99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, 4/7/09
BRUSHTON TEEN REMAINS IN 'CRITICAL' CONDITION WITH INJURIES FROM CANTON FRAT HOUSE FALL--18-year-old Benjamin Chapman is in Fletcher-Allen Health Care in Burlington with serious injuries to the head, leg, and face received when he fell at Alpha Theta Gamma House on Court St. last Friday afternoon. Chapman is a SUNY Canton student. Canton Police say alcohol may be a factor in the fall; county prosecutors have the results of their investigation.
POTSDAM TRUSTEES DIFFER ON HEALTH INSURANCE CONTRIBUTION PROPOSAL--Trustee Steve Yurgartis told the rest of the board in budget deliberations Monday Trustees and non-union staff should start paying a percentage of their health insurance coverage, beginning in 2009-2010 and to negotiate the contribution with unionized workers as soon as possible. Trustee Ruth Garner says she feels Yurgartis is rushing, and the staff deserve 'better service than that.' No formal vote was taken Monday.
FORMER BAPTIST PASTOR PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO CHILD PORN CHARGE--Merton Parks, 60; the former pastor of Oswegatchie First Baptist Church was in St. Lawrence County Court Monday, and pled not guilty to possessing a sexual performance by a child. Parks is accused of having over a hundred pornographic photos on his church computer, some of children in sexual situations. Federal prosecutors say the images were not graphic enough to build a case at their level. Parks reportedly said he had the images to excite himself so he could perform sexually for his wife.
AUBERTINE:NORTH COUNTRY FARED BETTER THAN IT COULD HAVE IN STATE BUDGET--48th Senate District Democratic representative Darrel Aubertine says school aid went up in the district by 4 percent, on average and health care funding held the line for the most part.
MOIRA COMPUTER FRAUD SUSPECT JAILED--State Police arrested 27-year-old Nicholas Brockway over the weekend on a count of Felony, Third Degree Grand Larceny alleging he failed to deliver 15 servers to a company in Georgia after receiving a 25-thousand dollar payment in advance; and also failed to deliver a server to a company in Massachusetts after receiving 35-hundred dollars in advance. Brockway was arraigned and jailed in the Franklin County lockup in Malone on 25-thousand dollars bail.
ALLEGED TROOPER STATION BURGLAR JAILED--Malone-based State Police arrested 19-year-old Nathan Langdon of Dickinson Center Saturday on a count of Felony, Third Degree Burglary alleging he broke into the State Police Convenence Station in St. Regis Falls last October. Langdon was arraigned and jailed on 10-thousand dollars cash bail or 20-thousand dollars bail bond.
"TEA PARTY" PROTEST IN CANTON ON TAX DAY--April 15th will see the local edition of the nationwide tax protest from 11am-2pm in the village park.
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