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  • UN Security Council to meet on Ukraine Friday

    Thu, 6:56pm

    Two Pro-Russian rebel tanks are parked by a destroyed children's playground at the entrance to the airport in Donetsk, Ukraine, on February 26, 2015The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency session on Friday on the ceasefire deal in eastern Ukraine that is showing tentative signs of taking hold, diplomats said. France and Germany requested the meeting of the 15-member council as Ukraine's military began withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline and fighting with pro-Russian rebels appeared to subside. It will be the first session of the Security Council since it met on February 17 to endorse the ceasefire deal reached in Minsk between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Ukraine, France and Germany.

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  • Jewish MP on Arab Israeli slate rejects 'traitor' label

    Thu, 6:52pm

    Jewish Israeli MP Dov Khenin looks on as he meets with locals during a visit to the city of Laqiya, north of the southern Israeli city of Beersheva, on February 17, 2015As a Jewish Israeli Communist running for election under an Arab banner, Dov Khenin is often the butt of jokes. In a country where most of the electorate leans to the right, the 57-year-old member of a Communist party that includes both Jewish and Arab lawmakers is used to threats and hate mail. "I've been subjected to many threats," the father-of-three told AFP, saying that during last year's 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza, the state security services had to protect him and his family. "It wasn't a pleasant situation... but it wasn't enough to make me change my views," he told AFP while campaigning in the Bedouin village of Laqiya in Israel's southern Negev desert.

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  • 3 deny trying to sell military-grade arms to Colombia rebels

    Thu, 6:50pm

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three men accused of conspiring in Europe to sell military-grade weapons to informants who said they wanted to shoot down American helicopters in Colombia have pleaded not guilty. read more


  • No charges for driver in California train wreck

    Thu, 6:44pm

    An aerial view shows the scene of a double-decker Metrolink train derailment in Oxnard, CaliforniaBy Dana Feldman VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - A driver whose vehicle was struck by a Southern California commuter train, triggering a wreck in which 50 people were hurt, will not be charged at this time in connection with the derailment, Ventura County prosecutors said on Thursday. Prosecutors said they would await more investigative findings before making a final decision on whether to charge Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez, 54, in connection with Tuesday's crash in Oxnard, about 45 miles (72 km) northwest of Los Angeles. Sanchez-Ramirez was found walking and "in distress" over a mile from the crash site and was later taken into custody on suspicion of felony hit-and-run for leaving the scene of the accident. He had been scheduled to appear in court on Thursday but was now expected to be released after Ventura County District Attorney Gregory D. Totten's office said in a statement that "no charges will be filed at this time" against him.

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  • 'Jihadi John' suspect in IS beheading videos is identified

    Thu, 6:42pm

    What does ISIS execution video location reveal?The BBC says the man seen in several Islamic State videos is Mohammed Emwazi from London.

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  • California couple, married 67 years, die holding hands

    Thu, 6:34pm

    Family photo of Floyd Hartwig and wife Violet who died hours apart while holding hands(Reuters) - A California couple, married 67 years, died hours apart while holding hands this month, their daughter said on Thursday. Floyd Hartwig, 90, and wife Violet, 89, died on Feb. 11 in their home in Easton, California, outside Fresno, their family said. The couple had known each other since they were children and married in 1947 while Floyd was on leave from the Navy, going on to settle in a ranch in Easton. "They enjoyed working side by side their entire lives," said daughter Donna Scharton.

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Community Calendar

  • "mini Craft Sale"


    The CHNC Crafters will be holding a "mini Craft Sale" on February 13 from 9am to 3pm in conjunction with the hospital auxiliary's sweet and flower sale. It will be held in the hospital lobby and will feature Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day items as well as traditional winter items. All proceeds benefit the auxiliary.

  • Brown Bag Lunch


    Join us for a presentation by Stephen Farina, Professor of Communication and Media at Clarkson University, on North Country historian Franklin B. Hough's lesser known brother Horatio. Horatio Hough was an ardent abolitionist who went on trail for trying to get his church to take a stance against slavery in the 1840s. Bring your lunch; beverages & dessert will be provided. This event is free. For more information, please contact 315-386-8133 or email This event starts at noon at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association.

  • Canton Winterfest Feb. 5-14


    Canton Chamber Winterfest kicks off with the Annual "Celebration" Dinner held at Eben Holden on St. Lawrence Univeristy campus. Displays and Cocktails 6:00pm, Dinner and Program 7:00pm.Buffet dinner cost $38.00, reservations required, deadline is January 30. Call the Chamber office at 386-8255.

  • Civil War Round Table


    Sue Longshore, SLCHA Executive Director, will discuss the fate of the U.S. Transport North America, which foundered off the coast of Florida in December 1864 and resulted in the loss of nearly 200 lives. The North America was headed from New Orleans to New York City carrying  over 200 sick and wounded Federal troops, including a large number of men from the 11th NY Cavalry "Scott's 900" and the 18th NY Cavalry- both regiments containing men from northern New York. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact 315-386-8133 or email   Event starts at 2pm at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association.

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