99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, 3/19/10
COUNTY TREASURER CANDIDATES COURT CONSERVATIVES--Republicans Kevin Felt and David Button appeared before the St. Lawrence County Conservative Party Committee Thursday. Felt, the current Deputy says getting information to legislators in a timely fashion is crucial. Button says the position should be viewed as that of the Federal Budget Office, the treasurer has a duty to not follow legislators if it undermines the constituents. A decision on the endorsement has yet to be made. The near-victory of Doug Hoffman for Congress last fall has made the Conservative ballot line more valuable election capital than ever before.
SLU PARKING LOT DRUG BUST PUTS GLOVERSVILLE MAN IN JAIL--Canton Village Police with assistance from the county Drug Task Force arrested 22-year-old Scott Labreche about 11:00 last night after he was found to allegedly possess about an ounce of powdered cocaine and about four ounces of marijuana in the parking lot of the St.Lawrence University Brewer Book Store. Labreche reportedly has no ties to SLU or Canton. Labreche was charged with felony drug possession and several other counts, arraigned and jailed on 10-thousand dollars cash bail or 20-thousand dollars bail bond.
SIX-FIGURE WELFARE FRAUD SCHEME ALLEGED, POTSDAM COUPLE BUSTED--38-year-old Scott and 28-year-old Sonya Turner of Heath Rd. allegedly filed forged documents that allowed them to obtain day care benefits worth over 104-thousand dollars. The pair was charged with welfare fraud and false instrument felonies, arraigned and released to probation until future court dates.
LAWRENCE MAN JAILED AFTER CHASE IN RUSSELL--Sheriff's deputies say 48-year-old Marvin Trim allegedly took them on a vehicle pursuit after allegedly refusing to comply with a trespassing investigation. Trim was charged with felony DWAI-Drugs and many other counts, arraigned and locked up on 2500 dollars cash bail.
GRASS AND BRUSH FIRE SEASON IS HERE--State Fire Investigator Joe Lacks of Hailesbro, deputy county fire coordinator for fire safety education, says firefighters are on edge because of tinder-dry ground and dead vegetation. The risk is highest in the days and weeks before total green-up. Improper cigarette butt disposal is still the number one cause of grass and brush fires. Intentional brush-burning is banned until May 15th; burn barrels are now generally outlawed in New York.
Carey Martin--38--Dickinson Center. Services 11am Saturday at the St.Rgis Falls Free Methodist Church. Calling hours today 2-4, 7-9pm at Hammill Funeral Home, St.Regis Falls.