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ROLLOVER: No one injured in two-car crash

OBSERVER Photo by Andrew David Kuczkowski A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Webster and Chautauqua roads in Pomfret left a truck on its side, while a van was without a front right head lamp. Around 6:23 p.m. Wednesday, the van allegedly ran the stop sign on Webster Road and impacted the

OBSERVER TODAY - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

NYSP investigate fatal accident on I-86

CUBA, NY-- State Police are investigating a fatal accident on I-86 Tuesday morning. The accident happened in the eastbound lanes of I-86 in the Town of Cuba just before 5:30am. Troopers say a tractor trailer was disabled partway on the highway. The driver of the tractor trailer, Kyle W. Willis, 41 o

WGRZ TV - 2018-03-20 19:22:00

Jamestown City Rec Baseball Sign-Ups Ongoing

Registrations will be accepted at the Parks, Recreation & Conservation Department office on the fourth floor of City Hall at 200 E. Third St. from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The program is open to boys and girls ages 7-12 years old. Seven-year-olds will only be allowed to

POST-JOURNAL - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Frewsburg, N.Y. woman charged with aggravated assault in Warren County

According to Conewango Township Police, Denise R. Whisner, 48, of Frewsburg, N.Y., was charged with four counts of aggravated assault, three counts of simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness after an incident at Maurices in North Warren on St. Patrick's Day. The


Warren state police probe accidental shooting

Warren state police police are investigating the accidental shooting of a man Tuesday afternoon at a residence in Youngsville, Warren County. Police said Victor M. Battko III, 28, of Youngsville, was involved in a verbal argument when he retrieved a small-caliber firearm at a residence on Homestead

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-21 03:42:48

Closing Arguments Expected In Ruiz Second-Degree Murder Trial

Anthony L. Pendergrass, far left sitting, speaks to his defense team on Wednesday with while Rebecca Ruiz awaits the trial's end in Chautauqua County Court. Photo by Andrew D. Kuczkowski MAYVILLE - Members of the jury will get to hear closing arguments today in the Rebecca Ruiz murder trial after th

POST-JOURNAL - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Silver Creek voters approve capital project

OBSERVER Photo by Damian Sebouhian Alicia Halstrom, a parent of two students enrolled at the Silver Creek school district, fills out an exit poll survey after voting to approve the $17.6 million project. With the approval of this project "Silver Creek will have enough space to accommodate the specia

OBSERVER TODAY - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Hunter Who Investigators Say Shot, Killed Woman in Sherman, New York Re-Indicted

The man who investigators say shot and killed Sherman, New York woman during hunting incident has been re-indicted, according to Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson. Thomas Jadlowski was arraigned Monday on a two-count indictment alleging manslaughter in the second degree and hunting


Fatal crash closes part of I-86 EB in Cuba

CUBA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A fatal crash has shut down part of I-86 near Cuba. The eastbound lanes in that area will be closed for an undetermined amount of time, Cuba police say. "There will be increased traffic flow through the Town and Village for the better part of this morning and possibly into this a


Cause Undetermined In Fire That Destroyed City Home

Fire investigators were unable to determine the cause of a fire that forced the demolition of a Willard Street home last week. No one was injured in the blaze. P-J photo by Eric Tichy City fire investigators were unable to determine the cause of a fire last week that destroyed a Willard Street home.


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


Motivational Speakers Discuss Bullying At Jamestown Schools

Motivational speaker Chris Hollyfield, pictured on stage, spoke at various Jamestown Public Schools on Monday. The string of speeches were organized by the agency Impact. Hollyfield and motivational speaker Preston Centuolo, pictured at right, visited the high school at the end of the day to address


Charges Reinstated Against Chautauqua County Hunter

Mayville, NY (WBEN) Manslaughter charges against a Chautauqua County hunter have been reinstated after a judge threw them out on a technicality. A second grand jury handed up manslaughter and hunting after hours charges against Thomas Jadlowski, accused of opening fire that claimed the life of Rosem


Chandlers Valley man reconsiders representing self at homicide trial

At a closed hearing on March 8, Matthew B. White, 35, was ruled competent to stand trial. At that time, according to Warren County court administration, White made a request to discharge his court-appointed attorney, Robert Kinnear, and represent himself. The hearing to consider that motion was held


Jamestown teacher & coach charged with stalking

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKBW) - A Jamestown physical education teacher and high school wrestling coach has been arrested and charged with stalking. The Chautuaqua County Sheriff's Office says 43-year-old Eric Sohl repeatedly tried to contact a victim over a four month period between December 2017 and March


Chadakoin River turns green in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB)- The St. Patrick's Day celebration is happening all over Western New York. In Jamestown, the Community Chamber of Commerce turned the Chadakoin River green Saturday morning. A parade usually accompanies this celebration, but due to construction on the South Main Street Bridge,


Frewsburg man, 21, charged with forgery, making a false written statement

FREWSBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) - A 21-year-old Frewsburg man has been charged with forgery and signing a false statement following an investigation into counterfeit currency. Cory Brainard was charged Thursday with first degree forgery and making a punishable false written statement. According to New York S


Marijuana and meth dealer sentenced to state prison

And federal law enforcement authorities are waiting for him on firearms violations. Richard Justin Hanson, 35, was charged in June 2017 for drug deals that took place in 2016 and 2017. He was sentenced by Judge Gregory Hammond on Friday. According to the affidavit of probable cause, on July 18, 2016


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


Pair Charged After Drugs Found During Parole Check

Charged were 45-year-old Dennis L. Penhollow II and 31-year-old Patricia M. Raynor after police helped New York State parole during a visit of the pair's 302 Allen St. residence. The visit occurred around 8 a.m., Jamestown police said Thursday in a press release. Raynor was reportedly found in poss