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Public questions why Olean police killed dog
Dozer, a male, red-nosed pit bull, was shot and killed by the Olean Police Department Friday. The incident has led to a debate amongst community members about whether police were justified in putting down the dog.Photo submitted
Cattaraugus County Court reports: Olean man pleads not guilty to alleged gang assault
Johnathan Beach, 31, of Olean, pleaded not guilty June 11 in Cattaraugus County Court to an indictment that charges him with first-degree gang assault, a class B felony; second-degree assault, a class D felony; and fourth-degree conspiracy, a class E felony.
Olean police fatally shoot dog
OLEAN, NY - There is outrage in Olean, Cattaragus County on the decision police officers took last Friday to fatally shoot a dog. The incident was recorded on cell phone video."Olean police department and DEC going after a dog on that front porch," said Don Blocher, who went to Facebook live, to rec
Police reports 6/20/18: Olean pair face grand larceny charge
New York State Police charged David L. Hoff, 19, and Angela R. Lingle, 39, both of Olean, with one count each of fourth-degree grand larceny, a class E felony.
Pennsylvania Man Arrested in Olean on Illegal Weapons Charges
OLEAN, NY – State Police arrested Martin C. Miller on June 11, and charged him with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, circumventing an interlock device and unlawful possession of marijuana, according to State Police.
Hinsdale home struck by lightning, catches fire
“The structure is probably 40 percent damaged,” said Hinsdale Fire Chief Kelly Karst as his firefighters worked to remove insulation from the ceiling to catch any embers. “The entire roof of the structure is affected. It’s still intact, but it’s affected.”
Cortland Scores Three in Ninth to Down Olean 6-4
The Oilers scored again in the fifth to narrow the score and took the lead with two runs in the seventh.Olean, 7-8, has an off-day Wednesday. The team travels to Niagara Falls Thursday for a double-header against the Power, starting at 5 p.m. at Sal Maglie Field.
Crews on scene of house fire in Cattaraugus County
HINSDALE, N.Y. (WIVB) - - The Hinsdale Fire Department and other fire departments are at the scene of a fire at a house on Oak Lane in Hinsdale.The call came in around 8 p.m.We'll have more information when it's available.
Jamestown Man Arrested for on Drug Charges
OLEAN, NY – State Troopers arrested Ameir A. Glover on June 8 for criminal possession of a narcotic drug and unlawful possession of marijuana.Police said they detected the odor of marijuana during a routine traffic stop on Buffalo Street in Olean. According to police, troopers executed a probable c
Man killed in Route 400 crash identified
The driver killed Saturday after he was ejected from his custom 1920s open car along Route 400 in Elma has been identified as Jeffrey Mogg, 52, of Franklinville, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said Monday.
Police reports 6/18/18: Man on his ATV leads police on chase through Salamanca
John Zawatski, 43, of Kill Buck, was charged at 1:13 a.m. Sunday with driving while intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor; unlawful fleeing a police officer and resisting arrest, both class A misdemeanors; and third-degree criminal trespass, a class B misdemeanor.
Woman walks to police station to report she was assaulted
Police charged her acquaintance, Joseph Judd, 28, of Allegany St. with assault, harassment and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation.
Sex offender charged with forcibly touching family member in wheelchair
An investigation ensued, leading Troopers to charge Miguel De Jesus, 70, with forcible touching, endangering the welfare of a physically disabled person and aggravated family offense forcible touching.
Airstrip turns back into the dragstrip
The third annual June event, as well as the second annual race in August, has to be pre-approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, which is a lengthy process, said Tracy Scanlon, maintainer and public relations manager at the airport. It’s especially difficult because it’s not an aeronautical
Despite cancellation of Olean’s Relay for Life, some hope it will return
Those who wondered what happened to this year’s annual Relay for Life at the Olean Intermediate Middle School track this month, may be surprised to learn that it was cancelled, with several of its teams participating in a Relay event in Little Valley.
Olean High School reunion brings back memories for old and young
But both old and young had similar answers when asked what brought them, in some cases from across the country, to the 135th Olean High School Alumni Reunion: friendship.
Man accused of forcibly touching disabled family member
State Police responded to a domestic dispute on State Route 16 in the Town of Machias Friday. They say their investigation revealed that DeJesus was forcibly touching his family member, who was confined to a wheelchair. He was arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Physically Disab
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.
State & Union: Turning Back the Clock
From early motorcycle runs to a flyboy buzzing his hometown, from the death of two local papers to a local Pepsi bottler allaying needle mania, here’s a look back on the week that was 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago on this edition of Turning Back the Clock.
Bounces, Rapids foil Oilers in Father’s Day loss
Olean was down 3-2 in the eighth with one out and a Rapids runner on first when a potential double-play ball was hit to shortstop Kevin Higgins, who was handcuffed on the bounce. The error helped Genesee score four game-clinching runs, two of them unearned.