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  Clarkson ladies down St. Lawrence on the ice

Rochester-based military chopper crashes, killing three in Mendon, NY

  Inauguration becomes teachable moment for local students

Tri-county region sees 4 more COVID deaths, 177 new infections

  Counties voice frustration over COVID-19 vaccine allocations

  Shelter in place advisory lifted in Carthage

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National reps share thoughts on Biden inauguration

Search on Black Lake halted due to temperatures

  Internet survey looks to find out who’s connected and who’s not

  Fort Drum soldiers’ spouses receive special gift from the Pences

Funeral service held for longtime WWNY friend and colleague Jeff Shannon

2 accused of breaking into home, starting dispute & removing child

Beware of purebred puppy scams, troopers say

Troopers say people have been tricked into paying money for puppies that don’t exist.

  Morning Checkup: stuttering

There’s no single cause for stuttering.

  United Way offers training sessions

The United Way of Northern New York’s North Country Center for Nonprofit Excellence has a couple of training sessions coming up.

  Council roundup: rescue truck, EMS dispatching, new part-time judge

City council members decided to sell the truck in a 4-1 vote Tuesday night.

Catch inauguration coverage on WWNY, 9 am to 4 pm

State police: Former north country resident located in good health

  Firefighter sent to hospital as crews continue to deal with chemical fire in Carthage

  COVID vaccine availability: a tale of two counties

COVID claims another 9 lives, infects 177 more people in tri-county region

  Teen’s body found in Black Lake, search continues for her father

Lake effect snow warning underway

There’s a lake effect snow warning for Jefferson, Lewis, and Oswego counties.

  Timmy Currier resigns as Massena’s mayor

About a month and a half after he was arrested on a drug charge, Massena’s mayor has announced his resignation.

  COVID variant ‘spreads more easily,’ says local infectious disease doctor

The UK variant of the coronavirus is 50-percent more infectious. Within 6 weeks, experts believe it will be the more dominant strain of COVID-19 across the U.S., including here in the north country.

  Clayton girl makes ribbons, raises thousands of dollars to fight cancer

When the pandemic stopped Olivia Walton from helping at her grandparent’s shop, she found another way to pitch in.

  Cuomo: Washington owes us

Governor Andrew Cuomo called on the incoming Biden administration Tuesday to provide $15 billion to New York State government, saying “we’re asking for fairness.”

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office issues travel advisory

Heavy lake effect snow is expected in some areas, so the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has issued a travel advisory.

Canton nursing home records 14th death; no new deaths in Ogdensburg

There’s been another COVID-19 death at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Canton.

  Watertown DBA to hold Zoom town hall on Business Improvement District

Watertown Downtown Business Association is working on forming a Business Improvement District on Public Square.

New Yorkers say race relations in state aren’t so good

Less than a third of New Yorkers believe race relations in the state are positive.

  SLU students honor MLK with virtual event

A group of St. Lawrence University students held a remote event to reflect on the life and the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.

  COVID-19 vaccine clinic opens in Potsdam

The clinic at SUNY Potsdam is one of 13 state-run vaccination sites.

  Clarkson ladies fall to Colgate on the ice

It was a battle of two ranked teams in women’s college hockey Monday night.

Helmets belonging to missing father, daughter recovered in Black Lake

St. Lawrence County Undersheriff Sean O’Brien said helmets belonging to 37 year old David Redmond Jr. and his 13 year old daughter, Larissa Redmond, were recovered Monday in Black Lake.

Troopers seek help finding former north country man

State police are looking for a former north country resident who was last seen walking away from his disabled vehicle in the town of Rutland.

  COVID update: 1 new death, 79 new cases in Jefferson, Lewis counties

One new COVID-19 death and another 79 positive cases were reported Monday in Jefferson and Lewis counties.

COVID cases climb at Carthage nursing home

The Carthage Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing on West Street reports 28 residents and 19 staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus.

First dose COVID vaccinations canceled at Lowville Fire Hall

All first dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments through Lewis County General Hospital at the Lowville Village Fire Hall from January 24 through February 10 are canceled.

Lawmaker questions whether colleague should vote on selling Watertown’s heavy rescue truck

Council Member Lisa Ruggiero questions if Jesse Roshia should get to vote because he’s stepping down January 31 as a council member and moving to Syracuse.

  Watertown lawmakers to vote on firefighters’ response to medical calls

Members of Watertown City Council are expected to vote Tuesday on setting a deadline that would end emergency medical response for the Watertown Fire Department next year unless Jefferson County provides what’s called EMD service - a system to determine the severity of emergency medical calls.

No second wave yet, but governor says it could be coming

Sixteen cases of the variant have been identified in the state so far.

  Neighbors raise concerns about major solar project

It’s a major solar project that’s looking at over 2,000 acres of land, sprawling throughout the towns of Watertown and Hounsfield. But it’s a project neighbors say goes against what that land is meant for.

  Stefanik target of new ad from anti-Trump group

North country congresswoman Elise Stefanik is the target of a new online ad from the anti-President Trump group “The Lincoln Project.” The ad ties Stefanik to the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

  Your Turn: feedback on vaccine shipment, impeachment & Cuomo’s internet plan

efferson County was expecting 600 COVID vaccine doses from the state last week. It wound up getting nothing. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

Sheridan to seek ethics probe of elections official

St. Lawrence County Legislature chairman William Sheridan will seek an ethics probe of Democratic elections commissioner Jennie Bacon.

  SPCA: energetic Ginger

The 2-year-old mixed breed is this week’s featured pet from the Jefferson County SPCA.

  On a personal note ...

7 News This Morning anchor Makenzie Piatt was surprised over the weekend during a visit to Vermont with her boyfriend Jeremy Lawlor.

  More from Vice President Pence’s visit and soldiers’ reaction

In his waning days in office, Vice President Mike Pence stopped at Fort Drum to celebrate the soldiers who defend our country.

  Vice President Pence visits Fort Drum

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Fort Drum Sunday to thank soldiers for their service.

108 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths in tri-county region

Here are the COVID-19 stats for Sunday, January 16, 2021.

  Sunday Sports: Clarkson denies SLU hockey a weekend sweep

Game 2 of the Route 11 rivalry took place Sunday afternoon at Appleton Arena in Canton, where the Skating Saints of St. Lawrence hosted the Clarkson Golden Knights.

  Adams neighborhood evacuated after power line came down onto gas line

Some residents of South Park Street in Adams had to leave their homes early Sunday morning.

  Fresh blanket of snow gets some creative in the north country

Some parts of the north country saw snow, and lots of it this weekend.

Nicholville home a total loss after fire, Red Cross assists 3

A Nicholville home is a total loss following a fire Sunday morning.

  Rallying for Watertown Correctional Facility, still hoping for change

Signs could been seen up and down Watertown’s Public Sqaure all with the same message: Save the Watertown Correctional Facility.

Parishville fire leaves crews on scene for several hours

A home is destroyed after a fire in Parishville Saturday afternoon lasted several hours.

124 new COVID-19 cases, one more death Saturday

Here are the COVID-19 stats for January 16, 2021.

Rollover crash in Ellisburg takes Henderson man’s life

One Jefferson County man is dead as the result of a rollover accident Saturday morning.

  Man saved following Friday night snowmobile accident in Croghan

The Croghan Fire Department and Lewis County Search and Rescue had a successful save Friday night after a snowmobiling accident.

Saturday Sports: Route 11 hockey rivals prepare for back-to-back matchup Sunday

Saturday was an off day for the Skating Saints of St. Lawrence and the Clarkson Golden Knights Men’s Hockey teams as the two clubs prepare to meet again Sunday afternoon after a thriller Friday night at Cheel Arena in Potsdam.

  Consequences in Congress, some asked to step down following Capitol riots

Twice impeached, President Donald Trump’s time in the White House will end before he faces another Senate trial.

Winter storm warning coming up for Jefferson, Lewis counties

The National Weather Service says the warning - for Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego counties - kicks in at 1 AM Saturday and ends at 7 PM Sunday. St. Lawrence County will also see new snow.

  Excitement is in the air as the Mega Millions jackpot reaches $750M

Excitement is in the air and money is on the counter at convenience stores all across the U.S.

Watertown City Council to vote on putting heavy rescue truck up for auction

The Watertown Fire Department’s heavy rescue truck could be headed for the auction block.

  Potsdam’s state-run vaccination site gets ready to open

The SUNY Potsdam state vaccination site is scheduled to open next week. It’s one of 13 in the state.

  Jefferson County: 600 COVID vaccine doses promised, 0 arrive

Remember when Jefferson County was expecting 600 vaccine doses earlier this week and then it was down to 100? Well, the county now says it got zero. Now officials worry that when large state-run vaccine clinics all come on-line, it’ll be even tougher to get resources.

  Friday Sports: Route 11 rivalry takes the ice in Potsdam

On Friday, the Clarkson Golden Knights hosted St. Lawrence in game one of their 2 game weekend series.

2 men accused of raping 15 year old girl

Two St. Lawrence County men are accused of raping a 15 year old girl. Ogdensburg City Police arrested 47 year old Terry Flath of Ogdensburg and 24 year old John Consolini of Massena.

Report: Stefanik may be Trump defender at impeachment

Bloomberg news names north country congresswoman Elise Stefanik as someone who “may be among those defending Trump at a Senate impeachment trial, according to a person familiar with the matter.”

Pence visit will make travel tough around Fort Drum

An advisory from the post Friday afternoon cautions “Avoid traveling around the area of the Wheeler Sack Army Airfield on Sunday if at all possible.”

Tri-county region reports 280 new COVID cases, no deaths on Friday

For the first time in a while, there were no new COVID-19 deaths to report in the tri-county region on Friday. Meanwhile, the number of new cases rose by 280.

COVID infects 17 residents of Carthage nursing home

A Carthage nursing home has 17 residents with COVID-19. That’s according to a spokesperson for the Carthage Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing on West Street.

More doctors & nurses need to be vaccinated, governor says

Nearly 40 percent of New York’s frontline health care workers haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 more than three weeks after the first doses arrived in the state.

Another death reported at Canton nursing home

The total number of residents there who have died from the coronavirus is now 13.

  Bolton’s Pharmacy begins COVID vaccinations, at least 800 on waitlist

Watertown’s Bolton’s Pharmacy got 100 doses of the Moderna vaccine and helped its first patient Thursday.

  Governor Cuomo has too much power, say some state senators

At the beginning of the pandemic, Governor Cuomo issued an executive order, declaring a state disaster emergency, giving him broader spending and decision-making powers with no expiration date. State Senate Republicans say some of that power needs to come back to lawmakers.

  Millions of dollars headed to area colleges, universities

The money can be used to offer students financial aid grants as well as replenish revenues the colleges and universities may have used to get by during the pandemic.

  Swartz likely to be new part-time Watertown city judge

A Watertown town court justice may soon become the city of Watertown’s part-time judge.

Stefanik advisor says SLC Dem elections commissioner should resign

A senior advisor to north country congresswoman Elise Stefanik called Friday for St. Lawrence County Elections Commissioner Jennie Bacon to resign.