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12:45 PM: Bank Robbery Reported In Falconer
The robbery occurred at Community Bank, NA, located at 1982 East Main St. The area was quickly cordoned off to the public, and police began searching for the suspect.
More than a Dozen Charged in ‘Operation Meltdown’ Federal Methamphetamine Bust
JAMESTOWN – A joint effort by local, state, and federal authorities has led to the arrest of 18 individuals involved with allegedly trafficking and selling methamphetamine.
16 busted for drug trafficking in Jamestown
Federal, state, and Jamestown law enforcement agencies have been investigating them since November of 2017. They intercepted a package containing more than 2 pounds of meth. Postal investigators say the drug was sent to California from Mexico, repackaged and sent to Jamestown.
Bush Industries Finds New Owner
According to thePost-Journal, private equity firmLorraine Capitalfrom Buffalo recently acquired the furniture manufacturer and distributor based in Jamestown. Lorraine plans on investing more capital into Bush Industries, which has seen significant sales growth and plans to offer 10 new positions in
11:30 AM: Trio Charged After Meth-Making Items Found
Charged were 40-year-old Jessica Rumsey of Fredonia, 25-year-old Andrew M. Lindstrom of Fredonia and 29-year-old Tyler A Jaynes of Silver Creek after deputies with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office responded around 11 p.m. Wednesday to a tip of three people trespassing at 5251 Webster Road in P
Jamestown man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography
Steven Fetterman, 36, was found in possession of 1,720 videos and 13,838 photography images of child pornography on Nov. 19, 2015, prosecutors said.
Dunkirk Woman Acquitted of Murder Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison on Illegal Weapon Conviction
MAYVILLE – The Dunkirk Woman who was found not guilty of murdering her boyfriend last summer will still have to spend time in prison on an illegal weapon possession charge.Chautauqua County District AttorneyPatrick Swansonsaid 29-year-oldRebecca Ruizwas sentenced Tuesday in County Court to a 6 years
Red House Lake opening now set for July 7
In a statement, state park officials said, “All critical concrete work on the Red House dam spillway area has been completed to date so the lake level can be returned to normal elevation once final certifications are completed and adequate rainfall is received.”
Jamestown Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charges
The charge stems from an investigation the culminated with an arrest on November 19, 2015. The investigation found Fetterman in possession of 1,720 videos and 13,838 images of child pornography.
10:45 AM: ‘Narcotics Conspiracy’ In City To Be Discussed At Press Conference
At the press conference, scheduled for 1 p.m., will be Joseph Karaszewski, criminal chief for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, as well as representatives from the Jamestown Police Department, New York State Police, FBI, DEA, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and United State Postal Insp
Federal Charges Filed Against Two Men Involved in Recent Drug, Gun Investigation
On March 9, officers executed a search warrant on Anderson’s home and reportedly recovered cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, 14 firearms and ammunition.
City Receives State Grant For Downtown Demolitions
The abandoned building where a structure fire occurred last June will be one of two buildings that will be demolished thanks to a $100,000 State and Municipal Facilities Program grant. The other building that will be demolished is 8 E. Second St., which was damaged following the partial roof collaps
Updated: Sweeping Raids Tied To Meth Trafficking
Members of several local, state and federal agencies discuss "Operation Melt Down," a large-scale drug trafficking ring that brought methamphetamine from Mexico to California and eventually Western New York. P-J photo by Eric Tichy
Gowanda family charged after drug raid
Gowanda police and members of the Southern Tier Drug Task Force recovered heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and Suboxone after executing a search warrant at an Allen Street home, police said in a news release issued Tuesday.
Ripley Looking At Program, Staff Cuts In Failed School Budget Vote
Voters in the district, however, soundly rejected that plea, forcing the district to use a contingency budget that mirros one from the current 2017-18 school year that includes $200,000 less in funding.
Dunkirk woman found not guilty in boyfriend's shooting death sentenced on weapons charge
DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Dunkirk woman who was found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of her boyfriend has been sentenced on a weapons charge.Rebecca Ruiz was found guilty by jury of second degree criminal possession of a weapon.She was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison and five yea
Man who admitted hanging dog from tree indicted
Robert Overton Jr., 48, was charged with animal cruelty last April whenhis dog was found hanging from a tree. Overton was subsequently arrested - but the Chautauqua County DA's Office could not get a grand jury indictment within the state-mandated 45-day window, and on May 29, Overton was released f
Sex offender pleads guilty for child rape
QUEENSBURY -- A convicted sex offender who was arrested in January for raping a young girl has pleaded guilty to a rape charge and is headed to prison for at least 10 years.Joseph M. Slingerland, 35, of Whitehall, pleaded guilty to first-degree rape, a felony, for the sexual assault of an 11-year-ol
Chautauqua County Passed Over in $20 Million Municipal Consolidation and Efficiency Competition
Chautauqua County’s proposal included 23 municipalities and potential consolidations and was crafted in 2016 and 17 by the county’sJoint Task Force on Efficiency and Cost Reduction, which was led by the then-county legislatorGeorge Borrello, who is now county executive.
Splash pad at Wright Park now open
OBSERVER Photo by Jimmy McCarthy A new activity for the family and children to enjoy is now open at Wright Park. The splash pad was recently put into operation as families spent a humid Monday afternoon enjoying the new attraction. The project was made possible in part by a grant from the Dunkirk-Fr