• Need Turkey Dinner Help? Call 1-800-TURKEYS
    JAMESTOWN – Thanksgiving is right around the corner and if you have a hard time getting a turkey just right – you’re not the only one. In fact, so many people find it challenging that there is actually a hotline to call if you need help. “Jennie-O Turkey Store” can ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-14
  • Report: U.S. Lung Cancer Survival Rates Rising
    NEW YORK – The number of Americans who survive a lung cancer diagnosis is rising. According to a new report, the disease remains the leading cause of cancer deaths nationwide, but the five-year survival rate climbed 26-percent. The rate of new diagnoses has dropped 19-percent. The American Lung Association says ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-14
  • Study: Less Time On Facebook Can Lead To Better Grades
    JAMESTOWN – Researchers say if you want to get better grades – get off Facebook. According to research from the University of Technology Sydney of over 500 freshman students, the more time they spent using Facebook, the worse their grades were. For example, students who reported using Facebook for three ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-14
  • Officials Release Details Of High School Fight, Take Action To Improve Safety
    JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Public School officials are taking action to improve safety within Jamestown High School following a fight last week. In a statement to the media, officials said additional training and drills will take place with formal debriefings of the incident. If the high school’s Student Resource Office is ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-13
  • Police Seize Fentanyl, Cocaine, Meth During Early Morning Drug Sweep
    JAMESTOWN – Four Jamestown residents are facing several charges after the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force raided to two houses and sized fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine early Wednesday morning. Police said at 58 E. Cowden Pl., officers found a quantity of crystal methamphetamine and a .22 caliber rifle. Inside the ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-13
  • Lake Effect Snow Ends, But The Cold Temperatures Remain
    JAMESTOWN – Winter arrived early this year, and it seems to be here to stay. The snow that the area has seen these past few days will begin to taper off this afternoon, but the cold temperatures will remain in place.  The Lake Effect Snow Showers will shut ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-13
  • Record Breaking Cold Hits Jamestown
    JAMESTOWN – Record breaking cold temperatures are blanketing the area. Weather forecasters say on Tuesday night Jamestown broke its pervious low temperature record of 17 degrees set back in 1961, after temps dipped down to 16 at the Jamestown airport around 11 p.m. Early Wednesday morning, temperatures went even lower, ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-13
  • “Change In Management, Unforeseen Issues” Led To Closure, DeJoy Says
    JAMESTOWN – The owner of a family style restaurant in Brooklyn Square that abruptly closed following nearly three months of operation is speaking out. Vince DeJoy, the former City of Jamestown Director of Development, and owner of Jimmy’s Family Restaurant says the closure occurred due to several “unforeseen issues.” “I ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-13
  • Jammers Continue Search For New Name
    JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Jammers management says they are continue to seek the public’s help in renaming the team. Last month, the team’s general manager Frank Fanning asked the community to submit name ideas to the team’s website. So far, Fanning says the staff has five favorites: the Jamestown Fightin’ ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-13
  • Governor Threatens To Prevent Gas Company From Operating
    ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is threatening to revoke a utility’s certificate to offer natural gas service in downstate New York. Democrat Cuomo sent a letter to National Grid on Tuesday giving the company 14 days to respond. State utility regulators this fall took aim at National Grid for denying ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-13
  • New York DEC Officials Remind Hunters Of Safety Tips Amid Season
    ALBANY – New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officials are reminding hunters to put safety at the forefront this fall when going afield. DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos says even though hunting is safer than ever, hunting-related accidents and falls from tree stands still occur. “Our investigations show that every ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-13
  • State Law Raising Age To Buy Tobacco, E-Cigs Goes Into Effect
    ALBANY — New York has now raised the minimum age to buy tobacco and electronic cigarettes to 21 years old, from 18. The law goes into effect Wednesday, Nov. 13. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the goal is to prevent addictive cigarette and vaping products from getting to young people. ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-13
  • NY Crafting Plan To Let Candidates Run With Tax Dollars
    ALBANY — A New York commission is facing a deadline to come up with a $100 million plan to allow political candidates to fund their campaigns with public dollars. The Public Campaign Financing Commission has until Dec. 1 to release its plan, which becomes law unless lawmakers return to Albany ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-13
  • New York Courts To Expand Gender Options On Jury Documents
    ALBANY — New York’s court system is planning to expand the gender options on jury documents to be more inclusive of people who do not identify as male or female. The system aims to have the updated juror information card set for distribution by early January, said state court spokesman ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-13
  • Reed Awarded For His Years Of Public Service, Bipartisan Spirit
    WASHINGTON – Congress Tom Reed was recently awarded for his years of public service and bipartisan spirit during an event in Washington D.C. Reed accepted the Jefferson-Lincoln Award award from the Leon Panetta Institute. The award recognizes individuals whose professional achievements represent exceptional commitment to the principles of democracy, to ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-13
  • Volunteers Build Picnic Tables, Improve Trails At Randolph Girl Scout Camp
    RANDOLPH – Volunteers recently worked to improve the facilities at Camp Timbercrest, a girl scout camp near Randolph.
    Image by Girl Scouts of Western New York.The Girl Scouts of Western New York say around twenty-five volunteers from the Friends of Timbercrest group made enhancements to the camp’s lake tail, ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-12
  • Jamestown Residents Cleanup Following Overnight Snowstorm
    JAMESTOWN – Residents in Jamestown spent the morning cleaning up following the first major snowstorm of the season. The National Weather Service says nearly five inches of snow fell in the immediate Jamestown area overnight. Snowfall amounts were greater in Northern Chautauqua County, where officials say almost a ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-12
  • Lake Effect Snow Continues Through Tomorrow; Record Cold Likely Tonight
    JAMESTOWN – The widespread snow associated with the storm system has ended but in the wake of that, lake effect snow will continue, adding additional snow accumulations. Lows will likely be close to record temperatures by the morning. The National Weather Service in Buffalo  has issued a Winter Weather ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-12
  • Jamestown Car Club To Donate Christmas Gifts To Local After School Program
    JAMESTOWN – A local Jamestown car club wants the community to help nominate a deserving after school program their holiday gift giveaway. The Los Contrincantes Car Club says they will be giving away Christmas gifts to a special after school program within the city. The group is asking the community ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-12
  • Falconer Santa Parade Set For Next Week
    FALCONER – The annual Falconer Santa Parade will take place next week. Officials say the parade will kickoff at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 23. Starting on Down Street, the parade will proceed along West Main Street to South Work Street and Davis Street; ending at Santa’s House in Coleson ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-12
  • Jamestown’s Director Of Development Retiring
    JAMESTOWN – The City of Jamestown’s Director of Development is retiring. Vince DeJoy says after nearly 12 years of service to the area, he will be taking a job in the private sector. DeJoy, in a phone interview with WNYNewsNow, explained it is time for a change in the development ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-12
  • Future Of Arcade Building To Be Discussed
    JAMESTOWN – The future of Jamestown’s Arcade Building will be discussed this week during a meeting at St. Luke Episcopal Church. On Thursday, New York’s Preservation League will hold a session providing details about a total of seven historic sites the group is trying to save. Led by the league’s ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-12
  • SUNY JCC Looking To Offer Culinary, Hospitality, Robotics Courses
    JAMESTOWN – SUNY JCC recently received a sizable grant to study the feasibility of starting new academic and workforce programs at the school. This week, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation awarded the college $90,000 to conduct the study. The college says they are looking to offer courses focusing on ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-12
  • Wanted Cattaraugus County Man Arrested
    LITTLE VALLEY – A wanted Cattaraugus County man was arrested over the weekend at a local restaurant in Little Valley. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says Adam Neubauer, 29, was taken into custody at Hughes Hotel following an unwanted persons complaint just after 2 a.m. Sunday. Deputies said Neubauer had ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-12
  • Judge Dismisses Trump Lawsuit Against NY Over Tax Returns
    WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump’s lawsuit against New York officials that was aimed at preventing the release of his tax returns. Judge Carl Nichols handed down a 19-page ruling, finding the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., does not have jurisdiction to hear the ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-12
  • Thirty Plus Dogs Rescued From Warren PA Residence
    WARREN – Thirty-nine dogs in Warren County have been rescued from a residence after numerous complaints about the dogs’ living conditions. The ‘Paws Along the River” Humane Society says they rescued the dogs over the weekend after receiving several complaints about the health and living conditions of the dogs. ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-11
  • Local World War II Vet Remembers Service
    BEMUS POINT – An area World War II Veteran is remembering his service nearly 80 years later. Phillip Wight, 96, an Army Air Force veteran, says he first enlisted to serve alongside his brother in 1941 after the United States was attacked in Pearl Harbor. Wight, a radio operator ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-11
  • Veterans Honored In Jamestown
    JAMESTOWN – Veterans, elected officials and community members gathered Monday morning to honor those who have served in our nation’s armed forces. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 53 gathered at Jamestown’s Veterans Memorial Park to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. The legion then hosted a 21-gun ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-11
  • County Officials Urge Residents To Use Caution Ahead Of Winter Storm
    MAYVILLE – With Chautauqua County expected to receive heavy snow and ice Monday and Tuesday, officials are reminding residents to use caution. The National Weather Service in Buffalo currently has a Winter Storm Warning in effect from Monday morning through early Tuesday morning. Mixed precipitation is expected with total snow ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-11
  • Jamestown Man Arrested For Allegedly Driving Drunk On I-86
    KENNEDY – A City of Jamestown man is facing several charges after New York State Police said he was found allegedly driving while intoxicated on I-86 near Kennedy on Sunday. Kenneth Lamb III, 31, is charged with felony driving while intoxicated and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after a vehicle stop. ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-11

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