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Crash snarls traffic on Route 11

LERAY, New York (WWNY) - Part of U.S. Route 11 was closed Thursday night after a crash involving at least two vehicles in the town of LeRay. It happened around 9:30 p.m. in front of Walmart. One of the vehicles wound up on its roof. An ambulance was seen leaving...
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Pair arrested for allegedly stealing from campers in Lewis County

DIANA, N.Y. (WWTI) — A man and woman have been arrested following an incident involving campers in Lewis County. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office alleged that on May 13, Syracuse resident’s William D. Anderson and Liana M. flack entered campers on Austin Road in the Town of Diana, and took items from inside without permission.
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Man dead after motorcycle crash in Watertown

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) — A man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Watertown on Wednesday. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 11:22 a.m. on August 17, a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling east on State Route 126 struck the rear-end of a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta that was making a left-hand turn on County Route 49.

Lewis County reveals worker retention bonus

LOWVILLE, New York (WWNY) - We know how much Lewis County’s retention bonus for county workers will be and why that bonus won’t go to employees at Lewis County Health. This week, the legislature agreed to spend $500,000 on the bonuses as a way to show gratitude toward them while helping them keep up with cost-of-living increases.

Troopers: Local woman accused of operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs

THERESA- A Lewis County woman is accused of driving while impaired in the North Country, authorities say. Kara A. Hall, 30, of Copenhagen, NY was arrested Thursday morning by the New York State Police (Philadelphia). She is officially charged with one count of operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs in the first-degree.

Watertown woman arrested after deputies attempt to tow car

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) — A woman was arrested on several charges after failing to obey Sheriff’s Deputies in Watertown. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, on August 17 just before noon, Deputies stopped a vehicle on Waterman Drive after a license plate reader indicated that the registration was suspended.

Time to register at Augustinian Academy

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Registration is open at Augustinian Academy in Carthage. Fifth-grader Liam Jones and advancement director Tom Wojcikowski talked about the school on 7 News This Morning. Watch the video above for their interview. The school serves pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade. Classes are smaller than in...

Watertown woman arrested following slow-speed chase

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - There was a slow-speed chase late Wednesday evening through the streets of Watertown. Police said 27-year-old Ashley Shelmidine of drove away from a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy on Waterman Drive when her car was going to be towed because of a suspended registration. Officials...

Carthage woman airlifted to Syracuse after motorcycle hits deer

TOWN OF RUTLAND, New York (WWNY) - A Carthage woman was airlifted to a Syracuse hospital Tuesday evening after her motorcycle struck a deer. It happened shortly before 7 p.m. on State Route 12, west of Churchill Road in the town of Rutland. State police said 61-year-old Barbara Trahan was...

AmeriCU To Host 10th Salute To The Troops Tribute Concert

AmeriCU’s Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert will celebrate its tenth year as part of FMWR’s Mountainfest. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on August 31, 2022. AmeriCU is honored to host its 10th Salute to the Troops Concert held in...

Antique Boat Museum Receives Grant

The Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York, received a Partnership Grant for Capacity Building from the Museum Association of New York and the New York State Council on the Arts, which awarded $497,114 to 102 grantees. “These types of grant funds are incredibly helpful to museums of our size. We often are unable to budget for special projects that make an impact to the mission but may not impact ordinary day to day operations. Having the technology in place to facilitate the digitization of our permanent collection now is critical in securing long-term accessibility,” says Antique Boat Museum Executive Director Rebecca L. Hopfinger.

Senior picnic in Gouverneur

St. Lawrence Health (SLH) staff members were in attendance at the recent Senior Picnic in Gouverneur; sponsored by the County Council of Senior Citizens and the St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging. From the left are SLH Patient Financial Advocates Alicia Mere and Shelby Dumas, and SLH Marketing Coordinator Chelsea Donovan. They handed out give-away items and answered questions about SLH’s Financial Assistance Program, and the MyCare Patient Portal. Submitted Photo.

Local man involved in car v. motorcycle accident succumbs to injuries

WATERTOWN- A man from Lewis County has died from injuries suffered Wednesday in a collision between a motorcycle and a car. It was shortly before 11:30 a.m. when emergency responders began fielding calls about a wreck between a motorcycle and a car. It happened on State Route 126, near County Route 49 in the town of Watertown.

Grand Jury Launches Criminal Investigation into NY Fire Academy Training Death

A Schuyler County grand jury is investigating circumstances surrounding the death of a Watertown firefighter recruit while in training at New York’s State Fire Academy. Firefighter Peyton Morse, 21, died after a March 3, 2021 incident at the New York State Fire Academy in Montour Falls. Morse died while participating in mask confidence training.

Fort Drum, civilian officials discuss post’s readiness

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Focusing on the future, Fort Drum and north country officials met Wednesday about how to continue advancing the Army post’s strengths and opportunities by 2030 and 2040, like investing in more technology and infrastructure as threats from Russia and China increase. The commanding general...

A sunny couple of days

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - After a couple of cloudy days, we’re getting one with full sunshine. Highs will be in the upper 70s and low 80s. It stays clear overnight. Lows will be in the low to mid-60s. Sunny skies return for Saturday. It will be warmer, with...

GALLERY: Risking Long Runs to the West End of the St. Lawrence River

MASSENA, N.Y. – The St. Lawrence is a vast body of water, and some anglers in Group A made the long journey to Clayton, New York, and beyond on Day 3 of the Tackle Warehouse TITLE Presented by Mercury. These risky runs carve a significant amount of time away from the fishing day, but some true giants lurk out west near the mouth of Lake Ontario.

Watertown & Carthage to start gridiron season early

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - The high school sports season gets underway with practices set for Monday. Two area football teams are getting an earlier start with practice because of the schedule. Watertown is set to meet Carthage in a regular-season high school football Class A matchup on Friday night,...

Family Comedy Night At Edwards Opera House

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) Next up on the Opera House stage is Family Comedy Night, August 27th at 7pm! Please join us for a family friendly evening featuring Dan Viola and Matt Clark - tickets are $10. We are also excited to announce that we have partnered with 2E’s across...