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One man dies in single-vehicle accident in Chautauqua County

GERRY, N.Y. — One man died in a single-vehicle accident on Gerry-Ellington Road on Friday morning, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. The passenger, 43-year-old Paul R. Newell of Steamburg, N.Y., was pronounced dead at the scene. Sheriff's office officials said he had been partiall


Checking Winter Grapevines, for Valentine's

SHERIDAN, N.Y. — It's a busy time of year for many wineries along Lake Erie in Chautauqua county. "Coming into this weekend Lake Erie Wine Country has our Wine and Chocolate weekend," said Beth Margolis, Marketing Director for Liberty Vineyards and Winery in Sheridan. "Twenty-three different winerie


Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to shut down up to 3 NY state prisons

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he wants to shut down up to three state prisons by Labor Day, citing record declines in the state’s prison population and crime rate. Cuomo said he wants the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to recommend which of the state’s 54 correctional f


Chautauqua Lake is best prospect for ice fishing

Happy Valentines Day. The Dunkirk girls bowling team are our local sweet hearts, after winning their division in the Sectionals on Wednesday. Now on to Syracuse. Go Dunkirk!. The best prospect for ice fishing locally continues to be at Chautauqua Lake. Skip Bianco at Hogan’s Hut/Stow commented that


Water line work begins Monday in city on Route 60

Construction on a water line replacement will begin Monday on Maple Avenue, also Route 60, between Sixth and Seventh streets in Dunkirk. As a result of the construction portions of the northbound lane of Route 60 between Sixth and Seventh streets will be closed and traffic lanes will be shifted to t


Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer


Plans to Reopen Service at Chau­tauqua County Airport Remain Grounded

The Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport won't be re-opening anytime soon. A proposal submitted last May to restore service between Jamestown and Pittsburgh International Airport was rejected by the U.S. Department of Transportation.


FBI Updates Vehicle Description In Hunt For Bank Robber

The Buffalo FBI Office has released updated information regarding the Feb. 1 armed robbery of a Five Star Bank in Lakewood. On late Thursday, the FBI said it now believes the vehicle used in the robbery was an early 2000s model Ford F-150. Authorities originally believed the vehicle to be a 1997 or


Protest of move planned for Friday

These are Dunkirk First Ward Councilman Don Williams’ favorite phrases on the signs that community members have been creating to protest the relocation of Brooks Memorial Hospital to Route 20 in Fredonia.


(10:40 AM) Second Person Indicted In Jan. 30 Drive-By Shooting

A Chautauqua County Grand Jury has handed up a second indictment in a drive-by shooting at 2:48 a.m. Jan. 30. Corey M. Johnson, 19, has been indicted for three counts of attempted murder and one count of first-degree assault. One person was seriously injured after being struck in the face by a shot


Jamestown police put drug den out of business

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKBW) — Jamestown police have charged two men with running a drug house in the city and selling crack cocaine laced with fentanyl. Ryan Stills, 32, and Warren Dinkens, 55, are both charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.


Paving the way for visits to our waters

What is the best way for motorists or tourists to arrive at Dunkirk’s waterfront? That question has been a focal point by leaders and consultants in the effort to build on the city’s reputation of being a summer destination.


Katko, Brindisi invite Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to visit Upstate New York

WASHINGTON – Central New York’s two congressmen Friday invited Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to visit the region, urging him to consider the area for its HQ2 campus after the collapse of a deal in New York City.


Brooks Hospital's Move to Fredonia Not Sitting Well With Dunkirk Residents

Frank Beach of Dunkirk has collected close to 3,000 signatures and is set to hold a major rally Friday. Both are in opposition to Brooks Memorial Hospital moving from Central Avenue in Dunkirk to a vacant lot a few miles down the road on East Main Street in Fredonia.


Wrong-way driver on I-86 charged with DWI

A man who was driving the wrong way on Interstate 86 was arrested Saturday night for driving while intoxicated, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Jevin R. Kelderhouse, 59, of Lakewood was charged with DWI, DWI per se and operating in the wrong direction on a one-way highway. There


Deputies respond to campground for report of woman on fire

ARKWRIGHT, N.Y. (WKBW) — Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a woman on fire Thursday morning. The call came in from the Arkwright Hills Campground in the 7 a.m. hour.


Dunkirk girls bowling wins section title

CHEEKTOWAGA — The Dunkirk girls high school bowling team continued their fantastic season on Wednesday, winning a Section VI Class C title at Airport Lanes in Cheektowaga. Dunkirk placed second overall at the event out of the 41 teams that participated in Section VI, only losing to large school cham


Man charged with driving the wrong way while drunk on I-86

NORTH HARMONY, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Chautauqua County man has been charged with driving the wrong way while drunk on I-86. Deputies with the Sheriff's Office responded to reports of someone driving against traffic around 9 p.m. on Saturday.


Former Southern Tier Express GM arrested

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Travis Sanders, 32, of North Richland Hills, Texas, formerly of Jamestown, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with receipt and distribution of child pornography. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of five y


GPatti Enterprises Responds to Civil Complaint Filed by Jamestown Brewing Company

JAMESTOWN – The owner of the property that will soon be home to the Jamestown Brewing Company (JBC)is responding to a lawsuit filed in State Supreme Court claiming fraud and breach of contract.