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Dunkirk woman found not guilty in boyfriend's shooting death sentenced on weapons charge

DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Dunkirk woman who was found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of her boyfriend has been sentenced on a weapons charge.Rebecca Ruiz was found guilty by jury of second degree criminal possession of a weapon.She was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison and five yea

WIVB - 2018-06-19 19:37:33

Gowanda family charged after drug raid

Gowanda police and members of the Southern Tier Drug Task Force recovered heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and Suboxone after executing a search warrant at an Allen Street home, police said in a news release issued Tuesday.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-06-20 12:47:39

More than a Dozen Charged in ‘Operation Meltdown’ Federal Methamphetamine Bust

JAMESTOWN – A joint effort by local, state, and federal authorities has led to the arrest of 18 individuals involved with allegedly trafficking and selling methamphetamine.

WRFALP.COM - 2018-06-20 13:49:26

Multi-state drug bust nabs Fredonia man

During a press conference Tuesday at City Hall in Jamestown, Joseph Karaszewski, criminal chief for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, announced federal indictments for many of the people involved in the trafficking of methamphetamine in the area. The conspiracy dates as far back as 2013, though current ch

OBSERVER TODAY - 2018-06-20 00:00:00

Ruiz sentenced to six years

Ruiz was acquitted of all charges but the second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in March. The charges stemmed from a shooting incident that occurred around 10 p.m. on July 6, 2017 at 141 Lake Shore Drive East in the city. She was first charged with second-degree murder in the death of Julian

OBSERVER TODAY - 2018-06-20 00:00:00

Sheridan expected to approve inter-municipal water agreement soon

“This will allow, through a shared service agreement Chautauqua County instituted a number of years ago. … basically different equipment can be shared back and forth,”Walker said.“It explains how it’s going to happen, where the billing is going to be done.”

OBSERVER TODAY - 2018-06-21 00:00:00

11:30 AM: Trio Charged After Meth-Making Items Found

Charged were 40-year-old Jessica Rumsey of Fredonia, 25-year-old Andrew M. Lindstrom of Fredonia and 29-year-old Tyler A Jaynes of Silver Creek after deputies with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office responded around 11 p.m. Wednesday to a tip of three people trespassing at 5251 Webster Road in P

POST-JOURNAL - 2018-06-21 00:00:00

Dunkirk student has lunch with DPD

Submitted Photo Josiah Adorno, from Mrs. Rukavina’s 4th grade class, enjoys breakfast with Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano, officers Tom Rozumalski and Roberto Fred and Tim Hortons owners, Gina and Dave Kron.

OBSERVER TODAY - 2018-06-21 00:00:00

16 busted for drug trafficking in Jamestown

Federal, state, and Jamestown law enforcement agencies have been investigating them since November of 2017. They intercepted a package containing more than 2 pounds of meth. Postal investigators say the drug was sent to California from Mexico, repackaged and sent to Jamestown.

WKBW-TV - 2018-06-19 22:47:21

Dunkirk Woman Acquitted of Murder Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison on Illegal Weapon Conviction

MAYVILLE – The Dunkirk Woman who was found not guilty of murdering her boyfriend last summer will still have to spend time in prison on an illegal weapon possession charge.Chautauqua County District AttorneyPatrick Swansonsaid 29-year-oldRebecca Ruizwas sentenced Tuesday in County Court to a 6 years

WRFALP.COM - 2018-06-20 12:15:28

Ruiz Sentenced In Dunkirk ’17 Shooting Death Case

During the hearing Tuesday, District Attorney Patrick Swanson asked the court to impose the maximum sentence against Ruiz, arguing that if it weren’t for Ruiz illegally possessing the firearm, Duman would be alive today.

POST-JOURNAL - 2018-06-20 00:00:00

Jamestown man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography

Steven Fetterman, 36, was found in possession of 1,720 videos and 13,838 photography images of child pornography on Nov. 19, 2015, prosecutors said.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-06-20 02:53:16

Updated: Sweeping Raids Tied To Meth Trafficking

Members of several local, state and federal agencies discuss "Operation Melt Down," a large-scale drug trafficking ring that brought methamphetamine from Mexico to California and eventually Western New York. P-J photo by Eric Tichy


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.


10:45 AM: ‘Narcotics Conspiracy’ In City To Be Discussed At Press Conference

At the press conference, scheduled for 1 p.m., will be Joseph Karaszewski, criminal chief for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, as well as representatives from the Jamestown Police Department, New York State Police, FBI, DEA, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and United State Postal Insp


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


Fredonia Church Tower Torn Down ‘Piece By Piece’

Tony Maxwell, project manager from GC3, a construction company which works for GuideOne Insurance, was overseeing the process.


Polls are open in some sites

The four others entities are school revotes. Westfield, apparently, confused some voters with a recent mailing saying the vote takes place May 15. That vote has happened — and is why another vote takes place today. The budget then was rejected — and voters also now have to decide on purchasing a new


NRG’s rights ‘expired,’ NYISO says

Brad Jones, president and chief executive officer of the NYISO, notes in a commentary this morning in the OBSERVER 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 years af


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.