99 NEWS FOR SATURDAY, 8/28/10
MASSENA TEEN FACES 11 CHARGES, TWO OF THEM FELONIES RELATED TO OVERNIGHT VEHICLE THEFTS--Massena Village Police say 17-year-old Joshua Jones of Maple Street allegedly swiped one vehicle late Friday night from a residence on Park Ave., taking the auto to a location on County Route 38 and getting in an accident at 11:37pm. Jones then allegedly took a second vehicle near the accident scene and drove it back into the village, where he was caught about 3am. Jones was arrested on felony counts of Grand Larceny and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, and lesser counts of DWI, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, and seven other counts. He was held in the police lockup until arraignment.
NO BAIL FOR MADRID MAN AFTER ROLLOVER CRASH--Sheriff's deputies arreeted 53-year-old Ricky Vallance on felony counts of DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, and lesser counts alleging he took a pickup belonging to another person Friday and rolled it off Chase Mills Road. Vallance was arraigned and committed to lockup until a future Town of Madrid court date.
LATE BLIGHT ONE COUNTY AWAY--Cornell Cooperative Extension of St.Lawrence County reported to us Friday the potato and tomato-devestating blight has been confirmed in adjacent Lewis County. Educator Kristin Colarusso told Andy VanDuyne on North Country Living Friday growers need to be extra vigilant in searching for the signs of the blight, brownish-purplish spots that grow fuzz.
HOFFMAN ON MILK PRICES: FARMERS PENALIZED FOR GROWTH--23rd Congressional District Conservative Candidate Doug Hoffman, vying against GOP candidate Matt Doheny, says the Chicago market is flooded with product, which means farmers have no incentive to grow and be more productive like other businesses do. Hoffman and Doheny face off in a September primary for the GOP line to compete against Democrat Bill Owens in November.
FIVE HOUSING GRANT APPLICATIONS SUCCESSFUL, 1.95 MILLION DOLLARS IN TOTAL FUNDING--The St.Lawrence County Planning Office reported to us late Thursday 750-thousand dollars will be headed to the county direct homeownership program, and 400-thousand-dollars each for housing rehab projects in the towns of Brasher and Russell, and the Village of Canton. Funds come from the Community Development Block Grant program, administered through the State Office of Community Renewal. No other applications were successful in the county in the round announced Thursday.
Lorena Matthie--77--West Potsdam. Services Monday 2pm at Buck Funeral Home, Colton. Calling hours at the funeral home 11am-2pm Monday