99 NEWS FOR SATURDAY, 7/9/11
GARAGE FIRE ON JENNER HILL CONTAINED--Hannawa Falls firefighters and mutual aid were summoned about 12:30 this morning to the property of Phillip Collins, Jr. on Route 56. Colton Chief Bill Smith, who was on the scene with his department helping says the garage held an ATV, motorcycle, and at least one vehicle--all were damaged. Flames were kept from spreading away from the building, and some of the structure was saved. Nobody was hurt; cause and origin investigators were called to go through the scene.
BURGLARY SUSPECT JAILED WITHOUT BAIL--Victor Gardner of Ford Street in Ogdensburg, the subject of an arrest warrant related to break-ins in Canton, Russell, Oswegatchie Township, and Gouverneur was taken into custody late Friday at a residence in the City with the help of a tip received by Ogdensburg Police. The St.Lawrence County Sheriff's Department issued an advisory yesterday with Gardner's picture and description. He was arraigned before Canton Town Justice Chistopher Curley.
BRASHER FALLS PEDOPHILE COULD BE 99 YEARS OLD WHEN HE IS RELEASED FROM PRISON--39-year-old Richard Russell, Jr., formerly of Route 11C was sentenced in Federal court Friday to three consecutive 20-year terms for sexually-abusing young boys and making videos of those abuses. Russell was arrested in 2008, indicted the following year, and he pled guilty in April 2010. Russell would be on supervision the rest of his life after his release from prison, if he makes it that far.
1.5 MILLION-DOLLAR GIFT TO CLARKSON UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURISM CENTER FROM 1962 ALUM DAVID REH AND HIS WIFE, SUE WILL SUPPORT EFFORTS TO BOOST SMALL BUSINESSES. CENTER TO BEAR REHS' NAME
STATE SENATOR PATTY RITCHIE TOLD 99 NEWS FRIDAY SHE WAS NOT LOBBIED HEAVILY TO CHANGE HER MIND ON THE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BILL; SHE TOLD US ALL THE KEY PEOPLE KNEW WHERE SHE STOOD AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE EVER SINCE SHE CAMPAIGNED LAST YEAR AND WOULD NOT WAVER. SHE SAYS THE ONES THAT WERE 'IFFY' WERE THE ONES THAT GOT THE HEAT FROM LOBBYISTS AND FELLOW POLITICOS. SHE SAYS THE ISSUE GOT PROPER TREATMENT, AND NOW THAT IT'S THE LAW IT SHOULD BE ABIDED BY.