99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, 2/5/09
ANIMAL SHELTER NEEDS $250k TO CONTINUE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN--Board members of the shelter told the public at AA Kingston Middle School last night to start the renovation and expansion project by the end of September, 250-thousand dollars must be raised by June 30th, and another 250-thousand by groundbreaking.
HOGANSBURG WOMAN CAUGHT WITH POT PAYLOAD IN JEFFERSON COUNTY--56-year-old Catherine Herne was pulled over by State Police on I-81 in Ellisburg yesterday, where a dog sniffed up 38 pounds of high-grade marijuana in the vehicle. Herne was charged with felony possession, arraigned and jailed without bail.
MORE CUTS AT CORNING PLANT IN CANTON--A report in the Courier-Observer this morning says the latest round of cuts will affect management-level employees; further details are unknown at this time.
NICHOLS' FORMER SEAT FILLED--St. Lawrence County District 3 Republicans chose Joseph Lightfoot of Ogdensburg this week to take seat vacated by Tom Nichols last month after he took a county election commission job. Lightfoot must win in November to keep the seat for the last year of Nichols' term, and win again next November for a full term.
MULKIN:SEACOMM ROBBERY MAY BE DRUG-RELATED--Canton Police Chief Alan Mulkin told us yesterday the January 9th heist of nearly 222-thousand dollars from the credit union appears at this time to be drug-motivated, based on new evidence. He says no surprise, given the economy.
Deborah Carpenter--46--Potsdam. Services 1pm Friday at the Community Room of Building A at Debra Drive Apts., Potsdam. No calling hours, arrangements are with garner Funeral Home, Potsdam.