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Public meetings on solar energy being held today

A seminar on solar energy will be held today from 10-noon at the Martinsburg Town Hall as well as from 6-8 p.m. at the Croghan Fire Hall. We wrap up with Lewis County Economic Development Department Director Eric Virkler, who has more on the program.

Audio Interview

For more information or to pre-register for the seminars, call the Lewis County Economic Development Office at 376-5422.


Lowville man charged with child endangerment

A 38 year old Lowville man has been charged with 3 counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Lowville Police report that Walter Martin was charged stemming from an incident on September 7th, when he allegedly allowed his 3 children, ages 2, 4, & 10 to go to the Lewis County Fairgrounds & play on the playground without adult supervision for an hour. Martin was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Village of Lowville Court at a later date.

Camden man charged with marijuana possession

A 27 year old Camden man is facing charges following a traffic stop. Camden Police report Shane Sauer was stopped for only having one working headlight in the parking lot of the Byrne Dairy on Main Street when officers detected a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle, and a search uncovered a rolled marijuana cigarette and a metal marijuana grinder. Police also discovered that Sauer was allegedly driving on a suspended license. He was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, aggravated unlicensed operation and for having inadequate lights. All charges are returnable to Town of Camden Court.

JCC sexual assault under investigation by police

In news from Watertown, City Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred at the new residence hall at Jefferson Community College. The alleged incident reportedly took place back in late August. The school was made aware of the incident by the victim and a hearing was held on the matter. The school found the suspect, named in a college e-mail as Errol Bacchus, did commit the act and was punished by being moved to the other side of the residence hall, having no contact with the victim, & was not allowed to participate in intercollegiate athletics for one semester. The victim has since filed a report with the police & a second potential victim has also come forward. No charges have been filed by Police at this time. The original victim in the matter has until September 19th to ask for stricter punishment from JCC. Jefferson Community College President Dr. Carole McCoy stated that college has handled all assault cases properly & that students should feel safe on campus.

Bomb Squad called for mysterious briefcase

A bomb disposal team was called to Camden on Friday afternoon due to a suspicious-looking suitcase was found abandoned on the Mexico Street Bridge. Police report a patrol officer spotted the suitcase on the bridge wedged between the sidewalk and the railing of the bridge. Not knowing what was inside the briefcase, the officer called for back-up, and a state police Explosive Ordinance Disposal team responded to the scene. Once they safely determined the suitcase was empty, it was turned over to the village police. Mexico Street was closed for two hours so the suitcase could be examined. No one was harmed or injured. The origins of the suitcase remain under investigation.

No outbreaks of Enterovirus in NYS

A rare respiratory virus that has made children sick across the country has not had an outbreak reported in New York State. The New York State Department of Health is reportedly monitoring for symptoms and outbreaks of enterovirus. Symptoms seem like the common cold at first, with runny nose, coughing, sneezing, and fever, but can soon become more severe with children losing consciousness and having difficulty breathing. At least 1,000 children have become ill due to the virus over the past three weeks with cases having been reported in
Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina, and Georgia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with several states to investigate suspected clusters of respiratory illness.

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