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Lewis County man arrested on animal cruelty charges

WATSON, N.Y. (WWTI) — A Lewis County man has been arrested on animal cruelty charges. According to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, 37-year-old Jared G. Lehman was arrested on May 15 following an investigation into a complaint. Deputies said that the investigation revealed that Lehman failed to provide...
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Jefferson County man charged, allegedly claimed to be ‘Chinese Zodiac Killer’

ALBANY, N.Y. (WWTI) — The Department of Justice has arrested and charged 46-year-old Jesse Bartlett of LaFargeville with mailing threatening letters. This was announced by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Janeen DiGuiseppi on May 19. Bartlett’s arrest was […]
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Two North Country residents involved in personal injury head-on in Lowville

LOWVILLE- A head-on collision Wednesday morning near Lowville, NY sent two drivers to a local hospital with unspecified injuries, authorities say. It happened right around 8:15 a.m., near the intersection of Number Three and Rice Roads. According to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, April Haas, 49, of Carthage, NY was...
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Oswego mayor will not run for state senate

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - The mayor of Oswego will not run for the state senate seat representing Jefferson and part of Lewis County. In a statement Thursday afternoon, Billy Barlow said “I want to serve my community in a role where I can be effective. That role, for me, is not in the State Senate.”
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Lewis County confirms 11 new COVID-19 cases

LEWIS COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Lewis County is continuing to update residents on coronavirus numbers within the county. According to a daily report from Lewis County Public Health, the county reported 11 new COVID-19 cases on Friday. These cases were identified in the county’s daily report on May 20.
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Walczyk announces continuation of campaign in new 48th Senate District

OSWEGO — A Senate hopeful from New York is still in the running for the state’s 48th seat. District 116 Assemblyman Mark Walczyk said he will continue his campaign for State Senate for the newly drawn 48th District. The new district comprises of Jefferson, Oswego and Cayuga counties, and a portion of Lewis County.
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Food giveaway taking place in Lowville on Saturday

LOWVILLE, N.Y. (WWTI) — The Lowville Food Pantry will be hosting a food giveaway for Lewis County residents on May 21. The giveaway will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., or until the food is gone at the Lowville Food Pantry which is located at 5502 Trinity Avenue in Lowville. In order to receive food residents will need to provide a name, address, and the number of adults, seniors, and children in the household.
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Lewis County man charged with felony DWI in Croghan: State Police

CROGHAN- A Lewis County man is faced with a felony charge after he was caught allegedly driving while intoxicated Tuesday night, authorities say. It was just before 9:00 p.m. that night when the New York State Police in Carthage said they arrested Shawn E. Rebb, 37, of Castorland, NY. He is formally charged with one felony count of DWI (w/a previous conviction within ten-years); along with a misdemeanor count of aggravated DWI.
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Sources: one, two new candidates possible in state senate race

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - At least one new candidate is likely to enter the race for the 48th state senate district, which takes in all of Jefferson County and part of Lewis County. Sources tell 7 News businessman Matt Doheny has begun soliciting endorsements. Doheny is waiting on a...
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Lewis County child found

WATSON — A 3-year-old child was found more than a mile from his home in Lewis County after wandering off with his dogs, according to the New York State Forest Rangers. Authorities said the young boy was reported missing with a pair of dogs at about 10:18 a.m. May 11. Authorities said he was last spotted on a. neighbor's security camera across the street at 9:47 a.m., and it was believed he might be on the wooded trails behind the family's home.
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Missing toddler walked over a mile from Lewis County home, found by logger

WATSON, N.Y. (WWTI) — An effort led by local and state agencies returned a boy and his dogs home to safety last week. On May 11, a Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Ranger overheard radio traffic regarding a missing three-year-old child and his two dogs, possibly in the woods in the town of Watson around 10:18 a.m.
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School Budget and Board of Education voting results, 2022

Voters across the North Country flocked to their area schools Tuesday and voted on the annual district budgets and board of education members. Here are the unofficial results for our local school districts:. In Lewis County, Beaver River Central School voters approved a budget just north of $19-million and Jamie...
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Lewis County COVID-19 hospitalizations increase

LEWIS COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Lewis County is continuing to update residents on coronavirus numbers within the county. According to a daily report from Lewis County Public Health, the county reported 13 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. These cases were identified in the county’s daily report on May 17.
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Lewis County sheriff's deputies seek man who left crash scene

MARTINSBURG — A man is wanted in Lewis County for crashing into the back of a parked All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and then fleeing the scene Sunday morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's deputies said the suspect was operating a Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) on Corrigan Hill...
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