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Sharlow Rape Case: Mistrial Declared

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A mistrial was declared Wednesday morning in the case of accused rapist Keith Sharlow.

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New York Bans Electronic Cigarettes at Schools

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has kicked electronic cigarettes out of school. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed legislation immediately banning the use of e-cigarettes at all public and private schools statewide.

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Trump to Bar Transgender Individuals from Armed Forces

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the U.S. armed forces.

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Update: State Police Looking for Runaway Teens in Massena

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State Police are looking for three teenagers who are thought to possibly be together in the Massena area.

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ACR Health: HIV Numbers Down Video included

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In the fight against HIV, some good news tonight... fewer people are contracting the VIRUS. ACR Health reports that numbers are down 10 percent among HIV inflections in gay men in New York State. ACR Health in Watertown is making it easier to access Prep, which is the drug used to help protect people from getting HIV. "It's something that the governor wants to make sure people have access to and we have the staff here," Wil Murtaugh, ACR Health executive director said. &qu... More>>

Wake-Up Weather: Warming Up Throughout the Day Video included

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Get ready to break that little cold spell we've been since earlier this week. The temperatures Wednesday start in the high 50s, low 60s, but finish up in the mid 70s. No chance of rain throughout our Wednesday, but a small chance of some showers later on in the night. Overnight we should stick in the mid 60s for our temperatures, a little cooler than that for Lewis County in the low 60s. Some mugginess will come back into our air. Cloud with a chance of rain on Thursday with highs... More>>

Stefanik Votes For Russia Sanctions

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North country congresswoman Elise Stefanik voted on Tuesday for tougher sanctions against Russia - a measure that will tie President Trump's hands, if he tries to relieve those sanctions. The measure passed the House of Representatives 419-3.  

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Words Of Praise In Wake Of Flash Floods

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Town highway departments in St. Lawrence County did a good job responding to Monday's deluge of rain.

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2 Murder Cases Keep Jefferson County DA's Office Busy Video included

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Jefferson County's district attorney has 2 major murder cases to prosecute. Kristyna Mills says she's confident her office will handle what's one of its busiest times in its history.

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NY Rescores Geometry Regents Exam Video included

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There's good news for some high school students who failed the Regents examination in geometry on June 16.

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Was The Thompson Park 'Device' Actually Art? Video included

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Was it a work of art or something created to look like a bomb? We're talking about the strange device that forced officials to shut down Watertown's Thompson Park Sunday evening.

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Students To Build Ventilation System At Zoo Video included

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Students in the Jefferson-Lewis BOCES Manufacturing Academy of Science and Technology, known as MAST, found out Tuesday that they are creating plans for a ventilation system at the Thompson Park Zoo in Watertown.

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Jury Says It's Split In Sharlow Rape Case

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A St. Lawrence County jury, deciding the fate of accused rapist Keith Sharlow, says it is split in its deliberations.

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Just Face It: Swimming Dog Video included

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This week on Just Face It: a lesson in pool safety - even for our 4-legged friends.

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Economic Developers Discuss Tax Deal For Wind Power Project Video included

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It could turn into a two-part tax deal for a wind power project.

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St. Lawrence County Has State's Highest Jobless Rate

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St. Lawrence County had the highest unemployment rate in all of New York last month. The state Labor Department released its May unemployment numbers Tuesday.

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7 News Special Report: Reviving Fowler's Zinc Mine Video included

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Mining was a way of life in southern St. Lawrence County for a century. But, until now there has been little hope of reviving Fowler's zinc mine. In his special series, 7 News reporter Chris Spiker goes underground to show us how they're lighting up a dark mine.

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Wake-Up Weather: Wet, Then Overcast

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Today will see rain early on, though nothing like the torrent parts of St. Lawrence County got Monday. The National Weather Service forecasts more rain in all three north country counties this morning. The good news? It starts to lift late morning. 

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New Business With Familiar 'Spookhill' Name to Open Video included

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It's about time to turn on the sign for Darren Moulton and his partner Anthony Burnash, two businessmen opening up the Spook Hill Bar & Grill between Adams and Adams Center.

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Closing Arguments Set For Tuesday In Sharlow Rape Trial

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Closing arguments are set to begin Tuesday in the rape trial of Keith Sharlow.

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Massena Airport Gets $800K For Taxiway Work

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The Massena International Airport is getting a big chunk of federal money to reconstruct part of its taxiway.

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5th Person Charged With Murder In Shooting Death Video included

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A fifth person has been arrested in connection with the May shooting death of a man in the town of Pamelia.

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DA Candidate Haggard Off Democratic Line

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David Haggard is off the Democratic line in the race for district attorney in St. Lawrence County.

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Hammond Sees 6.65 Inches Of Rain In 10 Hours Video included

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When it rained Monday, it poured - creating flash flooding conditions in St. Lawrence County. Inches of rain fell in a short period of time.

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3 Rabies Cases Confirmed In Lewis County, 4 People Treated For Exposure

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Lewis County has three confirmed cases of rabies.

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Person Who Left Device At Park Could Face Charges Video included

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Who left it and why? Watertown city police are still looking into a strange device which was left at Thompson Park.

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Lawmakers Change Course On Watertown Golf Club Video included

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Three of 4 members of Watertown City Council are now against buying land at the Watertown Golf Club and then leasing it back to the club.

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Your Turn: Feedback On Narrow, Truck Safety & Alleged Attack Video included

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Attorney Ed Narrow, representing the Fort Drum soldier charged with murdering his wife and a state trooper, is blaming the military. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

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TI Bridge Sidewalk Closure Delayed Until Tuesday

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The heavy rain we saw Monday has delayed maintenance work on the Thousand Islands Bridge.

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Flood Warning Extended For St. Lawrence County

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After a morning of heavy rain, the National Weather Service has extended a flood warning for St. Lawrence County until 3 PM. 

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Mixing Paint and Toddlers

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More than 50 little ones used toy cars to make tracks on paper with paint at Watertown's Flower Memorial Library Monday.

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Canton Man Finds Artillery Shell Behind His Home

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A Canton man got quite the surprise while searching for stones in the Grasse River last week - an unexploded artillery shell.

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Monday Morning Interview: The SPCA Has Kittens Video included

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Looking to bring a kitten into your home? SPCA director Doug Marlow was our guest on 7 News This Morning Monday.

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Object That Shut Down Thompson Park Not Explosive, Park Back Open Video included

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A scare at Watertown's Thompson Park ended with the "device" in question not being explosive or dangerous.

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DPAO Summer Concert Series: Country Star Chris Young Video included

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Chris Young took the stage to a room full of country fans Sunday night, waiting to hear their favorite hit.

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Bringing Local History to Life in Sackets Harbor Video included

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They're touring the world, and bringing local history to life.

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Carthage Area Hospital's Health Fair Focuses on Prevention and Healthy Living Video included

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Getting your passport to good health. Carthage Area Hospital held its third annual health fair Saturday afternoon at the Carthage Park.

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GREAT VIDEO: Demolition Derby at Lewis County Fair Video included

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Drivers revved their engines for the annual demolition derby at the Lewis County fair Saturday afternoon.

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Friday Night: Charlie Daniels, Fiddler at the Lewis County Fair Video included

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Charlie Daniels made a stop to the Lewis County Fair Friday night on his summer tour and at 80 years old... he's still rocking the house.

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Blast From The Past: 1988 Lewis County Fair Video included

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On this week's Blast From The Past, we go back to 1988.

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Slowly But Surely, Water Levels Are Coming Down Video included

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The record flow continues. Those who regulate how much water goes through the dams in Massena say they are doing as much as they can to help high levels on the lake and river.

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Hunting Guide Sentenced For Illegal Bird Hunts

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Published reports say a well-known outdoors guide will pay a $5,000 fine after being sentenced in federal court on charges of illegally guiding bird hunts over baited ponds.

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The Show Must Go On Video included

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It is one of the biggest summertime celebrations in the north country - the International Seaway Festival. This year it started out short of cash, but the community has come together to make it happen once again.

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Ogdensburg Police Arrest 5, Seize Crack Cocaine & Cash

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Five people have been arrested and a large quantity of crack cocaine has been seized during a drug bust in Ogdensburg.

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Fatal Crash Prompts Schumer To Call For Truck Safety Improvements Video included

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for new truck safety standards in the wake of the recent tractor trailer crash that killed four north country men on Interstate 81.

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Plan To Modernize North Country Power Lines Could Create 2,000 Jobs

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Approximately 2,000 full-time, well-paying jobs are expected to be created as the state plans to modernize power lines in the north country.

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Surprise, Surprise - July Is Wetter Than Usual

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The north country has seen more rain than usual this month. That's according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

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The Ups & Downs Of The Lewis County Fair Video included

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The Lewis County Fair continues through Saturday in Lowville and 7 News reporter Amanda Corna wanted to see how the fair has been going so far. She also had a chance to see the ups and downs of the fair...literally!

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DEC Closes Gate Near Damaged Bridge

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A bridge in South Colton has been closed due to safety concerns.

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Jeff Co. Sheriff's Office Asking for Help in Ulta Beauty Theft Case

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a recent theft at Ulta Beauty in the town of Watertown and would like to speak to these three women.

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Wake-Up Weather: Prepare for a Sticky, But Clear Day Video included

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It chilled out a little bit overnight, but it's going to be a hot and humid one Friday with temperatures approaching 80s.

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Live at the Fair: Getting the Cows Ready for the Day Video included

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There's a reason why the cows look so clean and fresh for fair goers all week.

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At Lewis Fair, The Vroom-Vroom's The Thing Video included

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For more than four decades, modified tractors and trucks have entertained Lewis County fairgoers, pulling as much as they can as far as they can.

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Keeping You Safe At The Fair Video included

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Emergency Medical Technicians, or EMTs, are doing their part to keep you safe at the Lewis County Fair.

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Project To Bring Needed Medical Care, Jobs To Ogdensburg Video included

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A $3.4 million project in Ogdensburg will renovate an empty building, create jobs and bring what's described as a badly needed medical facility to the Maple City.

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Alleged Victim Testifies At Sharlow Rape Trial

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It was a key day for testimony in the trial of a Colton man accused of raping a young girl.

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Gouverneur Hospital Makes Construction Progress Video included

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It's the first significant upgrade in over 50 years at Gouverneur Hospital. Construction for the hospital's emergency department is more than halfway finished.

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St. Lawrence County Farm Field Now Growing Solar Panels Video included

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The sunshine in St. Lawrence County will soon help power the city of Utica. A former hay field in Lisbon is now growing solar panels.

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Anglers, Businesses Hope To Catch The Big One Video included

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The Bassmaster Elite fishing tournament in Waddington has everyone casting a line. Anglers are hoping to catch the big one along with cash, while local shops are hoping to reel in some business.

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7 Ton MRI Hoisted Into SMC Video included

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It weighs 7 tons, costs $2 million dollars and it was delivered to Watertown's Samaritan Medical Center Thursday.

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Attorney General Demands Watertown Pet Store Refund Customers For Sick Pets

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The state Attorney General is demanding that a Watertown pet store refund customers who bought sick dogs there.

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Port Leyden Man Charged With Rape

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A Lewis County man faces rape charges for allegedly having sex with a girl who was too young to consent.

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Inmate Faces Felony Charge After Jail Assault

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An inmate at the St. Lawrence Jail faces felony charges after allegedly hitting another inmate with a meal tray.

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Child Rapist Faces 50 Years In Prison

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A Massena man faces 50 years in prison for raping and sexually abusing children.

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10th Mountain Division Soldiers To Deploy To Iraq

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Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Polk in Louisiana will be deploying to Iraq this fall.

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Shotgun-Wielding Man Charged With Menacing

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A woman who knocked on a Carthage man's door likely got a big surprise when the man allegedly pulled out a shotgun.

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Watertown Council Votes To Seek Grant For Golf Club Buy Video included

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The Watertown city council is moving forward with potentially buying land from the Watertown Golf Club in Thompson Park.  C

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More Heat, More Humidity, Plenty Of Sunshine Video included

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High temperatures will be 80 degree or close to it for another day. 

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R&B Coach Reflects On Narrow Loss To Troy Video included

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The Watertown Red & Black have a week and a half to lick their wounds from a trip to Troy this past Saturday.

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Zoo Eyes Improvements With Grant From State Video included

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The Thompson Park Zoo in Watertown is getting a huge chunk of cash from the state. 

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Simao Says He'll Close Ives Hill If Watertown Golf Deal Goes Through Video included

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The owner of Ives Hill Country Club in Watertown says he'll close his golf course if the city bails out his competition.

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North Country Health Care Gets $22.7M Boost Video included

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Three Jefferson County-based health care providers are sharing more than $22 million from the state -- and one of them calls the money "life changing."

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Jury Seated In Sharlow Rape Trial

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A jury is seated and the trial is underway for a Colton man accused of raping a young girl. 

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Excelsior Scholarships: Free Tuition Carries Many Questions Video included

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What do you get when the state offers free college tuition? A lot of questions. 7 News reporter Erin Bischoff shares part two of her look into the state’s new Excelsior Scholarship. 

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Bassmaster Elite Return To Waddington Video included

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High waters can't keep the pros away. They are in Waddington this week for the Bassmaster Elite tournament. 

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Babies, Babies & More Babies At Lewis County Fair Video included

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Babies took center stage at the Lewis County Fair baby contest Wednesday. 

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Assembly Speaker Tours North Country Flood Areas Video included

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New York state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie was in the north country Wednesday to look at damage caused by high water levels this year. 

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Samaritan Maternity Expands - Thanks To Military Baby Boom Video included

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There’s a baby boom at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown. 

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City Council Meets Wednesday To Discuss Golf Club Land Purchase

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Watertown's city council will meet Wednesday evening to debate whether the city should buy land from the Watertown Golf Club.

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Firefighters Battle Winthrop Barn Blaze

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Several departments were at the scene of a St. Lawrence County barn fire early Wednesday morning. 

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Watertown City Officials Mull Buying Golf Course Video included

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Watertown city officials announced Tuesday night that a plan to purchase the Watertown Golf Club in Thompson Park is in the beginning phases.

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Harrisville Residents Take First Look At Plan To Dissolve Village Video included

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With 628 residents, the village of Harrisville is looking into dissolving into the town of Diana. 

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Hazy, Hot & Humid Video included

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It's going to be a triple-H sort of day. 

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Walters' Lawyer Places Blame on Military Video included

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The lawyer for accused murderer Justin Walters blames the military. Canton attorney Ed Narrow has taken the case.

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Glen Park Man Charged In Attack On Autistic Man

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There's been an arrest in connection with the alleged attack on an autistic man last month. 

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Live at the Lewis County Fair: Opening With the Big Cheese Video included

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The Lewis County Fair is underway. The opening ceremony kicked off the 197th year of the fair Tuesday morning in Lowville with Jim Burr cutting the ribbon.

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Diving into the Rules of NY's Excelsior Scholarship Video included

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Kylesha Ferguson has been taking care of animals for as long as she can remember.

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SLC DA Dem Candidates Challenge Each Other's Signatures Video included

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The Democratic primary for district attorney in St. Lawrence County is heating up. Both candidates running want to knock the other off the September ballot.

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Just Face It: Learning to Walk a Calf Video included

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This week's Just Face It video was taken by our very own Jeff Cole.

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Day Two of Sharlow Jury Selection

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Just 10 jurors picked in two days in the trial of a Colton man accused of raping a young girl. Two more are still needed.

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Jeff Co. Sheriff's Office Wants to Know Who These People Are

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Do you know the people in these next pictures? Jefferson County Sheriff's detectives are investigating the theft of debit card info and want to know who these men are. If you have any information, you can call the sheriff's office at 315-786-2676.

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Questions in Jefferson County Rape Case

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We may never learn the outcome of a rape case in Jefferson County court.

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Watertown Gets $434K to Replace City Buses Video included

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Watertown's fleet of buses should have been replaced three years ago.

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Council Picks Design for Lachenauer Plaza Fountain Video included

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Monday night, city council members selected Jeff Rule, who owns Inkwell Graphix, to paint a design on the new fountain.

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Carthage Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

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A Carthage man could be facing two years in state prison from a charge stemming from a meth bust on March 8.

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Age Just A Number For City Golf Champ Video included

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John Bufalini is proving age is just a number.

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Bufalini Takes 6th City Golf Championship Video included

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After 32 golfers teed off in hopes of winning the 2017 Watertown Men's City Golf Championship over a week ago, on Sunday it came down to a battle between two former champs. 

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Live At Noon At The Lewis County Fair Video included

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The fields where people usually park for the Lewis County Fair are a bit soggy right now, but organizers have made other arrangements. 

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Couple Charged With Smuggling Drugs In Lewis County Jail

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A Lowville couple is accused of smuggling drugs into Lewis County jail and distributing them to prisoners. 

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2 More Charged In Tyler Johnson's Death

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Two more people have been charged with murder in the shooting death of Tyler Johnson in May. 

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In US Illegally, Nigerian Man Nabbed In Massena

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A Nigerian man in the United State illegally was on a bus bound for New York City when he was found by a border patrol agent in Massena. 

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Firefighter Accused Of Stealing From His Department

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A Norwood man is accused of stealing from the fire department he belonged to and selling the property to a local business.

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Officials Moving Forward With Washington Street Lane Reduction Video included

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Watertown city leaders seem to have found a way forward in their efforts to make it safer for students to cross Washington Street to school. 

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Many North Country Families Struggling, Report Says Video included

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A new report suggests high taxes and expenses are strangling the budgets of north country families. 

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Sunshine With Temps In The 80s For A Few Days Video included

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It was very muggy early Tuesday, so some will see fog during their morning commute. 

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Hydropower: Raining Money for the City of Watertown Video included

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It's raining money. Watertown's annual revenue for it's hydro facilities is up significantly.

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Accused Murderer Justin Walters Has New Lawyer

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The man accused of shooting and killing his wife and a state trooper has a new lawyer.

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Jury Selection Under Way in Sharlow Rape Case

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Jury selection is underway in the trial of a Colton man accused of multiple rapes of a young girl.

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Watertown Police Investigate Armed Robbery Video included

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Watertown city police are looking for a man suspected of robbing a Washington Street gas station at gunpoint. 

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Extra Signs to Help Businesses During Route 11 Construction Video included

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Construction began Monday on route 11, forcing drivers to take a six minute detour.

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Cliff Olney Running Again for Watertown City Council Video included

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The man who wants to bring a waterpark to Watertown is running for city council again. It's not the only thing Cliff Olney is running on.

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Library Construction Close to Finished, But Behind Schedule Video included

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It's close to being done, but construction is behind schedule at the Flower Memorial Library in Watertown.

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Your Turn: Feedback on Council Race, Indian River Coach, Trooper's Brother Speaks Out Video included

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Three people have thrown their hats into the ring to run against Watertown City Council members Steve Jennings and Teresa Macaluso, making a September primary necessary:

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Crews Work Around Rain to Set Up for Lewis County Fair Video included

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Workers and volunteers braved thunderstorms and downpours Monday morning to finish setting up for the 197th Lewis County Fair in Lowville.

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Lieutenant Governor Calls On Lawmakers To Vote Down Health Bills Video included

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Another local hospital sounds the alarm on Congress' efforts to overturn Obamacare.

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Cape Vincent DEC Docks Reopened

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It's a sign things might be slowly returning to normal along the shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. 

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Adirondack Tourism Booming, Cuomo Says

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Adirondack tourism is booming. 

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Man Punched In Face During Altercation, Deputies Say

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A Carthage man is accused of hitting another man in the face at the Adirondack International Speedway Saturday night.

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Inmate Accused Of Having Meth In Jail

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An Ogdensburg woman is accused of possessing meth while an inmate in St. Lawrence County jail. 

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Thunderstorms & Rain Today, Sunny Tomorrow Video included

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There's plenty of rain early Monday, including some severe thunderstorms. 

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NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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There's a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego counties. 

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Sunday: Calling Hours For Nichole Walters

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Family and friends pay their respects to Nichole Walters. Walters' calling hours were held Sunday afternoon at Fergerson Funeral Home in North Syracuse.

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Walk With Cody: Group Rallies Around Assault Victim Video included

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If there's one thing Cody Searchfield likes to do, it's walk.

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Jefferson County Fair's Last Day, Attendance Up Video included

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Good weather was a blessing for the 200th Jefferson County Fair. An estimated 60,000 people attended this year. Sunday was the last hurrah for the celebration.

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VIDEO: Antique Tractor Pulls at Jefferson County Fair Video included

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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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  • Keeping You Safe At The Fair

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    Thursday, July 20 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-07-20 23:24:22 GMT

    Emergency Medical Technicians, or EMTs, are doing their part to keep you safe at the Lewis County Fair.

    Emergency Medical Technicians, or EMTs, are doing their part to keep you safe at the Lewis County Fair.

  • Your Turn: Feedback On Narrow, Truck Safety & Alleged Attack

    Your Turn: Feedback On Narrow, Truck Safety & Alleged Attack

    Monday, July 24 2017 4:28 PM EDT2017-07-24 20:28:23 GMT

    Attorney Ed Narrow, representing the Fort Drum soldier charged with murdering his wife and a state trooper, is blaming the military. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

    Attorney Ed Narrow, representing the Fort Drum soldier charged with murdering his wife and a state trooper, is blaming the military. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  • Your Turn: Feedback on Council Race, Indian River Coach, Trooper's Brother Speaks Out

    Monday, July 17 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-07-17 20:45:12 GMT

    Three people have thrown their hats into the ring to run against Watertown City Council members Steve Jennings and Teresa Macaluso, making a September primary necessary:

    Three people have thrown their hats into the ring to run against Watertown City Council members Steve Jennings and Teresa Macaluso, making a September primary necessary:

  • ObituariesMore>>

  • Mrs. Jeannie Emerson, 76, formerly of Massena

    Mrs. Jeannie Emerson, 76, formerly of Massena

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 11:42 AM EDT2017-07-26 15:42:20 GMT

    MASSENA/FLEMING ISLAND, FL – Mrs. Jeannie Alice (Cavis) Emerson, 76, formerly of 6 Elgin Street, died Friday, July 21, 2017 at Haven Hospice Care Center.  

    MASSENA/FLEMING ISLAND, FL – Mrs. Jeannie Alice (Cavis) Emerson, 76, formerly of 6 Elgin Street, died Friday, July 21, 2017 at Haven Hospice Care Center.  

  • Joan B. Spies, 87, of Redwood

    Joan B. Spies, 87, of Redwood

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:27 AM EDT2017-07-26 14:27:14 GMT

    REDWOOD - Joan B. Spies, 87, of Spies Rd., died Sunday evening July 23, 2017 at The Cottages at Garden Grove, Cicero, NY.  

    REDWOOD - Joan B. Spies, 87, of Spies Rd., died Sunday evening July 23, 2017 at The Cottages at Garden Grove, Cicero, NY.  

  • Ivan R. Hayden, 88, of Heuvelton

    Ivan R. Hayden, 88, of Heuvelton

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-07-25 20:32:29 GMT

    Ivan R. Hayden, age 88 of John Street in Heuvelton passed away on Monday July 24, 2017 at his home under the care of his family and Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.  

    Ivan R. Hayden, age 88 of John Street in Heuvelton passed away on Monday July 24, 2017 at his home under the care of his family and Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.  

  • 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

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  • 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

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    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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