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POLICE: Woman drove drunk with infant in car

CHAFFEE, N.Y. (WKBW) - A Chaffee woman is facing Leandra's Law charges after State Police say she was driving drunk with her five-month-old daughter in the car. 32-year-old Heather Gearman was pulled over by Troopers Sunday around 1:00 p.m. on Liberty Street in the Village of Arcade. Police say she

WKBW-TV - 2018-03-19 14:17:58

Firefighter run over by vehicle during brush fire

SETH NOLAN/Sun-Gazette A firefighter works to spray the chard field near Spook Hollow Road in Hepburn Township where a brush fire consumed a corn field and a firefighter was run over by one of the responding vehicles. BALLS MILLS - A firefighter was air lifted from the scene of a field fire after s

WILLIAMSPORT SUN-GAZETTE - 2018-03-19 07:00:00

Days past deadline, still no decision on Oxford House by Olean Zoning Board

The city's Zoning Board of Appeals has still yet to make a decision on 121 N. 10th St. four days past the 62-day deadline. Officials with the city and Oxford House appear to still be at odds over an inspection of the property. The city's Zoning Board of Appeals has still yet to make a decision on 12

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-03-18 21:00:00

Defense using diversion tactics, finger-pointing in Kingsmen trial

In the hours after the murders of two of his fellow Kingsmen, Roger Albright found himself inside the Olean clubhouse with Andre "Lil Bear" Jenkins. Albright said he was in the midst of calling other Kingsmen Motorcycle Club members, warning them about the killings and the possibility a rival biker

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-18 14:54:57

Letter: Senecas rightly oppose frack-waste treatment site

The Seneca Nation of Indians, by opposing the fracking wastewater treatment plant in Coudersport, Pa., has helped me heal from unjustly being given a speeding ticket by a Navajo police trooper when I was traveling through the Southwest on Interstate 10. The leadership of these justice-seeking Seneca

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-03-19 15:02:00

Father of five goes to prison for injuring state trooper

A former Town of Lockport resident was sentenced Monday to two to six years in state prison for injuring a state trooper. Corey Bilby, 30, now of Friendship, was living on Dysinger Road on May 22 when he confronted Trooper Shaun Fallon during an investigation at an apartment house. While trying to s

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-19 20:17:01

Gowanda officer saves teen's life after stabbing

That's how fast Gowanda Police Department's Officer Randall responded to a stabbing on Chestnut Street on March 7 at 8:06 p.m. and began to treat the victim. The sight he saw, Randall said, had a snow bank covered in blood and a gash where the knife penetrated the victim's neck. "As soon as I pulled

OBSERVER TODAY - 2018-03-18 07:00:00

State & Union: Turning Back the Clock

From tasty tubers to tackle tough times to more men for the war effort, from a look ahead for the Bonnies to 1969 to saving a Carnegie library, here's a look back on the week that was 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago on this edition of Turning Back the Clock. 1918 March 19 - As food shortages continue t

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-03-19 16:00:00

Police reports 3/17/18: Two minors arrested on felony sex charges

Two local male juveniles were arrested on felony sex-related charges this week, according to New York State Police. An unidentified 12-year-old Belmont male was charged at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday with first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony. Charges stem from an initial report made to state police M


State & Union: Area police warn residents of yet more scams

Last week, we raised the spectre of tax scams. Without attempting to induce too much anxiety, we feel it should be noted that other kinds of schemes have cropped up locally. The Olean Police Department posted on social media last week about receiving multiple reports from citizens who received calls


UPDATE: Teen charged in stabbing death in Black Creek Township

BLACK CREEK TWP. - Troopers have charged a 17-year-old with stabbing a Weston woman to death in her home Friday morning. The teen also allegedly stabbed the woman's son in the back multiple times as the son tried to protect his mother. Due to the suspect's age, his name was not released. Police said


Wellsville man gets 4 months in jail for driving drunk, fleeing police

BELMONT - A Wellsville man will serve a total of four months behind bars over intermittent periods for driving drunk and fleeing police. Jeffrey S. Hunt, 48, of Wellsville, was sentenced Friday in Allegany County Court to four months intermittent incarceration, a conditional discharge, $500 fine and


Olean Police Make Two Drug Arrests

OLEAN, NY - City police arrested two men on drug charges Wednesday. The cases were not related. Police said Christopher A. Winship, 33, of Little Valley was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance for allegedly selling methamphetamine.


Into the bear's den: Biologists check out mother bear and her three cubs

OLEAN - Last year biologists trapped a mother bear near a person's home in the Olean area. This time they went to the mother bear's home. It was possible to find because of the radio transmitter on a collar they put on the bear last year. The state biologists tracked the bear to a remote hill near t


Two men indicted in separate felony drug cases

LITTLE VALLEY - The Olean Police Department on Thursday announced indictments against two men for allegedly selling methamphetamine and heroin, respectively. The two separate cases were presented by Cattaraugus County District Attorney Lori Rieman to grand juries that then handed up indictments agai


Another Olean Elks Lodge official charged with embezzling funds

OLEAN - For the second time in just over three months, an Olean Elks Lodge official has been charged with embezzling funds from the West State Street service club. Diane M. Kasperski, a former secretary of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 491, was charged Tuesday with petit larc


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Olean High School student arrested for making school threat

CITY OF OLEAN, N.Y. (WKBW) - A 14-year-old student has been arrested and charged with third degree menacing for making a school threat. According to police, a female student made verbal threats against Olean High following yesterday's "Walkout out for Awareness" event held to bring attention to scho


Tractor-trailer rollover on Route 219 in Springville

SPRINGVILLE, NY - A rollover accident involving a tractor-trailer has closed down a stretch of Route 219. The 219 is closed at Route 39 due to the accident. We have reached out to the Erie County Sheriff's Office and are waiting to hear back. SPRINGVILLE, NY - A rollover accident involving a tracto


Five house demolitions ordered by city

OLEAN - Five of the worst properties in the city will be coming down this spring. The Common Council voted unanimously to order the demolitions of five properties with serious structural problems, and also looking at how to cover the costs from the current owners. The resolutions, sponsored by Alder