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Seven charged in Cattaraugus County meth bust

CONEWANGO — Seven people have been arrested after a meth bust late last week. On Friday at approximately 11:15 p.m., the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, assisted by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team and Cattaraugus County K


Olean, N.Y., man jailed on felony retail theft charge

An Olean, N.Y., man is in McKean County Jail after allegedly stealing more than $1,200 in merchandise from Walmart in Foster Brook. William B. Mangalsingh, 35, of Fulton Street, was arraigned late Monday night before District Judge William Todd on a charge of retail theft, a third-degree felony.


Cattaraugus County man killed in Friday morning crash

TOWN OF GERRY, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office announced one man is dead and another was seriously injured in a Friday morning crash in the Town of Gerry.


Group of co-workers claims largest jackpot in New York State Lottery history

CBS NY - The ticket to the largest Mega Millions jackpot in New York State Lottery history was claimed Tuesday. The eighth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history now belongs to a group of 23 co-workers who came forward anonymously in January to form an LLC named, appropriately, "New Life 2019."


New York State Court of Appeals: Public allowed to see police body camera footage

NEW YORK (AP) — Police body camera footage is subject to public disclosure under New York law, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The Appellate Division panel rejected a police union’s argument that body camera footage constitutes a personnel record and is therefore covered by a state law keeping


Cattaraugus County childhood immunization rates high

Cattaraugus County schools’ immunization rates are generally high — with the exception of seven Amish schools where there is a 100 percent religious exemption. The Amish exemptions involve more than 160 students, according to the state Department of Health.


Several injured, pet lost in Allegany blaze Tuesday

ALLEGANY, N.Y. — A fire that gutted a mobile home at 2:02 a.m. Tuesday in the town of Allegany caused serious injuries to a mother and her small son, as well smoke inhalation and other injuries to four other children, all of whom escaped the structure.


Hazmat crews respond to oil derrick fire in Cattaraugus County

ALLEGANY, N.Y. (WIVB) - Shortly after 5:30 a.m., crews in Cattaraugus County responded to an oil derrick fire in the Town of Allegany. The fire occurred on Flatstone Rd. near Chipmunk Rd. The oil well is reported to be owned by Vertical Energy, the Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services say


Case of 'zombie deer disease' confirmed in New York state

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about "zombie deer disease" that affects deer, elk, and moose. As of January, 24 states have reported cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), according to the CDC, including a reported case in Oneida Co


NYS sheriffs oppose legalizing recreational marijuana

Count the Cattaraugus County sheriff among his counterparts in the New York State Sheriffs Association as well as police chiefs from across New York state who are speaking out against legalizing recreational marijuana.


Woman charged with DWI after vehicle nearly hit patrol car head-on, deputies say

A Cattaraugus County woman was arrested Sunday evening for driving while intoxicated and several other charges after deputies say she almost hit a patrol vehicle head-on. According to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, Lana K. Watt, 50, of Coldspring, was driving in the oncoming lane of traffi


Firefighters battle truck fire in Eldred Borough

Eldred Borough firefighters battled a truck fire that occurred overnight between Monday and Tuesday. No one was injured, said Eldred Fire Chief Kevin Cummings. He said state police were brought in to investigate. Police have not released a cause of the blaze as of press time.


Winter Weather Advisory issued for WNY Wednesday

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect for Niagara, Orleans, Genesee and northern Erie Counties from 1 p.m. through 10 p.m. Wednesday. Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Wyoming and southern Erie Counties will be under the same advisory from 10 a.m. Wednesday through 1 a.m. Th


Olean Man Arrested For Drug Possession

ALLEGANY, NY – State Police arrested Clifford J. Thompson, 32, of Olean Sunday and charged him with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police said Thompson was arrested during a traffic stop on State Route 417. They searched the vehicle he was operating and discovered that he was in poss


(10:05 AM) Near Head-On Collision Results In Several Charges

COLD SPRING — A Cattaraugus County woman is facing a host of charges after a near head-on collision with a patrol vehicle. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office took 50-year-old Lana K. Watt into custody after the incident Sunday shortly before 7 p.m. in the town of Cold Spring. According to a pre


Lewis County young woman named New York State Dairy Princess

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A young woman from Lewis County was crowned this year's New York State Dairy Princess. Reegan Domagala received the honor Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool. She has served as the Lewis County Dairy Princess since the spring of 2018. She will now spend the next year promo


Would You Pay 20 Dollars to Valet Park at New York State Fair

"Hell yeah" was my answer to the question, "would you pay $20 to valet park at the 2019 New York State Fair?" I was even more excited to find out you could do it for $12.50. In announcing their annual "Half Way to the Fair" sale, the fair unveiled a new valet parking option this year.


Hearing on NY state's Climate and Community Protection Act to be held in New Paltz

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — State lawmakers have scheduled a public hearing for March 1 on revisions to New York environmental law that seek to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.


Salamanca council approves tentative budget with 2 percent tax increase

SALAMANCA — The Salamanca Common Council unanimously voted Feb. 13 to adopt a tentative city budget of $9.9 million for the 2019-20 fiscal year with a 2 percent increase to the tax levy.


Podcast: Mark Schmidt Becomes St. Bonaventure's All-Time Wins Leader

TAPInto Greater Olean staff writers Cameron Hurst, Donovan Moffat and Sam Hoefling discuss Coach Mark Schmidt's ascension as the St. Bonaventure men's basketball all-time wins leader.