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Family to hold fundraiser in memory of daughter

A difficult situation for any parent is being used as reason to help the community.

Angelo and Kim Collazo of Webster will hold a fundraiser on Monday in memory of their daughter, Alle Shea. The event begins at 11 a.m. at Uno's Chicago Bar and Grill in Webster.

The day marks what would have been Alle's fifth birthday. She died from a severe form of the brittle bone disorder known as Osteogenesis Imperfect at just five weeks old. The fundraiser will raise money for research on Osteogenesis Imperfecta.

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Prosecution rests in trial of Greece woman linked to West Webster tragedy

It has been a long, tough few days for the loved one of the West Webster firefighters killed in the Christmas Even ambush.

All week long prosecutors have made their case that the woman accused of buying the guns used to shoot those firefighters bought them knowing the suspect was a felon.

Friday, the prosecution rested its case in the trial of Dawn Nguyen. Now the case is in the hands of the defense.

The defense isn’t required to call any witnesses but in court today, defense attorneys say they have three people on stand-by.

From the beginning and through today, prosecutors have been trying to prove to the jury Dawn Nguyen bought the guns for William Spengler and knew he was a felon.

"The Great Penfield Spring Cleanup 2014" Activities

Saturday, April 26

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
What: The Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES)and the towns of Webster, Penfield and the Village of Webster host an appointment-only household hazardous waste collection.
When: Saturday, April 26, 7:30 AM-1:00 PM
Where: Penfield DPW Complex, 1607 Jackson Road
Who: Penfield and Webster residents by appointment only
How: To see details on permitted materials or make an online appointment go to http://www.monroecounty.gov/des-hhw.php or call Penfield DPW at 340.8710 through Thursday, April 24.

Saturday, May 3: Multiple activities

PENFIELD CLEANUP DAY
What: Families, groups, organizations, clubs, teams, individuals team up to beautify Penfield by cleaning up litter and debris from roadsides and parks.
When: Saturday, May 3, 9:00 AM-12 noon

Meet Lex!

Meet Lex!
Meet Lex!
This wiggly, sweet guy is Lex! He's a 2-year-old Pit Bull mix who was transferred to Lollypop Farm from Rochester Animal Services. He weighs 47 pounds and is a happy-go-lucky pup who gets excited about everyone he meets. He loves attention from people and playing outside in the courtyard. Lex would love an active owner who will take him on long walks and then snuggle with him on the couch after. Lollypop Farm recommends Lex go to a home with kids age 10 or older, and he needs to meet any dogs already in the home. Training classes will help Lex brush up on his doggy manners, and he and his new adopter will receive a discount on their first 6 week session together. To find out more about Lex, call 223-1330 or visit him at Lollypop Farm at 99 Victor Rd., Fairport 14450. Panda, our "Friday's Friend" from last week, has been adopted!

Details of prescription drug takeback event to be announced

Spring cleaning your medicine cabinet is the goal of an upcoming event. On Friday News10NBC will learn more details about Safe Takeback Day. We're told people in the Finger Lakes area will be encouraged to safely dispose of unneeded or expired prescription drugs.
      
Prescription drug abuse is a fast-growning problem in the United States. Officials say more than half of people who abuse the drugs say they got them from a friend or family member.
     
The Safe Takeback Day announcement is at 11 a.m. Friday. The actual event will be on Saturday, April 26.

Day four of testimony in Dawn Nguyen trial

A sheriff's deputy, who is a friend of the woman accused of buying the guns used in the West Webster tragedy, took the stand in her trial Thursday.

Dawn Nguyen is accused of buying the guns for the suspect, William Spengler.

Police say Spengler fired upon four West Webster firefighters who responded to reports of a car fire on Lake Road back on Christmas Eve morning 2012. Two of the firefighters, Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, were killed.

This afternoon, a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy took the stand. He says Nguyen told him she bought guns for William Spengler, a convicted felon.

Key witness could take the stand in trial of Greece woman linked to West Webster tragedy

A friend of Dawn Nguyen, the woman accused of buying the guns used to kill two firefighters and injured two others, says moments after Nguyen saw the video of the West Webster attack; she began sending alarming text messages. Defense attorneys claim the trial is now about a possible love triangle and that the witness is out for revenge.

Investigators claim Tomasz Kaczowka and Michael Chiapperini were killed because Nguyen purchased the guns for William Spengler. He purposely set the fire and began shooting at fire crews when they arrived.     

In court Wednesday, it was more like a soap opera than a criminal trial. The prosecution called a key witness to the stand and that witness is the only one so far to testify that she heard straight from Nguyen that she bought the guns and was paid to do it.