Sunday: Cuomo calls for emergency ban on flavored e-cigs

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns connected to vaping, especially among young people.

  Sunday: Massena church celebrates 150th anniversary

  Annual Melanoma walk in Watertown raises money, awareness

  Saturday Sports: Red & Black looking for playoff spot

  Harvest Tour gives people a taste of farm life

Man admits being a major drug trafficker in St. Lawrence County

  History & genealogy fair helps people get in touch with the past

Continued Coverage

  Memorial to Monument Run unites military & civilian communities

Canton Fire Department celebrates milestone with parade

  Watertown’s zoo tracks and releases butterflies

Sackets Harbor hosts record-breaking Walk To End Alzheimer’s

Friday Sports: High school gridiron action across the north country

  Watertown’s Sewall’s Island ready for redevelopment

Man accused of firing rifle at neighbor’s home during fight

A 42 year old town of Ellisburg man is accused of firing a rifle at a neighbor’s home during an alcohol-fueled fight with his girlfriend.

Wiley students moved to WHS after water main break

More than 650 students at Wiley Intermediate School spent Friday afternoon at Watertown High School due to a water main break.

  Ogdensburg eyesores come tumbling down

They're taking down derelict homes in Ogdensburg at a pace never seen before.

GOP lawmaker criticized over AR-15 gun tweet about Beto O’Rourke

Beto O'Rourke has made gun control his signature issue in the aftermath of a mass shooting last month in his hometown of El Paso.

  Vape shop customers speak out about potential ban

Petition created to save Watertown store

  The health benefits of apples

Singer Eddie Money dies of esophageal cancer at 70

  Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers for last Braman’s Block home

  United Way drive helps 19 Jefferson County food pantries

  Blast From The Past: Kirk Douglas visits SLU

This week on Blast From The Past, we go back to 1999 to when film legend Kirk Douglas was in Canton visiting his alma mater, St. Lawrence University.

  TV Dinner: cream cheese

Next weekend is the Cream Cheese Festival in Lowville and Chef Chris Manning is acknowledging it this Friday and next.

  Lowville’s cream cheese festival is next week

The 15th annual Cream Cheese Festival in Lowville is just around the corner.

Indiana man accused of using bogus bills in Lowville

An Indianapolis, Indiana man already in St. Lawrence County jail now faces charges in Lewis County involving several counterfeit bills.

Woman charged with menacing in domestic incident

St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies and state police responded to a domestic call in the town of Colton Thursday in which a woman allegedly threatened someone with a weapon.

  Watertown swimmers hope to maintain seasons-long undefeated streak

The Watertown Lady Cyclones have won nine straight Frontier League regular season swimming titles, going undefeated in those seasons and garnering eight league meet titles during that time.

  Highlights & scores: high school soccer & volleyball

The Lady Cyclones of Watertown shut out crosstown rivals Immaculate Heart in a girls' Frontier League soccer match-up Thursday.

  Proposed law would ban left-lane interstate driving

Driving in the left, or passing lane, of an interstate highway could become a ticketable offense in New York state.

JCC President Stone finalist for job out of state

Stone says she was approached to apply for the job and "this decision was not made lightly."

  Why your child might still be exposed to unvaccinated people at school

This year New York state has cracked down when it comes to school vaccines for students. But what about teachers and other school staff? It may be what administrators are calling a glitch.

Dexter man accused of raping 15 year old girl

A 37 year old Dexter man is accused of raping a 15 year old girl.

  $170M in flood resiliency projects recommended for in Jefferson, St. Lawrence counties

Around $170 million in flood resiliency projects are recommended for St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties. But there are still hurdles to clear.

2 accused of making meth in Lewis County

Two people are being held without bail in the Lewis County Jail for allegedly making meth.

  POW/MIA Recognition Day coming up

National POW/MIA Recognition Day is coming up September 20 and the Lewis County Memorial VFW Post 6912 will be holding an event.

Man accused of patronizing prostitutes in town of Pamelia motel

A Watertown area man is accused of paying two women to engage in sexual contact at a motel in the town of Pamelia.

Lawsuit filed in Watertown fire that killed five

A lawsuit was filed this week against the owner of a Watertown home in which five people were killed by fire in February.

Man allegedly breaks into Adams home, drinks booze

A Syracuse man is accused of breaking into a town of Adams home, having sex inside, and drinking the homeowner's alcohol.

  Bill seeks minimum staffing at northern border

Concerns about local Customs and Border Protection officers being pulled away from the northern border and put on duty elsewhere are being answered in Washington.

  The dangers of distracted driving

Law enforcement officials are speaking out about distracted driving after a Watertown woman allegedly set off crashes Tuesday night because she used a cellphone as she drove.

  New mental health clinic offers more services in St. Lawrence County

United Helpers has a new mental health clinic in Canton and it's bringing more psychology, at-home care and housing assistance to St. Lawrence County.

Man accused of drug possession apprehended by police dog

A Westchester County man who allegedly resisted arrest in Canton was chased down by a state police K-9.

  Join the Legion; it’s easy

It's fairly easy to become a member of the American Legion.

  Sackets Porch Music Fest next week

It's the second year for the Sackets Porch Music Fest and organizers say it will be bigger than last year.

Stefanik cosponsors bill requiring minimum CBP staffing at northern border

North country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and a congressman from the Buffalo area have teamed up to introduce a bill that would require minimum staffing levels for Customs and Border Protection officers along the northern border.

Massena man dies after Franklin County crash

A Massena man died after his vehicle crashed near Paul Smith’s College in Franklin County Tuesday.

  United Way to hold 13th annual Jefferson County food drive

The United Way of Northern New York is having its annual food Jefferson County drive this Friday.

‘BYOB’ to Popeyes so you can make your own chicken sandwich

Popeyes knows you’re still sad about the spicy chicken sandwich being off the menu but the fast food chain has a quick fix to ease those cravings.

Driver with 15 license suspensions charged with DWAI

A Lyons Falls man who had his license revoked after 15 suspensions is accused of driving while his ability was impaired by drugs.

  Sunshine by afternoon

A few morning showers could pass through Thursday, but the afternoon should be mostly sunny.

Veterinarian due in court in November on 2nd set of forcible touching charges

A trial date could be set in November for a veterinarian charged with two counts of forcible touching.

Traffic advisory: Watertown’s LeRay Street

Traffic will be down to one lane on part of LeRay Street in Watertown on Thursday.

  Carthage off to a good start on the gridiron

The Carthage High School football team is in action at home Friday night after coming off a big win to start the season.

  Highlights & scores: high school soccer, college soccer & volleyball

Lowville shut out Immaculate Heart in a boys’ Frontier League soccer contest at IHC Wednesday.

Lewis County man found guilty of sexual abuse

A Lewis County jury has found an accused sex abuser guilty.

Fort Drum woman, passengers injured in multi-vehicle crash on I-81

A 21 year old Fort Drum woman was seriously hurt in a crash connected to a collision allegedly caused by a driver who was using a cell phone.

Fort Drum says drinking water is safe in wake of report

Fort Drum says its drinking water is safe after a report from an advocacy group listed the local post as having high levels of toxic chemicals in its water supply.

  North country observes 9/11 anniversary

The north country joined the rest of the nation Wednesday in observing the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

  Clarkson University remembers alumni who died in 9/11 attacks

Clarkson University remembered the four alumni who died 18 years ago in New York City when the World Trade Center towers were attacked.

  An a-”mazing’ way to say thank you to local soldiers

There are many ways to show appreciation to our local military members. Old McDonald's Farm in Sackets Harbor is lending an "ear" for a great thank you.

  Canton’s fire department celebrates 150th anniversary

The trucks, the gear and the firefighters have changed. But the mission of the Canton Fire Department is the same: serving the public.

  Survey: local people make smart health decisions

A new survey says people in the north country are making smart health choices.

  JCC students learn about engineering at bridge construction site

When many of us see the Arsenal Street construction site, we see a bridge project. However, a Jefferson Community College professor sees a classroom.

  Morning Checkup: brain injury support group

Samaritan Medical Center has a support group for people who suffer the effects of a brain injury.

  Archery fun shoot later this month

The Bearpac Archery Club is hosting a 3D Hunting Situation Fun Shoot.

  Split Legislature stalls plan for new Lewis County building

The Lewis County Board of Legislators is split on whether or not to build a new county building.

  Alleged animal abuser met by protesters in Lorraine town court appearance

Jeffery Zehr of Adams Center was in front of a judge in the town of Lorraine Tuesday evening, still denying he abused his animals.

  Highlights & scores: Watertown out-swims South Jeff

Watertown pulled ahead of South Jefferson in a girls' high school swimming contest Tuesday.

  ’Very young’ Indian River girls’ soccer team shows promise

The Indian River girls' soccer team is a mixture of youth and veteran leadership.

Firefighters battle blaze in town of Henderson

Firefighters from at least three departments battled a blaze at a property in the town of Henderson.

  App gives Potsdam students way to ‘Say Something’ about threats

Potsdam students have a powerful new app. It gives them another way to “Say Something” about threats of violence.

  Three acres of farmland burned near West Carthage

The landowner, Stan Buzzell, tells 7 News he believed that he went through the right channels to have an "open burn."

  Vaping industry fighting back against proposed ban

The vaping industry is concerned and ready to fight back as Governor Cuomo wants to ban flavored e-cigarettes as part of the state's response to hundreds of vaping-related illnesses.

  Man awarded $7.4M for botched surgery at Canton-Potsdam Hospital

An Albany-area law firm says it has won a $7.4 million verdict for a St. Lawrence County man who sued after a botched gall bladder surgery at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

Sex abuse trial underway in Lewis County

Michael Daskiewich, who was 57 at the time of his arrest last October, is accused of providing alcohol to two minors and then engaging in sexual contact with a child under age 17.

  Watertown deputy fire chief ends nearly three decade career

Deputy Fire Chief Russell Randall started his career in 1990. For Randall, it was the only job he ever wanted.

Pennsylvania man accused of drug sales following Watertown raid

A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania man landed in jail after police raided a Mill Street apartment in Watertown Tuesday morning.

Loss of parking concerns some during Clayton roadwork project

One worry with Clayton's $9.3 million roadwork project is the loss of parking.

Stefanik announces nearly $300k grant for Clarkson University

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik announced Tuesday Clarkson University has received a $288,441 National Science Foundation grant, which will go into effect September 15.