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WATERTOWN/NORTH COUNTRY

This section displays all of the Watertown and North Country news articles published in the past 7 days.


Body Found in Massena Identified

Massena

Body Found in Massena Identified

A body found in a wooded area in Saint Lawrence County back in late August has been identified. An autopsy revealed the body as Lacey Yekel, 25, of Massena. But as Matt Jarchow reports, many questions still surround her death. Updated 9:36 PM

Indigent Defense Lawsuit Settled

St. Lawrence County

Indigent Defense Lawsuit Settled

Governor Cuomo has agreed to settle a 2007 lawsuit claiming the state has failed to provide adequate indigent defense, paving the way for more help to public defenders offices across the state. Updated 7:34 PM

NY-21 Candidates Met for Third, Final Debate

Watertown

NY-21 Candidates Met for Third, Final Debate

Democrat Aaron Woolf, Republican Elise Stefanik, and Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello answered questions about everything from Fort Drum and the Middle East, to health care and business. 9:53 AM

Upstate University Hospital Prepared for Role in New York's Ebola Response Plan

City of Syracuse

Upstate University Hospital Prepared for Role in New York's Ebola Response Plan

Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse is one of eight hospitals in the state designated to treat Ebola patients. Although officials do caution it is highly unlikely they will ever have to, they are still making preparations. Iris St. Meran sat down with the hospital's CEO to discuss how they're getting prepared. Updated 10/21/2014 09:27 PM

Thousands of Sturgeon Stocked into North County Waters

St. Lawrence County

Thousands of Sturgeon Stocked into North County Waters

Large sturgeon once roamed North Country's lakes and rivers in bunches, but in recent decades their population has taken a major fall. Matt Jarchow explains why the DEC is hoping thousands of youthful fish can reverse the populations downward trend. Updated 10/21/2014 08:55 PM

High School Students Question Candidates in 21st Congressional District Race

Carthage

High School Students Question Candidates in 21st Congressional District Race

The candidates running for New York's 21st Congressional District have participated in many debates and forums together. But on Monday, all three took part in one that was different from all the rest. Elizabeth Jeneault explains how the candidates responded to some important questions asked by young voters. Updated 10/20/2014 10:46 PM

Biden Visits Syracuse as Race Tightens Between Maffei, Katko

CNY

Biden Visits Syracuse as Race Tightens Between Maffei, Katko

It was a busy day for the candidates in the race for congress in the 24th District. Both picking up endorsements. Bill Carey reports one candidate's endorsement included a high level visit to Syracuse for a rally on the Democrat's behalf. Updated 10/20/2014 07:57 PM

3 Charged in St. Lawrence County with 25 Counts of Animal Neglect

St. Lawrence County

3 Charged in St. Lawrence County with 25 Counts of Animal Neglect

Three Gouverneur residents have been charged with 25 counts of animal neglect. Police said they found a number of animals malnourished, confined in small spaces, and in poor condition at a Town of Macomb property. Matt Jarchow has the details. Updated 10/20/2014 06:49 PM

Counties Call on State to Fund Indigent Defense

Canton

Counties Call on State to Fund Indigent Defense

A 2007 lawsuit against New York State claims its been neglecting the cost of indigent defense. More than seven years later, 15 counties across New York are calling on the state to provide that funding. Matt Jarchow has the story. Updated 10/18/2014 06:34 PM

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