Mountain Lake Journal - November 29, 2012
FAMILY TRAGEDY: After years of abuse, a 24-year old man from Chateaugay, New York, snaps, and kills his own father in a fit of rage. Reporter Matt Henson from WCAX-TV talks with Dale Jarvis, Junior, who has been sentenced to a 15-year prison term for beating his father to death with a sledgehammer and burying his body in back of their home in Northern Clinton County.
TRACKING A SERIAL KILLER? Police and the FBI question neighbors in New York's North Country about a camp in Constable owned by suspected serial killer Israel Keyes. Keyes is jailed in Alaska charged with the murder of a teenager. He has also been named by police in Vermont as the prime suspect in the kidnapping and murders of a husband and wife from Essex, Vermont last summer.
ON A ROLL: The Akwesasne Mohwak Casino in Hogansburg, New York opens its new gaming center that is part of a 70-million dollar expansion that includes a 7-story hotel under construction set to open in the spring. Also the Bingo Palace has been moved under the same roof as the casino. The expansion is expected to add up to 75 new jobs. The casino employes about 850 workers in Northern New York.
NEW CONTRACT: Nova Bus in Plattsburgh lands a 50-million dollar contract to build a fleet of 70 busses for the transit authority in Houston, Texas.
PETS IN NEED: Some of the pets who are victims of hurricane Sandy are being sent to the Humane Society in Burlington, Vermont to be placed in new homes in Northern New York and Vermont. The pets were either abandoned or can no longer remain with their owners, and need to find new homes. For more info visit: www.chittendenhumane.org
TP FROM G-P TO NYC: The Georgia-Pacific paper mill is helping to comfort storm victims by sending more than 50-thousand rolls of bath tissue to those in need in Metropolitan New York.
HOLIDAY TRAIN: What's become a North Country tradition is returning for the holidays. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train decorated in thousands of Christmas lights, will be making stops in Ticonderoga, Port Henry, Plattsburgh and Rouses Point on Friday. Each event features a boxcar stage, a lineup of musical talent and a contribution to the local food bank. For a schedule go to: www.cpr.ca
THE CHRISTMAS BUREAU: Directors of The Christmas Bureau join us to talk about the thousands of families in Clinton County in need of gifts and food for the holidays. For families seeking assistance visit: www.thechristmasbureau.org or call 518-562-1253. To donate gifts or cash visit: www.thechristmasbureau.org, call 518-562-1253 or send to: The Christmas Bureau, P.O. Box 1253, Plattsburgh, NY 12901