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Allegany County along for the ride as ATV business booms

ANDOVER — Ed and Joe Kent are the fourth generation to operate the 1,600 acre family farm in Andover, where they raise Christmas trees and pumpkins, and harvest hay, oats, and beef cattle.


Florida man who "wanted to stab everyone" in home invasion sentenced to 20 years to life

Warsaw, N.Y. – A Florida man who pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder in a 2018 Wyoming County home invasion will spend the next 20 years in prison. Michael Finch was sentenced Friday to 20 years to life in prison.


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


Activity returns to former I-86 truck stop

BELMONT — Big trucks and heavy machinery have returned to the old truck stop off I-86 outside Belmont. Work is ongoing digging up and removing the empty fuel tanks that once serviced the truck stop. The project was regarded as a prerequisite for development at the site, where construction of a hotel


State Police Arrest Olean Woman on Shoplifting Charges

ALLEGANY, NY – State Police arrested a 40-year-old Olean woman on shoplifting charges Tuesday. Katey E. DeYoe, was charged with two counts of petit larceny after state troopers responded to a report of shoplifting at Walmart in Allegany.


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


New York State May Not Be Done With Amazon

There could be another chapter in the Amazon story for New York, even if the setting isn’t Queens or even any other borough but rather somewhere else in the state, Newsday reports.


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.


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


A new 'legacy' is born

HORNELL — It's the successful end of a "Legacy" at Alstom in Hornell. On Wednesday, employees at the rail manufacturing plant celebrated the completion of the Philadelphia, Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO) project, which was several years in the making.


High wind watch upgraded to warning; storm watch issued for Lake Ontario

BATAVIA — The high wind watch issued for Western New York has been upgraded to a warning. The warning will take effect 7 a.m. in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo. It will last through 10 a.m. Monday.


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


Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York

We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l


PHOTO: Dansville girls stay perfect, advance in basketball sectionals

The Dansville girls basketball team improved to 20-0 and advanced to the Section 5 Class B2 semifinals with a 75-48 victory over Penn Yan tonight at Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School.


Beat the Blues raises $37,500 for St. James

HORNELL — Few things raise spirits in the Maple City like the assurance of quality healthcare. As UR Medicine St. James Hospital aims for a sustainable future at its new facility, community support has and will play a major role, according to administrators for the hospital's foundation.


Open Mic series returns tonight to Dansville ArtWorks

DANSVILLE –The 2019 Open Mic Performing Arts Series returns tonight to Dansville ArtWorks, 153 Main St. The arts centers hosts the open mic event on the fourth Friday of each month from February through November.


Water loss alarms city officials

HORNELL — City officials are at a loss for words in the wake of massive water loss. During a meeting of the City of Hornell's Board of Public Works on Thursday, water plant operator Lenny Fucci was outraged about the water apparently being lost to leaks in and outside of the city.


New York health system cuts jobs after poor financial performance

Olean, N.Y.-based Upper Allegheny Health System laid off 31 employees from two hospitals on Feb. 19, according to the Olean Times Herald. The health system laid off 16 employees from Olean General Hospital and 15 employees from Bradford (Pa.) Regional Medical Center. The affected employees represent


Assemblywoman: Study split of New York state

With deepening political, economic and cultural divisions in the two regions, Sen. Daphne Jordan believes it is time for a thorough study of whether upstate should split off from New York City, Long Island and the surrounding suburbs and become the 51st state.


Congressman Anthony Brindisi hopes to improve infrastructure in Upstate New York

(WBNG) — Congressman Anthony Brindisi (D) announced his plan to bring increased federal investment in New York for infrastructure projects. Brindisi was joined by representatives of area labor unions who support efforts to improve transportation and infrastructure in the town of Schuyler in Herkimer