• WATCH: Mayville Ice Castle Lights Up The Night
    MAYVILLE – The Mayville Ice Castle lit up the night Friday during the first evening of the Presidents Day Weekend Winter Festival at Lakeside Park. Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.The castle is part of an annual festival that started in 1987, and has grown ever since. In an interview with the President ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-15
  • Gusty Winds Remain Through The Afternoon; Chilly Weekend Ahead
    JAMESTOWN – Temperatures have been going the wrong direction throughout the day as a Cold front has swept on by, bringing some stronger wind gusts along with it as well. The National Weather Service maintains the Wind Advisory for Chautauqua County until 7 PM this evening. While the strongest winds are ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-15
  • One Person Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash On Gerry-Ellington Road
    GERRY – One person died following a serious single-vehicle crash near 2571 Gerry-Ellington Road Friday morning. Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson told WNYNewsNow’s Matt Hummel, who is on scene, that another person was taken to a regional hospital. Swanson did not specify what hospital or details of the victims. The Gerry ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-15
  • Trump Declares National Emergency To Build Southern Border Wall
    WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump, calling the influx of illegal immigrants “an invasion” today declared a national emergency to build a southern border wall. “We’re going to do it one way or another, we have to do it,” Trump said as he addressed the nation shortly after 10 ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-15
  • Hoops For Hospice Raises More Than $5,000
    FALCONER – The ninth annual Hoops for Hospice charity basketball game at Falconer Central School raised over $5,000 Thursday night during the JV and Varsity Girls basketball game. Falconer Girls Varsity Basketball Coach Emily Scholeno said all the proceeds go to the Chautauqua County Hospice Group. This year the fundraiser was ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-15
  • Second Suspect Indicted In Jamestown Drive-By Shooting
    JAMESTOWN – A Chautauqua County Grand Jury has returned a second indictment in connection with a drive-by shooting on North Main Street near West Ninth Street, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Corey M. Johnson, 19, of Jamestown, is charged with three counts of attempted murder and one count of ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-15
  • Cuomo Blasts Lawmakers As Amazon Cites Political Opposition As Reason For Dumping New York HQ
    NEW YORK – Amazon, citing opposition from state and local politicians, has decided not to go forward with building a new headquarters in Long Island City and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeing red and saying the opposition must be held accountable. “After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-15
  • Catt County DA Rieman Announces Pleas And Sentences
    LITTLE VALLEY – Cattaraugus County District Attorney Lori Pettit Rieman reported the following activity on Monday in Cattaraugus County Court.  Arraignments: Christopher Dupont, 31, of Salamanca, plead not guilty to an indictment charging him with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminally using of drug paraphernalia. According to Rieman, in ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-15
  • Man Charged After Falconer Domestic Incident
    FALCONER – On Wednesday, Town of Ellicott Police responded to a report of a previous domestic incident in the Village of Falconer. Brandon M. Gifford, no age or address given, allegedly subjected the victim to unwanted physical contact while there was a child less than 17 years old present. Gifford was ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-15
  • Woman Charged With Harassment Following Altercation
    ELLICOTT – On Wednesday, Town of Ellicott Police charged a woman after an incident which occurred last Friday. Jennifer L. Stewart, no address or age given, was charged with second-degree harassment after an altercation occurred Feb. 8,no location given. Police allege Stewart struck another individual multiple times during the incident. Stewart is due ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-15
  • Man Sentenced For Child Pornography In Cattaraugus County
    BUFFALO – A California man was sentenced Thursday after he was convicted of production of child pornography involving a Cattaraugus County Teen in January 2017. The U.S. Attorney’s office announced that Loren Glen Warner, 29, of Fresno, CA, will serve 20 years in prison and 15 years supervised release. Prosecutors said the ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-15
  • CARTS To Host Free Rides This Saturday
    JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System, CARTS, will be offering free fixed route rides on Saturday. Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities Director Brad Bently told WNYNewsNow the buses will be running in Jamestown and Dunkirk area. “Take advantage of the CARTS promotion for Saturday service during the Presidents’ Day ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-15
  • Duo Charged With Possession Following Raid Of City Apartment
    JAMESTOWN – Two people were charged after Jamestown Police executed a search warrant at 42 W. 10th St. Thursday afternoon. Ryan J. Stills, 32, and Warren E. Dinkens, 55, were charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after Jamestown Police said they found a quantity of crack ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-14
  • JPD Alleges Silver Creek Man Possessed Six Grams Of Fentanyl/Meth Mixture During Arrest
    JAMESTOWN – A Silver Creek man was arrested Thursday afternoon while allegedly in possession of six grams of a fentanyl/methamphetamine mixture, as well as more than $11,000 in cash, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Police report they originally took Jesse S. Nahrebeski, 24, into custody on a valid bench ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-14
  • PA State Police Seek Information After Lewd Pictures Were Sent To Students
    SUGAR GROVE – The Pennsylvania State Police are asking for the public’s help after a number of girls were sent lewd pictures via Snapchat in January.  Investigators said that a parent filed a complaint that his 14-year-old daughter received lewd photos from another student at her school. Upon investigation, police reportedly learned ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-14
  • Congressman Reed Agrees With Chautauqua County DA’s Stance On Criminal Justice Reform Ideas
    WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom Reed said he’s in agreement with Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson regarding the criminal justice reform ideas that are being discussed in Albany. During a recent one-on-one with WNYNewsNow, Swanson said that the ideas, if approved, would be detrimental to victims, witnesses and the community at-large. ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-14
  • New York Governor Signs Child Victims Act Into Law
    NEW YORK – Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially signed the Child Victims Act into law Thursday morning. The act extends the statute of limitations so sexual abuse victims have more time to seek criminal charges or sue their abusers. In addition, the law will open a one-year window for lawsuits now barred by ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-14
  • Lawyer Says He’s Interested In Receiving Democratic Nod For Jamestown Mayor
    JAMESTOWN – A local lawyer said he’s interested in seeking the Democratic endorsement for Jamestown City Mayor. Jamestown native Eddie Sundquist told WNYNewsNow Thursday morning that he’s interested, but he doesn’t know what will be decided by the City Democratic Committee. “I have expressed interest in it, but I don’t know ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-14
  • Jamestown Republicans Postpone Mayoral Endorsement
    JAMESTOWN – City Republicans postponed making a decision Wednesday night to determine who they’ll endorse for mayor. Mayoral candidate Andrew Liuzzo told WNYNewsNow Thursday morning that “nothing was decided” during the first meeting. Liuzzo said that a second meeting has been tentatively scheduled for Tuesday. When asked why the decision was postponed to ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-14
  • Cuomo: Salt’s Wrong, Congress Needs To Right The Wrong
    NEW YORK – New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo wants Congress to step in and stop the so-called “SALT” cap. SALT stands for State and Local Taxes. The cap limits how much Americans are allowed to deduct those taxes from their federal bills. It was a part of the ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-14
  • Emergency Crews Respond To Arkwright Campground For Report Of Woman On Fire
    ARKWRIGHT – A number of fire departments, EMS personnel, and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a woman on fire at the Arkwright Hills Campground, 2942 Rt. 83, Thursday morning. As of just before 8 a.m. Cassadaga Fire Department, Sheridan Fire Department, Chautauqua County EMS and the ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-14
  • Cattaraugus County K9 Officer Donated New Body Armor
    LITTLE VALLEY – Cattaraugus County K9 Officer Nichols is set to receive a bullet and stab proof vest thanks to donations from Vested Interest In K9’s Inc and the Cattaraugus-Little Valley School District. The non-profit, headquartered about 40 miles south of Boston, MA in East Taunton, specializes in providing bullet and stab-protective gear along with ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-14
  • Ice Castle Lighting To Take Place Friday Night
    MAYVILLE –  The Presidents Day Weekend Winter Festival is set to take place on Friday evening at 6 p.m. for the opening ceremony and lighting of the Ice Castle at Lakeside Park in Mayville. On Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m., there are multiple events that are fit for ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-14
  • Falconer Hoops For Hospice Fundraiser Rescheduled Due To Weather Concerns
    FALCONER – The annual hoops for hospice fundraiser scheduled for Wednesday night will now take place Thursday evening after the event was rescheduled due to deteriorating weather conditions. Event coordinator and Falconer Girls Varsity Coach Emily Scholeno told WNYNewsNow that both the JV and Varsity Girls Basketball will now take place at ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-13
  • Former Southern Tier Xpress GM Faces Federal Charges Child Pornography Charges
    BUFFALO –  The former General Manager and assistant coach for Jamestown’s NA3HL team, the Southern Tier Xpress, is facing charges of receipt and distribution of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Former Jamestown resident, Travis D. Sanders, 32, of, North Richland Hills, Texas, was charged by criminal complaint ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-13
  • First Defense: Lake Effect Snow Continues Into Tonight
    JAMESTOWN – As we talked about yesterday, lake effect has set up on the back edge of this storm system across the Southern Tier for this afternoon. The National Weather Service has reissued the Winter Weather Advisory for much of the Southern Tier and Erie County PA as well until ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-13
  • Lakewood Man Charged With Sex Offenses Against Minor
    EAST MEAD TOWNSHIP (Pa.) – A Lakewood man allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with a 12-year-old male during a time period of Aug. 18-20, 2017, on South Wayland Road, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.  Donald C. Shriver, 74, of Lakewood, is charged with third-degree felony charges of corruption of minors ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-13
  • Trump, Cuomo Meet At White House, Talk Abortion, Taxes And Infrastructure
    WASHINGTON – At the request of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), President Donald Trump met with Cuomo Tuesday during a closed-door meeting in the Oval Office. In a statement to the media, White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said the two discussed a series of topics including abortion, taxes and ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-13
  • Huntley Hearing Held For Woman Charged In Death Of Busti Man
    LITTLE VALLEY – Various submissions were made Monday afternoon in Cattaraugus County Court during a Huntley Hearing for Marylou Johnson, the Busti woman who is charged with manslaughter in the April death of Busti man Wilfredo Colon-Rodriguez, Jr., according to a court clerk, who responded Wednesday morning to WNYNewsNow’s email. The clerk told ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-13
  • Jamestown Brewing Company Files Suit Against GPatti Enterprises
    BUFFALO – The Jamestown Brewing Company, which has experienced numerous delays in opening its doors, is suing the building owner and person responsible for developing the structure at 119 E. 3rd St, the site of the former Lilian V. Ney Renaissance Center. Jamestown Brewing Company (JBC) is the plaintiff in a suit against ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-13

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