Fort Drum Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

on Tuesday, 25 June 2013.

A Fort Drum soldier was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday. The Department of Defense says that 28 year old Specialist Javier Sanchez Jr. was riding on a mounted patrol when his unit was attacked by an explosive. Sanchez was a part of the Special Troops Battalion for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Drum. He was originally from Greenfield, California.

Metro Paper in Carthage Cuts Positions

on Tuesday, 25 June 2013.

Metro Paper in Carthage has cut ten full-time temporary positions as it eliminates money-losing operations.  Carthage Community Development Director John McHugh confirmed the numbers, saying the Canadian company is focusing on "righting the ship." He went on to say that the company may have to consider additional consolidation if the cuts don't help the bottom line. In spite of the job cuts, McHugh said that Metro Paper has made a commitment to stay in Carthage.

Watertown Man Stabbed to Death

on Tuesday, 25 June 2013.

Watertown experienced a violent night between Sunday into early Monday morning. City police report that 34 year old Henry Perkins Junior was stabbed to death in his apartment in the Public Square area of the city. There have been no arrests but investigators are leaning towards a person of interest in the stabbing.

A few hours later, An apparent drive-by shooting sent a man to a Syracuse hospital with injuries. According to city police.  A man identifed as 24 year old Robert Hunt the third was shot while sitting in his vehicle on Ohio Street. He is in stable condition and no description of the vehicle was released.

Boonville Village Police Department Reports

on Tuesday, 25 June 2013.

In the Boonville Village Police Report for last week, Village police handled one criminal mischief complaint, one fraud complaint, one complaint of illegal dumping, one landlord tenant dispute, 1 suspicious vehicle complaint, 2 animal complaints, one noise complaint, 2 disorderly youth complaints, 2 youths were removed from the pool after it was closed, one person was removed from the park after hours, they assisted other agencies three times along with vehicle and traffic complaints.

In other news from Boonville, The Boonville Pool in Erwin Park will be closed for maintenance until further notice.

Lewis County Youth Bureau Asking Organizations to Apply for Grants

on Tuesday, 25 June 2013.

The Lewis County Youth Bureau Advisory Board is asking organizations to apply for a portion of more than $3,000 available to help prevent juvenile delinquency through positive youth development.

Up to $2,291 is available in initiative funding, targeted at early intervention and prevention services. It requires a dollar-to-dollar match from non-state or federal money.

An additional $1,196 in Special Delinquency Prevention Program, intended to be used for youths most likely to become involved in the criminal justice system, also is available. For more information or to obtain an application packet, call Penny L. Demo, Youth Bureau director, at 376-5411, or write to Lewis County Youth Bureau, 5274 Outer Stowe St., Lowville, N.Y. 13367. The deadline for submission of proposals is Aug. 16.

Hanna discusses future Farm Bill

on Tuesday, 25 June 2013.

We continue with Congressman Richard Hanna, who discusses the future of the Farm Bill.


Tomorrow, Mr. Hanna has more on sequestration.

State Senate Passes Brittany's Law

on Monday, 24 June 2013.

The New York State Senate approved Brittany’s Law to increase the safety and awareness of communities by creating a registry of convicted violent felons. The bill establishes a statewide violent felony offender registry by requiring certain convicted felons to register with the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services upon release from prison. Brittany’s Law is named for a 12-year-old girl murdered in 2009 along with her mother in Ontario County. The killer was on parole at the time of the murder, serving 2 ½ years of a three-year sentence for assaulting his infant
The bill requires violent felony offenders to register with the state upon
discharge, parole, or release from any facility, hospital, or institution. Similar to the state’s Sex Offender registry, violent felons would be assigned risk levels. Annual registration requirements and corresponding procedural guidelines would be established to allow local law enforcement agencies and the state to monitor the whereabouts of violent felony offenders. The bill is under consideration by the Assembly.

Dr. Vora Discusses Climbing Background

on Monday, 24 June 2013.

We recently spoke with Dr. Manoj Vora, who discusses how he got interested in mountain climbing.


Tomorrow, Dr. Vora discusses what inspired him to climb the high peak on all 7 continents.

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