The Heart Of The North Country
Audio Features from 99 Hits FM, Potsdam, NY
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99 News for 4/12/12
99 NEWS FOR THURSDAY, 4/12/12
“SOCIAL PROMOTION” A SERIOUS PROBLEM IN BATTLING ILLITERACY—Ruth Colvin, the founder of Literacy Volunteers of America speaking on the St. Lawrence University campus this week, says the fact many people have been able to graduate from high school without being able to read or write at least at the 8th grade level is a challenge that has to be overcome. She says there was a time when people could find jobs and work for decades without being able to read or write, at all but those days are mostly over. One out of five people in St. Lawrence County cannot read or write at the 8th grade level...the 2010 Census says the population of the county is just under 112-thousand...so that's about 22-thousand, 400 people in the county that are at least “functionally illiterate.”
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CANTON 6-YEAR-OLD NATALIE TEREILE HOSPITALIZED IN “CRITICAL” CONDITION MONDAY IN NORTH CAROLINA AFTER A VAN SHE WAS IN WITH HER FAMILY WAS STRUCK BY A BOAT-TRAILER THAT BECAME UNATTACHED FROM A VEHICLE. POLICE IN ATLANTIC BEACH, NC CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE
ALLEGED FUEL OIL THIEF ARRESTED...34-YEAR-OLD TIMOTHY LALONDE OF OGDENSBURG ALLEGDLY ENTERED A FENCED-OFF YARD AND TOOK TWO CANFULS WHILE THE HOMEOWNER WAS AWAY LAST MONTH. LALONDE WAS CHARGED WITH MISDEMEANORS AND RELEASED ON OSWEGATCHIE TOWN COURT TICKETS
ALLEGED BAC OF .17% RESULTED IN DWI CHARGE FOR 23-YEAR-OLD CODY WEAVER OF GOUVERNEUR AFTER A CANTON TRAFFIC STOP EARLY THIS MORNING; WEAVER RELEASED ON COURT TICKETS
AKWESASNE MAN INVOLVED IN ALLEGED DOMESTIC INCIDENT WITH PROPERTY DAMAGE ON ROUTE 56...26-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL NEFF ALLEGEDLY PUNCHED A HOLE IN A WALL AND BROKE A TV AT A RESIDENCE IN NORFOLK. NEFF ARRAIGNED AND JAILED
NORWOOD MAN ACCUSED OF DEALING ECSTASY, 24-YEAR-OLD CORY LADER PICKED UP IN POTSDAM TUESDAY NIGHT, HELD FOR ARRAIGNMENT ON FELONY CHARGES AND LET GO TO PROBATION UNTIL FUTURE COURT DATES
MASSENA WOMAN ACCUSED OF STEALING HER MOTHER'S TV TO GET ONE OXYCONTIN PILL, 33-YEAR-OLD BARBARA GOODREAU ARRESTED ON A FELONY CHARGE LAST WEEK AND WAS STILL IN JAIL YESTERDAY
Patrick Chubb—86—Akwesasne. Mass 11am Friday at St. Regis Catholic Church with calling at the family home, 66 Helena Road now until 10am Friday. Arrangements with Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena.