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Allegany County along for the ride as ATV business booms

ANDOVER — Ed and Joe Kent are the fourth generation to operate the 1,600 acre family farm in Andover, where they raise Christmas trees and pumpkins, and harvest hay, oats, and beef cattle.


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Allegany County couple arrested for mistreatment of dogs

An Allegany County couple was arrested Friday on three animal cruelty charges relating to the mistreatment of dogs, the New York State Police announced Monday. James L. Graham, 49, and Helen R. Graham, 50, both of Richburg, were arrested for failure to provide sustenance, neglect of an impounded ani


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


Allegany Co. couple facing multiple animal cruelty charges

WIRT, NY (WIVB) - An Allegany County couple has been arrested on charges of animal cruelty, according to New York State Police. On Friday, troopers arrested Richburg residents James Graham, 49, and Helen Graham, 50, for failure to provide sustenance, neglect of an impounded animal, and failure to pr


Fire engulfs Allegany County church

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - A church in Allegany County, NY caught fire on Saturday evening. The Wellsvile Fire Department said the fire occurred at the Stannards Methodist Church in the Town of Willing on Route 248.


Pop band Why Don’t We to perform at Chevy Court during NY State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — Pop quintet Why Don’t We brings its harmonies and hits to a debut performance at Chevy Court during the 2019 Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29. All performances on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.


New York State not giving up on future Amazon project, ESD chief says

New York State hasn’t given up on winning a future Amazon expansion project, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s economic development czar said Thursday. “We should never burn bridges,” said Howard Zemsky, CEO of Empire State Development, the state’s primary business-aid agency. “The governor is not burning any


Picnic for Allegany County folk in Florida

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — It is 79 degrees and sunny in Zephyrhills, Fla. where they are in the planning stages for the 63rd Annual Allegany County Picnic. If you are visiting the Sunshine State in March and you are from Allegany County you are invited to drop in at the annual picnic, according to organiz


Springwater crash investigation leads to felony charges for Wayland teen, recovery of stolen bus

SPRINGWATER – An investigation into a motor vehicle crash in Springwater had lead to felony charges against a Wayland resident and the recovery of a stolen vehicle, reports the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.


Search warrants executed by deputies, FBI in Mount Morris

MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y. (WHEC) -- According to a tweet sent out by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, search warrants were executed in Mt. Morris Wednesday evening. The sheriff's office was assisted by members of the Livingston County Drug Task Force, the Mount Morris Police Department, and the FBI.


Southern tier police pick up a couple on drug charges

GREAT VALLEY, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York State police picked up a couple on felony drug charges during a traffic stop on US Route 219 in Great Valley on Tuesday, February 19th. Officers found 28.7 grams of cocaine in the vehicle.


More Wind Farm Proposals Pitched to New York State

February 21, 2019 — New York State has received bids from four groups proposing new offshore wind farms to feed the state’s electrical grid, including a proposal from the companies behind the “South Fork Wind Farm,” which have proposed a new “Sunrise Wind” project that if selected would be sited ove


Illegal day care operator faces record $440,000 fine

A Wyoming County woman hid children in the attic of her illegal day care when investigators knocked at her door, according to a state agency that licenses day cares. Three years after a judge ordered her to shut down, Maureen Szwaczkowski continued to pack children into her home, investigators alleg


Ellicottville mayor reports on recent state meeting trip

The regular meeting of the Village Board opened with approval of the minutes from the January 2019 meeting. The board also approved the budget modifications and pay the bills with the condition that there would be confirmation and clarity on one bill from Nixon Peabody regarding recent charges of $2


Olean man arrested, charged with production of child pornography

BUFFALO, N.Y. — An Olean man was arrested and charged with the production of child pornography, U.S. Attorney James Kennedy announced Tuesday. Jacob Tunison, 29, faces 15 to 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He appeared in court Tuesday and is being held after a detention hearing.


Bad Company, Dropkick Murphys to Play New York State Fair

Live music acts are getting announced for the 2019 New York State Fair!. So far, you can already count on being able to see Bad Company and the Dropkick Murphys during the Fair. Bad Company will be kicking off the even on opening day, at 8 pm. As for Dropkick Murphys, you'll be able to catch them a


High wind watches begin Sunday across region

The National Weather Service has issued high wind watches that will be in effect from Sunday morning through Monday morning across the region, where wind gusts in some places could be as high as 75 mph.


4 arrested in Mt. Morris after cocaine trafficking investigation

MT. MORRIS (WHEC) -- Four people have been arrested following an 18-month investigation into cocaine trafficking in Livingston County. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says the four Mt. Morris residents were arrested Wednesday after deputies, police, and members of the FBI executed search warrants in the vi


A new 'legacy' is born

HORNELL — It's the successful end of a "Legacy" at Alstom in Hornell. On Wednesday, employees at the rail manufacturing plant celebrated the completion of the Philadelphia, Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO) project, which was several years in the making.