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Troopers arrest Allegany County motorists for drug-impaired driving

Two Allegany County motorists were arrested Thursday for drug-impaired driving in separate incidents, State Police reported. Machias troopers said they arrested Andrew J. Worthington, 34, of Rushford, after finding him parked partially on the pavement on Maple Grove Road in the Town of Freedom. Offi


Allegany County sales tax goes red for 1st time in over a year

BELMONT — After more than a year in the black, Allegany County’s sales tax revenue turned red in the latest figures received by the Treasurer’s Office. The county fell short of its month-by-month comparison by $35,857.11. The three previous figures this year were in the black, beating the 2018 total


St. Bonaventure student charged with driving drunk after two hit-and-runs

OLEAN, N.Y. (WIVB-TV) - A St. Bonaventure University student has been charged with aggravated DWI following two separate hit-and-run incidents. On Wednesday, New York State Troopers said they observed Nathan Prisella, 19, showing signs of impairment.


Allegany County 4-H fundraiser "Project Clover Aid"

ANGELICA — Overwhelming amounts of ice and raging rivers caused the 92-year-old Spencer Dam located in Spencer, Nebraska to breach on March 14. Between freezing cold temperatures, snow, ice and flooding, over one million head of cattle were left dead, over a million acres of crop land was left under


What Spectrum's deal with New York State means for consumers

Charter Communications will begin offering high-speed internet to more rural customers following a preliminary deal announced Friday between the company and New York State regulators. The deal, if granted final approval by the state Public Service Commission, would settle allegations that Charter —


HIRING 716: Governor Cuomo creates task force to train for jobs in auto industry

Hiring 716 is WKBW's new initiative committed to highlighting job opportunities, challenges and success stories in Western New York. Learn more at Hiring716.com. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the creation of the Excelsior Automotive Technician Task Force, which will develop progr


Orthopedic Surgeon Tells Breakfast Attendees at Olean General About Advances in Knee and Hip Operations

OLEAN, NY – Sometime this year, Olean General Hospital will provide patients with advanced options for anterior orthopedic knee and hip surgeries that are less invasive and decrease healing time, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Asim Makhdom told those gathered for Tuesday's community breakfast series.


Andover Fire Department celebrates renovations

ANDOVER — Andover firefighters were suited up Saturday evening — not to battle a blaze, but to mark a new era in the department’s history. The Andover Fire Department broke out the Jaws of Life and cut the hose on its newly-renovated building Saturday in a “ribbon” cutting ceremony outside the fire


Andrew Cuomo arrives at the New York International Auto Show in style

Even the governor has given up on the subways. Gov. Cuomo rolled up to the annual New York International Auto Show Saturday morning in a Roush Mustang, flanked by comic actor Tracy Morgan.


Portville Man Arrested on Drug Charge

STOW, NY – A Portville man was arrested Thursday and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. State troopers from Jamestown arrested Brian Parker, 38, after he was pulled over on I-86 in Stow for a traffic violation. Police said a search of Parker and his vehicle revealed a jar containing eigh


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) - New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


Weeklong slate of Earth Day events planned in New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A weeklong schedule of activities including hiking, fishing and tree-planting is planned to commemorate the 49th anniversary of Earth Day in New York state.


Caledonia and Dansville Residents On Elmira College’s Winter Dean’s List

Elmira College released its Dean’s List for Academic Achievement for the Winter 2019 Term. The Dean’s List recognizes full-time undergraduate students who were registered for at least 12 computable credit hours and who earned a term grade point average of 3.6 or higher. Students making the list incl


Video: Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

The Kiwanis Club of Batavia hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Centennial Park. NOTE: We have a little problem with the video. My phone didn't save the video of the actual hunt.


Bob McCarthy: The GOP's behind-the-scenes power broker

Charlie Joyce finds his way out of Wellsville every once in a while – even all the way to Crosby, Tx. That’s where the oil and gas supply executive and major GOP donor turned up a few days ago, right next to President Trump, who likewise found his way out of Washington to sign an executive order eas


New York state tax revenues plummet by $3.7 billion

New York state tax revenues fell by $3.7 billion, or 4.7 percent, last year — the largest collapse since the 9/11 attacks — but officials downplayed the significance. Trying to find a bright side, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said things could have been worse since a surge in collections last m


Courthouse set to welcome businesses

HORNELL — "I have something to tell you. It's good news, but you probably want to sit down for this." That is what Dalton Cady told his fiance after purchasing the old Steuben County Courthouse in Hornell at an auction in December.


The Fray: Cuomo expands scholarship program for military families after Dems block bill

Gov. Andrew Cuomo bypassed a partisan clash in the Legislature by ordering last week that the state expand eligibility for an existing scholarship program that allows the families of military service members who are killed or disabled in combat or combat training to attend any SUNY or CUNY college f


Fire destroys trailer in Arcade

ARCADE — Investigation is continuing into the cause of a trailer fire early Thursday morning, Wyoming County Emergency Services officials said. The fire was reported 6:02 a.m. in a vacant trailer at 6070 Michigan Rd., Lot 41. No injuries reported but two cats died and the trailer was described as a


Historic choice: Franklinville's Danielle Haskell earns Sister Maria Pares Buffalo News Player of the Year honor

Danielle Haskell might very well have settled the argument as to who is the best girls basketball player to come out of Franklinville. The best in her family? That could be a bit tougher call.