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McLeod's Forecast: Wind, Some Snow in the Forecast Video included

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The National Weather Service has issued a LAKESHORE FLOOD WARNING for Jefferson County from 5am Sunday until 1am Monday.

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Fire Destroys Home in Town of Hammond

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

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Tis' the Season for Tom And Jerrys Video included

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The popular drink is back in downtown Watertown.

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AAA: Over 50 million Travelers for Thanksgiving Holiday Video included

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

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Over 70 North Country Vendors at Shop Local Event Video included

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Shopping local for the holidays.

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Police Identify Man Who Died In Watertown House Fire Video included

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

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Athlete Of The Week: Zachary Barker Video included

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

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

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

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Castorland Woman Admits Setting Fire To Clothes

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

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Watertown Scores State Grant For Baseball Field Video included

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

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

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

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Jury Convicts Carthage Man In Meth Trial

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A jury has convicted 30 year Carthage for making methamphetamine.

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Blast From The Past: 1997 DARE Program Video included

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

Man Sentenced For Making Meth, Selling Drugs

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

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Fort Drum Releases Information About Reported Sexual Assaults On Post

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

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Man Pleads Guilty To Sexually Abusing A Child

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

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McCarthy, Former Detective, Headed For Trial

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

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Croghan Woman Sentenced For Selling Drugs

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

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Watertown Man Accused of Possessing 2 Pounds Of Marijuana

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

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Ogdensburg Airport Welcomes First Passenger From Tampa-St. Pete

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

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Thanksgiving Dinner Fixings Cost Less This Year, Survey Says

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

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Man Accused Of Trying To Hide Beer In Pants

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

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Clayton Welcomes Christmas Season At Annual Tree Lighting Video included

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

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Sunny & Cool Friday, Rainy & Windy Saturday Video included

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Friday will be cool, crisp and sunny.

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Area Cheerleaders Capture Championship Crowns Video included

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

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

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

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Downtown Watertown Businesses Support New Parking Idea Video included

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

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

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

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Gillibrand Reintroduces Military Justice Improvement Act

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

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Old Massena Landmark Getting New Lease On Life Video included

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

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State Lawmakers Recognize Clarkson Women's Hockey Team Video included

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

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TI Museum Kicks Off Festival Of Trees Video included

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

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Sex Abuse Victims Renew Push For Reform

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

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Rain Thursday, Maybe A Little Snow Overnight Video included

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

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JCC Students Help Community Learn About Opioid Crisis Video included

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

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

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

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

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

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3 Indicted In Brutal Oswego County Child Abuse Case

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

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Flu Complications Claim Life Of Potsdam Boy Video included

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

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Health Officials Say Kratom Is Dangerous Video included

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

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Massena Gets Super Fast Fiber Optic Network Video included

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

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Your Old Cell Phone Can Help Our Troops Video included

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

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New System Speeds Up Ballot Counting Process Video included

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

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Legislature Races Unchanged After Absentee Ballots Are Counted

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

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High School Students Get Taste Of Workforce Video included

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

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Watertown Man Renews Push For City Dog Park Video included

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

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Jefferson County Budget Passes With Modest Increases Video included

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

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Chilly Start, Then Seasonable & Sunny Video included

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

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New Company Seeks Workers

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A company moving to Watertown is looking for workers. 

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Team Profile: Carthage Volleyball Team Hungry For More Video included

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

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Remains Found Near Where Lewis County Man Went Missing Video included

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

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Redfield Snowmobile Trails Will Be Open

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

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Clayton Man Accused Of Sexual Contact With Underage Victim

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

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Federal Disaster Funding Approved For Jefferson, St. Lawrence Counties

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

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Ad Pushes Stefanik To Vote For Tax Reform Video included

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

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

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

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Ogdensburg Public Library Faces Cuts Video included

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

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Jury Seated In Carthage Man's Meth Trial

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

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Just Face It: Students Sing At Crunch Game Video included

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

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YMCA To Host Turkey Run Video included

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

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Man Accused Of Hiding Drugs In Body Cavity

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

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'Friends' Group Proposes Thompson Park Visitors Center Video included

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

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

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

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No Serious Injuries Reported In 1-Car Crash

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

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A Cloudy & Cool Tuesday Video included

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

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Carthage Lacrosse Standout Heads To SU Video included

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

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Video Puts Police, Parent At Odds Video included

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Police say they're okay with how they handled a problem at Watertown High School even after cell phone video surfaced showing officers forcibly placing a student in a patrol vehicle.

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Sign Of The Times: The Latest In The Watertown vs. Firefighters Union Dispute Video included

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Over the weekend, signs appeared in the Watertown Fire Department's heavy rescue truck saying it was closed. It's the latest in the conflict between firefighters and the city.

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Crow Hazing Starts In Watertown Tonight Video included

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It's crow-hazing time again in the city of Watertown. 

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Ogdensburg Lawmakers Expected To Vote Monday On Budget Video included

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A proposed 2018 Ogdensburg city budget holds the line on taxes but hikes water and sewer rates. The council is expected to vote Monday night.

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Election Day 2017 Saw Low Voter Turnout Video included

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Here's one thing we know about Election Day: odds are you didn't vote.

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North Country Waterfalls Are Nationally Recognized

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A group of north country waterfalls is now nationally registered. Eleven waterfalls in the tri-county area are now recognized by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.

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Your Turn: Feedback On Fatal Crash, Second Chance Employment & More Video included

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A Watertown man is charged with drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter after crashing his pickup truck into a tree in Lewis County over the weekend. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

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Woman Accused Of Setting Fire To Roommate's Clothes

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A town of LeRay woman who was upset with someone she lived with is accused of setting fire to that person's clothes, which later caught fire in the garage. 

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Fire Department Auxiliary Treasurer Accused Of Stealing

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The treasurer of the West Carthage Fire Department auxiliary is accused of stealing money from the organization.

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A Chilly & Cloudy Monday Video included

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People in some parts of the north country woke up to a dusting or so of snow. 

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Sheriff's Office: DWI Crash Kills One in Lewis County, Driver Charged Video included

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A 21 year-old man is dead after a pick-up truck crashed into a tree in the town of New Bremen early Sunday morning.

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Learning About the Faces of Addiction Video included

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In a crowd of faces, how can you tell if one is or will become an addict?

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Fire Destroys Trailer in Town of Oswegatchie

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A town of Oswegatchie home is completely destroyed after a fire Saturday night.

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McLeod's Forecast: Wintry mix overnight Video included

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A low pressure system enters the area very soon and will bring a wintry mix. . . temporarily.

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Police: Man Caught with 360 Bags of Heroin

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Caught with over 360 glassine bags of heroin.

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"Electrical Malfunction" Causes Fire at Watertown Home

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An electrical malfunction caused a fire at home on Watertown's Broadway Avenue East early Saturday morning.

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NY Governor Signs Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana for PTSD

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana.

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Holiday Giveback at Watertown Urban Mission Video included

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It's the season of giving, and Saturday the Watertown Urban Mission teamed up with Helping Hands Event Planners to do just that.

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Shed Destroyed by Fire at Lewis County Farm

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A large shed destroyed after a fire on a Lewis County Farm Friday night.

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Video: North Country Celebrates Veterans Day Video included

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Celebrations around the north country Saturday to honor our veterans.

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Friday Night Football: Gouverneur Loses Squeaker Video included

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Gouverneur's excellent football season came to an end Friday night with a two point loss to Glens Falls, in the state Class B quarter-finals. The Wildcats got out to an early 12-0 lead, but Glens Falls came back to win 28-26, in a game played at Ogdensburg Free Academy.  

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Athlete Of The Week: Sarah Kilburn Video included

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Sarah Kilburn, a standout swimmer for Watertown high school, is the 7 News - Watertown Savings Bank North Country Athlete Of The Week for November 10. 

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Decision To Break Firefighters Union's Contract Was 3 - 1 Video included

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We know more about the city of Watertown's decision to violate its contract with the firefighters union. It was a split decision among city council, 3 to 1, with one council member not taking a stance.

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Local Woman Receives Prestigious Air Force Award Video included

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A South Jefferson grad helped saved multiple lives with her friends on Lake Ontario this summer. Now she's being honored at Yale University for her heroics.

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JCC Honors 8 For Work With Veterans Video included

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They head up groups that work with military veterans and most of them are veterans themselves.

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Blast From The Past: 1999 Visit By Hillary Clinton Video included

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This week on Blast From The Past, we go back to 1999 for a visit to Watertown from then-First Lady Hillary Clinton.

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Honoring The Life Of Brasher-Winthrop Volunteer Firefighter Video included

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Firefighters from across the north country turned out Friday to honor the life of David Carr.

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Public Invited To Opioid Crisis Presentation Video included

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Making sense of the opioid crisis. It's something the Sisters of St. Joseph and its social justice committee will try to do.

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North Country 'Welcomes' Unseasonably Cold Weather Video included

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It's our first glimpse of winter with the thermometer dropping in the teens and 20s.

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Accident Blamed For Watertown Power Outage

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Nearly 1,000 National Grid customers in Watertown and the city outskirts lost power early Friday afternoon.

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LeRay Officials Postpone Plan To "Move" Land Outside Evans Mills Video included

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The town of LeRay is looking to end a controversy surrounding its highway barn ---and an access road leading to it -- by potentially changing the map. 

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Boonville Man Dies In Apparent Logging Accident

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A Boonville man is dead following an apparent logging accident in Oneida County Thursday. 

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Firefighters Union Files Grievances Against Watertown

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Grievances have been filed against Watertown after the city's move to break its contract with the union to save money. Plus, we've learned the city will save even more money in legal bills.

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Team Profile: South Lewis Runners Head To States Video included

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The South Lewis girls' cross country team will compete this weekend at the New York State championships at Wayne Central School in Ontario Center. 

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A Couple Days Of Cold Video included

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If you're waking up Friday to temperatures in the upper-teens and low-20s, well, it's not going to get much better. 

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Is Public At Risk Now That Heavy Rescue Truck Is Sidelined? Video included

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Is the public at risk now that the Watertown Fire Department won't staff what's known as the heavy rescue truck? It depends on whom you ask.

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Fort Drum Welcomes Home 200 Soldiers From Europe Video included

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Another batch of soldiers from the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade returned home to Fort Drum from Europe. We were there when they saw their loved ones for the first time in months.

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Providing 100 Thanksgiving Meals To Needy Families Video included

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Lewis County General Hospital is teaming up with the Lowville Food Pantry to give healthy Thanksgiving meals to families in need.

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DA-Elect Pasqua Already Gets To Work Video included

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Two days after his election victory, St. Lawrence County DA-elect Gary Pasqua is already getting to work. 

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Politics Runs In Family For Newly Elected Lawmakers Video included

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Two newly-elected politicians are joined by a common bond - their great-grandfather, who was a politician himself.

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Accident Closes Part Of Route 12E

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A portion of Route 12E in the town of Brownville is closed due to an accident.

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Watertown's Heavy Rescue Truck Sidelined In Fire Staffing Dispute Video included

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The union representing Watertown city firefighters is filing paperwork against the city after officials said they would violate the union's contract.

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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: SUNY Potsdam BBall Wins North Country Invitational

    Sports: SUNY Potsdam BBall Wins North Country Invitational

    Saturday, November 18 2017 11:07 PM EST2017-11-19 04:07:17 GMT

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

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

  • Area Cheerleaders Capture Championship Crowns

    Area Cheerleaders Capture Championship Crowns

    Friday, November 17 2017 7:04 AM EST2017-11-17 12:04:34 GMT

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

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

  • Sports Wrap: Lady Spartans Basketball Profile & JCC Scores

    Sports Wrap: Lady Spartans Basketball Profile & JCC Scores

    Thursday, November 16 2017 6:36 AM EST2017-11-16 11:36:25 GMT

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

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

  • ObituariesMore>>

  • Clarence J. Eckhoff, Jr., 84, of Sackets Harbor

    Clarence J. Eckhoff, Jr., 84, of Sackets Harbor

    Saturday, November 18 2017 8:50 PM EST2017-11-19 01:50:09 GMT

    Clarence J. Eckhoff, Jr., 84, Sackets Harbor, passed away Friday afternoon on November 17th at his home with his family at his side.

    Clarence J. Eckhoff, Jr., 84, Sackets Harbor, passed away Friday afternoon on November 17th at his home with his family at his side.

  • J. A. Leo Beaudet, 88, of Massena

    J. A. Leo Beaudet, 88, of Massena

    Saturday, November 18 2017 8:47 PM EST2017-11-19 01:47:47 GMT

    Massena: J. A. Leo Beaudet, 88, of Massena passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Massena Memorial Hospital.

    Massena: J. A. Leo Beaudet, 88, of Massena passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Massena Memorial Hospital.

  • Paul E. Earle, 87, of Hannawa Falls

    Paul E. Earle, 87, of Hannawa Falls

    Saturday, November 18 2017 8:45 PM EST2017-11-19 01:45:43 GMT

    HANNAWA FALLS – Paul E. Earle, 87, of Hannawa Falls, peacefully passed away Thursday evening, November 16, 2017 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.  

    HANNAWA FALLS – Paul E. Earle, 87, of Hannawa Falls, peacefully passed away Thursday evening, November 16, 2017 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.  

  • Meet The News TeamMore>>

  • Jeff Cole

    Jeff Cole

    After 14 years of waking up the north country as anchor of 7News This Morning, Jeff Cole began anchoring our 6 p.m. evening news on May 1, 2017.

    7News This Evening Anchor-

    After 14 years of waking up the north country as anchor of 7News This Morning, Jeff Cole began anchoring our 6 p.m. evening news on May 1, 2017.  Read more

  • Mel Busler

    Mel Busler

    Friday, April 17 2009 6:20 PM EDT2009-04-17 22:20:28 GMT

    7News Sportscaster for 6 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. News

    Mel started his broadcast career at WATN radio in 1978. He moved over to 7News in 1982, becoming full time Sports Anchor of the 6 and 11 news in 1984. Mel has had the pleasure of covering North Country sports for over 27 years here at 7News. He says he was lucky... Read more

    7News Sportscaster for 6 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. News

    Mel started his broadcast career at WATN radio in 1978. He moved over to 7News in 1982, becoming full time Sports Anchor of the 6 and 11 news in 1984. Mel has had the pleasure of covering North Country sports for over 27 years here at 7News. He says he was lucky... Read more

  • John Kubis

    John Kubis

    Monday, May 25 2009 11:46 AM EDT2009-05-25 15:46:38 GMT

    7News Chief Weathercaster-

    After a successful career reporting weather conditions for the Air Force, John joined the 7News Team as the weekend weather personality and now is the Chief Weathercaster and appears weekdays on 7News This Evening, 7News at 10 on FOX, and 7News Tonight.

    7News Chief Weathercaster-

    After a successful career reporting weather conditions for the Air Force, John joined the 7News Team as the weekend weather personality and now is the Chief Weathercaster and appears weekdays on 7News This Evening, 7News at 10 on FOX, and 7News Tonight. Read more

  • Meet the News ReportersMore>>

  • Keith Benman

    Keith Benman

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 4:21 PM EDT2017-05-16 20:21:31 GMT

    7News Journalist

    Keith Benman is St. Lawrence County reporter for 7 News, covering Canton, Potsdam, Ogdensburg, Massena and the rest of  the largest county in New York state. He came to 7 News from the world of print journalism, where he was most recently business editor at The Times of Northwest Indiana. 

    7News Journalist

    Keith Benman is St. Lawrence County reporter for 7 News, covering Canton, Potsdam, Ogdensburg, Massena and the rest of  the largest county in New York state. He came to 7 News from the world of print journalism, where he was most recently business editor at...Read more

  • Erin Bischoff

    Erin Bischoff

    Tuesday, January 17 2017 1:22 PM EST2017-01-17 18:22:52 GMT

    7News Journalist-

    Erin joined the news team as a reporter in December 2016. Erin graduated from SUNY Oswego in May 2016 with a B.A. in Broadcasting and Mass Communication and a minor in Business Administration. While at Oswego, Erin was involved with the student-run television station, WTOP-10, where she served as the news assignment manager her senior year and had experience as an anchor, reporter and producer. Erin was born and raised in Rochester, NY. 

    7News Journalist-

    Erin joined the news team as a reporter in December 2016. Erin graduated from SUNY Oswego in May 2016 with a B.A. in Broadcasting and Mass Communication and a minor in Business Administration. While at Oswego, Erin was involved with the student-run television station, WTOP-10, where she served as the news assignment manager her senior year and had experience as an anchor, reporter and producer. Erin was born and raised in Rochester, NY. 

  • Amanda Corna

    Amanda Corna

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 5:34 PM EDT2015-10-07 21:34:44 GMT

    7News Journalist

    7News Journalist-

    Amanda Corna joined WWNY in October 2015.Amanda comes to Watertown from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University.

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