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Report: New Hockey Coach To Be Named At SLU

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After a nearly two month search, it appears the St. Lawrence Men's Hockey Team has a new head coach, and they didn't have to look any further than 10 miles up the road.

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Something Old Becomes New at Ogdensburg City Wide Garage Sale Video included

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More than 50 garage sales in Ogdensburg on Saturday as part of the City Wide Garage Sale that happens every Memorial Day weekend.

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Garden Club Sells Plants Grown in North Country Gardens Video included

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Hundreds of plants were grown and sold by the Jefferson County Garden Club. They were part of the club's annual plant sale held at Stone Presbyterian Church in Watertown Saturday morning. 

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Thompson Park Splash Pad Opens for Season

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A sure sign summer is on the way. The splash pad in Watertown's Thompson Park opens this weekend. The splash pad debuted in the park last summer. It features equipment for older and younger kids and is handicap accessible. Hours of operation this year are weekends and holidays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., depending on the weather. More>>

Friday Sports: Baseball Playoffs Underway In Sections 3 And 10 Video included

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Playoff baseball and golf sectionals were among the items on the local sports menu Friday night.. In the Section 3 Class A Baseball Playoffs from Carthage, the Comets hosted Fulton.

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Update: Massena union workers authorize strikes Video included

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Unionized workers voted Friday to authorize strikes against both Alcoa and Arconic, the two aluminum companies which employ hundreds of people in Massena.

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Reaction mixed over ruling on farm workers & unions Video included

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It's a case that started in Lewis County and now a state court says New York farm workers have the right to unionize.  

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The story behind this billboard Video included

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A Watertown area businessman is making it clear who he doesn't want as the city's next mayor. All you have to do is drive down the street.

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Blast From The Past: 1987 downtown Watertown Video included

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This week on Blast From The Past, we go back to June of 1987 to downtown Watertown as the mall moved in.  

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Serial Bank Robber, Living In West Carthage, Arrested Again Video included

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A serial bank robber, living in West Carthage, was arrested Friday and charged with robbing a bank two weeks ago in Oneida County.

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Fire at county highway department destroys trucks

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Fire destroyed two trucks and heavily damaged a third at the Jefferson County Highway Department garage in Glen Park. 

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Inmate accused of assaulting correctional officer

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An inmate at the St. Lawrence County Jail faces a felony assault charge for allegedly striking a correctional officer and sending him to the hospital. 

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Community mourns passing of Storm Wood Video included

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A Watertown man, who passed away Wednesday from muscular dystrophy, is being remembered as someone who brought a lot of joy to the community.

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Watertown finds money to keep playground programs Video included

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Watertown has found $10,000 to continue summer playground programs at the Academy and Portage street locations.

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Person Of Interest In Bank Robbery Apprehended In West Carthage

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Oneida County's sheriff confirms that a person of interest in a bank robbery earlier this month was picked up in the north country Friday morning. 

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New Firefighter Grads Join Watertown City FD Video included

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Four new firefighters graduated Thursday at the Watertown City Fire Department's Emma Flower Taylor Fire Station. 

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Oswego Official Admits To Sewage Discharge

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A former Oswego city official has admitted he allowed raw sewage to be dumped into Lake Ontario. 

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Cloudy Friday, Rainy Saturday, Nice For The Rest Of The Weekend Video included

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There's a very small chance of rain early Friday, but most of the day should be fairly dry.

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7 News Special Report: 'Secrets of the Last Survivor' Part 2 Video included

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It is the last survivor of a row of downtown Watertown buildings once known as the Iron Block. Nearly 170 years old, it is full of downtown history. Watch part 2 of 7 News anchor John Moore's special report 'Secrets of the Last Survivor.' 

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PA Man Accused Of Picking Up Border-Crossers In St. Lawrence County

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A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania man was charged in a federal court in Syracuse with transporting two people who were in the United States illegally. 

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Highlights & Scores: Lacrosse & Golf Sectional Play Video included

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Girls' postseason lacrosse and Section 10 golf took the local sports spotlight on a rainy Thursday.  

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Raymondville Man Indicted On Attempted Murder, Assault Charges

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A St. Lawrence County grand jury has indicted a 52 year old Raymondville man for allegedly trying to murder two people. 

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Tentative 3-Year Deal Reached Between Watertown Wolves And City Video included

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It looks like the Watertown Wolves will be staying put. 

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Court: NY Farm Workers Can Organize

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ALBANY - A mid-level appeals court has declared that farmworkers have the same right to unionize as all other workers in New York state.  

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No More Layoffs At Empire State Mine, Officials Say

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After laying off half its workforce in February and warning most of the rest they could be laid off, officials at Empire State Mine now say they won't need a second round of layoffs.

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Business, tourism officials won't let high water dampen weekend Video included

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As we head into Memorial Day weekend, there's an unwelcome guest - high waters on the lake and river. Tourism officials and business owners don't intend to let the high waters dampen business.

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Well known Watertown man dies at 29

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Storm Wood of Watertown died Wednesday. 

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Fort Drum observes Memorial Day, salutes fallen soldiers Video included

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Ahead of Memorial Day, a ceremony was held on Fort Drum to reflect on fallen military members who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defending our freedom and democracy.

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Group might be calling you for community health survey Video included

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Your phone could soon ring and your answers could help local healthcare.

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Samaritan CFO to retire after 38 years with hospital

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Samaritan Medical Center's chief financial officer is retiring after 38 years with the hospital. 

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BOCES students create trail to blue heron rookery Video included

Updated: May 23, 2019 05:11 PM

BOCES students are on a mission, making it possible for people to get to a blue heron rookery. 

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Saving a squirrel Video included

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Jeff Garnsey of Clayton sent us a video introducing us to Tyrian, a squirrel that was 3 weeks old when it came to Garnsey's animal rescue farm.  

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Sex Offender Accused Of Failing To Register Address Change

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A convicted sex offender is accused of failing to register two internet accounts.

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Officials: Pentagon To Propose Sending More Troops To Middle East

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The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

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Highlights & Scores: 250th Win As Lady Spartans Take Championship Video included

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Coach Steve Randall got his 250th career win Wednesday as his South Jefferson Lady Spartans defeated General Brown for the Frontier League softball B Division championship. 

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Police, school officials worry about drug-infused candy in Massena Video included

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A recent drug seizure by Massena police marked a significant first and not in a good way. 

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Family Recounts Role In River Rescue Video included

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Earlier this week, we told you about firefighters who pulled a woman from the Black River in the town of LeRay. 7 News anchor Jeff Cole met the family who was in the right place at the right time to help make the river rescue.

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7 News Special Report: 'Secrets of the Last Survivor' Video included

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Downtown Watertown has nearly 220 years of history. We go deep inside a building that has stood for all but 50 of those years as part of what was known as the Iron Block. See part 1 of 7 News anchor John Moore's special report "Secrets of the Last Survivor" Wednesday at 5 p.m. 

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Wolves Owner Threatens To Pull Hockey Team Out Of Watertown Video included

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The owner of the Watertown Wolves wants a deal with the city by Thursday at 5 p.m. or he says he'll pull the team.  

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Survey Highlights Military Housing Problems Video included

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Almost half of the people living in military housing on Fort Drum reported maintenance and repair issues in a survey released Wednesday. 

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Watertown Farm & Craft Market Opens For Season Video included

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The Watertown Farm and Craft Market kicked off a new season Wednesday. 

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Fort Drum Observes Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Video included

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Fort Drum is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander achievement. 

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Highlights & Scores: Baseball, Softball & Lacrosse Postseason Video included

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D Division titles were on the line in Frontier League baseball and softball Tuesday. 

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Krone To Be Inducted In National Hall Of Fame Video included

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7 News sportscaster Rob Krone is being inducted into a national hall of fame for his intensive coverage of local semipro football. 

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School Budgets Pass Across North Country

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Voters approved school budgets across the north country Tuesday evening.  

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Drug Infused Candy Seized Near Massena Schools

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It happened a few hundred feet away from Massena schools - a bust that ended with the seizure of drug infused candy and the arrests of four people. 

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State of Emergency Declared For St. Lawrence County

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St. Lawrence County has declared a state of emergency, because of rising waters along the St. Lawrence River.

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Henderson Harbor Struggles With Flooding Video included

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A marina is a business on the water. It's not supposed to be in the water. However, inches of water floods the floor there. It's what high water levels on Lake Ontario are doing to Henderson Harbor.

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Ogdensburg Developer Sees Property Assessment Soar By $705K Video included

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An Ogdensburg developer has been hit with a big tax hike. He says it sets a poor example for other developers wanting to make Ogdensburg better. 

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Canton School Threat Draws Extra Police

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A threat made by one student to another prompted extra police at Canton Central School Tuesday morning. 

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Steelworkers To Take Strike Authorization Vote

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With contract talks seemingly stalled, Steelworkers Union 420-A - whose members work at the Alcoa and Arconic plants in Massena - will take a strike authorization vote Friday. 

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Spring Story: Cold & Wet Video included

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Two words describe spring so far in northern New York - cold and wet. The weather is delaying farmers and golfers. 

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Dressbarn Closing All Stores, Including Watertown

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Dressbarn, the women's clothing chain that has been around for nearly 60 years, is closing all 650 of its stores, including the one in Watertown. 

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BOCES Students Fill Sandbags As Flooding Worsens Video included

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It was all hands on deck to fill sandbags at Jefferson-Lewis BOCES in Watertown. 

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2 New Banks Opening In Croghan This Week Video included

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After its only bank announced it would close, a village with a population of just more than 600 people now has 2 banks opening this week.

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North Country Jobless Rates Drop, But Still Among Highest In NY

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Lewis County had the second highest rate of unemployment in the state last month. 

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Just Face It: Dairy Princess Crowned Video included

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This week on Just Face It, there's a new dairy princess in Jefferson County. 

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Volunteers Struggle To Stay Ahead Of Rising Waters Video included

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Volunteers in the town of Lyme were hard at work Monday deploying sandbags as fast as they could. kind of pick a few nights a week to do the projects," J...

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Highlights & Scores: OFA's Baldwin Pitches Perfect Game Video included

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OFA handed Massena its first baseball loss of the season by defeating the Red Raiders 6-0 for first place in the Northern Athletic Conference Central Division. 

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Voters To Decide School Budgets

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Local school budgets are up for a vote Tuesday.  

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Croghan Girl Dies Following Farming Accident

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A 13 year old Croghan girl died from injuries she suffered in a farming accident. 

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Father & Son Team Joins Firefighters In Rescuing Woman From River Video included

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A woman, rescued from the Black River over the weekend, was saved with the help of firefighters and a father and son team who saw her caught up in the swift current.  

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Governor Declares State Of Emergency For Counties Affected By Lake Ontario Flooding

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Governor Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for the eight counties affected by potential Lake Ontario flooding. 

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South Jefferson Lanes Closing Saturday

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A longtime business in the town of Adams is closing for good. 

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Strong Wind Causes Flood Waters To Surge Video included

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There's a lake shore flood warning in Jefferson County, creating the potential for strong winds to push more water into places like Chaumont, where levels are already high.

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Trial Set For Veterinarian Accused Of Forcible Touching

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A trial date has been set for a veterinarian accused of forcibly touching a young woman. 

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Massena Memorial Hospital Loses $2.7M So Far This Year

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Massena Memorial Hospital continues to hemorrhage money, with losses so far this year of $2.7 million. 

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Fireworks Get Green Light For Mount Carmel Feast Video included

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A longtime tradition for Watertown's Mount Carmel Feast is given the green light.

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Rundown Potsdam Landmark To Get Facelift Video included

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A dilapidated Potsdam landmark will get a makeover. Work could start by year-end on Old Snell Hall. 

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Canton Man Accused Of Choking & Head-Butting Victim

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A Saturday night domestic fight led to the arrest of a Canton man. 

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Cape Vincent Seeks $10M State Grant Video included

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Cape Vincent is throwing its hat into the ring for a chance at $10 million to transform its downtown.

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Library Closed By Water Main Break

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The Bush Library on Whitacre Road in Martinsburg is closed Monday night because of a water main break. 

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Your Turn: Feedback On Tariffs, Buggies & Walk Audit Video included

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From soybeans to furniture, U.S. imposed tariffs on China are impacting local businesses. We asked for your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

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Lake Shore Flood Warning This Afternoon & Overnight

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Gusty winds and very high lake levels could make things worse for owners of property along Lake Ontario. 

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River Board Increases Water Flows Downriver

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With Ottawa River flows forecast to decrease, the board that controls water levels is increasing the outflow from Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. 

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Lewis County Man Pleads Guilty To Rape & Incest

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A 45 year old town of Martinsburg man has pleaded guilty to charges of rape and incest.

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Downed Tree Knocks Out Power For Hundreds In Watertown

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About 300 customers on Watertown's north side were without power overnight after high winds knocked a tree down. 

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2 Allegedly Found With Meth Materials In Vehicle

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Two people from Croghan were charged with meth-making following a traffic stop Friday in New Bremen. 

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Canton Man Accused In Domestic Assault

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A Canton man is accused of assaulting two people in his home with children present. 

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Gouverneur Man Accused Of Strangulation & Sexual Abuse

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A Gouverneur man is accused of strangulation and sexual abuse following a domestic incident. 

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Sunday Sports: Frontier League Softball Matchup Determines Playoff Ranking Video included

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Sunday was the final day of the regular season in Frontier League Softball and there was a big matchup in Chaumont as the Lyme Lady Indians hosted the Belleville Henderson Lady Panthers.

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Commencement at St. Lawrence University Sunday

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College graduations wrapped up this weekend with Sunday's at St. Lawrence University. The commencement was held in the morning in the Newell Field House.

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52 Years Later, Watertown Man's 1967 GTO As Good As New Video included

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Jerry Spaziani, of Watertown was 18 years old when bought his 1967 Pontiac GTO brand new, with a list price of $3,000. 

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Lyme Basketball Teams Help Spruce Up Neighborhood Video included

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Student athletes from Lyme Central trading the basketball court for the backyard as they spent Sunday giving back to those who support them all season long.

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Watertown Church Promotes Biker Safety By Blessing Motorcycles Video included

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People were getting their bikes blessed before heading out on the road. It's the start of motorcycle season, and the Life Church of the Nazarene in Watertown hosted an annual blessing of the bikes.

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$10M Campaign Underway for Renovations at JRC

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A non-profit that helps people with disabilities is planning to make major upgrades. 

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Raising Money & Support at Gouverneur Breast Cancer Walk Video included

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A sea of pink filled the streets of Gouverneur Saturday for the 18th annual Gouverneur Breast Cancer Fund Walk.

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Saturday Sports: 4 Frontier League Lacrosse Teams Fighting In Quarterfinals Video included

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The Boys' Section 3 Lacrosse Quarterfinals took place Saturday with four Frontier League teams looking to advance to the Semifinals on Tuesday night.

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State Police: Over 200 Lbs Pot Found, Two from Massena Charged

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Two people from Massena were arrested after State Police say they found more than 200 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle.

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Degrees Awarded at SUNY Potsdam Commencement Saturday

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Saturday was graduation day at SUNY Potsdam as nearly 900 students were recognized for finishing their degree programs at the university.

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Getting "Tastes Of The North Country" In Ogdensburg Video included

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Getting a sample of what the north country has to offer. About 30 vendors took part in this year's "Tastes of the North Country" in Ogdensburg. 

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Celebrating Armed Forces Day in Watertown Video included

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Parading through downtown Watertown in honor of Armed Forces Day Saturday morning. 

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JCC Grads Reflect on Path to Graduation Video included

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Caps, gowns, and diplomas. Friday was a night of excitement for hundreds of Jefferson Community College graduates. 

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Friday Sports: General Brown Girls' Lacrosse Looks To Advance In Playoffs Video included

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The Girls' Section 3 Class C first round battle was Friday night in Dexter as the Lady Lions entertained V.V.S. 

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High Water Doesn't Stop Boaters, Tourists In Clayton Video included

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In Clayton, business is ramping up for the summer and boats are being put in the water - even as the water rises. 

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Man Allegedly Kicked 2 Law Enforcement Officials In Lewis County

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A 50 year old Carthage man is accused of kicking two law enforcement officials in Lewis County. 

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Students Get Sneak Peek At New School Video included

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Next school year will bring a lesson in change to elementary students in the General Brown School District.  Those kids got a sneak peek Friday.

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St. Lawrence River Flooding Halts Repairs Of 2017 Damage Video included

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Major repairs to municipal waterfronts have been stopped cold. High waters are the culprit and no one knows when repairs can start up again. 

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Mountainfest Performers Announced Video included

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We now know who will be performing at Mountainfest's Salute to the Troops Concert this summer. 

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Blast From The Past: 1992 Farmers Market Video included

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This week on Blast From The Past, we go back 27 years when then-reporter John Shatraw took us to a popular annual event which still draws a crowd to this day - the Watertown Farmers Market, which kicks off its 43rd season next week. 

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Classic Cars, Trucks, Bikes On Display This Weekend Video included

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Classic cars take us down memory lane. 

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State Labor Commissioner Discusses Minimum Wage During Watertown Visit Video included

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New York state's rising minimum wage has gotten the part of the blame for the closure of at least one Watertown business.

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United Way Names New Leader

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An Ohio native has been named as the new leader of the United Way of Northern New York.

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Woman Injured When Car Rolls On Top Of Her Video included

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A woman was injured when a car rolled on top of her in Canton Thursday evening. 

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Standoff Ends Between Canada And U.S. Over Metals Tariffs

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President Donald Trump has announced a deal with Canada and Mexico that would scrap "major tariffs," ending a simmering trade dispute that began when the president imposed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum in the name of national security.

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Robbery Suspect Allegedly Assaulted Owner, Stole $2K In Cash

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The man accused of robbing a St. Lawrence County business Thursday allegedly struck the owner before grabbing cash and fleeing in a waiting vehicle. 

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North Country's 5 State Prisons Will Stay Open

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The state prisons in the north country are staying open, while two others are targeted for closure

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Cool Under Partly Sunny Skies Video included

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There was rain overnight and early Friday morning, but most of it has moved off. 

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Fire Destroys Lewis County Camp

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A camp burned down in Lewis County overnight. 

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Highlights & Scores: Baseball, Softball & Sectional Lacrosse Video included

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Sectional play got underway on the lacrosse field Thursday. 

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Jefferson County Declares State Of Emergency Due To Flooding

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Jefferson County has declared a state of emergency due to flooding on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. 

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River Residents 'Helpless' As St. Lawrence Floods Video included

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We've seen communities piling sandbags to fend off the high water along Lake Ontario, but we go to a section of the St. Lawrence River where residents aren't preparing for a flood - they are already dealing with it.

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Deal Over Reflective Markings On Amish Buggies Falls Apart Video included

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County legislators want better night-time markings on Amish buggies. An agreement was almost reached before being called off. 

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Where To Get Your Sandbags Video included

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As north country communities fend off rising waters, local leaders want to make sure folks know where to go when they're looking for sandbags.

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Grand Jury Indicts Massena Man On Rape Charges

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A St. Lawrence County grand jury has indicted a 22 year old Massena man on multiple counts of rape and other charges. 

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Massena Businesses Show Support As Alcoa, Arconic Contract Talks Stall Video included

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Union contract talks with Alcoa and Arconic have broken off, but there are plans to restart negotiations at a later date. 

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2 Accused Of Robbing Canton Business

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Two people have been arrested for allegedly robbing a business in St. Lawrence County. 

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Celebrating Safely This Prom & Graduation Season Video included

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Prom and graduation season is a time of celebration, but that celebration can quickly turn tragic. The Alliance For Better Communities and north country businesses are teaming up to help prevent underage drinking.

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Fort Drum Changes Post Access Policy

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Fort Drum says it's making it easier to visit and do business on post.

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Work Redesigns Intersection At Routes 11 & 26 Video included

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It's a redesign of an intersection near Fort Drum, aimed at making it easier to get to post with a slip ramp.

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As Waters Rise, New Yorker To Join International Joint Commission

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A former member of the New York State assembly will lead the International Joint Commission, the group responsible for regulating water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. 

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WWNY Pioneer Passes Away At 98

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Bill Walck died earlier this week at the age of 98. 

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Allergy Or Cold? Video included

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Allergy season is here.  But, at the same time, the common cold is still going around and both have similar symptoms.

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Students Search For Futures At Career Jam Video included

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Kids had a chance Thursday to explore possible careers. 

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MMH Board Votes To Begin Canton-Potsdam Takeover Talks Video included

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The Massena Memorial Hospital board wants Canton-Potsdam Hospital to take over. 

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Watertown Officials Consider Reorganizing Playground Program Video included

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Watertown lawmakers got to work Wednesday night on the city's upcoming budget. 

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Highlights & Scores: Lacrosse, Baseball & Softball Video included

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Area sports fields and diamonds were busy Wednesday as area teams try to get games in before the start of sectionals next week. 

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Dr. VanDeWall Honored For Lifetime Achievement Video included

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A mentor at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown was honored with the hospital's seventh annual Lifetime Achievement Award Thursday night.

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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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Clouding Up & Rainy This Afternoon Video included

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We could see thundershowers and gusty winds later in the day. 

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Sunny & Warm Wednesday, Cloudy and Warm Thursday Video included

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Not only do we have a sunny day ahead, but our temperatures will be right about where they should be for this time of year. 

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Partly Sunny & Cool Today, Sunny & Warm Tomorrow Video included

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Westerly winds have died down, so that means lake shore flood warnings will lift Tuesday morning. 

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Flooding Possible Along Lake Ontario Video included

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Sunday's heavy rains are over, but there's still a risk of shoreline flooding.

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NWS: Lakeshore Flood Warning for Jefferson County

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The National Weather Service has issued a Lakeshore Flood Warning has been issued for Jefferson County starting Monday. 

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Partly Sunny, Cool & Dry Video included

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We could get some rain overnight into Friday, but most of Thursday, at least, should be shower-free. 

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  • William T. Faust, 77, Formerly of Clayton

    William T. Faust, 77, Formerly of Clayton

    Saturday, May 25 2019 5:21 PM EDT2019-05-25 21:21:50 GMT

    The calling hours for William T. Faust will be Friday, May 31, 2019, from 9:30 - 10:30 AM at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton followed by the funeral service at 11 AM.

    The calling hours for William T. Faust will be Friday, May 31, 2019, from 9:30 - 10:30 AM at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton followed by the funeral service at 11 AM.

  • Patrick A. McDonald, 64, of Massena

    Patrick A. McDonald, 64, of Massena

    Saturday, May 25 2019 5:10 PM EDT2019-05-25 21:10:56 GMT

    MASSENA – Patrick A. McDonald, 64, of 9269 State Highway 56, peacefully passed away Saturday morning, May 25, 2019 in the comfort of his home with his loving family at his side.

    MASSENA – Patrick A. McDonald, 64, of 9269 State Highway 56, peacefully passed away Saturday morning, May 25, 2019 in the comfort of his home with his loving family at his side.

  • Elsie Smith, 80, of Watertown

    Elsie Smith, 80, of Watertown

    Saturday, May 25 2019 3:34 PM EDT2019-05-25 19:34:49 GMT

    Elsie Smith, 80, of 950 W. Main St., Watertown, passed away May 24, 2019 at her home where she was surrounded by her loving family. 

    Elsie Smith, 80, of 950 W. Main St., Watertown, passed away May 24, 2019 at her home where she was surrounded by her loving family. 

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  • 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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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

    Friday, April 5 2019 7:44 AM EDT2019-04-05 11:44:34 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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