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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


Olean Man Arrested For Drug Possession

ALLEGANY, NY – State Police arrested Clifford J. Thompson, 32, of Olean Sunday and charged him with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police said Thompson was arrested during a traffic stop on State Route 417. They searched the vehicle he was operating and discovered that he was in poss


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


Seven charged in Cattaraugus County meth bust

CONEWANGO — Seven people have been arrested after a meth bust late last week. On Friday at approximately 11:15 p.m., the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, assisted by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team and Cattaraugus County K


Proposed law would raise minimum wage to $3 per hour for prisoners in NY

ALBANY, NY (WROC) - A new proposal, under review in the New York State Legislature, would raise the pay rate for prisoners who perform labor. Under the legislation, submitted by Assemblyman N. Nick Perry, who represents Brooklyn, inmates would be paid at least $3 per hour.


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.


Winter Weather Advisory for Western New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Western New York will see another dose of winter weather Sunday evening and into Monday. A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect at 4 p.m. Sunday for the Southern Tier, including Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua Counties.


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


Woman arrested after she was accused of skipping cab fare

A Cattaraugus County woman was arrested Saturday evening after not paying for a taxi ride, according to the New York State Police. Valerie L. Larimer, 52, of Machias, was arrested for theft of services.



New Documentary on Niagara Region’s Role in the Underground Railroad to be Premiered. Local Black History topics will be featured in a variety of programs throughout February at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library’s downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. All are free and open to the publ


New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to remind older a


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.


LOVETT: Goodbye and farewell — reflections on 25 years covering the New York State Capitol

ALBANY — This Monday marks the seventh anniversary of this column — and its last day. After 30 years as a reporter — and seven straight years of never missing a single Monday with the column—I am leaving the Daily News and the journalism business.


Gasoline prices fall in NY state, but national average rises

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Gasoline prices in New York state fell another 3.3 cents per gallon last week, settling at an average of $2.47 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. But the national average crept upward for the second straight week.


Erie County man arrested for DWI, pedestrian seriously injured

CLARENCE, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - New York State Troopers arrested an Erie County man who struck a pedestrian while driving drunk on Saturday. Troopers say the accident took place on Harris Hill Road in Clarence.


Woman drives to jail to bail out her boyfriend, gets arrested

ALFRED, Maine — A woman was arrested with two charges in the York County Jail parking lot after she drove there to bail out her boyfriend Friday. York County Deputy Sheriff Kevin Collins was leaving the jail when he saw a car drive to the non-public area of the jail complex. Collins approached the v


Catt. County Man Arrested for Driving Drunk, Threatening Someone

FREEDOM, N.Y. — A man from Machias was arrested for allegedly driving drunk and then calling and threatening someone at the scene of a single-car crash. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office said Brian Holland II, 33, was involved in a crash on Marble Springs Road Thursday.


Conesus Officials’ Home Totaled By Fire

According to our sources, a toaster was the cause of the fire that “totaled” the home at 6571 Hoes Hill Rd., Conesus, where Conesus Highway Superintendent Stephen Martucio and Conesus Town Councilwoman Anita Martucio resided.


SAFE Act seven-round capacity limit nonenforcement zone now at 100 percent in WNY

With addition of Wayne County, WNY is unanimous in SAFE Act seven-round limit nonenforcement. Joining his colleagues in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Wyoming, Allegany, Steuben, Ontario, Livingston, Monroe, Yates, Cattaraugus, Genesee, Seneca, Chemung, Orleans and Schuyler counties, Wayne County Distri


Fifth annual ‘Winter Parafest’ finds new home in Geneseo

When Ted Van Son took a chance and launched the first Rochester Winter Parafest at the Avon Inn back in 2015, he had no idea that five years later, he’d still be at it, working to make the event bigger, better and more appealing to a broader audience in Livingston County and beyond.