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  1. Watertown police: One killed in Moulton Street fight

    pWATERTOWN — One person was killed early Saturday morning during a fight at a home on the 200 block of Moulton Street, according to Watertown city police./ppDetective Lt. Joseph R. Donoghue said he could not confirm the identity of the 30-year-old man who died early Saturday. The incident was first reported at 2:40 a.m., according to dispatchers./ppLt. Donoghue said there was a fight in and around a residence./ppResidents on Moulton Street who spoke to the Times said the area of the…
  2. Rebellion, fun draw visitors to Alexandria Bay for pirate weekend (VIDEO)

    pALEXANDRIA BAY — The idea of being a pirate was more for some people than a costume or yelling a loud “Arrgh.” It was a chance to be someone different, and to break out of their normal routine./pp/pp“This is our happy place,” said Shandra L. Moreau, a Mohawk resident who has taken part in the event for about 10 years, and uses a pirate-themed name during the event./pp“I’m not a hockey playing mom,” she said. “I’m…
  3. Boating event raises money for Jefferson County SPCA (VIDEO)

    pCHAUMONT — Dozens of people took to the water by kayak, canoe and paddleboard to raise money for the Jefferson County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals./ppThe SPCA Doggy Paddle drew 35 people Saturday, who raised more than $1,000 for the organization. /ppParticipants traveled about six miles during the event, in its second year./pp“For those people to come out and participate and make a donation and support the shelter, that’s how we exist,” said…
  4. One injured in milk truck crash in Pinckney

    pBARNES CORNERS — The driver of a tanker trailer hauling 70,000 pounds of milk received treatment for a head injury after a crash at about 8:45 a.m. Saturday morning in the town of Pinckney./ppLewis County sheriff’s deputies said Charliejean McFadden, of Cortland, was driving east on Route 177 in a 2018 Freightliner with a tanker trailer of milk by Preble Milk Co-Op when he lost control and went off the east side of the road./ppThe vehicle flipped on its side and slid down…
  5. Smugglers use drone to fly meth over Mexican border, officials say

    pSAN DIEGO — The buzz of a motor overhead at nearly 11:30 p.m. was the tip-off./ppA remote-controlled drone flew over the border fence from Mexico, heading for San Ysidro, while a Border Patrol agent listened and watched. He radioed ahead to other agents to be on the lookout for the small aircraft./ppTen minutes later, federal authorities had busted what they say is their first confirmed case of drug smuggling by drone in San Diego County./ppLate on the night of Aug. 8, agents…
  6. Landslide in Congo Kills Dozens

    pNAIROBI, Kenya — A landslide after heavy rains in an eastern area of the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed dozens of people, according to an estimate of the number of households buried by tons of mud, an official said Saturday./ppThe landslide buried about 50 households in the fishing village of Tora, in Ituri province on the shore of Lake Albert in the western Rift Valley, said Pacifique Keta, the vice governor of Ituri province. He said he feared that as many as 200 people…
  7. Weather service says Lake Ontario shore poses risks to swimmers, boaters

    pThe National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued special warnings for swimmers and boaters in Lake Ontario./ppThe service has issued a beach hazards statement for all of Lake Ontario. This is issued when there is a high risk to swimmers./ppLife-threatening waves and currents exist throughout the lake. Swimmers are urged to stay out of the water during this period, which ends late tonight. It is especially important to stay away from high-hazard areas such as piers and breakwalls./ppThe…
  8. In Seattle, people are protesting monuments to the Confederacy — and communism

    pThere is a 7-ton statue of Vladimir Lenin in Seattle. It’s 16-feet tall, made of bronze and has resided in the city’s eclectic and very free-spirited Fremont neighborhood since 1995. Tourists flock to see it./ppThis week, protesters did too./ppIn a twist on the recent calls to remove Confederate monuments, Seattle’s Lenin statue has attracted renewed scrutiny this week after an impromptu protest by activists supporting President Donald Trump, who has endured…
  9. Fatal Knife Attack in Finland Is Investigated as Terrorism

    pSTOCKHOLM — A knife attack that killed two people and wounded eight others in southwestern Finland is being investigated as a terrorist attack, the national bureau of investigation said on Saturday./ppThe suspect, who was shot after the attack in Turku and hospitalized with a leg wound, is an 18-year-old Moroccan, the bureau said on Twitter. At a news conference Saturday afternoon, police said he had been in Finland since last year and was seeking asylum. They said he would be…
  10. Trumps to skip Kennedy Center honors, citing ‘political distraction’

    pWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, will not attend the annual Kennedy Center honors — a traditional showcase of the nation’s arts — over concerns of a political distraction, the White House said Saturday./ppThe announcement came the day after the entire 17-member White House arts council quit Friday in protest over his response to the neo-Nazi rally that turned violent in Charlottesville, Va./pp“The president and first lady have…
  11. Spain Looking for Moroccan Man in Barcelona Attack Investigation

    pBARCELONA, Spain — Spanish authorities said Saturday that they were hunting for a 22-year-old Moroccan-born man who they suspect was the driver of the van that plowed through central Barcelona this past week./ppPolice believe they have dismantled the terrorist cell of at least 12 people that carried out the attack in Barcelona and another in a seaside resort town to the southwest, Cambrils. The two assaults left at least 14 dead — all but one in Barcelona — and…
  12. North Orchard Street apartment fire caused by ‘lightweight extension cords’

    pWATERTOWN — Neighbors on Coffeen Street described a dramatic scene at a Friday afternoon fire./ppTana Stephenson said she and her friend Sylvia Mayo were just pulling up to her house when they saw “white and gray, and then black” smoke coming from the porch of 228 N. Orchard St./ppMs. Mayo said that she saw a woman run out of a neighboring house “yelling that there were people and animals inside. Just a minute after that a truck pulled up to the house. Two guys…
  13. Police investigate early morning fight at Moulton Street in Watertown

    pWATERTOWN — City police are investigating an incident that took place overnight on the 200 block of Moulton Street./ppThe incident was first reported at 2:40 a.m. Saturday, according to dispatchers./ppDetective Lt. Joseph R. Donoghue said there was a fight in and around a residence located at the street. He could not provide any other details about the incident./ppResidents on Moulton Street who spoke to the Times said the area of the incident is known for loud gatherings./ppRegina…
  14. Boldt Castle sees attendance drop due to high water levels

    pALEXANDRIA BAY — Attendance at Boldt Castle has fallen about 8 percent this season, as the castle adjusted to record high water levels that have created challenges across the region./ppAttendance so far was measured at about 122,751 visitors, an 8.3 percent decrease compared to the 133,810 visitors who went to the castle at this point last year./ppHowever, Shane K. Sanford, Boldt Castle facilities director, said he is optimistic about the numbers despite the drop, given the…
  15. Indian River School Board votes to refinance Capital Project debt

    pPHILADELPHIA — The Indian River Central School District Board of Education voted Thursday night to refinance the remaining debt from its 2009 capital project at a lower interest rate./ppThe board approved the $39 million capital project in January of 2009, and included improvements to the entire district./ppDistrict Business Administrator Joseph A. Dougherty said that the original cost of the remaining balance was $18,888,706. The original interest rate was 4.8 percent./ppAfter…
  16. Workshop set up to talk about downtown retail opportunities

    pWATERTOWN — A retail consultant will hold a workshop on Sept. 18 to talk about what kind of opportunities exist for businesses in the downtown business district./ppThe Retail Coach, hired by the Watertown Local Development Corp., wants businesses to know what the Tupelo, Miss., consultant has been doing to help downtown./ppMembers of the local development corporation, also known as the Watertown Trust, talked about the plans for the workshop on Thursday./ppC. Kelly Cofer, owner of…
  17. Four indicted in Massena shooting, stabbing

    pCANTON — The four people charged in the Aug. 3 shooting and stabbing in Massena a href="http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news05/massena-shooting-victim-in-critical-condition--20170806"that left one man in critical condition/a were indicted Thursday by a St. Lawrence County grand jury./ppThe indictment charges Damian A. Giarratano, 23, of 243 County Route 43, Apt. 47, Alan M. Green, 25, of 193 Center St., Apt. 2, formerly reported of 52 McCluskey Ave., and Amanda M. Terrance, 32,…
  18. Fifth suspect in Tyler Johnson murder returns to New York

    pPAMELIA — The fifth suspect in the home invasion murder of a Pamelia man is back in the north country and appeared in court on Thursday night./ppShawn O. Moore Jr., 26, agreed to waive his extradition from Orange County, Florida, earlier this month. /ppHe faces a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Tyler J. Johnson, 20, back in May in his Route 37 home./ppMoore appeared before Pamelia Town Justice Anthony Casselman, who remanded him to the Metro-Jefferson Public…
  19. “Flames burst out” door at North Orchard Street apartment

    pWATERTOWN — Neighbors on Coffeen Street described a dramatic scene at a Friday afternoon fire./ppTana Stephenson, of 418 Coffeen St., said she and her friend Sylvia Mayo were just pulling up to her house when they saw “white and gray, and then black” smoke coming out of the windows of 228 N. Orchard St./ppMs. Mayo said that she saw a woman run out of neighboring house “yelling that there were people and animals inside. Just a minute after that a truck pulled up…
  20. Woman rescued by firefighters, police after slipping into Black River

    pWATERTOWN — City police and firefighters responded to a call at 3:40 p.m. Friday about a woman who had slipped off a rock and into the Black River near the Mill and Arch streets pipeline. /ppThe Watertown City Fire Department found “the victim clinging to a rock, and very tired from battling the swift current,” according to a news release./ppFirefighters and a police officer were able to reach the woman, who was not named in the release, “by utilizing throw…