99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, 3/3/09
HEALTH INSURANCE BIGGEST ISSUE IN POTSDAM VILLAGE BUDGET NEXT YEAR, TREASURER SAYS--David Fenton told Trustees Monday the Excellus health insurance plan that covers CSEA and management staff will likely see a big price hike next year, as there have been many employees with serious illnesses. He says the Teamsters plan that covers the Police Department does not see such impacts, as it is community rated and covers a much larger pool.
NORFOLK HOME INVASION NETS TWO FELONY ARRESTS--22-year-old Matthew Allen and 25-year-old Vincent Enslow were both charged with weapon possession and burglary alleging they entered a residence in Brasher with baseball bats demanding money from the occupants and beat two dogs before taking off with no loot. Both men were arraigned and jailed without bail until court appearances tonight.
NINE ARRESTS FROM BURGLARY SPREE--Potsdam Village Police with the assistance of several other agencies have made a rash of major felony arrests stemming from a number of break-ins and thefts to businesses, offices, and a residence. Only one of the nine was released on a court ticket; the rest were arraigned and jailed on significant bail amounts. The incidents are believed to be drug-related.
GOUVERNEUR WOMAN ACCUSED OF PASSING 64 BAD CHECKS--State Police in Massena say 43-year-old Raeanne Dunning allegedly passed bouncers using checks from two accounts she knew were inadequate to cover them. Dunning was charged with first degree scheme to defraud and released to appear in Potsdam Town Court Thursday.
Marion Russell--97--Lawrenceville. Services incomplete at this time with Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop.
Ira "Pete" Bullis--72--Canton. Services 11am Wednesday at O'Leary Funeral Home, Canton. Calling hours today 2-4, 7-9pm.