99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR SATURDAY, 6/5/10
HEUVELTON SCHOOL MARCHING BAND MOVING UP IN PEPSI CONTEST--The Bulldog Marching Band is in the running for 25-thousand dollars from the Pepsi "Refresh" program, that gives competitive grants to charities around the nation. The band plans to buy new uniforms and other equipment if it gets in the top 10 entrants who get the most votes and online support. Friday it was 66th; today it's #64. To vote, get on the web site http://www.refresheverything.com and register. You can vote once a day until the end of the contest June 30th.
ST.LAWRENCE COUNTY GAINS FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY JAIL SEX CASE--Franklin County was recently ordered to board out all female inmates, because of allegations by inmate Amber Dufoe she was raped by a male CO. Dufoe has been jailed since last year on connection with a Hogansburg homicide case. She is soon to deliver a baby; DNA testing will reveal the father. Two Franklin County CO's are suspended with pay pending the outcome of the test. Until the case is resolved, St.Lawrence County is one of the facilities taking the female inmates, at the rate of 85 dollars per inmate, per day. Franklin County Sheriff Jack Pelkey told the Plattsburgh Press-Republican he is confident his officers will be cleared.
CANTON SCHOOL BUS GETS FLAT TIRE; PASSENGERS HURT--The bus filled with first-graders headed for Tupper Lake for a day at the Wild Center tipped over on Route 56 about 10am Friday. Several children received bumps and bruises; the students were brought back to Canton.
DOT CLOSES NORTH-BOUND LANES OF MASSENA 37B BRIDGE; CONCRETE TO BE REPAIRED--Repairs are expected to be done within 3-5 weeks. The concrete repair is unrelated to steel corrosion that resulted in previous lane reductions.
Barbara Clookey--79--Norfolk. Services 10am Tuesday at Bixby Cemetery, Norfolk. No calling hours; arrangements are with Buck Funeral Home, Norfolk.