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Pennsylvania man allegedly attacks a sheriff's deputy in Chautauqua County

MAYVILLE, N.Y. — A Pennsylvania man is facing charges for allegedly attacking a sheriff's deputy on Friday night. According to Chautauqua County Police, deputies pulled over Steven Combs, 25, near the town of Mina shortly before midnight.


Man charged following fatal crash in Chautauqua County

GERRY, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Cattaraugus County man has been charged following a fatal crash in the Town of Gerry. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office says James Newell, 41, of Steamburg, was driving a vehicle on Gerry Ellington Rd. this past Friday when he crashed.


New York State issues empty trailer ban on Thruway for Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers and empty tandem trailers beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday due to high wind warnings and watches that will be in effect at that time for Western and Central New York.


UPDATE: High wind warnings begin Sunday across region

UPDATE, 7:15 a.m.: The National Weather Service has issued high wind warnings that will be in effect from Sunday morning through Monday morning across the region, with wind gusts in some places reaching as high as 75 mph.


Driver charged in crash that killed his brother

GERRY, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deady crash in the Town of Gerry. Inivestigators say James Newell, 41, was driving recklessly when he crashed his vehicle on Gerry Ellington Road on February 15.


Jamestown woman arrested after allegedly biting woman

A Jamestown woman was arrested after allegedly biting another woman Friday, after Jamestown Police responded to an alleged assault in progress at an Elk Street address. Upon their arrival on the scene at about 4:16 p.m., police said, they determined that Jean Hayes, 42, had allegedly bitten another


County Wants To Assist With Hops, Barley Industry

New crops may soon be added to the list of Chautauqua County’s already rich agricultural industry. On Wednesday, Chris Lacorata gave a presentation on a new concept called “Project Grow Chautauqua” that could be the start of growing hops and barley in the county. Mark Geise, deputy Chautauqua County


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


City Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges

WARREN, Pa. — A Jamestown man has pleaded guilty to charges of selling methamphetamine in Warren County in 2016. Armando Rosario, 36, pled on Thursday before Judge Gregory Hammond to possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a communications facility.


Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York

We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l


(3:39 P.M.) City Police Respond To Eighth Street Stabbing

Jamestown police responded to a reported stabbing at about 3:10 p.m. Friday at 307 W. Eighth St., Jamestown. Members of the Jamestown Police Department, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Celoron Fire Department and Alstar EMS responded to the scene.


Tensions rise as candidate, councilman spar

You can tell campaign season has already begun in the city of Dunkirk. On Feb. 16, the OBSERVER published a letter from former Dunkirk First Ward council candidate Dennis Welka. In it, Welka cited his legal issues with his opportunity to ballot petition that happened in 2017 and the resolution exten


Deputy hit in face by suspect during traffic stop

A Chautauqua County sheriff's deputy was hit in the face during a traffic stop Friday night before taking the suspect into custody. Steven B. Combs, 25, of Wattsburg, Pa., was arrested in the 11:33 p.m. incident on Route 426 in the town of French Creek on charges including being a fugitive from just


New hotel in Jamestown could mean hundreds of new jobs

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) - A new hotel could mean hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars for the economy in the southern tier. Our partners at WNY News Now got to take a look inside the new DoubleTree hotel in Jamestown.


JCC Men Can’t Hold Lead, Fall To Cougars

BATAVIA — The Jamestown Community College men’s basketball team was unable to hold a second-half lead and fell to Genesee CC in a Region 3 Division II game Wednesday night.


Wind gusts of 75 mph likely on Sunday

Sunday and Monday will be anything but a breeze to get through. For 24 hours, beginning at 7 a.m., a high wind warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. Winds from 30 to 40 mph and gusting to 75 mph are likely.


SLICK ROADS: Two accidents happen early Thursday

A rollover accident was reported on Stockton-Hartfield Road in Stockton Thursday morning. It was the second of two accidents reported.


Dunkirk residents rally against hospital relocation, despite hospital confirming move is definite

DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WIVB) - A hospital in Dunkirk is expected to move to neighboring Fredonia, which has some Southern Tier residents upset and nervous for the future of their town. About a dozen people rallied this morning, despite the news that the move is definite.


BASKETBALL: Geneseo women travels to New Paltz in hopes of championship repeat

The SUNY Geneseo women’s basketball team is in New Paltz for the semifinals and finals of the State University of New York Athletic Conference Tournament where the Knights are on a quest to repeat as conference champions.


WNY airports receive state funding for improvements

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The state is giving more than $3-million in funding to three local airports. The Buffalo Niagara International Airport is receiving $1.5 million to upgrade parking.