Gillibrand calls for Senate hearings following release of Afghanistan papers

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. - NY) is calling for a Senate hearing to investigate U.S. strategy and obstacles to success in Afghanistan.

  Causes determined in fire and chief’s death

  Man sentenced to 2 1/2 years in Ogdensburg shooting

  Your Turn: feedback on minimum wage, Green Light Law & Columbus Day change

NY state sees first drop in opioid deaths since 2009

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  Watching Your Wallet: Make smart money moves before 2020

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  SPCA: Buckley, angel tree & photos with Santa

  Lyme Foundation’s Holiday House Tour this weekend

  Rainy & windy to start the week

Impeachment hearings: here’s what to watch & when

  Residents safe, pets rescued in Watertown fire

  Copenhagen Christmas tree farm still recovering from 2018 flooding

Sunday Sports: JCC Mens Basketball seeks 7th straight win

It was just hardwood action in the north country Sunday as the J.C.C. Mens Basketball team was in search of their 7th straight win as they hosted Clinton Community College.

  A day of giving at Watertown’s State Street Market

It’s the season of giving, and Watertown businesses teamed up Sunday to make it happen.

Coroner releases fire chief’s cause of death

West Stockholm fire chief Robert White’s death is ruled a natural cause by the St. Lawrence County coroner.

  Saturday Sports: Clarkson Hockey comes out on top of Route 11 rivalry

The Route 11 rivalry heated up Saturday night at Cheel Arena in Potsdam as the Clarkson Golden Knights hosted the skating Saints of St. Lawrence.

  U.S.O. holiday party connects military families

  Saturday: First responders in Lewis County host “Shop with a Cop”

  Free Christmas trees for Fort Drum soldiers

  Watertown church holds annual Christmas giveaway

St. Mary’s School in Canton to close its doors

  Community mourns death of West Stockholm’s fire chief

Lewis County man gets 40 years in prison for sex abuse

A 59 year old Lewis County man who sexually abused a child is going to prison.

  Friday Sports: Letter signings and hardwood action

Three sport athlete Chad Bach signed a letter of intent to play Division 1 lacrosse at Hobart on Friday.

Tractor trailer jackknifes on Route 11

Weather conditions are getting the blame for an accident that shut down part of Route 11 in the town of Antwerp Friday.

  Fort Drum soldiers spring into action at scene of car fire

Two Fort Drum Soldiers sprang into action Wednesday night when they spotted a car that was about to go up in flames.

  Locals react to impending minimum wage hike

For the fourth year in a row, the state's minimum wage is set to increase. That will happen at the end of this month. Governor Cuomo is touting the raises, saying New York state is seeing the benefits. But, some people here in the north country say they aren't.

Navy sailor who killed 2 at Pearl Harbor shipyard was unhappy with commanders

The gunman was identified as 22-year-old Gabriel Romero.

  Green Light Law could case problems for local DMV workers

Starting this month, illegal immigrants in New York could be able to get a state drivers license. It's known as the Green Light Law and it could cause problems for Jefferson County employees.

  Get merry with pop-up downtown Watertown Christmas market

A Christmas market is popping up in Watertown’s Public Square this weekend.

  Church ready to give away gifts to needy

A Watertown church is getting ready to give away gifts to hundreds of people in need.

  Public invited to participate in ‘A Cheerful Season’

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

7 News’ Jeff Nelson receives honor

It's a chance to recognize northern New York's emerging leaders and one of 7 News' own is a recipient this year.

It’s Old Newsboys Day

Volunteers were busy Friday hawking newspapers to raise money for the Salvation Army.

  Blast from the Past: 1996 museum toys

In this week's Blast from the Past, we go back to 1996 for a look inside a Potsdam museum, at vintage toys just before the holidays.

  ‘Tis the season for a day of giving this weekend

Santa will be handing out 300 gifts to children this weekend.

  TV Dinner: Cajun barbecued shrimp

It's a page from famed New Orleans Chef Paul Prudhomme's "Louisiana Kitchen" cookbook.

  Busy December at Clayton Opera House

It’s a busy holiday season at the Clayton Opera House.

  Fire chief dies after collapsing during house fire

A fire chief died Thursday night after he collapsed at the scene of a house fire in the town of Potsdam.

  Parade, tree & Christmas spirit light up downtown Watertown

Public Square in Watertown was the center of celebration Thursday night as people gathered to count down to the start of Watertown's Christmas season.

  Highlights & scores: Lowville boys & General Brown girls hoops wins

State Class B runners-up Lowville took on the South Jefferson Spartans in Adams Thursday night.

  YMCA working on deal to buy old call center building

The former Concentrix call center building in downtown Watertown could become home to the YMCA’s new community and aquatic center.

Man pleads guilty in animal cruelty case

A jury was seated and opening statements were set to begin, but an Adams Center man decided to plead guilty instead.

Fort Drum soldiers deploying to Afghanistan in 2020

Soldiers with the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division will deploy to Afghanistan in 2020.

  St. Lawrence County sees jump in sales tax revenue

There's a little gift under the tree for St. Lawrence County municipalities. Sales tax collections again beat expectations.

  Tips for coping with holiday depression

The holiday season is supposed be a happy time but it can also be overwhelming for those dealing with depression or anxiety.

Christmas in Clayton

The village of Clayton is welcoming the holiday season with its annual Christmas in Clayton.

Zoo kicks off ’Angels For Animals’ campaign

Watertown's Thompson Park Zoo is looking for donations to keep its animals healthy this winter.

  ’Santa for Seniors’ brings holiday cheer to the elderly

Santa brings toys for good girls and boys, but what about gifts for the elderly? The Lewis County Office for the Aging thought of that.

  Standing out in a sea of selfies

It's the sort of job cuts you don't hear about. The federal government says the work for professional photographer is going to decline by 6 percent over the next decade.

  Constableville FD gets grant, but needs more $ for special equipment

Constableville fire officials say they are part-way to getting a very important piece of equipment.

  Lights on the River starts next week in Lisbon

Next weekend is the start of Lisbon's annual Lights on the River.

  Old Newsboys Day closes out the week

It's a fundraiser for the Watertown Salvation Army and it's been going on for 73 years.

  A musical ‘Chrismas Carol’ on stage next week

The Arts Program of Northern New York is presenting "A Christmas Carol: The Musical" next week.

Traffic advisory: Watertown’s Christmas parade to shut down parts of Public Square

If you typically drive through Watertown's Public Square in the late afternoon and evening, you might want to find a different route Thursday.

  Highlights & scores: NAC hoops & hockey

It was 45 seconds into the second period of a Northern Athletic Conference boys' hockey matchup against Ogdensburg when Norwood-Norfolk's Reed Gravlin fired his own rebound into the mesh. Score: 1-0 Icemen.

Vehicle bursts into flames near Watertown’s Arsenal Street

No injuries were reported when a vehicle burst into flames in the town of Watertown Tuesday evening.

  Robinson rape and sexual abuse trial underway in St. Lawrence County Court

Lawrence Robinson is on trial on charges of sexual abuse and rape in St. Lawrence County. The prosecution says it's about a violent man doing horrible acts. The defense says it's about the credibility of the accusers.

Victims in Lowville fatal fire identified

State police have released the identities of the two people who died in a fire in Lowville over the weekend.

  Northern Choral Society to perform at Christmas concert

The Northern Choral Society invites the public to attend its 2019 Christmas Concert this weekend.

ACCO to lay off fewer workers than originally thought

Layoffs at ACCO Brands in Ogdensburg now won't happen until after the new year and the number of workers losing their jobs looks to be lower than originally thought.

Rabid skunk found in Watertown

A skunk has tested positive for the deadly rabies virus in the city of Watertown.

  JCC ranked among best colleges for veterans

Jefferson Community College is designated as a "Best for Vets" college by Military Times for the fourth year in a row.

  Save the River wants shipping companies to share high water burden

The environmental group Save the River says it's time for shipping companies to share in the burden of record-high water levels on the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario.

  Watertown Urban Mission seeking winter clothing donations

The Watertown Urban Mission is working to keep people in need warm for the winter, but they're looking for help.

  10th Mountain Division Band presents holiday concert series

Do you hear what I hear? It's the 10th Mountain Division Band back with its holiday concert series.

  25th annual fund and gift drive this week

BCA Architects and Engineers is spearheading its 25th annual fund and gift drive this week.

  Morning Checkup: Breakfast with Santa

It's an annual event that helps out Children's Miracle Network at Samaritan Medical Center.

  It’s time for the Carthage area holiday weekend

The Carthage area will be busy in a few days as the twin villages of Carthage and West Carthage host their annual holiday weekend.

Alleged Madrid burglary leads to arrest of Canton man

A Canton man is accused of stealing things from a garage in Madrid last month.

  Lawmakers want to spread word on OD tracking system

Jefferson County lawmakers want an even better handle on a recent spike in drug overdoses by encouraging local rescue squads to use a free tool that tracks overdoses.

  Fire severely damages Adams Center home

Firefighters say a home is uninhabitable after a fire near Adams Center Tuesday night.

Impeachment hearings could preempt 7 News At Noon; here’s how to watch

The House of Representatives enters a new phase Wednesday in its impeachment drive against President Donald Trump.

  Winter weather advisory starts this afternoon

Lake effect snow will be hitting isolated areas throughout much of the day.

  Highlights & scores: plenty of high school hoops

A boys' basketball contest pitting General Brown against Watertown was just one of the contests on local courts Tuesday night.

  Lyme hopes transfers will help boost team to repeat success

The Lyme boys' basketball team opened up its season Tuesday night with a win against visiting Sackets Harbor.

  Balmat mine could expand due to promising zinc veins

Empire State Mine says it has made promising zinc finds - not at its main mine, but south of there. Those finds could lead to expansion.

  Local ambulance workers cope with spike in drug overdoses

A spike in overdose activity in Jefferson County can take a toll on first responders. But, the CEO of a local ambulance company says sadly it has become routine.

Extreme high and low water levels expected on St. Lawrence River

The International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board is warning people along the river to expect extreme high and low water levels this winter.

Save the River seeks delay in 2020 seaway shipping season

The environmental group Save The River is calling for a delayed start of the 2020 shipping season on the St. Lawrence Seaway.