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Local Heuvelton Man Arrested for Drunk Driving and Unlicensed Vehicle Operation
Dylan D. Scott, a 27-year-old man from Heuvelton, NY, was arrested on December 5, 2023, for drunk driving. He was also charged with operating a vehicle without a license and received traffic tickets. Troopers noticed Scott's 2020 gray Honda abruptly pulling over on Washington Street in Heuvelton, leading to his arrest.
Inmate sentenced to 23 years for slashing corrections officer
GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. (WWTI) – A 29-year-old prison inmate was sentenced to 23 years in prison after a 2022 slashing of a corrections officer at Gouverneur Correctional Facility. The sentencing occurred on Tuesday, December 5. According to a press release from the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA), the attack happened on April […]
Ogdensburg man pleads guilty in death of infant daughter
CANTON, New York (WWNY) - A 35-year-old Ogdensburg man who left his infant daughter in a bathtub while he slept in another room has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter. Trevor Samarco entered the plea on Monday right before the start of jury selection for his trial in St. Lawrence County...
New York State Woman Allegedly Wrote Bad Checks For Nearly $3K
When you think of the expression "Let's bounce!", it usually refers to leaving a place in a rush. However, common sense would dictate that you don't want your checks to ever bounce. Police say a New York state woman is facing charges, including grand larceny and issuing bad checks. Officials...
Convicted ambulance thief sentenced to 4-12 years in state prison
CANTON, New York (WWNY) - A Potsdam man convicted of stealing an ambulance last year was sentenced Wednesday morning to between four and 12 years in prison. After a two-day trial earlier this year, a jury found 27-year-old Yengi Lado guilty of second-degree grand larceny for stealing an Ogdensburg Rescue Squad ambulance from where it was parked outside the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center emergency department on February 28, 2022.
Canton woman facing multiple drug charges after being found with contraband
CANTON, N.Y. (WWTI) – A 32-year-old Canton woman is facing multiple felony charges after authorities allege she was found with cocaine in jail. St. Lawrence County Sheriffs Deputies charged Elizabeth Briggs with felony counts of Promoting Prison Contraband and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, The charges stem from an investigation at the St. Lawrence […]
Ogdensburg accepting applications for fire chief
OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (WWTI) – The City of Ogdensburg is accepting applications for fire chief according to a post on the city’s official website. The salary for this position is up to $109,997 annually DOQ and the position is 35 hours per week. Civil Service applications are available in the City Clerk’s Office or at www.ogdensburg.org. […]
State police asking for help in finding stolen excavator & trailer in Canton
CANTON, N.Y. (WWTI) – New York State Police are seeking the public’s assistance on a burglary complaint that occurred 5432 County Route 27, in the town of Canton on Sunday, November 26. Just before 8:10 a.m., Troopers responded to County Route 27, in the town of Canton for a burglary complaint. A 2011 yellow and Black Caterpillar 304DCR […]
Contraband in Prisons: The Case of Elizabeth Briggs and the Call for Comprehensive Security Measures
In Canton, New York, a troubling incident at the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility has brought the issue of contraband in prisons into the spotlight. Elizabeth Briggs, a 32-year-old Canton resident, was recently charged with Promoting Prison Contraband and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, cocaine being the substance in question. This case is a stark reminder of the persistent challenge correctional facilities face in preventing illicit items from breaching their walls.
Philly’s Banning “Shiesty” Ski Masks To Help Reduce Crime, Social Media Debates
The city of Philadelphia has seen a surge in violent crime since the start of the pandemic, including a record number of homicides in 2021. According to the Grio, that number fell from 562 to 516 last year, but 2022’s numbers were still significantly higher than pre-pandemic statistics. Last Thursday, the Philadelphia City Council passed […]
Highlights & scores: High school & college hardwood action
(WWNY) - Heuvelton was at Immaculate Heart for girl’s high school non-league basketball action. - Abigail Bombard starts the scoring for IHC by burying the 3-ball. - Chanelle Lott puts the Cavaliers up by 6 with the trey. - Abigail Bombard with the kiss off the glass for 2.
2024 Remington College Student Juried Art Exhibit
Museum's Online Submission Form: https://forms.gle/i1rNw2UzejwgxDcA9. (See Below for submission details) The Frederic Remington Art Museum is pleased to invite student artists at Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University, SUNY Plattsburgh, and SUNY Potsdam to submit entries to the 2024 College Student Juried Art Exhibit. Artworks in all visual media using any combination of materials and techniques are welcome. Accepted artworks will be displayed in the Richard E. Winter Gallery and the Torrey Family Gallery at the Frederic Remington Art Museum and online at fredericremington.org.
Academic All-Star: Jacob Spies
WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - This week’s Academic All-Star is Jacob Spies, a senior at Hammond Central School. He appeared on 7 News at Noon on Tuesday. Watch his interview above. Jacob is a top student in his class and is involved in band, trap shooting, and school musicals.
The gas price fluctuate between $3.79 and $3.99 in Ogdensburg as of 2023-12-06. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.216, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Lisbon Fire Department celebrates 100th birthday
LISBON, New York (WWNY) - The Lisbon Fire Department is celebrating 100 years of service. To commemorate its presence in the community, the fire department is hosting a public event until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the fire station. One former fire chief says he’s grateful for the station being able...
Three women taken to hospital following rollover in Richville
RICHVILLE, New York (WWNY) - Three women were taken to the hospital after their vehicle rolled several times Saturday morning in St. Lawrence County. According to Richville Fire Chief Corie Farr, fire crews responded to the area of 2287 US Route 11 just outside Richville around 10 a.m. and found the car off the road.
Miner Street Road in Canton closed for construction for next two days
CANTON, N.Y. (WWTI) – Construction for the next two days will close off Miner Street Road in the town of Canton. The road will be blocked off for a small portion from 244 to 277. Town officials ask motorists to use alternate routes for the duration of the project.
Ogdensburg International Airport to Receive Major Upgrades Benefitting Local Economy and Travelers
Governor Kathy Hochul has initiated a project to upgrade the Ogdensburg International Airport. The $18 million project, funded by the Governor’s $230 million Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition, aims to boost the local economy by attracting more travelers. The project will expand the check-in, ticketing, and baggage drop-off areas, construct a new canopy for the curbside drop-off/pick-up area, and install new passenger information display systems. A multi-purpose room for community events will also be built.
Oswego man charged in death of St. Lawrence County man
CANTON, N.Y. (WWTI) – A 20-year-old Oswego man is accused of manslaughter in the death of a 21-year-old Hermon man on October 29. New York State Police charged Jaydion Carrow with first-degree manslaughter in the death of Joshua Guzman on Thursday, November 30. Guzman died as a result of sustained head injuries resulting from alleged physical […]
Dec. 8: Canton indoor cornhole tournament
Bishop McEntegart Assembly 707 will have an indoor cornhole tournament at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 30 Miner Street in Canton on at 7 p.m. Friday, December 8. The cost is $10 per team member and the tournament will be a 20-team single-elimination tournament. First place will get $100, second prize is $50 and third […]