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Fredonia officer fatally shoots knife-wielding man, says officer's lawyer
A Fredonia police officer Monday afternoon fatally shot a man holding a knife and who refused to stop advancing on the officer, said an attorney hired by the village police union.
Police: Person shot dead after brandishing knife
A Monday afternoon shooting left a person dead in the village of Fredonia. Witnesses said the suspect apparently was shot by a Fredonia Police Department officer. The incident took place outside of 76 Liberty St. just before 2 p.m. Monday afternoon, though according to Fredonia Police Chief Brad Mey
Attorney For Fredonia Cop Confident Client Will Be Cleared
"I am very confident this will have a good outcome for the officer as it should," said Attorney Thomas Burton, regarding the Village of Fredonia police officer whom he now represents, and who was involved in a deadly shooting while on duty Monday.
Local Toys for Tots Drive Behind Pace for Annual Donation Campaign
JAMESTOWN – Organizers of the local Marine Toys for Tots campaign say they are behind pace on donations this year and are asking the community to come forward to make sure the program is a success.
They’re Calling This Julia Roberts Headline ‘The World’s Most Unfortunate Typo’ [Image]
Over the years, Julia Roberts will have read thousands of headlines about her – some favourable, and others less so. I’m not sure she will ever have read one quite like the effort from the Post-Journal newspaper out of Jamestown, New York, though, which was supposed to focus on how she’s enjoying a
County Executive to appear on ‘City Speaks’
This week’s guest on “City Speaks” to be aired beginning Thursday through Dec. 20 is Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello. Borrello will share information regarding many of the significant happenings in the city and county.
DNA links truck driver to another local rape case
A Mississippi man is being held on three million dollars bond after DNA allegedly links him to a second rape in the City of Erie. 57 year old Jerome Keyes has been arraigned on a new and lengthy list of crimes tonight. Erie Police filing charges against him including rape, aggravated assault and unl
Suspect in surgery after officer-involved shooting in Buffalo
A suspect is in surgery following an officer-involved shooting in Buffalo. Buffalo police said security from the Wegmans on Amherst Street reported a shoplifter at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday. An on-duty lieutenant who happened to be in the store was informed the suspect had ran.
Jamestown man jailed for allegedly assaulting a woman
HANOVER — A Jamestown man has been jailed for allegedly assaulting a woman Sunday night, sending her to the hospital. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, around 11 p.m. deputies were called to an address in the town of Hanover for a physical altercation. It is alleged that Kenneth M
UPDATE: 1 Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting
FREDONIA — One person was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Fredonia. Fredonia Chief Bradley Meyers said police responded to 176 Liberty St. shortly before 2 p.m. to assist with village firefighters for a male with an unknown medical condition in a locked bathroom. Meyers said the person “at
Jamestown, NY’s Post-Journal sees “Julia Roberts finds life and her holes get better with age” headline go viral
We do enjoy a good newspaper headline mistake around here, from “analize the analytics” to “Iowa wary of Frazier” to Packers’ center Ringo Starr to Aaron/Keith Hernandez to “Jack off to promising start.” And the latest one comes from the Jamestown, New York Post-Journal, which ran a headline (for an
Somber moment in the village
Shocking and sad. How else do you describe what happened on Monday afternoon on a normally quiet Liberty Street?. Residents who were out in the aftermath described a simpler time — and a family atmosphere in the neighborhood when everyone seemed to look out for everyone else. Those were much more in
Landis finds hope in audit
A letter in today’s OBSERVER from Fredonia Mayor Athanasia Landis states the village is “heading in the right direction” and is fiscally stable. Landis, in the letter published on the Opinion page today, also takes aim at the former village administrator though she does not name him. Richard St. Geo
Hillbillies down St. Mary’s in home opener, 65-53
The electricity was in the air during the Hillbillies boys basketball team’s home opener on Monday night. Hosting St. Mary’s in a non-league game with little on the line, the Fredonia faithful still showed up big to bring their support, as the ‘Billies, fueled by the crowd powered past the Lancers,
Vehicle hits house in Fredonia
At about 10 p.m. Sunday night, the Fredonia Fire and Police departments responded to a report of a car into a house at 10 Houghton St. On arrival, firefighters said they found a car had crashed through a covered porch on the front of a house. No injuries were reported. The accident is under investig
Salvation Army notes decrease in donations
Bells are ringing, but donations are lessening. That is the word from the annual Red Kettle Campaign in Dunkirk, which is down $9,000 as of Dec. 3 compared to one year ago. “Our annual Red Kettle Campaign is running behind and we need the community’s support to meet our goal this year,” said Major C
Car hits porch in Fredonia
A car hit a porch near the corner of Houghton and Seymour streets in Fredonia Sunday night about 10 p.m., causing damage. An officer at the scene said the car’s driver was arrested. No other information was immediately available.
WMH president discusses priorities at Rotary session
WESTFIELD — During the Nov. 20 meeting of the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club, which was held at The Parkview in Westfield, Club President Elect John “Doc” Hamels introduced Valarie Jackson, Westfield Memorial Hospital (WMH) President, as the guest presenter. Jackson, who assumed her role on Aug. 13
Dunkirk, Randolph Advance In Westfield; Silver Creek, Cassadaga Valley Prevail At Hae Jude
WESTFIELD — Dunkirk proved even a deficit on the road in Westfield couldn’t stop this year’s team, as the Marauders came from behind to beat Westfield/Brocton, 64-50, in the opening round of the Westfield Tip-Off Tournament.
Clymer tops Westfield/Brocton in Winter Classic’s third place game
WESTFIELD — From the play on Saturday evening, you would have not thought the Lady Wolverines were playing in the consolation game. Westfield/Brocton hosted the Clymer Lady Pirates in what was an exhilarating third place game at the Westfield Winter Classic, resulting in the Lady Pirates winning, 41