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Jamestown Resident Charged After Allegedly Pepper Spraying 5-Year-Old

JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown resident is facing charges after Jamestown Police said they pepper sprayed a 5-year-old during a reported fight at 320 Newland Ave. Friday morning.


Woman Injured In Domestic Incident, City Man Arrested

JAMESTOWN – Upon investigating a reported domestic incident at 8:35 a.m., Saturday, at 45 W. 11th St., Jamestown Police said they found a woman with a facial injury. Terrance L. Austin, 60, of Jamestown, was charged with third-degree assault and taken to the Jamestown Jail pending arraignment. Polic


Head-on collision on Rt. 60

OBSERVER Photo by Gregory Bacon. There was a two-vehicle head-on collision on Route 60, Fredonia, in front of the Kwik Fill gas station around 11:45 a.m. Friday. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Both the Fredonia Police and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.


Jamestown Man Allegedly Strikes Police Cruiser, Arrested For DWI

JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown man is facing DWI charges after New York State Police allege he struck a trooper’s vehicle during a stop. David Miller, 65, is charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana.


Jamestown Jackals visit MHA Recovery Luncheon

JAMESTOWN — Because celebrating positive milestones increases long term recovery, the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) regularly holds “Recovery Luncheons” to help provide this positive reinforcement to those in substance use disorder and mental health recovery.


Jamestown couple facing 20 years in prison for drug, gun charges

A Jamestown couple has been arrested on multiple drug and gun charges. Douglas Beardsley, 33, and Camille Lopez, 18, have been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime and possession of stolen firearms. Beardsley also


Family Of Inmate Who Died At Chautauqua County Jail Seeks Answers

MAYVILLE – The family of a man who died last week at the Chautauqua County Jail is seeking answers. In an exclusive interview with our news partner WIVB News 4, Pattie Pusateri said her son Gregory Gallaway, 28, was fighting a drug problem when she convinced him to turn himself in.


Jamestown Easter Egg Hunt Will Be Held Inside Due To Forecasted Weather

JAMESTOWN – Due to adverse forecasted weather conditions, the City of Jamestown’s 72nd annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held inside the Allen Park Ice Rink. City officials announced the location change Thursday afternoon. The hunt will take place on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.


HIRING 716: Governor Cuomo creates task force to train for jobs in auto industry

Hiring 716 is WKBW's new initiative committed to highlighting job opportunities, challenges and success stories in Western New York. Learn more at Hiring716.com. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the creation of the Excelsior Automotive Technician Task Force, which will develop progr


Chautauqua County Family Court moving to Mayville

BUFFALO, N.Y. — All Chautauqua County Family Court proceedings will convene in Mayville starting on June 10 in the county’s family courthouse. For more on this story, please visit the Buffalo Business First site.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Local VFW leaders to move up

It will be a big year ahead for two VFW members from the area. In June, New York VFW Senior Vice Commander Tom Todaro (Jamestown) and National VFW Senior Vice Commander William “Doc” Schmitz (Dunkirk) will move up. Tom Todaro to Commander of the Department of New York VFW and Doc Schmitz to National


Alstar Workers Seek Pay Increase

Employees of Alstar EMS, the largest provider of emergency services in Chautauqua County, are hoping to receive an increase in pay as contract talks with the company have stalled.


Man Charged After Allegedly Hitting Person With Broom

JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man is facing charges after Jamestown Police said he hit a person in the head with a broom during an altercation Thursday night at a Maple Street house.


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) - New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


Andrew Cuomo arrives at the New York International Auto Show in style

Even the governor has given up on the subways. Gov. Cuomo rolled up to the annual New York International Auto Show Saturday morning in a Roush Mustang, flanked by comic actor Tracy Morgan.


Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats spreads to N.J., N.Y., Pa. Fatal case reported in Michigan.

An outbreak of listeria linked to sliced deli meats has spread to four states including New Jersey, and one person has died from the infection in Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease Control.


JPS Teacher Files Suit After 2018 Classroom Incident

A teacher with the Jamestown Public Schools District is seeking repayment for attorney and court fees of at least $2,000 after he was charged in November 2018 for an incident at the school involving a student.


New York state tax revenues plummet by $3.7 billion

New York state tax revenues fell by $3.7 billion, or 4.7 percent, last year — the largest collapse since the 9/11 attacks — but officials downplayed the significance. Trying to find a bright side, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said things could have been worse since a surge in collections last m


Jamestown Police Seek Vehicle Involved in Hit-And-Run

JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident that occurred Tuesday evening in front of UPMC Chautauqua on Foote Avenue.