• Man Arrested In Warrant Check
    MAYVILLE – A Mayville man was arrested following a warrant check Wednesday in the Village of Mayville, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.  James R. Mawhir, 29, reportedly had an active arrest warrant for criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. Mawhir was placed into custody ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-23
  • Second Push To Legalize Recreational Marijuana In New York State Underway
    ALBANY – Lawmakers are working on a second push to legalize recreational marijuana. The new bills come after an effort to include cannabis legalization in the state budget failed earlier this year. The bill’s sponsor in the New York State Assembly, Democratic Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, called for a comprehensive ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-23
  • Local Vietnam Veteran Presented With Honorary Diploma
    JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown resident who did not finish his senior year in high school because he went to serve in Vietnam was awarded a diploma at Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting. Sergeant Timothy Pickett received his diploma through Operation Recognition, a program that honors Veterans of World ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-23
  • Police Cracking Down On Drunk, Impaired Driving This Memorial Day
    WESTERN NEW YORK – New York State Police and local law enforcement will be stepping up patrols to combat drunk and impaired driving this Memorial Day weekend. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that the STOP-DWI enforcement period starts on Friday, May 24 and runs through Monday, ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-23
  • New JHS Principal Appointed
    JAMESTOWN – Jamestown High School will soon have a new principal.
    Rosemary BradleyThe Jamestown Board of Education appointed Dr. Rosemary Bradley as the new Jamestown High School principal during Wednesday’s board of education meeting. Dr. Bradley will assume the role effective July 1, 2019. Current principal, Dr. Mike McElrath, ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-22
  • First Defense: Potent Thunderstorms Likely On Thursday
    JAMESTOWN – After a rather cloudy and milder Wednesday, showers and storms will fire tomorrow with the potential that some of them could be severe. Throughout the afternoon today, clouds will be on the increase across the area. There is the chance of catching a shower or two but ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-22
  • Man Charged In Kennedy Accident
    KENNEDY – Two Cattaraugus County residents were uninjured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning at the corner of Watkins and Waterboro Hill Roads, according to New York State Police.  A vehicle, driven by Matthew J. Capella, 36, of Springville, was traveling westbound on Watkins Road at Waterboro Hill Road when ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-22
  • JPD Seizes Large Quantity Of Heroin During Traffic Stop, Woman Charged
    JAMESTOWN – A joint investigation by the Jamestown Metro and Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Forces led to the seizure of 51.1 grams of heroin and a small quantity of crystal meth from a vehicle that was pulled over on Fluvanna Avenue Extension Tuesday afternoon. Stacey J. Peterson, 32, is ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-22
  • Jamestown Man Wanted For Parole Violation Arrested In Traffic Stop
    WESTFIELD – A Jamestown man wanted by the New York State Parole was arrested during a traffic stop on Route 5 at North Portage Street Tuesday morning, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. Rocco Beardsley, 34, was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail on his parole violation. A 17-year-old ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-22
  • New York Bill Would Ban Texting While Walking
    WESTERN NEW YORK – Crossing the street while you’re texting could become illegal. There’s a bill in the New York State Senate right now looking to ban people from using portable electronics while crossing the road. If you do you’d face a fine; anywhere from $25 to $50. It’s not ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-22
  • Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office To Hold Boater Safety Courses
    CHAUTAUQUA LAKE – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is set to hold two more boater safety courses this spring. The course is required for anyone born after May 1, 1996 to operate a vessel in New York State. The first course is Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Lawson Center ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-22
  • Giglio Pushes Passage Of Crime Victims Legislation
    ALBANY – Lawmakers in the New York State Assembly’s Republican minority want to extend the time between parole hearings for prison inmates doing time for certain violent felony convictions. Assemblyman Joseph Giglio was joined at the State Capitol Tuesday by other GOP lawmakers and Romona Bantle-Fahy to call for the ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-22
  • County Unemployment Rate Falls
    CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY – The county’s unemployment rate fell last month. According to data released by the New York State Department of Labor Tuesday, the jobless rate fell 4.3% last month. Those figures are down almost a whole percent from this time last month. The stats remained higher than the statewide ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-22
  • Jamestown Man Charged With Violating Order Of Protection
    JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man is charged after Jamestown Police said they responded to a report of an order of protection violation on East Second Street Tuesday evening. Police said, upon arrival, that a female yelled out a window for help because Wilfredo Castrillo, 42, allegedly refused to leave the ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-22
  • 2019-20 School Budget Voting Results
    WESTERN NEW YORK – Tuesday night votes were tasked to approve or deny school budgets and vote in new board of education members; here are the unofficial results. Jamestown Public Schools’ $90.682,678 budget for the 2019-20 school year was approved by a vote of 367 to 70. The tax levy ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-22
  • Tips For A Safe, Healthy Summer
    WESTERN NEW YORK – Whatever your summer activity, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a few tips to keep you safe and healthy. Swimming Safety If you plan to spend time at the pool, the CDC recommends you check the latest inspection score. Chemicals used to ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-22
  • Cool And Dry Today; Potential For Stronger Storms Thursday
    JAMESTOWN – The rest of this afternoon will be cool and dry. A nice warmup will begin tomorrow, but a chance of thunderstorms, potentially severe will arrive by Thursday afternoon. If you are looking to get some outdoor activities in, today will be the day. It will be ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-21
  • Dunkirk Police Confirm Stabbing Death Of Girl
    DUNKIRK – Dunkirk Police have confirmed that a girl died following a stabbing last week on the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Police, however, didn’t identify the victim by name or age. The victim was reportedly stabbed during an altercation before being transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital by a personal ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-21
  • FDA Warns Against Certain Types Of Tattoo Inks
    WASHINGTON – Getting a tattoo can really leave a mark, but maybe not a good one. The Food and Drug Administration is recalling several tattoo inks because they contain microorganisms. The following tattoo inks have been recalled because they are contaminated with microorganisms: Scalpaink basic black tattoo inks manufactured by ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-21
  • JHS Honor Society Inducts New Members
    JAMESTOWN – Jamestown High School recently inducted 49 new members to the National Honor Society. The new inductees include: Seniors: Courtney Koch, Amber Kutschke, Elijah McIntosh, Gillian Mead, Yalitza Melo, and Nicholas Rizzo. Juniors: Berit Abers, Evan Anderson, Abigail Beach, Maxwell Bollman Allyson Buck, Giovana Calamunci, Madison Christ, Janea Fiorella, ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-21
  • Persell Middle School Students Win Local Essay Contest
    JAMESTOWN – Persell Middle School students, Olivia Beach and Abrielle Monaghan, were chosen as winners in The Robert H. Jackson Center’s Young Reader Program. “I am so happy for both Olivia and Abrielle,” said Persell Middle School Principal Phil Cammarata.  “They are both voracious readers and I couldn’t have picked ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-21
  • Lawmakers Approve Bill Banning Undetectable Firearms
    ALBANY – New York State lawmakers have approved a measure that would ban the manufacture, sale and possession of 3D-printed guns and other undetectable firearms. The Assembly passed the bill Monday, five days after the legislation was approved by the Senate. The measure would ban all firearms whose components can’t ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-21
  • Panel Created To Study Future Of Erie Canal
    ALBANY – The future of the Erie Canal will be the focus of a new state task force created to study how to reinvent the historic waterway as an economic engine. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of the new panel on Friday. It will look at ways ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-21
  • Langworthy To Be New State GOP Chairman
    ALBANY – Erie County Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy is expected to become the New York State Republican Chairman as current Chairman, Ed Cox is stepping away. Langworthy was challenging Cox for the position and had picked up several county endorsements. Cox announced Monday that he is leaving the position to ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-21
  • Jamestown Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Heroin Charge
    BUFFALO – A Jamestown man has been sentenced to 120 months (10 years) in prison following his conviction of a drug charge. Alex Mercado, 40, of Jamestown, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin. Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura A. Higgins, who is handling the case, ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-21
  • Clerk Opposes Bill That Would Grant Illegal Immigrants Driver’s License
    MAYVILLE –  The Chautauqua County Clerk is pushing back against a bill that would effectively grant illegal immigrants access to driver’s licenses. County Clerk Larry Barmore said if the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act, better known as the Green Light Bill, passes, undocumented immigrants will be able to apply ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-21
  • Police Seek Public’s Help Following Cow Deaths
    BUSTI – Lakewood-Busti Police are seeking the public’s help following the death of a cow and its newborn calf on Donelson Road earlier this month. Officers said they were contacted by the cow’s owner who believes the cows were shot and killed on the weekend of Saturday, May 5, 2019. ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-21
  • Warren Man Charged With Drug Possession Following Traffic Stop
    JAMESTOWN – A City of Warren man is facing a drug possession charge after New York State Police stopped him for allegedly not wearing his seatbelt on Hebner Street Monday. Adam Rodgers, 28, was allegedly in possession of multiple hypodermic needles and a bag containing one gram of methamphetamine. Rodgers ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-21
  • Investigators Say Ashville House Fire Caused By Kitchen Stove Left Unattended
    ASHVILLE – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Monday evening house fire at a 4815 Cedar Ave. originated on a kitchen stove. The Sheriff’s Fire Investigation Team said a burner being on without the owner’s knowledge started the blaze. Deputies said luckily no one was injured as a ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-21
  • Citizens Voice Concerns Over Heroin Needle Cleanup
    JAMESTOWN – Improper disposal of heroin needles was one of the biggest concerns brought forward by residents during a recent tour of Jamestown’s second ward. “I live right next to the railroad tracks and right behind my house the kids walk in the tracks to go down the ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-20

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