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One man dies in single-vehicle accident in Chautauqua County

GERRY, N.Y. — One man died in a single-vehicle accident on Gerry-Ellington Road on Friday morning, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. The passenger, 43-year-old Paul R. Newell of Steamburg, N.Y., was pronounced dead at the scene. Sheriff's office officials said he had been partiall


Court rules against WNY mom who sought religious exemption from vaccines

Orchard Park, N.Y. — A state Supreme Court justice ruled today that the Orchard Park Central School District does not have to admit two teens without the necessary vaccines, according to The Buffalo News.


Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer


Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to shut down up to 3 NY state prisons

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he wants to shut down up to three state prisons by Labor Day, citing record declines in the state’s prison population and crime rate. Cuomo said he wants the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to recommend which of the state’s 54 correctional f


Brooks Hospital's Move to Fredonia Not Sitting Well With Dunkirk Residents

Frank Beach of Dunkirk has collected close to 3,000 signatures and is set to hold a major rally Friday. Both are in opposition to Brooks Memorial Hospital moving from Central Avenue in Dunkirk to a vacant lot a few miles down the road on East Main Street in Fredonia.


Jamestown police put drug den out of business

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKBW) — Jamestown police have charged two men with running a drug house in the city and selling crack cocaine laced with fentanyl. Ryan Stills, 32, and Warren Dinkens, 55, are both charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.


Mother can't send kids to OP schools without vaccines, judge rules

A state Supreme Court justice ruled this morning that the Orchard Park Central School District does not have to admit two children who have not received childhood vaccines. The girls, 13 and 15, went to West Seneca schools for 10 years without a problem after filing a request for a religious exempti


Angola man charged with DWI

ARKWRIGHT — On Feb. 12 at about 7:45 p.m., deputies responded to the report of a motor vehicle accident with property damage on Center Road in the town of Arkwright. The driver of the vehicle was identified as William L. Seitz, 66, of Angola. Upon further investigation, Seitz was allegedly found to


New York state offers free fishing days February 16-17

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the first of several statewide free fishing days in New York will take place this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17. During these designated days, residents and visito


Water line work begins Monday in city on Route 60

Construction on a water line replacement will begin Monday on Maple Avenue, also Route 60, between Sixth and Seventh streets in Dunkirk. As a result of the construction portions of the northbound lane of Route 60 between Sixth and Seventh streets will be closed and traffic lanes will be shifted to t


Passenger killed in one-car collision in Gerry

A Cattaraugus County man died Friday in a one-car crash in Chautauqua County, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Paul R. Newell, 43, of Coldspring, a passenger in the vehicle, was partially ejected from the vehicle when deputies arrived on the scene at 11:21 a.m. on Gerry-Ellington


Katko, Brindisi invite Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to visit Upstate New York

WASHINGTON – Central New York’s two congressmen Friday invited Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to visit the region, urging him to consider the area for its HQ2 campus after the collapse of a deal in New York City.


Frontier gives Domzalski great send-off

HAMBURG, N.Y. — Wednesday night was a special one for Frontier boys basketball coach Gary Domzalski. Frontier athletic director Rich Gray made certain it was a night that everyone will remember for a long, long time.


Track trends upward as SUNYACs approach

Geneseo track and field’s season is beginning to pick up, with just one meet left before conference championships and the team goes to regionals and nationals. The team has experienced success so far, with the Geneseo boys ranked 19th and girls ranked 7th in the nation for Division III track and fie


In Your Opinion: Clear barriers to Tesla in upstate New York

What do Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Porsche, Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Subaru, Jaguar, Volvo, Hyundai, Kia and Mini all have in common? They are all cars produced by foreign companies with dealerships in upstate New York.


Four WNY communities crack top 10 in healthiest housing markets list

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Financial tech company Smart Asset just put out its list of the country's healthiest housing markets, and four Western New York towns rank in the top 10. Depew ranks number one, followed by Lackawanna at number two, West Seneca at three, and Cheektowaga at seven.


(10:40 AM) Second Person Indicted In Jan. 30 Drive-By Shooting

A Chautauqua County Grand Jury has handed up a second indictment in a drive-by shooting at 2:48 a.m. Jan. 30. Corey M. Johnson, 19, has been indicted for three counts of attempted murder and one count of first-degree assault. One person was seriously injured after being struck in the face by a shot


Protest, Send honest message on Brooks

We wholeheartedly advocate for residents protesting and making their voices heard. A group plans to do just that at 4:15 p.m. Friday in front of Brooks Memorial Hospital on Central Avenue in regard to the facility’s planned relocation from Dunkirk to Fredonia.


Post Time: Derby Trail off to New Orleans

The "Kentucky Derby Championship Series,” comprised of 16 prep races kicks off this weekend with the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds Race Course. Coming off the 19-race “Prep Season,” the qualifying points start to grow in value. Points to the top four finishers of the Risen Star will


Police Arrest Second Man In Connection to Jan. 30 Drive-by Shooting

JAMESTOWN – A Chautauqua County Grand Jury has handed up a second indictment in the case involving a January 30 drive by shooting in Jamestown. City Police say 19 year-old Corey Johnson faces three counts of attempted murder and one count of assault in the first degree.