A delay on May 20 in opening Massena Central School to prepare teachers on how to respond to a student suicide prompted several media outlets to report about the death of the student. Numerous posts and comments on social media sites contained misinformation about the incident.

Should St. Lawrence County media include the name of the deceased and cause of death when a suicide leads to other newsworthy events, such as a school delay, or other public safety issues?

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The U.S. Border Patrol is investigating an incident involving the use of a Taser on an Ogdensburg woman at a checkpoint May 7 in Waddington. Jess Cooke, 21, said she was pulled in for a secondary inspection after agents said she appeared nervous at the checkpoint. A conversation with agents escalated and Cooke was tackled and Tased after she resisted an agent who grabbed her after she refused to comply with a request for her to move. The scuffle was caught on video by Cooke and can be viewed by clicking here.

After viewing the video, do you think the Border Patrol agents handled the situation appropriately?

Do you feel like your rights have ever been violated at a Border Patrol stop in St. Lawrence County?

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Biswal 14th in NCAA Hurdles, one of three Saints competing Saturday

Saints Trevor Bibb 15th in NCAA 10K

Massena wins Division I golf title; Tupper Lake earns Division II crown

Massena-based flotilla offers free boat safety checks

Ogdensburg blanks Potsdam 9-0; Massena tops Salmon River 17-5 in baseball

Warm, sunny weekend in St. Lawrence County expected to give way to rainy Memorial Day

Steep drop in teacher education majors confirmed by SUNY Potsdam, St. Lawrence University

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May 23-29, 2015 Issue , May 23, 8:21 am

New TASC test can help St. Lawrence County residents who didn’t pass GED

U.S. Border Patrol now hiring

Story from WWNY-tv , May 23, 8:35 am

Ogdensburg critic reviews ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and says it’s ‘awesome,’ lacks plot, but ‘the world, the environments tell the story’

Memorial Day Parade in Canton will be free of politics, Canton VFW Post commander says

'Primitive Fire Starting and Sweat Lodge' workshop offered by Local Living Venture May 30

Massena woman sentenced for hornswoggling IRS of $200,000

Annual meeting of Friends of the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center to be held May 26

Police say threats against Potsdam schools were made with fake Facebook profile in attempt at 'swatting'

Potsdam, Massena, Canton, O'burg, Norwood, Morristown, Colton, Tri-Town, Waddington, Hermon to mark Memorial Day

St. Lawrence County DA Rain accused of having affair with ADA while he sought a pay raise

Story from WWNY , May 22, 5:22 pm

Officials cast large net to find jury to hear case of man accused of killing elderly Potsdam woman

Story from WWNY , May 22, 5:21 pm

Clear and cold tonight, maybe some frost; sunny, warmer, windy Saturday in North Country

Potsdam school threats, Brasher stabbing, Little River graduation among May 22 NCNow top five

Troopers investigate stabbing in Brasher

Seminar on meth labs, heroin, other drugs in Norwood Tuesday

Junior Citizen Scientist program in Massena Saturday

NCAA championship gives Canton economic boost

Story from WWNY , May 22, 2:42 pm

Top five things to do in St. Lawrence County Saturday

Massena-based flotilla offers free boat safety checks

Ogdensburg Zonta gives money to Odyssey of the Mind

St. Lawrence University students win 23 medals at Health Occupations Students of America conference

May 27 social media workshop in Ogdensburg canceled

Troopers say online bomb, shooting threat to Potsdam schools not worthy of 'public alarm'

Story from, May 22, 11:50 am

Business evaluation workshop in Potsdam June 3

Parishville man faces charge of felony child sex abuse

Story from, May 22, 11:48 am

More than 800 competitors, plus visiting spectators in Canton at NCAA track and field championships at St. Lawrence University

‘Summit’ meeting in Heuvelton: Can Amish buggies be both ‘plain’ and visible?

Potsdam Library offering job-seekers free help sessions with professionals

Story from, May 22, 11:45 am

Steel Riders throttle up in Colton for Kaiden Leclair

Massena Rescue Squad's 41st open house fundraiser May 25

Story from, May 22, 11:42 am

State police investigating bomb, school shooting threats against students in Potsdam

Nicholville United Methodist Church to serve Memorial Day turkey dinner Monday

Story from, May 22, 11:41 am

Community leaders at Heuvelton meeting agree to find ways to make Amish buggies more visible on roadways

Little River Community School in Canton holds graduation ceremony; first student to attend K-12 at school graduates

Primary Care Center in Colton, Afterhours Center in Canton closing for Memorial Day observance

Potsdam High finishes second in state mock trial competition

Story from WWNY-tv , May 22, 9:18 am

Opinion: Volunteers, donations keep Meals on Wheels rolling

Hermon Fire Department to host potluck lunch Monday

Department of Labor reports increase in non-farm jobs in April from previous year in St. Lawrence County

Waddington Library to launch Gateway Program for youth beginning May 23

Residents in Ogdensburg to be charged late fee for dog licenses not renewed within 60 days of expiration date

Brasher Falls photographer compresses over 8,000 images into time lapse video of SUNY Potsdam’s graduation ceremony

North Country officials and Amish leaders look for road safety solutions in St. Lawrence County

New bill from North Country Rep. Stefanik would have EPA to waive rules keeping local governments from removing unsafe buildings

Massena, Ogdensburg, Winthrop residents receive achievement awards from St. Lawrence University during 'Moving-Up Day'

Potsdam United Methodist Church to celebrate lives of 19th and 20th century pastors May 23

Hopkinton-Fort Jackson Fire Department to host chicken barbecue fundraiser Sunday

  • FOUND: POW-MIA hat in Ogdensburg.
  • FOUND: A male orange cat on Lee Road outside of Ogdensburg.
  • LOST: Female, white miniature schnauzer named Mollie. Missing on Rt 37 in Ogdensburg, between the Windjammer Motel and the golf course.
  • FOUND: Orange and white cat. On County Route 17, Old DeKalb, near Beaver Creek Building Supply.
  • FOUND: Small brown dog with blue collar on the Old DeKalb Road.

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