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Cattaraugus County Man Charged Following Investigation into Fatal Crash

GERRY – The Cattaraugus County man who was behind the wheel during a fatal automobile crash last week in the town of Gerry is now facing charges. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says 41-year-old James Newell of Steamburg has been charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, reckless driv


Judge sets $1 million bond for R. Kelly

An Illinois judge set a $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday.


Seven charged in Cattaraugus County meth bust

CONEWANGO — Seven people have been arrested after a meth bust late last week. On Friday at approximately 11:15 p.m., the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, assisted by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team and Cattaraugus County K


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


NYS sheriffs oppose legalizing recreational marijuana

Count the Cattaraugus County sheriff among his counterparts in the New York State Sheriffs Association as well as police chiefs from across New York state who are speaking out against legalizing recreational marijuana.


Cattaraugus County childhood immunization rates high

Cattaraugus County schools’ immunization rates are generally high — with the exception of seven Amish schools where there is a 100 percent religious exemption. The Amish exemptions involve more than 160 students, according to the state Department of Health.


New York State issues empty trailer ban on Thruway for Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers and empty tandem trailers beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday due to high wind warnings and watches that will be in effect at that time for Western and Central New York.


Hazmat crews respond to oil derrick fire in Cattaraugus County

ALLEGANY, N.Y. (WIVB) - Shortly after 5:30 a.m., crews in Cattaraugus County responded to an oil derrick fire in the Town of Allegany. The fire occurred on Flatstone Rd. near Chipmunk Rd. The oil well is reported to be owned by Vertical Energy, the Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services say


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


Jamestown woman arrested after allegedly biting woman

A Jamestown woman was arrested after allegedly biting another woman Friday, after Jamestown Police responded to an alleged assault in progress at an Elk Street address. Upon their arrival on the scene at about 4:16 p.m., police said, they determined that Jean Hayes, 42, had allegedly bitten another


Goodell speaks about importance of library

Fredonia staff and their guests spent Valentine’s Day speaking with Assemblyman Andrew Goodell about the importance of library funding. Assemblyman Goodell was the guest of honor for a luncheon attended by a diverse group of librarians and library directors from both public and academic settings, as


O-E alum Melody Young becomes first player to reach 1,000 points in PSUD history

DUBOIS — Otto-Eldred Class of 2015 graduate, Melody Young, became the first player at Penn State DuBois to reach the 1,000 point plateau Sunday afternoon in her final home game versus Penn State Scranton.


(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.


New chiropractor, acupuncturist opens in Springville

SPRINGVILLE—Helping people live the healthiest and happiest life possible is something Cara Czechowski strives for within her new business in Springville. Czechowski has opened a chiropractic and acupuncture office within Lifepath Yoga Studio, 38 Pearl St.


South Dayton man charged after leaving scene of accident

CONEWANGO — Talon L. Snyder, 22, of South Dayton was charged on Thursday following an investigation of the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau into a rollover accident that occurred on Feb. 10.


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.


Mike Long Steps Down as NY State Conservative Party Chairman

A political earthquake in New York State came last week in Albany when legendary NYS Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long announced his retirement. Long, 78, has served as chairman for 30 years. “I am fully aware that the fight for Conservative values carries on and that many battles remain, but I


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


HOCKEY: SUNY Geneseo men host Fredonia in SUNYAC semifinal on Saturday

GENESEO – The SUNY Geneseo men’s ice hockey team is set to host Fredonia at 7 p.m. Saturday in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men’s Ice Hockey Semifinals at Wilson Ice Arena.


LED lighting considered for Concord

CONCORD—The Town of Concord is moving forward with green-energy discussions after researching switching street lights to LED lights. At the Feb. 14 Town Board meeting, Supervisor Clyde Drake said the town could save about $5,000 a year from the switch.