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Police: Man dies as result of ATV accident
Marienville state police said a 19-year-old Smithmill man died as a result of an ATV accident on Sunday night in Kingsley Township, Forest County.Police said Scott Beers was riding south on Cemetery Road on a 2000 Polaris Sportsman 500 at about 8:10 p.m. when he lost control of the ATV while negotia
Deputy, Fredonia woman injured in Sheridan crash
Deputy Jason Hallmark, 29, of Mayville was operating a marked Sheriff’s patrol vehicle on Straight Road while Theona Szumigala, 36, of Fredonia, was operating her vehicle northbound on Center Road. Szumigala’s vehicle struck the patrol vehicle at the intersection of these roads. Both vehicles went o
Man arrested on multiple charges at multiple locations in Great Valley
A Salamanca man was arrested Friday on menacing, assault, weapons and drug charges in multiple locations in Great Valley, according to the New York State Police. Eric J. Harrison, 24, was arrested after troopers received complaints about a series of incidents at residences in Great Valley in Cattara
Dead Buffalo man's mom: 'Closure would be to find the person who did this to my son'
The body of David Dickens-Anderson, a Buffalo man who had been missing for nearly a month, was identified by Buffalo Police Sunday afternoon.
Area native to star in reality TV show
Thirty-five-year-old Jona Bienko, a 2001 Fredonia High School graduate, is set to appear on “Married at First Sight Honeymoon Island,” which airs on Lifetime Network for the next eight Thursday nights at 10 p.m.
Fatal crash shuts down Interstate 290 near Buffalo
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a fatal crash has shut down Interstate 290 in western New York.The Tonawanda Police Department says the crash happened around 1 a.m. Monday in the westbound lanes of the highway between the Niagara Falls Boulevard and Colvin Avenue exits.The highway was shut down, a
Man charged with neglecting dogs in Cattaraugus County
ISCHUA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Cattaraugus County man has been accused of mistreating animals.New York State police say they arrested 32-year-old Ischua resident Mark Kirtz after receiving a complaint about malnourished dogs at a home on Cash Rd.Authorities say Kirtz confined four dogs there without proper
SUNY Fredonia welcomes back famous student
Although rain-filled clouds may have dampened some of SUNY Fredonia’s homecoming weekend activities, they certainly did not overshadow the exciting return of one of the college’s most famous alumni: actress Mary McDonnell, class of 1974. The two-time Oscar-nominated actress returned to campus for th
Fredonia Family Church Roof Nears Completion
FREDONIA — With winter weather right around the corner, efforts to finish the Fredonia Family Church roof have been in full swing and right on schedule, according to Associate Pastor Scott Wise. The church, which was damaged by a fire in May, has required a significant amount of work.
Chautauqua County family loses "everything" in Saturday morning house fire
TOWN OF CHARLOTTE, NY (WIVB) - A Chautauqua County family of five is without a home after a Saturday morning fire. Sinclairville Fire Chief Joe McKenna said the fire broke out on the Rood Road double-wide home early on Saturday morning. It is not known was caused the fire. One family member said t
Buffalo Police discover dead body Sunday afternoon
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo Police say they discovered a male dead body this afternoon at 1 p.m. in the first block of Willert Park Court.An autopsy will be performed by the Erie County medical examiners to determine the cause of death.News 4 will update this story when more information becomes a
Police chase crosses state lines, driver crashes into home
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NY (WIVB) - The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said a man has been arrested after he allegedly led police on a chase and hit a house with his vehicle which he was operating while on drugs. Pennsylvania State Police had tried to stop a vehicle around 1 in the morning on Sunday
Police identify body found in Jefferson Avenue-Broadway area
Police have identified the body found Sunday afternoon as David Dickens-Anderson, a 33-year-old Buffalo man who had been missing since the end of September. His body was found in a field near Willett Park Court early Sunday afternoon, according to Capt. Jeff Rinaldo. He said an autopsy will be condu
Dead body found on Willett Park Court
Police say a body of a deceased male was found in the first block of Willett Park Court in the city.BUFFALO, N.Y. - Buffalo Police responded to a call of a dead body Sunday afternoon.Police say a body of a deceased male was found at 1 p.m. Sunday in the first block of Willett Park Court in the city.
Chautauqua deputy remains in ECMC after head-on collision
A Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputy was flown by helicopter to Erie County Medical Center for treatment Friday after his patrol car collided head-on with another vehicle, the Sheriff's Office reported. Deputy Joseph Hallmark, 29, was driving his patrol car on Straight Road in Sheridan shortly befor
Sears To Close Jan. 31; 40 Employees To Be Affected
“There’s a lot of fallout that could happen from this,”Lakewood trustee Ellen Barnes said Monday regarding the closure.“The village board must be as proactive as a governing body can be, working with the owners and operators of the mall in an attempt to bring replacement stores to Chautauqua Mall. T
Brocton man charged after smashing windows on vehicle
A Brocton man was charged over the weekend for allegedly using a two-by-four to smash the windows of a vehicle that didn't belong to him, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's deputies were called just before 11 p.m. Friday to a Lake Avenue address for the report of a disord
Deputy, another driver injured in Sheridan crash
New York State Police, Chautauqua County Emergency Medical Services and the Sheriff’s Department were at the scene of the accident. Officials were attempting to figure out how the accident happened. The damaged sheriff’s vehicle was located on Center Road while the other vehicle, also heavily damage
Award-winning actress McDonnell feels 'Fredonia changed my life'
“Each time it was interrupted by my work schedule, where I would suddenly get a job,” said McDonnell.
Chautauqua County sheriff's deputy injured in crash
Chautauqua County, N.Y. (WKBW) - A Chautauqua County sheriff's deputy is recovering from a neck injury after a head-on collision on Friday morning around 9 at Straight and Center roads in the Town of Sheridan. The deputy had to be flown by helicopter to Erie County Medical Center. The damaged sher