99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 13TH, 2010
AKWESASNE POLICE OFFICERS PLEAD NOT GUILTY TO FATAL CAR CRASH CHARGES--Officers Michael Biron and Kenneth Chaussi were in court Monday in the start of the trial phase of a case alleging they crashed their patrol vehicle in a high-speed pursuit on Cornwall Island last year, killing Edward and Eileen Kassian of Massena, and an alleged Canadian drug dealer. The trial is expected to last nearly two months.
DURHAM FIANCE SAYS HE DID NOT SHAKE INFANT--Merrissa Neuroth told the Watertown Daily Times it is possible her 4-year-old son may have assaulted 2 and a half month-old Skye Durham, causing life-threatening injuries last week. She says the boy has violence issues. 30-year-old Kenneth Durham of Morristown is jailed without bail on a felony charge alleging he caused the injuries.
AKWESASNE MURDER SUSPECT PLEADS GUILTY TO MANSLAUGHTER--24-year-old Rhonda Dufoe was one of two Snye, Quebec residents accused of killing 44-year-old Thomas Hathaway, Jr. before setting his house on fire in September of 2008. The second suspect, Dufoe's former live-in companion 38-year-old Richard Oakes still has a murder charge pending.
MILLER MAKES SECOND MAJOR GIFT TO SUNY CANTON--Richard W. Miller, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering Technology recently gave 50-thousand dollars to the college's Foundation; this, on top of one million dollars given in 2003. The Campus Center is named after Miller in honor of that gift, the largest donation from one person at the time for the college.
POTSDAM PONDEROSA 2010 POTSDAM CHAMBER BUSINESS OF THE YEAR--Owner-Manager Jeff Prosper will receive the award May 7th at the annual spring luncheon. The restaurant is known for a stellar service record to include fundraisers, providing meeting space, and many other forms of giving back.
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