• STUDY: We’re Swallowing More Plastic Than You Think
    WESTERN NEW YORK – Here’s something tough to swallow, people are ingesting five-grams of plastic every week. According to a new study by the University of Newcastle in Australia, people around the world ingest an average of around two-thousand microplastic particles a week. Microplastics are particles smaller than five millimeters. ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-13
  • CDC: Most Rabies Infections In U.S. Come From Bats
    WASHINGTON – The culprit behind most rabies cases has shifted from dogs to bats. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says seven out of ten rabies cases in the United States come from the flying mammals. From 1960 to 2018, 125 human rabies were cases reported in the nation. ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-13
  • Reed Says New Trade Deal Will Help Local Manufacturing, Calls For A Vote
    WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom Reed is calling for House speaker Nancy Pelosi to vote on the trade deal with Mexico and Canada. During a teleconference with reporters yesterday, Reed said that the adoption of various policies is crucial to manufacturing in the United States. “We are proud to be a ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-12
  • Milder This Afternoon, Rain Showers Return Tonight Through The Weekend
    JAMESTOWN – Another dry is on tap for Western New York before scattered rain showers make a return to the region tonight and tomorrow. A Low pressure area will track through the upper Great Lakes and bring a train of moisture to the region over the next several days. ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-12
  • Police Investigate Armed Robbery Of Convenience Store
    WEST ELLICOTT – Ellicott Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Keystone Food Mart on Fairmount Avenue at around 5 a.m Wednesday morning.  Sergeant Matt Kubinski told WNYNewsNow that two Hispanic males entered the store with a weapon and displayed it before leaving the store in what, ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-12
  • Teen Allegedly Gives Counterfeit Money To Taxi Driver
    JAMESTOWN – An 18-year-old Jamestown teen was arrested Tuesday evening after he allegedly passed counterfeit money to taxi cab drivers to cover his fare on two occasions, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Police said they were alerted by the taxi driver that the 18-year-old requested the taxi. Officers reportedly ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-12
  • State Police Arrest Man Following Vehicle Chase
    OLEAN – A Buffalo man was charged after New York State Police said he led troopers on a pursuit June 2 in the City of Olean. Troopers said they attempted to pull over a vehicle allegedly driven by Mario D. Kelly on State Route 16 in the Town of Olean. ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-12
  • Man Accused Of Receiving Nearly $10,000 In Unentitled Unemployment Benefits
    OLEAN – A City of Olean man is facing charges after allegedly receiving nearly $10,000 in unemployment benefits he was not entitled to. New York State Police said Mark E. Barber, 50, is charged with third-degree grand larceny and first degree filing a false instrument. Troopers said following an investigation ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-12
  • Study Says Sleeping With Lights On, Weight Gain Linked
    WESTERN NEW YORK – A small change in sleeping habit may shut down weight loss; but it depends on how a new study is interpreted. The study, published Monday, suggests a link between weight gain in women and sleeping with lights on. Researchers with the National Institute of Environmental ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-12
  • State Bill Aims To Stop Gender Discrimination In Product Prices
    ALBANY – Legislation that has passed the New York State Assembly would prohibit companies from charging different prices for similar products marketed to either men and women. The measure, sponsored by Democratic Assemblywoman Nily Rozic  of Queens, is intended to address price disparities between men’s and women’s products that are ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-12
  • New York State Senate Votes To Allow Paid Surrogacy Agreements
    ALBANY – New York State moved closer Tuesday to lifting its ban on paid surrogacy agreements, in which a woman is compensated for carrying someone else’s child, after the state Senate approved the measure. Dozens of supporters of the legislation, including television host and producer Andy Cohen, traveled to Albany ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-12
  • Conservatives Endorse Wilfong For Jamestown Mayor
    JAMESTOWN – Conservatives in Jamestown have endorsed Dave Wilfong as their choice for mayor; City of Jamestown Republicans announced Wednesday. Wilfong is currently the Chairman of the Chautauqua County Republican Party, the Chautauqua County New York State Republican committeeman and currently serves District 11 Chautauqua County Legislator. “My record as ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-12
  • Jamestown High School Announces 2019 Commencement Speaker
    JAMESTOWN – Jamestown High School has announced its 2019 commencement speaker. School officials said 2005 Jamestown High School graduate and current University of Alabama assistant basketball coach Bryan Hodgson will address students on graduation night. Hodgson is in his first season as an assistant coach at the University of Alabama ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-12
  • Nice Weather For Tuesday And Wednesday, Rain Returns Late Week
    JAMESTOWN – After a Cold front passage, the temperatures have dropped back below average before more rain returns later in the week. A nice sunny day is in store for today although cooler with temperatures in the mid to upper 60’s. Clear skies continue into tonight, temperatures will be a bit ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-11
  • New Report Details Amount Of Invasive Species In Chautauqua Lake
    MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County officials have released details of a report that tracked aquatic invasive species in Chautauqua Lake. Ecology and Environment, Inc. was contracted by the county to analyze methods to control aquatic invasive and nuisance plants in the lake. To control these aquatic invasive plant species, the report ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-11
  • Man Allegedly Threatens To Stab Person During Argument
    JAMESTOWN – A Westfield man allegedly pulled out a knife before threatening to stab another person during an argument at 305 E. 5th St. Monday afternoon, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Ryan A. Kelley, 29, reportedly fled before police arrived but was located a short time later. Kelley is ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-11
  • City Man Charged In Domestic Dispute
    JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man is charged after Jamestown Police said they responded to a verbal domestic dispute Monday evening at a Windsor Street address. Police said, after speaking to a female victim, they found Kelvin O. Thomas, 36, hiding in an attic. The female reportedly had an active order ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-11
  • Jamestown Man Charged With Rape, Sex Abuse
    NOTE: The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office has the incident location listed as the Towns of Sheridan and Ellery. CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY – A Jamestown man was arrested following a month-long investigation into a report of a suspicious situation, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. Richard Lafrance, 33, of Forest Avenue ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-11
  • Candidate Invites Community Members, Elected Officials To Meet And Greet
    JAMESTOWN – A candidate for Jamestown City Council’s Second Ward seat will be holding a meet and greet at her home next week to discuss issues that face the city. Raven Mason-Thompson’s meet and greet is scheduled for Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 111 Newton Ave. Mason-Thompson said ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-11
  • Sex Workers Push To Legalize Prostitution In New York
    ALBANY – New York State would legalize the buying and selling of sex under a proposal introduced in the state Legislature Monday that would lift criminal penalties for sex work. The bill isn’t expected to get a vote before the Democrat-led Senate and Assembly plan to adjourn for the year ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-11
  • Woodstock 50 In Doubt But Organizers Say In Talks With Venue
    WATKINS GLEN – The fate of the Woodstock 50 festival was unclear Monday when the host of the event pulled out, but organizers said they were in talks with another venue. The festival has faced a series of setbacks, and the latest came Monday afternoon, when Watkins Glen International announced ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-11
  • New York Soldier To Be Iraq War’s First Living Medal Of Honor Recipient
    NEW YORK – A soldier from New York State will become the Iraq War’s first living Medal of Honor recipient.
    Staff Sgt. David Bellavia, left, in Iraq. (Army Photo).The White House reports former Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia will be presented with the award later this month. The 43-year-old ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-11
  • Consumer Watch: Grocery Savings
    WESTERN NEW YORK – Shopping at the grocery store can take a big bite out of your paycheck; but there are some small and simple steps shoppers can make now that can save shoppers money. The USDA says a family of four spends on average roughly $875 to $1,045 ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-11
  • Jupiter’s Moons Now Visible By Binoculars
    WESTERN NEW YORK – Jupiter is so close to earth right, now you can see its moons with nothing but binoculars. For sky watchers, Monday was the best night to see the moons. They call it the “opposition.” That’s when Jupiter, Earth and the Sun are arranged in a straight ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-11
  • Police Respond To Barricaded Man In Warren
    WARREN – Police responded to a barricaded man in the area off Madison Ave. Monday evening. WNYNewsNow’s news partner Erie News Now reported a strong police presence in downtown Warren County. Viewers tell Erie News Now a man had barricaded himself somewhere in that area. ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-10
  • Magnitude Four Earthquake Reported Near Lake Erie
    CLEVELAND – Federal geologists report an earthquake with an estimated magnitude four has been detected just northeast of Cleveland in Lake Erie. There were no reports immediately of damage, and the U.S. Geological Survey is collecting responses from people who felt the tremors. A magnitude four earthquake can ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-10
  • After A Beautiful Weekend, Rain Returns Today, Cooler Temperatures Ahead
    JAMESTOWN – This past weekend was a great early summer weekend. But as they say, all good things must come to an end. The rain returns today and into tonight.  It will be a rather cloudy and muggy Monday. Temperatures will be in the lower to mid 70’s. Heavy rain ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-10
  • Study: Guns At Home Raises Soldiers’ Suicide Risk
    NEW YORK – A new study published in the Medical Journal Jama Network Open is suggesting a way to limit risk of suicide among soldiers. Researcher suggest to limit their access to a loaded gun. The study found soldiers who died by suicide were more likely than their peers to ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-10
  • Health Minute: The Cost Of Surviving Cancer
    WESTERN NEW YORK – Just about everyone who has experienced an illness of some sort knows that doctors and medications can cost a lot. Sometimes patients can blow through a couple hundred dollars just trying to treat an infection. But what about prolonged and invasive treatments for cancer? ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-10
  • US Supreme Court Rejects Challenges To Silencer Laws
    WASHINGTON – The US Supreme Court on Monday denied a request to take up a challenge to a federal law requiring the registration of some firearms including silencers. Challengers in the case believe the Second Amendment protects such firearm accessories. An appeals court had held that a silencer is not ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-10

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