99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR SATURDAY, 7/11/09
400-PLUS PEOPLE ATTEND SEAWAY 50TH ANNIVERSARY KEYNOTE--US Secretary Raymond LaHood told the crowd gathered on Eisenhower Lock in Massena yesterday the Federal investment of 17 million dollars initially and millions more later will ensure the shipping channel's safety and future viability. Today brings parade and other celebrations honoring the Seaway.
SPEEDS REACH 120 MPH IN MASSENA CAR CHASE--State Police pursued a car driven by 19-year-old Anthony Barnes of Hogansburg about 3am Friday after the car rolled through a stop sign. Troopers had to use a spike strip to stop the car. Barnes was charged with six counts of speeding, DWI and many other counts, arraigned and jailed on 5000 dollars bail.
BRIER HILL HOUSE DAMAGED BY FIRE, CAUSE ELECTRICAL MALFUNCTION--Trucks rolled about 5am yesterday to the residence of Bill Hooper and Family on Route 37. A trucker spotted the blaze and called it in. Damage was listed as 'heavy'. Four people lived in the house; nobody was home at the time. Nobody was hurt.
ALSO ONLINE....TERRY DEFRANCO MARTINO APPROVED AS APA EXEC...HACKETT'S LOSES TRUE VALUE DESIGNATION UNTIL IT CAN REPAY OVER A MIL...LOCAL HOSPITALS FARE POORLY IN PNEUMONIA-RELATED DEATHS, FED SAYS...AND MORE..
Margaret Helmase--89--Massena, formerly of Norfolk. Services private. No calling hours; arrangements are with Buck Funeral Home, Norfolk.