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Sports: Clarkson Men Win ECAC Title, NCAA Tourney Bid in Overtime Thriller Video included

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With the men's ECAC Hockey Championship up for grabs Saturday night, the Golden Knights of Clarkson rose to the occasion.  The stage for a thriller was set in Lake Placid where Clarkson beat Cornell 3-2.  

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Celebrating Maple Syrup, Festivities Under Way for Maple Weekend Video included

Updated: Mar 23, 2019 07:53 PM

The tree outside the International Maple Museum is officially tapped and Maple Weekend got off to it's official start Saturday in the north country.

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Stefanik Renews Call For Releasing Mueller Report

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North country congresswoman Elise Stefanik has renewed her call for the public release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election. 

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Puppies Escape Rabies Infection, Find Homes Video included

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It's a second chance for some furry friends who found themselves in a life or death situation. One north country family made sure ten puppies found forever homes.

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Watertown Man Charged With Assaulting Officer

Updated: Mar 23, 2019 07:41 PM

Authorities say he assaulted an officer, now this Watertown man is facing charges. 

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Alcoa Deal Will 'Power Up' Massena, Businesses Say Video included

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On the day after Governor Cuomo announced a deal to save hundreds of jobs in Massena, businesses there said the deal will power up the community. 

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Traditional & Modern Sugarhouses Open for Maple Weekend Video included

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Nestled deep in the woods of the Town of Croghan, Yancy's Sugarbush is boiling some of it first maple syrup of the season.

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A Check-up On The State Of Agriculture Video included

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Farmers, producers and local leaders gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn in Watertown for the annual Jefferson County Agricultural Development conference Friday morning. 

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Officials Seize 58 Pounds Of Marijuana In Gouverneur

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U.S. Border Patrol and state police seized 58 pounds of marijuana, valued at nearly a quarter-million dollars, in the town of Gouverneur. 

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7 News Investigation Gets Action Video included

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A day after we aired our 7 News special report on layoffs at Empire State Mines, state lawmakers are getting involved. 

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A Sneak Peak Of 'Seussical The Musical' Video included

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It was a sneak peak of Watertown's latest musical production and every year it's a chance to bring two generations together. 

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Ogdensburg Expo Happening This Weekend

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The 43rd annual Ogdensburg Expo is happening this weekend. 

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Blast From The Past: 1987 Day Care Video included

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This week on Blast From The Past, we go back to 1987 to the Children's House in Hannawa Falls. It was unique day care.  

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Fort Drum Man Charged With Robbery And Assault

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A 21 year old Fort Drum man faces robbery and assault charges for allegedly mugging a man in Watertown. 

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Winter Storm Could Dump Up To A Foot

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A winter storm could dump up to a foot of snow on parts of the north country through late Saturday morning. 

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Schumer Calls For Lower Tariffs On Wine To Canada Video included

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer visited a north country winery Thursday afternoon to talk about tariffs. 

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Workers & Local Officials Happy With 7-Year Alcoa Deal Video included

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The crowd clapped and whistled when Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement.

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Up To A Foot Of Snow For Some Under Winter Storm Warning Video included

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As we know, the north country often holds onto winter weather well past when the calendar says it's spring. To prove it, some places could see up to a foot of snow under a winter storm warning.

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Orange Fall In NCAA Opening Round

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Syracuse came up short in its first opening-round NCAA tournament loss since 2006.  

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Deal Reached To Keep Alcoa In Massena Video included

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A 7-year deal to keep Alcoa's Massena plant open has been reached.

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TDS Telecom Ups Customers' Connection Speeds Video included

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Faster internet is coming to parts of Jefferson County. 

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Lady Golden Knights Ready For Frozen Four

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March Madness continues on the ice for one north country women's hockey team. 

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Hebert Found Guilty In Lacey Yekel's Death Video included

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A St. Lawrence County Court jury has found Christopher Hebert guilty in the murder of a 24 year old Massena woman nearly five years ago. 

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Deputies Ask For Help Investigating Fatal Tractor Rollover

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Jefferson County sheriff's deputies are asking for help as they investigate as fatal tractor accident near Depauville Wednesday. 

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Downtown Watertown Building Condemned Video included

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A downtown Watertown building has been condemned.

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New Fort Drum Commander Named

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A Buffalo native will be the next senior commander of Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division. 

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Soldier Praises Treatment Received At Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic Video included

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Treating soldiers with traumatic brain injuries is the goal of a clinic on Fort Drum. One patient hopes talking about its services will break the stigma of getting help.

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Fill Your Brackets - It's March Madness Video included

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It's time for March Madness and fans in the Watertown area are gearing up for weeks of NCAA basketball.

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Highlights & Scores: SUNY Potsdam Lacrosse, Clarkson Hockey Video included

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Winter sports seasons are still wrapping up while spring sports seasons are just starting. 

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Longtime Dry Hill Ski Coach Retires Video included

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A longtime ski coach at Dry Hill Ski Area in Watertown is retiring after a career shaping many lives both on and off the slopes.

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High School Students Get Head Start On Career Search Video included

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Hundreds of high school students got to talk with north country businesses at SUNY Canton on Wednesday.

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Justin Walters Found Guilty In Double Murder Video included

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A jury has decided Justin Walters was in control of his actions the night he shot and killed his wife and a state trooper.

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Tractor Rollover Kills Man, Injures Another

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A man was killed and another injured when a tractor rolled over near Depauville Wednesday morning.

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After Guilty Verdict, Murdered Trooper's Brother Talks About Trial Video included

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Throughout the Justin Walters trial, the families of Trooper Joel Davis and Nichole Walters sat in court hoping for the guilty verdict. 

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Jury Deliberates In Hebert Murder Trial Video included

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The jury gets the case in the Christopher Hebert murder trial. A verdict could come as soon as Thursday.

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'Massive Layoffs' Could Be Coming To Carthage School District Video included

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"Massive layoffs" could be coming to Carthage Central School District as it prepares to lose a huge chunk of its federal funding. 

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Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Co-founder Visits JCC

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Jefferson Community College had a very 'sweet' presentation Wednesday morning. 

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Paying Fort Drum Soldiers To Move To Vermont? Video included

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Paying Fort Drum soldiers to move to Vermont? That state is suffering from a shortage of workers and wants to lure new people in.  to that state.

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Finally: Spring Arrives In North Country! Video included

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Spring is here and the weather was spring-like all day, with temperatures reaching almost 50 degrees.

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Lowville Man Faces Several Charges

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A Lowville man faces charges including disseminating indecent material to a minor and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

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Hermon Man In Standoff With Police After Striking Deputy With Shovel

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St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies were in a nine-hour standoff with a Hermon man Tuesday after he allegedly hit one of their sergeants in the head with a shovel.

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Beagle, Clarke Win Village Mayoral Elections

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Joseph Beagle will become Lowville's new mayor and Kenneth Clarke will take over the mayor's seat in Copenhagen. 

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Traffic Advisory: Rexford Place In Watertown

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Sewer line repair will close part of a Watertown street to through traffic Wednesday.

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Campeau Runs To Canisius On Athletic Scholarship Video included

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Rylee Campeau put pen to paper at Beaver River to attend Division I Canisius on an athlete scholarship. 

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Olympic Volleyball Player Headlines Father-Daughter Banquet Video included

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Fathers and daughters were recognized at the Father-Daughter Banquet Tuesday night at the Lowville Elks Lodge. 

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Hebert To Take Stand In Own Defense Video included

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In a surprise move, accused murderer Christopher Hebert will take the stand in St. Lawrence County Court in his own defense. 

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No Verdict In Walters Murder Trial Video included

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Nine men and three women deliberated into Tuesday evening on the fate of accused murderer Justin Walters. 

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Police Vow To Continue Ogdensburg Drug Busts Video included

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Police say they have no plans to stop an anti-drug crusade in Ogdensburg. 

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Reinstating 4 Fire Captains A Good Start, Union Says Video included

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As legal action between the City of Watertown and its firefighters union continues, four firefighters will be reinstated as captains, but union members say they still want more to be done.

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Carthage Savings Sends Out Feelers For Croghan Branch

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As Key Bank closes its branch in Croghan, residents are hoping another bank will move in. 

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With Spring Starting, It's Time To Think About Flowers Video included

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Spring starts tomorrow and that's good news for people with green thumbs. 

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Gilbert Announces Run For Lewis County Board Seat Video included

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Republican Ian Gilbert of Beaver Falls is running for a seat on the Lewis County Legislature.

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Spectrum Begins Payouts Under State Settlement, AG Says

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Spectrum has begun issuing credits to eligible cable and internet customers under a settlement with the state Attorney General's office.

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Fire Destroys Mobile Home In Pope Mills

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A fire in Pope Mills Sunday night destroyed a mobile home where a family had just moved out two days before.

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Several North Country Villages Hold Elections Today

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Today (Tuesday, March 19) is election day for villages that still hold their elections in March. 

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Residents Object To Ogdensburg School Budget Cuts Video included

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Hundreds of people at an Ogdensburg school board meeting Monday night voiced their concerns about what getting rid of more than two dozen positions in the district would do to students' education. 

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Watertown Fire Captains Officially Reinstated Video included

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Four Watertown city firefighters will be reinstated to their captain positions. 

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3rd Time's The Charm For Harrisville As It Celebrates State Title Video included

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The Harrisville boys' basketball state championship was years in the making -- and now it's time to celebrate. 

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Closing Arguments Set For Tuesday In Walters Murder Trial Video included

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Closing arguments are set for Tuesday in the Justin Walters murder trial.

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Juror Replaced In Hebert Murder Trial Video included

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The murder trial of Christopher Hebert resumed in St. Lawrence County Court Monday. 

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Rapist Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison

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After pleading guilty to forcibly raping a minor and hearing a statement from the victim, a Utica man nearly walked back his admission of guilt in St. Lawrence County Court Monday morning. 

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Woman Arrested In Ogdensburg Meth Bust

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An Ogdensburg woman has been charged with making meth. 

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Ogdensburg School District Considers Cutting 26 Jobs Video included

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A multimillion dollar budget gap at Ogdensburg Free Academy has school officials considering cutting 26 jobs.  

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Soon-To-Be Laid Off Concentrix Workers Find Other Jobs Video included

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A third of the workers being let go in the next couple of months at downtown Watertown's call center are leaving early and finding work. 

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Copenhagen Mayoral Candidates Speak Out On Eve Of Election Video included

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The polls will open Tuesday and voters will choose their new mayor in the village of Copenhagen. We sat down with the candidates.

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Your Turn: Feedback On Test Strips, Mail Delays & Potholes Video included

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In an effort to prevent drug deaths, ACR Health's syringe exchange site in Watertown is handing out "test strips" so addicts can test heroin or methamphetamine to see if it's laced with fentanyl. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

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Kinney Drugs Worker Accused Of Stealing Narcotics

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A 36 year old is accused of stealing narcotics from Kinney Drugs, where she worked. 

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2 Alleged Robbers Captured In Their Disabled Vehicle

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Two people were charged in connection with a robbery at a Watertown home on Friday. 

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State Champs Welcomed Home Video included

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It was a homecoming fit for heroes. 

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Morley Fire Truck Finds New Home In Pamelia Video included

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One north country fire department is helping out another. 

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Harrisville Boys Are State Champs Video included

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The Harrisville Pirates are state champions. Harrisville beat Oppenheim-Ephratah/ St. Johnsville 67-54 in the State Class D boys basketball title game Sunday in Binghamton. 

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Majority of Watertown City Council Wants To Reinstate Fire Captains Video included

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Four captains at the Watertown fire department could be reinstated as early as Apr. 1. That's what city manager Rick Finn has put on the agenda for city council's next meeting Monday night. 

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Flag Raising & Parade at St. Patrick's Day Weekend In Watertown Video included

Updated: Mar 17, 2019 06:21 PM

Wrapping up St. Patrick's Day weekend with celebrations in Watertown. A small crowd marched from St. Patrick's Church to City Hall in Watertown Sunday morning.

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Meth Bust on Ogdensburg's Knox Street, 3 Arrested

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Three people were arrested after a meth bust in Ogdensburg Friday night. Ogdensburg Police said multiple active "one-pot" methamphetamine labs were found at 1110 Knox Street. 

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Saturday Sports: E-Knox, Lowville Lose in State Title Finals Video included

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Edwards-Knox girls and Lowville boys saw their hopes for state titles end Saturday as both lost in the finals of their class title brackets. 

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Fun Day For Kids At North Country Kids Expo Video included

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It was a fun filled day for hundreds of kids in Saint Lawrence County at this year's North Country Kids Expo.

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Irish Fest 2019: Donegal Beards & Miss Ireland Pageant Video included

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The 34th annual North Country Goes Green Irish Festival kicked off Friday with the Donegal Beard contest and the Miss Ireland Pageant. 

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Friday Sports: Edwards Knox Girls, Lowville Still Vying For State Titles Video included

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Three north country girls' basketball teams are on the hunt for New York State glory this weekend at Hudson Valley Community College. In the Girls' State Class D Semi-finals from Troy, Edwards Knox took on South Kortright.

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Nichole Walters Talked About Divorce, Text Messages Show Video included

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Nichole Walters talked about divorcing Justin Walters as the couple was going through marital problems because of his drinking. 

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Witness: Hebert Admitted Killing Yekel, Sought Help In Dismembering Body Video included

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A man currently serving a 20-year prison term for robbery says Christopher Hebert not only admitted to killing Lacey Yekel, he also asked him to asked him for help in cutting up her body.

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Watertown's Credit Rating Good, But Outlook Turns 'Negative'

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Watertown's credit rating stays the same, but the company establishing it changes its outlook on city finances to "negative." 

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Blast From The Past: 1997 St. Patrick's Day Parade Video included

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This week on Blast From The Past, we go back to 1997 for the north country's St. Patrick's Day celebration.

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Irish Festival Celebrates 34th Year Video included

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St. Patrick's Day Weekend kicks off with the 34th Annual North Country Goes Green Irish Festival. We got a sneak preview of a performance by an a capella group made up of six brothers from Ireland. 

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Stay Off The Ice On Area Of Seaway

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There's a warning from the St. Lawrence Seaway. 

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Ice Shanties Must Be Removed

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No matter how thick the ice is right now, all ice shanties must be removed as of Friday.  

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Life Jackets And The Law Video included

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Soon enough the ice will thaw and boats will be on the water. But until the end of April, a life jacket is the law. 

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900 Flu Cases Confirmed In Jefferson County This Season Video included

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Friends have the flu? Maybe it's you?! Flu activity is currently high across Jefferson County. 

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Lowville, Edwards-Knox Win State Semifinals

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The Lowville boys basketball team and the Edwards-Knox girls basketball team are both headed to state finals. 

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New York Air Brake Buys Missouri Company

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New York Air Brake continues to expand beyond railroad braking systems with the recent purchase of a company that makes locomotive fueling and servicing equipment. 

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Watertown City Manager To Recommend Reinstating Fire Captains

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Watertown's city manager wants to reinstate four fire captains who were demoted three years ago. 

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Still A Problem, But Warmer Weather Means Fewer Crows Video included

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Crows were out and about like they usually are this time of year, but on Thursday many of them perched on trees near the outskirts of Watertown.  

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Belleville Henderson Soccer Players Sign Scholarship Letters Video included

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A pair of Belleville Henderson soccer players have signed letters of intent to attend college on athletic scholarships. 

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Hebert Trial Witness: Hebert, Lacey Yekel Together Video included

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A witness in the Christopher Hebert murder trial testified Hebert was Lacey Yekel were together on at least one occasion in June 2014, the month Yekel disappeared.  ...

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Veterinarian Accused Of Forcible Touching Is A Registered Sex Offender Video included

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We have new information on the criminal history of a Lewis County veterinarian, who is currently facing charges of forcible touching. This isn't his first time being accused of inappropriate behavior.

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Man, Who Lived In Ellisburg, Faces Child Pornography Charges

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A 25 year old Mexican man, who had been living Ellisburg, faces federal child pornography charges. 

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Call Center Delays Layoffs

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The first round of layoffs at downtown Watertown's call center will be delayed by a month.

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Samaritan Urges Sick Visitors To Stay Home

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If you're planning on visiting a patient at Samaritan Medical Center or any of its facilities, make sure you're healthy. 

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Is Deal Near To Keep Alcoa Jobs In Massena?

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Is a deal near to keep the Alcoa plant in Massena operating, and with it, some 400 jobs? On Thursday, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer issued a letter calling on the New York State Power Authority and Alcoa to "to expeditiously reach an agreement" for low cost electricity.

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Watertown Takes Steps To Make Sure Hydrants Can Be Found Video included

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What if the Watertown fire department responded to a fire and couldn't find the hydrant? The city is taking steps to make sure that doesn't happen.  

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7 News Goes Bowling...Sort Of Video included

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Members of the Channel 7 family recently did something many families enjoy - go bowling. Click on the picture to watch our amazing form! More>>

Learning To Use Narcan To Treat Drug Overdoses Video included

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The Seaway Valley Prevention Council spent Thursday in Gouverneur training those interested on how to use Narcan when treating a drug overdose. 

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Youngsters Enjoy Thursday's Warm Weather Video included

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Getting outside for recess - students at Ohio Elementary School in Watertown were excited to play outside in the sun and warmer temperatures Thursday.

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Saturday Sports: Several North Country Teams Still Fighting In Playoffs Video included

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There was plenty of state high school basketball action Saturday. We begin at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse as Lowville takes on Owego in the State Class B Regional Final.

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Sports: JCC Women Pulls Tourney Upset, Sectionals Matchups Video included

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Coach Josh Woodward and his Cannoneers of Jefferson Community College got a huge win on the road Sunday. 

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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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Special Report: What Happened At The Mine? Video included

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It was a month ago Thursday that Empire State Mines in the town of Fowler laid off more than half its workforce. Now, some of those former employees are uniting and fighting back. 7 News anchor Diane Rutherford tells their story and digs into "What Happened At The Mine."

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Winter Storm Warning Issued For North Country

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A winter storm warning has been issued for Jefferson and Oswego counties. 

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Jurors Ask To Listen To Recordings As Hebert Deliberations Continue

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Jurors want to hear three recordings where Christopher Hebert allegedly talks about killing 25-year-old Lacey Yekel. 

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Winter Storm Watch For Friday & Early Saturday

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Friday is the second full day of spring, but as we in the north country know, that doesn't mean winter weather is over. 

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A Rainy Spring Day On Thursday, Snow For Friday Video included

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We might not see much sunshine, but the first full day of spring will actually feel that way. Winter-like weather, however, returns Friday.

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It's Going To Feel Like Spring For A Couple Days Video included

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Spring officially starts later today and it's going to feel like it. 

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Doctor Testifies He Couldn't Determine Yekel's Cause Of Death

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The doctor who performed Lacey Yekel's autopsy testified Tuesday morning in the St. Lawrence County Court trial of her accused killer.

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Jury Deliberates Walters' Fate In Murder Trial Video included

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It was a packed courtroom as the prosecution and defense presented their closing arguments Tuesday morning in Justin Walters' murder trial. 

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Another Chilly Day, But A Warmer Tomorrow Video included

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There will be a mix of sun and clouds and a stray flurry or two. 

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Partly Sunny & A Little Cool Video included

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Temperatures will reach the low-30s Monday, but they start out quite a bit colder. 

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Another Warm Day, But Temps Start To Fall Video included

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It's going to be warm most of the day, just not as warm at the end as at the beginning. 

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  • Hugh F. Frame, MD, 93, of Morristown

    Hugh F. Frame, MD, 93, of Morristown

    Sunday, March 24 2019 8:31 AM EDT2019-03-24 12:31:19 GMT

    MORRISTOWN -- Dr. Hugh F. Frame, 93, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019 in the comfort of his beloved home of 56 years on the St. Lawrence River.

    MORRISTOWN -- Dr. Hugh F. Frame, 93, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019 in the comfort of his beloved home of 56 years on the St. Lawrence River.

  • Mary D. Todd, 82, of Canton

    Mary D. Todd, 82, of Canton

    Saturday, March 23 2019 6:01 PM EDT2019-03-23 22:01:17 GMT

    Canton - Mary D. Todd, 82, of County Route 25, Canton, died Friday, March 22, 2019, at her home while under the care of her loving husband and Hospice & Palliative Care.  .

    Canton - Mary D. Todd, 82, of County Route 25, Canton, died Friday, March 22, 2019, at her home while under the care of her loving husband and Hospice & Palliative Care.  .

  • Lena Bearup, 95, of Watertown

    Lena Bearup, 95, of Watertown

    Saturday, March 23 2019 5:56 PM EDT2019-03-23 21:56:55 GMT

    Watertown - Lena Bearup, 95, formerly of Emerson St. and widow of George Bearup, Sr., passed away Thursday March 21st at the Samaritan Summit Village where she was a resident. 

    Watertown - Lena Bearup, 95, formerly of Emerson St. and widow of George Bearup, Sr., passed away Thursday March 21st at the Samaritan Summit Village where she was a resident. 

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