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Dansville man dies in Genesee Falls snowmobile accident

GENESEE FALLS - A Livingston County man died Saturday after a vehicle hit his snowmobile crossing Route 19A, Wyoming County sheriff's deputies said. Robert D. Henry, 54, of Dansville was crossing the highway eastbound near Denton Corners Road when he was hit by a vehicle driven northbound by Thomas

THELCN.COM - 2018-03-18 19:57:00

POLICE: Woman drove drunk with infant in car

CHAFFEE, N.Y. (WKBW) - A Chaffee woman is facing Leandra's Law charges after State Police say she was driving drunk with her five-month-old daughter in the car. 32-year-old Heather Gearman was pulled over by Troopers Sunday around 1:00 p.m. on Liberty Street in the Village of Arcade. Police say she

WKBW-TV - 2018-03-19 14:17:58

Defense using diversion tactics, finger-pointing in Kingsmen trial

In the hours after the murders of two of his fellow Kingsmen, Roger Albright found himself inside the Olean clubhouse with Andre "Lil Bear" Jenkins. Albright said he was in the midst of calling other Kingsmen Motorcycle Club members, warning them about the killings and the possibility a rival biker

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-18 14:54:57

Gowanda officer saves teen's life after stabbing

That's how fast Gowanda Police Department's Officer Randall responded to a stabbing on Chestnut Street on March 7 at 8:06 p.m. and began to treat the victim. The sight he saw, Randall said, had a snow bank covered in blood and a gash where the knife penetrated the victim's neck. "As soon as I pulled

OBSERVER TODAY - 2018-03-18 07:00:00

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


Hamburg police want help identifying possible Walmart thieves

The Town of Hamburg Police Department wants the public's help in identifying two young people wanted for questioning related to the theft of a computer and video security system stolen from Walmart. Walmart surveillance video was posted to the police department's Facebook page showing a man and woma

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-17 21:12:06

Fire destroys barn at Smith's Maple Farm, closes for Maple Festival weekend

NORTH BOSTON, N.Y. (WKBW) - An overnight fire destroyed a barn at Smith's Maple Farm in Town of Boston. According to the North Boston Fire Company, 13 different agencies responded to the fire call. Crews were able contain the fire in time to save a shack where maple syrup is created and stored. Offi


Steuben County Man Faces Drug Charge

DANSVILLE, N.Y. (WENY) - A domestic violence investigation has led to drug charges for a Steuben County man. As part of the investigation, State Troopers pulled over 39-year-old Thomas Jacobs, Jr. Saturday afternoon on State Route 36. Troopers say Jacobs had lab equipment and materials commonly used

NEWSCHANNEL 36 - 2018-03-19 16:20:00

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.


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


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


Two men indicted in separate felony drug cases

LITTLE VALLEY - The Olean Police Department on Thursday announced indictments against two men for allegedly selling methamphetamine and heroin, respectively. The two separate cases were presented by Cattaraugus County District Attorney Lori Rieman to grand juries that then handed up indictments agai


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


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


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


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


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