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Cummins plant sets record for engine production

Cummins Inc.'s engine plant near Jamestown set a record for engine production in 2018. The Lakewood plant produced more than 120,000 units, up 32 percent from the previous year, according to the Indiana-based company. The site is Chautauqua County's largest private employer, with about 1,700 employe


Jamestown man pleads guilty to meth charges

A Jamestown, N.Y. man has pleaded guilty to charges of selling methamphetamine in Warren County in 2016. Armando Rosario, 36, pled on Thursday before Judge Gregory Hammond to possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a communications facility.


[LISTEN] Arts on Fire – Stand Up Comic Michael Palascak

WRFA’s Jason Sample talks with stand up comic Michael Palascak, who will be in Jamestown on Friday night, Feb. 22, for two shows and the Lucy-Desi Museum’s Tropicana Room. Sponsored by the National Comedy Center. Ticket information at www.ComedyCenter.org.


(3:39 P.M.) City Police Respond To Eighth Street Stabbing

Jamestown police responded to a reported stabbing at about 3:10 p.m. Friday at 307 W. Eighth St., Jamestown. Members of the Jamestown Police Department, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Celoron Fire Department and Alstar EMS responded to the scene.


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,


Man charged following fatal crash in Chautauqua County

GERRY, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Cattaraugus County man has been charged following a fatal crash in the Town of Gerry. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office says James Newell, 41, of Steamburg, was driving a vehicle on Gerry Ellington Rd. this past Friday when he crashed.


Southern Tier Launches Three New Year Round Beers

(Lakewood, NY) – Southern Tier Brewing Company announces the launch of three new year-round brands to add to its existing portfolio. With these new brands, Southern Tier is inviting consumers to “ghost” their go-to beer. Paying homage to the idea of making a change in favor of finding a better optio


Warren man flown to hospital after NY crash

CASSADAGA, N.Y. — A crash Thursday morning sent a Warren man to the hospital, according to The Post-Journal. Chautauqua County (N.Y.) sheriff’s deputies responded at 7:45 a.m. with Cassadaga and Fredonia (N.Y.) firefighters to a motor vehicle crash on Dale Drive in Cassadaga. At the scene, deputies


New hotel in Jamestown could mean hundreds of new jobs

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) - A new hotel could mean hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars for the economy in the southern tier. Our partners at WNY News Now got to take a look inside the new DoubleTree hotel in Jamestown.


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


Erie's McInnes Rolled Rings sold

McInnes Rolled Rings, an East 12th Street company that produces rolled rings, has been sold to the Ellwood City-based Ellwood Group Inc. The sale was announced Friday morning by Ellwood Group, which operates a long list of other companies, including Ellwood Quality Steels in New Castle and Corry For


New York State May Not Be Done With Amazon

There could be another chapter in the Amazon story for New York, even if the setting isn’t Queens or even any other borough but rather somewhere else in the state, Newsday reports.


Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York

We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l


Driver charged in crash that killed his brother

GERRY, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deady crash in the Town of Gerry. Inivestigators say James Newell, 41, was driving recklessly when he crashed his vehicle on Gerry Ellington Road on February 15.


Assemblywoman: Study split of New York state

With deepening political, economic and cultural divisions in the two regions, Sen. Daphne Jordan believes it is time for a thorough study of whether upstate should split off from New York City, Long Island and the surrounding suburbs and become the 51st state.


Softball Is Returning To JCC In 2020

Sadie Stuart belted 11 home runs as a sophomore on Allegheny College’s softball team, a single-season record that still stands six years later. Jamestown Community College is betting it has hit a figurative home run by naming the Jamestown native and former Falconer Central School star to reboot the


SLICK ROADS: Two accidents happen early Thursday

A rollover accident was reported on Stockton-Hartfield Road in Stockton Thursday morning. It was the second of two accidents reported.


Congressman Anthony Brindisi hopes to improve infrastructure in Upstate New York

(WBNG) — Congressman Anthony Brindisi (D) announced his plan to bring increased federal investment in New York for infrastructure projects. Brindisi was joined by representatives of area labor unions who support efforts to improve transportation and infrastructure in the town of Schuyler in Herkimer


UPDATE: High wind warnings begin Sunday across region

UPDATE, 7:15 a.m.: The National Weather Service has issued high wind warnings that will be in effect from Sunday morning through Monday morning across the region, with wind gusts in some places reaching as high as 75 mph.


Hearings changed in 2017 drug death case

Hearings for two of the three men accused in the 2017 drug-related death of a Warren man were pushed back. The third was waived and moved to the court of common pleas. Preliminary hearings for Douglas A. Harkins, 44, of Sugar Grove, and Michael J. Marshall, 33, of Warren, were continued.