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Driver hurt trying to avoid deer

Public Safety TOWN OF LEE — One woman was hospitalized after she swerved to avoid a deer on Route 26 early this morning and her van crashed into an embankment and a utility pole. Sheriff’s deputies said Courtney Zavaro, 24, of Taberg, was southbound at about 12:52 a.m. when she swerved to avoid a deer and she lost control of her 2001 Chevy Venture. Deputies said the Chevy hit an embankment... 4:00pm 09/18/17

Police say parolee had 54 baggies of fentanyl

Public Safety ONEIDA — A recent parolee who served time this year for drug possession was taken into custody again in Madison County for possession of fentanyl, according to local law enforcement officials. Police said they have seen a recent surge in the number of drug overdoses throughout the city, many of which have been linked to the dangerous drug. Fentanyl is a strong painkiller that... 4:00pm 09/18/17

Woman hospitalized after being struck by car trying to cross Route 5

Public Safety TOWN OF VERNON — A woman was hospitalized while crossing Route 5 in front of an oncoming vehicle early Sunday morning. Sheriff’s deputies said Shayna Fick, 21, of Clinton, was eastbound shortly before 2 a.m. when pedestrian Amy Jo McLaughlin tried to cross the roadway from the south shoulder. Deputies said McLaughlin was struck by Fick’s 2014 Chevy Cruz and suffered non-life... 4:00pm 09/18/17

Guard to host disaster preparation training

Madison New York National Guard troops, in cooperation with the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, will be presenting a free disaster preparedness class Oct. 3 at Hamilton Central School, according to an announcement by state officials. The 90-minute program will begin at 7 p.m. The school is located at 47 W. Kendrick Ave. Registration and information are... 4:00pm 09/18/17

Public Safety Logs — Sept. 18, 2017

Public Safety Mutual aid logTo report an emergency: 911Sunday2:54 a.m. West Leyden, Route 26, Ava, accident/fatal.3:04 a.m. Deerfield, Miller Road, investigate.8:34 a.m. Willowvale, Oneida St., New Hartford, fire.8:54 a.m. Verona, Westmoreland and COCVAC, accident.1:54 p.m. Sylvan Beach, Main St., vehicle fire.8:43 p.m. Sherrill, E. Seneca St., investigate. 4:00pm 09/18/17

Fort Drum soldier dies in Ava car accident

Public Safety TOWN OF AVA — A Fort Drum soldier is dead after the car she was riding in struck a tree on Route 26 early Sunday morning. Sheriff’s deputies said Miles Wilson-King, 23, of Virginia, and the woman were northbound on Route 26 at about 3 a.m. Sunday when their 2016 Toyota Corolla crossed over the oncoming lane and went off the west shoulder. The vehicle struck a tree next to a... 12:30pm 09/18/17