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Friday, November 24th, 2017


New York State Police say they have found a body during their search for a missing woman from Naples.

Troopers and Canandaigua City Police have been on the lookout for 29-year old Monica Zello. The Ontario County woman was last seen several days ago on Canandaigua’s Beeman Street.

Zello’s SUV was spotted in the Erie Canal in the Seneca County town of Waterloo Tuesday night.

Now, troopers say they have pulled a body from the water in the same area where the vehicle was located. That body has yet to be identified.


Fire fighters from multiple departments were called to James Road in Keuka Park for the report of a working structure fire during the early-afternoon hours of Thanksgiving morning.

Crews said that the two-story home was fully-involved. Additional tankers needed to be called in to provide water to battle the flames. It’s unclear if anyone was inside at the time of the fire.

Photos from the scene show the home completely gutted by the Thanksgiving blaze.


ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca Police responded to a structure fire in a residence in the 100 block of Hudson Street at 1:20 a.m. on Wednesday.

Police determined that the fire, which they say displaced at least seven people, was started intentionally.

Joshua Reeves, 31, was arrested and charged with Arson in the Second Degree, according to Ithaca Police.

Reeves was arraigned in Ithaca City Court and sent to the Tompkins County Jail on $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond, police said.


OGDEN, N.Y. – Police in the Town of Ogden say a body found near Whittier Road Thursday morning is believed to be that of a man missing since October.

David Maenza’s last known whereabouts were at his home in the area of Buffalo Road and Whittier Road.

Police located the body of a man Thursday in a wooded area near Whittier Road; they believe the body is Maenza’s.

The circumstances surrounding the man’s death are not considered suspicious. Police say they are awaiting the results of the medical examiner’s investigation in order to determine the cause of death.


The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday around 3:47 pm deputies responded to State Route 21 and Schutt Road in Hopewell for the report of an accident with injury.

It was determined that Katlynn V. Ward, 26, of Williamson was traveling north on Route 21 in a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire when she was struck by a eastbound vehicle, operated by Justus B. Freville, 23, of Victor.

Ward was treated and released from the scene with only minor injuries.

Freville was issued traffic tickets for failure to yield and failure to stop. Both will be answered in Hopewell Town Court, according to deputies.

The road was closed for approximately one hour.


Calling hours will be held Saturday for the 2 stepbrothers killed in a crash in Marion Monday night.

20-year-old Taylor Christie was driving 16-year-old Evan Woodward home from basketball practice on East Williamson Road, just a half-mile from their home, when his car went off the road and collided with a tree.

Calling hours will be held Saturday from noon to 3 at the Marion Elementary School, with a memorial service to follow.

The family is asking for donations to the Humane Society of Wayne County in the brothers’ names.


Former longtime Southern Tier Congressman Maurice Hinchey has passed away at his Saugerties home.

The Democratic lawmaker represented the 22nd Congressional District for 20 years, following an 18-year stint in the state Assembly.

Hinchey retired from Congress back in 2012, had announced back in June he was suffering from a neurological disease.

Hinchey was 79 years old.


A pig has been wandering around the Brink Hill Road in the Yates County Town of Italy for weeks and concerned citizens hope it will be rescued.

Several people have seen the pig. Every day it visits one particular apple tree.

The Department of Environmental Conservation responded that it will not attempt to capture the pig because it is not wild, and not under DEC jurisdiction.

Local residents hope to capture the pig so it can survive the winter months.

The animal has become a topic of discussion on the Naples Community Facebook page.

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