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.
A West Carthage native, Jeff chose to return to the North Country to work with the very people he grew up watching on television at a station that has a 60-year, storied-history of on-air excellence and community commitment. He's added to WWNY's journalism merit by being honored with awards from the Associated Press and NYS Broadcasters Association. And from Jeff's creation of a Habitat for Humanity project on what was once his family's business/land, called "Braman's Block," to emceeing several fundraisers, you can understand how he feels it's important to be involved in the community.
Outside of the TV station, Jeff enjoys being outside to go kayaking, hiking, working out and then relaxing by the pool.
Despite calls to do so, the state’s attorney general won’t investigate the death of Watertown firefighter Peyton Morse. We’ve also learned Watertown’s fire chief has data from Morse’s breathing apparatus that makes him worry his recruit may have been pushed too far at the training facility.
The commander of the troops at Fort Drum is back from an Afghanistan deployment. He spoke with 7 News about a number of topics ranging from from winding down the war, to ramping up on directives from D.C.
The state Department of Labor will investigate a firefighting training issue. The state’s Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau, or PESH, is now looking into what happened at the New York State Academy of Fire Science.
There’s new information about how a Watertown firefighter got to the hospital after experiencing a medical emergency at a state training facility last Wednesday in Montour Falls, and it wasn’t by ambulance.
When training resumes at the New York State Academy of Fire Science Facility this week some of the instructors won’t be there. This comes after a Watertown firefighter experienced a medical emergency while training in Montour Falls and ended up in critical condition in a Pennsylvania hospital.
St. Lawrence Health System says computers at Canton-Potsdam, Massena and Gouverneur hospitals were attacked by ransomware early Tuesday morning. However, officials said it appears no patient and employee information was compromised.
Chandler Aldrich, from the Lewis County community of Constableville and a graduate of SUNY Oneonta, now works in an urgent care facility in Oneonta. He described what it has been like there with the surge in COVID-19 cases.