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Fatal crash closes part of I-86 EB in Cuba

CUBA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A fatal crash has shut down part of I-86 near Cuba. The eastbound lanes in that area will be closed for an undetermined amount of time, Cuba police say. "There will be increased traffic flow through the Town and Village for the better part of this morning and possibly into this a

WIVB - 2018-03-20 11:09:13

Woman faces trial on rape of child charges

A woman is facing trial after being accused of sexually assaulting a child. Layla Lisa Mansberger was in Erie County Court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. Authorities charge she forced a child to have sex with her, starting when the child was only seven-years old. Mansberger faces several charges

YOURERIE - 2018-03-20 21:25:17

Frewsburg, N.Y. woman charged with aggravated assault in Warren County

According to Conewango Township Police, Denise R. Whisner, 48, of Frewsburg, N.Y., was charged with four counts of aggravated assault, three counts of simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness after an incident at Maurices in North Warren on St. Patrick's Day. The

WARREN TIMES-OBSERVER - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Defendant gets life for Erie drive-by slaying, called 'act of terror'

Keshawn McLaurin was the only defendant convicted in Shakur Franklin's July 2015 shooting death. The sole defendant to be convicted in a July 2015 fatal drive-by shooting received life in prison at his sentencing Tuesday, bringing to a close one of Erie County's most notable recent homicide cases. T

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-20 14:22:50

Chautauqua County Ranks Among the Unhealthiest in New York State

MAYVILLE - Residents in Chautauqua County continue to be less healthy than others living across New York State. Last Friday the results of the 2018 health rankings for all counties in the United States were released, using information compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institu


Hunter Who Investigators Say Shot, Killed Woman in Sherman, New York Re-Indicted

The man who investigators say shot and killed Sherman, New York woman during hunting incident has been re-indicted, according to Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson. Thomas Jadlowski was arraigned Monday on a two-count indictment alleging manslaughter in the second degree and hunting

ERIENEWSNOW.COM - 2018-03-19 18:12:00

Urban Design Plan Consultants Meet with Planning Commission

JAMESTOWN - City officials have started to process of working with a consulting firm to update the city's Urban Design Plan. Earlier this month it was announced that Goody Clancy - the Boston based firm that completed the 2006 Urban Design Plan - will once again spearhead the effort to update the pl

WRFALP.COM - 2018-03-21 12:55:11

Cause Undetermined In Fire That Destroyed City Home

Fire investigators were unable to determine the cause of a fire that forced the demolition of a Willard Street home last week. No one was injured in the blaze. P-J photo by Eric Tichy City fire investigators were unable to determine the cause of a fire last week that destroyed a Willard Street home.

POST-JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

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


Charges Reinstated Against Chautauqua County Hunter

Mayville, NY (WBEN) Manslaughter charges against a Chautauqua County hunter have been reinstated after a judge threw them out on a technicality. A second grand jury handed up manslaughter and hunting after hours charges against Thomas Jadlowski, accused of opening fire that claimed the life of Rosem


Silver Creek voters approve capital project

OBSERVER Photo by Damian Sebouhian Alicia Halstrom, a parent of two students enrolled at the Silver Creek school district, fills out an exit poll survey after voting to approve the $17.6 million project. With the approval of this project "Silver Creek will have enough space to accommodate the specia

OBSERVER TODAY - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Woman charged with murder boyfriend

Erie Police charged Windi Thomas, 44, with criminal homicide in the death of her boyfriend, Keeno Butler, 44. Thomas called 911 on Sunday at 2:16 a.m. reporting that she had killed Butler after attacking him with multiple objects. Police said Thomas attacked Butler with a knife, the wooden leg of a

YOURERIE - 2018-03-20 19:28:39

Chautauqua County man charged with DWI with kids aboard

A Clymer man was charged with driving while intoxicated with children in the vehicle, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies said. Johnathan D. Whitney, 39, was pulled over for a driving infraction shortly before midnight Saturday on Route 474 in French Creek. Sheriff's deputies found him to be intoxi


CARTS Seeks New Location for Downtown Jamestown Terminal

JAMESTOWN - Chautauqua County's public transportation buses are searching for a new terminal location in downtown Jamestown. On Thursday, March 15, representatives with the Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System (CARTS) met with the city's Strategic Planning and Partnership Commission to share deta


Sherman man re-indicted in fatal shooting

Authorities in Chautauqua County said he told investigators he thought his neighbor was a deer when he shot her in November. MAYVILLE, N.Y. - A Sherman, New York, man accused of fatally shooting his neighbor while he said he was hunting in November was arraigned in Chautauqua County Court on Monday

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-19 16:57:53

Motivational Speakers Discuss Bullying At Jamestown Schools

Motivational speaker Chris Hollyfield, pictured on stage, spoke at various Jamestown Public Schools on Monday. The string of speeches were organized by the agency Impact. Hollyfield and motivational speaker Preston Centuolo, pictured at right, visited the high school at the end of the day to address

POST-JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Fredonia Professor Receives International Attention for Work on Plastic Pollution

Fredonia State professor and researcher Dr. Sherri Mason speaking to the Chautauqua County Legislature in 2015, prior to its vote on a local law banning the sale of products containing microbeads. FREDONIA - A Fredonia State science professor is once again receiving national and international attent

WRFALP.COM - 2018-03-20 11:13:24

Man dead, woman in custody in Erie

A man is dead and a woman was in police custody after an incident early Sunday on Erie's east side. Erie police said they were called to a residence in the 1000 block of East Avenue on Sunday at about 2:20 a.m. by a woman. Police weren't releasing the name of the woman or the victim, both reportedly


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


Fredonia Professor's Research On Bottled Water Garners Attention

The research - led by Sherri Mason, a professor of chemistry and chair of the Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences - found microscopic particles of plastic (microplastics) in nearly all major brands of bottled water. The global study of 250 bottles from nine countries said their analysis