A Gouverneur Couple who was arrested during a meth lab raid last May have pleaded guilty in a deal with St. Lawrence County Prosecutors. 35 year old Randy Reynolds and 45 year old Jacyln Reynolds pleaded guilty to third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. The pair will also be testifying against another two who were arrested during the raid, should it come to pass that their case goes to trial. They were remanded to county jail without bail and could be admitted to a drug treatment program.
Representatives from area SUNY Colleges were in Watertown Wednesday to petition Governor Cuomo for more funding. The Presidents of SUNY Canton and JCC said they need additional money in order to help students graduate on time and provide assistance to those who are struggling otherwise. Ultimately, the SUNY System would like to boost their graduate numbers from just over 90 thousand a year to 150 thousand a year statewide.
North Country Senators are encouraging Canada to ease their duty free restrictions. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say that restriction polices currently in place reduce the frequency of trips across the border and the amount of money spent on each. In a release, Schumer said that America's duty free policies are more fair than Canada's, and is calling for a more equal duty amount on both sides.
In a report from North Country Now, Massena Mayor Tim Currier has vowed to do whatever he can to support those who are displaced by the possible closure of St. Lawrence NYSARC. Due to recent cutbacks in state aid and the imposition of a 1999 US Supreme Court Ruling, the NYSARC system has frozen the number of new homes which can accommodate the disabled. If, over the next five years the program does cease operations, 57 people would lose their jobs.
Shortly before 7 pm on Tuesday, The Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a robbery at the Red Apple store located in the Perth Mews Mall on Dufferin Street. A male suspect entered the store, approached the clerk and used a knife to threaten the clerk and demanded money. The male suspect took a small amount of cash from the register and left the store. The employee was not injured. The suspect is described as: male, approximately 6 feet, heavy set, wearing a balaclava, black or dark blue winter coat, dark blue sweat pants, and black cloth gloves. Anyone with Information is asked to contact Lanark County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
The Brockville Police have advised that missing person, Ryan Macdonald has returned home and has spoken with the police. The Brockville Police Service send their thanks to all for their assistance.
On Monday, the Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police(OPP) attended serious head on motor vehicle collision between a car and a SUV on County Road 43 near Kilmarnock Road in Montague Township.
At about 7:15 pm a car was travelling eastbound on Cty Rd 43 when it lost control and was struck by a westbound SUV. The driver of the car, 63 year old Paul MARQUES of Burritts Rapids, was extricated from his vehicle with critical injuries but later died at hospital. The female driver of the SUV was seriously injured and transported to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. Two children from the SUV were also taken to hospital with minor injuries and released. Cty Rd 43 was closed for several hours while OPP Technical traffic collision investigators investigated the cause of the collision. There have been no charges laid in the investigation.