99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR MONDAY, 8/23/10...flood advisory until 11am today, over 3 inches of rain in Potsdam over the past 24 hours, watch for road flooding...Route 345 and Pig Street, County 35 two trouble spots....many basements flooded..
AUTOPSY RESULTS NEEDED TO IDENTIFY HAMMOND-AREA ACCIDENT VICTIM--State Police in Ogdensburg told us this morning a pick-up accident on Route 37 is still very much under investigation. The truck traveled off the pavement Friday night down an embankment, into some rocks and rolled several times, then caught fire. The name of the victim will be released pending the results of an autopsy.
MASSENA MAN JAILED ON 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS CASH BAIL OR 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND AFTER SUNDAY DRUG ARREST--State Police in Massena say 26-year-old Mark Perkins was stopped in his pick-up on Route 56 in Louisville about 2:30am. He was found to allegedly possess 5.5 grams of cocaine packaged for sale, a small amount of marijuana and three ecstasy pills. Perkins was charged with felony and misdemeanor drug counts, felony DWI, felony AUO and many other counts. He was arraigned before Town Justice Gerry Sharlow.
FATAL COLLISION NEAR SOMERVILLE CLAIMS TWO LIVES--State Police say 69-year-old Shirley Hays of Gouverneur and her 8-year-old step-great-granddaughter Angela Scott of Gouverneur perished when their van collided head-on with a pick-up on Route 11 about 3:20 Saturday afternoon. The occupants of the truck, 32-year-old Shawn Trimm, his 25-year-old wife Melanie and their two children were all hurt--the wife was airlifted to Unstate Medical University in Syracuse and the others to EJ Noble Hospital. The investigation continues; investigators say all were wearing the appropriate safety restraints.
EDWARDS TEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH CANTON CASH THEFTS--Village Police arrested 18-year-old Jenelle Parker Sunday afternoon on three counts of petit larceny, alleging she swiped over 102 dollars over three dates earlier this month as a clerk at Price Chopper. Parker would allegedly ask customers using debit cards if they wanted cash back; she would hit the 'yes' button if some said 'no,' pocketing the money. Parker was released on a court appearance ticket.
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