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McLeod's Forecast: Humidity is Here Video included

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This Rain Saturday morning did NOTHING to quell the humidity.

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State Police: Two People Hospitalized After Being Ejected from Towed Boat

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One person airlifted to Upstate Medical in Syracuse and another transported to Samaritan Medical Center Saturday evening after State Police said a truck towing a boat lost control in the town of Theresa. 

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Saturday Sports: Watertown Men's City Golf Champs Winding Down To Finals Video included

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Two of the top golfers in the Watertown Men's City Golf Championship, 14 time winner, Bob Hughes, and 6 time champ, John Bufalini, found themselves just one win away from a meeting in the 36 hole match play final Sunday.

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Listen: The Redwood Radio Station You've Most Likely Never Heard of Video included

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It's not your typical radio station. In fact, its signal only stretches a few miles. 

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Groundbreaking for Renovations and Expansion at Clarkson's Cheel Arena Video included

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The start of something new at Clarkson's Cheel Arena. 

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Cheers for Beers and Music at Brew York Music Festival Video included

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The first ever Brew York Music Festival happened throughout the day and night Saturday at Maggie's on the River. 

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Ways to Stay Healthy at Carthage Hospital Health Fair Video included

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Staying healthy, staying out of the hospital.

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50 Years of French Festival in Cape Vincent Video included

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A beautiful day in Cape Vincent for the village's biggest celebration, celebrating 50 years of the French Festival and celebrating the area's French heritage. 

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Blast From The Past: The Wild West Video included

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This week, we set the wayback machine for 1997 and Alexandria Bay, when then - 7 News reporter LauraLyn Duff found a little of the wild west in Alexandria Bay. 

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New City Manager Announced Video included

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Watertown has a new city manager. 

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Closing Arguments Monday In Murder Trial of Sammy Brown Video included

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Closing arguments will take place Monday morning in the murder trial of Sammy Brown. Brown, 27, is accused in the May 2017 killing of Tyler Johnson, at a home in the Town of Pamelia. 

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YMCA Eyes Clinton Street Site For New Center Video included

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The YMCA in Watertown is moving forward with plans to build a new aquatic and wellness center in downtown Watertown, despite not getting a share of New York State downtown revitalization money. 

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Former Beaver River Principal Indicted By Grand Jury

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The former principal of Beaver River high school pleaded not guilty Friday to two counts of criminal sex act, third degree and a charge of endangering the welfare of a child. 

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Fort Drum Man Injured In Motorcycle Accident Video included

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A 21 year old Fort Drum man was injured Friday morning when he lost control of his motorcycle where Route 781 meets Route 81 by the base.

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Arrests Made In Massena Animal "Prank"

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Massena police said Friday they have charged a 17 year old and an 18 year old in connection with a "prank" at Massena Central high school that involved the mistreatment of animals.

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St. Lawrence County Man Accused Of Selling heroin

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An Edwards man was arrested earlier this month on a St. Lawrence County grand jury indictment charging him with selling drugs.

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Man Crashes Truck Into Town of Watertown Home Video included

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A man who told rescuers he had just given blood crashed his truck into his house after he fell asleep at the wheel.

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State To Allow Medical Marijuana As Opioid Alternative

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New York state will soon allow anyone prescribed an opioid to request medical marijuana instead.

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Blood Drive Underway At Flower Library

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Summer is a critical time for blood donations. 

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Live: Early Morning At The Fair Video included

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It was a beautiful morning at the Jefferson County Fair. 

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LOCASH Joins DPAO Concert Series Lineup

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The country music duo LOCASH is rounding out the Disabled Persons Action Organization's summer concert series. 

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Thompson Park Zoo Opens Farm Exhibit

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A farm exhibit opened at the zoo at Thompson Park in Watertown on Thursday. 

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Local Clubs To Ink 3-Year Ice Deals At Watertown's Arena

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The city of Watertown is close to signing two contracts with local clubs, securing business at the municipal ice arena. \

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Sports Wrap: City Golf & A Versatile Rapids Player Video included

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Two quarterfinal matches were on the links for the Watertown Men's City Golf Tournament at the Watertown Golf Club Thursday.

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It's Dry: Drought In Parts of Jefferson, Lewis Counties Video included

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The National Drought Mitigation Center has declared parts of Jefferson and Lewis counties, taking in an area that roughly includes Tug Hill, are in a moderate drought. 

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Jenne: Politics Sunk Wind Power Bill Video included

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North country assemblywoman Addie Jenne says politics played a role in scuttling a law she proposed that would have limited state subsidies to wind turbine farms in much of northern New York.

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Cobb, In Video, Says Assault Weapons Should Be Banned, But... Video included

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An undercover video caught Tedra Cobb, the Democratic candidate for the north country's seat in congress, saying she believes assault weapons should be banned - but she can't say it publicly. 

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At The Fair, Carrying On A Tradition Video included

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The Jefferson County Fair passed the mid-way point Thursday, and mixed in with the rides and fair food was the fair's oldest tradition - showing animals. 

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New Watertown City Manager To Be Announced Friday

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We don't know who the new Watertown city manager will be, but we know when it will be announced and one person it won't be.

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Body Discovered On Island Off Sackets

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Sheriff's investigators were on Horse Island off Sackets Harbor late Thursday afternoon, after "partially decomposed" human remains were found. In a statement, 

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Class Helps Families Learn How To Cook Healthy Video included

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Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a free way for families to learn how to cook healthy.

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Bank Donates $15,000 To Watertown Splash Pad

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Watertown Savings Bank recently made a donation supporting the splash pad project at Thompson Park  in Watertown. 

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Potsdam's Summer Festival Kicks Off Today Video included

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They're setting up their booths and getting the stage ready for the 51st edition of Potsdam's Summer Festival, which kicks off Thursday afternoon. 

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Finding Ways To Connect Watertown's Downtown To Black River Video included

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Watertown planners want to renovate the city's riverfront.

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Robbing Johnson Was Brown's Idea, Witness Says Video included

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Seven witnesses took the stand Wednesday in the second day of testimony in the murder trial of Sammy Brown. 

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Nick Hillary Contempt Charge Dismissed Video included

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A judge has dismissed a criminal contempt charge against Oral "Nick" Hillary. 

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City Golf Tourney Wraps Up Round 2 Video included

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Second round play wrapped up Wednesday at the Watertown Men's City Golf Tournament. 

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Mel, Live At The Fair, With Horses! Video included

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Mel Busler was live at the Jefferson County Fair Wednesday during his 7 News This Evening sportscast. 

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Projects Announced For $10M Downtown Revitalization Video included

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Fourteen projects made the cut to share the $10 million awarded to improve Watertown's downtown. 

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County Officials 'Disappointed' Over Delay In Intschert Bill Video included

Updated: Jul 11, 2018 07:00 PM

Cindy Inschert has been Lewis County's assistant district attorney for last three months.  

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Ogdensburg Plagued By Potholes Video included

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Ogdensburg has a lot of potholes and it doesn't look as if they'll be filled anytime soon. 

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Walczyk Skips Council Meeting For Fair Parade Video included

Updated: Jul 11, 2018 06:58 PM

Watertown city council member Mark Walczyk was absent from Tuesday night's work session.

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Fire Damages Home On Watertown's Gotham Street

Updated: Jul 11, 2018 06:22 PM

Everyone got safely out of a burning house in Watertown Wednesday afternoon.

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2 Charged In Depauville Drug Bust

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Two people were arrested on drug and firearm charges in Depauville based on tips from residents. 

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Water Woes Still Plague Lowville Video included

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The village of Lowville's mandatory conserve-water notice is still in effect, even though it was originally scheduled to be lifted last weekend. 

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Alexandria Town Court To Reopen Next Week

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Plans are now in the works to reopen the Town of Alexandria Court office, which has been closed almost  a month. 

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Food, Fun, Animals & A Day To Remember 'Carny Priest' At Fair Video included

Updated: Jul 11, 2018 03:28 PM

It was Monsignor McCarthy Day at the Jefferson County Fair Wednesday. 

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Car Hits Store Near Walmart

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A car got a little too close to a town of LeRay store Wednesday morning. possible.

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Army Tries Out New PT Test Video included

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The Army is rolling out a new physical fitness test to replace one that's been used for nearly 40 years. 

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Live Report: Jefferson County Fair Video included

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It's the second day of the Jefferson County Fair and the second day 7 News is there live.

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Sunmount Employee Accused Of Abuse

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A staff member at Sunmount in Tupper Lake is accused of abusing a client. 

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Man Allegedly Runs Motorcycle Into Municipal Building

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A Canton man was issued several tickets after police received a report of a motorcycle striking the Canton Municipal Building just after 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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Massena Hospital Hosts Blood Drive

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There's a blood drive Wednesday at Massena Memorial Hospital. 

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City Council Mulls New Tax Break For Huntington Heights Video included

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The Huntington Heights housing complex in Watertown could get a face lift. At least, that's the goal of Ohio-based Milennia Housing Development. 

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Intschert Bill Unlikely Until Next Year, Assembly Speaker Says Video included

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It doesn't look as if former Jefferson County District Attorney Cindy Intschert will work alone in a Lewis County courtroom anytime soon. 

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Minnick Out As Council Preps Manager Choice

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Watertown leaders will announce their choice for a new city manager later this week, but 7 News has learned  it won't be the man currently doing the job. 

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Testimony Underway In Murder Trial; Death Of Tyler Johnson Described Video included

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A witness described the last moments of Tyler Johnson's life, during testimony in Jefferson County court Tuesday.

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Local Softball Team Hopes To Take National Tourney Video included

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A local softball team will be playing in a national tournament this coming weekend in Oswego. 

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Golf: More From The City Men's Tourney Video included

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The second round of the Watertown Men's City Golf Tournament continued Tuesday at the Watertown Golf Club. 

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Just Face It: Clayton Fireworks

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Fireworks lit up the sky in Clayton over the Fourth of July holiday. 

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In St. Lawrence County, This Bakery Comes To You Video included

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A new food truck in Canton sells out as fast as they can shove the cupcakes and cheesecake out the window. Tuesday marked the second week for Anastasia's Bakery Truck. 

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Summertime Blues: NNY Copes With Dry Weather Video included

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With no sustained rain in sight - and after a bout of very high temperatures - the north country is coping with browning lawns and wilting plants.

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State Workers, Volunteers, Fight Invasive "Water Chestnuts" Video included

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State workers from the Department of Environmental Conservation and volunteers spent Tuesday pulling water chestnut plants out of the Lakeview Marsh Wildlife Management Area in southern Jefferson County. 

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Jefferson County Fair Underway: Day 1 Video included

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The 201st year of the Jefferson County Fair kicked off Tuesday with "Emergency Responders Day." The Watertown fire department, Jefferson County Emergency Management and the sheriff's office were all in attendance at the fair Tuesday.

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Grand Jury Indicts Two On Child Sex Charges, One On Weapons Charges

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A Jefferson County grand jury accused two men of child sex charges, in indictments released Tuesday.  A third man was charged with 40 counts of weapons-related charges.

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Reaction Mixed To Trump Supreme Court Pick

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Reaction to President Trump's Supreme Court is mixed, and in New York state and the north country, largely split along party lines. Monday night, Trump nominated Appellate Court judge Brett Kavanaugh to the seat now held by Anthony Kennedy, who is retiring. 

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Live: Jefferson County Fair's Opening Day Video included

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The first day of the 201st Jefferson County fair is underway. 

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Fine Garage & Apartment Destroyed By Fire

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A town of Fine garage with an upstairs apartment was destroyed by fire Monday night.

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Power Out For Hundreds In Jefferson & Lewis Counties

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More than 700 customers were without power in Jefferson and Lewis counties Tuesday morning, most in the towns of Champion and Denmark. 

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Dry Conditions Raise Risk Of Grass Fires Video included

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Dry conditions lately mean fire departments have been fighting an increasing number of grass fires over the past few days.

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Swimming Lessons Help Keep Kids Safe Video included

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Watertown city lifeguards are working to keep kids cool -- and safe -- in the water. 

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Marks Takes Match In City Golf Tourney Video included

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After a weekend of qualifying and first-round match play, action continued Monday in the Watertown Men's City Golf Tournament.

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Jury Picked For Accused Murderer Video included

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A jury was picked Monday in the trial of one of the people accused in the murder of a town of Pamelia man last year. 

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Immigrant Couple In Country Illegally, Border Patrol Says

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Border Patrol officials say the Mexican couple picked up at Fort Drum on the Fourth of July admitted to being in the country illegally.

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Towns To State: Make Amish Buggy Markings Mandatory Video included

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After repeated accidents involving Amish buggies, north country towns are stepping into the fray over better markings for those buggies. It's a call on the state to make the markings mandatory. 

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One Year After His Death, Trooper Joel Davis Remembered Video included

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Monday marks one year since Trooper Joel Davis and Nichole Walters were shot and killed.

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Final Preps Underway For Jefferson County Fair Video included

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Final preparations were underway Monday for the 201st running of the Jefferson County Fair. The fair officially opens Tuesday and runs through Sunday. 

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Hogansburg Man Draws Prison Term In Massena Attack

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The last of four involved in a home invasion last year that gravely wounded a Massena man was sentenced Monday in St. Lawrence County Court. 

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Your Turn: Feedback On Air Conditioners, Pool & Uncle Sam Video included

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The big story all last week was the heat. The temperature was hot and so were sales of air conditioners. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

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Grants Available For South Jeff Communities

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Grants to help improve communities in southern Jefferson County are now available for 2019. 

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Sunday Sports: The Watertown City Golf Championship Tees Off Video included

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Opening round action of the 2018 Watertown Men's City Golf Championship kicked off Sunday at the Watertown Golf Club. 

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Fire Engulfs Trailer in Black River Video included

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A fire started at a trailer in Black River Sunday evening. 

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What's Being Done to Curb the Cost of College Textbooks Video included

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Buying textbooks can be what puts student's budgets over the edge.  

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Lowville Garden Tour Shows Beauty That Lives in Neighbor's Backyard Video included

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Six gardens and one nursery showcased colorful works of nature Sunday at this year's garden tour in Lewis County, which helps benefit the Lowville Free Library. 

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Video: These Lawnmowers Can Move! Video included

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The Town of Edwards Lions Club hosted lawnmower races Sunday. 

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Saturday Sports: Red & Black With 2nd Straight Home Win Video included

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The Watertown Red and Black with their 2nd straight home game Saturday night at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds, hosting Auburn in NFA action.

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Report: Immigrant NYC Couple Detained While Visiting Fort Drum

Updated: Jul 07, 2018 09:48 PM

The family of a Mexican couple is reportedly saying their parents were detained at the door of Fort Drum on July 4 by Border Patrol, then taken to a detention facility hundreds of miles away.  

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A Throwback to the 1830s at Zwanzigstein Fest Video included

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Saturday, people in Croghan were getting hands on experience of how people lived back in the day at the 28th annual Zwanzigstein Fest.

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Saturday: Henderson Harbor Triathlon Video included

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The Henderson Harbor Triathlon kicked off early Saturday morning. 

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Adams Annual Cheddar Cheese Festival Video included

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Downtown Adams made way for hundreds at this year's annual Cheddar Cheese Festival, which is presented by the Adams Revitalization Committee. 

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Breaking The Heatwave After A Week Of Hot Temperatures Video included

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Friday in Watertown the high was 77, with lows in the 50's. After the week-long heatwave came to an end, things were back to normal around Watertown.

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Stolen Vehicle Allegedly Spotted, Police Search Friday Evening

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Police were blocking off traffic on Bush Road  in town of Pamelia Friday night after authorities said it was linked to an investigation into a vehicle stolen last month.  

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Abbe Picquet Trail Opens To Public Video included

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There's a new place on the Ogdensburg riverfront available for the public. The Abbe Picquet Trail is now open for business.

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Volunteers Battle Rutland Hollow Road Blaze

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Volunteers from five fire departments fought a fire at 31352 Rutland Hollow Road between Black River and Felts Mills Friday night. 

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SUNY Potsdam Mulls New Master's Program Video included

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SUNY Potsdam may start a new master's program in educational leadership.

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Lowville Water Customers Cope With Conservation Order Video included

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From the Kraft-Heinz plant down to local gardeners, Lowville water customers are adjusting to a mandatory conservation notice, which was implemented this week. 

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More Local Libraries Are Forgiving Late Fees On Books Video included

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You can live happily ever after with a new policy many local libraries are adopting. 

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Massena School District Changes Its Meal Charging Policy

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The Massena Central School District updated its meal charging policy this week, something all schools in New York state are now required to do. 

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Blast From The Past: 1997 Sailing Video included

Updated: Jul 06, 2018 04:04 PM

This week on Blast From The Past, we go back 21 years to a beautiful summer day on Lake Ontario as some area teens set sail in Henderson Harbor. 

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Lowville Man Gets Prison Time For Sex Act

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A 66 year old Lowville man is going to prison for sexually abusing a teenage boy.

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Watertown Man Sentenced In Drug Case

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There will be no prison time for a 23 year old Watertown man who pleaded guilty in connection with a drug bust in the city. 

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Watertown Flower Shop Owner Sentenced For Tax Fraud

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The owner of a Watertown flower shop, who admitted to evading sales tax, has been sentenced. 

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Convicted Rapist Arrested Again

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A convicted rapist, who has a history of failing to report a change of address or status, is being held without bail in the St. Lawrence County Jail. 

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Four Charged In July 4 Meth Bust

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Four people were charged following a raid on a Factory Street apartment in Watertown earlier this week. 

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Greig Board Gives Green Light To More Motocross Events Video included

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A motocross track in Lewis County has been given the green light to host more events. 

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Rapids Fall To Utica, Face 1st-Place Mohawk Valley Tonight Video included

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The Watertown Rapids were hoping to bounce back from a doubleheader loss on Tuesday when they faced Utica Thursday at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds. 

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Athlete Of The Week: Declan Porter Video included

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Declan Porter, a Canton high school basketball standout, is the 7 News - Watertown Savings Bank North Country Athlete Of The Week for March 9.

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Athlete Of The Week: Kyle Nichols Video included

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Kyle Nichols, General Brown's basketball standout, is the 7 News - Watertown Savings Bank North Country Athlete Of The Week for February 9, 2018.  

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Athlete Of The Week: Jacob Hess Video included

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Jacob Hess, South Jefferson basketball's standout guard, is the 7 News - Watertown Savings Bank Athlete Of The Week for January 18.  

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Athlete Of The Week: Tray Bell Video included

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Indian River's basketball standout, Tray Bell, is the 7 News - Watertown Savings Bank North Country Athlete Of The Week for January 12.   

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Athlete Of The Week: Isaiah Wilson Video included

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Isaiah Wilson, Lyme's sophomore standout on the basketball court, is  the 7 News - Watertown Savings Bank North Country Athlete Of The Week for January 5. 

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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 Sunny, Warm, Pleasant Day Ahead Video included

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Temperatures and humidity will climb day by day through the weekend. 

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Sunny, Warm & Less Humid Video included

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It's going to be less humid Wednesday than it's been lately. 

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More Heat, More Humidity Video included

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There's a small chance we'll have a shower Tuesday, but most of the day should be dry. 

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Great Week Ahead Weather-Wise Video included

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Monday will be a fairly typical summer day. 

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Watch Supreme Court Announcement Live

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President Donald Trump is going down to the wire as he makes his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.  

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Clearer Air & Cooler Temps Ahead

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Friday was off to a cloudy, muggy start, but that's going to change. 

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  • Philip H. Manchester, 80, of Alexandria Bay

    Philip H. Manchester, 80, of Alexandria Bay

    Sunday, July 15 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-07-15 20:34:42 GMT
    Alexandria Bay, NY – Philip H. Manchester, 80, passed away early Thursday morning after battling multiple myeloma for several years. He was born April 29, 1938 in Endicott, NY, son of W. Ray and Edna Mae Shafer Manchester. He graduated from Owego Free Academy and then from Broome County Community College. He served in the US Army from 1957 to 1959. He is survived by his wife, Jean (Russell) of 58 years, two daughters, Sue Manchester, of Chapel Hill, NC, and Sami (Dave) Foye, o...
    Alexandria Bay, NY – Philip H. Manchester, 80, passed away early Thursday morning after battling multiple myeloma for several years. He was born April 29, 1938 in Endicott, NY, son of W. Ray and Edna Mae Shafer Manchester. He graduated from Owego Free Academy and then from Broome County Community College. He served in the US Army from 1957 to 1959. He is survived by his wife, Jean (Russell) of 58 years, two daughters, Sue Manchester, of Chapel Hill, NC, and Sami (Dave) Foye, o...
  • Roy B. Kiechle, 90, of Philadelphia

    Roy B. Kiechle, 90, of Philadelphia

    Saturday, July 14 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-07-14 20:35:00 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA - Roy B. Kiechle, 90, passed away in his home, surrounded by many friends and family, on July 12, 2018 after quietly contending with cancer. 

    PHILADELPHIA - Roy B. Kiechle, 90, passed away in his home, surrounded by many friends and family, on July 12, 2018 after quietly contending with cancer. 

  • Randy E. Martin, 67, Richville & Morristown

    Randy E. Martin, 67, Richville & Morristown

    Friday, July 13 2018 4:48 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:48:24 GMT

    Morristown – Randy E. Martin, 67, formerly of Richville, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 11th.

    Morristown – Randy E. Martin, 67, formerly of Richville, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 11th.

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