A Potsdam woman will be in Potsdam court soon for lying to police. St Lawrence County Sheriffs Deputies charged 31 year old Patricia Tyo with obstruction of governmental administration in the 2nd degree because at the end of tNovember, Tyo was questioned about the whereabouts of a suspect in an investigation. Tyo told deputies that the suspect was not in her residence, when in fact the person had been there during the entire time of the questioning. Tyo was given appearance tickets.
About 2500 north country college students are going to be seeing refunds that no one expected. In a recent settlement, it was determined that college kids from Clarkson, SLU, and Suny POTsdam were overcharged for their health insurance. The average is about a hundred and seven dollars per student.
An Ogdensburg man died in his driveway Wednesday morning. Police do not suspect foul play in the death of 49 year old Eric Wright, but say he could have been laying in his driveway for five hours before he was found. The investigation into Wright’s death is ongoing.
The Massena Neighborhood Center’s Christmas Program needs your help. Last year the Christmas program helped over 1400 people; an even greater need is anticipated this year. Hannaford supermarket in Massena is offering Helping Hands boxes containing essential prepared food items that become a part of the Neighborhood Center's Christmas food baskets. Together they provide not only a Christmas dinner but additional nutritional food for each family for three to five days. These Helping Hands boxes, located near the entrance, may be purchased at the Hannaford checkouts for $10 each and set aside for pickup by the Massena Neighborhood Center volunteers, or purchased to deliver to recipients of your choice. Please help the Massena Neighborhood Center help those less fortunate during this holiday season. Monetary donations are also appreciated and gratefully accepted at the Massena Neighborhood Center, 61 Beach Street, Suite 103, Massena, NY 13662. In a related story, Seacomm Federal Credit Union just donated five thousand dollars to local neighborhood centers, which will not only be used for food, but also emergency shelter and utilities during the holiday season.
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe invites tribal members to a second meeting of the 2014 Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Budget. The meeting is a review of the comments received from the community during the fifteen day comment period. The meeting will be held on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. in the lobby of the community building.
A Lisbon man is facing sexual abuse charges. Sheriff’s Officers have charged 27 year old Anthony Duvall with sexual abuse in the first degree after they received a report from a mother that Duvall had forcible sexual contact with her daughter. The mother said Duvall was staying with the family for a short time and on either December 2nd or 3rd entered into a female child’s room, who was less than 11 years old, and had engaged in sexual contact with her. Duvall was taken to Oswegatchie town court in front of Town Justice Michael Hebert and committed to the St Lawrence County Correctional Facility on 5 thousand dollars bail.
An Akwesasne man was picked up on the strength of a warrant. 27 year old Steven Johnson was supposed to attend court on the 28th of November, but failed to appear to give his prints. A warrant was issued for his arrested. Earlier this week, he was already in custody on an unrelated matter, so police were called to attend to him at the Cornwall Court House. Johnson was arrested on the strength of that warrant and remained in custody for a bail hearing.
Members of the Street Crime Unit in Cornwall executed a drug search warrant earlier this week at a brookdale avenue apartment and made an arrest. It’s alleged that Zain Abdin of Quebec was in possession of crack, pot, and Canadian currency. The street value of the drugs were held at just over 700 dollars. Abdin was held for a bail hearing.
Nelson Mandela died yesterday at the age of 95. Mandela was of course the former President of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who lead the fight against apartheid. Mandela died from a lung infection from which he had suffered for several months.
Cornwall city council has voted to increase water and sewer bills. The extra collected money will be used in flood prevention. The rates are not completely unreasonable, sitting at about 3.28%, which means that a home with one full bath and no pool will see their bill rise by just over 20 dollars per pay period.
JW Leary Junior High in Massena has found its newest principal. Burton Peck, who is currently a business and English Teacher at Massena High will take over beginning January 21st.
A HOgansburg boy is in trouble with the law for ramming an acquaintance’s car with his own vehicle. 19 year old Lucas Tarbell is alleged to have committed the act because he was angry the acquaintance did not provide him with marijuana that he had paid cash for. The other vehicle had a 6 year old and seven year old child inside at the time. The two parties involved told conflicting stories of the incident, but for now, Tarbell has been remanded to the St Lawrence County Correctional facility on two thousand dollars cahs bail.
The village of Waddington says that they will soon begin planning an upgrad eot their fire hall which will save community tax payers money. They plan to update the bathrooms and insulate the roof. The fire hall doubles as a shelter during times of emergency, and officials say that the upgrades are essential. A study will soon be conducted that will determine a cost estimate.
Brockville city police are searching for a man sought in a fraud investigation. The man, described as East indian, attempted to buy a prepaid credit card at a value of $400 dollars before 10 pm at a business near Parkdale Ave and Stewart Blvd. He fled on foot when confronted by staff.
The city of Brockville will soon begin pushing the idea of a bed tax again. They want hotels in the area to cough up money that they make to promote tourism to the area. Efforts to get support for a bed tax have failed in the past, but another meeting has been proposed for January.
Texans lose for the 11th time in a row last night, Jaguars win 27 to 20
Looking at NHL, Rangers beat the Sabres 3 to 1
Ottawa Sens fall to the lightning 3 to 1
And Toronto beats the Stars in OT, final score 3 to 2