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Man accused of possessing 41 pounds of marijuana
October 18, 2017, 9:02 pm | Source

WATERTOWN — Justin D. Rourke, 37, of Hogansburg, was charged by state police Wednesday with secon...


Pet shelters try new tactics for hard-to-adopt dog breeds
October 18, 2017, 9:00 pm | Source

ORLANDO, Fla. — For shelter dogs, life is one long cheerleader tryout. If you’re young, cute and ...


Watertown man charged with heroin possession
October 18, 2017, 8:47 pm | Source

WATERTOWN — Edward Schurfeld II, 31, of 643 Academy St., was charged by city police Tuesday with ...


Fort Drum aviators return from European deployment (VIDEO)
October 18, 2017, 8:05 pm | Source

FORT DRUM — After nine months away from home, Sgt. Justin Flynn said he was “ecstatic” about bein...


Trump asks whether James Comey was truthful about Clinton probe
October 18, 2017, 8:00 pm | Source

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that former FBI director James Comey had ...


Tribal representatives to meet to discuss repatriation issue
October 18, 2017, 7:00 pm | Source

PHILADELPHIA — Representatives from as many as 59 American Indian tribes will meet next month in ...


Fort Drum to offer community members a tour of post sites
October 18, 2017, 6:40 pm | Source

FORT DRUM — Members of the community will have a chance to visit multiple sites on Fort Drum duri...


Deal to shore up Obamacare faces big hurdles, including Trump
October 18, 2017, 6:00 pm | Source

Senators may have struck a bipartisan deal to prop up Obamacare’s insurance exchanges, but it fac...


Trump blasts NFL for not adopting a requirement that players stand during anthem
October 18, 2017, 5:00 pm | Source

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted the NFL, accusing the league of “total d...


Puerto Rico facing demographic disaster as it struggles to rebuild
October 18, 2017, 4:00 pm | Source

Long before the winds of Hurricane Maria reached Puerto Rico, another disaster had been wrenching...


Gord Downie, poet laureate of Canadian rock music, dies at 53
October 18, 2017, 3:47 pm | Source

Gord Downie, the frontman and lyricist for the Canadian rock group the Tragically Hip - whose son...


Second judge rules against latest travel ban, saying Trump’s own words show it was aimed at Muslims
October 18, 2017, 3:00 pm | Source

A federal judge in Maryland early Wednesday issued a second halt on the latest version of Preside...


Meteor showers in 2017 will light up night skies — and the Orionids peak this weekend
October 18, 2017, 2:58 pm | Source

All year long as Earth revolves around the sun, it passes through streams of cosmic debris. The r...


‘Totally fabricated’: Trump disputes congresswoman’s depiction of his exchange with soldier’s widow
October 18, 2017, 2:00 pm | Source

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump in a tweet Wednesday denied that he had told the widow of a s...


Sen. Gillibrand calls for renewed CHIP funding, health insurance for 350,000 New York kids at risk
October 18, 2017, 1:44 pm | Source

U.S. Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand held a conference call Tuesday afternoon, calling out Senate Repu...


Beaver River holding community meetings for input on future planning
October 18, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

BEAVER FALLS — Beaver River Central School District officials are holding three Community Cafés t...


Councilman Jennings is out of City Council debate
October 18, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

WATERTOWN — City Councilman Stephen A. Jennings will not be allowed to participate in WNYF’s City...


Correction
October 18, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

n Due to incorrect information listed on the organization’s website, an article about the 4 River...


Town Hall at Canton Central allows local candidates to discuss views
October 18, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

CANTON — Thanks to an invitation from a high school government teacher at Canton Central School, ...


Orleans officials interested in reclaiming land from state
October 18, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

LAFARGEVILLE — Orleans town officials want to reclaim about 40 acres of land the state purchased ...


Norwood-Norfolk Central School officials encourage applications for lunch program
October 18, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

NORFOLK — Like other school districts, Norwood-Norfolk Central School is dealing with unpaid lunc...


Man charged with aggravated DWI
October 18, 2017, 4:30 am | Source

POTSDAM — St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies on Sunday charged Charles S. Olmstead, 32, 2070 ...


Potsdam man indicted on attempted-murder charge
October 18, 2017, 4:30 am | Source

CANTON — A Potsdam man originally charged by police in an April stabbing was indicted Monday by a...


Fort Drum worker injured in fire
October 18, 2017, 4:30 am | Source

FORT DRUM — A worker at Fort Drum was airlifted to a Syracuse hospital for treatment after a fire...


SUNY Potsdam introduces new major in geographic information science
October 18, 2017, 4:30 am | Source

POTSDAM — SUNY Potsdam is implementing a new major and minor in geographic information science st...


Two men arraigned in Lewis County Court on drug charges
October 18, 2017, 4:30 am | Source

LOWVILLE — Two men were arraigned Tuesday in Lewis County Court on unrelated, unsealed indictment...


Massena teen charged with 44 counts in child porn case
October 18, 2017, 4:30 am | Source

CANTON — A Massena teen was indicted by a St. Lawrence County grand jury on 44 counts related to ...


Unions hold Copenhagen Wind Farm protest outside Lewis IDA office (VIDEO)
October 18, 2017, 4:30 am | Source

LOWVILLE — About a dozen union representatives spent a few hours Tuesday morning outside the Lewi...


Jain project soon to begin at Starbuck Avenue facility
October 18, 2017, 4:30 am | Source

WATERTOWN — The much-anticipated Jain Irrigation warehouse project should be completed by April 1...


Cost of Belleville-Henderson Capital Project finalized
October 18, 2017, 4:30 am | Source

BELLEVILLE — In a Monday night meeting, the Belleville-Henderson Central School District’s Board ...


Uber causes controversy in Potsdam
October 18, 2017, 4:30 am | Source

POTSDAM — Fliers for the ride-sharing applications Lyft and Uber have been posted around the vill...


Thousand Islands School District drafts new tech plan
October 18, 2017, 4:30 am | Source

CLAYTON — The Thousand Islands Central School District released the first draft of its Smart Scho...


Clayton officials plan to relocate town office
October 18, 2017, 4:30 am | Source

CLAYTON — Town officials want to relocate the town office from its home underneath the Clayton Op...


Patents for Restasis are invalidated, opening door to generics
October 18, 2017, 4:30 am | Source

A federal judge in Texas invalidated four key patents for the dry-eye treatment Restasis on Monda...


Massena Volunteer Fire Department using Broaster recipe for fundraiser
October 18, 2017, 12:04 am | Source

MASSENA — A chicken wing recipe that was used at the former Flynn’s Broaster in Massena will come...


The gruesome nerve agent assassination of Kim Jong Un’s brother
October 17, 2017, 9:00 pm | Source

On the morning of February 13, a pudgy, balding, middle-aged man approached a self-check-in kiosk...


St. Lawrence County jail inmate charged with promoting contraband
October 17, 2017, 8:57 pm | Source

CANTON — St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies on Oct. 10 charged Roger L. Gemmill, 36, of 19 Pl...


Colton man charged with fleeing police
October 17, 2017, 8:34 pm | Source

PIERREPONT — St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies on Sunday charged Joshua E. Bonno, 31, of 407...


Forest rangers locate missing hunter in Montague
October 17, 2017, 8:26 pm | Source

MONTAGUE — Forest rangers on Saturday were able to quickly locate a missing small game hunter in ...


Some homes that repeatedly flood could lose insurance under proposed federal overhaul
October 17, 2017, 8:00 pm | Source

WASHINGTON — As lawmakers look to rehabilitate the deep-in-debt National Flood Insurance Program,...


Federal judge blocks Trump’s third travel ban
October 17, 2017, 7:52 pm | Source

A federal judge on Tuesday largely blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest ...


Trump mocked Pence, joked about him wanting to ‘hang’ gays: New Yorker profile
October 17, 2017, 7:00 pm | Source

President Donald Trump and his administration are beset by controversies and scandals that refuse...


North Korea warns nuclear war could ‘break out any moment’
October 17, 2017, 6:00 pm | Source

North Korea warned that a nuclear war “may break out any moment” as the U.S. and South Korea bega...


#MeToo floods social media with stories of harassment and assault
October 17, 2017, 5:00 pm | Source

Women are posting messages on social media to show how commonplace sexual assault and harassment ...


Trump calls sexual harassment claims ‘fake news’ and ‘disgraceful’
October 17, 2017, 4:00 pm | Source

President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed as “fake news” an ongoing legal case involving a woman...


US-backed force claims capture of Islamic State’s de facto Syrian capital Raqqa
October 17, 2017, 3:00 pm | Source

BEIRUT - U.S.-backed forces in Syria claimed Tuesday they had full control of the Islamic State’s...


Trump says drug czar nominee Tom Marino is withdrawing after Washington Post/’60 minutes’ investigation
October 17, 2017, 1:30 pm | Source

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his nominee to be the nation’s drug czar is...


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