99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, 7/22/09
BODY OF FORT COVINGTON MAN FOUND IN ST.LAWRENCE, DEATH MAY BE SUSPICIOUS--The body of Michael David was spotted by a boater on the river over the weekend. He had been reported missing earlier in the week; his boat was found before the body. Sources tell us David may have been involved with the cross-border, cross-river drug trade and was carrying a large amount of cash aboard, that the boat was hi-jacked. ANOTHER DEATH NOT RELATED, POLICE SAY--24-year-old Hattie Bero sustained severe head injuries and was transported Saturday from Massena Memorial Hospital to Fletcher-Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont where she died Sunday. Tribal Police believe her death is not connected with that of David, however the investigation of both is ongoing. HERMON BANK ROBBERY INVESTIGATION CONTINUES, BILL SERIAL NUMBERS RELEASED--The search will continue today for a thin white male who robbed cash from Community Bank in Hermon late Tuesday morning. The numbers of 50-dollar bills taken in the heist have been released...AE 74497616A, DISTRICT E5 1996, AF 06751248B, DISTRICT F6 1996, AA 29860217A DISTRICT A1 1996. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police immediately, 379-0012.
LEGISLATORS TO DECIDE AUGUST 3RD ON CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN--Environmental Planner Jon Montan told us if the board decides to go forward, planners will take an inventory of the county's carbon footprint and forward the information to Legislators, who will decide what actions to take. The cost of fossil fuels remains high, and "Peak Oil" indicates it will become even more expensive.
CLARKSON PART OF MULTI-UNIVERSITY INTERNET SECURITY PROJECT--CU is getting a 480-thousand-dollar share of a 1.2-million-dollar NSF research grant to develop software that will detect whether attempts have been made to breach security encryption devices.
Carl Stevens--80--Potsdam. Services 10am Friday at Garner Funeral Home, Potsdam. Calling hours tonight 7-9pm and Thursday 2-4, 7-9pm at the funeral home.