99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR MONDAY, LABOR DAY 9/7/09
GRIFFO: 'SIN TAXES' OFTEN CONTRADiCTORY--State Senator Joe Griffo told an audience in Massena Sunday he does not favor taxes that try to stop people from supposedly dangerous habits, for example the high tax on tobacco retailers in the form of license fees the consumer ends up paying. Also, Griffo says the majority proposes a tax on sugary soda to combat obesity, while at the same time proposing a tax on gym memberships.
MASSENA MAN ARRESTED TWICE IN CLINTON COUNTY, JAILED--55-year-old Michael Slavin was arrested by Clinton County Sheriff's Deputies August 23rd after a suspicious person call to the county airport. He was found to be in alleged possession of a stolen credit card and medical records, and was also found to allegedly be driving while suspended. He was arraigned and jailed, soon to be bailed out. A further search of Slavin's vehicle turned up a dagger and blank prescription forms. He was arrested Saturday on a felony weapon possession count, and a lesser public health violation. Slavin was arraigned and jailed a second time on the same bail, 5-thousand dollars cash, 10-thousand dollars bond.
RAPE ATTEMPT IN GOUVERNEUR SENDS EVANS MILLS MAN TO JAIL-State Police working with village police arrested 21-year-old Matthew Haney Sunday on charges alleging he tried to have forcible relations with a 17-year-old girl. He was arraigned and jailed on 25-thousand dollars bail.