• The Heat Peeks With Mid 90-Degree Feels Like Temps
    App users, tap here to watch video JAMESTOWN – The hottest air so far this summer has arrived and will stay with us through the end of the week before a brief cool down returns over the weekend with needed rain. The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-09
  • Search For Wanted Man Continues
    NIOBE – The search for a wanted man is continuing Thursday in parts of Chautauqua and Warren Counties. Trooper Cindy Schick with the Pennsylvania State Police tells WNYNewsNow Daniel W. Heidler, 35, of Columbus, Pa is wanted on a felony weapons warrant. Schick says police are not specifically searching for ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-09
  • Volunteers Sought For COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
    NEW YORK – A new website has been launched to connect people with COVID-19 vaccine trials. The site CoronavirusPreventionNetwork.org went live Wednesday and it provides information on all the clinical trials in the United States. Researchers are looking to recruit tens of thousands of volunteers. Anyone interested in joining a ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-09
  • Reed: School Districts Should Make Final Reopening Decision
    CORNING — Congressman Tom Reed is taking a different stance when discussing who should make the final decision on reopening school districts in New York State.  Governor Andrew Cuomo said during a news conference Wednesday morning that the state should make the call, while President Donald Trump says the Federal ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-09
  • Heat Advisory Issued For Chautauqua County
    JAMESTOWN – A heat advisory has been issued for Chautauqua County due to excessive heat index values that are forecasted for Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service in Buffalo is calling for heat index values in the mid-90s from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday in Chautauqua, Wyoming and Southern Erie ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-09
  • National Grid Offers Ways To Reduce Electrical Use During Heat Streak
    JAMESTOWN — With temperatures pushing into the 90s, peak use of electrical power soars, driving up bills and straining delivery systems. With that in mind, Ken Kujawa, regional director with National Grid, discussed usage and energy saving tips with WNYNewsNow. “As customers load onto the system, especially cooling load, which ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-09
  • Mitrano Calls For Cooperation, Dialogue In Solving Race, Police Issues
    PENN YAN — People should not put rioters and protesters in the same group because that prohibits a meaningful conversation to fix divisions within the United States, according to Democratic Congressional Candidate Tracy Mitrano. Mitrano spoke with WNYNewsNow this week to discuss police reform and improving the bonds among all ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-09
  • 93 Added To County COVID-19 Quarantine Order, Five New Cases Reported
    JAMESTOWN – Ninety-three people were added to the quarantine or isolation order list in Chautauqua County on Wednesday. Officials with the Chautauqua County Health Department say the number of people under quarantine or isolation orders by the Public Health Director increased from 166 Tuesday to 259 Wednesday. They say not all ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-08
  • Hot Weather Continues Before A Weekend Cool Down
    App users, tap here to watch video JAMESTOWN – The stretch of hot and humid weather continues throughout the reminder of the week ahead of a well-needed cool down by the weekend. The heat ridge continues its hold across much of the country bringing hot and humid conditions across ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-08
  • County Sheriff’s Department Seeking Public’s Help Following Vehicle Pursuit
    HARMONY — Local police agencies, including the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department, are asking the public to report any suspicious people or activities following a Tuesday traffic pursuit. The Sheriff reports that at about 7 p.m. Tuesday, Pennsylvania State Police were involved in a vehicle pursuit starting in Pennsylvania and ending ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-08
  • Cuomo: School Reopening Decision Set For Early August
    ALBANY — A decision regarding the reopening of schools throughout New York State will be made during the first week of August.  That’s according to Governor Andrew Cuomo, who made the announcement during a press briefing Wednesday morning in New York City. Cuomo says his office is consulting with all ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-08
  • Jamestown Man Remanded To County Jail Without Bail On Murder Charge
    JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown man charged in connection with Monday evening’s homicide was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail without bail Wednesday morning.  A Jamestown City Court clerk tells WNYNewsNow that Carl Sorenson, 28, appeared for a virtual arraignment. A virtual preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, July 17 at 9 ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-08
  • JCC Calls Off Fall Intercollegiate Sports Over Pandemic Fears
    JAMESTOWN — Jamestown Community College has cancelled all fall intercollegiate athletic competition in light of complications from the coronavirus pandemic. “JCC is cancelling all fall intercollegiate athletics — volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, and cross-country — for the fall 2020 semester due to recommended regulations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic,” ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-08
  • Domino’s Pizza Employees Awaiting Test Results After Possible COVID-19 Exposure
    JAMESTOWN — Five workers at Jamestown area Domino’s Pizza locations are currently awaiting COVID-19 test results. Nichole Mata, the Domino’s Pizza District Manager, tells WNYNewsNow that three employees at the East Second Street location and two at the Lakewood location are awaiting COVID-19 test results. Mata says some of the ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-08
  • Mitrano: Reed Deflects From His Record With False Nursing Home Narrative
    PENN YAN — In reaction to the state’s probe into nursing home COVID cases, Democratic Congressional Candidate Tracy Mitrano said incumbent Tom Reed is using a false narrative to deflect from what she sees as a poor record. “Tom Reed has had a false narrative about this issue in the ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-08
  • Friends, Family Hold Vigil For Jamestown Stabbing Victim
    JAMESTOWN — Brandon Holland, the 23-year-old Jamestown man killed along North Main Street Monday evening, was described by a friend as “energetic.” Holland’s friends and family gathered Tuesday evening outside of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church to celebrate his life. Those in attendance released balloons and lit candles in honor of Holland. ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-07
  • Jamestown Mayor Names Interim Acting Police Chief
    JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist has named Jamestown Police Lieutenant Timothy Jackson as Interim Acting Police Chief. Lt. Jackson’s appointment as Acting Police Chief is subject to approval by Jamestown City Council. This appointment follows the pending retirement of current Police Chief Harry Snellings. Lt. Jackson has served ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-07
  • Number Of Active COVID-19 Cases, Those In Quarantine Rise In Chautaqua County
    JAMESTOWN – The number of active COVID-19 cases and those in quarantine made a substantial jump on Tuesday. The Chautauqua County Department of Health says there are now 17 active cases, up 13. Officials say the cases involve a woman in her teens, a woman in her 60s, a woman ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-07
  • Police Respond To North Side Shooting In Jamestown
    JAMESTOWN – Police are responding to a shooting on Cherry Street near West 9th Street in Jamestown. Initial reports indicate 15 plus shots were fired around 4:30 p.m. It appears no one was injured according to scanner reports. We will continue to follow this story and provide updates.     ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-07
  • Man Arrested In Connection With Monday Night Homicide In Jamestown
    JAMESTOWN – A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a homicide Monday evening in Jamestown. Jamestown Police say Carl Sorenson, of Jamestown, is charged with second-degree murder for the death of 23-year-old Brandon Holland who was stabbed in the chest while walking on the sidewalk along North Main ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-07
  • First Defense: Hot And Humid Weather Continues This Week
    App users, tap here to watch video JAMESTOWN – The heat ridge has built in leading to the hottest stretch of weather so far this summer with a few limited chances for showers and storms this week. A big dome of ridging back to our west continues to pump ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-07
  • Police Release More Information Following Three-Year-Old Drowning Death
    GERRY — New York State Police have released more information regarding the drowning death of a three-year-old boy in the Town of Gerry. Troopers said that at 4:40 p.m., Monday, they responded to a call for a missing child on Damon Hill Road. While patrols were in route to the ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-07
  • Three Additional States Added To New York’s COVID-19 Travel Advisory
    ALBANY – Three more states have been added to New York’s travel advisory. Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma have met the qualifying metrics, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday morning. Here’s the full list, as of July 7: Alabama Arkansas Arizona California Delaware Florida Georgia Iowa Idaho Kansas Louisiana Mississippi North Carolina ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-07
  • AJs Texas Hots Remains Open, Safe, Following Positive COVID Case
    JAMESTOWN — AJs Texas Hots on Foote Avenue will continue normal operations and hours after being cleared by the Chautauqua County Health Department when an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Co-owner and General Manager Sam Fitch told WNYNewsNow the employee who tested positive did not have contact with any customers ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-07
  • Three-Year-Old Drowns In Backyard Pool
    SINCLAIRVILLE – Police are investigating the drowning death of a three-year-old boy in Sinclairville. New York State Police say the boy drowned in a backyard pool on Monday. Because of the nature of the incident police say no additional information is being released at this time.     The post ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-07
  • Arrest Made In Months Old Church Break-In
    KIANTONE— Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies have charged a Jamestown man with a November burglary of a local church.
    Images by Ron Lemon, Facebook.Deputies charged Johnny Ray Hallowell, 24, of Allen Street, with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief following an investigation into the September burglary at ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-07
  • Reed Questions State Nursing Home Probe, Blames Cuomo
    WASHINGTON — A new State Department of Health report Monday that examined the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes, is just a way for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to dodge responsibility for nursing home deaths, according to Rep. Tom Reed. Reed, who has been calling for an independent investigation into the ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-07
  • Yankees Hold 1st Camp Intrasquad Game Of Virus Era
    NEW YORK — No fans. No music. A bullpen catcher calling balls and strikes. Still, for one night at least, the New York Yankees played something resembling a baseball game in the Bronx. “It felt great, actually,” said starter J.A. Happ, who pitched for Team Yankees against Team Bombers. “It ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-07
  • Man Killed Following Late-Night Stabbing
    JAMESTOWN – A 23-year-old man died following a late-night stabbing Monday in the City of Jamestown. Jamestown Police say the victim was stabbed while walking on the sidewalk along North Main Street between East 4th and East 5th Streets around 10:14 p.m. Investigators believe a man in his 20s approached ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-07
  • First Defense: Heat Indices Mid To Upper 90’s Later This Week
    App users, tap here to watch video JAMESTOWN – The hottest air so far this summer is underway bringing with it an ocean of humidity with a few chances for some afternoon thunderstorms this week. With a big heat bubble sitting over much of the northeast, temperatures along with the ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-06

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