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Tuesday Aug 25 | via Watertown Daily Times
The suspended Potsdam Central School social studies teacher charged with raping one of his former students is now accused of violating his probation. Earlier this year, Thomas P. McGowan, 32, of 39 Reynolds Road, Potsdam, was indicted on two counts of felony second-degree rape and 13 counts of third-degree sexual abuse, a misdemeanor. Comment?
Tuesday Aug 25 | via Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal
The suspended Potsdam Central School social studies teacher charged with raping one of his former students is now accused of violating his release under the supervision of the probation department. Thomas P. McGowan, 32, of 39 Reynolds Road, Potsdam, is charged with two counts of felony second-degree rape and 13 counts of third-degree sexual abuse, a misdemeanor. Comment?
Monday Aug 17 | via PRWeb
I thought a lot about the things I would need to bring to school with me, but never stopped to think about what I would do if anything was stolen. College is an exciting time for young adults. Comment?
Thursday Aug 13 | via Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal
A former Potsdam man is now facing 10 years in state prison for a felony burglary conviction after admitting Thursday morning in St. Lawrence County Court he violated St. Lawrence County jail rules by getting in a scuffle with the Hermon man convicted of kidnapping and assaulting two Amish children last August. Nicholas P. Adams, 24, of 55 Liberty Ave., Massena, was awaiting a nine-year sentence for a second-degree burglary conviction when the alleged jailhouse fracas took place. Comment?
Wednesday Aug 12 | via Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal
A 24-year-former Potsdam man already facing nine years in state prison for a felony burglary conviction could face even more time after a hearing scheduled for Thursday morning to determine his role in a jailhouse attack of the Hermon man convicted of kidnapping and assaulting two Amish children last August. St. Lawrence County Judge Jerome J. Richards said the hearing will be held to determine if Nicholas P. Adams, 24, of 55 Liberty Ave., Massena, violated the rules of the St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, while he was awaiting sentencing for a second-degree burglary conviction. Comment?
Friday Aug 7 | via Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal
Village residents got a glimpse into the working lives of local police and emergency responders this week at the second annual Emergency Response Day at Norwood Beach. The day featured a variety of activities hosted by the Norwood Police Department, Norwood Volunteer Fire Department and Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad, including demonstrations on how an arrest is made, tours of emergency vehicles, and a vehicle extrication demonstration in which members of Norwood Fire cut apart a Chrysler Cirrus with the Jaws of Life and other tools. Comment?
Jul 29, 2015 | via Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal
A Potsdam man charged with possessing a firearm with plans to commit a drug-related robbery in January on East Orvis Street has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge. Kurt M. Covey, 26, formerly of 6608 Route 56, Potsdam, and currently residing at a halfway house in Clinton County, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of an illegal ammunition feeding device in a plea bargain agreement with the district attorney's office. Comment?
Jul 28, 2015 | via Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal
Canton-based state police charged Loren T. Bronson, 30, of West Stockholm with aggravated driving while intoxicated following an investigation into a property damage accident reported at 12:04 a.m. Tuesday from the town of Potsdam. The arrest was made at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday at 55 Livingston Road, West Stockholm. Comment?
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