• Five Arrested Following Fight With Golf Club
    JAMESTOWN – Five people are facing charges after Jamestown Police responded to a fight in the area of Baker and Chapman Streets Saturday evening. Police allege that Matthew Williams, 29, of Jamestown, attacked a man with a golf club causing injury. Police charged Matthew Williams with second-degree assault and fourth-degree ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-16
  • Health Minute: Eating Less Red Meat Can Mean A Longer Life
    WESTERN NEW YORK – Sometimes, nothing is more satisfying than just chomping down on a good old-fashioned hamburger; but, doing so in moderation may be more important than you may have realized. New research from the Nurses’ Health Study and The Health Professionals follow-up study have found that ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-16
  • NOAA Launches Major Upgrade To U.S. Global Forecasting Model
    SILVER SPRING, MD – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has launched a major update to its flagship computer model, the Global Forecast System, to improve the accuracy of forecasts. The main point of interest with the new model, nicknamed the “GFS-15”, is its entirely new forecasting core, the Finite-Volume ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-16
  • Jamestown Man Charged With Drug Possession
    JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man was arrested Friday evening after Jamestown Police said he was allegedly in possession of 15 grams of methamphetamine during an investigation of a suspicious person on East Second Street and Cheney Street. John V. Danh, 23, is charged with third-degree criminal possession of a ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-15
  • Chautauqua Lake Association Awarded $100,000 Grant To Fight Invasive Species
    ALBANY – New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday the Chautauqua Lake Association was awarded a $100,000 grant to combat invasive species. The money was part of more than $2.8 million awarded to projects across the state that aim to reduce the negative impacts of invasive species through control ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-15
  • Sabres Hire Mike Bales, Don Granato To Coaching Staff
    BUFFALO – Newly hired Buffalo Sabres coach Ralph Krueger has begun filling out his staff by hiring Don Granato and Mike Bales, who will take over as the goalie coach. Krueger also retained Steve Smith, who was an assistant under former Sabres coach Phil Housley, who was fired in April. ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-15
  • Erie Man Arrested After Police Allegedly Find Methamphetamine During Stop
    ELLICOTT – An Erie, Pa. man is facing drug charges following traffic stop by the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force on I-86 Exit 12 Friday.
    Image by Jamestown Police.David V. Flannigan, 39, is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-14
  • Dangerous Swimming Conditions Expected Through Friday Evening
    CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY – Be careful if you’re headed to lakes in Chautauqua County Friday, as weather experts predict rough swimming conditions. National Weather Service issued a Beach Hazards Statement Friday morning. This means life threatening waves and currents are expected in large bodies of water around the county; specifically Lake ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-14
  • Jamestown High School Students Receive Over One Million Dollars In Awards
    JAMESTOWN – Jamestown High School recently held their annual award night where over $1,000,000 in awards were given out to students. Angel Combs was awarded the CEO Scholarship, Hannah Hornyak won the Connie Gould Poetry Award, Macey Lundmark received the Gale Gokey Brown Award, Lorena Bogey Education Scholarship, JCC USA ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-14
  • Borrello Receives New York State Troopers PBA Endorsement
    JAMESTOWN – Chautauqua County Executive and Endorsed Republican Candidate for New York’s 57th State Senate Seat George Borrello announced Friday he was endorsed by New York State Trooper’s Police Benevolent Association. The Police Benevolent Association advocates for better resources and support for troopers across the state. Borrello, in a statement ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-14
  • Man Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Beer From North Main Street 7-Eleven
    JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown man is facing charges after police said he stole a beer from the 7-Eleven store on North Main Street early Friday. Jamestown Police arrested David M. Paulson, 38, and charged him with petit larceny after Paulson allegedly grabbed two beers, placed one in his pants, ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-14
  • County Officials Report Rabid Animal Activity, Offer Tips On How To Stay Safe
    MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services are warning people to watch out for rabid animals as the summer season approaches. Health officials saying Friday the office has received numerous reports of possible rabid acting animals in the county. They said many of these animals may ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-14
  • Two Charged After Police Allegedly Find Meth During Traffic Stop
    JAMESTOWN – Two men are facing charges after Jamestown Police said they found methamphetamine during a traffic stop Thursday near E. 8th and N. Main Streets. Jeffrey L. Shriver, 39, of Lakewood and Danielle R. Blood, 35, of Randolph were charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-14
  • Woman Charged For Allegedly Violating Order Of Protection
    JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown woman is facing charges after police said she violated an order of protection Thursday at a Broadhead Avenue house. Toni A. Schnars, 27, is charged with first-degree criminal contempt and aggravated family offense. Jamestown Police said that Schnars violated an order of protection while ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-14
  • Man Charged In Alleged Theft Of Battery Charger
    ASHVILLE – A Bemus Point man is facing charges following the alleged theft of a battery charger in Ashville Thursday. New York State Police charged Joshua Danielson, 37, with third-degree burglary. Troopers said they responded to an Ashville residence where the complainant alleged that a battery charger was stolen from ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-14
  • Man Arrested After Allegedly Fighting With Police
    JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown man is facing charges after police said he fought with them while they were attempting to take him into custody late Thursday on Valley Street in Jamestown. Julio E. Montanez, 25, is charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-14
  • Friday Is Flag Day
    WESTERN NEW YORK – Expect to see plenty of old glory today, as it’s flag day. The holiday celebrating the American Flag originated in 1916 when then President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it. Congress then established it as a national day of observance in 1949. Many communities honor the current version ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-14
  • Consumer Watch: Father’s Day Spending Breaks Records
    WESTERN NEW YORK – Dads are getting more love this Father’s Day, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF) this year Americans will spend a record 16-billion dollars on gifts. The average person is expected to spend about $139. According to the NRF, the most popular gift is ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-14
  • New York State Ends Religious Exemption To Vaccine Mandates
    ALBANY – New York State eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly voted to repeal the exemption, which allows parents to ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-14
  • Borrello, Crandall To Face Off In Debate
    JAMESTOWN – The first live-streamed debate between candidates for Cathy Young’s vacated 57th State Senate seat will be held in the WNYNewsNow Studios next week. Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello and Chairman of the Allegany County Legislature Curtis Crandall, who are running for the respective seat, will answer topical ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-13
  • Arrest Made In West Ellicott Armed Robbery
    WEST ELLICOTT – Police have made an arrest in connection with an armed robbery at the Keystone Food Mart, 575 Fairmount Avenue, Wednesday.  Luis M. Gonzalez, 26, was arrested by Jamestown Police and charged with first-degree robbery in connection with the case. Ellicott Police Sergeant Matt Kubinski told WNYNewsNow that ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-13
  • Springtime Chills Return With Rain Showers Through The Weekend
    JAMESTOWN – Rain showers have made a stark return to the area once again with temperatures well below average for this time of the year and that pattern will not break anytime soon. Throughout the afternoon, scattered to widespread rain showers will redevelop across the region. There is the ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-13
  • New Tim Hortons Opens In Cassadaga
    CASSADAGA – A new Tim Hortons location is now open in the Village of Cassadaga after officials cut the ribbon Thursday morning.
    Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.Gina Kron, Cassadaga Tim Horton’s Franchise Owner, told WNYNewsNow that the community is very welcoming to the new coffee shop. The brand ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-13
  • Wanted Jamestown Man Charged Following Pursuit
    JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man allegedly led officers on a foot pursuit in the area of Steele and Sprague Streets Saturday evening, according to the Jamestown Police Department.  Officers said they observed Tyler N. Tedesco, 23, pull into a driveway on Sprague Street. Tedesco reportedly had an active Chautauqua County ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-13
  • Summer Reading Program Underway
    CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY – Assemblyman Andy Goodell announced that his office and New York State Libraries are sponsoring a summer reading challenge to encourage students to read throughout the summer months. Goodell said reading daily can open children’s minds to new adventures, goals and interests. The summer reading challenge requires children ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-13
  • AG Cracks Down On Negligent Pharmacies
    ALBANY – New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday the conclusion of an investigation into pharmacies across the state that found many have failed to post the costs of drugs to consumers, as required by law. As a result of the investigation, James’ Office sent cease and desist ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-13
  • Randolph Central School Closes Due To Bomb Threat
    RANDOLPH – The Randolph Central School District announced Thursday morning that they’ve closed school for the day due to a phone call claiming that there was a bomb in the school. According to the school district’s Facebook page, a call was made at around 7 a.m. claiming a bomb was ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-13
  • JHS Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian
    JAMESTOWN – Jamestown School officials announced their 2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Wednesday. Valedictorian Finley Holt and Salutatorian Emily Spitz will represent hundreds of students during the district’s commencement ceremony Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m. in the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater. Holt is the son of David and Mary Beth Holt. ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-13
  • State Assembly Passes Bill That Would Grant Illegal Immigrants Driver’s License
    ALBANY – Despite pushback from some lawmakers, a bill that would effectively grant illegal immigrants driver’s licenses in New York State passed in the Assembly Wednesday and is set to be voted on in the Senate Thursday. The Green Light Bill allows undocumented immigrants in New York to apply for ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-13
  • Sheriff’s Office Reports 911 Outages In Ellington
    ELLINGTON – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says 911 services are not working in the Ellington area Thursday morning. Sheriff officials said landline phones in that area are unable to call 911 due to a technical problem. Anyone in the area with a landline phone who has an emergency can ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-13

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