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  • Guatemalan president's immunity lifted in corruption scandal

    Tue, 8:01pm

    A couple celebrates in front of the Guatemalan Congress building as they hear the news that Congress has voted to withdraw President Otto Perez Molina's immunity from prosecution, in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2015. Perez Molina's government has been beset by a series of corruption cases, but until now he has been immune to prosecution as president. (AP Photo Moises Castillo)GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Congress lifted President Otto Perez Molina's immunity of office on Tuesday, opening him up to possible prosecution in a widening customs corruption scandal that has rocked his administration and the country's political system.

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  • Guatemalan Congress strips president's immunity

    Tue, 7:41pm

    A man celebrates with a cross and a national flag after the Congress voted unanimously to strip embattled President Otto Perez's immunity in Guatemala City on September 1, 2015Guatemala's Congress voted Tuesday to strip embattled President Otto Perez's immunity, clearing the way for him to be prosecuted over allegations he masterminded a multi-million-dollar corruption scheme. The resolution was passed unanimously by the 132 lawmakers present, making the conservative leader the first president to have his immunity revoked in the Central American country's history. After months of unprecedented protests that have swept Guatemala, hundreds of demonstrators outside Congress erupted into jubilant cheers at the news, as passing drivers honked their horns in celebration.

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  • Hated Mexican dictator Porfirio Diaz gets statue

    Tue, 7:41pm

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — City officials in central Mexico unveiled a statue of former dictator Porfirio Diaz on Tuesday, saying they wanted to honor his contributions to economic development. read more


  • Citing God's authority, clerk defies Supreme Court on gay marriages

    Tue, 7:55pm

    Kentucky Clerk Continues To Deny Same-Sex Marriage LicensesInvoking God's authority, a Kentucky county clerk defied the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday and stood by her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue marriage licenses to any couples - gay or straight - since the court in June ruled that same-sex couples had the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution. On Monday, the same court rejected Davis' request for an emergency order allowing her to deny marriage licenses to gay couples while she appeals a federal judge's order requiring her to issue them.

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  • Colorado man faces felony charges for shooting black bear cubs

    Tue, 7:49pm

    A Colorado man may face criminal charges after shooting two black bear cubs in the foothills west of Denver, killing one of them and forcing wildlife officials to euthanize the other, authorities said on Tuesday. The incident began early on Tuesday in the town of Evergreen when a homeowner was awakened by a mother bear and her two cubs rummaging through garbage, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said in a more
  • Illinois hunts for suspects in killing of veteran police officer

    Tue, 7:47pm

    An armed police officer walks throughs field as authorities take part in a manhunt in Fox LakeBy Brendan O'Brien FOX LAKE, Ill. (Reuters) - More than 100 police officers using aircraft and canine units were searching northern Illinois on Tuesday afternoon for three suspects believed to be involved in the fatal shooting of a 30-year veteran police officer, officials said. Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was found wounded on Tuesday morning after reporting that he was pursuing three suspects on foot, the Lake County Sheriff's Office said. Officials have only described the three suspects as two white males and one black male.

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Community Calendar

  • Inter-Faith Picnic


    On Thursday, September 3, starting at 6:00 pm, community members are invited to gather for an inter-faith picnic at the Pine Street Arena park. 

    The Potsdam Mosque will provide and grill meat that is both Halal and Kosher, paper products will be provided by the Potsdam Ministerial Association, and attendees are encouraged to bring a vegetarian dish to pass. After the meal, there will be many games for all ages including frisbee and sack races. The picnic is completely free and open to everyone.
    This event is sponsored by the Ministerial Association of Potsdam, an interfaith organization composed of representatives from over ten different religious communities in the Potsdam area. For more information about MAP, visit them online at or on Facebook.

  • Autism Awareness Walk


    The St. Lawrence NYSARC will be holding an Autism Awareness Walk on Saturda, September 12 at 10 am on the Canton Village Green on Main St., Canton. Registration begins at 9 am and registration forms can be dowloaded at 

  • Book Signing


    Marguerite Moores will sign copies of her book "The Shelter of Darkness" on Saturday, September 5 from 1-3 pm in the Brewer Bookstore in Canton.

  • Color me Remington


    Color me Remington 5k walk/fun rum on the Maple City trail in Ogdensburg, NY. Start time in 10 a.m. Color Me Remington is a family freindly run, not about crossing the finish line first, but to see how colorful you can get along the route.

    Pre-Registration by September 1 is $25 after that is $30.

    Location: Dobisky Visitor Center, 100 Riverside Avenue, Ogdensburg, NY

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