99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, 4/16/10
FORSYTHE SEEKS CONSERVATIVE NOD FOR POTENTIAL RIVER DISTRICT ASSEMBLY RACE--Republican David Forsythe, the St.Lawrence County Legislator from the Lisbon area representing District 2, met with the county Conservative committee Thursday. Forsythe has yet to make a formal announcement he will run for the 118th District seat against Democrat Addie Russell. He says he tried but failed to get widespread support long before the news broke that Ogdensburg Correctional Facility was on the Governor's list of possible prison closures, to form a task force based on signs he was seeing...the repeal of the Rockefeller Drug Laws and the doubling of Corrections Department administrative staff.
TEA PARTY ACTIVISTS HAVE THEIR DAY--The tax protest group held events in Canton and Gouverneur yesterday. Organizer Daulton Foster of Massena says contrary to popular belief, the movement has nothing to do with political party. Patrick Green of Lisbon, a well-known tax activist locally says if the national debt were eliminated, it would draw millionaires to St.Lawrence County to stimulate the economy.
BAIL SET IN MORRISTOWN SHAKEN BABY CASE--Kenneth Durham appeared before St.Lawrence County Judge Jerome Richards Thursday on a grand jury indictment charging him with numerous felonies alleging he inflicted life-threatening injuries to 2-month-old Skye Durham. Bail was set at 25-thousand dollars cash or 50-thousand dollars bond. He had been incarcerated without bail since his arrest last week.
SECOND ARREST MADE IN FELONY SEX CASE--43-year-old Amy Powers of Rensselaer Falls was charged by Sheriff's Detectives on a misdemeanor child endangerment count alleging she allowed a girl under 15 to sleep with 21-year-old Tyler Alley of Ogdensburg. Alley is charged with Rape in the Second Degree for alleged relations with the girl. Powers was released on a court appearance ticket.
DEATH OF TWO NORWOOD BOYS RULED ACCIDENTAL--County Coroner June Wood says autopsy results reveal the cause of death of 14-year-old Joshua Bean and 15-year-old Dustin Berger was inhalation of soot and products of combustion. No foul play is suspected in the death of the boys, discovered inside the remains of a burnt camp off County Route 35.
POTSDAM VILLAGE DISSOLUTION STUDY COMMITTEE TAKES INVENTORY OF SERVICES--Chair Tim Connolly says members of the committee were surprised at the amount of cooperation there already is between the Town and Village, i.e. recreation and public works.
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