Police nab man wanted in North Carolina robbery

Following a chase and search in Jefferson County, state police have nabbed a man wanted for robbery in North Carolina.

  Preying on patriotism: Sham veterans and first-responder charities ousted for deception, their professional fundraisers largely left unscathed

Cashing in on Charity: Donations meant to help sick children, wounded veterans, abused animals instead benefit for-profit fundraisers

  Reforms could affect drug offenders seeking treatment

  Solar farm hiring 30 workers

Walczyks buy downtown Watertown building

  Spotlight shines on 21st Congressional District

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Ford rolls out Mustang SUV

  Your Turn: feedback on adoption law, smoking age & Hobby Lobby

  Happy Hearts Memory Cafe open Tuesday

  Work begins on new Watertown playground

  Camel, cow and donkey caught on the lam

With write-in votes counted, Dexter mayor wins reelection

  Dinner to raise money for leukemia patient

There's a spaghetti dinner this week to benefit a woman who's struggling with leukemia.

  SPCA: Ozzie & microchipping

The folks at the Jefferson County SPCA are calling him Ozzie, but they don’t know his real name.

  Watertown DBA hopes to establish BID in a little over a year

The Watertown Downtown Business Association (DBA) is spearheading a drive to form Business Improvement District (BID) for downtown Watertown.

Watertown city council meeting streamed here live

When the Watertown city council meets Monday night, you'll be able to watch it from the comfort of your home.

  City council to vote on funds for Thompson Park Zoo

Collision shuts down part of Rt. 3 into Sunday morning

  Sunday Sports: Clarkson women’s volleyball advances to Elite 8

  Maryland teacher charged after fight with student

  Fiddling and dancing at Carthage American Legion

Hong Kong police storm university held by protesters

Man stabs wife before setting house on fire, police say

New York police say a man stabbed his wife and then set their house on fire.

  Cobb donations surge as Stefanik accused of playing “political theatre”

Democratic Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb announced Saturday she has raised more than $400,000 in 24 hours.

  Watertown gym teams up with church to feed families on Thanksgiving

Jamie Wood, owner of Armor Up Fitness in Watertown, is hoping to feed 60 families in need this Thanksgiving.

  DPAO holds its first holiday craft show for disabled crafters

Creativity has no limitations. The Disabled Persons Action Organization displayed that at its first annual holiday craft show.

  Saturday Sports: States play in football, soccer and cross country

he Girls’ State Class D soccer semifinals took place Saturday at Homer High School with the Hammond Lady Red Devils looking to advance to the title game on Sunday as they faced Avoca.

  Veteran residents at Ives Hill Retirement Community honored

Veterans Day has passed, but the Ives Hill Retirement community continues to honor its residents who served.

  Saturday: crews knock down a garage fire in the town of Lyme

A homeowner is safe in the town of Lyme after a fire destroyed his garage Saturday morning.

  Overdose deaths are heavy cross to bear for Watertown pastor

As Jefferson County faces a rash of possible overdose deaths, the effects are being felt throughout the community. A Watertown pastor knows drug overdoses all too well.

  Stefanik again plays key role in impeachment hearing

North country congresswoman Elise Stefanik twice sparred with Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, and then questioned Former U.S. Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.

  Friday Sports: Carthage, Gouverneur football advance in state tournament

The quarterfinals of the State High School Football Tournament on Friday night involved three local schools.

  Watertown’s old Mercy Hospital site to go back on the market

After years of planning, COR Development is out. The company announced it will not move forward with the former Mercy site in the city of Watertown.

New York expands lawsuit IJC over flooding on Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James have filed an expanded lawsuit on behalf of New York against the International Joint Commission, the agency which regulates water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

Town approves loan so Massena hospital workers can get paid

Another life-line has been thrown to financially troubled Massena Memorial Hospital.

Ogdensburg police unions: “avoid falling for political trickery”

A letter from the union representing police in Ogdensbug asks the public to "avoid falling for political trickery."

Man faces prison time after cocaine bust

A 36 year old man has taken a plea deal in connection with a cocaine bust in the town of Rutland.

Admitted rapist gets no jail time

There will be no jail time for a 24 year old Watertown man who admitted raping a girl under the age of 15.

Lewis County woman going to prison for making meth

A 25 year old Lewis County woman is going to prison for making methamphetamine.

Watertown man admits to selling cocaine in Lewis County

A 29 year old Watertown man has admitted to selling cocaine in Lewis County.

  Massena school district asks voters to approve $49.7M project

The Massena Central School District wants voters to approve a $49.7 million capital project.

  Dexter’s new $3M bridge now open to public

People are able to get to Dexter's Fish Island Park for the first time in three years.

  Salvation Army uses new technology at Red Kettles

Apple and Google Pay are available at the kettles, where people can simply tap their phones to donate.

  Acupuncture for pets

Dr. Chris Gordon, a veterinarian with VCA North Country Animal Hospital, appeared on 7 News at Noon on Friday to talk about acupuncture for pets.

  Blast from the Past: 1999 Pokemon craze

In this week's Blast from the Past, we go back to 1999 when a Pokemon movie made kids hungry to go to Burger King.

Impeachment hearing update: former ambassador testifies

Former U.S. Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch opened the second day of Trump impeachment hearings Friday providing chilling detail how she felt a “big threat” after being suddenly ousted from her post.

  Adoption rights advocate hails change in law

From now on, people who were adopted can get access to their original birth certificates when they turn 18.

  Wake-Up Weather: cold, cold, cold

Look for it to be zero overnight in Jefferson and Lewis counties, 5 degrees in upper St. Lawrence County.

  Firefighters extinguish early morning blaze in Town of Watertown

The fire destroyed a shed at 20976 Hunt Street, which was next to a home. One side of the home sustained damage as well.

  Morning sports: college, high school volleyball

Jefferson Community College’s volleyball team made it through the quarter-finals Thursday at the National Junior College championships, before falling to number one seed Owens.

  TV Dinner: stuffed, bacon-wrapped shrimp

Chris Manning showed Beth and Makenzie the secret of delicious stuffed, bacon-wrapped shrimp Friday morning.

Salvation Army in Bradenton pushing for holiday donations

Salvation Army in Bradenton in need of holiday donations.

Dave Grohl rocks it on Sesame Street for show’s 50th season

Big Bird, David Grohl and Elmo sing their way across America in “Here We Go Song.”

Washington is the latest to allow people to change their gender designation to ‘X’ on driver licenses

The state's licensing director said 'everyone deserves to have their lived experience of gender and identity reflected as accurately as possible on their identification documents.'

  Jefferson County sees 10 possible drug overdose deaths since October

Jefferson County is seeing increased overdose activity from drug use. That's according to the county's Public Health Service.

  Local shop owners upset NY didn’t tell them about tobacco law change

Local shop owners who sell cigarettes are taking issue with a new state law that raises the age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old. It's not that they disagree with the law; it's when and how they found out about the change.

Curran Renewable Energy recovering from fire

Curran Renewable Energy in Massena hopes to have its production facility up and running by this weekend following Wednesday’s fire.

  Mayor-elect wants Ogdensburg to delay new union contracts

Ogdensburg's mayor-elect wants the city to hold off on new union contracts. The city council says 'no way' – it's poised to approve the final one of five on Monday.

  Officials discuss future flooding on St. Lawrence River

Will St. Lawrence River water levels again reach the heights of 2017 and 2019?Municipal officials learned the answer is 'yes'.

  Stefanik on impeachment: no high crimes, no misdemeanors

North country congresswoman Elise Stefanik still sees no evidence of an impeachable offense by President Trump. She still views the hearings as a political attack on Trump by the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives.

  Heroes among us

Three local people are being called "health heroes."

  Lewis County Hospice offers free screenings of ‘Being Mortal’

Lewis County Hospice is trying to help people navigate their end of life wishes.

  Food for flowers

Sunnycrest Flowers in Lowville is collecting canned goods to donate to the Lowville food pantry.

  Watertown Noon Rotary Club raising money

The Watertown Noon Rotary Club is well known for sponsoring special projects, awarding scholarships and raising money for polio eradication.

  Weather: what did we do...

...to deserve this? By Friday night, it will be bitterly cold.

  At JCC basketball game, military family gets big surprise

They were called to the basketball court by volunteers from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and members of the JCC team, to be told they’re going on a Disney vacation.

  Morning Sports: S.U. starts slow, beats Colgate

The Orange missed their first nine shots against Colgate, going the first six minutes without a make. The Orange offense finally got going but defense still keyed the win.

  This shed was headed for Canada, and then...

Irish Settlement Road in the Town of Oswegatchie was closed for a couple of hours Wednesday, when a large shed ended up partway into a ditch.

  Morning Interview: active shooter training

The Garrett W. Loomis Foundation is offering active shooter training in April 2020. It's free and open to any organization.

  Fire at Curran Renewable Energy injures 2 workers, shuts down production facility

Two workers at Curran Renewable Energy in Massena had to be treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at the main production facility.

  Stefanik questions witnesses in first day of impeachment hearing

Stefanik was among the Republicans who challenged the basis for the impeachment hearings.

  Disney Plus racks up 10 million subscribers, adds warning to some older shows

Disney Plus is projected to reach up to 90 million global subscribers by 2025.

  Minimum staffing battle ends between Watertown and fire union

Watertown officials say it's the end to the long drawn out battle between the city and its fire union over minimum staffing.

  Rescue crews: stranded hunter was lucky to have cell phone

Rescue crews say a hunter was lucky to have his phone on him Tuesday night.

12 of 14 animal cruelty charges dropped against Adams Center man

A dozen cruelty to animal charges have been dropped against an Adams Center man, but two charges remain.

Crash victim’s condition improves

The condition of a 26 year old crash victim has been upgraded from critical to serious.

  Flu vaccine supply delayed at Fort Drum

Right now, people on Fort Drum can't get their flu shots.

Dexter man gets jail time for riding lawn mower while drunk

A 57 year old Dexter man is going to jail for operating a riding lawn mower on a public road while drunk.

  NYS of Health open enrollment runs through January

For New York state residents with little or no income, and those who don't have health insurance through work, getting coverage is still possible.

Complaint against city manager to be investigated next week

An investigation into a complaint made by a female department head in the city of Watertown will start next week.