on Saturday, 07 December 2013.
We spoke with Tammy Suiter, who has more on Hospice services.
Once again, for more information, call 376-5308.
State Police in Lee are investigating a fatal 1 car motor vehicle accident that occurred early yesterday morning on Sulpher Springs Road in Lee Center. Troopers report that a vehicle driven by 22 year old Stephen Burke Jr. was traveling on Sulpher Springs Road when he lost control and struck a tree. The passenger of the vehicle, identified as 24 year old Charles Melnick Jr. of Holland Patent was pronounced dead at the scene. Burke was transported to Rome hospital with minor injuries. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.
A 57 year old Lewis County man was in Lewis County Court for sentencing on charges that he shot & killed his 29 year old son. Judge Dan King sentenced Lyle Davoy Sr. to 17 years to life in state prison after he pled guilty last month to 2nd degree murder as part of a plea deal as his trial was set to begin. Davoy allegedly shot his son, Lyle Davoy Jr. with a shotgun during an argument in May at a Stillwater Road residence in thetown of Watson.
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.
Hospice services explained
State Police investigating fatal accident
Man sentenced for killing his son
Rome woman arraigned on charges in fatal accident
Whitesboro man charged with DWI
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