• Investigation Into Chautauqua County Death Remains Ongoing One Year Later
    PORTLAND – The investigation into the death of 47-year-old Brian Heyden remains ongoing exactly one year, to the day, after his body was discovered just off of Route 20 in the Town of Portland. State Police Capt. Eric Balon told WNYNewsNow Friday that State Police are still treating Heyden’s death ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-21
  • Congressman Reed Stresses Importance Of JCC, Cassadaga Job Corps
    WASHINGTON-  Congressman Tom Reed said he believes the work that is being done at Jamestown Community College (JCC) and the Cassadaga Job Corps is valuable in providing important skills for the workplace. “Kudos to what is being done at JCC and kudos to what’s being done at the Job Corp ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-21
  • Firefighters Dispatched To Falconer Bowling Alley
    FALCONER – Fire fighters responded to a reported fire at the Falconer State Lanes Bowling Alley, 16 E. Main St., late Saturday morning. Chautaqua County Dispatch said that crews were dispatched to a report of smoke odor inside the business at 11:30 a.m. Fire crews from both Falconer and ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-20
  • 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. Police said Austin ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-20
  • Spectrum Deal Will Keep Company In New York State
    ALBANY – Charter Spectrum, under deep scrutiny by New York State, has reportedly reached a deal with the state to continue to do business in New York. WNYNews Now‘s news partner, WIVB, is reporting that Charter Spectrum has reached a deal with New York to keep the cable company in ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-20
  • Week In Review: A Look Back At This Week’s Trending Stories
    JAMESTOWN – WNYNewsNow takes a look back at this week’s trending stories. The stories are sorted by viewership and interaction. #5: The family of the 28 year-old man Gregory Gallaway, who died in the Chautauqua County Jail last week is seeking answers as to his sudden death. Authorities ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-20
  • 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. Laverne L. Riley, 38, is charged with two counts of second-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree reckless ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-20
  • Walmart SNAP Customers Can Now Buy Groceries Online
    WESTERN NEW YORK – Walmart has joined a two-year government pilot program that will allow low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New York State to shop and pay for their groceries online for the first time. The USDA has long required customers using electronic benefits transfer, or EBT, pay ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-20
  • WNYNewsNow Partners With Local Storm Chaser To Enhance Weather Coverage
    JAMESTOWN – WNYNewsNow is proud to announce we have partnered with ‘Chautauqua Weather Today’ to enhance our live streamed “wall-to-wall” severe weather coverage. Shawn Sweatman, the founder and lead storm chaser for Chautauqua Weather Today, has made his ‘claim to fame’ by live streaming video from his custom storm chaser ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-20
  • A Wet Weekend Ahead With Seasonable Temperatures
    JAMESTOWN – More rain is on the way to the region for this afternoon and through the holiday weekend but at least temperatures will be seasonable for this time of the year. A couple waves of Low pressure will be sweeping through area producing widespread to scattered rain ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-19
  • City Man Charged After Allegedly Assaulting Woman
    JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man was arrested following a domestic violence incident early Friday morning at 611 Washington St. Apt. 3, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Michael A. Weathers, 50, allegedly assaulted a female victim following a verbal argument. In addition, Weathers allegedly threatened the victim with a knife. ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-19
  • Duo Charged Following Alleged Burglary
    SHERIDAN – Two Gowanda residents are facing charges following a burglary at a Pennsylvania Avenue house in the Town of Sheridan Sunday. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office alleged that Trista Taggart, 32 and Ryan Taggart, 39, entered a shed without permission and took property that did not belong to them. Both ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-19
  • Lakewood Man Pleads Guilty To Sex Offense Of Minor
    MEADVILLE (Pa.) – A Lakewood man plead guilty in Crawford County (Pa.) Court on April 4 to a third-degree felony charge of corruption of minors, according to court records obtained by WNYNewsNow. In exchange for the plea from Donald C. Shriver, 74, charges of unlawful contact with a minor – ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-19
  • Man Charged After Allegedly Hitting Person With Broom
    JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man is facing charges after Jamestown Police said he hit a person in the head with a broom during an altercation Thursday night at a Maple Street house. Justin Anderson, 28, is charged with second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Police said Anderson hit a person ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-19
  • Jamestown Man Allegedly Strikes Police Cruiser, Arrested For DWI
    JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown man is facing DWI charges after New York State Police allege he struck a trooper’s vehicle during a stop.  David Miller, 65, is charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana. Police said they stopped Miller on East Second Street for ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-19
  • Jamestown Easter Egg Hunt Will Be Held Inside Due To Forecasted Weather
    JAMESTOWN – Due to adverse forecasted weather conditions, the City of Jamestown’s 72nd annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held inside the Allen Park Ice Rink. City officials announced the location change Thursday afternoon. The hunt will take place on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Children will be allowed into the ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-19
  • Family Of Inmate Who Died At Chautauqua County Jail Seeks Answers
    MAYVILLE – The family of a man who died last week at the Chautauqua County Jail is seeking answers. In an exclusive interview with our news partner WIVB News 4, Pattie Pusateri said her son Gregory Gallaway, 28, was fighting a drug problem when she convinced him to turn himself ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-19
  • Columbine Massacre: 20 Years Later
    LITTLETON, Co. – Much has changed since 13 people died at Columbine High School in 1999. But the pain is still palpable for survivors, and shootings persist despite the rise in campus security. Now, two decades later, survivors are reliving the horror they faced that day. Natasha Chen ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-19
  • Jamestown Police Seek Vehicle Involved in Hit-And-Run
    JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident that occurred Tuesday evening in front of UPMC Chautauqua on Foote Avenue. Police said the vehicle shown struck a pedestrian that was walking in the crosswalk, and left the scene without ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-18
  • A Warm Thursday Ahead Of A Soggy Holiday Weekend
    JAMESTOWN – A Warm front has passed on through and that will spike temperatures well into the 70s for this afternoon but some rain will be returning over the next few days. There is a chance for a thundershower or two through the afternoon as some rain spills in ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-18
  • New York State To Waive Tuition For Fallen Service Members’ Kids
    ALBANY – New York State will grant free state tuition and room and board to the families of New York military members who are killed or disabled while on duty. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the move Wednesday, days after Republican lawmakers accused the Democrat-led state Assembly of blocking legislation to ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-18
  • Mueller Report Released
    WASHINGTON – Special counsel Robert Mueller described a previously unknown example of the President’s attempts to curtail the investigation involving Trump’s former campaign aide Cory Lewandowski, according to information released Thursday from the U.S. Department of Justice. In the report, Mueller said that on June 19, 2017, Trump met in ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-18
  • Facebook Admits To Collecting Email Contacts Without User Knowledge
    MENLO PARK, Ca. – Facebook has admitted to collecting one-and-a-half million users’ email contacts without their consent. Facebook said Wednesday, users’ email contact lists had been unintentionally uploaded to Facebook following a design change almost two years ago. A Facebook spokesperson explained the firm did not realize this was happening ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-18
  • Tired Of Annoying Robocalls? Here’s How To Stop Them:
    WESTERN NEW YORK – Congress is taking steps to crack down on robocalls, but until something is done, there are some things you can do to stop the spam. Mary Moloney takes a closer look in today’s consumer watch. ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-18
  • JHS Celebrates 40th Annual Battle Of The Classes
    JAMESTOWN – Jamestown High School students celebrated their 40th annual battle of the classes Wednesday night at McElrath Gym.
    Image by Jamestown Public Schools.This year, students donated $11,000.19 to the Child Advocacy Program. The money was raised through a variety of different fundraisers leading up to the event. As ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-18
  • Jamestown Woman Charged With Driving While Ability Impaired By Drugs
    BEMUS POINT – A Jamestown woman is charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs following a motor vehicle accident Tuesday on Route 430, according to the New York State Police. Troopers said they responded for a report of a vehicle on its side in a ditch. Investigation reportedly revealed ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-18
  • City Woman Allegedly Tries To Strike Officer’s Face During Incident
    JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown woman allegedly attempted to strike a police officer in the face while officers were responding to a call for a disorderly person at UPMC Chautauqua’s Emergency Room Tuesday evening, according to the Jamestown Police Department.  Alyssa M. Mistretta, 24, reportedly became upset during an investigation before ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-18
  • Man Hit By Car, Driver Issued Ticket
    ALLEGANY – A Town of Allegany man was taken to Olean General Hospital after he was hit by a vehicle on Route 417 in the Town of Allegany Monday morning. Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Deputies said that Michael Fanton, 44, sustained an injury to his left arm in the crash. Deputies ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-18
  • DOT Driver Ticketed Following Crash
    ALLEGANY – A New York State Department of Transportation truck driver was ticketed following a crash on Route 417 in the Town of Allegany Monday. David Chase, 55, of Great Valley, was issued a traffic ticket after the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office said he struck power lines while traveling west ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-18
  • Two Jamestown Residents Face Federal Drug Charges
    BUFFALO – Two Jamestown residents were recently arrested and charged by criminal complaint, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  Douglas P. Beardsley, 33, and Camille Lopez, 18, are both charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, and possession of stolen ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-18

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