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Dunkirk woman found not guilty in boyfriend's shooting death sentenced on weapons charge
DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Dunkirk woman who was found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of her boyfriend has been sentenced on a weapons charge.Rebecca Ruiz was found guilty by jury of second degree criminal possession of a weapon.She was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison and five yea
Gowanda family charged after drug raid
Gowanda police and members of the Southern Tier Drug Task Force recovered heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and Suboxone after executing a search warrant at an Allen Street home, police said in a news release issued Tuesday.
16 busted for drug trafficking in Jamestown
Federal, state, and Jamestown law enforcement agencies have been investigating them since November of 2017. They intercepted a package containing more than 2 pounds of meth. Postal investigators say the drug was sent to California from Mexico, repackaged and sent to Jamestown.
More than a Dozen Charged in ‘Operation Meltdown’ Federal Methamphetamine Bust
JAMESTOWN – A joint effort by local, state, and federal authorities has led to the arrest of 18 individuals involved with allegedly trafficking and selling methamphetamine.
Multi-state drug bust nabs Fredonia man
During a press conference Tuesday at City Hall in Jamestown, Joseph Karaszewski, criminal chief for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, announced federal indictments for many of the people involved in the trafficking of methamphetamine in the area. The conspiracy dates as far back as 2013, though current ch
Jamestown Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charges
The charge stems from an investigation the culminated with an arrest on November 19, 2015. The investigation found Fetterman in possession of 1,720 videos and 13,838 images of child pornography.
10:20 AM: Firefighters Douse Thayer Street Fire
Jamestown firefighters quickly doused a fire at a city home Wednesday morning.The fire was reported around 9:45 a.m. in the attic area in a home on the corner of Thayer and Dover streets. Crews entered the home and a short time later the fire was reported out.The occupants evacuated the building bef
Dunkirk student has lunch with DPD
Submitted Photo Josiah Adorno, from Mrs. Rukavina’s 4th grade class, enjoys breakfast with Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano, officers Tom Rozumalski and Roberto Fred and Tim Hortons owners, Gina and Dave Kron.
Ruiz sentenced to six years
Ruiz was acquitted of all charges but the second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in March. The charges stemmed from a shooting incident that occurred around 10 p.m. on July 6, 2017 at 141 Lake Shore Drive East in the city. She was first charged with second-degree murder in the death of Julian
Updated: Sweeping Raids Tied To Meth Trafficking
Members of several local, state and federal agencies discuss "Operation Melt Down," a large-scale drug trafficking ring that brought methamphetamine from Mexico to California and eventually Western New York. P-J photo by Eric Tichy
Fredonia Church Tower Torn Down ‘Piece By Piece’
Tony Maxwell, project manager from GC3, a construction company which works for GuideOne Insurance, was overseeing the process.
10:45 AM: ‘Narcotics Conspiracy’ In City To Be Discussed At Press Conference
At the press conference, scheduled for 1 p.m., will be Joseph Karaszewski, criminal chief for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, as well as representatives from the Jamestown Police Department, New York State Police, FBI, DEA, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and United State Postal Insp
Man who admitted hanging dog from tree indicted
Robert Overton Jr., 48, was charged with animal cruelty last April whenhis dog was found hanging from a tree. Overton was subsequently arrested - but the Chautauqua County DA's Office could not get a grand jury indictment within the state-mandated 45-day window, and on May 29, Overton was released f
Federal Charges Filed Against Two Men Involved in Recent Drug, Gun Investigation
On March 9, officers executed a search warrant on Anderson’s home and reportedly recovered cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, 14 firearms and ammunition.
Boat race organizers gearing for city event
Race World Offshore officials were in Dunkirk last week. From left are Rodrick Cox, Rich Dancisin and Larry Bleil and Hector Rosas, city festivals and special events coordinator.
Air-quality alert issued for WNY counties
An air-quality alert is in effect until 11 p.m. Sunday for Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming, Genesee and Orleans counties.
Erie Poker Run to stop in Dunkirk
ERIE, Pa. — The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce that the fourth annual Erie Poker Run is set for Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24, based at Wolverine Park Marina on Erie’s Presque Isle Bay. The popular go-fast powerboat event will make stops in Barcelona, Dunkirk and Irving and
NRG’s rights ‘expired,’ NYISO says
Brad Jones, president and chief executive officer of the NYISO, notes in a commentary this morning in the OBSERVER that in deactivating the city plant, NRG lost its interconnection abilities.“The NYISO’s tariff allows facilities to maintain interconnection rights to the grid for up to three years af
WNY Bully Breed Festival coming to Dunkirk
Becoming involved with a“bully breed dog”was not something that Albert Lizcano had thought much about until he was introduced to the American Bully Breed by a family member.“Getting to know this dog changed my life,”Lizcano said. He became the proud owner of his very own champion, LKB Phoenix!
Dunkirk High Girls Hoops Coach Will Not Return
Baldwin said he was notified of his exit by Dunkirk athletic director Mike Sarratori during a phone call on Wednesday evening. Baldwin said the call lasted just 24 seconds, in which Sarratori told Baldwin,“I keep my ears and eyes open,”before notifying him of his dismissal.