LaFargeville shut out Belleville Henderson is a battle of Frontier League rivals. 

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Officials Brainstorm About Boosting Tourism

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The Thousand Islands is a beautiful place and officials want to make sure more visitors see it.

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Pennsylvania Company Apparent Winner of Carthage Paper Mill

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A Pennsylvania-based company is the apparent winner of an auction for the bankrupt Carthage Specialty Paperboard plant, according to two sources. 

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Dog Mauls 3 Year Old, Mom Wants Animal Put Down Video included

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A vicious dog attack left a Watertown boy needing hundreds of stitches to keep his face together, says his mom, and now her fight begins to keep the pit bull that did this off the streets. 

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Donalis Admits Guilt In Sex Bribery Case Video included

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A former Norwood police officer accused of asking for sex as a bribe has pleaded guilty. 

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Legal In Canada, But Don't Bring Pot Back, U.S. Officials Say Video included

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Now that you can legally buy and smoke marijuana in Canada, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have a message for Americans looking to take a trip up north.

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Congressional Candidate Tedra Cobb: A First @ 5 Interview Video included

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Democrat Tedra Cobb is seeking to unseat north country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in this November's election. 

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Watertown, Firefighters Try To Iron Out Contact Dispute Video included

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It's another step down the long road to a resolution in the contract dispute between the city of Watertown and its firefighters. 

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Hospital Offers Same-Day Mammogram Results Video included

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Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lewis County General Hospital is offering same-day mammogram results. 

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Youngsters Learn About Bus Safety Video included

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It was a fun way to teach kids about bus safety. 

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Hogansburg Man Going To Prison For Hauling Untaxed Cigarettes

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A 46 year old Hogansburg man was sentenced to more than a year in prison for transporting hundreds of thousands of contraband cigarettes two years ago.

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Troopers Assisting Troops Donates Van To DAV Video included

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Disabled veterans now have another way to get to their medical appointments. 

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Highlights & Scores: Postseason From The Pitch Video included

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Section 3 postseason boys' soccer action continued Wednesday.

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Trial Underway For Former Norwood Cop Accused Of Extorting Sex Video included

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Did a Norwood police officer solicit sexual favors from a scared woman? Or is that woman making it all up? See our coverage of the trial of former Norwood police officer Seth Donalis.

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2,000 Fort Drum Soldiers Get Ready To Deploy Video included

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Some 2,000 Fort Drum soldiers are headed overseas, and most of them are headed to America's longest war - Afghanistan.

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik: A First @ 5 Interview Video included

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Republican Elise Stefanik is seeking her third term as the north country's congresswoman.

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Simao Threatens Legal Action Over Golf Club Deal With City Video included

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With a second letter to Watertown City Council, developer PJ Simao now threatens legal action if the city doesn't void its contract with the Watertown Golf Club. Simao makes it clear, in the end, he has no interest in buying that golf course himself.

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Businesses Across The Border Prepare For Marijuana Tourists Video included

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Kingston, Ontario is a hub for tourists and it could soon see a new type of visitor -- a result of marijuana tourism.

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Lowville Man Pleads Guilty In Robbery, Kidnapping Case

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A 26 year old Lowville man, who faced robbery and kidnapping charges, has taken a plea deal. 

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Man Hits Parked Police Vehicle, Charged With DWI

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A Castorland man faces a drunk driving charge after he allegedly backed into a marked Lowville police vehicle. 

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Carthage Woman Who Had Tea With First Lady Remembered Video included

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A line in a Carthage woman's obituary left us wanting to learn more. It read Betty McLean had tea in the White House with Lady Bird Johnson.

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Adams Teen Gets Community Sendoff To The Army Video included

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An Adams teenager is off to the Army with a pat on the back from a major general and the local community. 

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Fire Destroys Antwerp Home Video included

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Firefighters were on the scene of a blaze in Antwerp early Wednesday morning.

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Florida Still Recovering, Watertown Native Says Video included

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A week after the storm, people in the Florida panhandle are facing the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. 

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Highlights & Scores: Section 3 Soccer Postseason Begins Video included

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Watertown advanced to the next round of the boys' Section 3 Class A playoffs by defeating Cortland Tuesday.

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Hundreds Attend Breast Cancer Dinner Video included

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Hundreds of people in Lowville were decked out in pink for the 11th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Dinner Tuesday night. 

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Quebec Man Dies After Falling Off Seaway Dock

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A Canadian man is dead after he fell off the dock while tying off a freighter outside Eisenhower Locks near Massena early Tuesday morning. 

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Ogdensburg Man Accused Of Threatening Firefighters, Trying To Ram Fire Station

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A Ogdensburg man is accused of threatening city firefighters and trying to ram his vehicle into the fire station the day after he was allegedly involved in a violent domestic dispute. 

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Job Fair Features Dozens Of Employers Video included

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There are more jobs available in the north country than there are people to fill them.

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Watertown Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge

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A 27 year old Watertown man is facing prison after admitting to possessing drugs. 

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Watertown Man Admits Making Meth

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A 35 year old Watertown man has pleaded guilty in connection with a methamphetamine lab that shut down Stone Street over the summer. 

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Recycling Costs Squeeze St. Lawrence County Video included

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Recycling is getting more expensive. Some blame China and it's putting the squeeze on St. Lawrence County. 

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Sales Tax Revenues Climb Video included

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Consumer spending is up in Jefferson and Lewis Counties this year. That means more sales tax for the counties.

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Program Drives Home Dangers Of Distracted Driving Video included

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Crashes are the number one cause of death for teens in the United States. A school in the north country is trying to make sure that none of its students end up part of that statistic.

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Miner Struck & Killed By Debris, Preliminary Report Says

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The miner killed at Empire State Mines in Fowler earlier this month was struck by material he blasted out of a drill hole.

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$3K Raised So Far To Help Abandoned Puppies

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The Jefferson County SPCA has received $3,000 so far to help the puppies left for dead in a pillowcase on the side of the road. 

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Carving Pumpkins At Bottom Of Lake Ontario

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If you think pumpkins are tough to carve in your kitchen, imagine doing it at the bottom of Lake Ontario. 

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Just Face It: Making Fake Blood Slime Video included

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Just in time for Halloween, kids at the Ogdensburg Public Library made fake blood slime!  

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Police Want To Talk To A Woman About Alleged Theft

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Watertown police are asking for help identifying the woman in the surveillance photos. 

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South Lewis Voters Review $40M Project Proposal Video included

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South Lewis taxpayers got a closer look a plan to bring all the district's schools under one campus. 

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Watertown Council Approves Extra Splash Pad Spending

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Watertown city lawmakers have approved an extra $15,000 to pay for building the splash pad at Thompson Park.

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LaFargeville Girls Hope For Deep Postseason Run Video included

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The Lady Red Knights are coming off a 1-0 loss to Copenhagen in the Frontier League D Division soccer championship game. 

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Watertown Man Recounts Terrifying Coyote Encounter In Park Video included

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A Watertown man walking through Thompson Park Saturday afternoon had a terrifying encounter with what may have been a rabid coyote.

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Fake Checks Have Local Banks On Alert Video included

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Bank officials say they are on alert after a couple of fake check schemes in Jefferson County.  But, the forgeries are becoming so sophisticated, it'll be tough to tell them from the real thing.

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Puppies, Left For Dead, In Need Of Homes Video included

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Puppies, left for dead in a pillowcase on the side of the road, could use your help.

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Report: Paul Ryan To Campaign For Stefanik

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House Speaker Paul Ryan will reportedly campaign for north country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik as she seeks re-election. 

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Ogdensburg's Proposed Budget Calls For Small Hike In Taxes Video included

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A proposed Ogdensburg budget contains only a small property tax increase and the city workforce would be kept largely intact. 

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Massena Native Becomes Three-Star General

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Three cheers for a three-star general. Massena native Timothy Fay was front and center at the Pentagon Monday to be promoted from major general to lieutenant general in the U.S. Air Force.  

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Your Turn: Feedback On Scam, Abuse Survivor & Fast Boat Video included

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A retired Watertown couple lost a big chunk of their life savings in what's called the "Grandparent Scam." You shared your thoughts on that and other stories.

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Watertown Sears Spared From Closing

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The north country's only Sears store has been spared from closing under the parent company's Chapter 11 filing on Monday.

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Man Accused Of Firing A Pellet Gun At Someone

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A Massena resident is accused of shooting a pellet gun at a man and for resisting state police when they tried to arrest him.

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DeKalb & Hermon Conservation Notice Lifted

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The mandatory water conservation notice for the towns of DeKalb and Hermon water districts has been lifted. 

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Lisbon Man Charged In Alleged Domestic Violence

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A St. Lawrence County man was jailed over weekend after what sheriff's deputies describe as a domestic violence incident. 

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Traffic Advisory: State Route 180, Town Of Orleans

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Part of State Route 180 in the town of Orleans will be closed for several weeks while state highway crews replace a culvert. 

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Section 3 Announces Playoff Pairings Video included

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The Section 3 playoffs and pairings were announced Sunday for both football and soccer. 

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Video: Over $28K Raised by ACR Health's First Frost Walk Video included

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Raising awareness of HIV and AIDS and helping find the cure. Sunday was the First Frost Walk in Watertown's Thompson Park. 

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Sunday: Quaker Cemetery Dedication in Town of Philadelphia Video included

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An effort to remember their roots.That's what the Philadelphia community has been up to the last two years.

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Costume Time at Trunk-or-Treat in Evans Mills Video included

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Halloween is still a couple of weeks away, but that didn't stop about two hundred kids and parents from dressing up and eating candy. 

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Community Raises Money for Father Taking Son's Ashes to Alaska Video included

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Music, food..and raffles all to help Jeremy Donovan, who has spent the last five months boating across the country. Donovan is taking his son Keegan's ashes to Alaska. 

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Police: 'Strange Acting' Wild Animal Killed in Thompson Park

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Watertown Police say they had to kill a wild animal in Thompson Park Saturday after it was "strange acting."  

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Saturday Sports: Gouverneur Wildcats Football Blanks Malone Video included

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The Gouverneur Wildcats looking to close out a perfect regular season at home Saturday afternoon as they hosted the Malone Huskies in Section 10 football action.

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100,000th Passenger at Ogdensburg International Airport

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Celebrating 100,000 passengers at the Ogdensburg International Airport.

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Bringing Awareness To The White Cane At Salmon Run Mall Video included

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With a blindfold and a cane, people got the chance to experience what it is like to be blind.

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Centuries of Fashion At Jefferson County Historical Society Video included

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What's in style sure has changed over the last couple hundred years. Fashions from throughout the ages could be found at the Jefferson County Historical Society Saturday.

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Celebrating Harvest Fest in Watertown's Thompson Park Video included

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Fall is in the air and in Thompson Park. Watertown's Department of Public Works put on Harvest Fest Saturday afternoon. 

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Water Conservation Notice for De Kalb, Hermon

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The Towns of De Kalb and Hermon water districts are under a mandatory conservation order. 

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Students Learning Safety After Classmates Died in Fire Last Year Video included

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Climbing into fire trucks, getting a ride around, and spraying the hose.  Friday was grand finale to a special fire prevention week at St. Lawrence Central Elementary.

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Check Forger Scams Watertown Business Out of Nearly $4K Video included

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Another victim of a forged check scheme, this time the business is out almost $4,000. 

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JCC Adding Homeland Security to Degree List Video included

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Soon, students at Jefferson Community College will be able to study further into the criminal justice system. 

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Extra $15K Needed for Watertown's Splash Pad

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Watertown's new splash pad is costing more than first thought. 

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Raises For 550 Employees at Lewis Co. General Hospital

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550 employees at Lewis County General Hospital will get a raise following a new union contract. 

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Turin Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison

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A Turin man was sentenced to 7 years in prison Friday. 

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Grand Jury Indicts Hogansburg Man on Burglary Charge

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A Hogansburg man has been indicted by after an April incident in the Town of Massena. 

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GoFundMe Creates Hub For Safe Donations To Limo Victims' Families

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If you want to donate money to the families of victims of a deadly limousine crash in Schoharie, N.Y. last weekend, there's now a way to do it safely and scam-free. 

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Rabbit Goes On Adventure & It's Not A Short Hop Video included

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Early one Tuesday morning in late September, Will Linthicum was trucking down Interstate 81 when he noticed something on the side of the road.

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Today's Last Day To Register To Vote In November

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If you're not already registered to vote, today (Friday) is the last day to do it if you want to vote in the November general election. 

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Is It Time To Legalize Pot? State Officials Are Listening Video included

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New York could be the 10th state to legal recreational marijuana use. That depends, in part, on what officials learn from residents during a series of listening sessions across the state.

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Voters Approve Beaver River Capital Projects

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Voters approved spending $12 million Thursday to upgrade facilities at Beaver River Central School. 

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Highlights & Scores: Boys' Soccer Crowns Video included

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Champions were crowned Thursday night in a pair of Frontier League boys' soccer divisions. 

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Traffic Advisory: College Heights In Watertown

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Traffic will be down to one lane as a Watertown city street is being paved Friday. 

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Clergy Sex Abuse Survivor Speaks Out Video included

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Jim Cummings says what the Diocese of Ogdensburg really needs to do is name all the clergy members accused of sexual abuse. He shares his story with 7 News.

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SUV Found In Oswegatchie River Was Stolen

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The Kia Sorento SUV found in the Oswegatchie River Wednesday was reported stolen that morning in Yorkville, New York, according to police there. 

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How The Diocese Of Ogdensburg Will Pay To Settle Clergy Sex Abuse Claims Video included

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It's nearly $5.5 million and counting for sexual abuse payouts in the diocese of Ogdensburg. Where is that money coming from? 

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Special Report: A Father's Journey To Spread Suicide Awareness Video included

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A Rossie father has traveled thousands of miles on a journey to honor his son and he’s not stopping until he gets to Alaska. 

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Health Survey Shows Positive Changes In North Country Video included

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The 2018 Community Health Survey results showed some positive changes in the north country. 

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Artist Features Watertown Bank On Annual Christmas Ornament Video included

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It may only be October, but it's not too early to think about Christmas.

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Highlights & Scores: Frontier League Girls' Soccer Semis Video included

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The finals are now set for the girls' Frontier League A and D soccer championships. 

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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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Sunny Skies & Seasonal Temperatures Video included

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The morning is going to be a little brisk, but it should be more seasonable by afternoon. 

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Below Freezing Start To A Sunny Day Video included

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It's going to be bright and sunny today, but it's also going to be very chilly. 

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Special Report: 'Countdown To Cannabis' Video included

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The countdown is over. As of Wednesday morning, you can legally light up a joint in Canada. 

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Unseasonably Cold: Rainy Today, Sunny Tomorrow Video included

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It's going to be another chilly fall day. 

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Chilly Temperatures All Day ... & Tomorrow ... Video included

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It's going to feel chilly pretty much all day. 

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Rain & Wind On The Way Video included

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Monday is off to a fairly calm start, but wind and rain are on the way to change all that. 

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A Return To Fall-Like Weather Video included

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It's felt like summer for several days. Now it's time for it to feel like fall. 

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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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  • Garry S. Griggs, 63, of Norfolk

    Garry S. Griggs, 63, of Norfolk

    Saturday, October 20 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-10-20 23:11:59 GMT

    NORFOLK – Garry S. Griggs, 63, of West Main St., died on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Upstate Medical University Hospital.

    NORFOLK – Garry S. Griggs, 63, of West Main St., died on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Upstate Medical University Hospital.

  • Neil R. Pierce, 78, Formerly of Carthage

    Neil R. Pierce, 78, Formerly of Carthage

    Saturday, October 20 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-10-20 23:08:44 GMT

    Neil R. Pierce, 78, formerly of 731 State St. Carthage, died Friday, October 19, 2018 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility in Lowville where he has resided for two years.

    Neil R. Pierce, 78, formerly of 731 State St. Carthage, died Friday, October 19, 2018 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility in Lowville where he has resided for two years.

  • Thomas P. Lawrence, 76, of LaFargeville

    Thomas P. Lawrence, 76, of LaFargeville

    Saturday, October 20 2018 3:14 PM EDT2018-10-20 19:14:05 GMT

    Thomas P. Lawrence, 76, LaFargeville passed away Saturday morning, October 20, 2018, at River Hospital, Alexandria Bay.

    Thomas P. Lawrence, 76, LaFargeville passed away Saturday morning, October 20, 2018, at River Hospital, Alexandria Bay.

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