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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
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.
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.
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 6/18/18: 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.
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.
Man with 2 prior DWIs, including 1 last month, charged with drunken driving
Joseph Amadori, 25, of the Town of Boston, was pulled over shortly before 2:30 a.m. on Rice Road. He failed field sobriety tests and registered an initial blood-alcohol content greater than 0.08 percent. In addition to DWI, he was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and issued two citations
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.
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
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
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.
Air-quality alert issued for WNY counties
An air-quality alert is in effect until 11 p.m. Sunday for Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming, Genesee and Orleans counties.
Doctor at opiate treatment center in Limestone loses license
A doctor who had been operating an opiate treatment center for several months in the Town of Carrollton Municipal Complex in Limestone, N.Y., has voluntarily surrendered his license to prescribe narcotics to patients at the facility.
Sheriff: Teen drives over 100 MPH while drunk on Thruway
According to authorities, Macayl Kunkle, 19, drove by a deputy while on the highway in Hamburg.
Rights For NRG ‘Expired,’ NYISO Says
Brad Jones, president and chief executive officer of the NYISO, notes in a commentary in the Dunkirk Observer newspaper that in deactivating the city plant, NRG lost its interconnection abilities.“The NYISO’s tariff allows facilities to maintain interconnection rights to the grid for up to three yea
Gostomski twins are valedictorian, salutatorian at Catt-LV
CATTARAUGUS — Abigail and Bailey Gostomski, the twin daughters of Scott and Tracy Gostomski of Cattaraugus, have been named the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the Class of 2018 at Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School.Abigail, the valedictorian, will graduate with a weighted cu
City Man Charged After Head-Butting Officers
Christian J. Encarnacion, 22, was taken into custody after Jamestown police responded Thursday at 5 p.m. to 817 N. Main St. for a fight in the street. Police learned the fight was the result of a motor vehicle crash.
N.Y. man pleads guilty to sex charge
Andrew M. Dubois, 32, of Jamestown, N.Y., entered a guilty plea to a single count of traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct before U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon, who set sentencing for Oct. 4 at the federal courthouse in Pittsburgh.
Police reports 6/16/18: Olean man faces multiple charges following domestic incident
OLEAN — An Olean man was arrested on several charges, including felonies, following the investigation of a reported domestic incident Thursday.
Demolition bids received for Old County Supervisors Building
The historic building, owned jointly by the town and village of Little Valley, was condemned by state inspectors for structural reasons nearly two years ago.