• Sunny Sunday, Unsettled For Start Of New Work Week
    JAMESTOWN – High pressure will provide for mainly dry and cool weather for Sunday afternoon. A front will stall over the eastern Great Lakes tonight through Tuesday night, with will provide for unsettled weather.  For this afternoon, partly cloudy with highs in the lower-50’s. Tonight, as a front approaches ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-25
  • Area Reps Introduce Plan To Give Popular Vote More Weight In New York State
    JAMESTONW – As New York voters watch the 2020 presidential campaign from the sidelines, two area representatives in Albany have introduced legislation that would give New Yorkers more of a voice in the process by requiring the state’s electoral votes to more accurately reflect the popular vote. Senator George Borrello ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-25
  • Polls Disagree On Who Leads In The Reed, Mitrano Congressional Race
    WASHINGTON — Polls regarding the Tom Reed – Tracy Mitrano race for Congress seem to show two very divergent results. A recent poll showed Mitrano trailing Reed by seven percent as of last month, with a 47-40 lead for Reed, the incumbent. However, a second poll, released by the Reed ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-25
  • I-86 Resurfacing Funds Approved By State
    CATTARAUGUS COUNTY — Almost $14 million to pay for resurfacing I-86 from Steamburg to Salamanca has been approved. In addition, $1.8 million has been approved to resurface Route 20 from the Pennsylvania State Line to the Village of Westfield in the towns of Ripley and Westfield and the villages of ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-25
  • Bills Tight End Tests Positive For COVID-19
    ORCHARD PARK – Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox has tested positive for COVID-19. The team announced the news on Saturday. Other tight ends Lee Smith, Tommy Sweeney and practice squad tight end Nate Becker were in close contact with Knox and placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. Knox had ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-24
  • After Summer Like Warmth Friday, Weekend Will Be Much Cooler
    JAMESTOWN – Yesterday was unseasonably warm with highs in the upper-70’s, a cold front moved through last night that is ushering in cooler weather for the weekend. For Today, a few early morning showers or a thunderstorm are possible, otherwise the day will be rather cloudy. Highs in the ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-24
  • National Comedy Center: Here’s Johnny!
    JAMESTOWN — The National Comedy Center will add a historic Johnny Carson archive to its collection of legendary comedic artifacts. The new Johnny Carson archive will exhibit in 2021 and 2022 in a partnership with Elkhorn Valley Museum in Nebraska and the Carson Entertainment Group. Announced Friday on what would ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-24
  • Pets Of The Week: Will & Batgirl
    App users, tap here to watch video report. JAMESTOWN – In an effort to help animals find their forever home, WNYNewsNow is partnering with the Chautauqua County Humane Society to showcase animals’ part of our pet of the week segment. Meet Will and Batgirl! Batgirl is a white and black domestic ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-24
  • Early Voting Tips Off Today
    MAYVILLE — Registered voters in Chautauqua County can vote early at any of the three designated early voting sites starting today and running through Nov. 1, two days before Election Day. Chautauqua County’s early voting sites are the Chautauqua Mall, Lakewood; County Fairground, Dunkirk; or at the Board of Elections, ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-24
  • Person Posing As An Election Official Attempting To Collect Mail-In Ballots
    WARREN – A person claiming to be a local election official is running a scam asking to collect mail-in ballots in Warren, Pennsylvania. In an alert to residents on Friday Warren County Government officials say they received reports of an individual in the county going door-to-door stating that they ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-23
  • Chautauqua County Reports 12 New Cases Of COVID-19 Friday
    MAYVILLE- Chautauqua County officials have reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 Friday afternoon with 128 cases remaining active. Today’s new cases consist of four in Dunkirk, two in Cassadaga, two in Jamestown, two in Frewsburg, one in Forestville, and one in Fredonia. Of the 128 currently active, 10 of those ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-23
  • Rather Chilly Weekend Ahead With Showers At Times
    App users, tap here to watch video. JAMESTOWN – We’re going to be slapped back into reality this weekend with much colder temperatures along with some rain showers from time to time. Friday has been absolutely perfect day with lots of sunshine and near record highs. However, a Cold front ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-23
  • Reed Disturbed By Threat At His Home
    CORNING — Congressman Tom Reed is raising concerns about a threat made at his family home in Corning after a dead animal with a family member’s name on it was found with a brick on his property. “Today, my family and I were threatened at our home in Corning,” Reed ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-23
  • Cattaraugus County Health Director Cites Comorbidities For Uptick In COVID Deaths
    OLEAN – Cattaraugus County is seeing an increase in COVID-19 related deaths, which the county’s health director says could be a snowballing problem. Dr. Kevin Watkins says compared to New York State’s death rate the county’s 4% rate is a startling uptick. He says on average there has been a ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-23
  • Congressman Reed: Constituents Come Before Re-Election Efforts
    CORNING – A member of the House of Representatives can find it rather difficult to balance their re-election campaign with their official duties as the People’s advocate.   Consider the fact that a House member’s term is only two years, which basically forces them to start their re-election bid before the ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-23
  • County Public Defender Says Preparation Key To Defense Lawyer’s Success
    MAYVILLE – “There’s no substitute for preparation.” Those were the words Chautauqua County Public Defender Ned Barone used to describe a lesson that he says he’s learned after years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer. Barone recently took part in a one-on-one phone interview with WNYNewsNow to talk about ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-23
  • Toddler Struck By Vehicle In Jamestown, Charges Pending Against Driver
    JAMESTOWN – A two-year-old suffered non-life-threatening injuries after they were hit by a vehicle Thursday night in Jamestown. Jamestown Police say the child was struck while walking along East 5th Street with their family. Officers say the driver of the vehicle did not initially stop, however, when he pulled into ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-23
  • Jamestown City Council Postpones Vote On Downtown Parking Changes
    JAMESTOWN — Members of the Jamestown City Council have agreed to table action on proposed parking changes downtown so they can finalize the city budget and have time for more discussion. Members of the Finance Committee want the issue tabled until the 2021 budget is completed, Councilwoman Kimberly Ecklund messaged ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-23
  • Trump, Biden Face Off In Final Presidential Debate
    App users, tap here to watch video report. NASHVILLE – The final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden took place Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee. The event, which featured several changes from the first debate, began at 9 p.m. EDT at Belmont University. The ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-23
  • Governor Says Increase In WNY’s Positivity Rate Partly Due To PA
    ALBANY – New York’s Governor says an uptick in Western New York’s COVID-19 positivity rate is partly due to Pennsylvania. Governor Andrew Cuomo gave an update on the state’s progress in the fight against COVID-19 on Thursday. He says of the more than 135,000 tests reported, only 1.2% came back ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-23
  • Two Charged With Stealing Clothes From Charity
    ELLICOTT — Two Kennedy women are facing charges after allegedly stealing clothing donated to a charity drop box on Strunk Road. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, deputies charged Kimberly Ferguson, 36, with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, petit larceny, and ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-23
  • Chautauqua County Health Department Investigating New COVID-19 Cluster
    MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Health Department says they are looking into a new cluster of COVID-19 cases. Leaders report at least 11 people over the past week were infected after attending a private event in northern Chautauqua County. No other information was released about the investigation. WNY News Now ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-22
  • Twelve New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Chautauqua County On Thursday
    MAYVILLE – A dozen new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County on Thursday. The Health Department says there are now 128 people actively sickened with the virus. Of the new cases, five are in Dunkirk, with two in Clymer and one in Jamestown, Lakewood, Fredonia, Brocton and Silver ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-22
  • Near Summer Warmth Friday, Cooler And Wet For The Weekend
      App users, tap here to watch video. JAMESTOWN – Things will be heating up come tomorrow as temperatures soar to near record levels with a goos supply of sunshine before more rain and fall-like air return for the weekend. We’re on the heels of a warm front which ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-22
  • Jamestown Business Celebrates New Location With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    App users, tap here to watch video report. JAMESTOWN – A downtown Jamestown business that recently opened a new location on Third Street celebrated the spot with a ribbon cutting on Thursday morning. The Chautauqua Soap Company, located 14 E. Third St., moved to the new location in June, but ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-22
  • Woman Seeks To Become First Hispanic Female Election Commission In County
    MAYVILLE – The woman vying to be Chautauqua County’s next Democratic Election Commissioner is one step closer to being appointed to the seat. This week, the Legislature’s Administrative Services Committee approved a resolution allowing Luz Torres’ appointment to be voted on next week by the full lawmaking body. Torres, who ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-22
  • Governor Warns Of ‘COVID Fatigue,’ Asks Residents To Watch Family Mental Health
    ALBANY – New York’s Governor says COVID-19 is affecting more than just physical health; it’s impacting people’s mental health too. Governor Andrew Cuomo during his press conference briefing on Wednesday called it “COVID Fatigue.” Cuomo says he is hearing stories of people dealing with emotional stress and anxiety as a ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-22
  • Trump, Biden To Face Off In The Final Presidential Debate Tonight
    App users, tap here to watch video report. NASHVILLE – President Trump and Joe Biden have one more time to share a primetime television stage and some changes have been made since the last time they met to debate. This stage, likely the final opportunity for President Trump to articulate ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-22
  • J.C. Penney Plans To Exit Chapter 11 Bankruptcy By Holiday Season
    LAKEWOOD – J.C. Penney is making progress with its financial woes. CEO Jill Soltau says the retailer hopes to break out of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy before the 2020 holiday season. The company has filed a draft asset purchase agreement, which breaks down the terms of the previously announced letter of ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-22
  • Iran, Russia Attempt Election Interference
    App users, tap here to watch video report. WASHINGTON – U.S. Intelligence officials say there’s been an attempt to disrupt the upcoming presidential election. The Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe says foreign actors are trying to spread falsehoods and to undermine voters’ confidence in the system. “We have confirmed ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-22

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