Ogdensburg mayor: ‘Smell of alcohol was thick in the air,’ worker assaulted at Monday’s city council meeting

Ogdensburg’s mayor says “the smell of alcohol was thick in the air” and a city worker was assaulted by an off-duty firefighter during Monday night’s city council meeting - a meeting marked by shouting, swearing and people being kicked out.

  Missing teens found safe, authorities say

3 injured in 3-vehicle crash Wednesday

Missing Franklin County couple found safe

  Morning Checkup: addiction services

  Cooperative Extension has plans for National 4-H Week

Former Fort Drum soldier sentenced in 2019 gun shop break-ins

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  Search underway for 2 teenagers in Natural Bridge area

  Moving Ogdensburg’s 911 dispatch too quickly would ‘pose many risks,’ says county emergency official

  Yelling, swearing, locked doors: what happened at Ogdensburg’s city council meeting?

  Watertown officials voice concerns about Pamelia’s planned waterline

  North country sees surge in absentee ballot requests

2 Georgia officers killed in Interstate 20 crash

No new COVID-19 cases reported in tri-county region

No new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the tri-county region Tuesday.

Ogdensburg’s comptroller announces he’s retiring Wednesday

Ogdensburg’s city comptroller is retiring Wednesday. Timothy Johnson made the announcement Tuesday.

NTSB: Regulators failed at jobs in limo crash that killed 20

Nearly 2 years after a stretch limousine crash near Albany killed 20 people, including a couple from Watertown, federal investigators said Tuesday state regulators repeatedly failed to oversee a poorly maintained vehicle with corroded brakes.

  GRAPHIC: Police investigating Florida man caught on camera punching dog

Authorities in Florida are looking into allegations of animal cruelty after a video surfaced on social media showing a man punching his dog.

  Is the rain enough to help with dry conditions?

  United Helpers is hiring for variety of jobs

New York’s COVID-19 clusters focused in 20 counties

Troopers ask for help finding missing Franklin County couple

DANC to host hazardous waste collection this weekend

  Victims Assistance Center to observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Schedule set for Lewis County soccer

The Frontier League soccer schedule has been released for the four Lewis County schools that will be playing in the fall.

Lewis County fire departments battle wildfire

Dispatchers say the call came in around 4 p.m. from someone who saw the blaze behind a home on Old State Road in the town of Croghan.

Man flees deputies when they answer domestic call

A Boonville man was allegedly involved in a brief standoff with police during a domestic dispute.

  Several 4-3 votes mark contentious Ogdensburg city council meeting

Tensions were at a boil in Ogdensburg Monday night as people cheered when a city councillor stormed out and dozens of citizens were barred from entering a public meeting.

Watertown city officials begin police department review

After an executive order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, Watertown is beginning the process to review its police department.

  Ogdensburg firefighters, city manager at odds over part-paid, part volunteer idea

The city of Ogdensburg says it can not afford its fire department as it is today, but the city manager’s solution is a non-starter for the firefighters' union.

Woman killed in Friday’s bus accident identified

According to police, 35 year old Stephanie Jenkins of Olive Street in Watertown died from blunt force trauma.

  Closed due to pandemic, Lowville’s Town Hall Theater seeks help

A Lowville movie theater is looking to take the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to reopen looking better than ever. But, the theater needs your help.

A. Walter Read, of Ogdensburg

A. Walter Read passed away peacefully with family by his side on September 26, 2020.

After hack attack in Texas, Jefferson County limits access to computer program

“Nothing’s impacted us at all,” said county administrator Robert Hagemann Monday afternoon. The county told employees Monday morning it had blocked some remote access to a piece of software known as “Munis."

Tri-county region reports 5 new cases of COVID-19

Five new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the tri-county region Monday.

  Local couple buys dog from Russia, but can’t get it out of JFK

A Watertown couple is waiting to get the dog they bought from Russia months ago. But, the problem isn’t getting him to the U.S., it’s getting him out of New York’s airport.

Potsdam man charged with DWI after buggy crash sent 2 to hospital

A Potsdam man faces a drunk driving charge after allegedly crashing his vehicle into the rear end of a buggy, injuring 2 people, and fleeing the scene.

  Copenhagen looks to make traffic changes

Copenhagen is looking to make traffic changes, starting with putting in a fire lane at Copenhagen Central School.

Fort Drum’s Mountain Peak begins

Mountain Peak starts at Fort Drum. It’s a training exercise for the 10th Mountain Division involving troops on the ground and in the air.

  JCC to host virtural forum on racism

“What is Racism?” That’s the subject of a public forum coming up at Jefferson Community College next month.

  Your Turn: feedback on school lawsuit, COVID vaccine & methadone clinic

The mother of a Watertown City School District student is suing the district and his fourth-grade teacher in federal court, claiming a mock ‘slave auction’ last year violated his civil rights. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

Taylor Swift breaks Whitney Houston’s Billboard charts record

Taylor Swift tops Whitney Houston's record for most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

State infection rate reaches 1.5 percent

New York’s COVID-19 infection rate was significantly higher Sunday than it’s been for a couple months.

Hunting could be tough at some wildlife management areas, DEC says

Waterfowl hunters may have difficulty with low water levels at three popular north country hunting spots.

Morristown man accused of endangering victim & child

A Morristown man is accused of trying to run someone off the road who had a child in her vehicle.

Motorcyclist charged with felony DWI after crash

A Gouverneur man injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this month has been charged with felony drunk driving.

Brasher Falls superintendent search continues with 1 candidate

Brasher Falls Central School officials say they're confident their one remaining candidate for superintendent is the right person for the job.

Troopers ask for help finding 300 stolen decoys

Troopers say the Canada goose decoys were stolen from the Grasse River south of Morley in the town of Canton about a week ago.

2 events planned to oppose Jellie’s appointment as Ogdensburg city manager

Stephen Jellie is expected to be named Ogdenburg’s permanent city manager when lawmakers meet Monday night, but not everyone seems to be happy about it.

  Raising their voices in Potsdam in support of Black Lives Matter

Chants like “Black Lives Matter” and “justice for Breonna” rang through the streets of Potsdam Sunday as protesters covered over 2 miles of ground.

  Thompson Park walk spreads word about suicide prevention and importance of mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic may keep us apart physically, but Sunday, it didn’t stop people from walking and spreading the word about mental illness.

  4 candidates for Watertown city manager

There are four candidates in the running for Watertown city manager.

Cuomo on COVID-19: “We cannot drop our guard”

Governor Andrew Cuomo gave New Yorkers an update Sunday on the state’s progress during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Could ECAC hockey split into 2 divisions?

College Hockey News reported Thursday night that the ECAC is considering splitting up the league into 2 divisions for the men’s and women’s college hockey seasons.

  Candlelight vigil in Potsdam honors black lives lost to police brutality

The group Black Lives Matter Potsdam held a candlelight vigil Saturday night to honor black lives lost to police brutality and to advocate for change.

  Say “yes to recovery” walk in Ogdensburg Saturday

Say “yes to recovery” - that was the message shared in Ogdensburg Saturday morning.

  Celebrating International Observe the Moon Night

Saturday was a special night that you could celebrate by taking a look out your window.

  Saturday Sports: Clarkson hockey is back on the ice

Signs of college sports are starting to take shape at Clarkson University where both the men’s and women’s hockey teams are back at work in hopes of playing some games before the end of the 2020 year.

  Gouverneur’s Annual Pumpkin Fest brings people in from across the north country

The Gouverneur / St. Lawrence County Fairgrounds was packed Saturday for the 9th Annual Pumpkin Festival.

  Flame of Hope passed along at Special Olympics torch run in Ogdensburg

The St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Special Olympics torch run happened Friday morning.

  Massena firefighter loses home, department is fundraising to help his family

A Massena fireman is without a home after a fire destroyed his Friday afternoon.

  Woman killed after accident involving bus

A woman was killed in an accident involving a bus in Watertown.

School district, ex-teacher sued over ‘slave auction’

The mother of a Watertown school district student is suing the district and his fourth grade teacher in federal court, claiming a mock ‘slave auction’ last year violated his civil rights.

  Breaking ground on building better

Shovels are in the ground and work is underway on Brown Shore Road in Sackets Harbor. In 2019, the road flooded as record water levels were recorded on Lake Ontario.

Ogdensburg lawmakers to vote on city manager appointment, charter referendum

Ogdensburg lawmakers are set to vote next week on 2 key items: making Stephen Jellie the permanent city manager at $120,000 a year, and holding a referendum on changing the city charter.

  Volunteers needed to help feed seniors in St. Lawrence County

There’s a huge increase in seniors needing meals in St. Lawrence County, but there’s a shortage of volunteers to take the meals to them.

Stefanik ‘supports a peaceful transition of power’

The statement came in response to a 7 News question, after President Trump twice this week declined to commit to a peaceful transition of power to Joe Biden if he loses November’s election.

4 charged with making meth in Ogdensburg

Ogdensburg city police say the department’s K-9 unit found a meth lab in a vehicle's trunk while police were investigating suspicious activity on Caroline Street.

  World War II veteran celebrates 103rd birthday

An Adams man is celebrating a big a birthday. Clarence Sheley is turning 103.

  Going gaga for gourds in Gouverneur

Pumpkins were on display in Gouverner Friday as fair workers continue to prepare for the 9th Annual Pumpkin Festival.

  Benadryl Challenge: FDA warns public about overconsuming allergy medicine

The Food and Drug Administration is warning the public about serious side effects when overconsuming diphenhydramine because of the popularity of the “Benadryl Challenge” social media trend.

  Blast from the Past: 1999 rain helps fill dry wells

We’ve been seeing a lot about dry wells. Back in 1999, the north country was seeing the same problem.

  Massena Meals on Wheels asks folks to ‘stock the pot’

They’re dropping cash in the pot for Meals on Wheels in Massena.

Fort Drum adopts new automated security system at gates

The Army calls it the Automated Installation Entry (AIE) system and Fort Drum officials say it should be online by October 2.

City firefighters get payouts in contract agreement

City manager Ken Mix confirmed Friday that the total settlement of nearly $1.4 million - $1,396,559 to be exact - was paid out this week to 84 firefighters and retirees.

State’s infection rate again dips below 1%

Of the nearly 95,000 COVID-19 tests reported in the state Thursday, .95 percent were positive.

Inspections found nursing home lapses during pandemic

The Department of Health says the state has fined 23 nursing homes a total of $328,000 for violations since March 1.

No water for some following West Carthage main break

Mayor Scott Burto said it affects residents on Stone Street and part of High Street.

  ‘Experience’ raises awareness about suicide prevention

There’s an event this weekend to raise awareness about suicide prevention.

  A pandemic doesn’t stop the need for blood, Red Cross says

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Red Cross says blood is still in urgent need.

Copenhagen has a plan to fix water woes

The Copenhagen village board authorized a state Department of Health recommendation which would add water to the village’s supply.

  Section 10 sets soccer & cross country fall sports schedule

Section 10 athletic directors met Thursday and decided on the fate of the fall sports season for the Northern Athletic Conference.