99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, 1/14/09
RICH: CANTON-POTSDAM HOSPITAL RESPONSIBLE FOR LOWER PROPERTY VALUES--Potsdam Town Councilwoman Judy Rich said Tuesday the Hospital paying top dollar for neighborhood real estate to be used in expansion plans will bring down the value of adjacent properties, and homeowners should be compensated by the Hospital for that drop. Town Attorney Frank Cappello says the assertion is impossible to prove without appraisals.
WITNESS OF ALLEGED HORSE ABUSE SAYS NEGLECT LONG-TERM PROBLEM--Peggy Mc.Adam told 99 News Tuesday she has seen first-hand the abuse to horses on Cold Spring Road in Lisbon by 62-year-old Carol Elmer. Mc.Adam says she has learned from sources the Lisbon Fire Department has drawn water for the horses, as Elmer's supply is inadequate. Elmer is facing Ag and Markets Law charges related to the horses; two were taken away last week. She and her attorney say the abuse allegations are unfounded, that the charges stem from natural horse behaviors.
STOCKHOLM COUPLE SAVED FROM BURNING HOME--Fire investigators say a working smoke detector alerted Peter and Paula Radel of Hurley Road about 8:40 last night; they were able to escape the structure unharmed. Brasher-Winthrop firefighters and mutual aid were unable to save the residence. Trucks were on the scene past midnight.
TODDLER SERIOUSLY HURT IN POTSDAM SUV CRASH--Sheriff's Deputies say 1-year-old Aleena Siddiqui, a passenger in an SUV that crashed on Baghdad Road about 5pm yesterday, was airlifted from Canton-Potsdam Hospital to Fletcher-Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont. No condition was available today. The SUV contained four passengers and the driver, 21-year-old Naveed Jalal. Jalal lost control of the SUV and struck a tree; he was ticketed for unreasonable speed. Neither Jalal nor the remaining passengers, all from Baghdad Road, was seriously hurt.
STOLEN SNOWMOBILES LEAD TO FELONY COUNTS--Massena-based State Police say 17-year-old Joshua Love of Massena was stopped in Waddington on what was reported to be a stolen sled. He was arraigned on a stolen property possession count and jailed on 10-thousand dollars cash bail or 20-thousand dollars bond. In a separate case, 24-year-old Bradley Villnave of Massena was caught with an allegedly stolen snowmobile. He was arraigned and jailed on 25-thousand dollars cash bail or 50-thousand dollars bail bond.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY.....MR. FREEZE RULING NORTH COUNTRY TIL FRIDAY, COUNTY LEGISLATOR SAYS ATTORNEY RESEARCHING LEGALITY-ETHICS OF HOLDING COUNTY JOB, AND MORE!
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