99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 5TH, 2011
GRASS AND BRUSH FIRE RISK "VERY HIGH," DESPITE RAINFALL--St.Lawrence County Deputy Fire Coordinator for Fire Safety Education Joe Lacks told us much more rainfall is needed, a 'good soaking' to reduce the risk of quickly-spreading grass and brush fires. He notes open burning is illegal for the most part and people should know better, and that even the tiniest spark can start a fire that can burn dry roots under the surface of the ground over hundreds of acres without being seen until it's too late. All garbage burning is illegal in New York State; tree limbs with attached leaves cannot be burned in towns with populations under 20-thousand people from March 16th through May 14th.
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34-YEAR-OLD BRUCE LAPAGE, JR. ADMITS TO SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL, ALLOWED TO PLEAD DOWN FROM SECOND DEGREE RAPE TO THIRD DEGREE, SENTENCING IN JUNE
MICHAEL LAROCK, 31 OF NORFOLK ACCUSED OF THROWING CONTRABAND DRUG-WEAPON PACKAGE OVER THE WALL INTO THE YARD AT BARE HILL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY IN MALONE ADMITS TO DEED AND FACES UP TO 4 YEARS IN PRISON
WWNY-TV 7 NEWS REPORTS EDWARDS-KNOX SCHOOL BUS DRIVER JAMES WHITMARSH, SR. IS ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE, BECAUSE OF ALLEGATIONS HE THREATENED TO 'SMASH' A 7-YEAR-OLD BOY ALLEGEDLY MISBEHAVING. STATE POLICE FILED HARASSMENT VIOLATION CHARGE AGAINST WHITMARSH BASED ON PARENT COMPLAINT. WHITMARSH SAYS THREAT NOT INTENDED.
Norma Morton--83--Potsdam resident. Services this afternoon at 2 at Garner Funeral Home in Potsdam.