Breaking News from Allentown
Find the latest Allentown News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.
Allegany County couple arrested for mistreatment of dogs
An Allegany County couple was arrested Friday on three animal cruelty charges relating to the mistreatment of dogs, the New York State Police announced Monday. James L. Graham, 49, and Helen R. Graham, 50, both of Richburg, were arrested for failure to provide sustenance, neglect of an impounded ani
State Police investigating unrelated crash leads to DWI arrest of Olean man
OLEAN, N.Y. — New York State Police in Olean arrested a 22-year-old man for driving while intoxicated on Tuesday. Troopers noticed a vehicle driven by Dante J. Carucci during an investigation into an unrelated one-car accident on Humphrey Road in the town of Great Valley.
Allegany Co. couple facing multiple animal cruelty charges
WIRT, NY (WIVB) - An Allegany County couple has been arrested on charges of animal cruelty, according to New York State Police. On Friday, troopers arrested Richburg residents James Graham, 49, and Helen Graham, 50, for failure to provide sustenance, neglect of an impounded animal, and failure to pr
Cattaraugus County man killed in Friday morning crash
TOWN OF GERRY, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office announced one man is dead and another was seriously injured in a Friday morning crash in the Town of Gerry.
New York lawmakers propose bill to ban raffling guns, alcohol
NEW YORK (WETM) - Lawmakers in New York have proposed a ban on raffling guns and alcohol in games of chance. Bill A01413 is sponsored by Jo Anne Simon and co-sponsored by 25 other lawmakers. They cite gun violence as the justification for the bill.
Fire engulfs Allegany County church
BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - A church in Allegany County, NY caught fire on Saturday evening. The Wellsvile Fire Department said the fire occurred at the Stannards Methodist Church in the Town of Willing on Route 248.
Man in upstate New York gets life without parole for killing 2, wounding 1
WATERLOO, N.Y. — A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and a man, as well as wounding a second woman in an upstate New York village.
Picnic for Allegany County folk in Florida
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — It is 79 degrees and sunny in Zephyrhills, Fla. where they are in the planning stages for the 63rd Annual Allegany County Picnic. If you are visiting the Sunshine State in March and you are from Allegany County you are invited to drop in at the annual picnic, according to organiz
DEC Officer Saves Bald Eagle in Upstate New York
Some may complain, but New York during the winter is absolutely beautiful and has some perks. One of those perks is being able to take a front seat to nature. From the end of December through February New Yorkers are watching for eagle migration. Here in the Hudson Valley, Bowdoin Park is a popular
Cahill says 'time has come' to legalize marijuana in New York state
KINGSTON, N.Y. — Assemblyman Kevin Cahill says some his own family members who suffered from advanced cancer didn’t use marijuana to relieve pain because it was illegal. “I have had other members of my family who said that, in spite of the fact that it was illegal, they would use it — and sure enoug
Allegany County Democratic Committee to Meet Feb. 13
BELMONT, NY – Frigid temperatures and wind conditions predicted for Jan. 30 forced the Allegany County Democratic Committee to move its scheduled meeting to Feb. 13. The re-scheduled session is set for 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the American Legion Post 808, 29 Schuyler St., Belmont.
Pennsylvania State Police reports at Coudersport
At 7:08 p.m. on Jan. 16, police conducted an investigation into a potential Megan’s Law Registration violation at 394 West Main Street in Oswayo Borough, according to a police report. The suspect is known and charges are pending through MDJ Kari McCleaft.
Volunteers Needed for 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course
HELP WANTED! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are excited to announce the launch of their 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course. Throughout this 5-week class, new gardeners will learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening—on a bud
Deputies find suspected crack pipe during 390 traffic stop
A woman from Allegany in Cattaraugus County is facing charges after Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies found her in possession of a smoking device and materials commonly used for packaging crack cocaine during a traffic stop on Interstate 390.
Family pets lost in log home fire
GROVE — A family lost three beloved dogs in an afternoon blaze that consumed its log cabin home. On Thursday at about 3:30 p.m., firefighters were toned out for a house fire at 10319 Blakley Road in the Town of Grove in the northeast corner of Allegany County.
Bradford man pleads guilty in two drug cases
SMETHPORT — A Bradford man pleaded guilty Thursday in McKean County Court to allegations in two crack cocaine deliveries. Leonard E. Elder III, 27, entered a plea in one case to conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance and, in the second case, to possession with the intent to deliver a controlle
Erie County Democrats nominate 2 for Common Council, Erie County Legislature
Erie County Democrats backed two emerging political players in their bid for local office Saturday, nominating Mitchell Nowakowski for the Fillmore Common Council district and John Gilmour for the 9th Erie County Legislature seat.
Genesee River Wilds hits 10-year milestone
WELLSVILLE — Take a drive around Allegany County on a hot summer day and you’re likely to spy a kayak, whether it’s on the water, on the back of a truck or sitting on someone’s property, waiting for the next float.
Women's health in local spotlight
BELMONT — With help from state Senator Catharine Young, the Allegany County Health Department is able to provide extra programming for women through the Women’s Health Initiative.
Church fire's spark undetermined
WELLSVILLE — A Florida family hoping for a new start in Allegany County is reeling from the “unimaginable” loss of its new home. Wolf and Ali Von Mertz officially purchased the former Stannards United Methodist Church on Jan. 29, according to realtor.com. Less than two weeks later, the structure eru