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Head-on collision on Rt. 60
OBSERVER Photo by Gregory Bacon. There was a two-vehicle head-on collision on Route 60, Fredonia, in front of the Kwik Fill gas station around 11:45 a.m. Friday. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Both the Fredonia Police and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.
Inmate dies at Chautauqua County Jail
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Pattie Pusateri's eyes tear up at the irony of her son, Gregory Gallaway, 28, dying while in custody at the Chautauqua County Jail in Mayville. Pusateri and other family members convinced Gallaway to turn himself in to authorities to get help for his drug problem.
Mayville Easter Egg Hunt Held
The Mayville Fire Department held its annual Easter egg hunt recently at Lakeside Park in Mayville. With support of the community the department gave away six bicycles with helmets, board games, chocolate rabbits and more, as well as 7,000 filled eggs scattered throughout the park. The Easter Bunny
Chautauqua County Family Court moving to Mayville
BUFFALO, N.Y. — All Chautauqua County Family Court proceedings will convene in Mayville starting on June 10 in the county’s family courthouse. For more on this story, please visit the Buffalo Business First site.
New York state tax revenues plummet by $3.7 billion
New York state tax revenues fell by $3.7 billion, or 4.7 percent, last year — the largest collapse since the 9/11 attacks — but officials downplayed the significance. Trying to find a bright side, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said things could have been worse since a surge in collections last m
CSX train engine catches fire in North East Borough
A CSX train was stopped in North East Borough on Friday evening after its second engine caught fire, authorities reported. The fire on the engine occurred on the CSX tracks near Smedley and Clay streets. The fire was reported at 7:06 p.m. There were no reports of injuries.
Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Hold Training Courses
MAYVILLE- The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office held training courses for the New York State Division of Criminal Justices Services last week. The courses engaged authorities in 120 hours of training which provided police officers better capabilities to preserve, protect, and collect evidence at al
Andrew Cuomo arrives at the New York International Auto Show in style
Even the governor has given up on the subways. Gov. Cuomo rolled up to the annual New York International Auto Show Saturday morning in a Roush Mustang, flanked by comic actor Tracy Morgan.
Chautauqua County Executive Borrello Releases Campaign Video
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NY – Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello today released a video officially announcing his campaign for State Senate. Borrello, running as the endorsed Republican, Conservative and Independent, is seeking to represent the 57th District in the wake of Senator Cathy Young’s r
Jamestown Resident Charged After Allegedly Pepper Spraying 5-Year-Old
JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown resident is facing charges after Jamestown Police said they pepper sprayed a 5-year-old during a reported fight at 320 Newland Ave. Friday morning.
Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats spreads to N.J., N.Y., Pa. Fatal case reported in Michigan.
An outbreak of listeria linked to sliced deli meats has spread to four states including New Jersey, and one person has died from the infection in Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
HIRING 716: Governor Cuomo creates task force to train for jobs in auto industry
Hiring 716 is WKBW's new initiative committed to highlighting job opportunities, challenges and success stories in Western New York. Learn more at Hiring716.com. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the creation of the Excelsior Automotive Technician Task Force, which will develop progr
Woman Injured In Domestic Incident, City Man Arrested
JAMESTOWN – Upon investigating a reported domestic incident at 8:35 a.m., Saturday, at 45 W. 11th St., Jamestown Police said they found a woman with a facial injury. Terrance L. Austin, 60, of Jamestown, was charged with third-degree assault and taken to the Jamestown Jail pending arraignment. Polic
Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade
NEW YORK (AP) - New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison
The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.
North East man charged in Erie gun probe
Erie police accuse a North East man of having a stolen gun that he attempted to sell in the city on Thursday night. Benjamin A. Coletta, 19, was arraigned Friday morning by Erie 2nd Ward District Judge Paul Urbaniak on charges including felony counts of carrying a firearm without a license, sale to
Vaillancourt Hurls Maple Grove Past Panama, 8-4
BEMUS POINT — Maple Grove is now 5-1 overall and 4-0 against CCAA Division 2 West opponents after an 8-4 win over Panama on Thursday. Darren Vaillancourt led the winners on the mount with an 11-strikeout, two-hit performance that included a pair of hit batters.
Portville Man Arrested on Drug Charge
STOW, NY – A Portville man was arrested Thursday and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. State troopers from Jamestown arrested Brian Parker, 38, after he was pulled over on I-86 in Stow for a traffic violation. Police said a search of Parker and his vehicle revealed a jar containing eigh
Nearly a year after fire, historic church building set to reopen soon
FREDONIA, N.Y. (WIVB) -- - A historic church building in Fredonia is getting a major makeover after it caught fire nearly a year ago. Church leaders say they plan to be back in the building by summer.
Alstar Workers Seek Pay Increase
Employees of Alstar EMS, the largest provider of emergency services in Chautauqua County, are hoping to receive an increase in pay as contract talks with the company have stalled.