99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, 8/11/10
TWO SERIOUS CASES IN OGDENSBURG--OGDENSBURG POLICE INVESTIGATING KNIFE INCIDENT--Police were called about 1am to a residence on the 800-block of Franklin Street for an altercation between a male and female. The male received a puncture wound; the female received a cut to her arm. Both were transported to Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center. The investigation continues; police say mental health issues may be involved and arrests are pending....SERIOUS INJURIES FROM OGDENSBURG ASSAULT--City Police say a male was attacked by two other males on the 500-block of New York Avenue about 3:15 this morning. The victim was kicked several times, received numerous facial injuries, and several of his teeth were knocked out. There is no suspect as of this report; the incident is still under investigation.
NO CHANGE IN POTSDAM TOWN EQUALIZATION RATE NEXT YEAR, STILL 98 PERCENT--Town Supervisor Marie Regan told us the Town Council is considering a re-value of properties next year. The rate is unchanged the third year in a row. After the last re-value several years ago, the protest over some tax bills being multiples over previous years in the Norwood lakefront neighborhood especially, led to the formation of the Town of Potsdam Taxpayers' Association which has mounted Town Council candidates.
12-AND-A-HALF YEARS FOR CHRIS ORTLOFF--The former Assemblyman from Plattsburgh that represeted the district including the Town of Massena for several years, received his sentence in Federal Court yesterday for enticing who he thought were two minors over the internet for sex. Ortloff was arrested in 2008. Ortloff resigned from the State Parole Board after his arrest.
Francis 'Frank' Cyrus--72--West Stockholm. Services 11am Saturday at Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam. Calling hours Friday 2-4, 7-9pm