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Monday, May 2nd, 2016 


A Lodi woman died Friday following an early-morning accident on County Road 139.

Seneca County deputies said Kaili M. Collins, 25, of Lodi, lost control of her vehicle at about 12:05 a.m. and hit a rock-lined ditch. Collins was westbound on County Road 139, just west of County Road 129, when she went off the north side of the road.

Deputies said Collins was treated at the scene by Trumansburg Ambulance then taken by ambulance to Geneva General Hospital, where she was airlifted by a LifeNet helicopter to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. She suffered head injuries and was originally listed in critical condition before succumbing to her injuries later on Friday.

The accident remains under investigation, deputies said.


An Ontario County man driving on Route 21 in Canandaigua lost control of his 1957 pickup truck Friday night, rolled it over in a yard, struck a mailbox, a fence and a tree. Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 65 year-old Henry Stewart of Canandaigua on a DWI charge. He was taken to FF Thompson Hospital, treated and released. Stewart will answer the charge in Canandaigua town Court at a later date.


A Seneca County man is facing multiple charges after being arrested early Saturday morning following a domestic dispute at a Waterloo apartment. When Waterloo Police arrived to investigate a domestic altercation between 24 year-old Jacob Dixon and his girlfriend; Dixon, allegedly, interfered and then became physically confrontational with police while he was being taken into custody.

Dixon, who also allegedly caused damage to the apartment, was charged with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, 4th degree and unlawful possession of marijuana. He’s being held at the Seneca County Jail in lieu of $1000 cash bail and will appear in the Village of Waterloo Court at a later date to answer the charges. Meantime, an order of protection was issued for Dixon’s girlfriend.


A Canandaigua man has been arrested after allegedly attempting to strangle his mother early Sunday morning.

Police say they arrested Brett Newman, 24, after responding to a domestic incident on Crimson King Drive.

He has been charged with criminal obstruction of breathing.

Newman is waiting arraignment in the Ontario County Jail.


A fire tore through a home near the Palmyra hamlet of Port Gibson Saturday night. The fire took place at a home on Canalside Drive.

The Port Gibson Fire Department reported that no one was injured, though One firefighter and the homeowner were taken to area hospitals for check-overs, according to the department. The home was said to be a total loss.

The Palmyra and Clifton Springs Fire Departments helped at the scene, while the Newark and Phelps Fire Departments are credited with filling in at the Port Gibson department during the firefight.


An Ontario County woman was allegedly intoxicated when she stole a chair from T.J. Maxx in Canandaigua Saturday night.

Sheriff’s Deputies say the chair that 50 year-old Roberta Taylor is accused of stealing was part of a three piece furniture set valued at $300. The Canandaigua woman was arraigned on a charge of petit larceny and confined to the Ontario County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail. She will be back in court at a later date to answer the charge.


Hundreds of area residents took part in a “Stop the Trash Trains” rally Saturday morning in Geneva. The march and rally drew about 500 people.

The “Geneva March Against Big Garbage and Trash Trains” was put together by a coalition of local organizations. It’s the latest demonstration of public opposition over a controversial plan to bring garbage from New York City to the Seneca Meadows Landfill in Seneca Falls by train. The proposed $3.3 billion contract between New York and Seneca Meadows is still being reviewed by the NYC’s legal and financial departments.

Residents of Seneca, Cayuga, and Ontario County are all coming together to oppose the proposition. Rally organizers handed out slips of paper with the phone number for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office and urged eveyone to call the office to demand the dumps be closed. The state landfill permit process reportedy gives the town of Seneca Falls the power to stop the landfill from expanding.

Supporters of the proposal between New York City and Seneca Meadows say that statistics show the safest way to move materials is by rail. The movement of waste by rail, which takes trucks off of local roads, reduces carbon emissions by 75 percent, and creates well-paying jobs locally.

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