• Four Pets Die During Ripley House Fire
    RIPLEY – Four pets died during a house fire Saturday evening on Cemetery Road in the Town of Ripley. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says the fire was first reported just 5:30 p.m. at 6340 Cemetery Rd. The Ripley Fire Department was assisted by Westfield and Sherman crews with extinguishing ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-19
  • Fitbit Could Help Predict Flu Outbreaks In Real-Time
    NEW YORK – Your Fitbit could be doing a lot more than tracking your trips to the store, it may help health officials stop the flu from spreading too. Researchers reviewed de-identified data, which the company’s privacy policy allows it to use for research, from users wearing fit bits and ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-19
  • Robocalls Hit Over 58 Billion In 2019
    WASHINGTON – Americans got hit hard last year with those annoying phone calls. YouMail, a company that provides a service to block robocalls, reports nearly 59-billion robocalls last year. That’s up 22-percent from 2018. Texas and California got the most robocalls, more than 6 billion. Seven other states Florida, Georgia, ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-19
  • Pennsylvania Officials Issue Travel Restrictions On I-90, I-86
    NORTH EAST – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation issued travel restrictions on certain types of vehicles on Interstates 86 and 90 due to high winds, sleet and ice. Officials say restrictions started at noon Saturday and will remain in place until conditions improve. The restrictions ban the following: • Tractors without ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-18
  • Sleet, Snow, Heavy Winds Expected This Weekend
    JAMESTOWN – Sleet, snow and heavy winds are expected to make travel difficult this weekend in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties. The National Weather Service says poor visibility and deep snow covered roads are likely. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches and result in isolated power outages as well. Snow ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-18
  • Jamestown Man Charged With DWI Following Randolph Traffic Stop
    RANDOLPH – A City of Jamestown man was charged for allegedly driving while intoxicated on I-86 Friday following a traffic stop in Randolph. New York State Police say Eric Olson, 28, was allegedly observed driving “all over the road” in the east bound lane. Troopers located Olson’s vehicle and initiated ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-18
  • CDC Study Finds Adult Binge Drinkers Are Drinking More
    WASHINGTON – Adults in the United States who binge drink are consuming even more alcohol per bingeing episode, according to a new study published last week. Researchers with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed six years’ worth of data from the behavioral risk factor surveillance system. They ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-18
  • Tom Brady Most Dominant Player In AFC Championship History
    FOXBOROUGH – Tom Brady has been synonymous with the AFC championship for the last two decades. Thirteen times he played for the Lamar Hunt Trophy and nine times he won it, besting MVP Patrick Mahomes in overtime, upending Blake Bortles in a classic comeback, denying Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-18
  • Man Accused Of Setting Historic Diner Fire Appears In Court
    MAYVILLE – The man accused of setting a fire that destroyed the historic Mayville Diner appeared in court Friday. Michael Ellis, 40, who owned the nearly 70-year-old diner, was charged with third-degree arson, a class C felony, following the December fire. This was Ellis’ first court appearance since he was ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-17
  • First Defense: High Impact Winter Storm Likely For The Weekend
    JAMESTOWN – As we have been discussing throughout much of this week, a major winter storm will move through the region over the weekend with the potential for heavy snow and sleet with much colder air arriving early next week. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-17
  • Senators Call For Funding To Cleanup Chautauqua Lake
    WASHINGTON – Officials are calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize the cleanup of Chautauqua Lake. Both Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand this week called on the federal agency to take additional steps to protect body of water from harmful algal blooms. Specifically, the Senators ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-17
  • High School ‘Closet’ Seeking Donations
    JAMESTOWN – Officials with Jamestown Public Schools are looking for donations to keep a longtime resource for students running. The Jamestown High School ‘closet’ is a place where students are supplied free of charge with items like personal hygiene products, coats, gloves, hats or school supplies that students might need. ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-17
  • Local Dollar General Fire Blamed On Malfunctioning Cooler
    SINCLAIRVILLE – The Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team says a fire at the Sinclairville Dollar General Store Thursday was likely caused by a malfunctioning cooler. Investigators say crews were called to the store just before 8 a.m. Thursday morning after a set of four beverage coolers attached together caught fire. ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-17
  • Man Allegedly Leads Police On Pursuit, Released Under New Bail Reform Law
    DUNKIRK – A City of Dunkirk man was released without bail after allegedly leading police on a vehicle pursuit Thursday morning. Dunkirk Police say Dustin Barrett, 25, allegedly fled officers in a stolen SUV on Lakeshore Drive East in Dunkirk just before 9 a.m. The chase continued to West Third ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-17
  • NY Graduation Rate Improves Ahead Of Review Of Requirements
    BUFFALO — New York’s high school graduation rate continued to edge upward in 2019 ahead of a review and possible revision of diploma requirements, education officials said Thursday. The overall graduation rate was 83.4%, up just short of a percentage point from the previous year, data from the state Education ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-17
  • Jury Deliberations Continue In Stabbing Death Of Teen Girl
    MAYVILLE – Jury deliberations are scheduled to continue Friday in the stabbing death of a teen girl. Prosecutors say Ashlyann Lopez-Lopez, 26, stabbed 15-year-old Jefreda Brown during an incident on Lincoln Avenue in Dunkirk last May. Brown died a day after the stabbing at a regional hospital. The trial started ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-17
  • Ex-US Rep’s Fate Rests With Judge In Insider Trading Case
    NEW YORK — A judge must decide the fate of former U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins after his lawyers and prosecutors disagreed over how he should be punished for conspiring in an insider trading scheme. U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick in Manhattan will sentence the 69-year-old Republican on Friday afternoon. Collins’ ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-17
  • Man Killed In Wednesday Crash Identified
    CHARLOTTE – Investigators have identified the man killed in a crash between a pickup truck and tractor Wednesday evening on Charlotte Center Road. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Jack Abbey, 64, of Sinclairville was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say Abbey’s truck struck a tractor hauling a manure ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-16
  • Man Accused Of Setting Restaurant Ablaze To Appear In Court Friday
    MAYVILLE – The man accused of setting a fire that destroyed the historic Mayville Diner is scheduled to appear in court Friday afternoon. A Town of Chautauqua Court Clerk tells WNYNewsNow that Michael Ellis, 40, is scheduled to appear in court after 1 p.m. Ellis, who owned the nearly 70-year-old ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-16
  • Jamestown High School Senior Wins Local Optimist Speech Contest
    JAMESTOWN – Jamestown High School senior Abby Beach recently place first in the 2020 Optimist Speech Contest at the Boys and Girls Club in Jamestown. The topic for this year’s speech was: ‘Just imagine a world without boundaries’ and each four to five-minute speech had to be memorized. Beach says ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-16
  • Lake Effect Snow, Gusty Winds To Impact Chautauqua, Cattaraugus Counties
    JAMESTOWN – Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility on the roads Thursday as Lake Effect Snow returns to Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties. The National Weather Service in Buffalo says a total of 3 to 7 inches of accumulation is expected in the most persistent snow bands. The greatest ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-16
  • Whooping Cough Detected At JHS, Sick Students Asked To Stay Home
    JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua County Health Department is looking into two cases of Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, that was detected at Jamestown High School. The School says they are working with health officials to make sure that families of students affected are notified. In the meantime, the school ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-16
  • New York Lawmakers Seek Right To A Lawyer For Immigrants
    ALBANY — Individuals facing deportation would have a statutory right to a lawyer if they can’t afford one under legislation introduced Wednesday. State Sen. Brad Hoylman, who is sponsoring the legislation, said immigrants with attorneys are more likely to win their case compared to those without. Under the current system, ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-16
  • Driver Killed Following Crash Between Truck, Tractor
    CHARLOTTE – A man has died following a crash between a pickup truck and tractor Wednesday night on Charlotte Center Road in the Town of Charlotte. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says a tractor hauling a manure spreader was headed south on the road around 9:40 p.m. when it was ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-16
  • Lakewood Auntie Anne’s Location Closes
    LAKEWOOD – The Chautauqua Mall Auntie Anne’s location has closed for business. Officials with the Lancaster, Pennsylvania pretzel company confirmed the news Wednesday evening. An attempt to call the local store went unanswered.   ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-15
  • Valu Home Centers Closing Three Locations Locally
    OLEAN – Valu Home Centers is closing three chain outlets in the Southern Tier and Pennsylvania. The Buffalo based company says changing buying habits in the retail sector are to blame. Liquidation sales are scheduled to start at the Valu stores in Olean, Painted Post, and Warren, Pennsylvania on Monday. ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-15
  • Lake Effect Snow Returns Tomorrow; Weekend Storm Potential With Big Changes Next Week
    JAMESTOWN – We’re finishing up the day on a strong note with a good amount of sunshine and above average temperatures. However, old man winter has not forgotten what season we are in and he will be making a return in a drastic way over the next several days. The ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-15
  • ‘Doors Open Jamestown’ Set For Saturday
    JAMESTOWN – An annual event that aims to bring the community and area attractions together will take place this weekend.
    Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum. Image by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation.‘Doors Open Jamestown’, hosted by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-15
  • Bush Industries Sold To Canadian Furniture Manufacturer
    JAMESTOWN – Jamestown based Bush Industries has a new owner. Bush was purchased by Bestar, a rival ready-to-assemble furniture maker based in Canada. Previously, Bush was owned by Lorraine Capital, a Buffalo-based private equity firm. The furniture producer is now expected to go by the Bestar name. Bush employees around ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-15
  • Reed Says State Policies To Blame For Truck-Lite Closure
    FALCONER – Congressman Tom Reed says Albany-driven policies are to blame for the expected Truck-Lite plant closure at the end of the year. In a phone interview with reporters Tuesday, the congressman explained he is working “hand in hand” with Chautauqua County Executive P.J. Wendel to keep the company in ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-15

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