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Evidence In Jefferson County Case Found In Car Involved In Pursuit
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:47:46 -0700

A woman's purse stolen from Jefferson County was found in a car driven by a central New York man who led police on a chase across two counties Thursday night.

State Orders 3 Jefferson County Stores To Stop Selling Certain Clothes
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:53:22 -0700

New York's attorney general has told 46 thrift shops, including three in Jefferson County, to stop selling children's garments with drawstrings.

Man, 21, dies in North Country ATV crash
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:29:11 -0700

PHILADELPHIA, N.Y. (AP) - State police say a 21-year-old man has died after crashing his all-terrain vehicle in northern New York.

Restoration of Sackets Harbor Church Helps Keep History Alive
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:14:53 -0700

After eight long years, the restoration of a more than century old church in the Village of Sackets Harbor is complete. The community celebrated Christ Church of Sackets Harbor's rebirth Saturday. Elizabeth Jeneault reports.

US names New York test site for small drones
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:57:00 -0700

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Thursday a fifth test site for small drones, as it continues to hammer out regulations for their use in US airspace. In a statement, the FAA said researchers at Griffiss airport in Rome, upstate New York would focus on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, in agricultural applications. "The safe integration of unmanned aircraft into the ...

New York suburbs hit by flash floods after record rainfall
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:54:02 -0700

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than a foot of rain hit parts of New York's Long Island on Wednesday, enough to set a preliminary state record, triggering flash floods and swamping cars on major roads that were turned into rivers during the morning rush hour. A total of 13.26 inches (33 cm) of precipitation was measured at MacArthur Airport in Islip. Heavy rainfall coupled with the ...

NYS Dept. of Labor: Fewer Northern New Yorkers are unemplyed
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:32:56 -0700

The pattern of unemployment continued in the month of July for Northern New York, jobless numbers were down compared to where they where a year ago. The latest numbers were released Tuesday by the New York State Department of Labor. Jefferson County's unemployment rate was 7.3% last month, down from 8.7% during the same time last year. Lewis County's rate was 7.1%, down from 8.5%. St. Lawrence ...

Contract Worker Dies In New York Air Brake Accident
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:53:40 -0700

Watertown police identified the person killed Monday afternoon in an accident at New York Air Brake as Christopher Getman, 28.

Car obsessed New York teen killed in high speed wreck while test driving $200,000 Lamborghini
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:27:36 -0700

Samuel Shepard, 18, of Mount Sinai, New York, was taking the car for a spin on a county road in Mount Sinai on Long Island early Friday when he lost control.

Dead rabbits lead Jeffco health to test for tularemia
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:25:21 -0700

Jefferson County Public Health said dead rabbits have been found at South Table Mountain Park with specimens being tested for tularemia, or "rabbit fever.