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Businesses Applaud Summer Tourism Season

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The summer tourism season received overwhelmingly positive marks from businesses that rely on visitors to the Thousand Islands region. 

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Charter Didn't Deliver Promised Internet Speeds, AG Says

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Internet and cable provider Charter Communications, which operates as Spectrum, didn't deliver the fast and reliable internet service it promised. 

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Reports: Man Wanted In Homicide Arrested In St. Lawrence County

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A man wanted in connection with a homicide in Ticonderoga, N.Y. was taken into custody in St. Lawrence County Monday evening.

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Zoning Board Stuck Over Whether Church Is 'Fraternal' Organization Video included

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Leaders of the Christian Fellowship Center listened as a zoning board of appeals mulled the church's request to turn a former Canton restaurant into a church. 

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Massena Hospital Selects Potential Partner

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After three years of research, Massena Memorial Hospital has found a potential partner for when it converts from a public to nonprofit organization.

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Watertown Mulls Lowering Homeowners' Cost For City Sidewalk Video included

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Changes to how much some property owners pay for new sidewalks is in the works in the city of Watertown. 

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Highlights & Scores: NAC Hockey & Basketball Video included

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Potsdam and Canton girls battled it out on the ice and OFA took on Canton in a boys' basketball rivalry game.

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Cuomo Unveils 'Justice Agenda' Video included

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Declaring New York's independence from Washington, Governor Andrew Cuomo released his agenda Monday of what he wants the Legislature to get done in the first 100 days of 2019. 

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State Police Car, SUV Involved In Route 81 Crash

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A state police car was involved in a crash with another vehicle on Interstate 81 Monday morning. 

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Power Authority Tries To Power Up Tourism In St. Lawrence County Video included

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The New York Power Authority is pitching in to charge up tourism in St. Lawrence County. 

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Local Schools Seek Teachers & More During Job Fair Video included

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Looking for a part-time job? Well, area schools are hiring for a number of positions from substitute teachers and nurses to bus drivers and even lifeguards. 

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Time Running Out To Send Xmas Cards, Packages Video included

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This is the busiest week of the season for the U.S. Postal Service and UPS. There are some deadlines coming up if you want your gifts to arrive before Christmas.

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Trial Date Set For Man In Child Sex Abuse Case

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A trial date has been set for a Brownville man accused of sexually abusing a child. 

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2 Ogdensburg Teens Missing, 1 Wanted By Police

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Two teenagers from Ogdensburg are missing and police believe they are together. 

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Joe Rich Named Shaprio Award Winner Video included

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This year's winner of the Israel A. Shapiro Citizenship Award is Joe Rich.  

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Lewis County Effort Provides Food, Gifts & Clothing To Needy Video included

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A Lewis County effort will provide food, presents, and clothes for hundreds of families this holiday season. 

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Your Turn: Feedback On Hammond Student, Parker & Hallett Video included

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An Instagram post resulted in a Hammond student being handcuffed by police and taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

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Tunes 92.5 Gift Program Sees Record-Breaking Year Video included

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There are gifts galore for local kids in need. Tunes 92.5 helped present the Community Action Planning Organization with checks and gifts for more than 750 children.  

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'Humerus' Holiday At Carthage Area Hospital Video included

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It's not an elf on the shelf, but a skeleton in the hospital. Holiday cheer in Carthage.

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Hebert Granted New Lawyers & Trial Date

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Christopher Hebert has new lawyers and a new trial date. 

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JCC Gears Up For Busy Hoops Holidays Video included

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The basketball court at Jefferson Community College will be a busy place over the holidays, hosting several neutral-site games and the college's annual Holiday Jam tournament. 

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Dexter's Pee Wee Cheer Squad Wins National Title Video included

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It's a first for Dexter's Pee Wee Cheer Squad. The girls just won a national title and celebrated with a parade in their hometown. 

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Person Of Interest In Homicide Spotted In Hogansburg

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State police are asking for help finding a person of interest in a homicide investigation in Ticonderoga, N.Y. and say that person was last known to be in Hogansburg. 

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Gillibrand Considers Presidential Run Video included

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says she is thinking about a presidential run in 2020. 

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Report: Lawmakers' Pay Raise May Have Strings Attached

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The hefty pay raises that State legislators are set to receive over the next three years appear to come with a condition attached. 

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Students Join Orchestra of Northern New York For Performance Video included

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On Sunday, the Orchestra of Northern New York performed its "Celebrate the Holidays" concert at the packed First Presbyterian Church in Watertown.  

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Theresa Church Gets Into Holiday Spirit Video included

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With Christmas just around the corner, people in Theresa are getting into the spirit of the holiday. 

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Book Store Raises Money To Get Kids To Read Video included

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Money raised at a Watertown book store will go towards a program to get kids to read. 

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Wreaths Honor Veterans' Sacrifices Video included

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One by one, 400 wreaths were placed on the graves of soldiers buried in the Sackets Harbor military cemetery on Saturday. It's all part of Wreaths For Veterans. 

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Santa Trades Sleigh For Boat For Alex Bay Visit Video included

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It was a Christmas treat to make children's faces glow, as Santa arrived not by sleigh, but by boat. 

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Saturday Sports: General Brown Basketball Beats Massena Video included

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Plenty of high school basketball Saturday afternoon with a Frontier League-N.A.C. matchup in Dexter as the General Brown Lions hosted the Massena Red Raiders.

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Glen Park Community Helps Disabled Vets' Families Video included

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A group in Glen Park is helping out a couple of disabled veterans and their families this Christmas. 

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Care Packages Bring Christmas Cheer To Elderly Video included

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Children are often the focus of giving around Christmas time, so one group spent the day bringing some holiday joy to elderly folks in the north country.

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10th Mountain Soldier Dies In Afghanistan

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A 10th Mountain Division soldier died due to a non-combat related incident in Afghanistan Thursday, according to a statement from the 10th Mountain Division's public affairs office late Friday afternoon. The incident is under investigation.

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2 Arrested After Cocaine Bust

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A cocaine bust in the town of Rutland has ended with two people in jail. 

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Lawsuit Filed Over State Lawmakers' $50K Pay Raise Video included

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A $50,000 pay raise for New York lawmakers is being challenged in court.  

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Woman Arrested In Watertown Drug Bust

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Police expect more arrests in an investigation that resulted in a raid at a Watertown apartment on Thursday. 

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Testimony Continues In Sharlow's Rape Retrial

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Jurors heard from witnesses for a second day in the retrial of a Colton man on rape charges. 

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Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign Struggles To Reach Goal Video included

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With just ten days left, the Salvation Army says the Red Kettle Campaign is falling behind statewide.

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Deadlines Loom For State Health Care Plans Video included

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We are coming up on a deadline for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. If you want your insurance to start January 1, your deadline is Saturday.

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North Country Family Health Center Celebrates 25 Years Video included

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For a quarter-century, school-age children in Watertown and beyond have been able to get free health care without leaving the building. 

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Friday Sports: Hardwood Action In General Brown Video included

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Plenty of hardwood action Friday night with games in both boys and girls play. In Dexter, a Girls' Frontier League crossover game as the General Brown Lady Lions hosted I.H.C.

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Live Report From Carthage Parade Video included

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A weekend full of holiday festivities in Carthage is kicking off with a holiday parade. 7 News anchor Jeff Cole is the emcee of the parade. 

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Students Give Back To School Bus Driver Video included

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A bus driver, who loves giving kids a lift, is now on the receiving end.  

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Blast From The Past: 1992 Copenhagen Holiday Spirit Video included

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This week on Blast From The Past, we go back to 1992 when, in the spirit of the season, folks in Copenhagen were making sure that all in the community had a happy holiday.

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5 Escape Hopkinton House Fire Video included

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A woman and four children escaped a house fire in the town of Hopkinton Thursday afternoon. 

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Pinning Ceremony Marks Beginning Of Careers For JCC Nursing Students Video included

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With the twist of a pin, weekend nursing students at Jefferson Community College are officially qualified to enter their chosen profession. 

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Highlights & Scores: Boys' NAC Hoops Video included

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The Canton Golden Bears lived up to their name by shooting gold in a boys' Northern Athletic Conference basketball contest against Malone Thursday night. 

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Beaver River Win Marks 600th For Longtime Coach Video included

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It was a special night on Wednesday as a north country volleyball coach reached a milestone in a long career of successes. 

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Former Jail Employee Accused Of Raping Inmates Video included

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The former head cook at the St. Lawrence County Jail faces rape and other charges for allegedly having sex with three inmates who worked in the kitchen. 

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Police: Woman Was Texting Before Crash That Killed Chloe Ann O'Neil

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There has been an arrest in connection with last month's fatal crash that claimed the life of former Assemblywoman Chloe Ann O'Neil. 

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Hammond Student Handcuffed, Hospitalized Over Instagram Post Video included

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Police took a Hammond student away in handcuffs over an Instagram post. The parents say its retaliation. School officials say they're out to protect students.

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National Scam Involving Email Threats Reaches St. Lawrence County

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Law enforcement officials in the north country and around the nation are investigating email bomb threats. 

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Stefanik Wants More Women In Congress Video included

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North country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik says the Republican party needs a wake up call after this past election. 

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Man Pleads To Weapon Sale

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A man indicted on 40 weapons-related charges earlier this year pleaded guilty Thursday in Jefferson County court to one count of criminal sale of a firearm. 

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Harrisville To Soon Dissolve Into Diana Video included

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At the end of the month the Lewis County village of Harrisville won't be a village anymore and officials are getting ready for the big change. 

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Children's Home Looks To Hire Another 20 Workers Video included

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The Children's Home of Jefferson County is hiring for 20 new jobs after just filling another 20 within the last month.

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Walmart, Target Sued Over Lead-Contaminated Toys

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Walmart, Target and a toy importer are being sued by New York state for selling lead-contaminated toys. 

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Fire Doused At Lowville Bowling Pin Manufacturer

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A small fire was quickly put out at the AMF Qubica bowling pin plant in Lowville Thursday. 

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Beating Holiday Stress and Depression Video included

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While it's thought of as the most wonderful time of year, the holiday season can come with a lot of added pressure, stress and even anger. 

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Man Arrested In Watertown Pleads Guilty To 2014 Kentucky Murder

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A 31-year-old man who was arrested in Watertown as a fugitive from justice several years ago has pleaded guilty to the murder he was wanted for. 

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Volunteer Fire Companies Struggle To Make Ends Meet Video included

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Costs to run a volunteer fire department can add up. 

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Highlights & Scores: Signings, A Milestone & Wrestling Video included

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Wednesday afternoon was busy at South Jefferson as seniors Savannah Fish and Paige Crandall both signed letters of intent to continue their lacrosse careers at Division II Lemoyne College. 

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Traffic Advisory: Stone Street In Watertown

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Part of Watertown's Stone Street will be closed to traffic for much of Thursday. 

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Power Deal 'Keeps The Happiness' Of Arconic Workers Video included

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Ten years of power, ten years of jobs. That's what they are saying about a cut-rate power deal for Arconic in Massena. 

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Hallett Made Homophobic Slurs To Attorney, State Panel Says

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A LeRay town justice is resigning under charges he made homophobic slurs to an attorney last year. 

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Beckstead Sentenced To 15 Years In Johnson Killing Video included

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A fourth person involved in the murder of Tyler Johnson has been sentenced. 

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Scovil Takes Plea Deal In Baseball Bat Beating Case

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A South Colton man, who was accused beating three men with a baseball bat, has taken a plea deal.

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St. Lawrence County Gets $1M To Help Remove Lead From Homes

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More than 200 children in St. Lawrence County have dangerous levels of lead in their systems, according to officials. 

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Farm Bill Approved By Senate And House Video included

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North Country representatives in Washington are applauding a nearly $900 billion Farm Bill that is nearing passage.

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10th Mountain Division Artillery Gets New Leader Video included

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Fort Drum's 10th Mountain Division Artillery has a new leader.

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Sheriff's Office Welcomes New K9 Video included

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is welcoming the newest member of its department. 

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Man Pleads Guilty After Watertown Drug Bust

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A 29 year old Bronx man has taken a plea deal in connection with a drug bust in Watertown. 

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Clayton Man Gets Probation In Child Endangerment Case

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A 56 year old Clayton man, who was accused of having sexual contact with a child, has been sentenced to probation.

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Watertown Residents Asked To Clear Snow Around Hydrants Video included

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The Watertown City Fire Department is asking residents to help shovel out fire hydrants on their streets. 

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Viggo Mortensen Nominated For Screen Actors Guild Award

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Watertown High School graduate Viggo Mortensen has been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.

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Watertown City Council Hopefuls Make Their Case Video included

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With less than a month to make a decision, Watertown lawmakers questioned more than a dozen community members interested in filling a seat that will become vacant when council member Mark Walczyk moves on to the state Assembly next year. 

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Highlights & Scores: Frontier League Hoops Video included

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It was a boys' Frontier League match-up in Dexter Tuesday night as the General Brown Lions hosted the Indian River Warriors. 

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Team Profile: Lowville Red Raiders Volleyball Video included

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The Lowville volleyball team recorded a straight three-game victory over General Brown Monday night.

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Good News For Massena, St. Lawrence County Jobs

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There was good news Tuesday for jobs in Massena and in Oswegatchie, courtesy of the New York Power Authority. The Power Authority's trustees approved a 5,000 kilowatt allocation for Arconic, the Alcoa spin-off company which operates in the old Massena West plant.

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Moore Sentenced In Tyler Johnson Murder Video included

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Another of Tyler Johnson's killers has been sentenced. 

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Psych Center Worker Accused Of Stealing From Patients

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An employee at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg has been arrested.

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Snowmobile Safety Tips In Wake Of Deadly Weekend Video included

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It was a deadly start to the snowmobiling season in the north country. This past weekend three people died in crashes.

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Walters Murder Trial Will Likely Happen In February Or March

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A trial for the man charged in the deaths of his wife and a state trooper will likely happen in February or March. 

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Proposed Law Would Close Limousine Loophole

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North country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has joined two other New York members of the House of Representatives to introduce legislation to close a loophole in the law governing retrofitted limousines. 

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Watertown's Apollo Restaurant Closing After 30+ Years Video included

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Watertown's Greek restaurant is closing after more than three decades in business. 

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'Heart Of The North Country' Special Celebrates Feel-good Stories Video included

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As 2018 comes to an end, we look back at some of the stories that make us proud to call the north country home. 7 News anchors Makenzie Piatt and Jeff Cole will co-host the upcoming "Heart Of The North Country" special. 

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Toys Collected For Needy Children In Lewis County Video included

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There's a truck full of toys in Lewis County. People have been dropping off hundreds of them at Essenlohr Motors in Lowville.

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Just Face It: Horse Power! Video included

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This week on Just Face It, talk about horsepower!

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Lewis County Home Damaged In Overnight Fire

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A West Turin home was damaged by fire overnight. 

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Watertown Officials Approve Thompson Park Pool Plan Video included

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Watertown's Thompson Park pool project is a go. 

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Alleged Stolen Vehicle Chase Ends In Lewis County

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An 18 year old from Connecticut was charged following a pursuit in an alleged stolen vehicle early Monday morning that started in Oneida County and ended in Lewis County.

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2 Plead Guilty To Transporting Smuggled Immigrants

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Two people drove into the U.S. from Canada near Massena last June and picked up two Dominican Republic citizens who were smuggled by boat across the St. Lawrence River to near Hogansburg.

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Highlights & Scores: South Jeff vs Carthage Video included

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A girls' Frontier League basketball battle was a close one early on as Carthage hosted the Spartans from South Jefferson Monday night. 

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Many Firsts Ahead For Fledgling Panthers Program Video included

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It's been a season of firsts so far for the Belleville Henderson girls' basketball team. 

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Couple Faces Setback In Bid To Battle Galloo Island Project

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There was a small development on Monday in the long-running controversy over whether a wind power farm should be built on Galloo Island. 

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Parishville-Hopkinton 'Parting Ways' With H.S. Principal Video included

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The Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District says it's “parting ways” with a popular high school principal. Hundreds of people have signed an online petition demanding she be brought back.

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Hallett Out As LeRay Town Justice

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Watertown lawyer John W. Hallett has resigned from his post as a Town of LeRay justice. 

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Kulzer Resigns From Lewis Legislature

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Lewis County legislator Greg Kulzer has resigned from the legislature. He hopes it doesn't last long.

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Locals Pleased About Milley's Nomination As Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs of Staff Video included

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Several north country representatives are applauding the nomination of a former 10th Mountain Division Commander for the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest ranking military office in the country.

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What To Do About That Watertown Fence & The City Code Video included

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What to do with a fence in Watertown? That's been an ongoing discussion between the city and the homeowner who built the fence.

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Ride-Sharing Services & The Disabled Video included

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For most of us, ride sharing services Uber and Lyft are easy to use. But, if you have a disability, that may not be true.

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Your Turn: Feedback On Pay Raise, Panic Buttons & Airlines Video included

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A $50,000 pay raise is in the works for state lawmakers. It would be the first pay hike in 20 years. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

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50 Children 'Shop With A Cop' Video included

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Shop with a Cop returns to Jefferson County. This past Saturday, about 50 children went on a shopping spree at Walmart in Watertown. 

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18-Year-Old Man Killed in Snowmobile Crash in Lewis County

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State Police say Luke Tyrrell lost control of his snowmobile Sunday on Flat Rock Road in the Town of Montague. 

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Trails Opening, Snowmobilers Back on Tug Hill Video included

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 People from across the state came to the Tug Hill region over the weekend to take advantage of the first trails opening up.

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Potential Future For Closed North Country Landfills Video included

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Closed landfills like can't be used for much of anything. Until now. A solar power company is scouting the north country to put solar arrays on top of them. 

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Flower Memorial Library Turns into Elf Workshop Video included

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Making presents and spreading Christmas cheer as Watertown's Flower Memorial Library transforms into an elf Workshop.

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'Home For Christmas,' Ted Keegan Show Raises Money for Hospice Video included

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Theater star and Watertown native, Ted Keegan made his way back home for the holidays. 

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Saturday Sports: Route 11 Rivalry; Clarkson Women's Hockey Beats St. Lawrence Video included

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It was part 2 of the Route 11 rivalry between the Clarkson and St. Lawrence women's hockey teams taking place Saturday afternoon at Cheel Arena. The Lady Saints looking to bounce back from a 4-0 shutout loss Friday at home.

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Watertown Church Holds Christmas Giveaway Video included

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Toys, furniture, clothes and plenty in between. It was all part of the 5th Christmas Giveaway Saturday at New Life Christian Church in Watertown. Members of the church donated thousands of items to help people find the perfect presents this holiday season. 

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Free Christmas Dinner Courtesy West Carthage Fire Dept. Video included

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Making sure there's a meal for anyone in West Carthage.

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Celebrating Christmas in Croghan Video included

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It's Christmas time in Croghan once again. Friday night was the 16th year the holiday festivities took over village.

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COR Executive Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

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NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a real estate executive to three years in prison for his role in schemes to bribe a former top aide to New York's governor and to steer projects to his company. 

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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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Cold All Day, Sunny By Afternoon Video included

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Light snow will move out of the area and we should see sunny skies by late morning. 

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A Little Rain & Snow To Start The Week Video included

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Driving could get a little dicey later in the day, but there are no weather alerts in the forecast. 

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McLeod's Forecast: Transitional Weather Video included

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A mixed bag of precipitation has entered the region and will stay around for a few hours. Luckily, this will not pose any significant dangers on the roads. However, I can not rule out being cautious on the roadways.

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Warmer & Maybe A Little Rain Video included

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The north country will have a bit of a warmup for the next couple of days.

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Getting Warmer For A Few Days Video included

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After few morning flurries, the rest of Thursday should be dry, but cloudy. 

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Chilly With Clearing Skies By Afternoon Video included

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You might see a few flurries Wednesday morning, but it should clear off by afternoon. 

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Mostly Cloudy With Snow Here & There Video included

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The north country could see a little snow from time to time Tuesday. 

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Sunny & Unseasonably Cool Video included

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The week starts out calm weather-wise, but it will be chilly for this time of year. 

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McLeod's Forecast: Mostly Dry and Cold Video included

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A weak cold front could present some light flurries overnight with chances for freezing drizzle more toward the lakeshore.

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  • Highlights & Scores: NAC Hockey & Basketball

    Highlights & Scores: NAC Hockey & Basketball

    Tuesday, December 18 2018 7:19 AM EST2018-12-18 12:19:32 GMT

    Potsdam and Canton girls battled it out on the ice and OFA took on Canton in a boys' basketball rivalry game.

    Potsdam and Canton girls battled it out on the ice and OFA took on Canton in a boys' basketball rivalry game.

  • JCC Gears Up For Busy Hoops Holidays

    JCC Gears Up For Busy Hoops Holidays

    Monday, December 17 2018 6:57 AM EST2018-12-17 11:57:30 GMT

    The basketball court at Jefferson Community College will be a busy place over the holidays, hosting several neutral-site games and the college's annual Holiday Jam tournament. 

    The basketball court at Jefferson Community College will be a busy place over the holidays, hosting several neutral-site games and the college's annual Holiday Jam tournament. 

  • Saturday Sports: General Brown Basketball Beats Massena

    Saturday Sports: General Brown Basketball Beats Massena

    Saturday, December 15 2018 10:32 PM EST2018-12-16 03:32:21 GMT

    Plenty of high school basketball Saturday afternoon with a Frontier League-N.A.C. matchup in Dexter as the General Brown Lions hosted the Massena Red Raiders.

    Plenty of high school basketball Saturday afternoon with a Frontier League-N.A.C. matchup in Dexter as the General Brown Lions hosted the Massena Red Raiders.

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  • Beating Holiday Stress and Depression

    Beating Holiday Stress and Depression

    Thursday, December 13 2018 1:51 PM EST2018-12-13 18:51:31 GMT

    While it's thought of as the most wonderful time of year, the holiday season can come with a lot of added pressure, stress and even anger. 

    While it's thought of as the most wonderful time of year, the holiday season can come with a lot of added pressure, stress and even anger. 

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  • ObituariesMore>>

  • Larry J. Tassie, 54, of Massena

    Larry J. Tassie, 54, of Massena

    Monday, December 17 2018 4:32 PM EST2018-12-17 21:32:19 GMT

    MASSENA- Larry J. Tassie, 54, of 400 South Main Street, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the Champlain Physician’s Hospital in Plattsburgh. 

    MASSENA- Larry J. Tassie, 54, of 400 South Main Street, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the Champlain Physician’s Hospital in Plattsburgh. 

  • Christina M. Bango, 62, of Theresa

    Christina M. Bango, 62, of Theresa

    Monday, December 17 2018 4:09 PM EST2018-12-17 21:09:25 GMT

    THERESA - Christina M. Bango, 62, of Co. Rt. 22, died Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY, after a long illness. 

    THERESA - Christina M. Bango, 62, of Co. Rt. 22, died Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY, after a long illness. 

  • Michael A. Forrest Sr., 81, of Ogdensburg

    Michael A. Forrest Sr., 81, of Ogdensburg

    Monday, December 17 2018 4:05 PM EST2018-12-17 21:05:53 GMT

    Michael A. Forrest Sr., age 81 of the McCormick Road in Ogdensburg, and formerly of New Jersey passed away Sunday (December 16, 2018) at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

    Michael A. Forrest Sr., age 81 of the McCormick Road in Ogdensburg, and formerly of New Jersey passed away Sunday (December 16, 2018) at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

  • 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

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-04-11 17:27:46 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. 

    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

  • Katie Benoit

    Katie Benoit

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 2:09 PM EDT2018-09-18 18:09:57 GMT

    Katie Benoit joined the WWNY news team in September 2018. Katie was born and raised in Rhode Island...Read more

    Katie Benoit joined the WWNY news team in September 2018. Katie was born and raised in Rhode Island...Read more

  • Erin Bischoff

    Erin Bischoff

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 1:29 PM EDT2018-04-11 17:29:29 GMT

    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. 

    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...Read more

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