99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, 10/6/10
DOHENY SAYS HE HOPES HOFFMAN SUPPORTERS COMPLY WITH REQUEST--With the news Conservative Doug Hoffman dropped out of the 23rd Congressional District race Tuesday asking voters choose the Republican Matt Doheny in November, Doheny told 99 News he knows Hoffman could still take votes away from him despite the request, because he is still on the ballot. Doheny says he believes voters are smart and they 'get it,' though.
CONSERVATIVE CHAIR SAYS HOFFMAN CAMPAIGN "LOUSY"--Hank Ford, St.Lawrence County Conservative Party Chairman and a state party committeeman, told 99 News yesterday after Hoffman dropped out that the Upstate New York Tea Party assessment of the Hoffman campaign was correct, his staff did a lousy job promoting their candidate...for example, Hoffman signs did not appear in St.Lawrence County until five weeks after he announced, and they should have planned a more aggressive schedule of rallies and public appearances.
INJURIES NOT SERIOUS FROM CP VAN CRASH--State Police in Ogdensburg say 41-year-old Kimberly Willits of Canton lost control of the east-bound Cerebral Palsy van on Route 68 because she was startled by a cell phone just before Noon Tuesday. The van rolled into a ditch and struck a utility pole. Willits and two clients were transported to Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, treated and released. Troopers say tickets are pending.
MASSENA CRACK BUST PUTS MAN IN POLICE HOLD--Village Police say 51-year-old Michael Bero of Grassmere Avenue was charged Tuesday evening with three misdemeanor counts...possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possessing a hypodermic instrument. He awaits arraignment.
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