99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, 5/12/09
FORMER LOCAL WOMAN ACCUSED OF NUMEROUS BANK, BUSINESS FRAUDS--A St. Lawrence County Grand Jury handed up an indictment Monday against 33-year-old Timi-Lynn Baxter charging her with grand larceny, scheme to defraud, and other serious crimes alleging she and a partner opened bank accounts with forged checks and took cash and merchandise from numerous other banks, credit unions, department stores, groceries, and many other businesses in Northern New York and in other states. the alleged frauds occurred from November of 2007 to February of last year. The Courier-Observer says Baxter was arraigned and jailed without bail. ALSO FROM GRAND JURY MONDAY...the three suspects in the SUNY Canton gang assault earlier this year have rejected a plea deal with prosecutors.
AUBERTINE HAS ADDED COMMITTEE CHAIRMANSHIP--State Senate Majority Leader Malcom Smith announced Monday 48th District representative Darrel Aubertine will serve as Interim Chair of the Energy and Telecommunications Committee. The Chairmanship was held for many years by Aubertine's predecessor in the Senate seat, James Wright. Aubetrtine already chairs Agriculture.
HERMON MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING BEAR CARVING--Sheriff's Deputies arrested 42-year-old Michael Woodrow of Marshville Road Monday on a count of Petit Larceny, alleging he swiped a wooden bear carving worth 400 dollars. Woodrow was released on a court appearance ticket.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY....FARM LOBBY CLAIMS 'GRAPES OF WRATH' NO LONGER EXISTS IN NEW YORK...PISTOL PERMIT RENEWAL PROPOSAL DRAWING FIRE...AND MORE!
Howard Mitchell--88--Massena, formerly of Brasher Iron Works. Celebration of Life 11am Wednesday at Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop. Calling hours today 2-4, 7-9pm
Helen Nemo--90--Norfolk. Services 1pm Friday at Hale Cemetery, Norfolk. No calling hours; arrangements are with Buck Funeral Home