Coast Guard & Seaway formulate plans to free ship at Ogdensburg port

Planning is underway to free a ship that became stuck off the Port of Ogdensburg over the weekend.

  Clayton hero Charlie Solar laid to rest

  Cargo ship grounded in the Port of Ogdensburg

Sunday: Cuomo says COVID-19 numbers “remain low and steady”

Senator Schumer says Trump’s executive orders don’t solve New York’s problems

  Sunday Sports: North country personal trainer receives second chance at Double Play

  Philadelphia community parades in honor of late Trooper Joel Davis

Continued Coverage

  Checking in with a Lowville fitness center that’s been closed since the pandemic began

  1000 Islands wine gets national recognition

  North country farmers: Hot weather affects crops

  Plan to reopen schools gets good marks locally

Watertown man accused of forcibly raping woman

  Jefferson County’s COVID-19 cases double in a month

  Gillibrand seeks rescue package for child care providers

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for a rescue package for child care. She told people in Ogdensburg Friday the pandemic has many child care centers closing their doors.

Lowville woman faces assault charge after allegedly pushing elderly man

A worker at a residential facility for people with developmental disabilities faces assault and other charges.

Church named in Lowville sex abuse lawsuit taking allegations ‘very seriously’

A church named in a Lowville child sexual abuse lawsuit says it’s taking the allegations “very seriously.”

  Two weeks after attack, Samaritan restores some computer systems

Five computer systems were restored this week, according to Samaritan spokeswoman Leslie DiStefano.

No new COVID-19 cases in Jefferson, St. Lawrence counties Friday

  Church discourages singing to prevent spread of COVID-19

  Blast from the Past: 2006 August heat

Man allegedly damages vehicle with paint

Schools can reopen, governor says

Corrections officers discover drugs in local prisons, union says

Stefanik to Trump: reverse decision to reimpose tariffs on Canadian aluminum

“This decision will slow the rate of our economic recovery from COVID-19, particularly for the manufacturers along the Northern Border in the North Country,” Stefanik said in a statement Friday.

Lewis County COVID-19 cases stay at 49

Forty-six of the 49 have recovered and three are in isolation.

Couple escapes Norfolk mobile home fire

Norfolk's fire chief says the mobile home at 128 River Road was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

Investigator finds poor accountability in state police unit

Inspector General Letizia Tagliafierro said her investigation into the police probe revealed a lack of controls over the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force.

  JRC Foundation to hold golf ‘un-tournament’ fundraiser

The Sue Day Memorial Golf Tournament is the JRC Foundation’s biggest fundraiser and this year the plan is to hold it safely.

  Local NRA member says AG’s lawsuit is politically motivated

The lawsuit cites financial fraud from some high-ranking executives, but a local NRA member isn't buying it.

  Mostly sunny & close to 80

There was a hint of fall in the air Friday morning.

Country star Kane Brown appears in selfie with employee at Virginia travel center

Angie Graves was working at the Subway at White’s Travel Center along Interstate 81/64 on Thursday morning when she spied country music star Kane Brown.

  Temperature checks will be required if students go back school. So who will do it?

If kids go back to school in the fall, they just can't hop on the bus or walk into the classroom. They first need to be screened for COVID-19. Who is going to do that? The answer depends on the district.

Former Lowville teacher denies he sexually abused student 40 years ago, second alleged victim added to lawsuit

A former Lowville school teacher is denying allegations that he sexually abused a student 40 years ago. Meanwhile, lawyers for the alleged victim heard from another person claiming to have been sexually assaulted by the teacher in the 1970s.

  Hate speech directed at Potsdam church which supports Black Lives Matter

The words are so vile we have to black out most of them. It was a private message to Potsdam Presbyterian’s Instagram account - full of racial slurs against Blacks and whites who aid them.

  Stefanik again claims Cobb wants to ‘defund the police’

North country congresswoman Elise Stefanik again claimed this week that her Democrat opponent, Tedra Cobb, has told supporters she wants to ‘defund the police.’ Her campaign offered no direct proof.

New COVID-19 cases: 12 in Jefferson County, 1 in St. Lawrence

Jefferson County reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. That’s the highest single-day number since the pandemic began.

  State officials say they’re looking at ways to reopen gyms safely

If you miss going to the gym to stay in shape, you’ll likely have to wait a bit longer.

  Gray: local governments face ‘perfect fiscal storm'

Jefferson County Board of Legislators Chairman Scott Gray says local governments are facing a "perfect fiscal storm."

  Eastern Equine Encephalitis tests pending for 3 more horses in Jefferson County

With 3 confirmed cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Jefferson County, health officials are hoping to attack mosquitoes that spread the virus from the air.

Canton’s historic fountain comes down

The long-awaited Canton Village Park Fountain restoration has begun.

More marketing planned for old Watertown call center building

The part of the former Concentrix call center on Arsenal Street that won't be used by the YMCA's Community and Aquatic Center will be marketed.

  History markers honor Depauville suffragettes

It took some digging, but in the end, two history markers stand to recognize 6 Depauville women.

Deputies charge 2 with making meth

St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies say they executed a search warrant at a home on Churchill Street in the town of Canton Wednesday afternoon.

New York attorney general sues to dissolve NRA

The lawsuit filed Thursday by Attorney General Letitia James followed an 18-month investigation into the NRA.

Man allegedly tries to smuggle cash into Canada

A Cornwall Island man is accused of trying to smuggle more than a quarter million dollars in cash into Canada.

3rd Potsdam larceny suspect arrested

The last of three men accused of pushing a shopping cart full of nearly $1,500 in electronics out of the Potsdam Walmart in December has been arrested.

Lewis County adds 1 COVID-19 case

So far, Lewis County has had a new case of the coronavirus each day this week.

BLM plans protest during Potsdam Back the Blue parade

Both events are scheduled for Saturday, August 15.

  Injured Parishville firefighter welcomed home

A homecoming for an injured firefighter drew first responders from all across St. Lawrence County Wednesday.

  Local lawmakers object to allowing state prison visits

Maximum security prisons in the state started welcoming back visitors Wednesday. Other prisons will allow visitors starting Saturday.

  St. Lawrence Centre mall reopens ... slowly

Under New York's reopening plan, the mall could have opened a few weeks ago but was still waiting for new air filters the state requires.

  Team loyalist give Vikings his all -- including a bathroom sink

Michael Schepis is a special education teacher at Indian River who has a side business called Mike and Mike's Rustic Carpentry.

Church attendees at risk for COVID-19 exposure

Public Health officials in St. Lawrence County say congregants who attended services at the Christian Fellowship Center on Court Street between 10 a.m. an 11 a.m. on Sunday have a potential risk for exposure.

  Lawsuit says Lowville teacher, church choir director sexually abused child

A lawsuit filed in State Supreme Court says a man, who was both a Lowville school teacher and church choir director, sexually abused a student from 1979 to 1981.

  Fire union expects tough contract talks after Watertown mayor’s comments

Don't look for the road ahead to be less rocky between Watertown and the city fire department's union, especially after the mayor's comments Monday night.

  Republicans push law and order with ‘Back The Blue’

There was a line-up of local Republicans on hand to pledge allegiance to the police and throw a few bombs in the direction of Democrats.

  Polluted ‘Zombie’ properties get a clean-up

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is cleaning up abandoned, polluted properties so they can be put on the real estate market and sold.

  Stefanik doesn’t support $600 federal unemployment boost

She does support some extra unemployment coverage from the federal government.

2 more horses in Jefferson County had Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Two more horses in Jefferson County have tested positive for the deadly virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The Jefferson County Public Health Service said the horses showed symptoms and were euthanized.

2 new COVID-19 cases reported in tri-county region

There were 2 new cases of coronavirus to report in the tri-county region Wednesday.

Governor’s office clarifies Cuomo’s remarks about COVID-19 tests and students

There have been questions about whether or not schools will have to administer COVID-19 tests to students once the academic year begins. On Wednesday, the governor's office offered some clarification.

  Oswego man challenges Senator Ritchie as a write-in candidate

State Senator Patty Ritchie has run unopposed for reelection since 2014. But this year, an Oswego man says it's time for him to step up to the plate.

  Local author discusses newly released book, ‘The Orphan Collector’

Internationally known author Ellen Marie Wiseman, who happens to live right here in the north country, appeared on 7 News at Noon on Wednesday to talk about her newly released book, ‘The Orphan Collector.’

River Hospital beginning to ease visitation restrictions

New rules are in effect now

  COVID-19 vaccine developer eyeing doses for less than $40

One of the U.S. companies working on a COVID-19 vaccine has released an anticipated price range for doses.

  JCC cuts costs for active duty military students

Jefferson Community College is cutting the costs for its active-duty military students. JCC calls it the Military Sparks Voucher.

  RV sales boom during pandemic

At Wratten’s RVs in Adams, sales are on pace for a record year.

Cuomo on tap to lead governors group

The National Governors Association is meeting virtually Wednesday and the current chair, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, is expected to hand the reins to Cuomo, who has been serving as vice chair.

4 die from COVID-19 in NY Tuesday

In early April, nearly 800 New Yorkers were dying from COVID-19 each day.

Cooperative Extension to gardeners: treat rain barrels against mosquitoes

The advice is in the wake of recent cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Jefferson County.

  Morning Checkup: kids & face masks

Kids may be going back to school soon and, if they do, they’ll have to wear face masks.

  Back to the drawing board for dentist office site plan

The city's planning board is asking for changes to a proposed two-story building on Watertown’s Washington Street.

  Brownville home ‘total loss’ after overnight fire

Crews quickly knocked down a house fire at 25401 Bonney Road in the town of Brownville overnight.

Claxton-Hepburn lays off CFO

A hospital spokesperson says CFO Kelley Tiernan will be replaced by an interim financial officer.

  Some question motives of another Back the Blue parade

A Back the Blue parade in Waddington last month was St. Lawrence County’s first and it was controversial. Now a second one is planned for Potsdam August 15.

  Cuomo’s comments about COVID testing surprise local school officials

School districts may have to test students for COVID-19 directly - something that school officials say caught them off guard.

New COVID-19 cases: Jefferson County reports 6, Lewis County 1, St. Lawrence County 0

Six new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Jefferson County on Tuesday.

  Local attorney discusses new power of attorney statute

Local attorney Marcy Robinson Dembs, a partner with the law firm of Barclay Damon, appeared on 7 News at Noon on Tuesday to talk about New York's new power of attorney statute.

Teen arrested after allegedly giving 4 year old electronic cigarette

A teenager is accused of giving a 4 year old an electronic cigarette and posting video of it on social media.

Samaritan Keep Home trainee tests positive for COVID-19

Officials said the staff member, who had been in a training program at the nursing home, has been asymptomatic and was unaware they had the virus.

  As Watertown condemns owner’s second building, he shares plans for properties

It's a Watertown corner condemned. First, a single building. Now, its much smaller neighbor.