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ROLLOVER: No one injured in two-car crash

OBSERVER Photo by Andrew David Kuczkowski A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Webster and Chautauqua roads in Pomfret left a truck on its side, while a van was without a front right head lamp. Around 6:23 p.m. Wednesday, the van allegedly ran the stop sign on Webster Road and impacted the

OBSERVER TODAY - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Suspected drugs, stolen gun seized in Erie apartment search

Investigators charged a city man with possessing the items found during the search on West 16th Street on Tuesday afternoon. Erie police said they seized quantities of suspected marijuana, suspected cocaine, other suspected drug items and a stolen gun in the search of a westside apartment on Tuesday

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-21 15:39:28

Woman faces trial on rape of child charges

A woman is facing trial after being accused of sexually assaulting a child. Layla Lisa Mansberger was in Erie County Court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. Authorities charge she forced a child to have sex with her, starting when the child was only seven-years old. Mansberger faces several charges

YOURERIE - 2018-03-20 21:25:17

Unpaid landlord fees add up to $300,000 in the city of Erie

The city of Erie is reviewing ways to stymie losses for its Rental Inspection Program. The city contracts with building inspection underwriters to conduct inspections on the city's nearly 14,000 properties that can be inspected under the program. Landlords must register their properties at a cost of

YOURERIE - 2018-03-21 22:23:15

Hunter Who Investigators Say Shot, Killed Woman in Sherman, New York Re-Indicted

The man who investigators say shot and killed Sherman, New York woman during hunting incident has been re-indicted, according to Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson. Thomas Jadlowski was arraigned Monday on a two-count indictment alleging manslaughter in the second degree and hunting


Warren state police probe accidental shooting

Warren state police police are investigating the accidental shooting of a man Tuesday afternoon at a residence in Youngsville, Warren County. Police said Victor M. Battko III, 28, of Youngsville, was involved in a verbal argument when he retrieved a small-caliber firearm at a residence on Homestead

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-21 03:42:48

Panama School Board Begins Look At 2018-19 Budget

Members of the Panama School Board discussed the district's 2018-19 budget at a meeting this week. P-J photo by Jordan Patterson By Jordan W. Patterson jpatterson@post-journal.com PANAMA- The Panama Board of Education discussed the financial future of the school district at a meeting earlier this we

POST-JOURNAL - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Crash cuts power in Wattsburg area

Hundreds without electric service following the accident on Jamestown Road early Thursday morning. WATTSBURG - An early morning crash near the borough knocked out electric service to Penelec customers in and around Wattsburg on Thursday morning. The crash was reported at about 3:45 a.m. Thursday in

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-22 12:15:17

Frewsburg, N.Y. woman charged with aggravated assault in Warren County

According to Conewango Township Police, Denise R. Whisner, 48, of Frewsburg, N.Y., was charged with four counts of aggravated assault, three counts of simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness after an incident at Maurices in North Warren on St. Patrick's Day. The


Deal collapses in former Erie County Farms bankruptcy

Unsecured creditors, such as vendors, to get nothing. Chapter 7 case is to be closed by May 21. By the time Natalie Pacileo closed her bankrupt business, Erie County Farms, in December 2016, she owed more than $675,000 to 44 employees and 56 unsecured creditors, such as a bakery, a florist and other

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-20 22:42:25

POLICE: Woman drove drunk with infant in car

CHAFFEE, N.Y. (WKBW) - A Chaffee woman is facing Leandra's Law charges after State Police say she was driving drunk with her five-month-old daughter in the car. 32-year-old Heather Gearman was pulled over by Troopers Sunday around 1:00 p.m. on Liberty Street in the Village of Arcade. Police say she


Defendant gets life for Erie drive-by slaying, called 'act of terror'

Keshawn McLaurin was the only defendant convicted in Shakur Franklin's July 2015 shooting death. The sole defendant to be convicted in a July 2015 fatal drive-by shooting received life in prison at his sentencing Tuesday, bringing to a close one of Erie County's most notable recent homicide cases. T


Woman charged with murder boyfriend

Erie Police charged Windi Thomas, 44, with criminal homicide in the death of her boyfriend, Keeno Butler, 44. Thomas called 911 on Sunday at 2:16 a.m. reporting that she had killed Butler after attacking him with multiple objects. Police said Thomas attacked Butler with a knife, the wooden leg of a


Sherman Man Re-Indicted On Second-Degree Manslaughter Charges By County Grand Jury

MAYVILLE - A Sherman man has again been indicted by a Chautauqua County grand jury for the fatal shooting of his neighbor in November. Thomas Jadlowski was arraigned today in Chautauqua County Court on a two count indictment alleging second-degree manslaughter and hunting after hours in the shootin


Titusville man charged with sex-related crimes

SPARTA TOWNSHIP - A Titusville man was charged Monday with multiple counts of sex-related crimes involving a 13-year-old girl in January. Tyler Michael Drake, 25, is accused of sending nude photos and requesting nude photos and oral sex from the girl at a home in the township, according to a state p


Charges Reinstated Against Chautauqua County Hunter

Mayville, NY (WBEN) Manslaughter charges against a Chautauqua County hunter have been reinstated after a judge threw them out on a technicality. A second grand jury handed up manslaughter and hunting after hours charges against Thomas Jadlowski, accused of opening fire that claimed the life of Rosem


Chautauqua County man charged with DWI with kids aboard

A Clymer man was charged with driving while intoxicated with children in the vehicle, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies said. Johnathan D. Whitney, 39, was pulled over for a driving infraction shortly before midnight Saturday on Route 474 in French Creek. Sheriff's deputies found him to be intoxi


Sherman man re-indicted in fatal shooting

Authorities in Chautauqua County said he told investigators he thought his neighbor was a deer when he shot her in November. MAYVILLE, N.Y. - A Sherman, New York, man accused of fatally shooting his neighbor while he said he was hunting in November was arraigned in Chautauqua County Court on Monday


Woman charged in boyfriend's death may face more charges

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a woman who admitted hitting, cutting and sitting on her boyfriend during a deadly dispute may soon be facing more serious charges. Erie police say 44-year-old city resident Windi Thomas now faces two counts of aggravated assault, along with charges of possessing ins


Fredonia Professor Receives International Attention for Work on Plastic Pollution

Fredonia State professor and researcher Dr. Sherri Mason speaking to the Chautauqua County Legislature in 2015, prior to its vote on a local law banning the sale of products containing microbeads. FREDONIA - A Fredonia State science professor is once again receiving national and international attent