• Bills Win Second Straight Game At MetLife Stadium, Improve To 2-0 On The Season
    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Behind a turnover-free game by the Bills offense, Buffalo posted a 28-14 win over the New York Giants to bolster the Bills to a 2-0 start.  Josh Allen completed 19 of 30 passes for 253 yards and one touchdown. Allen also added 21 rushing yards and ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-15
  • Busti Woman Scheduled For Sentencing On Manslaughter Charge Monday
    LITTLE VALLEY – A Town of Busti woman who previously plead guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the death of Busti man Wilfredo Colon-Rodriguez, Jr. will be sentenced Monday in Cattaraugus County Court.  Marylou Johnson, as part of the deal, accepted a sentencing commitment of two-to-six years behind bars. Johnson gave ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-15
  • FDA Plans To Assess New Drug Aimed At Treating Peanut Allergies In Children
    WASHINGTON- The Federal Food and Drug Administration is assessing a new drug aimed at treating peanut allergies in children. It’s called Palforzia, and it works by exposing kids to pharmaceutical grade peanut protein. According to the Washington Post, the drug could pave the way for a new generation of therapies ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-15
  • NY Finds $1B In Hidden Transfers By Family Behind OxyContin
    NEW YORK — The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York’s attorney general contends in court papers filed last week. New York — asking a judge to enforce subpoenas of companies, banks and advisers to Purdue ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-15
  • Local Church Victim To Overnight Burglary, Vandalism
    KIANTONE – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is looking into an overnight burglary and vandalism at a local church near Jamestown.
    Images by Ron Lemon, Facebook.Pastor Ron Lemon with Koinonia Christian Fellowship, 1427 Peck Settlement Rd., told WNYNewsNow church offices were broken into and two laptops stolen. Lemon also ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-14
  • County Health Officials Join State, FDA In Warning Of Vaping, E-Cigarette Dangers
    MAYVILLE – In light of advisories issued by New York State Health Commissioner and warnings from the CDC, Chautauqua County Director of Health and Human Services Christine Schuyler is urging all residents of Chautauqua County to stop using all vape products until the investigation into the definitive cause of reported ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-14
  • Democrat Launches Second Bid To Defeat Reed
    CORNING – Democrat Tracy Mitrano officially launched her second bid to represent New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Mitrano formally announced her intention at an event in Corning Thursday evening. Politicians “who used to represent the center of American politics have become puppets to big moneyed corporate interests,” said Mitrano, who ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-14
  • Randolph Regional EMS Corps To Receive Federal Grant Money
    WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom Reed announced this week that he’s secured $81,000 to replace self-contained breathing packs for the Randolph Regional EMS Corps.  “These funds are earmarked to replace our self-contained breathing packs. Our current inventory has dwindled over the years due to equipment failure. This will not only help ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-14
  • First Defense: Strong Wind Gusts Likely Tonight Through Early Saturday
    JAMESTOWN – The winds will be howling tonight as a strong Cold front marches its way towards the region. Along with that wind, showers and storms will be widespread through the early morning hours on Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory, going into effect ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-13
  • Longtime Jamestown Business Relocating To Ellicott
    ELLICOTT – Construction of a new facility to consolidate locations for three local industries is underway at Mason Industrial Park in the Town of Ellicott.
    Submitted image.The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency announced that Stannard Group LLC is moving its headquarters to the industrial corridor and relocating three of ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-13
  • Sports HOF Highlights Baseball History
    JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua Sports Hall Of Fame will be taking a look back each week at the history of baseball in the City of Jamestown in anticipation of the return of the Jammers in 2020.
    Submitted image.In November 1938, representatives of 21 cities met in Olean to discuss ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-13
  • Swanson Continues Call For More Resources In DA’s Office As 2020 Approaches
    MAYVILLE – Several counties, including Chautauqua County, are facing similar challenges as they prepare to comply with the changes that the criminal justice system will undergo in New York State starting January 1.  Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson and Erie County District Attorney John Flynn were among the prosecutors ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-13
  • Woman Charged After Allegedly Taking Dog From Ellicott Home
    ELLICOTT – A woman is facing charges after Town of Ellicott Police said she took a dog from a house in Ross Mills.
    Town of Ellicott Police, Facebook.Janice A. Rial, 65, is charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and second-degree criminal trespass. Police said Rial eventually returned the dog to ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-13
  • Investigators Seize Crack Cocaine, Fentanyl During Vehicle Search
    OLEAN – A Rochester man is facing several charges after the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office allegedly seized 11 grams of crack cocaine, one gram of fentanyl and a large amount of cash during a traffic stop Thursday. Samuel M. Ackley, 28, is charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-13
  • Teen Charged After Allegedly Trying To Stab Person, Assaulting Another
    MAYVILLE – An 18-year-old woman is facing charges after the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office alleged, she physically assaulted a person and attempted to stab another with a sharp object during an incident at a Patterson Street address Wednesday. Caitlyn M. Reardon is charged with second-degree menacing, endangering the welfare of ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-13
  • Trial Scheduled For Dunkirk Woman Charged With Manslaughter
    MAYVILLE – Jury selection in the trial for Ashlyann M. Lopez-Lopez, 26, the Dunkirk woman charged with second-degree manslaughter, will start Jan. 7. District Attorney Patrick Swanson confirmed the date to WNYNewsNow Thursday afternoon, but declined to further comment. Dunkirk Police allege Lopez-Lopez stabbed a 15-year-old girl to death in ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-13
  • NY Attorney General Targets Companies Selling DIY Rape Kits
    NEW YORK – New York’s attorney general has sent cease-and-desist letters to two companies that are selling do-it-yourself rape kits to sexual assault survivors. State Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, says the products being marketed by MeToo Kit and Preserve Group raise concerns because the companies are implying that ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-13
  • NY Expands Anti-Tobacco Programs To Target E-Cigs Too
    ALBANY – New York is expanding anti-tobacco initiatives to discourage the use of vaping devices and e-cigarettes too. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed an executive order directing state agencies overseeing anti-tobacco programs to address the newer methods of tobacco use. Cuomo also signed into law a mandate that state ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-13
  • Catholic Diocese In Upstate New York Files For Bankruptcy
    ROCHESTER – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester in upstate New York filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday amid a wave of lawsuits over alleged sexual abuse of children, becoming the first of the state’s eight dioceses to do so and the 20th nationwide. New York passed a law this year ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-13
  • Liuzzo Opens Campaign Headquarters
    JAMESTOWN – The Libertarian Candidate for City of Jamestown Mayor officially opened his campaign headquarters this week at 317 Pine St. City Councilman At-large Andrew Liuzzo held a poster featuring a photo from his recent ‘Sample the Diversity of Our City’ event Liuzzo said he is proud to see the ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-13
  • Health Minute: Hearing Aids Decrease Risk Of Dementia, Depression
    NEW YORK – Almost twice as many people report hearing loss as they do diabetes or cancer, but a new study shows only 11-percent of women and 13-percent of men use hearing aids. If you’ve rejected using one in the past, you may want to reconsider. A study ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-13
  • A Cool And Dry Afternoon Today, Wind Picks Up Later Friday Ahead Of A Nice Weekend
    JAMESTOWN – After a drippy start to the day, the afternoon will be drier albeit much cooler than yesterday. It will become breezy as we go throughout the day on Friday with the strongest winds likely Friday night and early Saturday. Temperatures this afternoon will not be moving ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-12
  • Deputies Release Name Of Deceased In North Harmony Accident
    NORTH HARMONY – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the victim in the fatal motor vehicle accident involving a commercial vehicle on Route 394 Wednesday.  James A. Ellis, 63, of Jamestown, was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigation revealed a pickup truck allegedly failed to stop ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-12
  • Southwestern BOE Member Charged With Criminal Possession Of A Weapon
    WEST ELLICOTT – A Southwestern Central School Board of Education member was arrested after Town of Ellicott Police alleged he possessed a pistol without a permit. Town of Ellicott Police said Richard J. Hartmann Jr., 57, is charged with criminal possession of a weapon. Police said Southern Central School’s Student ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-12
  • Democrat Jamestown Mayoral Candidate Endorsed By Former Mayor, Congressman
    JAMESTOWN – The Democrat candidate for City of Jamestown Mayor announced Wednesday he has been endorsed by former Jamestown Mayor, New York Lieutenant Governor and Congressman Stan Lundine. Eddie Sundquist says he is honored and humbled to receive the longtime lawmaker’s endorsement. “Stan understands my vision for Jamestown, a city ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-12
  • Man Arrested For DWI, Allegedly Drove With BAC Twice Legal Limit
    JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown man was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated in the area of Spring and East Fifth Streets early Thursday morning. Jamestown Police report Richard H. Rolfe Jr,, 27, was pulled over for allegedly driving all over the roadway in an unsafe manner. While officers ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-12
  • Collins To Appear In Federal Court Thursday
    NEW YORK – Buffalo Congressman Chris Collins will appear once again in a Manhattan courtroom on Thursday. Collins, who served on the board of Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited, an Australian biotechnology company, was charged with insider trading in 2018. A criminal complaint alleges Collins learned of the negative results of some ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-12
  • Consumer Watch: E-Cigarette Makers Feel The Heat
    WASHINGTON – As the Trump Administration moves to ban non-tobacco flavored vaping products, the e-cigarette industry is feeling the heat with tighter regulations on the horizon. A new proposed enforcement policy aimed at banning non-tobacco flavored vaping products. The Food and Drug Administration is finalizing those guidelines which ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-12
  • GameStop To Close Up To 200 Stores
    GRAPEVINE, Tx – GameStop says it’s game over. The retailer announced in a conference call Tuesday that it plans on closing 180 to 200 stores here in the United States and abroad. GameStop operates more than 5,000 stores in 14-countries. Executives did not lay out how many employees will be ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-12
  • Smartphone, Matchbox Cars Among Toy Hall Of Fame Finalists
    ROCHESTER – The smartphone is being considered for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year in recognition of its impact on how people play and interact. The other finalists announced Wednesday are: Care Bears, the coloring book, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Magic the Gathering, Masters of the ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-12

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