99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR MONDAY, 7/20/09
ABBE PICQUET: KEY FIGURE IN HISTORY--Ogdensbureg City Historian James Boyle told the audience gathered at Lighthouse Point for the rededication of the Picquet Monument Saturday French missionary Abbe Francois Picquet made it possible for General George Washington to leave Fort LaPresentation free of struggle from the Indians, had he not been so generous the outcome of the American Revolution would have been far different.
CAR-DEER ACCIDENT BRINGS SERIOUS INJURY, SERIOUS CHARGES--Sheriff's Deputies arrested 31-year-old Larry Deshane Saturday night after he struck a deer with a vehicle he was driving with a suspended license on County Route 28, and the vehicle crashed into a tree, trapping front-seat passenger 32-year-old Angel LaPlant. Deshane was found by investigators to have improperly registered as a sex offender; he is on the registry for relations in 1999 with a 5-year-old girl. Deputies say further charges are pending.
OGDENSBURG MAN INDICTED FOR FELONY SEX CRIME--22-year-old Joshua Petell was arraigned Friday on an unsealed St.Lawrence County Grand Jury indictment charging him with first degree sexual abuse, alleging relations with a 5-year-old girl. He was released to probation supervision until future court dates. The Watertown Daily Times says the incident in question took place in the City last fall.
GRIFFO:MAJORITY FACTIONALIZED--GOP State Senator Joe Griffo said Friday, when asked if new Democratic Majority leader Pedro Espada is a person the Minority can work with, that the Democrats have enough problems with party unity within their own ranks, so it's too early to tell if Espada can work across-the-aisle.
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