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After Fatal Fire, Horbacz Proposes Reinstating Fire Dept. Programs Video included

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In the wake of a deadly fire last week, one Watertown city council member is proposing to reinstate services and captains within in the city's fire department. 

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Quiet Day, Advisory For Overnight Video included

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It starts to warm up Wednesday and most of the day will be dry, but snow starts in the afternoon and we could have mixed precipitation overnight. 

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Highlights & Scores: Section 3 & Section 10 Playoffs Video included

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The Copenhagen girls' basketball team scored early and often when they battled Morrisville-Eaton in a Section 10 Class D quarterfinal Tuesday night. 

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General Brown Prepares For Next Step In Postseason Video included

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As the Section 3 and Section 10 basketball postseason continued Tuesday night, one boys' team enjoyed an extra day to prepare for its next opponent. 

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Gray Accuses Massena Supervisor Of 'Slimy Antics' Video included

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A former Massena town supervisor goes on the attack on social media. He says the current town supervisor has it all wrong when it comes to Massena Memorial Hospital. 

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Man Killed In Lewis County Snowmobile Crash

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A 24 year old Oswego man was killed in a snowmobile crash in Lewis County late Monday night.

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Accused Killer's Lawyer Want's Victims' Autopsy Photos Withheld At Trial

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The lawyer for a man accused of killing 2 people, including state Trooper Joel Davis, wants autopsy photos withheld at an upcoming trial. 

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Should NY Require Adults To Wear Seat Belts In Backseat? Video included

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Sheriffs are speaking out on the latest proposal from Governor Cuomo, who wants all adults to be required to wear a seat belt in the backseat of a vehicle.

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Here's Your Chance To Weigh In On Watertown Sidewalk Costs

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The cost of having Watertown put in your new sidewalks will nearly double.   

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Walczyk Shares Thoughts On Time In Albany Video included

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It has been an eventful six weeks in Albany. Governor Andrew Cuomo launched the 2019 legislative session with what he called a 100-day justice agenda and has been true to his word on many issues. 

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Crash Sends 1 To Hospital

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A delivery truck and sports utility vehicle collided between Watertown and Sackets Harbor on Route 3 Tuesday. 

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Cobb May Run Again For Congress In 2020

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Former St. Lawrence County lawmaker and congressional candidate Tedra Cobb may be ramping up for a rematch with north country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. 

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Why Local Officials Aren't Happy About State Aid 'Restoration' Video included

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Important state aid for local towns and villages that had been cut out of Governor Cuomo's budget is apparently back. So why aren't local officials happy? 

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Planned Parenthood Offers Free STD, HIV Testing Video included

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Breaking the taboo of getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases -  that's the goal for Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York. 

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Watertown's Ice Rink Sees Jump In Attendance Video included

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February vacation is here and the Watertown Municipal Arena is a pretty popular place to hang out.

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Watertown Man Accused Of Possessing Drugs & Handgun

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A Watertown man was arrested Monday after police allegedly found a firearm and drugs at his home during a raid. 

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Community Prays For Bodah Family Video included

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A prayer service was held Monday for five family members who were killed in a Watertown house fire. 

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Highlights & Scores: Section 10 Semi & Section 3 Match-Ups Video included

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Section 10 basketball playoffs continued Monday night with a boys' Class B semifinal game that pitted OFA against Salmon River. 

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Firefighters' Quick Action Saves Camp

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Brier Hill Fire Chief Shawn Macaulay says his crews put out a wood stove fire at 179 River Road East Monday evening. 

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Local Officials Look To Save North Country Prisons Video included

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North country officials are calling on their representatives to help save local state prisons after Governor Cuomo said he's looking to close three.

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Corrections Officers Union Head Weighs In On Cuomo's Prison Proposal Video included

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Is Governor Cuomo's logic for proposing prison closings sound? For perspective, 7 News anchor John Moore spoke with the president of the corrections officers union.  

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Fatal Fire Prompts Plenty Of Requests For Smoke Detectors Video included

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Last week's tragedy has prompted many calls for smoke detectors, and ways to get them installed. And trying to find one at the store, nearly impossible.

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In Midst Of Business Closures, Canton Looks For Solutions Video included

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As Canton loses some key downtown stores and restaurants, those left say it's time to turn a new page. 

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Your Turn: Feedback On Bail, Dividing NY & Gaming As A Sport Video included

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People facing rape, sexual abuse and other charges could be set free until their trial if Governor Cuomo's push to end cash bail in New York becomes law. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

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An 8 Year Old & His 'Big Bud' Video included

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This little kid drives one big truck. He's just 8 years old, but he's already being recognized for his driving skills.

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More Opposition To Closing North Country Prisons

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As Gov. Andrew Cuomo looks for state prisons to close, one north country lawmaker says don't look here.

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Favorable Job Review Expected For Watertown City Manager

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Watertown lawmakers are looking to give favorable reviews to city manager Rick Finn.

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Funeral Arrangements Made for Myrtle Avenue Fire Victims

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Funeral arrangements have been made for the five family members who died from injuries sustained in a Thursday morning house fire on Watertown's Myrtle Avenue.

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Watertown Fire Captain Sues Arsonists Who Started Newell Street Fire Video included

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He was hurt fighting an arson fire in February 2018 on Newell Street, now a Watertown City Fire captain is suing the men who started the flames. On Friday, T. G. Kolb and his wife Andrea filed a lawsuit for negligence against John Long and Scott Munson.

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Sunday Sports: JCC Cannoneers Host Kids Baseball Clinic Video included

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With the start of the baseball season just around the corner some area youths are taking the opportunity to get an early jump on the upcoming campaign at Jefferson Community College.

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Sunday: Dedication to Fallen Soldier at Potsdam Humane Society Video included

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It's too chilly to get shovels in the ground just yet, so scoopers and cat litter will have to do. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the Potsdam Humane Society's quarter-million dollar expansion project was held Sunday. 

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Painting "Kindness Rocks" To Spread Cheer At Flower Memorial Library Video included

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People were getting creative with an act of kindness Saturday at Watertown's Flower Memorial Library.

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Saturday Sports: Several North Country Teams Looking For Titles On The Hardwood Video included

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Section 3 boys' and girls' basketball taking the spotlight Saturday night with 4 games on tap around the north country this evening.

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Lawmakers React to President Trump's National Emergency Declaration Video included

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New York's Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is not happy with President Trump's move to declare a National Emergency to get funding for a southern border wall.

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Local Municipalities Get Welcome News About State Aid

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There's good news to report for towns and villages that were worried about losing financial aid from the state. 

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Update: Driver ID'ed In Fatal Truck Crash

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has identified the driver of the pick-up truck in Friday night's fatal accident in the Town of Brownville.

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Friday Sports: Boys' Section 3 Basketball Playoffs Underway Video included

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The Section 3 Basketball playoffs underway Friday night at a variety of locations starting with the Boys' Section 3 Class A playoffs from Carthage as the Comets hosted C.B.A.

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Family Speaks Out As Hundreds Attend Vigil For 5 Killed In Fire Video included

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Hundreds of people gathered Friday on Watertown's Myrtle Avenue to hold a vigil for the five people who died in a house fire. 

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2 More Dead - 5 Total - From Watertown Fire Video included

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The death toll from Thursday's fatal fire in Watertown is now five. 

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Canton Rescue Buying R.B. Lawrence Ambulance Video included

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A family-owned ambulance business reaching the end of the road and Canton Rescue Squad starting out on a new journey. 

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Fundraising Underway To Help Family Devastated By Fatal Fire Video included

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In the wake of the tragic fire, a number of organizations in the Watertown community are helping to raise money for Hailey Bodah and her family.

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Fatal Fire Raises Questions About Rental Registration, Inspection Video included

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Thursday's fatal fire is raising questions about Watertown's rental registration program and about whether rentals should be subject to mandatory inspection. 

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Blast From The Past: 2003 Ice Harvest Video included

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This week on Blast From The Past, we go back 16 years to New Bremen for the ice harvest. C

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Former St. Lawrence County Sheriff Gary Jarvis Dies

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Former St. Lawrence County Sheriff Gary Jarvis has died. 

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Sheriff's Office: Convict Found Sealed In Box With High-Powered Rifles

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A convicted felon wanted by police was found hiding with high-powered rifles in a sealed box under a bed. That's according to the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.

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Report: Payless ShoeSource To Close All Stores

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Payless ShoeSource plans to close all of its stores, according to a Reuters report. 

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Cuomo Wants To Close 3 State Prisons

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Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to close three state prisons. He doesn't specify which ones, but cites a dip in total inmate population and a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall blamed on a decrease in tax revenue.

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Man Who Faced 28000+ Criminal Counts Going To Prison

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A 40 year old Lyons Falls man, who was charged with more than 28,000 criminal counts, is going to prison for more than a decade. 

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State AG Vows To Fight Trump's National Emergency Declaration

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New York's attorney general is promising to use "every legal tool at our disposal" to block President Donald Trump from bypassing Congress to fund a wall he wants to build on the Mexican border. 

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Potsdam Woman Accused Of Knife & Hammer Attack

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A Potsdam woman faces several charges after she allegedly assaulted someone with a knife and a claw hammer Thursday night.

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Fatal Fire Victims Honored With Impromptu Memorial Video included

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A small part of Myrtle Avenue in Watertown become a memorial for victims of a fatal fire on that street early Thursday morning. 

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Ogdensburg Apartment Fire Sparked By Stove

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There were no injuries in a fire that called firefighters to Belmont Courts apartments in Ogdensburg Thursday afternoon. 

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Section 3 Hoops Playoff Pairings Announced Video included

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The boys' and girls' Section 3 basketball pairings and seedings were announced late Thursday night. 

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Highlights & Scores: Section 10 Basketball, Track & Field Video included

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Canton downed Potsdam 71-53 in a boys' Section 10 Class B basketball match-up Thursday night. 

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Watertown House Fire Leaves 3 Dead, 2 Others Critically Injured Video included

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Investigators believe the fire that killed a father and two children in Watertown early Thursday morning was cooking-related.

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Community Grieves After Fatal Fire, Counseling Offered Video included

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The Watertown City School District offering grief counseling following Thursday's fatal house fire on Myrtle Avenue. 

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Fire Chief: Smoke Detectors Never Sleep' Video included

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Watertown Fire Chief Dale Herman says the two smoke detectors inside the home at 906 Myrtle Avenue had no batteries. The chief urges everyone to check their smoke detectors and make sure the batteries are working.

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Car Crashes Through Dollar General In Black River

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No injuries were reported when a car smashed into the Dollar General store in Black River. 

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KeyBank's Dexter Branch To Close, Consolidate With Watertown Office

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The Dexter branch of KeyBank will be closing and consolidating with the Washington Street office in Watertown. 

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Massena Supervisor: 'I'm Packing The (Hospital) Board' Video included

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Massena Town Supervisor Steve O'Shaughnessy has removed the chair and vice chair of the Massena Memorial Hospital board of managers. 

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Deal Reached Over Lisbon Shooting Range

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A deal has been reached to allow law enforcement to use a gun range on property owned by the town of Lisbon. 

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'Be Your Eyes' App Helps Visually Impaired People Video included

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An app is giving visually impaired people a set of eyes when they need help. 

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Gagnon Murder Trial Date Set

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The date has been set for the trial of the Ogdensburg man accused of shooting another man in the head with a rifle. 

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Professor Presents 'Destiny Work' For Black History Month Video included

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It's Black History month and to honor the occasion, Jefferson Community College invited Dr. Arthur Flowers, an associate professor of English at Syracuse University, to present what he calls his "Destiny Work."  

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An Inspirational Love Story On Valentine's Day Video included

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It's an inspirational story of love - Watertown couple has spent the last 70 Valentine's Days together. 

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Cuomo Signs Child Victims Act Into Law

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law legislation that extends the statute of limitations so sexual abuse victims can have more time to seek criminal charges or file lawsuits. 

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Stefanik Urges Trump To Sign Border Security Deal

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Congress is scheduled to vote on bills Thursday to avoid another partial government shutdown. 

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Clayton Town Supervisor Resigns From Post Video included

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Clayton's town supervisor is moving on. 

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It's All In The Family For LaFargeville Hoops Video included

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The LaFargeville boys' and girls' basketball teams both have had exceptional seasons. 

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Sharlow Sentenced To Life In Prison For Rape & Incest Video included

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The Colton man who was tried twice on charges of rape and incest faces two life sentences.

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Deal Reached Between Humana & Samaritan Video included

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An agreement has been reached between Samaritan Medical Practice and Humana Military, the company that manages TRICARE insurance used by Fort Drum soldiers. 

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Ex Gouverneur Teacher Takes Plea Deal In Student Drinking Case

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A former Gouverneur High School science teacher, who was accused of allowing students to drink alcohol at her home, has taken a plea deal. 

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Loophole Could Get You Out Of Parking Ticket In Watertown Video included

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A loophole in Watertown city government could get you out of a parking ticket, if you really wanted to take it that far. 

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Much At Stake In Lewis County This Election Year Video included

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There's a lot at stake in Lewis County this election season. The terms are up for all county-wide seats as well as for all ten Lewis County Legislator positions. 

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Winter Storm Warnings Continue

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There are still winter storm warnings in effect as a lake effect system kicks up in the wake of general snowfall that passed through the north country over the past couple of days. 

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Special Report: E-Sports, The Next Level Part 2 Video included

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It's a long standing rule in college sports: the athletes are not professionals and they don't get paid to play. But right now, all across the country, there are some college athletes making money on the books. 

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Army Creates New Physical Fitness Test For Soldiers

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The United States Army has developed a new physical fitness test that aims to prepare soldiers for real-life combat situations. 

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Fire Damages St. Lawrence County Home Video included

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Firefighters from Heuvelton and four other departments battled a house fire along State Route 184 in Macomb Tuesday night.  

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Watertown Returns To Mulling Site For 2nd City Court Video included

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Watertown officials are back to talking about creating a second city courtroom. 

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Lady Wrestler Takes Down The Competition Video included

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Riley Dalrymple of Copenhagen captured the Section 3 Class D wrestling title in Cooperstown recently. 

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Croghan Dog Honored At Westminster Video included

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A north country dog was recognized during one of the biggest canine competitions in the country. 

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St. Lawrence County Issues Travel Advisory

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The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office has issued a travel advisory for all of the county.

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Watertown Business To Move Some Production To India

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A Watertown manufacturer is moving some production to India, but local employment won't be affected. 

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Should NY Be Split Into 2 States? Lawmaker Wants Voters To Decide Video included

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Splitting New York in two. An Assemblyman from the western part of the state is sponsoring a bill that would put the question on the ballot. 

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Special Report: E-Sports, The Next Level Video included

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It's competitive video gaming and they compete just like any other team in the athletics department. 

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Potsdam Humane Society To Dedicate Expansion To Fallen Soldier Video included

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The Potsdam Humane Society is expanding and it's expanding in a special way by honoring an American hero. 

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North Country Viewers Share 'Red Sky In Morning' Photos Video included

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You've probably heard the old saying "red sky in morning, sailors take warning." 

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Watertown's Beloved Spaziani Bread Comes Home Video included

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The bread is back. A Watertown family recipe survives and resurfaces in town once again.

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Just Face It: Disney Snow Sculpture Video included

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This week on Just Face It: when you wish upon a star. That's the theme of Gene Sundberg's snow sculpture this year.  

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Buffalo Woman Accused Of Trying To Smuggle Drugs Into Prison

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A Buffalo woman was caught by a state Department of Corrections K-9 allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into an Ogdensburg prison.

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Overnight Fire Damages Rodman Home Video included

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Everyone was reported safe after a fire overnight in the town of Rodman. 

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Church Claims "Unequal Treatment" In Lawsuit Against Canton Village Video included

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The Christian Fellowship Center church is suing the village of Canton. 

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Highlights & Scores: Frontier League Finals Video included

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Carthage won the boys' Frontier League A Division basketball crown for a second year in a row after defeating Watertown 68-65 Monday night. 

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Local Prosecutors Oppose Cuomo's Bail Reform Video included

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People facing rape, sexual abuse and other charges, could be set free until their trial if Governor Cuomo's push to end cash bail in New York becomes law. 

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Watertown School Bus Driver Allegedly Raped Student Video included

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A man who drove a bus for Watertown City School District is accused of raping a girl under the age of 15 - a girl he met while driving her bus. 

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Farm Expected To Be Fined For Manure Spill Video included

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation now expects to issue fines after a manure spill in St. Lawrence County. 

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Manure Tanker Overturns After Clipping Garbage Truck

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A tanker truck loaded with manure clipped a garbage truck and overturned Monday morning in St. Lawrence County. 

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Ethics Commission Won't Investigate Jenne

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The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics won't investigate former Assemblywoman Addie Jenne. 

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Poll: Favorability Ratings At All-Time Low For Cuomo, Schumer Video included

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Governor Cuomo and Senator Schumer got their lowest favorability ratings this month. That's according to the results of the most recent Siena College poll conducted at the beginning of February. 

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Route 3 Reopens In Town Of Ellisburg

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A portion of State Route 3 in the town of Ellisburg reopened Monday. 

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Your Turn: Feedback On Marijuana, Sidewalks & Good Samaritan Video included

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Sheriffs across the state last week spoke out against the proposed legalization of recreational marijuana. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

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Carthage Backpack Program To Benefit From Basketball Game Video included

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A basketball team will be coming to town to raise money for Carthage Central School's backpack program. 

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Norwood-Norfolk Gets New Fuel-Efficient School Buses

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The Norwood-Norfolk Central School District has bought new fuel efficient buses, which are designed to improve safety and save money.  

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Rangers Talk To Hikers In Bid To Reduce Adirondack Rescues

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As rangers rescue more hikers in the Adirondacks, state officials are taking an extra step to make sure hikers are prepared. 

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Stefanik Hopeful Another Shutdown Can Be Avoided Video included

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As the Friday deadline to stop another partial shutdown gets closer, north country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik says she's hopeful Congress can agree on a plan to keep the government open.

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10th Mountain Division Band Entertains In Watertown Video included

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People in Watertown were entertained with a melody echoing the halls of the Flower Memorial Library. 

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Group of State Lawmakers Agree With Sheriffs, Against Legalizing Pot Video included

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Some north country lawmakers agree with sheriffs against legalizing marijuana in New York State 

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Sunday Sports: Frontier League Basketball Playoffs Wrap Up Monday Video included

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The Frontier League Basketball Playoffs wrap up Monday night at Jefferson Community College with the Boys' A and C Division Championships on the line.

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Deadly Snowmobile Crash in Town of Montague

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One man is dead after a snowmobile crash Saturday in Lewis County.

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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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Clear, Cold Day Ahead Video included

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It's going to be a chilly day, but at least there will be plenty of sunshine. 

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Starting The Week With No Advisories, Watches Or Warnings Video included

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Snow was widespread across the north country Monday morning. We're only expecting a couple inches and it should taper off by afternoon.

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A Little Snow, Then Rain, Then Back To Snow Video included

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Friday's weather will be a bit unsettled, but it should be manageable. 

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Calm For Thursday, Mixed Precipitation For Friday Video included

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Thursday will be a fairly calm day for most of the north country. 

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Some Snow Ends, Lake Effect Begins Video included

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A general snowfall will move off to the east and that's when lake effect moves into parts of the north country. 

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Winter Storm Hits North Country

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Much of the north country can expect heavy, blowing snow for the next couple of days, with some mixed precipitation thrown in.

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Widespread Heavy Snow Expected By Afternoon Video included

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Warnings are already in effect for places in western and central New York for a snow storm that's expected to land in the north country late Tuesday morning. 

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Winter Storm Warnings Posted Across North Country

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A general snowfall is expected to start in the north country mid-morning on Tuesday and could drop up to a foot-and-a-half of snow for some when it wraps up almost two days later. 

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Winter Storm On The Way; Calm Until Mid-Morning Tuesday Video included

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Monday should be a fairly calm day weather-wise, but that changes for the next couple of days. 

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  • ObituariesMore>>

  • Carl H. McCready, 80, formerly of Ogdensburg

    Carl H. McCready, 80, formerly of Ogdensburg

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 4:42 PM EST2019-02-19 21:42:33 GMT

    Carl H. McCready, 80, formerly of Ogdensburg, died on February 18, 2019, at RiverLedge Nursing Home, Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction, entrusted with arrangements.  

    Carl H. McCready, 80, formerly of Ogdensburg, died on February 18, 2019, at RiverLedge Nursing Home, Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction, entrusted with arrangements.  

  • Deborah A. Lanham-Warner, 60, of Adams

    Deborah A. Lanham-Warner, 60, of Adams

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 4:37 PM EST2019-02-19 21:37:37 GMT

    Deborah A. Lanham-Warner, 60, of 11590 NYS Rt. 3, Adams, passed away February 16, 2019 at the Samaritan Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. 

    Deborah A. Lanham-Warner, 60, of 11590 NYS Rt. 3, Adams, passed away February 16, 2019 at the Samaritan Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. 

  • Alice Bradley Ake, 83, of Watertown

    Alice Bradley Ake, 83, of Watertown

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 4:07 PM EST2019-02-19 21:07:53 GMT

    Alice Bradley Ake, 83, of Watertown passed away Friday, February 15, 2019, at Samaritan Medical Center.

    Alice Bradley Ake, 83, of Watertown passed away Friday, February 15, 2019, at Samaritan Medical Center.

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