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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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Adams Teen Gets Community Sendoff To The Army

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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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Carthage Woman Who Had Tea With First Lady Remembered

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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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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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Weathering The Storm As Michael Slams Panhandle Video included

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As Hurricane Michael made its way through the Florida panhandle, some north country natives living down South decided to stay and weather the storm. 

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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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SUV, Engine Still Running, Found In Oswegatchie River Video included

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A partially submerged sports utility vehicle, its engine still running, is the subject of an investigation in St. Lawrence County. 

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Georgia Man Accused In Check Forgery Scheme Video included

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A Georgia man has been arrested in connection with a check forgery scheme that cost the Jefferson County SPCA $12,000 .

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Watertown Couple Loses $50K In 'Grandparent Scam' 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."

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Car Slams Into Doctor's Office Video included

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A Watertown doctor's office was forced to close Wednesday afternoon after a car slammed into the front of the building. 

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North Country Natives In Path Of Hurricane Michael Video included

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Hurricane Michael has north country natives riding out the storm. 

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Herb Philipson’s Files For Bankruptcy, Will Stay Open

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Herb Philipson's will stay open even as the regional chain of sporting goods stores files for bankruptcy protection.

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Beckstead Pleads Guilty To Burglary In Tyler Johnson Case

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One of five people accused in the shooting death of Tyler Johnson last year has taken a plea deal.

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Addressing School Bus Behavior Video included

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Perhaps you remember riding a public school bus - well, many of those who do, have sided with a local bus driver who is now out of a job after yelling at students on his bus.
 

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No Jail Time For Man Who Took Plea Deal In Rape Case

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There will be no jail time for a 42 year old Sackets Harbor man, who took a plea deal after being accused of repeatedly raping a woman over several years and possessing a number of weapons.  

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Clayton Man Takes Plea Deal In Child Sex Abuse Case

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A 56 year old Clayton man, who was accused of having sexual contact with a child, has taken a plea deal. 

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Report: Army's Top Civilian Goes After 'Nickels And Dimes'

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You've heard about how the Pentagon spends money, but a story on "The Hill" web site caught our eye this week. 

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Watertown Man Allegedly Possessed Retired Deputy's Stolen Badge

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Sometimes even law enforcement officials are victims of crime. 

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Historic Wall Being Rebuilt In Thompson Park Video included

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A historic wall in Thompson Park is being rebuilt stone by stone. More than 500 of them need to be put back in place by hand.

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Traffic Advisory: Nighttime On Washington Street

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A couple blocks of Watertown's Washington Street will be closed to traffic for the next couple of nights.

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Carthage Hospital Unveils Plans For New Campus Video included

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Detailed construction plans for Carthage Area Hospital's new campus were unveiled to the town of Champion's planning board for the first time Tuesday night. 

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Voters Approve St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Capital Project

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St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES got the overwhelming go-ahead from voters Tuesday for $43.5 million in improvements to its campuses. 

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Highlights & Scores: Soccer Playoffs & NAC Cross Country Video included

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Frontier League soccer playoffs got underway Tuesday with the boys in the spotlight. 

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Diocese Pays Nearly $5.5M To 37 Clergy Sex Abuse Victims Video included

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The Diocese of Ogdensburg has doled out millions of dollars to victims of clergy sexual abuse.

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Scovil Pleads Not Guilty In Baseball Bat Beating

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A South Colton man accused beating three men with a baseball bat in Massena in August has pleaded not guilty. 

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Another Company Wants To Buy Carthage Specialty Paperboard Video included

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Another company is making an offer to buy a West Carthage paper mill and it's vowing to keep the mill open.

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Murder Suspect Wants Case Dismissed Video included

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The alleged killer of Lacey Yekel wants his case dismissed. 

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Car Shatters Door At Convenience Store

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A Watertown convenience store has some repairs to do.  

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Remembering The Watertown Couple Who Died In Limo Crash Video included

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We're hearing from more people who knew the Watertown couple who died in the limousine wreck that killed 20 people near Albany this weekend. 

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No Injuries Reported In Accident

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A two-vehicle crash in the town of Adams left part of a road closed late Tuesday morning. 

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Polls Open At Noon For St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Project

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Voters in the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES district, which includes St. Lawrence County and the Harrisville school district, can vote Tuesday on a $43 million improvement project.

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Woman Issues Word Of Warning About Possible Scams

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There has been an outpouring of support for the families of the victims of Saturday's fatal limousine accident in Schoharie. 

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Watertown Temperature Ties Record High

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Tuesday's unseasonably warm weather made it feel more like summer than fall. 

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Man Allegedly Helps Woman Who Crossed Into US Illegally

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A Michigan man is accused of transporting a Romanian citizen who entered the United State illegally near Massena. 

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Jenne, Walczyk Debate North Country Issues Video included

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In front of a crowd of voters at SUNY Canton, incumbent 116th Assemblywoman Addie Jenne and opponent Mark Walczyk debated issues such as the dairy industry, jobs and helping small businesses.

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Highlights & Scores: Not Everyone Took The Day Off Video included

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The high school sports schedules was a bit light Monday because of the Columbus Day holiday, but there was still some action. 

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Local Limo Companies Speak Out About Fatal Accident

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Local limo drivers are sounding off about the deadly accident near Albany that killed 20 people over the weekend. The local companies don't want people to judge them by the actions of the one involved in the crash.

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Candidate For Governor Seeks Support In Massena Video included

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The Libertarian candidate for governor sweeps into the north country. He has big ideas and says he can win.

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Collins To Keep SLU Honorary Degree

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U.S. Senator Susan Collins gets to keep her honorary degree from St. Lawrence University. 

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South Lewis Tries Again To Consolidate Video included

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For a decade, South Lewis Central School has unsuccessfully tried to consolidate to bring all students onto one campus. Now a scaled down version will soon be voted on.

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Your Turn: Feedback On Bus Driver, Inmate Calls & Post Office Video included

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Most of your feedback this week is about a video taken on a Watertown school bus. On the video you can hear a First Student bus driver getting loud with young students and calling them 'animals.'  See what people had to say about that and other stories in the news.

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Work Underway On Watertown's Pearl Street Bridge

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Maintenance work is underway on the Pearl Street bridge in Watertown and that could mean delays.

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Italian Flag Raised In Watertown For Columbus Day Video included

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In honor of Columbus Day, community members in the city of Watertown helped raise the Italian flag outside of city hall. 

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Jenne & Walczyk Debate Tonight

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Voters will have a chance to hear from both 116th state Assembly District candidates side by side. 

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"No Wind," Says Group Against Galloo Island Wind Project Video included

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The message is simple... "no wind." That message circulated around a rally Sunday held at the Henderson Harbor Yacht Club. 

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Quilts From All Over on Display in Sackets Harbor Video included

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Celebrating the art of needle and thread. This weekend, the Sackets Harbor Quilt Show showcased quilts from local collections and even winners of an international competition called the Hoffman Challenge. 

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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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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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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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Special Report Preview: '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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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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Preview: Jeremy's Journey, A Special Report Video included

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A Rossie father is boating across the country and to Alaska to honor his son. 

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Heavy Rain This Afternoon Video included

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Showers moved through the region overnight and there are more on the way. 

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Warm Today, Much Cooler By End Of Week Video included

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It's going to be warm and humid again today. 

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Summer-Like Temperatures For A Couple Days Video included

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Tuesday will be warm and humid. That's a little unusual for the second week of October.

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Feels Like Fall Today, But Warm Weather Returns Tomorrow Video included

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If you think cool, fall weather has settled in for the duration, you might be surprised. 

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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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  • Joyce A. (Page) Bush, 78, of Massen

    Joyce A. (Page) Bush, 78, of Massen

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 3:47 PM EDT2018-10-17 19:47:51 GMT

    MASSENA - Joyce A. (Page) Bush, 78, of 81 Nightengale Avenue, peacefully passed away early Wednesday morning, October 17, 2018 at the St. Regis Nursing Home.  

    MASSENA - Joyce A. (Page) Bush, 78, of 81 Nightengale Avenue, peacefully passed away early Wednesday morning, October 17, 2018 at the St. Regis Nursing Home.  

  • Lucia A. Scordo, 82, of Watertown

    Lucia A. Scordo, 82, of Watertown

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-10-17 19:31:08 GMT

    Lucia A. Scordo, 82, of Watertown, passed way October 15, 2018, at the Samaritan Medical Center, where she had been a patient for a short time. 

    Lucia A. Scordo, 82, of Watertown, passed way October 15, 2018, at the Samaritan Medical Center, where she had been a patient for a short time. 

  • Gary William Brown Jr., 47, native of Watertown

    Gary William Brown Jr., 47, native of Watertown

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-10-17 19:27:13 GMT

    Gary William Brown Jr., age 47 recently of Adams, NY passed away Tuesday at the Samaritan Medical Center following a brief illness.

    Gary William Brown Jr., age 47 recently of Adams, NY passed away Tuesday at the Samaritan Medical Center following a brief illness.

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