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Ruiz Found Not Guilty In Dunkirk Murder Case

MAYVILLE - After two and a half hours of deliberation, the 12-person jury returned to the court room. The defendant Rebecca Ruiz - teary eyed and seconds removed from hugging members of her family that sat in the gallery behind the defense's table - awaited her verdict. Chautauqua County Deputy Chie

POST-JOURNAL - 2018-03-24 07:00:00

Man charged after being found allegedly unconscious with woman in vehicle

A motorist from Lakewood was arrested on drug charges Friday by Jamestown Police after he and a female passenger were allegedly found passed out in a vehicle, according to Jamestown Police. Officers were dispatched shortly before 1 p.m. to Spring Street in Jamestown to check on the well-being of two

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-24 01:24:08

Ellicottville Central School District goes into shelter in place, lockout after threat

The Ellicottville Central School District went into a shelter in place and lockout Friday after reportedly receiving a threat. New York State Police continue to investigate the threat, which it has declined to elaborate on.Olean Times Herald file photo ELLICOTTVILLE - The Ellicottville Central Schoo

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-03-23 18:56:00

Police reports 3/23/18: Olean man arrested for being fugitive from Pa.

OLEAN - An Olean man, who allegedly led police on a car chase last month, was arrested Thursday afternoon for being a fugitive from Pennsylvania. Rolland William Neilly, 30, of 1383 Olean Portville Road, Olean, was arrested at 12:29 p.m. as a fugitive without a warrant. He is charged by the Elk Coun

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-03-23 03:45:00

Jury does not convict Ruiz in death of boyfriend

Submitted Photo Rebecca Ruiz was found innocent in the death of Julian Duman Friday. The following photo was released by the Dunkirk Police Department in 2017 following her arrest. MAYVILLE - After two and a half hours of deliberation, the 12-person jury returned to the court room. The defendant Re

OBSERVER TODAY - 2018-03-24 07:00:00

Ruiz murder trial: From opening statements to "not guilty" decision

Submitted Photo Rebecca Ruiz was found innocent in the death of Julian Duman Friday. The following photo was released by the Dunkirk Police Department in 2017 following her arrest. The Rebecca Ruiz murder trial has reached a verdict of not guilty for second-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter

OBSERVER TODAY - 2018-03-24 07:00:00

Jamestown Police arrest armed man following chase

A 20-year-old Buffalo man led police on an over hour long chase Friday night. JAMESTOWN, NY - A man is in custody following a police chase Friday night. Jamestown Police say the 20-year-old Buffalo man was wanted for multiple armed robberies, and beginning around 9:30 p.m. Friday, led police on an

WGRZ TV - 2018-03-24 13:59:00

Gowanda man pleads guilty to distributing child porn

BUFFALO - A Gowanda man has pleaded guilty to charges leveled after undercover officers received pornographic pictures from him of a 7-year-old in his charge. Shane Aurand, 21, of Gowanda, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Buffalo to distribution of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-03-24 04:16:00

JRC GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show to Feature 50 Vendors, 12 Workshops

JAMESTOWN - The vendor list and workshop schedule for the GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show is now available. Presented by Mike's Nursery, the event will take place on Saturday, March 24th at Northwest Arena from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year more than 50 vendors and 12 workshops have been line

WRFALP.COM - 2018-03-23 13:17:31

Ruiz trial moves to deliberation

OBSERVERFile Photo Rebecca Ruiz was arrested following the July 6, 2017 incident at the corner of Lake Shore Drive East and South Zebra Street in Dunkirk. MAYVILLE - The 12 jurors will begin deliberations this morning to decide the fate of Rebecca Ruiz, who allegedly shot and killed Julian Duman on

OBSERVER TODAY - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

'I just asked if she needed any help'

"And so we understand that ordinary people are messengers of the Most High. They go about their tasks in holy anonymity. Often, even unknown to themselves. Yet, if they had not been there, if they had not said what they said or did what they did, it would not be the way it is now. We would not be th

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-03-22 15:49:00

ROLLOVER: No one injured in two-car crash

OBSERVER Photo by Andrew David Kuczkowski A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Webster and Chautauqua roads in Pomfret left a truck on its side, while a van was without a front right head lamp. Around 6:23 p.m. Wednesday, the van allegedly ran the stop sign on Webster Road and impacted the


Three arrested after Arcade PD chase stolen FL vehicle

Three people were arrested in Arcade Tuesday after a traffic violation turned into a police pursuit. ARCADE, NY - Three people have been arrested after a traffic violation turned into a police pursuit Tuesday in Arcade. Just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, an Arcade Police Officer attempted to st


Closing Arguments Expected In Ruiz Second-Degree Murder Trial

Anthony L. Pendergrass, far left sitting, speaks to his defense team on Wednesday with while Rebecca Ruiz awaits the trial's end in Chautauqua County Court. Photo by Andrew D. Kuczkowski MAYVILLE - Members of the jury will get to hear closing arguments today in the Rebecca Ruiz murder trial after th


$16M housing rehabs are another positive for Dunkirk

Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas joked his most anticipated complaint for 2018 is too much construction taking place after the announcement of one more major project for the city. With the collaboration of Steve Ald, Tom Whitney and Ashely Switzer of Southern Tier Environments for Living, Inc., the New Y


Fredonia firm owners to receive Business Person of the Year award

Sham Bahgat and Louann Laurito-Bahgat, of Bahgat & Laurito-Bahgat, Certified Public Accountants, will be honored by the State University of New York at Fredonia Business Club as the recipient of its Business Person of the Year award at a dinner to be held on Friday, March 23, at the Clarion Hotel in


Silver Creek Voters Approve Capital Project

SILVER CREEK - The voters of the Silver Creek school district approved a $17.6 million capital project Tuesday, 287-85. Among other things, the project looks to transform key areas of the school to more adequately support the growing special needs population. Once the project is completed, six new e


'Beat The Champ' dates announced

CLARENCE - Chris Musial, president and general manager of WBBZ-TV, is proud to announce that "Beat The Champ" will travel to Lucky Lanes, 10387 Bennett Road in Fredonia, for upcoming bowling broadcasts. The final day the general public can come out to qualify is Sunday, March 25 at noon, 2, and 4 p.


Ruiz case at a halt

MAYVILLE - District Attorney Patrick Swanson was in the hot seat Tuesday afternoon as the court had to decide whether or not Quentin Watts should be allowed to take the witness stand for the defense's case in the Rebecca Ruiz murder trial. In its entirety, Tuesday's proceedings took place with an em