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What Dateline didn’t tell you about the Sodus double homicide

What Dateline didn’t tell you about the Sodus double homicide
Dateline NBC aired a two-hour episode Friday night about the double homicide in Sodus, Wayne County in October 2018. It featured interviews from the families of the victims, Josh Niles and Amber Washburn, conversations with law enforcement officers who cracked the case, and a chilling interview with Charlene Childers, who was the mastermind behind the murder plot. Read more from the... more

Looking back at double homicide in Sodus

Looking back at double homicide in Sodus
It’s a double homicide that shocked our community almost one year ago. A young couple was gunned down in Sodus on Oct. 22, 2018. It will be featured Friday night on Dateline here on News10NBC, but we are also going inside the evidence of this case. News10NBC’s Nikki Rudd has spent hours going through evidence and talking with law enforcement and prosecutors.... more

Virginia driver ticketed after three-car crash involving Pal-Mac school bus

Pal-Mac school bus involved in three-car crash on Tuesday; no students hurt
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports investigation of a three-car crash involving two passenger vehicle and a school bus in the Town of Palmyra on Tuesday. Deputies say that Haley Lewis, 21, of Virginia Beach was traveling south on State Route 21 when she was distracted and rear-ended the passenger vehicle in front of her. The force of the collision... more

Drug take back program happening throughout Wayne County

Wayne County police to collect unused drugs
Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts said all law enforcement agencies in the county will take part in the Oct. 26 national pharmaceutical collection day. Expired, unused and unwanted medication will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at these locations: Clyde Police Department — Galen’s Express Lane, 17 Sodus St. Sheriff’s Office — Lyons National Bank, 2 Forgham St. (Route 31).... more

Wayne County battles drug addiction with mobile van

Wayne County battles drug addiction with mobile van
It has been just over a year since the Department of Mental Health, Wayne Behavioral Health Network opened the doors of the Open Access Center, an out-treatment facility located at the Public Health Building on Nye Road in Lyons. The team of drug experts are providing support and care to those with a heroin, opioid or any other addition issues,... more

Wayne County judge dismisses sex abuse case citing insufficient evidence, DA disagrees

Wayne County judge dismisses sex abuse case citing insufficient evidence, DA disagrees
A sex abuse case involving a 51-year-old Sodus man has been dismissed in Wayne County Court. Robert Olmstead, 51, of Sodus had been charged with criminal sex act after alleged abuse of a 10-year-old girl. Officials with Wayne County Child Protective Services had noted that Olmstead had oral sex with the girl, whom he was caring for in July 2012... more

Pal-Mac schools formalize Esports team

Pal-Mac schools formalize Esports team
In recent years, the sport of competitive video gaming known as Electronic Sports (Esports) has seen its popularity explode. Esports has burst onto the scene locally with the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District formalizing a team of its own in March 2019. Esports pits individuals or teams against each other in competition through a video game instead of what is currently... more

Deputies: Driver charged with DWI after vehicle ends up ‘several hundred feet’ into Palmyra corn field

Deputies: an charged with DWI after vehicle ends up ‘several hundred feet’ into Wayne County corn field
Deputies say that a Pennsylvania man was arrested on DWI charges following a crash that occurred in the Town of Palmyra on Saturday. Stephen J. Rassio Jr., 53, of Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania was charged with DWI, and driving with a BAC over 0.08 percent. It is alleged that Passio called 911 stating that he crashed his vehicle, which was confirmed on... more

Motorcyclist killed in two-car crash in Palmyra

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One person was killed in a motorcycle crash in Palmyra on Tuesday. The crash was reported around 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Route 31 and Vienna Road, according to first responders. Two vehicles were involved – a motorcycle and passenger car. The motorcyclist was killed in the crash; and their identity was not released. The motorcyclist was traveling east... more

Chad Campbell denied parole for 1999 double Palmyra Murders

Chad Campbell denied parole for 1999 double Palmyra Murders
Every two years, Chad Campbell comes up for parole. As soon as he is denied parole for the double, brutal murders in August of 1990 of Cindy Lewis, his 15-year-old Palmyra-Macedon Central School district classmate, and Curtis Rizzo, the 17-month-old boy she was babysitting, the process for the victim’s families begins all over again.  It was a hot August week... more

Palmyra man, arrested on child porn charges, takes his own life

Palmyra man, arrested on child porn charges, takes his own life
On Tuesday, August 6th, a 53-year-old Palmyra resident was arrested on out-of-state child pornography warrants. Altogether Dennis J. Howell, 53, faced 20 counts of possession of visual pornography of a person less than 16 years old. It was originally reported that Howell was taken to Centralized Arraignment and remanded to jail pending and extradition hearing on the Las Vegas warrants,... more

Deputies say Palmyra man threatened child during domestic incident

Deputies: Palmyra man accused of breaking window, threatening child during domestic incident
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 29-year-old Palmyra resident on multiple charges following a domestic incident. According to deputies, Joshua T. Bondell, 29, was charged with criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child after a domestic incident. Deputies say that Blondell broke a window following a verbal argument with a female, and then threatened... more

Man wanted for child porn charges in Las Vegas arrested in Palmyra

Man wanted for child porn charges in Las Vegas arrested in Palmyra
A Palmyra man is facing child pornography charges. State Police arrested Dennis Howell, 53, after being contacted by Las Vegas Police, according to the Times of Wayne County. Howell, who was living in Palmyra, had been wanted in Las Vegas for possession of child pornography, State Police say. Troopers say he had been living alone in Palmyra for some time.... more

Bridge over Erie Canal in Palmyra closed for repairs

Bridge over Erie Canal in Palmyra closed for repairs
The bridge that carries Port Gibson Road over the Erie Canal in Palmyra will be closed for five days for repairs. New York State Department of Transportation workers will be doing short-term repairs from July 10-14. The New York State Department of Transportation today announced that the bridge carrying Port Gibson Road over the Erie Canal in the town of... more

Palmyra man accused of raping woman

Palmyra man accused of raping woman
Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man from Palmyra after a rape investigation. Deputies said they investigated a rape related to a domestic incident late Monday night. After investigating, deputies arrested Dominick Gonzalez-Hey, 23, for forcibly raping a woman. Gonzalez -Hey was charged with first-degree rape and was arraigned Tuesday evening. Gonzalez-Hey was remanded to the Wayne County Jail in... more

Pal-Mac girls lacrosse falls in state semifinals

Pal-Mac girls lacrosse falls in state Class D semifinals
The Palmyra-Macedon girls lacrosse team had its season come to an end after falling to defending Class D state champion Mattituck/Southold of Section XI, 9-5, in the state semifinals at SUNY Cortland on Friday. Palmyra-Macedon (16-5) has now lost in the state semifinals for three consecutive seasons. After Mattituck/Southold (14-5) scored first to take an early lead, Andra Savage scored... more

Pal-Mac girls lacrosse headed to States for a third year in a row

Pal-Mac girls lacrosse deaded to States for a third year in a row
Pal-Mac is headed to their third straight state tournament following a regional win over Eden on Saturday, but another final four appearance isn’t enough for the Red Raiders. “We have a lot of motivation,” Pal-Mac Senior Midfielder Emma Arnold said. “We’ve made it twice and just come short every game so I think this year we’re like, ‘Let’s take it... more

Deputies: Lyons motorcyclist had cocaine in his system at time of wreck on SR 31

Deputies: Lyons motorcyclist had cocaine in his system at time of wreck on SR 31
Deputies say that a motorcyclist from Lyons was charged with operating under the influence of drugs following an investigation into a crash along State Route 31 on April 13th. William Watson, 49, is accused of failing field sobriety tests after the crash along Route 31. Deputies say a blood sample was obtained, which determined that there was cocaine in his... more
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