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Smugglers use drone to fly meth over Mexican border, officials say
August 19, 2017, 8:00 pm | Source

SAN DIEGO — The buzz of a motor overhead at nearly 11:30 p.m. was the tip-off.

A remote-controlled...


Landslide in Congo Kills Dozens
August 19, 2017, 7:30 pm | Source

NAIROBI, Kenya — A landslide after heavy rains in an eastern area of the Democratic Republic of C...


Weather service says Lake Ontario shore poses risks to swimmers, boaters
August 19, 2017, 7:10 pm | Source

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued special warnings for swimmers and boaters in L...


In Seattle, people are protesting monuments to the Confederacy — and communism
August 19, 2017, 7:00 pm | Source

There is a 7-ton statue of Vladimir Lenin in Seattle. It’s 16-feet tall, made of bronze and has r...


Fatal Knife Attack in Finland Is Investigated as Terrorism
August 19, 2017, 6:30 pm | Source

STOCKHOLM — A knife attack that killed two people and wounded eight others in southwestern Finlan...


Trumps to skip Kennedy Center honors, citing ‘political distraction’
August 19, 2017, 6:00 pm | Source

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, will not attend the annual Kennedy Cen...


Spain Looking for Moroccan Man in Barcelona Attack Investigation
August 19, 2017, 5:30 pm | Source

BARCELONA, Spain — Spanish authorities said Saturday that they were hunting for a 22-year-old Mor...


North Orchard Street apartment fire caused by ‘lightweight extension cords’
August 19, 2017, 5:11 pm | Source

WATERTOWN — Neighbors on Coffeen Street described a dramatic scene at a Friday afternoon fire.

Tan...


Police investigate early morning fight at Moulton Street in Watertown
August 19, 2017, 4:22 pm | Source

WATERTOWN — City police are investigating an incident that took place overnight on the 200 block ...


Canton Central School issues request for proposals for parking lot study
August 19, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

CANTON — Canton Central School has issued a request for proposals for firms to prepare a traffic ...


Correction
August 19, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

n Due to a reporter’s error, a story incorrectly stated that the Ogdensburg Fire Department is us...


Boldt Castle sees attendance drop due to high water levels
August 19, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

ALEXANDRIA BAY — Attendance at Boldt Castle has fallen about 8 percent this season, as the castle...


Workshop set up to talk about downtown retail opportunities
August 19, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

WATERTOWN — A retail consultant will hold a workshop on Sept. 18 to talk about what kind of oppor...


Indian River School Board votes to refinance Capital Project debt
August 19, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

PHILADELPHIA — The Indian River Central School District Board of Education voted Thursday night t...


Local paragraphs
August 19, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

n LOWVILLE — The village Board of Trustees will hold its September meeting at 4 p.m. Sept. 6 at t...


Boys and Girls Club program director selected for new statewide program
August 19, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

MASSENA — The chief professional officer and program director for the Boys and Girls Club of Mass...


Canton woman collecting soccer balls for West African village
August 19, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

CANTON — After an eye-opening trip to visit her son in his Peace Corps placement in West Africa, ...


JRC workshop all moved in and making new warehouse home
August 19, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

WATERTOWN — The Jefferson Rehabilitation Center has formally moved Production Unlimited into its ...


Lake Ontario outflows to decrease slightly Saturday, prompting concern from state lawmakers
August 19, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

Outflows from Lake Ontario are set to decrease slightly today, as International Joint Commission ...


Ogdensburg interest on borrowing doubles after Moody’s rating drop
August 19, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

OGDENSBURG — Property owners will pay $72,000 in interest on the city’s $1.8 million tax anticipa...


Strategic paint job
August 19, 2017, 9:15 am | Source


Committee members present draft revitalization plan for former GM site
August 19, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

MASSENA — A committee that has been studying potential uses for the former General Motors site in...


Campaign sign goes missing, claims local GOP candidate
August 19, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

COLTON — John J. Gray, Jr. put up 24 campaign signs, supporting his run for town supervisor. Twen...


One accused of manufacturing meth after raid of Watertown motel
August 19, 2017, 4:30 am | Source

WATERTOWN — One man was charged with two counts of third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphe...


Woman rescued by firefighters, police after slipping into Black River
August 19, 2017, 4:30 am | Source

WATERTOWN — City police and firefighters responded to a call at 3:40 p.m. Friday about a woman wh...


Powerball jackpot for Saturday hits $535 million
August 19, 2017, 4:30 am | Source

The jackpot for tonight’s Powerball drawing is at $535 million, the game’s fifth-largest jackpot ...


Four indicted in Massena shooting, stabbing
August 19, 2017, 4:30 am | Source

CANTON — The four people charged in the Aug. 3 shooting and stabbing in Massena that left one man...


21st Congressional candidates respond to Charlottesville clashes
August 19, 2017, 4:30 am | Source

In the emotionally charged days following last weekend’s deadly Charlottesville, Va., rally, nort...


Fifth suspect in Tyler Johnson murder returns to New York
August 19, 2017, 4:30 am | Source

PAMELIA — The fifth suspect in the home invasion murder of a Pamelia man is back in the north cou...


Fundraisers canceled at Mar-a-Lago after Trump’s Charlottesville remarks
August 18, 2017, 9:00 pm | Source

Three fundraising giants decided to pull events from President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in ...


ACLU’s free-speech stand is questioned
August 18, 2017, 8:00 pm | Source

The American Civil Liberties Union, represented by lawyers who were Jewish, faced an existential ...


Fox’s James Murdoch blasts Trump on Charlottesville: ‘There are no good Nazis’
August 18, 2017, 7:00 pm | Source

James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox and son of conservative media titan Rupert Murdoch, became...


Durant says he’s skipping the White House visit and his Warriors teammates ‘all agree’
August 18, 2017, 6:00 pm | Source

Kevin Durant may be from the Washington area, but he has no intention of visiting one of the city...


Trump tells aides he has decided to remove Bannon
August 18, 2017, 5:07 pm | Source

President Donald Trump has told senior aides that he has decided to remove Stephen Bannon, the em...


After Charlottesville, the US military grapples with its history of racism and extremism
August 18, 2017, 5:00 pm | Source

The tall, rail-thin veteran kept his Army-style haircut, but floated through life rudderless. He ...


16 members of White House Arts Committee resign to protest Trump
August 18, 2017, 4:07 pm | Source

Sixteen prominent artists, authors, performers and architects resigned Friday from the President’...


Four surrender in toppling of Robert E. Lee statue in North Carolina
August 18, 2017, 4:00 pm | Source

DURHAM, N.C. — Demonstrators facing arrest in the toppling of a Confederate statue surrendered to...


Turin man accused of violating court order in Leyden
August 18, 2017, 3:05 pm | Source

PORT LEYDEN — Lewis County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday night charged Jason M. Bristol, 35, of...


Castorland man charged with harassment, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest
August 18, 2017, 3:04 pm | Source

CASTORLAND — Brandon R. Chapel, 20, of 9783 Railroad St., was charged Wednesday night by Lewis Co...


Copenhagen couple accused of improperly receiving public benefits
August 18, 2017, 3:03 pm | Source

COPENHAGEN — A Copenhagen couple has been accused of improperly receiving public assistance benef...


Lowville woman accused of violating court order
August 18, 2017, 3:00 pm | Source

LOWVILLE — Village police early Friday charged Dana E. Decoteau, 34, Lowville, with second-degree...


States are trying to prevent a massive eclipse traffic jam
August 18, 2017, 3:00 pm | Source

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. - For months, state highway officials from 14 states have been meeting regularl...


Ogdensburg fire department to buy new emergency vehicle with state grant
August 18, 2017, 2:45 pm | Source

OGDENSBURG — The Ogdensburg Fire Department is getting a $100,000 state grant through State Sen. ...


Third suspect detained after attacks in Spain; toll rises to 14
August 18, 2017, 2:00 pm | Source

BARCELONA, Spain — Largely spared the Islamic State attacks that have plagued Europe in recent ye...


Two Natural Bridge men arrested, charged with burglary
August 18, 2017, 12:57 pm | Source

CARTHAGE — Jeffrey C. Bigelow, 19, and Samuel E. Barkow, 20, both of Natural Bridge, were arreste...


Two Theresa men arrested on burglary charges
August 18, 2017, 12:56 pm | Source

THERESA — Tre L. Thomas, 23, and Michael C. Howard, 32, both of Theresa, were arrested by state p...


New York Air Brake will move 40 jobs out of Watertown
August 18, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

WATERTOWN — New York Air Brake plans to relocate about 40 jobs from its Watertown facility to its...


Black River couple going back to the city where they met to see eclipse
August 18, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

WATERTOWN — Jessica Whitmore and her husband could not have picked a better place to see Monday’s...


Local Living Ventures launches canoe raffle fundraiser
August 18, 2017, 9:15 am | Source

CANTON — Local Living Venture, an organization that teaches homesteading and simple living skills...


Schumer, Gillibrand announce $6.4 million for state health centers, including north country clinics
August 18, 2017, 4:30 am | Source

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., annou...


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