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  Update: man charged in Boyd Street stand-off

A tense situation in Watertown came to a peaceful end Friday morning.

Vietnam Moving Wall arrives in Sackets Harbor

Potsdam police seek help solving gravestone mystery

  Plenty of fun & Italian food at Bravo Italiano this weekend

Raising funds, collecting for the needy in Lowville

Blast From The Past: 1990 Burrville Cider Mill opening

Woman accused of stealing from Rensselaer Falls store

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  Copenhagen kicks off 150th anniversary celebration

  Sandy Creek hopes to return to gridiron postseason

  Lady Spartans return veteran team primed for another strong season

Crash temporarily closes Route 11 near Antwerp

  Hepatitis A cases climb in Jefferson County

Police: Watertown man was on drugs when vehicle crashed feet away from home

  Changes, with more to come, at Massena hospital

Massena Memorial Hospital is seeing its first changes under new management. There are more ahead and voters will get a final say on it all.

Talks continue next week between Alcoa, union

The next step in the United Steelworkers negotiations with Alcoa comes Wednesday of next week.

  Massena students reflect on singing with Foreigner

Members of the Massena High School choir, "Achoired Pitches," got their time to shine on stage with the rock band Foreigner Wednesday night.

Phishing attack targets Samaritan Medical Center computers

A phishing attack targeted computers at Samaritan Medical Center.

SUNY Canton welcomes students for fall semester

  Local health officials praise new mammogram law

IJC reduces Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River outflows

CBP officers arrest man wanted on sex charges in Minnesota

  Motorcycle crash kills 1, injures another

Massena officials plan to let voters weigh in on hospital transfer

Hackers may be on phishing expedition, Samaritan officials warn

Samaritan Medical Center officials are warning people about a possible email scam.

  Massena students back up Foreigner at packed concert

Legendary rock band Foreigner was in Watertown for a packed show at the Watertown Arena Wednesday night and they had local help on one of their biggest hits.

  Expectations high for Lyme boys’ soccer team

This could be a banner year for the Lyme boys' soccer team.

Traffic advisory: Watertown’s Thompson Boulevard

The 500 block of Thompson Boulevard in Watertown will be closed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Woman’s quick thinking saves home struck by lightning

TOWN OF PAMELIA, N.Y. (WWNY) - In the Town of Pamelia, a house got hit by lightning and was saved by a neighbor because she knew how to use a fire extinguisher.

  Update: Watertown police know who owns the guns...

Watertown police said Wednesday they have identified all the owners of 13 long guns recovered from a stolen SUV earlier this week.

  At Fort Drum, firing away, getting ready

Soldiers on Fort Drum were busy training in a ‘live fire exercise’ this week.

  Former north man seeks $50 bill from his grandparents

MASSENA, N.Y. (WWNY) - It’s just a photo of an ordinary-looking $50 bill. But a former Massena man’s Facebook post has gone viral.

  United Way’s new CEO plans changes

The new president and chief executive officer of the United Way of Northern New York plans changes, including a 'North Country Center of Non-Profit Excellence.'

  Man accused in animal abuse case denies wrong-doing

An Adams Center man denied Wednesday that he has abused animals, and says he plans to sue neighbors for accusing him of being an abuser.

  Honoring local veterans with a picnic

WADDINGTON, N.Y. (WWNY) - Veterans from St. Lawrence County nursing homes were out along the river all day.

  Thompson Park Zoo wants to showcase YOU

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - The latest exhibit at the New York State Zoo could be you. The New York State Zoo at Thompson Park is trying something new later this month.

Woman charged in home invasion draws year in jail

Haley Recor of Watertown pleaded guilty Wednesday in Jefferson County court to attempted burglary, 2nd degree and conspiracy, 4th degree.

Watertown man made a ‘terroristic threat’; now he’s headed to prison

A Watertown man who made what state police said were “several threats to harm American citizens” is now going to prison. It wasn’t always so.

State Republicans decry new license plates as a ‘scheme’ to impose a “stealth tax’

North country Assemblyman Mark Walczyk says the state's plan to require New Yorkers to buy new license plates is "one more scheme to inequitably tax Upstate."

He drove nearly 100 miles per hour with woman & baby; now what?

A Clayton man will get probation, after sheriff’s deputies say he forced a woman into a car and drove at speeds close to 100 miles per hour, with the woman and a baby inside.

River Hospital names new CEO

River Hospital in Alexandria Bay has named its next CEO.

Man accused of hitting woman in the head with a burning candle

A Lowville man faces a felony charge after he allegedly knocked a woman unconscious with a burning Yankee candle.

Thunderstorms sweep through north country

Severe thunderstorms swept through parts of the north country Wednesday morning.

  People protest alleged animal abuser during court appearance

More than a dozen protesters were at Lorraine town court Tuesday night speaking out against a man accused of animal cruelty.

  After a tough couple years, Comets boys’ soccer on the rise

The Carthage boys' soccer program has had some growing pains over the last couple of years.

  Tuesday: council members defend pool vote

Two members of the Watertown city council are defending their vote Monday night to take nearly $3 million from the city’s fund balance - its savings - and spend it on a new pool at Thompson Park.

  Ribbon cut at SMC’s Center For Women & Children

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - The public got to see a glimpse of the future at Samaritan Medical Center’s Center for Women and Children Tuesday.

Lewis County man had a machine gun: the judge said...

A Lyons Falls man who dealt drugs and kept a machine gun will spend more than eight years in federal prison, after being sentenced Tuesday.

  Lowville’s ‘5 Streets’ project coming along

Lowville is about 30 percent through a major makeover of village streets. The mayor of the village, Joseph Beagle, tells 7 News the '5 Streets' project is on schedule.

  Watertown’s Urban Mission is giving out school supplies

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Volunteers at Watertown’s Urban Mission are helping kids in Jefferson County get ready to go back to school.

  Watertown’s Flower Memorial Library is selling books

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - You can find a cheap new read, and help a local library.

  Firefighters battle Lawrenceville fire

Fire Tuesday afternoon gutted a house in Lawrenceville in northern St. Lawrence County.

  Watertown mayor: not proud of city? Move

Mayor Joe Butler Jr. forcefully stuck up for Watertown at Monday night’s city council meeting, saying "If you’re not proud of the city or are ashamed to live in the city, move."

  Massena choral group ready for Foreigner concert

When the classic rock group “Foreigner” takes the stage in Watertown Wednesday night, they’ll have a little help from a talented group of Massena high school students.

Troopers investigate possible meth lab remnants

State police are investigating what may be the remains of a meth lab on the northern outskirts of Watertown.

  After heated debate, Watertown lawmakers vote to pay for pool with savings

Watertown's Thompson Park pool project is a go and city savings will pay for it.

  Season of change for Cyclones soccer

It's a season of change for the Watertown boys' soccer team.

Massena Memorial Hospital looks to close Critical Care Unit

Officials say it will save the hospital $1 million a year

  Town of Alexandria hopes to stage comeback for Bonnie Castle Rec Center

The Bonnie Castle Recreation Center -- once a hot spot for concerts and sporting events in the town of Alexandria -- could get a second lease on life.

  Schools begin cracking down on students using cell phones

You won't see students with cell phones during the school day at Massena High School.

  Despite lawsuits over clergy sexual abuse, Catholics say their faith is strong

Recent sexual abuse lawsuits against the Ogdensburg Catholic Diocese, while shocking to many, involve only a small percentage of priests who have served.

  LaFargeville man allegedly had a stolen vehicle & stolen weapons, police say

If you're missing a firearm, Watertown city police say they have 12 that are unaccounted for.

  Your Turn: Viewers’ feedback on home invasion, a drug bust, and clergy sex abuse lawsuits

Arrests have been made in connection with an Ogdensburg home invasion that injured two people.

  Local band to open for DPAO Foreigner concert

A local band will open up for Foreigner in Watertown Wednesday as part of the Disabled Persons Action Organization's annual concert series.

State officials ask for public’s opinion on new license plate design

New York officials are asking the public to help choose a new license plate design.

Watertown’s Thompson Blvd. to close for construction

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Construction will begin on Tuesday, August 20th on Thompson Blvd. in Watertown between Park Circle and S. Indiana Ave.

  Bill Johnston’s Days end with pirate parade

Another year of Bill Johnston's Pirate Days wrapped up in Alexandria Bay Sunday with a swash-buckling parade.

  An improbable win at the 2019 Berkley Bassmaster Elite

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Sunday was the final day of fishing in the 2019 Berkley Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River taking place in Waddington, and it would be a classic finish.

  Police: Man brags about vehicle theft in public, winds up arrested

Suspect in custody after brief foot chase

  Looking for next level yoga? Just add goats

Old McDonald's Farm may have found a new winning combo

Severe thunderstorms expected for Southern Jefferson, Lewis Counties

Severe storms expected Sunday

Man killed in dump truck rollover

State Police investigating fatal crash

  Saturday: in Sackets Harbor, the wall (of sandbags) comes down

Volunteers from the 10th Mountain Division were in Sackets Harbor Saturday morning, dismantling a wall of sandbags, placed to protect the village when Ontario’s waters hit flood stage earlier this summer.

  Saturday Sports: Red & Black, Revolution win on home turf

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - After a month on the road, the Watertown Red and Black played their first home game of the 2019 Empire Football League season Friday as they hosted the Plattsburgh Northstars.

  Big weekend in Waddington as Bassmaster Elite tournament continues

The Bassmaster Elite fishing tournament in Waddington is drawing big crowds, boosting the area's economy.

Saturday: Alexandria town clerk issues statement, plans on returning to work

One day after 7 News reported the Town of Alexandria is operating without a town clerk, the clerk says she’s planning on returning to work August 26.

  ‘Faery & Earth Festival’ held at Thompson Park

Some whimsical characters were walking around Watertown’s Thompson Park Saturday, for the annual Faery and Earth Festival.

  Website sends letters with Watertown woman’s name, but not her permission

If you live in Watertown, you might have received a letter from a neighbor asking you to join something called Nextdoor.

  Friday Sports: Offensive changes coming for the Watertown Red and Black

Change is in the air concerning the offense of the Watertown Red & Black as a player moves from running back to quarterback.

  Town of Alexandria operating without a clerk

The Town of Alexandria is without a clerk and after nearly two months, town officials say there’s no rhyme or reason.

  Three people arrested in connection with Ogdensburg break in

They are accused of breaking into a residence at 829 Mechanic Street in Ogdensburg early Tuesday morning and injuring two people.

  200 years of service at the Adams Fire Department

The Adams Fire Department has been a staple of the village for 200 years.