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Kevin Ward Jr. died Saturday night in a NASCAR accident in Ontario County.  Photo:  Kevin Ward Jr. Facebook page.
Kevin Ward Jr. died Saturday night in a NASCAR accident in Ontario County. Photo: Kevin Ward Jr. Facebook page.

Funeral this morning for driver Kevin Ward

North Country NASCAR driver Kevin Ward, Jr.'s community will gather in Turin today. A funeral for the 20 year-old will be held at the South Lewis Junior-Senior High School this morning.  Go to full article
Trevor Sisto, age 20, of Fort Covington NY. Photo:  Lake Placid Village Police Department
Trevor Sisto, age 20, of Fort Covington NY. Photo: Lake Placid Village Police Department

Sisto pleads not guilty in fatal crash

The Fort Covington man involved in a high speed crash last month that killed two people in Ray Brook pleaded not guilty on Monday to felony charges stemming from the incident.

That's according to a report in this morning's Plattsburgh Press Republican.

20-year-old Trevor Sisto was allegedly fleeing police on the highway between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake on July 24.  Go to full article
Aaron Woolf is seeking the NY-21 House seat. Photo provided by NYS Democratic Party
Aaron Woolf is seeking the NY-21 House seat. Photo provided by NYS Democratic Party

Woolf addresses health dept. violations; campaign airs first TV ad

For the first time, Democratic congressional candidate Aaron Woolf is personally addressing a report that a grocery and deli he owns in Brooklyn were hit with dozens of health violations.

And Woolf is on the air in the first TV ad of the campaign.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.lethbridge.ca/living-here/getting-around/Transit/PublishingImages/Need%20Work.JPG">Lethbridge Transit</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Lethbridge Transit, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY kicks in to help job-seekers in Jefferson and Lewis counties

New York is kicking in up to $1.3 million to help the long-term unemployed find work in Jefferson and Lewis counties.

The grant is funded through the United States Department of Labor. It'll go to private sector businesses, not-for-profits, training providers and the local workforce investment board.  Go to full article

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Can-Am rugby player conscious but critical

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise is reporting that a ruby player injured over the weekend in Bloomingdale is conscious but still in critical condition.

Dan Nelson, age 57 from Long Island, was competing in the Can-Am Rugby Tournament on Sunday when he suffered a blow to the head.  Go to full article

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John Sullivan. Photo: NYS Police
John Sullivan. Photo: NYS Police

Watertown postal worker charged with felony eavesdropping

State police in Watertown say they've arrested a Post Office worker for allegedly eavesdropping on other postal service employees.

John Sullivan, age 50, has been charged with one count of eavesdropping. That's a felony under New York state law.  Go to full article

News from the Eight O'clock Hour 7/31/14

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Wireless broadband internet router. Photo: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USI_router.jpg">Bobamnertiopsis</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Wireless broadband internet router. Photo: Bobamnertiopsis, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY invests $9 million in North Country broadband

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York is investing $9 million to expand broadband access among older adults in the North Country.

Slic Network Solutions based in Nicholville, NY will expand broadband for approximately 2500 unserved households, 134 businesses and 33 community anchor institutions in the North Country, including two schools.

The expansion will cover the town of Belmont to the southern end of Malone, and the towns of Newcomb, Minerva, Chester, Oswegachie and Depeyster.  Go to full article

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