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Pennsylvania man allegedly attacks a sheriff's deputy in Chautauqua County

MAYVILLE, N.Y. — A Pennsylvania man is facing charges for allegedly attacking a sheriff's deputy on Friday night. According to Chautauqua County Police, deputies pulled over Steven Combs, 25, near the town of Mina shortly before midnight.


Man charged following fatal crash in Chautauqua County

GERRY, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Cattaraugus County man has been charged following a fatal crash in the Town of Gerry. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office says James Newell, 41, of Steamburg, was driving a vehicle on Gerry Ellington Rd. this past Friday when he crashed.


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.


Deputy hit in face by suspect during traffic stop

A Chautauqua County sheriff's deputy was hit in the face during a traffic stop Friday night before taking the suspect into custody. Steven B. Combs, 25, of Wattsburg, Pa., was arrested in the 11:33 p.m. incident on Route 426 in the town of French Creek on charges including being a fugitive from just


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


Another arrest made in Ripley robbery

RIPLEY — Another arrest has been made in connection with a Jan. 14 robbery at 10 W. Main St., officials announced Wednesday. Tyler Bowen was originally charged, arrested and remanded to the county jail in regard to this incident. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division then obta


Cummins plant sets record for engine production

Cummins Inc.'s engine plant near Jamestown set a record for engine production in 2018. The Lakewood plant produced more than 120,000 units, up 32 percent from the previous year, according to the Indiana-based company. The site is Chautauqua County's largest private employer, with about 1,700 employe


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."


(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.


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


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.


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


Wind gusts of 75 mph likely on Sunday

Sunday and Monday will be anything but a breeze to get through. For 24 hours, beginning at 7 a.m., a high wind warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. Winds from 30 to 40 mph and gusting to 75 mph are likely.


Program to assist dairy farmers begins Wednesday

FALCONER — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program has announced the upcoming informational program on the Dairy Revenue Protection Program, a new federal insurance tool, with a quarterly payout to dairy farms when milk revenue falls below their insured revenue level


County Wants To Assist With Hops, Barley Industry

New crops may soon be added to the list of Chautauqua County’s already rich agricultural industry. On Wednesday, Chris Lacorata gave a presentation on a new concept called “Project Grow Chautauqua” that could be the start of growing hops and barley in the county. Mark Geise, deputy Chautauqua County