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Franklinville woman killed in single-vehicle crash
Karen M. Putt, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene after the crash on Abbott Road in the town of Lyndon, which was reported at 6:32 p.m. She was reportedly traveling eastbound in a 2006 Jeep Liberty when she crossed over into the oncoming lane, exited the roadway and struck the tree.
Cattaraugus County Court report 8/17/18: Two Olean residents plead guilty in separate meth cases
Amanda M. Weed, 31, of Olean, pleaded guilty Monday in Cattaraugus County Court to fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony. In a separate case, Edward A. Wagoner, 42, of Olean, pleaded guilty to criminal possession of precursors of methamphetamine, a class E fel
Woman dies in one-car crash in Cattaraugus County
Karen M. Putt, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her 2006 Jeep Liberty was traveling eastbound on Abbott Road when the vehicle crossed over into the oncoming lane, left the roadway and struck a tree, troopers said.
Driver pleads guilty to manslaughter in crash that killed Salamanca woman
LITTLE VALLEY — A Salamanca man, who prosecutors say fled on foot after crashing his vehicle and causing the death of his passenger last November, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and a litany of other charges.
Thousands of dollars in damage caused at school; 2 kids facing felonies
ANDOVER, N.Y. (WIVB) - Two kids have been charged with felonies after police in Andover say they broke into a school and caused thousands of dollars in damage.Police say this happened at Andover Central School District.The boys have not been named, but were identified as an eight-year-old from Sprin
$4,000 reward offered for info on July 31 homicide
At about 2:30 a.m. July 31, police responded to a report of a shooting at an address on Lark Street, off Northland Avenue between Humboldt Parkway and Fillmore Avenue. Graham died at the scene.
2 kids charged for vandalizing Andover schools
Damaged is estimated at $5,000 to $10,000. An insurance adjuster is expected to inspect the damage on Thursday.
Mother accused of injuring her four-month-old baby
KILLBUCK, N.Y. (WKBW) - A Killbuck woman is facing charges after she injured her four-month-old child, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office.Makayla Mix, 23, was taken into custody on charges of assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The child's current condition is unknown.I
Edward Smith found competent to stand for murder trial that may not occur
Smith, accused of stabbing with wife in their Olean House apartment last year, was found not competent by mental health evaluations and sent to a state psychiatric facility last August.
State police looking for missing rifle in town of Olean
OLEAN — New York State Police is on the lookout for a missing rifle in the town of Olean.State police announced Tuesday that troopers are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Rock River Arms rifle, which was reportedly in a soft black carrying case and last seen in the early morning hours o
Police reports 8/15/18: Freedom man charged with assault
Brian J. Peterson, 28, of Freedom, was charged at 12:22 a.m. with third-degree assault and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, both class A misdemeanors.
Troopers ask for help in locating missing rifle
Troopers are asking for the public's help in locating a missing Rock River Arms rifle last seen early Monday on Buffalo Street near Interstate 86 in Olean.The AR-15 style rifle was in a soft, black carrying case.State police asked anyone with information about the weapon to call them at 585-344-6200
Cattaraugus County man facing charges in domestic incident
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office says Brian J. Peterson, Jr., 28, of Freedom, allegedly held a female victim down by her throat and then smashed out a window behind her, causing a cut on her forehead.
Olean police looking for head shop shoplifter
The petit larceny from Three Faces Tobacco was reported at 6 p.m. Sunday. According to the incident report, the man asked the cashier to see the herbal supplement Kratom, which was located behind the counter. After being handed the $15 product, he reportedly walked out without paying.
Mother of two-year-old killed by baby sitter pleads guilty to child endangerment
According to the Erie County DA's Office, Schoepflin failed to seek medical care for her toddler son, Ethan Bigham, who sustained visible bruising and other injuries while under the care of their babysitter, Devon VanDerWege.
Letter: Farmers market in Lincoln Park a mistake
Did you know Lincoln Park is 210 years old and was Olean's FIRST park, the land set aside in 1808 by Major Adam Hoops, who planned a patriotic memorial in the village square (now Lincoln Park)?This is not the place for the farmers market. What's wrong with where it is now? Build the permanent struct
3 facing gun and drug charges after traffic stop in Arcade
Arcade police arrested Gabriella Mead, 35, of Yorkshire, 36-year-old Robert Deptula, of Cheektowaga, and 43-year-old Arcade resident Randy Page.
Still no charges filed against Allegany man who kept reptiles
Authorities stand outside 26 E. Union St. in Allegany Thursday after serving a search warrant to recover more than 300 reptiles. The owner of the property, William K. Engelder, has still not been formally charged.Rick Miller/Olean Times Herald
Threat charge against Port Allegany man withdrawn
Robert J. Wright, 43, was initially charged with misdemeanor terroristic threats and summary charges of harassment and public drunkenness. The terroristic threat and public drunkenness charges have been withdrawn, court records indicate.
3 King Cobras, 300 turtles found in WNY home
FILE PHOTO: A King Cobra is displayed to the public at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm on August 2, 2016 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)