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Six teens charged with trespassing in ‘senior prank’ involving a dead animal

Troopers charge during the overnight hours between June 7 and 8 at St. Lawrence Central School, 1039 Route 11C, the students had entered the school as part of a senior prank and dismembered and distributed a dead animal they found on the side of the road throughout the school.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-06-21 05:15:00

Hogansburg woman charged with marijuana possession at Point of Entry

MASSENA — State police on June 9 charged Jasmine Buckshot, 23, of 45 Ransom Road, Hogansburg, with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-06-21 09:07:00

Massena man charged with contempt and assault

MASSENA — State police on June 9 charged Joseph D. Mitchell, 22, of 57 Douglas St., Massena, with felony first-degree criminal contempt and misdemeanor third-degree assault.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-06-21 19:08:00

Jury begins deliberations Thursday in Massena rape trial

Joseph J. Breault, 63, of 30 Daily Road, is charged with three counts of first-degree rape and one count of predatory sexual assault, all felonies, and in the indictment is accused of a 1996 forcible rape of a then 10-year-old girl and, in the summer of 2008, forcibly raping a then 35-year-old woman

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-06-21 19:15:00

Massena man gets 12 years in prison for rape of child

Ernest E. Pantaleo, 27, of 12 Tracy St., pleaded guilty in St. Lawrence County Court to first-degree attempted rape, the reduced count of first-degree rape in a plea deal with the district attorney’s office.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-06-21 05:15:00

Border Patrol Agents In Messena, N.Y. Arrest 4 - Breaking911

MASSENA, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Massena Port of Entry encountered two U.S. citizens who arrived at the border on June 13. During a primary inspection of the U.S citizens, CBP officers became suspicious of the travelers itinerary and referred the pair


Former GM plant in Massena could qualify for brownfield cleanup support, funding

By ANDY GARDNERMASSENA -- The way the Town Council handles zoning of the former General Motors plant could affect their ability to receive Brownfield Opportunity Area funding through the Department of State, a DOS official told the board on Wednesday.Designation as a BOA "sets the stage for future s

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-06-21 11:50:00

Madrid and Malone residents charged with drug possession

LOUISVILLE — A Madrid man was charged with drug possession following a traffic stop on SH 37 on Wednesday morning, according to state police.Josh T. Sharpe, 26, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and speeding at 12:35 a.m., police said.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-06-20 10:58:00

Massena man charged with felony following alleged domestic dispute

Corey G. White, 24, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, felony, criminal mischief, second-degree harassment and unlawful possession of marijuana, police said.


Bombay family homeless after fire

BOMBAY — Four adults and a child were displaced Tuesday by a fire at 1874 Route 95.The garage of the two-story home was heavily damaged, Bombay Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Dufrane said.“The fire extended into the kitchen and caused smoke and heat damage throughout the whole house,” he said.


Massena man found in possession of more than 100 grams of marijuana at police check point

ROSSIE — State police on June 2 charged Adam Ortiz, of 59 Ames St., Massena, with misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-06-20 10:43:00

Massena Memorial Hospital looking at leaving some positions vacant

“We are planning on making some changes to some of our expense items. We have some positions that are going to come open that we are going to leave unfilled,” said Robert G. Wolleben, who resigned as chief executive officer following Monday’s Board of Managers meeting.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-06-20 05:15:00

Animal control professional: Foxes being spotted in Massena not a threat to humans, likely not rabid

"They're feeding their young. All they're doing is grabbing a squirrel and running back," Sommerfield said. "I don't feel there is any threat to people. Maybe your pets, small ones.


Massena man jailed after breaking into home of woman who has protection order against him

MASSENA -- Village police say a Massena man is charged with six counts, including two felonies, after allegedly breaking into the home of a woman whom a court order restricts him from going near.William J. Davis, 40, of Douglas Road, Massena was charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree c


Town of Massena and Massena Memorial Hospital in affiliation talks with Canton-Potsdam Hospital

By ANDY GARDNERMASSENA -- The Town of Massena and Massena Memorial Hospital have been in affiliation talks with Canton-Potsdam Hospital and other healthcare entities, according to the town supervisor.“Yes, nothing definite. We’ve talked to a lot of people. I know that was always a big secret before.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-06-20 09:03:00

People rest in rape trial, defense begins Tuesday

Joseph J. Breault, 63, of 30 Daily Road, is charged with three counts of first-degree rape and one count of predatory sexual assault, all felonies, and is accused of a 1996 forcible rape of a then 10-year-old girl and, in the summer of 2008, forcibly raping a then 35-year-old woman. He is accused of


'Concerning and upsetting' senior prank at Massena High under investigation

By ANDY GARDNERMASSENA -- Although officials aren’t releasing any details on a senior prank at Massena High School that is under police investigation, the superintendent says there are issues stemming from it that “are very concerning and upsetting.”Massena police are investigating the June 6 incide


Police: NY woman tried to sneak drugs into prison

Authorities say Ersell Green, 25, was found with 270 suboxone strips and more than 15 grams of synthetic marijuana at the Franklin County Correctional Facility in Malone, where she was a visitor.


Potsdam woman charged with assault

POTSDAM — A Potsdam woman was charged with assault Monday stemming from an alleged domestic dispute on June 17, according to Potsdam police.Michelle T. Balbuena, 31, was charged with third-degree assault at 8:18 p.m., officers said.


Massena man charged with trying to hide crack pipe in police station while being booked for drug felony

MASSENA -- Village police say a man who was being booked on a felony drug charge allegedly tried to hide a crack pipe in the police station while being processed.Matthew A. Douillett, 25, of East Orvis Street was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, at 1