Your Turn: feedback on high-rise fire, high-speed chase & gas price tipping point
WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - More than a dozen people were injured in last Tuesday’s fire at Riverview Towers in Ogdensburg. Residents were evacuated and have been unable to return to their homes due to the damage:
Prayers for everyone affected. So many have lost everything. It’s so sad.
Glad so many are safe and that competent, well-trained personnel were able to respond from within the city and surrounding areas.
Gina Hurteau Shoen
Police arrested 51-year-old Raymond Caron III of Massena in connection with a high-speed chase in St. Lawrence County. He allegedly fired a gun, stole vehicles, forced drivers off the road, and crashed into a trooper vehicle:
We heard it all live on the scanner as it was happening. Definitely wild for these parts.
Good job to NYSP and other law enforcement out there that helped get this guy off the street with no one hurt.
A survey by AAA revealed that with the cost of gas at least $4 a gallon nationwide, 60% of people say they will change their driving and lifestyle habits. We asked local folks for their thoughts:
It’s going to make those who travel a ways to work to start quitting.
Thinking about taking the local bus again or walking where and when I can.
Penny Gem Woodard
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