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Village of Potsdam street sweeper catches fire in village garage
May 23, 2018, 4:30 am | Source

POTSDAM — Fire departments from several districts responded to a call at the village DPW garage a...


Injured Watertown firefighter to initiate lawsuit
May 23, 2018, 4:30 am | Source

WATERTOWN — The city firefighter injured in the Feb. 19 fire when a portion of a brick wall fell ...


Chris Janson named as headliner act for Fort Drum’s Mountainfest
May 23, 2018, 4:30 am | Source

Chris Janson will be the headliner for this year’s Mountainfest concert on post. The opening act ...


Witnesses say erratic driver caused fatal Potsdam crash
May 23, 2018, 4:30 am | Source

POTSDAM — The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office has identified 22-year-old Donald M. Smithers ...


City Council wrapping up Watertown budget
May 23, 2018, 4:30 am | Source

WATERTOWN — City Council members still have to sharpen their budget pencils if they want to get u...


Underwood becomes state’s first female attorney general
May 23, 2018, 4:30 am | Source

ALBANY — The New York Legislature voted Tuesday to confirm Barbara Underwood as the state attorne...


Watertown woman charged with fleeing police
May 23, 2018, 4:30 am | Source

WATERTOWN — A local woman is facing several vehicle and traffic tickets after being involved in a...


Missing students, stolen shotguns prompt lockout at Ogdensburg schools
May 23, 2018, 4:30 am | Source

OGDENSBURG — Two missing students and a pair of stolen shotguns prompted a security lockout at al...


One abuse victim’s call to action: The church must change
May 23, 2018, 4:30 am | Source

ALEXANDRIA BAY — After receiving an offer of funds from the Diocese of Ogdensburg intended “to as...


Two Watertown men face drug charges
May 23, 2018, 4:30 am | Source

WATERTOWN — Two local men are facing charges after city police allegedly found them in possession...


At national parks and zoos, OUR PICKS OF THE LITTERS
May 23, 2018, 4:30 am | Source

Watch the video of the wobbly legged, cinnamon-tufted, brand-new-to-the-world bison calf and then...


Port Leyden woman charged with forgery
May 23, 2018, 2:30 am | Source

LOWVILLE — State police charged Kayla M. Weiler, 24, of Port Leyden, with second-degree forgery a...


Schumer calls for removal of North Korean leader’s face from commemorative coin
May 22, 2018, 9:00 pm | Source

WASHINGTON - Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., called on the White House on Tuesday...


Amazon criticized by ACLU over facial recognition
May 22, 2018, 7:00 pm | Source

Amazon.com drew the ire of the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday over a facial-recognitio...


Congress is poised to pass Dodd-Frank rollback for smaller banks
May 22, 2018, 6:23 pm | Source

The House was preparing to vote Tuesday on a bill that would free thousands of small and medium-s...


Three men rescue themselves from capsized boat in Theresa
May 22, 2018, 6:05 pm | Source

THERESA — Three Watertown anglers climbed ashore and were treated for hypothermia after their boa...


RPI rescinds Cosby’s degree after abuse conviction
May 22, 2018, 5:00 pm | Source

TROY — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is rescinding the honorary degree the school gave to Bill...


An Army sergeant overseas was told his baby died at birth. It was a lie and part of a cruel scheme.
May 22, 2018, 4:00 pm | Source

The terrible news traveled 10,000 miles to reach to Steven Garcia.

The 24-year-old U.S. Army serge...


16-year-old arrested in Maryland police officer’s death, three others sought
May 22, 2018, 3:00 pm | Source

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and authorities are looking for three more people in connecti...


Demolition work will continue at Star Lake’s J&L site
May 22, 2018, 2:01 pm | Source

STAR LAKE — An Albany firm has been hired to clear out asbestos and tear down the remaining build...


Trump-Kim summit meeting is a ‘99.9 percent done deal,’ South Korea says
May 22, 2018, 2:00 pm | Source

SEOUL, South Korea — Confronting growing doubts about whether a planned meeting between President...


Two Pittsburgh Steelers players visit Massena for fishing, Boys & Girls Club visit
May 22, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

MASSENA — Two Pro Bowl members of the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line came to the Massena area...


Checking the Course
May 22, 2018, 9:15 am | Source


Wilson’s Working Families Party endorsement may lead to complications after Democratic primary
May 22, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

This weekend the progressive Working Families Party met in Harlem to endorse a slate of candidate...


St. Lawrence County lawmakers support hiking their pay
May 22, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

CANTON — A proposed pay hike for St. Lawrence County legislators moved a step forward Monday nigh...


John C. Parcell lauded with Ogdensburg Command Performances Franky Award
May 22, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

OGDENSBURG — Ogdensburg Command Performances has presented this year’s Franky Award to Certified ...


Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority offering 11 acres for sale near international span
May 22, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

OGDENSBURG — An 11-acre tract of land, owned by the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority since th...


Boutique Air to begin offering three daily flights to Boston beginning June 1
May 22, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

MASSENA — Starting June 1, flights from Massena to Baltimore and Albany and back will be out and ...


Pie under sunny sky
May 22, 2018, 9:15 am | Source


Bridge authority calls for alternating one-way traffic during roadwork
May 22, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

COLLINS LANDING — The Thousand Island Bridge Authority will initiate alternating one-way traffic ...


Colton-Pierrepont Central School District seeking new superintendent
May 22, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

COLTON — The Colton-Pierrepont Central School District is seeking a new superintendent to replace...


Suppression hearing reveals more details of 2015 murder investigation
May 22, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

WATERTOWN — A city police detective testified Monday that Michael J. Conway admitted to punching ...


Flu cases declining in New York
May 22, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

The State Department of Health officially declared last Thursday that influenza was no longer pre...


Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week
May 22, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

ALEXANDRIA BAY — The U.S. Coast Guard station in Alexandria Bay held an open house in observation...


Sen. Ritchie hosts exhibit of photos from 10th Mountain Division Day
May 22, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

WATERTOWN — Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, is hosting an exhibit at the Dulles State Offi...


Garage sale Friday to benefit Canton Central girls basketball
May 22, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

CANTON — The Canton Central School girls basketball program is holding a fundraising garage sale ...


Registration taking place for summer programs at Canton Free Library
May 22, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

CANTON — Canton Free Library’s children’s programming, with the exception of junior writers, will...


Franklin County legislator, APA board member Rice steps down from each
May 22, 2018, 9:15 am | Source

MALONE — Barbara Rice has resigned as legislator representing Franklin County’s District 7, effec...


City appoints Bradford J. Minnick interim city manager
May 22, 2018, 5:14 am | Source

WATERTOWN — A Wellesley Island businessman with extensive experience in state and federal governm...


Alex Bay man shatters state walleye record
May 22, 2018, 5:13 am | Source

ALEXANDRIA BAY — Brian Hartman of Alexandria Bay has broken an eight-year-old state record for wa...


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