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Massena man accused of Lacey Yekel murder headed for Sept. 25 trial
A Massena man accused in a 2014 homicide will go to trial this fall.Christopher Hebert, 46, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Lacey Yekel, who was 25 at the time she was killed.Hebert
Hermon man gets prison for cocaine sales
Timothy S. Sharpstein Jr., 28, of 112 Germain St., Hermon, was sentenced to 5½ years in prison with two years of post-release supervision for his April 2 guilty plea to felony third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance in a plea deal with the district attorney’s office.
Former Ogdensburg man gets prison for attempted burglary
Eric S. Lalonde, 33, formerly of 1005 Ford St., Ogdensburg, now an inmate at the Elmira Correctional Facility, was sentenced as a second-felony offender after his May 15 guilty plea to second-degree attempted burglary, the reduced first count of the indictment charging him with first-degree burglary
'Possibilities in the Park' in Massena on Saturday
MASSENA -- Several organizations are sponsoring the event Possibilities in the Park on Aug. 18, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Springs Park.The free event will feature bouncy houses, face painting, raffles, food vendors and a scavenger hunt. At 1 p.m. there will be a kids versus Massena Police Department ki
Massena Central School District seeking donations for Ready-4-School event
Ready-4-School, which is being managed by Community Schools Site Coordinator Kristin Colarusso-Martin, will include free haircuts and manicures for students, free new and gently used clothing, free bicycle helmets and a bicycle tune-up, free school supplies for incoming students and a book fair. Fam
Several motorists charged with DWI
■Silvio Semedo, 29, Fort Drum, was charged at 1:43 a.m. Saturday by Watertown police with DWI and a right-of-way violation on the 300 block of State Street. Mr. Semedo’s blood-alcohol content was reported to be 0.11 percent.
Rensselaer Falls woman treated for minor injuries following rollover car crash
Deputies said on County Route 14 in the town, Donna J. White, 69, of 795 County Route 14, was driving her 2016 Toyota in a southwesterly direction when her vehicle’s front passenger side was struck by Megan E. Law, 28, of 808 Ford St., Ogdensburg, who was backing her 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck
Village of Potsdam’s decision to drop its fourth paid firetruck driver is complicated
The village, in July, was supposed to work with just three paid firetruck drivers instead of four. The fourth driver was retiring and trustees sought to use the opportunity to see how a diminished staff would work.
Potsdam man charged with disorderly conduct
POTSDAM -- A Potsdam woman was charged with disorderly conduct and unnecessary noise on Market Street Sunday morning, according to Potsdam police.Darik M. Bradish, 24, was cited for the above charges at 1:25 a.m. following a complaint of a subject acting disorderly, officers said.
Akwesasne pulls together a national lacrosse tournament with little notice
“We only had six weeks to make this event happen, which is not a lot of time,” said Kariwate Mitchell, one of the members of the organizing committee and also the coach of the host entry, the Mohawk Medicine Men of the First Nations Lacrosse League.
Hogansburg man to pay back millions in illegal cigarette profits
SYRACUSE — A Hogansburg man was sentenced Thursday to a year and one day in state prison and a $3.5 million judgement for failing to maintain required records relating to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes.Jeffrey Lazare, 48, pleaded guilty Feb. 14 before United States District Court Judge David
Three individuals assaulted with baseball bat during Massena home invasion
Village police charged Justin C. Scovill, 33, of 15 Mill St., South Colton, with a felony count of first-degree robbery, three felony counts of first-degree assault, a misdemeanor count of petit larceny and a misdemeanor count of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. He allegedly stol
Potsdam Police Blotter Aug. 10
Justin M. Stark, 31, Potsdam was cahrged with driving while intoxicated, speeding and aggravated unlicensed operation of motor vehicle on Lower Pine Street.Jonathan A. Daggett, 29, Norfolk, was charged with operating a vehicle while registration is suspended at 9:55 p.m. on Market Street.
Massena mayor announces change to pickup of branches, tree trimmings, hedge clippings
MASSENA — Village officials say that if residents have branches, tree trimmings or hedge clippings, they can be put out to the curb for pickup now instead of waiting until September.
Donations being accepted for 'Ready 4 School' event Aug. 27 at Massena High School
MASSENA -- Donations are being accepted for an event later this month that will provide free school supplies, bike helmets and school clothes for kids.Through Aug. 23 people can drop off items for the "Get Ready for School Event" at Blevins Seaway Motors, 98 Center St. Items include school supplies,
Second Massena man charged in alleged pellet gun shooting of Brasher woman
State police on Wednesday charged Alex M. Danboise, 27, of 14 Francis St., Massena, with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree assault.
Potsdam man charged with unlicensed operation in Lisbon
LISBON -- A Potsdam man was charged with unlicensed operation following a traffic stop on State Highway 68, Aug. 11 according to St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies.Brenden W. Narrow, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and insufficient tail lamps.
Massena man jailed after breaking into home, stealing TV
MASSENA -- Village police say a Massena man is jailed on a burglary count after allegedly breaking into a house and stealing a television.Rodney D. Wood, 23, of 10 Bishop Ave. is charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, and petit larceny, a misdemeanor, according to village police.
Pink Heals visit spins off for Spinner family
MALONE — A pink firetruck ignited the flames of fundraising for a 10-year-old with cancer.Cassidy Spinner has been in and out of treatment since her kidney-cancer diagnosis in November of 2015.In late July, just before the child's departure for treatment in Arizona, she and her family climbed aboard
Police remove used syringes found near Franklin County school
MALONE, N.Y. - A Malone, New York, woman says she and her boyfriend found eight syringes across the street from an elementary school Wednesday.