In World News, after 3 years of continued civil war, the
various warring parties of Myanmar could be close to negotiating a cease fire
in the next few weeks. However, there are concerns that the terms of the cease
fire could be negligible, as a similar deal was reached in 1991, only for
fighting to breakout again.
State Senator Chuck Schumer has announced that it’s
likely that hundreds of children are being affected by a rare respiratory virus
that’s been making its way through the United States. As of now, the CDC has
confirmed only 160 cases of ed-68 through 22 states. The virus causes flu like
symptoms and can be particularly harmful to children who are already asthmatic.
In the most severe cases, children have needed life support due to breathing
difficulties. Senator Schumer is calling on the CDC to provide better tracking
and information on the virus.
A Burlington, Ontario woman was issued a traffic ticket
on Saturday after a vehicle rollover in Potsdam. 19 year old Renata Fast is
said to have pulled into the path of an oncoming vehicle as she was making a
turn from Elm Street onto Lawrence Avenue. Her vehicle was hit on the passenger
side which caused her vehicle to overturn and strike another vehicle which was
stopped. Potsdam Fire and Rescue responded but there were no injuries sustained
by either the drivers or passengers involved.
Ogdensburg City Council have set a public hearing for
tonight at 7 pm, during which they will consider removing a paper street from
the city map. Additionally, council will set a date for another public hearing
in order to name eight city lanes which currently are without name. Again, that
first public hearing tonight at 7 pm.
State officials are warning drivers to be extra cautious
of moose as the fall approaches. The approach of early fall signals the
beginning of breeding season for moose, which means that more are likely to be
out around dawn and dusk. Last year, the DEC reported ten vehicle collisions
Changes are coming during the final phase of the 120
million dollar renovation to the Cornwall Community Hospital. Many upgrades
have come to all sections of the hospital, and a hospital rep confirmed that
services have transferred from the Second Street building over to the McConnell
Avenue site. One of the few services remaining at the former hospital is the
Sleep lab, which will transfer over next month. The project should reach completion
by January of next year.
Since the beginning of the school year
starting September 2nd, 2014 members of the Gananoque Police have been
conducting targeted patrols of the school zones directly adjacent to St.
Joseph’s and Linklater Public Schools. Police are
specifically targeting distracted driving and stop sign offences. As a result
officers have issued 15 provincial offence notices and 13 cautions to motorists
during the peak drop-off and pick-up times. This initiative will
continue for the remainder of the school year.
Police in Ottawa have so far arrested four people and are
seeking a fifth in connection with the beating of individuals. In the two
cases, the people also had items stolen from them. One such victim was said to
have been held captive for two days and then was set free in the woods near
Gananoque. That man suffered only minor injuries, but according to one of the
officers, his apartment was cleaned out. This last suspect sought is said to be
a black man around 6 foot tall with medium build, possibly going by the name “J.”