99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR SATURDAY, 3/7/09
POWER OUTAGE AFFECTS 700-PLUS NATIONAL GRID CUSTOMERS--The utility's latest update was 710 out in Canton, Potsdam, Lisbon, Madrid, Hermon, and Stockholm. The county-wide turn-on time was estimated at 10:15am; most are expected to be back on by 9:30. The outage was reported during the 6 o'clock hour this morning
STOLEN GUN CASES ON THE RISE--State Police Troop "B" headquarters in Ray Brook says gun thefts are up 50 percent over the past year. A majority of the thefts are from residential burglaries in Franklin and Clinton Counties, and were 70 percent long guns. The best prevention is to keep guns in a locked safe, with documentation kept separate from storage.
HARASSING PHONE CALLS PUT POTSDAM WOMAN IN JAIL--Village Police say 53-year-old Susan Koulman allegedly made unwelcomed calls to a professional office. She was charged with second degree criminal contempt, arraigned Friday and committed to St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility on 5-thousand dollars cash bail or the same amount bail bond.
HAWELKA FAMILY READY FOR PAROLE HEARING ON MC.CARTHY--46-year-old Brian Mc.Carthy, serving 23 years to life for the murder of Clarkson University student Katherine Hawelka in 1986, is set to go before the state Parole Board the week of March 30th, not April 13th as originally scheduled. Despite the date change, the family told reporters Friday they are prepared. Included in their evidence to present in the hopes of keeping Mc.Carthy behind bars is anonline petition containing over 5-thousand signatures.
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