DEC Calls Caledonia Hunter Shooting ‘Accidental’

NYLON – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) said that hunting-related shooting fatalities within the past week in Caledonia and Sandy Creek, NY were accidental and preventable. A press release from DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said that DEC Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) are currently investigating two hunting-related shooting fatalities that occurred within the past week, calling both 'accidental … [Read more...]

Female Hunter Killed in Caledonia Shooting

UPDATE: DEC Calls Caledonia Hunter Shooting ‘Accidental’ CALEDONIA — The Livingston County Sheriff's Office confirms that the woman shot in an apparent Sunday hunting accident has died. According to Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, the woman passed away at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dougherty said that the middle-aged woman was with a hunting party of five people when she sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen at about 4 p.m. No charges are … [Read more...]

Homicide Investigation Opens on Fowlerville Road

UPDATE: Judge Closes Doors on Fowlerville Girlfriend’s Manslaughter Arraignment UPDATE: Marcus Postell, 22, Identified as Fowlerville Road Homicide Victim UPDATE: Careful ‘Death Investigation Involving Knife’ Continues in York YORK – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office is investigating a death on the border of Caledonia and Piffard. According to multiple law enforcement sources, this is a homicide investigation. Livingston … [Read more...]

Caledonia Residents Hunt Mumford Farm Stand Thief

NYLON – Caledonia and Mumford residents are trying to identify a bad apple who seems to be illegally picking fruits and vegetables from a local farm stand. After produce began consistently disappearing, the owner of the family-run farm stand just over the county line in Mumford set up a motion-activated camera to catch the above image. Police are now seeking the name of the person in the image to possibly file charges. "This is the same … [Read more...]

Grand Jury Indicts Couple for Caledonia Murder

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — The Gates couple who had previously only been indicted in connection to burning a body in Caledonia are now facing charges for murder. Aykut Ozkaynak, 35, and Mary Neverett, 43, have both been indicted by a Livingston County Grand Jury for Murder in the Second Degree, a Class A-II felony. When the pair were arraigned on a Tampering with Physical Evidence charge on Aug. 29, District Attorney Greg McCaffrey predicted … [Read more...]

Grand Jury Indicts Caledonia Murder Suspects for Burning Body

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The two Gates residents suspected of the murder of their roomate, Patricia Miller, have been indicted by a Grand Jury and appeared in Livingston County Court on a felony charge. Aykut Ozkaynak, 35, and Mary Neverett, 43, are both charged in County Court with felony Tampering with Physical Evidence. District Attorney Greg McCaffrey says that further charges will soon be presented to the Grand Jury. "I expect further … [Read more...]

Caledonia Murder Suspects Have Bail Set at Half a Million Dollars Cash

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Both people suspected in the grisly murder and burning of their roomate, Patrice Miller, have had bail set by a Livingston County Judge but remain in jail. Aykut Ozkaynak, 35, and Mary Neverett, 42, are both held on $500,000 cash or $750,000 bond for felony Murder in the Second Degree. They are also charged with felony Tampering with Physical Evidence. The boyfriend and girlfriend were arrested at a Motel Six on July 7 … [Read more...]

Caledonia to Dedicate Giant Steel Eagle to Former Mayor Cohen at 125th Anniversary

CALEDONIA – The Village of Caledonia will dedicate a giant stainless steel eagle and American flag statue to one of Caledonia's most treasured former mayors, Harvey Cohen, this weekend. Young students of Olie Olson, Livingston County's best-loved metallurgist, created the 12-foot sculpture from about January to May 2016. It will be brought to the Village in two parts, first the eagle on Wednesday and then the colossal flag on Saturday, but … [Read more...]

Fire at Cozy Kitchen Shuts Down Main Street Caledonia

CALEDONIA – A fire at the Cozy Kitchen shut down traffic on Main Street as numerous fire departments converged on the scene late Tuesday afternoon. According to first responders on scene, the fire started as an electrical issue in the lower part of the building's facade at 3103 Main Street at about 4:38 p.m. Firefighters quickly sprayed the fire out and thoroughly checked the building for any other signs of fire. "All I keep hearing from my … [Read more...]

Town of Caledonia Considers Auto Salvage Yard on River Road

CALEDONIA – The Town of Caledonia is weighing a business owner's proposal to build an auto salvage yard on River Road. According to a notice posted to the Town of Caledonia's website, Joseph A. Dendis, also known as HLD Properties LLC, has applied to the Town Board for approval of a Pick n Pull Automobile Salvage Facility to be located at 115 River Road. A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, July 14, 2016 7:30 p.m. at the Caledonia Town … [Read more...]