99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 18TH, 2010
PRISON CLOSURES TO BE ON STATE LEGISLATURE AGENDA TODAY--The fate of Ogdensburg Correctional Facility and others is expected to be decided today or tonight as the State Legislature considers a series of stand-alone budget bills. Governor Paterson has ordered the Legislature to come up with a final spending plan by June 28th, or he will submit the remainder of appropriations in the June 28th weekly extender package...expected to mirror his Executive Budget submitted in January.
FELONY MARIJUANA BUST IN ROSSIE--Sheriff's Deputies say 22-year-old Samantha Hague of Syracuse was arrestred on a first degree possession charge after she was found to allegedly have about 30 pounds of dope in her vehicle after a traffic stop by US Border Patrol agents on Route 11. She was arraigned and jailed on 10-thousand dollars cash bail or 20-thousand dollars bail bond.
NORTHERN NEW YORK 'FISHING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD'--That's the marketing buzz a partnership between the St.Lawrence County Chamber, the Town of Massena, North Country Savings Bank and other partners plans to create. The goal is to bring world-class tournaments and anglers, and their dollars to St.Lawrence, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties.
THREE TEENS HURT IN POTSDAM CAR CRASH--State Police in Canton say 16-year-old driver Kayla French of Norwood lost control of the car about 3:15pm Thursday on County Route 35 as she was reaching for a pair of sunglasses. The car traveled off the road and struck a tree. French and her two passengers...15-year-old Brooke Grant of Potsdam and 16-year-old Renee Dufresne of Norfolk were all transported by Potsdam Rescue to Canton-Potsdam Hospital, treated for minor injuries and released. French was ticketed for failure to use designated lane.
BRASHER FALLS MAN PILFERS MONEY FOR BASEMENT WORK, ADMITS DRUG PROBLEM--29-year-old Jacob Runions appeared in county court this week and pled guilty to a felony Grand Larceny charge, admitting to taking 6-thousand dollars as payment for a construction project that was never done. Judge Jerome Richards ordered Runions to successfully complete drug rehab, or serve prison time.