Time Warner Cable has announced that, in response to the most recent child abduction in our area, they will be equipping their personnel to receive AMBER alerts. The program will allow those technicians who are out in the field to carry on their normal duties, but be on the lookout for any one who might match the description issued in the alert. President and CEO of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children John Ryan said that the addition of the workforce of TWC will make the search party for each instance 18,000 people stronger.

 

Massena Mayor James Hidy has submitted a petition to run on the People's Party Line. Unless he is challenged by this afternoon, that guarantees him a spot on the ballot. As of now it's Hidy running against Massena Police Chief Tim Currier. HE said he's hopeful he'll continue on as mayor, citing his progress in the battle against drug use throughout the community. 

 

In some traffic news yesterday, cars had to be temporarily rerouted in Canton from Route 68 to the Cowan road following reports of flooding. Traffic was flowing again on route 11 just before 5 pm. No accidents were reported during this time, although authorities were urging motorists to bypass the area. In Fine, however, a NYSARC bus went over a guardrail on state route 58 shortly after 3:30 in the afternoon. There were eight passengers aboard when the tires caught the edge of the road and the bus exited over the guardrail, approximately 100 feet of which was damaged. No one was hurt during the accident and thus far no tickets have been issued.

 

It will be next fall at the earliest before a costing analysis is performed for the police force in Brockville. The Ontario Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services announced Monday that a moratorium won't be lifted until next summer. That'll give city council enough time to examine the OPP billing model and decide if it's more cost effective to provide them with a contract over the Brockville police service. 

  

 South Dundas And Glengarry OPP are currently searching for a missing Crysler man. Officers responded to a report of a missing person earlier this week in the North Stormont Township, and found that 57 year old Douglas Brown has not made contact with his family in several days. Brown is 5’7”, weighing 160 pounds with blue eyes, greyish/white hair, a grey mustache and glasses. Anyone with information is asked to contact 888-310-1122.

 

One of the people involved in the abduction of the two Amish girls appeared in Fowler town court yesterday for her preliminary hearing. Some details of the kidnapping were revealed as Nicole Vaisey’s case was ordered sent over to St Lawrence County Court. She and Stephen Howells II used a puppy to lure the Amish sisters into the vehicle, later chaining them up in a house. The girls were only released after the kidnappers became scared as reports spread on the internet of the girls’ abduction. Nicole Vaisey’s lawyer maintains that she was a slave to Howells. Vaisey was held without bail. Also of note, the charges have been set at kidnapping in the second degree so the victims will not have to testify.

 

Two horses in Lanark County have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus. It’s normally found in wild birds but occasionally spreads to horses and humans through an infected mosquito. Although there are no reported human cases, it can lead to death as there is no vaccine for humans. The Lanark County Health Unit is again reminding everyone to take precautions against mosquito bites.

 

Baseball news, Angels Pitcher Garrett Richards will be unable to play for between 6 to 9 months due to a torn left patellar tendon,

Scores from last night, Yankees shutout the Astros with 3, Angels shutout the Red Sox with 2

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