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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