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17 killed when duck boat sinks during storm in Missouri, police say
July 20, 2018, 6:00 pm | Source

The duck boat was coasting through the waters of Table Rock Lake on Thursday night when the weath...


Cohen secretly taped Trump discussing payment to Playboy model
July 20, 2018, 5:00 pm | Source

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, secretly recorded a convers...


Climate change is beginning to disrupt the planet’s seasons
July 20, 2018, 4:00 pm | Source

Pouring through four decades of satellite data, climate scientists have concluded for the first t...


Watertown’s hydroelectric plant to undergo repairs
July 20, 2018, 3:52 pm | Source

WATERTOWN — A Connecticut company was selected to complete nearly $338,000 in repairs to get one ...


Flowers Foods issues recall on brands of Swiss Rolls sold at select Walmart stores
July 20, 2018, 3:24 pm | Source

Flowers Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Swiss Rolls sold under the brand names Mrs. Freshley...


Trump says he’s ‘ready to go’ with $500 billion in tariffs on all China imports
July 20, 2018, 3:00 pm | Source

President Donald Trump said he’s “ready to go” with $500 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports, s...


Watertown woman charged with DWAI in Leyden
July 20, 2018, 2:39 pm | Source

PORT LEYDEN — A Watertown woman was arrested Thursday afternoon after driving erratically.

Charlot...


Castorland man charged with petit larceny
July 20, 2018, 2:36 pm | Source

LOWVILLE — A 21-year-old Castorland man faces multiple charges after allegedly stealing a bicycle...


New York’s tax agency opens own probe of Trump Foundation
July 20, 2018, 2:00 pm | Source

New York state’s tax-collecting agency has opened its own investigation into the Donald J. Trump ...


Duo indicted on charges of trying to sell heroin, cocaine in Canton
July 20, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

CANTON — A St. Lawrence County grand jury on Thursday charged a Newark, N.Y., man and Canton woma...


Frogs converge on Massena Arena for annual Boss Frog jumping contest
July 20, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

MASSENA — The swamps around the Massena area were missing a few frogs on Thursday.

They were all a...


State election filings show where candidates stand in legislative races
July 20, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

The state’s July 16 filing deadline for campaign financial disclosures offered a first look at ho...


Town of Massena officials refuse to identify source of interim hospital CEO’s salary
July 20, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

MASSENA — Despite several requests from audience members during Wednesday’s Massena Town Council ...


Two teens charged in car-stealing, house-trashing “crime spree”
July 20, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

HARRISVILLE — A pair of teenagers are being charged with stealing several vehicles and ransacking...


House introduces bill to overhaul guest worker visas, Stefanik co-sponsors
July 20, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

After the failure last month of two Republican backed immigration bills, House Republicans are tr...


$50,000 Sen. Ritchie grant helps Hammond first responders buy new truck
July 20, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

HAMMOND — The small fire and rescue department in Hammond is now better equipped than ever to fig...


Church treasurer: Dexter lightning strike to steeple was all in God’s plan
July 20, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

DEXTER — A 179-year-old church is left damaged after what is assumed to have been a lightning str...


Founder’s Weekend to showcase major improvements at historic Ogdensburg fort site
July 20, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

OGDENSBURG — Under a bright blue sky dotted with marble-colored clouds, Fort la Presentation Asso...


Working Families Party working with Cobb, holds off endorsement until September
July 20, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

The Working Families Party is holding off on endorsing Tedra L. Cobb, the Democratic candidate fo...


Man dies after car strikes tree on State Street
July 20, 2018, 4:30 am | Source

WATERTOWN — A driver who crashed into a tree Wednesday night on the 1700 block of State Street la...


Simao raises offer for Watertown Golf Club
July 20, 2018, 4:30 am | Source

WATERTOWN — Developer P.J. Simao pitched a new offer to buy the Watertown Golf Club Thursday afte...


Before Roe, New York was America’s ‘abortion capital.’ Where will women turn if access shrinks?
July 19, 2018, 9:00 pm | Source

In 1971, Pamela Mason was a college freshman living in Ohio when she got pregnant. She knew immed...


Two charged in alleged Waddington Beach baseball bat altercation
July 19, 2018, 8:46 pm | Source

WADDINGTON — St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies on July 18 charged Kasey E. Jones, 18, of 14 ...


Facebook says it will start removing posts that may lead to violence
July 19, 2018, 8:00 pm | Source

Facebook will start removing misleading and inflammatory posts that may trigger violent attacks, ...


Senate prepares to rebuke Trump for considering McFaul interrogation
July 19, 2018, 7:00 pm | Source

The Senate is preparing to issue a rebuke to President Donald Trump for considering Russia’s requ...


Oxbow man charged with assault
July 19, 2018, 6:37 pm | Source

ANTWERP — An Oxbow man was charged with one count of assault with the intent to cause serious phy...


Alcoa, America’s top aluminum maker, is getting hit by U.S. tariffs
July 19, 2018, 6:00 pm | Source

U.S. aluminum tariffs that were meant to protect the industry from foreign competitors are instea...


Trump says news media wants to see a confrontation with Russia, even war
July 19, 2018, 5:00 pm | Source

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump lashed out anew at the news media on Thursday, suggesting tha...


Food-stamp use is still at recession-era levels despite job gains
July 19, 2018, 4:00 pm | Source

Judging by the number of Americans on food stamps, it doesn’t feel like one of the best job marke...


Mega Millions jackpot hits $422 million for Friday’s drawing
July 19, 2018, 3:35 pm | Source

Are you feeling lucky?

The jackpot for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing is $422 million, according t...


New York City and state file lawsuit over grants linked to ICE cooperation
July 19, 2018, 3:00 pm | Source

The Justice Department has been doling out nearly $200 million in public safety grants to selecte...


Kaloyeros has path for possible appeal in Buffalo Billions case
July 19, 2018, 2:00 pm | Source

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors in Manhattan convinced 12 jurors that SUNY Polytechnic Institute f...


Massena man announces candidacy for Massena Town Council seat
July 19, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

MASSENA — A Massena man says he wants to serve on the Massena Town Council with a mission of brin...


Jefferson County Legislature panel approves airport grant applications, easement settlement
July 19, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

WATERTOWN — The General Services Committee of the Jefferson County Legislature approved a number ...


Potsdam village residents air grievances and offer advice on crosstown canal repairs to the board
July 19, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

POTSDAM — The last day for residents to offer comments on the village’s pursuit of a $750,000 Com...


Lundy proposes new deal for Watertown Golf Club
July 19, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

WATERTOWN — In what could be considered a mulligan, developer Michael E. Lundy is back in the pic...


Third person charged in connection with Belmont Courts meth fire
July 19, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

OGDENSBURG — City police have charged a third person in connection with a January fire at Belmont...


Group advises on ways to keep dug wells safe during the drought
July 19, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

The Drought Well Water Management released a public service announcement regarding the best ways ...


St. Lawrence County designated by state as Clean Energy Community, seeking $250,000 grant
July 19, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

CANTON — St. Lawrence County has been identified by the state as a Clean Energy Community, which ...


New appointments made to Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority board of directors
July 19, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

OGDENSBURG — A shake-up on the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority board of directors has result...


Former Canton man gets prison for attempted burglary
July 19, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

CANTON — A former State Street man was sentenced to prison Tuesday in St. Lawrence County Court f...


Flash rain forces Ogdensburg to discharge wastewater into St. Lawrence River
July 19, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

OGDENSBURG — A flash rain event Monday night forced the city to dump approximately 493,000 gallon...


Village of Massena officials taking action to address code violations at Massena School of Business
July 19, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

MASSENA — Massena’s code enforcement officer detailed a lengthy list of code violations at the fo...


Clayton village commits to about $7 million to bury wires and other improvements
July 19, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

CLAYTON — Village officials have committed to paying almost $7 million for its portion of a proje...


MASH summer camp gives students hands-on medical experience
July 19, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

WATERTOWN — While summer vacation allows students to take a break from academics, some students a...


Massena Memorial Hospital holds first farmers market of the summer
July 19, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

MASSENA — Massena Memorial Hospital has been added this year to the Farmers and Artisans Cooperat...


Church receives flak for weekly children’s event that involves water
July 19, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

LOWVILLE — It was sunny and 75 degrees during Water Wednesday at St. Peter’s Church. It’s a splas...


Tentative results: voters approve Lyme land purchase for park
July 19, 2018, 4:30 am | Source

LYME — Lyme voters Tuesday agreed the town should purchase waterfront property for a new park.

Dep...


Cobb clarifies position on assault weapons ban
July 19, 2018, 4:30 am | Source

Democratic congressional candidate Tedra L. Cobb of Canton has clarified her position on supporti...


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