Aug 13, 2014 — According to the Watertown Daily Times the Ontario County sheriff investigating the death of Kevin Ward Jr. says there are "no facts or evidence that would support allegations against any individual."
The paper also reports Sheriff Phillip Povero has acquired a second video of the accident last Saturday that involved Ward and veteran NASCAR driver Tony Stewart.
Investigators are also working to reconstruct the scene of the crash at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in western New York.
Brian Mann has been following this story since the crash on Saturday and joins Martha Foley by phone. Go to full article
Aug 08, 2014 — 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
Dec 17, 2013 — Last month Centerstate CEO, a Syracuse-based economic development group, released a plan for a region they call central New York. It stretches from the Finger Lakes to Massena and includes Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. It doesn't include the Adirondacks or the Champlain Valley.
The plan was prepared by the Brookings Institution and identifies ways in the region can compete on a global scale. But some critics argue that the plan doesn't represent the western half of what we call the North Country. Go to full article
Dec 11, 2013 — BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) More than a foot of snow has fallen in towns south of Buffalo and more is expected as sections of upstate New York get a wintry blast from lake-effect... Go to full article
Nov 12, 2013 — There are dozens of economic development agencies and strategies in the North Country. Now, there's another. CenterState CEO, a Syracuse-based economic development group,... Go to full article
Sep 17, 2013 — A coalition of defense contractors and universities is stepping up its lobbying efforts in hopes of becoming a federally designated drone testing site. Now, the group's... Go to full article
May 15, 2013 — Wind farms are a touchy subject in the North Country. As the town of Cape Vincent wrestles with a potential project, in neighboring Lewis County another wind farm has been... Go to full article