on Saturday, 07 December 2013.
A 47 year old Rome woman was in Oneida County Court for arraignment on charges connected to a fatal accident that occurred October 19th on Elmer Hill Road in the Town of Western. Grace Pirillo pleaded not guilty before Judge Barry Donalty to one count each of first and second-degree vehicular manslaughter, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, DWI, driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or greater, driving under the influence of drugs, failure to reduce speed and speeding. She will reappear in court on December 11th to decide whether or not to accept a plea offer from the District Attorney's Office. The details of that offer have not been disclosed. She was remanded back to the Oneida County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond. Police reported that Pirillo was northbound on Elmer Hill Road on October 19th when she lost control of car on a curve in the roadway, leaving the pavement and crashing into the corner of a nearby house. A passenger in the vehicle, identified as 53-year-old Mark Salerno, of Oriskany, suffered serious injuries and died several weeks later in a hospital in Syracuse. Pirillo allegedly registered a blood/alcohol content of 0.17% after the crash. She also reportedly had traces of cocaine and/or marijuana in her system according to the indictment.
An early Friday morning incident led to charges for a 54 year old Whitesboro man. Lewis County Sheriff's Deputies report that Kevin Matthews was found slumped over the steering wheel of a pickup truck parked on the southbound side of the divided highway on State Route 12 in the Town of Leyden near the Denley Road at around 1 a.m. Friday morning. After reportedly failing field sobriety tests at the scene, he was taken to the Public Safety Building, where he allegedly registered a 0.16% blood/alcohol content. Matthews was issued tickets for DWI, stopping on the highway, driving in the wrong direction on a 1-way street, & refusal to submit to a breath screening device. All charges are returnable to Town of Leyden Court. State Police assisted at the scene.
A 16 year old Lowville man has been charged with 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Lowville Police report that Jordan Ayers was charged with allegedly damaging items in his apartment during an argument with another family member while in the presence of 2 children. Ayers was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Village of Lowville Court at a later date.
The Mayor of Yorkville injured when he was hit by a vehicle. According to Oneida County Sheriff Deputies, Mayor Anthony Leone was crossing Oriskany Boulevard at Main Street in the crosswalk about 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning when a vehicle being driven by 50 year old Suzanne Marineau of Ava was attempting to make a left turn from Main Street onto Oriskany Boulevard. Marineau's vehicle struck Mayor Leone in the cross walk. Leone was taken to St Elizabeth's hospital by Kunkel Ambulance where he was treated for adislocated shoulder and back pain. Marineau was ticketed for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and is to appear in the Village of Yorkville Court at a later date.
The Village of Lowville will hold its Christmas tree lighting this evening at 6 p.m. Village officials report that the tree behind the Civil War Monument in front of the Presbyterian Church will be lit in the spirit of the holidays. There will also be caroling, refreshments and a visit from Santa.
Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush will be holding a holiday food drive in his district from now until December 20th. Non-perishable food items will be collected at his district office and will be donated to local food pantries. According to the Food Bank of Central New York, which serves Central New York and the North Country, nearly 40 percent of emergency food recipients are children. Of those who report being unemployed, a startling 45 percent have lost their jobs within the last two years. Donations of non-perishable canned and boxed food items can be dropped off at Blankenbush's office, located at 15 Bridge Street in West Carthage between, 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Questions may be directed to his office at 493-3909.
on Friday, 06 December 2013.
The Hawkinsville Dam will be discussed at Monday's Boonville Town Board meeting. We spoke with Town Supervisor John Gaylord, who has more.
Once again, Monday's town board meeting gets underway at 7 p.m.
Croghan teen charged with alcohol possession
Harrisville teens charged with conspiracy & child endangerment
2 meetings being held in Boonville
Energy program extended
A-G says insurance companies overcharged students
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