99 NEWS FOR SATURDAY, JULY 17TH 2010
MAIL SCAM DISGUISED AS 'PUBLISHER'S CLEARING HOUSE'--99 News has received at least two complaints from area senior citizens who have received mailings that look like the famous mailings from the well-known contest. When a phone number is called, questions are asked in an aggressive way about Social Security and bank account numbers. Would-be victims are also asked to send 900 dollars to an address in Canada to 'claim the prize'. Bogus. We have also received more reports from seniors receiving phone calls from the ongoing Canadian voice mimic scam, where a voice that sounds just like a grandchild asks for bail money to get out jail in either Montreal or Ottawa.
ROSSIE TRAFFIC STOP RESULTS IN GUN CHARGE--Sheriff's Deputies pulled over a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Christopher Planck of Philadelphia on Somerville Road Wednesday evening. An allegedly-loaded 22-caliber long gun was found in the pick-up. Planck was released on court appearance tickets.
SERIOUS SEX CRIME CASE IN NORTH BANGOR--Malone-based State Police arrested 21-year-old Randy French Thursday on numerous felony and misdemeanor counts alleging he provided alcohol to two girls under 15, had 'full relations' with one, and sexual contact with the other. French was arraigned and jailed on 25-thousand dollars cash bail or 50-thousand dollars bail bond.
GILLIBRAND INTERVENES IN NATIVE LACROSSE PASSPORT ISSUE--US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said this week she has called upon Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to work with tribal leadership in developing acceptable travel documents for Natives that do not infringe upon their sovereignty. A team from the Six Nations, including Akwesasne Mohawks was denied a flight to the United Kingdom for a world tournament because they had Haudenosaunee travel documents and not US passports. The Natives refused the US passports on sovereignty grounds. A one-time travel waiver from Clinton was refused by the British government. That resulted in a default loss in their first tournament matchup.
William Streeter, Jr.--79--Cranberry Lake, formerly of Hopkinton. Services 1pm Monday at Hopkinton First Congregational Church. Calling hours today 2-4, 6-8pm at Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop.
Betty Ames Malvaugh--85--Canton. Services 10am today at St.Mary's Church, Canton. Arrangements with Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton.