99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR 7/27/09
FORD:SPECULATION ABOUT CONSERVATIVE PARTY CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE PREMATURE--Hank Ford, Chair of the St.Lawrence County Conservative Party Committee and a member of the State party committee involved with endorsing candidates, says media reports about the party selecting its own candidate for the 23rd District race are speculation, at best. He says it's true GOP-endorsed candidate Dede Scozzafava is viewed by conservatives as too liberal; in fact Scozzafava was blasted by a member of the local party committeee last month on her support of same-sex marriage...one committee member saying 'it's Adam and Eve, not Larry and Steve.'
FORMER POTSDAM ACCOUNTANT DOES FEDERAL TIME FOR WHITE-COLLAR CRIME--Bernard LaClair, Jr., age 56 last known to be living in Pennsylvania, was recently sentenced to serve 30 months in Federal prison for his guilty plea to failure to pay taxes on nearly 700-thousand dollars he allegedly embezzled from a client. LaClair was a long-time Chair of the Potsdam Village Zoning Board of Appeals.
DEMO DERBY DISTURBANCE BRINGS CHARGES FOR MOIRA FATHER AND SON--Sheriff's Deputies were called to the West Potsdam Firemen's Field Days Sunday afternoon after 49-year-old Fred Wilson III and his 28-year-old son Fred IV allegedly gave firefighters difficulties at the demolition derby. Wilson III allegedly fought with Deputies and was charged with attempted assault on a police officer and other counts, arraigned and jailed on 2500 cash bail or 5-thousand dollars bail bond. The son was charged with trespassing and released on a court appearance ticket.
FELONY RAPE CHARGES FOR NORFOLK TEEN--State Police arrested 18-year-old Daniel Rode, Jr. of Norfolk Thursday as the result of an investigation of a forcible rape that occurred in June. Rode was arraigned on counts of first and third degree rape and jailed without bail.
Lyndon Gilbert--78--Canton, former Potsdam-Parishville resident. Services 10am Wednesday at O'Leary Funeral Home, Canton. Calling hours Wednesday from 9am until the service at the funeral home.