• 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
  • Driver Arrested Following Vehicle Pursuit, Allegedly Drove Wrong Way On I-86
    JAMESTOWN – A 23-year-old man is facing several charges following a vehicle pursuit that started in Jamestown and ended on I-86 near the Sherman Exit early Thursday morning. Jamestown Police say they observed a white Chrysler Sedan, allegedly operated by Tyler N. Tedesco, traveling at a high rate of speed ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-16
  • University At Buffalo Gets $1.1 Million For Genetics Study
    BUFFALO – The University at Buffalo is getting $1.1 million in federal funding to study mosquito and fruit fly genetics. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the funding Thursday. They say the university’s research on the nervous systems and genetics of mosquitoes and fruit flies will advance the science ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-16
  • Couple Sentenced To Prison For Making Pornography With Baby
    ALBANY – A 38-year-old man and his girlfriend have been sentenced to federal prison for making child pornography using a 1-year-old girl. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Joshua Carey of Stamford in Delaware County and 28-year-old Ariel Machia of Middleburgh in Schoharie County were sentenced Thursday in Albany’s federal courthouse. ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-16
  • The Chautauqua Center To Receive Grant
    JAMESTOWN – Congressman Tom Reed announced Thursday a $167,000 grant to provide The Chautauqua Center with funding to support their efforts to provide healthcare in the community. “We care about ensuring that our friends and neighbors have fair access to affordable and high-quality healthcare,” Reed said. “This grant enables The Chautauqua ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-16
  • Health Minute: Eating Healthier Could Save The Planet
    WASHINGTON – How much of an impact does your day-to-day life have on the planet and climate change? According to a new study by the Intergovernmental Panel on climate change, humans affect about 70-percent of the ice-free land on earth. So what can you do? Altering your diet ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-16
  • First Defense: Stronger Storms Possible This Afternoon With Lots Of Humidity Ahead
    JAMESTOWN – Showers and thunderstorms will develop across the Southern Tier and Northwest Pennsylvania this afternoon with the potential some of those storms could be strong to severe.  NOAA Storm Prediction Center has outlined a standard Slight Risk (level 2/5) for severe thunderstorms, mainly from the far southern edge ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-15
  • Offshore Grand Prix To Kick Off Friday With Boat Parade
    DUNKIRK – The Offshore Grand Prix Boat Races are set to kick off this weekend at the Dunkirk Harbor. This is the second year the races are held in the City of Dunkirk. The three-day event includes a boat parade on Friday, boat trials on Saturday and the competition on ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-15
  • Bradford Man Charged In Arson
    SALAMANCA – A Bradford man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a structure fire that occurred in the City of Salamanca last month, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said a warrant was issued for Darryl W. Croker, Jr., 35, following an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Criminal ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-15
  • Parts Of The Allegheny River Remain Unusable After Sewage Is Released
    OLEAN – Health officials in Cattaraugus County are warning residents to avoid parts of the Allegheny River after sewage discharge was released into the water earlier this month. The untreated water has resulted in a high fecal bacterial count in the river from the South Fourth Street pump station to ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-15
  • Two Charged In Narcotics Investigation
    MACHIAS – Two people were arrested Monday afternoon following an investigation into the selling of illegal narcotics at 9656 Main St., according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office.  Deputies said they found powder cocaine as well as scales and packaging consistent with the sales and distribution of illegal narcotics. John ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-15
  • CDC: 1 In 5 U.S. Adults Uses At Least 5 Rx Medications
    WASHINGTON – How many prescription drugs do you take? If it’s a lot you’re not alone. A New Centers For Disease Control and Prevention study shows most adults aged 40 to 79 took at least one prescription drug in the past month, and one in five took at least five. ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-15
  • Panel Recommends Screenings For Illicit Drug Use
    WASHINGTON – A visit to your doctor could one day include mandatory screenings for drug use. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is recommending doctors screen all adult patients for illicit drug use. The expert panel says doing so could help with accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. The move comes ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-15
  • Over 400 Sex Abuse Suits Filed As Litigation Window Opens
    ALBANY – The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases once blocked by the statute of limitations. Hundreds of ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-15
  • Jamestown Man Dies Following Crash On Rt. 394 Near Kennedy
    POLAND – A City of Jamestown man died from injuries suffered in a crash on Rt. 394 near the I-86 overpass in the Town of Poland Wednesday afternoon. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reports Terry Telschow, 67, was traveling west on the roadway when he apparently crossed the center line, ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-15
  • Man Arrested For Allegedly Threatening To Kill Woman
    JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown man is facing charges after Jamestown Police said he threatened to kill a woman with a pistol Wednesday morning at a West 8th Street house. Police charged Bless Grant, 25, with first-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree menacing, first degree unlawful imprisonment and second-degree assault. Grant ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-14
  • Partial Sunshine This Afternoon, Storms Return Thursday With More Humidity
    JAMESTOWN – A Canadian High pressure ridge is providing Western New York with some dry weather and lower humidity for the afternoon. However, some showers and storms return tomorrow with the humidity coming back in a big way by the weekend.  With a Canadian High, it can often be ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-14
  • Chautauqua County To Receive $1 Million Grant To Combat Opioid Crisis
    MAYVILLE – Congressman Tom Reed announced Wednesday that Chautauqua County will be receiving a $1 million grant to support their efforts to combat the opioid crisis in rural communities.  “We care about ensuring that our rural communities have fair access to the resources to help people struggling with opioid addiction,” ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-14
  • AG Seeks To Uphold U.S. Court Of Appeals Ruling On Certain Firearm Regulations
    ALBANY – A coalition of 13 Attorneys General filed an amicus brief this week seeking to uphold a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that held that states and localities can impose certain types of firearm regulations when they are substantially related to an important government objective, such as the protection ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-14
  • Social Media Use May Hurt Teens’ Mental Health, New Study Finds
    WESTERN NEW YORK – A new study suggests that social media use may harm teenagers’ mental health by increasing exposure to bullying and reducing sleep and exercise time. Scientists conducted multiple interviews with almost 10,000 teenagers in England between the ages of 13 and 16. The teens reported the frequency ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-14
  • Man Charged After Allegedly Stealing Purse At Golf Course
    BEMUS POINT – An Orchard Park man was arrested following an investigation into a July 18 report of a stolen purse at the Bemus Point Golf Course, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.  Howard A. Barco, 58, was reportedly identified as the suspect after multiple agencies assisted in the ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-14
  • Health Minute: How To Spot Toxic Algae Killing Dogs
    WESTERN NEW YORK – A warning for dog owners, after toxic algae is suspected in the deaths of four pets in two states. The toxic algae can be green, blue, red or brown and look like foam or scum on the surface of water. Often, it smells bad, but ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-14
  • Jamestown House Destroyed By Fire Will Likely Be Torn Down
    JAMESTOWN – A house destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning will likely be torn down by emergency demolition later in the day. City of Jamestown’s Director of Development Vince DeJoy said his department will be working with fire officials to develop a plan to bring down the single-family home ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-14
  • Little Valley Woman Arrested On Animal Abuse Charges
    LITTLE VALLEY – The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office said they arrested a woman on a warrant from Town of Little Valley Court containing animal abuse charges Aug. 7 at the Cattaraugus County Probation Department in Salamanca.  Krystal A. Benson, 42, of Little Valley, was charged with neglect of impounded animal ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-14
  • NY Doctor Pleads Guilty In Patient’s Opioid Death
    NEW YORK – A New York physician has pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge in connection with a patient’s overdose death. The state attorney general’s office said Tuesday that 61-year-old Barry Sloan admitted to providing patients powerful narcotics outside the good faith practice of medicine and to recklessly causing the ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-14
  • Order Sought To Let Unvaccinated NY Students Attend School
    ALBANY – New York students who haven’t been vaccinated against measles and other diseases are waiting to hear if they can go back to school. The state requires all students be vaccinated, but until recently made an exception for those whose parents objected on religious grounds. Some of those parents ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-14
  • Official Says City Was Not Aware Of Daycare Where Five Children Died In Blaze
    ERIE – Erie’s Fire Chief says the city was not aware of the existence of a daycare where five children died in a blaze over the weekend. Chief Guy Santone says there are two reasons why the city did not know of the daycare’s existence. “Any day cares that were ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-14
  • Olive Garden To Sell Lifetime Pasta Pass
    ORLANDO, FL – Olive Garden is offering lifetime pasta this Thursday. The Italian Restaurant chain says it’s introducing a Lifetime Pasta Pass. The pass includes a lifetime of unlimited servings of any pasta bowl, along with unlimited soup or salad and breadsticks. The deal is an upgrade to Olive Garden’s ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-14

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