99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR SATURDAY, 9/19/09
POTSDAM PLANNERS APPROVE UPGRADES AT MIDTOWN APARTMENTS--The Planning Board voted Thursday to approve plans by the Potsdam Housing Authority to update the parking lot at the nearly 30-year-old apartment complex. Plans include new pavement and drainage improvements. One issue brought up was the fact part of the lot is actually part of Munson Street, on paper and that reduces flexibility on lot coverage requirements.
ALLEGED GETAWAY CAR DRIVER FROM MASSENA ROBBERY CAUGHT--Village Police arrested 24-year-old Kelly Jo Claffey early Friday morning on a warrant charging her with conspiracy and other counts after a traffic stop. She was also found to allegedly possess six hypodermic needles and was charged with possession. Claffey allegedly drove the getaway car for a male who allegedly entered Woody's Market on East Orvis Street and robbed the store of a small amount of money at gunpoint. The male suspect got away before Claffey was stopped; he is described as about 6 feet tall wearing a face covering, with a voice that led the clerk to believe he is Native American. Claffey was arraigned and jailed on 5-thousand dollars cash bail or 10-thousand dollars bail bond.
JAIL INMATES ARRESTED IN SUBOXONE SMUGGLING CASE--St.Lawrence County Sheriff's Deputies say 22-year-old Timothy Scott and 21-year-old Justin Bruce allegedly worked with 21-year-old Gena Mc.Gregor and 18-year-old Shannon Forget to bring the anti-withdrawal drug into the correctional facility in Canton. The two women have the same Mc.Cluskey Avenue, Massena address as Scott. The two inmates were arraigned Friday on contraband promotion charges and turned over to probation until a court date in the Village of Canton. Forget and Mc.Gregor were arraigned and jailed earlier this week.
NUMEROUS ARRESTS MADE FROM OGDENSBURG-SYRACUSE COCAINE-OXYCODONE RING--The combined efforts of state, federal, and local law enforcement rounded up nine suspects, three from Syracuse, one from Antwerp, and the rest from Ogdensburg. The drugs were allegedly brought up from Syracuse and dealt in the North Country.
FATAL CRASH-HOPKINTON--23-year-old Jesse Mc.Carthy of Canton perished when he was ejected from his rolling car after he lost control on Kinglsley Road about 9pm. Speed and failure to wear a seatbelt are believed to be factors in the fatality.
Jesse D. Mc.Carthy--23--Canton..Services 5pm Friday, September.25th at Buck Funeral Home, Colton. Calling hours Sunday, September 20th at the funeral home 2-4, 6 8pm.