on Wednesday, 04 December 2013.
A 17 year old Carthage High School student was charged following a school search using K9 dogs yesterday. Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies report that K9 teams from the sheriff's department and Watertown police searched the high school in coordination with the School District, but would not say when or why the search was conducted. Deputies ticketed Arthur Campbell for unlawful possession of marijuana. The Sheriff's Department added that further discipline issues will be handled by school officials.
Three employees at Fort Drum were rushed to area hospitals yesterday following a suspected carbon monoxide problem on post. Fort Drum Officials said emergency crews were called to an ammunition supply point & surveillance building, at 1:30 p.m. after receiving a report of a problem with carbon monoxide at the building, which is located in the range area on the military installation. 3 civilian employees were taken to area hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Fort Drum is investigating the incident.
Shoppers in Lewis County may have noticed they are paying a little more at the cash register. Beginning December 1st, Lewis County's local sales and use tax rate increased from 3¾% to 4%, raising the combined state and local tax rate imposed in Lewis County from 7¾% to 8%. State tax officials report that this new tax rate applies to all taxable sales, services, deliveries, and uses in Lewis County.
The North Country is getting over $14 million to help it be better prepared for emergencies. Governor Cuomo announced yesterday that the state and federal grants are coming from the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, which include $75 million from the annual Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant. The grant helps local governments improve their emergency communications systems. Jefferson & Lewis Counties will each receive $6 million with Herkimer County getting $899,462. Through this grant, local governments are improving the ability of first responders to effectively communicate with neighboring counties in a disaster.
Lewis County has renewed its search for a county manager. The Johnson Newspapers report that Board of Legislators Chairman Mike Tabolt has served in the county manager position since former County ManagerDavid Pendergast retired in April. Applications for the position will be accepted until January 3rd and reviewed by the incoming Board of Legislators.
Remington Outdoor Company has been awarded a $47 million contract. Congressman Richard Hanna announced the deal to produce more than 50,000 R4 carbine rifles for the Philippines armed forces with work on the contract scheduled to begin immediately and be completed in 2014. The work will be completed in Ilion with components sourced from Remington's facilities and suppliers across 20 states. More than 50,000 R4carbine rifles will be manufactured, along with accessories, spare parts and training. Remington Outdoor Co. is the parent company of Remington Arms.
on Tuesday, 03 December 2013.
Disabled American Veterans are looking for drivers. We spoke with Andrew Newcomb, who has more on the screening process.
We will have more on the program tomorrow.
The Copenhagen Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a holiday expo on Saturday. We spoke with Heidi Petrie, who has more.
Once again, the expo will be on Saturday from 10-3.
Hospice services explained
State Police investigating fatal accident
Man sentenced for killing his son
Rome woman arraigned on charges in fatal accident
Whitesboro man charged with DWI
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