99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR MONDAY, 12/29/08
RECORD HIGH HIT SUNDAY; THEN THE WINDS CAME.....Weather observer Rick O'Hanlon recorded 63 degrees about midnight Sunday morning, beating the record set in 1984 of 52 degrees. A few hours later, though a cold front blasted through creating a pressure gradient between warm and cold air masses to produce winds over 55 miles an hour in the immediate Potsdam area. Buffalo saw a 75mph wind yesterday. Winds were strong enough to blow a small barn into the road on US Highway 11 in Moira, and fell a tree big enough to block off State Route 345, the Potsdam-Madrid road. Close to 400 National Grid customers in St. Lawrence are still without power today from a peak of several thousand out yesterday.
MASSENA BURGLARY SUSPECT PICKED UP DOWNSTATE, NO BAIL--Police in Glens Falls responded to a disturbance at a hotel Saturday, and and found one of the suspects, 25-year-old Howard Donnelly of Winooski, Vermont was wanted on a burglary warrant out of Massena. Donnelly was brought back for arraignment and sent to county lockup until future court dates.
GOUVERNEUR HOUSE FIRE--Trucks rolled to the residence of James King at 35 Quarry Road about 11:30 last night. The house was declared a total loss. Seven people were reported to be in the house; the American Red Cross was called to assist. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.