99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, 6/4/10
BREAKING NEWS...ST.LAWRENCE COUNTY CONSERVATIVES ENDORSE HOFFMAN FOR 23RD--County Chairman Hank Ford told us this morning despite the opinion by some Hoffman was projecting a bad attitude by acting like he assumed the endorsement was his automatically, the committee voted unanimously for him Thursday because his vote-drawing power in the special election last fall when he nearly beat Democrat Bill Owens, was too strong to ignore. The state Conservative Executive Committee and Chair Mike Long already gave Hoffman their support.
MC.GRATH: PUT POLITICS ASIDE, GET BUDGET DONE--122nd District Assembly Candidate Brian Mc.Grath said yesterday he understands why Governor Paterson is trying to institute furloughs and workforce cuts to balance the budget...because the Legislature has failed to do its job and make responsible cuts. The Lowville native announced his bid yesterday for the seat held by Dede Scozzafava.
MASSENA MAN CHARGED WITH FELONY FOR SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH TEEN--24-year-old Paul Mathous was arrested this week on a count of Third Degree Rape and a misdemeanor child endangerment count, alleging relations with a 16-year-old girl at a residence on East Orvis Street early Monday. The girl was transported to Massena in a vehicle in which Mathous was a passenger. Mathous was arraigned and released to probation supervision. The teen and Mathous were reportedly in text message contact before the relations occurred.
CANTON SCHOOL BUS DRIVER SHOOTS ALLEGEDLY-RABID FOX, TICKETED--Village Police say 49-year-old Eric Bush of Old State Rd. allegedly shot a fox near the bus garage May 14th. Police were investigating a complaint of a possibly-rabid fox at the nearby Partridge Run Golf Course. Bush remains employed at Canton Central pending the outcome of the case; Superintendent Bill Gregory told the Courier-Observer there is a policy against weapons on school grounds.
COURT HOUSE DAMAGE BRINGS ARREST--Sheriff's deputies say they were called to the St.Lawrence County Court House in Canton about 4pm yesterday, after 16-year-old Jarrett Pelkey allegedly struck and damaged a wall with his fist. He was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief and released on a Village court ticket.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY...NATURE CONSERVANCY SUES OVER MASSIVE ADIRONDACK CLUB AND RESORT PROJECT...CRASH NEAR NEWTON FALLS BRINGS IMPAIRED DRIVING ARREST...AND MORE..
Madeline Nichols--98--Potsdam. Services 11am Monday at St.Mary's Church, Potsdam. Arrangements with Garner Funeral Home, Potsdam.
Beulah Frank--84--Canton. Services 11am Monday at Grace Episcopal Church, Canton. Calling hours Sunday 2-4, 6-8pm at Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton.