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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Morley Library Association taking signups for June 20 50K bike ride

Biswal National Athlete of the Year, Saints 5th in DIII Program of the Year

Canton, Madrid-Waddington, Gouverneur girl's track teams win

Saints men's lax players Connor Healey and Jack Roberts named All-Americans

Saints men's lax player Tommy Hovey scored twice in North/South All-Star game

County Chamber of Commerce expands opportunities for local producers, artisans with consumer show in Massena

Story from, May 29, 12:04 pm

St. Lawrence County families sought to take in kids from Fresh Air program

Story from, May 29, 12:05 pm

Norwood author reaches out and inspires art and reading for young people

Story from, May 29, 12:04 pm

Top five things to do in St. Lawrence County Saturday

Story from, May 29, 12:03 pm

Dances with wood: Winthop man turns a block of maple into an award-winning bowl

Plant fundraiser raises $1,152 for Potsdam Humane Society

Morley Library Association taking signups for June 20 50K bike ride

Story from, May 29, 11:57 am

Ogdensburg City Council denies Step By Step zoning change; attorney alleges discrimination, discussing lawsuit with client

Civil War talk in Canton Sunday

Story from, May 29, 11:58 am

Dance recital in Massena Sunday

Story from, May 29, 11:56 am

Bill to protect info drivers give to DMV sponsored by North Country Sen. Ritchie

Mustangs, Camaros, Corvettes expected at Frenchie's car show in Massena

Award-winning Canton author pens 'Indiana Jones-style' Viking inspired novel

Watch Tuesday’s Ogdensburg City Council meeting

Video from , May 29, 8:47 am

Ogdensburg Relay for Life team hosting breakfast

Opinion: Culinary Arts program in Norwood helps family in need

Sen. Griffo says recent appointment of Florida school superintendent to state Board of Regents may have been rushed

Ogdensburg, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Central, Heuvelton students sweep OFA Key Club Talent Show

Top stories for May 28: O’burg accused of discriminatory policies, Heuvelton man charged with heroin possession in jail, Canton actor seeks funding for film

Top five things to do Friday: Lisbon talent show, father-and-son Potsdam concert, geneology help in Canton

Throttle Junkies Reloaded charity motorcycle ride, poker run and bike rodeo Saturday begins in Hermon, ends in S. Colton

SUNY Canton mathematics professor selected as recipient of Distinguished Faculty award

'Margaritaville' fundraiser June 13 in Canton to include auction, food, live music

Potsdam may sign contract Friday to partner with firm to increase hydropower revenue; pact with Clarkson also on track

Ogdensburg councilors to act tonight on resolution to transfer 50 acres of Psych Center land to city

St. Lawrence County lawmakers look at lifting gun restrictions

Story from WWNY-tv , May 28, 6:01 pm

Gouverneur looks back on Memorial Day ceremony, parade

5 jurors seated in Stockholm murder trial

Story from WWNY-tv , May 28, 6:03 pm

30 local musicians to perform at 5th annual North Country All-Stars Concert May 30 at Edwards Opera House

Free hazardous waste disposal to be offered May 30 in Canton; dangerous liquids, sealers, aerosols, fluorescent bulbs accepted

Ogdensburg mayor says council should postpone action on Step by Step's rezoning plan, says PDD should go back to planners

Colton-Pierrepont Class of 2018 to host carnival, craft fair May 30

St. Lawrence County traffic safety officials says motorcycle accidents on rise

World famous horsemanship professional visiting Putney’s Hidden Meadows ranch in Rensselaer Falls

Long-lost diamond ring found in old log cabin being moved in Lisbon

Story from , May 28, 2:51 pm

St. Lawrence County school yearbooks are now available for free online viewing

Massena resident named to dean's list at University of Massachusetts Boston

STEM Robotics Camp set for Aug. 2 in Potsdam

Step By Step attorney accuses Ogdensburg of discriminatory policies, says denial of zoning change would violate laws

Story from, May 28, 12:09 pm

Hermon poker run will aid disabled verterans May 30

Northern New York Community Foundation to open Canton location, seeks to improve recognition in county

Story from, May 28, 12:05 pm

Potsdam Central reschedules public meetings with superintendent finalists for June 3

Story from, May 28, 12:03 pm

View a Lisbon organic farm’s year, from seed to harvest

Spring festival set for May 30 in Hammond

Story from, May 28, 12:01 pm

Opinion: Potsdam Hospital Guild thankful for community support

Canton-Potsdam Hospital to host educational luncheon on bad habits June 9

Story from, May 28, 12:00 pm

Canton actor-producer hopes crowdfunding can get short film into production soon

Massena VFW to host jamboree May 30

Story from, May 28, 11:58 am

What would Time Warner-Charter cable merger mean for St. Lawrence County customers?

Story from , May 28, 8:57 am

Massena locks are ‘cool,’ now open for season

Waddington resident part of team that sets new school record for the 4x800 meter relay at MIT

Corning in Canton donates to Potsdam High tech program

Consignment sports equipment sale at Canton's Banford School Saturday

'Night at the Museum' June 19 at Remington in Ogdensburg features music by Pat Duffy

Heuvelton man jailed for possessing heroin at St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility

Raymondville United Methodist Church hosting garage sale June 5-6

Jury selection starts in murder case of elderly Potsdam woman

Coast Guard honored for work on 1976 oil spill off of Hammond

Story from WWNY-tv , May 28, 6:02 am

Madrid man wins first place in Frederic Remington Museum Members Juried Art Show

Opinion: Solar tax-exemption and disposal need discussion, says Potsdam woman

Norfolk Fire Department to hold auction and chicken barbeque Saturday

Potsdam Recreation Department to host pickle ball tournament May 30

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