99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR MONDAY, JULY 5TH, 2010
HEAT INDEX COULD REACH UPPER 90'S, MAYBE 100-PLUS DEGREES TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY--The heat index is a function of high temperatures and relative humidity, the effect heat has on the body. National Weather Service forecaster Jason Nielson explains a high pressure system holding over the Northeast is pulling heat and moisture from the Gulf of Mexico North. Those with compromised breathing are advised to stay indoors, get close to cooling devices and limit strenuous activity. All are advised to stay hydrated, use sunscreen, wear a hat and to dress lightly if possible if spending time outdoors. The UV index is also projected to be very high.
SHIP RUNS HARD AGROUND ON SEAWAY NEAR SINGER CASTLE--The 740-foot Canadian vessel Algobay ran aground Sunday morning near Chippewa Bay. There is no danger to slow-passing boats; the ship's fuel tanks are above-water and were not ruptured. The ship carrying corn. The grounding is under investigation by the Seaway with the assistance of the US Coast Guard.
BOATING ACCIDENT ON CRANBERRY LAKE INJURES WATER-TUBER--27-year-old Joyce Horton of Pine Bush, NY received a severe leg wound Sunday afternoon when a rope behind a houseboat pulling a water-tube she was riding wrapped around her right calf as the tube deflated. Horton was transported to Clifton-Fine Hospital in Star Lake, then transferred to University Hospital, Syracuse. Horton's 8-year-old son was on the tube with her; he was not hurt. No tickets have been issued.