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Olean library drag queen event for kids met with some backlash, much support
Flo Leeta, a Buffalo-based drag queen, will read children’s books about self-expression and answer questions about gender at 6:30 p.m. today at the library during a Drag Queen Kids Party. She will read “Jacob’s New Dress” and “Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress,” children’s literature that O
Hinsdale home struck by lightning, catches fire
“The structure is probably 40 percent damaged,” said Hinsdale Fire Chief Kelly Karst as his firefighters worked to remove insulation from the ceiling to catch any embers. “The entire roof of the structure is affected. It’s still intact, but it’s affected.”
Police reports 6/20/18: Olean pair face grand larceny charge
New York State Police charged David L. Hoff, 19, and Angela R. Lingle, 39, both of Olean, with one count each of fourth-degree grand larceny, a class E felony.
Public questions why Olean police killed dog
Dozer, a male, red-nosed pit bull, was shot and killed by the Olean Police Department Friday. The incident has led to a debate amongst community members about whether police were justified in putting down the dog.Photo submitted
Father, son charged with theft of metal cable
SMETHPORT — An Eldred father and son have been charged with theft for allegedly entering private property and taking a spool of metal cable.Timothy Vaughn Sr., 62, and Timothy Vaughn Jr., 41, both of 2710 Route 446, were each charged with one count of theft by unlawful taking, first-degree misdemean
Man found dead in burning pickup was longtime volunteer firefighter
The man whose body was found inside a burning pickup truck Monday night was identified as Robert House, 64, a resident of the Town of Tonawanda, town police said Wednesday.
Red House Lake to Reopen for Swimming and Summer Recreation
According to Allegany State Park park manager Tom Livak, “All critical concrete work on the Red House dam spillway area has been completed to date so the lake level can be returned to normal elevation once final certifications are completed and adequate rainfall is received.As such, we are tentative
Olean Common Council mulls RFP for salvaging material from condemned property
The property at 122 E. Henley St., acquired by the city of Olean in 2016 and likely to be demolished, was the catalyst for a discussion Tuesday on whether to allow salvage of materials from such buildings before demolition.Bob Clark/Olean Times Herald
Cattaraugus County Court reports: Olean man pleads not guilty to alleged gang assault
Johnathan Beach, 31, of Olean, pleaded not guilty June 11 in Cattaraugus County Court to an indictment that charges him with first-degree gang assault, a class B felony; second-degree assault, a class D felony; and fourth-degree conspiracy, a class E felony.
Olean police fatally shoot dog
OLEAN, NY - There is outrage in Olean, Cattaragus County on the decision police officers took last Friday to fatally shoot a dog. The incident was recorded on cell phone video."Olean police department and DEC going after a dog on that front porch," said Don Blocher, who went to Facebook live, to rec
Crews on scene of house fire in Cattaraugus County
HINSDALE, N.Y. (WIVB) - - The Hinsdale Fire Department and other fire departments are at the scene of a fire at a house on Oak Lane in Hinsdale.The call came in around 8 p.m.We'll have more information when it's available.
Man killed in Route 400 crash identified
The driver killed Saturday after he was ejected from his custom 1920s open car along Route 400 in Elma has been identified as Jeffrey Mogg, 52, of Franklinville, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said Monday.
Jamestown Man Arrested for on Drug Charges
OLEAN, NY – State Troopers arrested Ameir A. Glover on June 8 for criminal possession of a narcotic drug and unlawful possession of marijuana.Police said they detected the odor of marijuana during a routine traffic stop on Buffalo Street in Olean. According to police, troopers executed a probable c
Pennsylvania Man Arrested in Olean on Illegal Weapons Charges
OLEAN, NY – State Police arrested Martin C. Miller on June 11, and charged him with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, circumventing an interlock device and unlawful possession of marijuana, according to State Police.
Police reports 6/18/18: Man on his ATV leads police on chase through Salamanca
John Zawatski, 43, of Kill Buck, was charged at 1:13 a.m. Sunday with driving while intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor; unlawful fleeing a police officer and resisting arrest, both class A misdemeanors; and third-degree criminal trespass, a class B misdemeanor.
Woman walks to police station to report she was assaulted
Police charged her acquaintance, Joseph Judd, 28, of Allegany St. with assault, harassment and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation.
Sex offender charged with forcibly touching family member in wheelchair
An investigation ensued, leading Troopers to charge Miguel De Jesus, 70, with forcible touching, endangering the welfare of a physically disabled person and aggravated family offense forcible touching.
Man accused of forcibly touching disabled family member
State Police responded to a domestic dispute on State Route 16 in the Town of Machias Friday. They say their investigation revealed that DeJesus was forcibly touching his family member, who was confined to a wheelchair. He was arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Physically Disab
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.
State & Union: Turning Back the Clock
From early motorcycle runs to a flyboy buzzing his hometown, from the death of two local papers to a local Pepsi bottler allaying needle mania, here’s a look back on the week that was 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago on this edition of Turning Back the Clock.