99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR THURSDAY, 6/25/09
MASSENA HOME DAMAGED BY FIRE--Trucks rolled just before midnight last night to the Terrance residence at 7 Winter Street. An electrical fire caused moderate smoke damage to the house; the firefighting effort brought heavy water damage. One person on the scene was treated for smoke inhalation. Trucks were back in service about 5am today. Seven people live in the house, a rental property owned by Tom Portolese of River Road.
LIFE IN FEDERAL PEN FOR OGDENSBURG COCAINE DEALER--51-year-old Terry Joe Murray was sentenced Monday for his conviction on charges he led a cocaine trafficking operation out of his residence on Jay Street. Agents seized powdered cocaine, crack cocaine, 2 BMW vehicles, an ATV and other drug-related items lorded over by electronic surveillance. Five co-defendants pled guilty before him; Murray was convicted after trial.
GOUVERNEUR BAR BURGLARY PROBED--The cash register was removed from Palms Tavern on William Street early Tuesday morning, after the glass front door was smashed. The register held about 350 dollars in cash; it was found a short distance away, empty.
ILLINOIS MAN PICKED UP FOR POTSDAM GUN THEFT CASE--19-year-old Joseph Patterson of Rockford, IL allegedly stole a pistol from a vehicle parked off River Road in Potsdam last November. He was arrested on a felony Grand Larceny warrant, arraigned and jailed on 5-thousand dollars cash bail or 10-thousand dollars bail bond.
COLTON MAN FACES SERIOUS DRUNK DRIVING CHARGE IN POTSDAM--Village Police stopped 51-year-old Jerry Hayes Wednesday night after he allegedly drove through a red light on Pierrepont Ave. A breath test revealed an alleged BAC of .18%, more than twice the legal limit. Hayes was charged with Aggravated DWI and released on court appearance tickets.
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