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57 min ago | Watertown Daily Times

Two Fort Drum men charged with sexual misconduct

Damon M. Francis, 19, of 10230 North Riva Ridge Loop, Fort Drum, and Brandon J. Treadway, 19, of Clarkston, Wash., were arrested by Jefferson County sheriff's deputies at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday on one count each of sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child.

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Related Topix: Fort Drum, NY

5 hrs ago | Watertown Daily Times

Brownville man charged with fighting near infant child

Jefferson County sheriff's deputies arrested Raheem M. Campfield, 21, of 117 Brown Blvd., Apt.

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Related Topix: Brownville, NY

9 hrs ago | North County Public Radio

North Country fostering: 'The need's not going anywhere'

Over the last few months, we've been researching foster care in the North Country.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Gouverneur, NY, St Lawrence County, NY

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Gilbert down but not out of NY21 race; Doheny appears at Tommy John dinner

A survey of the political scene in Jefferson County on Wednesday night underscored the fact that there are still many unknowns in the race for New York's 21st Congressional District.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Ellisburg, NY, Belleville, NY, Constitution Party

Watertown Daily Times

JCIDA loan committee OKs $40,000 loan for Mr. Rick's Bakery expansion

The Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency's loan review committee approved a $40,000 loan request Tuesday made by Paul G. Alberry, co-owner of Mr. Rick's Bakery, who plans to move his Mill Street bakery to an expanded location off Route 11 in the next six months.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY, Life, Dining

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Lewis, Jefferson counties unemployment rates highest of nonmetropolitan areas

Lewis County had the second highest unemployment rate in the state in March and Jefferson County came in third, according to statistics released today by the state Department of Labor, though both rates were down from the same month last year.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, St Lawrence County, NY, Bronx County, NY

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Divers to assist in search for body of drowned canoeist in Black River

Divers searched the Black River bottom most of Tuesday to try to locate the body of a Watertown man after a canoe capsized Monday off Eastern Boulevard.

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Related Topix: Black River, NY, Watertown, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Police investigate suspected William Street meth lab

Detective Ronald E. Gatch of the Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force said the Jefferson County Probation Department got an anonymous tip about suspicious activity at 200 William St. and called the task force to investigate.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Watertown Daily Times

Stateway Plaza owners challenge Watertown's property assessment

A day after the City Council set a deadline for the owners of Stateway Plaza to decide if they want to sell a portion of the property to the city for a connector road, the owners renewed a claim that the property is far over-assessed.

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Watertown Daily Times

Brownville home catches fire

A dog was rescued from a burning house on Bonney Road this morning. Firefighters from several area departments brought the fire - which started in the kitchen of the 27522 Bonney Road home at about 10:30 a.m. - under control by noon.

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Related Topix: Fire, Brownville, NY, Watertown, NY

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

One missing, one rescued in canoeing accident on Black River

Watertown city Fire Chief Dale C. Herman confirmed that a woman was taken to Samaritan Medical Center after the incident, which occurred about 6:15 p.m. near the public access point off Eastern Boulevard near the Pamelia line.

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Related Topix: Black River, NY, Watertown, NY, Fire

Watertown Daily Times

Watertown's plan to hold unarraigned suspects best arrangement for now

While Watertown will have to bite the bullet financially, an agreement to have city police officers guard suspects in City Hall lockups before they are arraigned looks like the best deal that could be made in the short term.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY, Opinion

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Motorists charged with DWI offenses

Brian J. Piarulli, 23, of 15747 County Route 156, Watertown, also was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after Jefferson County sheriff's deputies stopped him for allegedly speeding at 3:42 a.m. Saturday on Route 12F in the town of Hounsfield.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY, Pierrepont-Manor, NY, Adams, NY

FireHouse.com

N.Y. Deputies Responding to Grass Fire Discover Shot Puppies

April 20--PHILADELPHIA -- A husband and wife were arrested late Friday afternoon after an investigation of gunshots and an out-of-control grass fire revealed that the man had shot two puppies, police say.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Gouverneur, NY

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Syracuse woman reports robbery, charged with prostitution

Jefferson County sheriff's deputies said a woman called to report that a man she was paid to have sex with robbed her Saturday morning.

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Watertown Daily Times

Deputies responding to grass fire discover Philadelphia man allegedly shot two puppies

A husband and wife were arrested late Friday afternoon after an investigation of gun shots and an out-of-control grass fire discovered that the man had shot two puppies.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Philadelphia, NY

Watertown Daily Times

LaFargeville man charged with two thefts from Walmart

Santino J. Cappuccetti, 25, of 31650 Route 180, LaFargeville, was arrested Friday night by both state police and Jefferson County sheriff's deputies after they said he stole more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from the Walmart Supercenter on Route 3. State police arrested him at 7:40 p.m. Friday at the state police barracks in Pamelia in ... (more)

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Post-Standard

Red Cross closes shelter for Jefferson County flood victims

The Red Cross opened a shelter at American Legion Post 789 in Carthage for people who had to evacuate their homes because of flooding along the Black River.

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Related Topix: Carthage, NY, Black River, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Former Gouverneur mayor sentenced to concurrent prison term in Jefferson County

A former Gouverneur mayor already heading to state prison out of St. Lawrence County Court for swindling two people in a real estate dealwas sentenced Friday in Jefferson County Court to a concurrent prison term for possessing a stolen credit card here.

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Related Topix: Prison, Gouverneur, NY, State Prisons, St Lawrence County, NY

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Red Cross shelter in Carthage to remain open Thursday night

The emergency shelter opened Wednesday at the American Legion Post on West Street will remain open tonight for those displaced from their homes because of recent flooding.

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Related Topix: Carthage, NY, Lowville, NY, Lewis County, NY

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