The Heart Of The North Country
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99 News for 7/16/12
99 NEWS FOR MONDAY, 7/16/12
ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY LEGISLATORS FILL HIGHWAY LABORER SPOTS, VOTE NOT UNANIMOUS—The Board voted 12-3 last week to bring on three people to fill positions vacated earlier this year by retirement and-or attrition. Highway Superintendent Toby Bogart told legislators the workers are needed to provide brush control, flagging, and other seasonal duties. Ogdensburg legislator Vernon “Sam” Burns and two others voted no, saying not enough has been done to investigate whether the department can get the work done with people already on hand.
AUTOPSY EXPECTED TODAY IN TROUT LAKE DROWNING CASE—St. Lawrence County Coroner R.B. Lawrence III told 99 News this morning autopsy results will determine the exact cause of death for 55-year-old Michael Lawler, who perished after becoming submerged while attempting to aid a swimmer in distress Saturday afternoon. Efforts to revive Lawler failed; he was pronounced dead at EJ Noble Hospital in Gouverneur.
FORMER CANTON TOWN SUPERVISOR PERISHES IN WEEKEND CRASH—Canton Police are investigating whether or not speed was a factor in a rollover crash on West Main Street Saturday afternoon that claimed the life of 85-year-old Frank Norton. A car Norton was driving traveled off the pavement and flipped several times, coming to rest in the BOCES parking lot. Police told us this morning pre-existing health issues do not appear to have been a factor in Norton's death, according to autopsy results.
RESIDENTIAL BRUSH BURNING BANNED IN NEW YORK STATE UNTIL AT LEAST OCTOBER 10TH, WEATHER CONDITIONS KEEP WILDFIRE RISK HIGH