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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Results will be posted Monday, May 25.


St. Lawrence County lawmakers have a proposed law requiring Amish to equip buggies with orange safety triangles in the hopes of preventing vehicle and buggy accidents. Orange triangles are required on all other slow-moving vehicles under state law. The Amish community says the orange triangles are against their faith.

Do you think orange safety triangles should be required on Amish buggies regardless of religious beliefs?

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North Country Tai-Chi classes begin May 27 in Canton and Heuvelton

Saint Lawrence University's Tim McCrossen named To USTFCCCA Hall of Fame

N-N claims East Division; Parishville, Morristown, Harrisville

St. Lawrence, Hammond, Lisbon, N-N win girl's softball games

Madrid-Waddington tops Canton in boy's track

Parishville man accused of having sex with 12-year-old

Ritchie bill to help counties with overcrowded jails won’t work with St. Lawrence County’s female jail population

Gouverneur Head Start marks 50 years

Mysterious dog brains in the street, driving with no hands, alpaca-sitting among May 21 NCNow top five

Norwood American Legion gives to NNCS all-night party

Norwood woman receives citation from Assemblymember Russell, Certificate of Recognition from Gov. Cuomo

O'burg, Colton, Winthrop, Canton, Madrid, Canton, Chase Mills, Hammond, Massena artists to show work at juried show

Dog brains found in the street in Gouverneur have everybody guessing how they got there

Norwood firefighters to serve chicken BBQ Saturday

Ogdensburg Pride and Beautification Commission marks 15 years

Winthrop's Elliot's Farm and Home Supply receives excellence award

Fourth graders in Canton give speeches in character as historical figures

Former Ogdensburg resident to wed in September

Top five things to do in St. Lawrence County Friday

Norwood Beach opens for weekends Saturday; for full season June 20

State comptroller pleased convicted Potsdam court clerk will be paying back $117K she stole and not taxpayers

Car wash in Potsdam Saturday

Warm temps, clear skies in the forecast for Memorial Day weekend in St. Lawrence County

Story from, May 21, 12:06 pm

Part-time library employees in Massena now to receive paid leave; employee hours cut

Story from, May 21, 12:06 pm

Ogdensburg's Frederic Remington Art Museum offering free admission to active duty military and up to five family members

Story from, May 21, 12:05 pm

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe members can vote for new chief, sub-chief and tribal clerk June 1, 3 and 5

Story from, May 21, 12:05 pm

Over a dozen St. Lawrence County residents earn degrees from Jefferson Community College

North Country Tai-Chi classes begin May 27 in Canton and Heuvelton

Story from, May 21, 12:05 pm

All St. Lawrence County’s Assembly representatives vote to extend deadline for new, tougher teacher evaluations

Ogdensburg Knights of Columbus to serve chicken barbeque May 22

Story from, May 21, 12:05 pm

Spring cleanup days in Massena net 45 tons of junk from town residents

NCNow Survey: 77 percent of respondents think safety triangles should be required on Amish buggies in St. Lawrence County

Mental health organization in Ogdensburg waits for adaptive rezoning to move location

Proceeds from 'Mom Prom' in Heuvelton donated to Renewal House

Local businesses join to host homebuyers' information program in Potsdam

Chicken barbeque to be served Saturday in South Colton

Massena Town Council agrees to contract with Humane Society through rest of year for dog control job

Wine tasting planned Saturday at Norfolk Liquor

Norwood man faces charges after crashing into telephone pole, porch in Potsdam, deputies say

Canton-Potsdam Hospital doctor and husband care for 13 alpacas owned by new physician relocating to North Country

Top five things to do in St. Lawrence County Thursday

Over 20 St. Lawrence County residents receive master's degrees from St. Lawrence University

Acoustic Brothers to perform Saturday in Russell

Canton Central School students win first place at North Adirondack Regional Envirothon

Sen. Ritchie to lead meeting in Heuvelton Thursday on use of safety triangles on Amish buggies

Country-western themed dance planned May 23 in Parishville

View the latest Potsdam-Canton issue of North Country This Week

May 20 - 26, 2015 Edition , May 20, 5:57 pm

Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley ranks in top 8% for patient satisfaction, one of only 3 in state

Canton Midtown Plaza owner correcting code violations

Story from WWNY-tv , May 20, 6:03 pm

Massena Central mourns student suicide, Norwood Mayor McFaddin dead, Massena hires new cop among top 5 stories for May 20

Hopkinton Food Pantry seeks food donations for kids during summer

Potsdam's Market Lanes begins summer hours, fun leagues, bands and DJs

Massena Lions Rose Day Sale is Thursday

Editor on Duty: Andy Gardner, 315-265-1000, ext. 36

  • 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.
  • LOST: brother to adoption born May 23, 1953.

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