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Police reports 3/17/18: Two minors arrested on felony sex charges

Two local male juveniles were arrested on felony sex-related charges this week, according to New York State Police. An unidentified 12-year-old Belmont male was charged at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday with first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony. Charges stem from an initial report made to state police M

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-03-17 02:25:00

Olean Police Make Two Drug Arrests

OLEAN, NY - City police arrested two men on drug charges Wednesday. The cases were not related. Police said Christopher A. Winship, 33, of Little Valley was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance for allegedly selling methamphetamine.

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-16 16:59:00

Three children, driver escape from rear exit of school bus that caught fire in Cattaraugus County

Three children and a bus driver safely escaped from this school bus which caught fire Friday morning in Machias in Cattaraugus County, State Police said. (New York State Police) Three children and a bus driver safely escaped from a school bus that caught fire Friday morning in Machias in Cattaraugus

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-16 11:41:58

Wellsville man gets 4 months in jail for driving drunk, fleeing police

BELMONT - A Wellsville man will serve a total of four months behind bars over intermittent periods for driving drunk and fleeing police. Jeffrey S. Hunt, 48, of Wellsville, was sentenced Friday in Allegany County Court to four months intermittent incarceration, a conditional discharge, $500 fine and

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-03-16 17:34:00

UPDATE: Teen charged in stabbing death in Black Creek Township

BLACK CREEK TWP. - Troopers have charged a 17-year-old with stabbing a Weston woman to death in her home Friday morning. The teen also allegedly stabbed the woman's son in the back multiple times as the son tried to protect his mother. Due to the suspect's age, his name was not released. Police said

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-03-16 23:29:06

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do

USA TODAY - 2018-03-15 18:41:22

Another Olean Elks Lodge official charged with embezzling funds

OLEAN - For the second time in just over three months, an Olean Elks Lodge official has been charged with embezzling funds from the West State Street service club. Diane M. Kasperski, a former secretary of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 491, was charged Tuesday with petit larc

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-03-16 21:00:00

State & Union: Area police warn residents of yet more scams

Last week, we raised the spectre of tax scams. Without attempting to induce too much anxiety, we feel it should be noted that other kinds of schemes have cropped up locally. The Olean Police Department posted on social media last week about receiving multiple reports from citizens who received calls

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-03-17 16:00:00

Police: Warsaw woman stole donated items from charity

A Warsaw woman is facing a handful of petit larceny charges after a three-month investigation revealed she had stolen goods donated by residents to a local charitable organization that helps needy families. State Police out of Geneseo received an initial complaint Jan. 4. Officers' preliminary inves


Olean High School student arrested for making school threat

CITY OF OLEAN, N.Y. (WKBW) - A 14-year-old student has been arrested and charged with third degree menacing for making a school threat. According to police, a female student made verbal threats against Olean High following yesterday's "Walkout out for Awareness" event held to bring attention to scho


Police: Upstate NY woman hit, killed by vehicle that she mistakenly put in reverse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A 75-year-old woman died Tuesday evening after she was pinned underneath a vehicle that she mistakenly put in reverse instead of park, according to New York State Police. Bonnie Kraft, of Steuben County, stopped at her mailbox near the intersection of Fall Creek Road and Bearlick H


Tractor-trailer rollover on Route 219 in Springville

SPRINGVILLE, NY - A rollover accident involving a tractor-trailer has closed down a stretch of Route 219. The 219 is closed at Route 39 due to the accident. We have reached out to the Erie County Sheriff's Office and are waiting to hear back. SPRINGVILLE, NY - A rollover accident involving a tracto


Police reports 3/16/18: Little Valley man charged with rape

CUBA - The Cuba Police Department announced the arrest of a Little Valley man on a rape charge Thursday afternoon. Richard Baek, 27, of Little Valley, was charged at approximately 1 p.m. with third-degree rape, a class E felony. No other information was provided by Cuba Police. Baek was processed an

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-03-16 03:45:00

Cuomo: Investigate any NY schools that blocked student walkout

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked state education officials Thursday to investigate reports that some New York schools prevented students from taking part in Wednesday's nationwide student walkout to protest gun violence. In a letter the Democrat sent to Education Department Commissioner

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-16 12:12:44

Five house demolitions ordered by city

OLEAN - Five of the worst properties in the city will be coming down this spring. The Common Council voted unanimously to order the demolitions of five properties with serious structural problems, and also looking at how to cover the costs from the current owners. The resolutions, sponsored by Alder