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Ogdensburg DMV not processing transactions

OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (WWTI) — DMV customers in Ogdensburg will have to wait to have their transactions processed. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles confirmed that the Ogdensburg DMV located in St. Lawrence County is currently unable to process transactions for customers. This announcement was made on Tuesday,...
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Three ticketed for illegal dumping in St. Lawrence County

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Three people were issued tickets after allegedly disposing of trash on state land. According to the Department of Environmental Conservation, Forest Ranger Terry responded to a complaint on May 6. The complaint was made about truckloads of pallets being driven onto State land and left in a pile in a large field on Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area.
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Severe weather moves through north country

LEWIS COUNTY, New York (WWNY) - Severe weather moved through the region Monday, even prompting the National Weather Service to issue a tornado warning for parts of Lewis County. The tornado warning lasted about 30-minutes. However, there’s no indication a twister actually touched down. There’s also no indication that...
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DEC Forest Rangers conduct rope rescue training in St. Lawrence County

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Forest Rangers from Department of Environmental Conservation regions five and six gathered at Toothaker Creek State Forest on May 12 to train. According to the DEC, 15 rangers attended the training which was part two of their annual operations-level technical rope rescue refresher...
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American Pickers scouting in St. Lawrence County

Pictured above are Mike Wolfe and Danielle Colby, stars on the History Channel’s American Pickers. The show is headed to New York state in August and is looking for collectors with unique and unusual items. The show’s producer recently contacted the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce to help them initiate a search for prospective clients. For more, see story here. Photo submitted.
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Samarco manslaughter case likely to go before grand jury

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - A St. Lawrence County grand jury will likely hear the case of an Ogdensburg man accused of causing the death of his baby daughter. Trevor Samarco waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday. District Attorney Gary Pasqua said the next step is grand jury...
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St. Lawrence County confirms 178 new COVID-19 cases

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — St. Lawrence County has logged 178 more COVID-19 cases since Thursday. This was confirmed in a bi-weekly report from St. Lawrence County Public Health on May 16. These new cases brought the number of active cases to 269, which was an overall decrease from the last report.
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Inmates charged in St. Lawrence County jail fight

CANTON, New York (WWNY) - Two inmates have been charged following a fight in St. Lawrence County’s jail. Sheriff’s deputies say the fight happened on April 30 between 20-year-old Nathaniel Torres and 25-year-old Devin Johnson. Torres was charged with second-degree assault. He was arraigned on the charge in...
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Inmates charged after fight at St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility

CANTON, N.Y. (WWTI) — Two inmates have been charged following a fight at the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in April. According to the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, on April 30 a fight broke out at the Facility between 25-year-old Devin J. Johnson and 20-year-old Nathaniel L. Torres, both of who were inmates in the County.
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THE ARC JEFFERSON – ST. LAWRENCE EXPANDS SELF-DIRECTION AND FISCAL INTERMEDIARY SERVICES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Arc Jefferson-St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org), a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, announced the expansion of Self-Direction and Fiscal Intermediary services for people with developmental disabilities and their families. “We have seen a growing need for Fiscal Intermediary and Self-Directed services....
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Flood warning issued for St. Lawrence County

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning in a portion of northern New York. The warning will specifically affect St. Lawrence County, south of the city of Massena, between Louisville, Raymondville, and Brasher Center until 7:45 p.m. on Sunday. During this time flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations is expected.
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Nicandri Nature Center hosting County Chamber Networking Event

MASSENA, N.Y. (WWTI) — The Nicandri Nature Center is hosting the May Business In the Spotlight networking event which will take place on Wednesday. The event was organized by the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce and will provide tours, networking, and light refreshments for St. Lawrence County Chamber members, and those interested in learning more about the benefits of the county-wide network.
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SUNY Canton graduation kicks off commencement season

CANTON, New York (WWNY) - Graduation season officially commenced this weekend in St. Lawrence County. SUNY Canton students were the first to make the walk across stage as 2022 graduates. Just over 700 students received their degrees Saturday morning with around 500 of them in attendance. An element that did not go unnoticed by both students and staff.
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Donating socks for the Sox Box

Allyson Ladoucer from Operation Sox Box donated a bag of socks to the St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services Homefinding Unit for children in foster care. Operation Sox Box collects socks for children in Ogdensburg and surrounding areas. Submitted Photo.
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Special weather statement issued in St. Lawrence County

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — The National Weather Service has issued a cold water safety message for the majority of St. Lawrence County. The NWS warned that the warm air temperatures in the mid-80s may cause people to underestimate the dangers of cold water temperatures. They stated that water temperatures across Lake Champlain are in the lower 50s and are around 60 in the region’s smaller lakes and rivers.
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Massena union members have tentative contract agreement with Arconic

United Steelworkers in Massena have a tentative contract agreement with Arconic. The Watertown Daily News reported that the union reached an agreement over the weekend shortly before the current contract would have expired at noon on Sunday. The new contract will affect workers at 4 locations in the U.S. including...
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St. Lawrence County decides how to spend $20.9 million American Rescue Plan funds

Celia ClarkeSt. Lawrence County decides how to spend $20.9 million American Rescue Plan funds. Across the North Country, counties are getting a windfall from federal pandemic relief funding. The nearly two trillion dollar American Rescue Plan was signed into law last year. In St. Lawrence County, Clifton-Fine hospital, the smallest...
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‘Unschool’ raising funds for permanent home

New York (WWNY) - It’s an alternative style of education where the kids get to choose what they learn, how they learn, and at what pace they learn. It’s known as an “unschool” and one in St. Lawrence County is working towards a permanent home.
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