• Ellicott Man Charged In Alleged Attack
    JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police charged an Ellicott man with criminal obstruction of breathing after he allegedly attacked a woman at about 2 p.m. Tuesday at Forest and Columbia Avenues. Robert Watson, 38, of Ellicott, allegedly held a woman down by her neck, causing breathing difficulty, police said. Police said Watson ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-21
  • Two Inmates Charged In Chautauqua County Jail Assault
    MAYVILLE – Two inmates currently in the Chautauqua County Jail are charged following an assault that occurred in the jail on Aug. 6, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.  Kyle O. Kamholtz, 33, of 102 McKinley Ave., Jamestown, and Alvin J. Jusino, 24, of 188 Falconer St., Jamestown, are ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-20
  • Man Charged With DWI In Crash
    GREAT VALLEY – A Town of Allegany man was charged following a one-car accident on Humphrey Road Saturday, according to New York State Police.  Police said Damian J. Greaves, 25, was allegedly exhibiting signs of intoxication. Troopers said he allegedly operated a vehicle in an intoxicated condition. Greaves was transported ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-20
  • Jamestown Man Allegedly Tries To Run From Officers During Traffic Stop
    JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man allegedly ran from his vehicle when officers stopped him for not wearing a seat belt Monday afternoon in the area of Allen and Pullman Streets, according to the Jamestown Police Department.  Devven L. Fletcher, 34, allegedly refused to comply when officers gave him commands to ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-20
  • ‘Chicken’ Swim Set For Thursday
    SUNSET BAY – A summertime event aimed to raise money for Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is set to take place this week. The ‘chicken’ swim for charity is looking to raise more than $6,000 to purchase an exam table for the hospital’s women’s clinic. Participants will take the plunge ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-20
  • Devastating Crop Disease Detected Near Chautauqua County Spreads Eastward
    JAMESTOWN – A devising disease blamed for the Irish Potato Famine in the 1840s that was recently detected in Erie County Pennsylvania has spread east. Officials with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County report Late Blight was detected in Cattaraugus, Allegany and Genesee counties late last week. Late blight is ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-20
  • New Law Prohibits Vessels From Operating Digital Billboards In NY Waters
    ALBANY – A bill singed into law Tuesday by New York State’s Governor prohibits vessels from operating digital billboards while in navigable waters. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo says the new law gives local governments the ability to ban vessels equipped with digital billboards from operating, anchoring or mooring ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-20
  • Dozens Of Cases Of Lung Disease Linked To Vaping
    WASHINGTON – Health officials in at least 15 states say they’ve seen cases of Lung Disease that could be linked to vaping. In all, more than 120 cases were identified. That data comes from a CNN survey of state health departments. Patients were hospitalized in many of the ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-20
  • Study: Excessive Daytime Naps Linked To Alzheimer’s
    WASHINGTON – If you can’t make it through the day without a nap, you may want to listen up. According to a new study brain cells that keep you awake may be under attack by Alzheimer’s Disease. Researchers compared the brains of 13 people who’d had Alzheimer’s and died with ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-20
  • New Basketball Court Officially Open In Celoron
    CELORON – Officials in the Village of Celeron unveiled a new basketball court Monday. The court was built as part of an agreement by Hart Hotels to contribute to the nearby Lucille Ball Memorial Park. Built by Lake Shore Paving, the full-sized blacktop court features two adjustable height goals ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-19
  • Remaining Quite Muggy Next Few Days, Big Changes Ahead Towards Late Week
    JAMESTOWN – The muggies are here to say through mid week with mostly sunny afternoons. However, a Cold front that will sweep through on Wednesday will be changing point in the overall weather pattern with fall-like temperatures. Through the afternoon today, expect partly to mostly sunny skies. While the ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-19
  • State To Roll Out New License Plate Design
    ALBANY – New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking residents to vote on the next state license plate design that will go into effect next spring. The vote started Monday and runs through Sep. 2. There are five options to choose from. The license plate design with the most ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-19
  • Products Marketed To Cure Autism, Other Serious Diseases Contain Bleach
    WASHINGTON – Products being marketed to cure Autism and serious diseases like Cancer can have dangerous, even life threatening side effects. The products are known by various names including Miracle or Master Mineral Solution, Miracle Mineral Supplement or MMS, Chlorine Dioxide Protocol and Water Purification Solution. Drinking products ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-19
  • Jamestown Woman Allegedly Kicks Deputy During Traffic Stop
    JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown woman allegedly kicked a deputy intentionally during a traffic stop Sunday morning during a traffic stop, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said Stephanie D. Lockett, 36, allegedly failed to stop for a red light on Washington Street. Lockett was allegedly found to be ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-19
  • Invasive Water Chestnut Found In Chautauqua Lake Outlet
    CHAUTAUQUA LAKE – An invasive plant native to Asia and various islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans was found in parts of the Chautauqua Lake Outlet, Chadakoin River, earlier this month.
    Photo by WNY PRISM.Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management reports members of their team ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-19
  • Meeting To Discuss Future Of Closed Downtown Park Set For Thursday
    JAMESTOWN – Officials with the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) will be holding a community input meeting this week to discuss the future of a downtown park closed due to structural issues.
    Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.JRC, the property owner, says Potter’s Terrace, also known as AIDS Memorial Park or Wood ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-19
  • Gas Prices Start To Fall In Parts Of WNY
    JAMESTOWN – Gas prices continue to fall in parts of Western and Central New York. According to statistics from AAA and GasBuddy.com, New York State’s average price for a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped two cents since last week. In Jamestown and Dunkirk, the average price of a gallon ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-19
  • Cuomo Wants New Law On Domestic Terrorism In Wake Of Mass Shootings
    ALBNAY – New York State’s Governor wants to create a new crime of domestic terrorism for mass shootings or other large-scale violent acts motivated by bias. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his proposal to lawmakers would cover acts like the recent mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, where authorities say the ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-19
  • It’s National Soft Ice Cream Day
    WESTERN NEW YORK – It’s great day to beat the heat with a delicious treat, Monday is National Soft Serve Ice Cream Day. Fun fact: the secret ingredient behind soft serve ice cream, is air. According to the Smithsonian Institute, that’s what brings out the creamy texture. More than a ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-19
  • Lakeside Communities See Heavy Damage From Saturday Storm
    CHAUTAUQUA LAKE – Several communities along Chautauqua Lake suffered heavy damage from thunderstorms Saturday afternoon.
    Image by Nancy Nordwall, Facebook.Fire crews from Ashville and Lakewood responded to 57 Loomis Bay Rd. for an overturned pontoon boat and dock leaking fuel just before 3:30 p.m. In a post on Facebook, ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-18
  • Groomsman Arrested In Jamestown Wedding Gift Theft
    JAMESTOWN – A groomsman was arrested after allegedly stealing newlyweds’ weddings gifts at the First Lutheran Church, 120 Chandler St., in Jamestown, Friday. Jamestown Police report Kevin T. Klemens, 30, of Jamestown, allegedly stole the newlyweds’ cards and gifts during a ceremony Friday at the church. Investigators responded to the ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-18
  • NOAA Says July Was Hottest Month On Record For Entire Planet
    Last month was the hottest July for the entire planet since record-keeping began 140 years ago, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  This July was 1.7 degrees warmer than last century’s average. It’s part of a larger trend as nine of the ten hottest Julys have been ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-18
  • Chautauqua Institution To Host Food Festival This Week
    CHAUTAUQUA – Chautauqua Institution will host the Chautauqua Food Festival from Sunday, Aug. 18, through Friday, Aug. 23. This third annual event coincides with a week of programming in partnership with world-famous trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center, including lectures and performances on the theme of “Exploring ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-18
  • Cattaraugus County To Receive Funding For Broadband Internet Access
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $16,183,329 in federal funding to expand high-speed, broadband internet access throughout Upstate New York, and 2,883 locations in Cattaraugus County will benefit from the funding.  The federal funding was administered through the Federal Communications Commission’s ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-17
  • County Executive, Partners To Discuss Hops And Grains Facility Study Findings
    MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello and key project partners will be discussing the findings of the recent Hops and Grains Processing Facility Study on Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Legislative Chambers on the third floor of the Gerace Office Building, 3 N. Erie St.  The ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-17
  • Lake Effect Snow Warnings To Make A Return This Winter
    JAMESTOWN – The National Weather Service is reversing its decision on the elimination of Lake Effect Snow Warnings across the Great Lakes region. The Warning will be reinstated into the Watch, Warning, and Advisory system starting this winter season. In 2018, the national headquarters of the NWS decided to eliminate ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-16
  • Domestic Violence Survivor On Nationwide Journey Speaks With Shari Robbins’ Mother
    GERRY – A domestic violence survivor traveling the nation with her horse Apollo stopped in Gerry this week to speak with the mother of a woman killed in a domestic violence shooting. Meredith Cherry stopped at Homestead Stables, an equestrian center operated by Heritage, to speak with April Johnson, whose ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-16
  • City Announces Details Of 40th Annual Labor Day Festival
    JAMESTOWN – City of Jamestown Officials announced details of this year’s 40th annual Labor Day festival this week. The festival will be held Sunday, Sep. 1 from noon until 9:00 p.m. at Bergman Park. City officials said the day is designed to honor the labor force of the city and ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-16
  • Sherman Man Charged With Criminal Possession Of Weapon
    SHERMAN – A check of a suspicious vehicle on Main Street lead to the arrest of a Sherman man Friday morning, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.  William F. Sloan, Jr., 29, was allegedly in possession of a loaded rifle. In addition, Sloan, Jr. was prohibited from possessing a ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-16
  • Ellicott Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug Charges
    JAMESTOWN – An Ellicott man plead guilty Thursday to conspiracy to transfer firearms purchased outside of state of residency, and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $1,000,000 fine. Assistant U.S. Attorneys ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-16

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