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Vehicle fire leads to drug charges in Chautauqua County

A vehicle fire led to drug charges against a Falconer man Sunday afternoon. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies said they were investigating a report of a vehicle on fire in a field on Rout 380 in Ellery about 5:50 p.m. Sunday when they discovered the driver of the vehicle was impaired by drugs.


ROLLOVER: No one injured in one-car crash

OBSERVER Photo by Jo Ward. A truck suffered a rollover on Ellicott Road near Highland Avenue in the village of Brocton Monday. According to Chautauqua County Sheriff Deputies on the scene there were no injuries. Responding agencies were the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Portland and Brocton Fi


Mexican man arrested for child pornography in Chautauqua Co.

DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Police arrested a Mexico citizen living in Dunkirk for possession of child pornography involving a prepubescent minor. Officers said 25-year-old David Flores-Torres pleaded guilty on Friday.


New York State Man Steals Little Debbie Snack Truck

Maybe this guy just really wanted a Zebra Cake or one of their Oatmeal Creme Pies? In one of the state's stranger stories, WETM is reporting that an Elmira man allegedly took off in a Little Debbie snack delivery truck Monday. The 38 year-old man reportedly stole the truck from a loading dock.


Vote for marijuana legalization in N.J. held off; what it means for N.Y.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Talk about a buzz kill. Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey were in for a letdown Monday when the state’s top lawmakers canceled a vote to do just that, knowing they didn’t have the necessary votes to push the bill through.


Chautauqua County Art Teachers Exhibition, reception to be held at Fredonia Technology Incubator

The Fredonia Technology Incubator will be holding on display the Chautauqua County Art Teachers Exhibition from now to May 3. The exhibition includes 13 works of art by six artists who teach in Chautauqua County elementary, middle, and high schools.


Another Sears has closed, but it's not a department store

The Fredonia Sears Hometown Store has closed, according to the company's website. The store was located at 3725 E. Main St. in the Town of Pomfret near Fredonia. The closing was not associated with the Sears bankruptcy.


Legally blind artist sees self, Westfield in new ways

WESTFIELD — Known originally as the “Cross Roads,” the village of Westfield occupies one of the most well-known intersections in Chautauqua County. In 1802, the village was settled at the intersection of the Old Portage Trail (now Portage Street or Route 394), that runs from Barcelona Harbor to the


Fredonia Sears Store Apparently Shuts Down

FREONIA — It appears the Fredonia Sears store is no more. On Monday, the Hometown Sears store located at 3725 E. Main Road, in the town of Pomfret was completely empty. A representative with Lake Shore Savings Bank was at the property, inspecting it. He said the building was owned by their bank but


New York lawmaker wants to raise upstate limo insurance minimums

In wake of deadly Schoharie crash, State Sen. Neil Breslin seeks change. State Sen. Neil Breslin is pushing legislation that would significantly raise the minimum insurance requirements that upstate limousine companies have on their vehicles.


(9:15 AM) City Man Jailed After Police Find Heroin, Meth

A Jamestown man was jailed early Tuesday after officers allegedly found him with heroin and methamphetamine. Officers were on patrol around 2 a.m. in the area of Columbia Avenue and Myrtle Street when they reported observing a male with what appeared to be a handgun in his waistband. The object turn


City Man Charged After Injuring Medical Professional

WARREN, Pa. — A Jamestown man has been charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly injured a medical professional who was trying to administer to him. Warren City Police charged 66-year-old George Boyer with one count of felony aggravated assault after a reported incident at 1:30 a.m. on Marc


Man Charged After Crash Causes Car To Catch Fire

ELLERY — A Falconer man faces several charges after a crash Sunday afternoon that left his vehicle on fire in a field. According to a police report, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Route 380 in Ellery for a report of a vehicle on fire in a field. An investigation showed Charles W.


Trio Arrested For Disturbance In Sherman

SHERMAN – Three people were arrested Saturday following a late night public disturbance in the Village of Sherman. New York State Police said Tristan Miller-Pierce, 20, of Brocton, Kyle Cambria, 20, of Portland, and Tyler Dalton, 19, of Falconer, are charged with disorderly conduct.


UPDATE: Police Seek Info After Motocross Bikes Stolen Tuesday

The theft of three small motocross motorcycles from a Jamestown business is under investigation. Two of the mini motorcycles were recovered shortly after the burglary around 6 a.m. at Hector’s Powersports, 1200 E. Second St.


Two Arrested After Meth, Fentanyl Found at Jamestown, N.Y. Residence

Police arrested two people after they found meth and fentanyl at a Jamestown, N.Y. residence Monday. Officers were called to the 100 block of Lakeview Ave. around 9:36 a.m. for an order of protection being violated.


Trio of motorcycles stolen in pre-dawn burglary

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKBW) — Jamestown Police are hunting for a trio of burglars who took off with three motorcycles early Tuesday morning. Investigators say two of the suspects broke in through a window at Hector's Cycle on E. 2nd Street while a third suspect waited outside. The suspects then stole thr


Assault charges for New York man

A New York man has been charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly injured a medical professional who was trying to administer to him. City of Warren Police charged George Boyer, 66, of Jamestown, N.Y., with one count of felony aggravated assault after a reported incident at 1:30 a.m. Sunday


Skinner to practice at Alabama

The Alabama Crimson Tide are thought of as one of the best — if not the best — college football programs in the country, as they consistently compete for the national championship and produce high-end NFL talent. Recently, Fredonia’s own Jake Skinner has caught notice of the football powerhouse. Ski


Nine nurses in the same labor unit are all due at the same time

A baby boom is coming to the labor and delivery unit of a Maine hospital, where nine of its nurses will give birth to their babies around the same time. The labor and delivery nurses at Maine Medical Center in Portland are all due between April and July.