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Spectrum reaches deal to stay in New York State

ALBANY, NY (WROC) - Charter Spectrum has reached a deal with New York it says will keep the cable company in New York State. Last year, the state's Public Service Commission sought to kick Spectrum out of New York and cancel its approval of the company merger with Time Warner after state officials s


Allegany County sales tax goes red for 1st time in over a year

BELMONT — After more than a year in the black, Allegany County’s sales tax revenue turned red in the latest figures received by the Treasurer’s Office. The county fell short of its month-by-month comparison by $35,857.11. The three previous figures this year were in the black, beating the 2018 total


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.


Courthouse set to welcome businesses

HORNELL — "I have something to tell you. It's good news, but you probably want to sit down for this." That is what Dalton Cady told his fiance after purchasing the old Steuben County Courthouse in Hornell at an auction in December.


Allegany County 4-H fundraiser "Project Clover Aid"

ANGELICA — Overwhelming amounts of ice and raging rivers caused the 92-year-old Spencer Dam located in Spencer, Nebraska to breach on March 14. Between freezing cold temperatures, snow, ice and flooding, over one million head of cattle were left dead, over a million acres of crop land was left under


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


New Bacon Store Hits Upstate New York

Bacon, bacon, bacon. It's truly the ingredients of happiness. In New York, a whole new store is dedicated to bacon. According to the Times Union, For the Love of Bacon is set to open in Rotterdam. This store is a short drive from CNY, within a hour or so. It will be affiliated with local Mariaville


Hospital volunteers honored at JMH

WELLSVILLE — In celebration of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, Jones Memorial Hospital recently honored its dedicated volunteers with a special luncheon and gifts of appreciation.


Lawsuits filed over alleged Conservative, Independence irregularities

LITTLE VALLEY — Lawsuits were filed in state Supreme Court Wednesday alleging state Election Law irregularities that threaten to strip dozens of candidates in Cattaraugus County — mostly Republicans — of their Conservative and Independence ballot lines.


417 bridge project OK'd

WELLSVILLE — Allegany County’s busiest bridge will soon be a whole lot safer for pedestrians. Officials from Jones Memorial Hospital, the Village of Wellsville, LC Whitford Co. the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) gathered Monday for a m


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.


Cuomo: Netflix Expanding in NYC, Adding Jobs, Sound Stages

Netflix will expand its operations in New York City, adding 127 jobs in its Manhattan marketing and development office and building six sounds stages in Brooklyn where thousands of productions jobs will be located, New York officials announced Thursday.


Sewage sabotage in the city

HORNELL — The Church Street bridge over Canacadea Creek has been out of commission in the City of Hornell for several days. During a meeting of the City's Board of Public Works on Thursday, DPW Foreman Rob Guy revealed that the closure was due to the need to correct a sewage line collapse at the loc


Upstate New York Dealing With Pop­u­lation Decline, Officials Concerned

It's become a common theme for upstate New York over the last several decades: More people moving out than moving in. "The Southern Tier is in the fastest state of decline. Northern New York, the Adirondacks, have been declining for quite a while. In the heart of New York, you see Chenango County lo


N.Y. state population continues to decline

ALBANY (AP) — New numbers from the U.S. Census show New York state’s population continued to decline last year. According to figures released Thursday, the state’s total population dropped by more than 48,000 between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018, to a total of 19.5 million.


Turtlepoint woman asks for trial in gun assault case

SMETHPORT — A Turtlepoint woman asked for a jury trial for a case in which she’s accused of shooting her then-boyfriend in the pelvic area, seriously injuring him, in 2018.


Cam’s Pizzeria chain founders charged with defrauding state of nearly $400K (report)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The husband and wife who founded the Cam’s Pizzeria pizza chain were indicted Thursday on 78 felony counts for tax fraud, grand larceny and other charges, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.


St. Bonaventure student charged with driving drunk after on-campus collisions

OLEAN, N.Y. (WIVB) - A St. Bonaventure University student has been charged with aggravated DWI following two separate hit-and-run incidents. On Wednesday, New York State Troopers say they observed Nathan Prisella, 19, showing signs of impairment.


N.J. man charged with arson attempt at St. Patrick’s Cathedral held for psychiatric evaluation at N.Y. hospital

The 37-year-old New Jersey man charged with attempted arson after police say he brought two gas containers, lighter fluid and lighters into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Wednesday night has been sent to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, his attorney said Friday.


Eldred man pleads guilty to assault on juvenile

SMETHPORT — An Eldred man pleaded guilty Thursday in McKean County Court to allegations he assaulted a juvenile. Gregory A. Densmore, 29, entered the plea to a charge of endangering the welfare of a child. According to Assistant District Attorney Bridget Murphy, on Dec. 16, Densmore was supervising