• Trooper Injured When Car Rear-Ended By Tractor Trailer
    ALMOND — A New York State Trooper was sent to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries after his state vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor trailer, according to the New York State Police. Police said the Trooper was stopped along I-86 east bound lane in the Town of Almond ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-06
  • Landlord Arrested After Allegedly Shooting Tenant During Dispute
    FARMERSVILLE – A Cattaraugus County landlord is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting his tenant during a dispute late last week. New York State Police say Daniel Langdon Jr., 51 of Little Valley, was arrested following a dispute on State Route 98 in the Town of Farmersville just after ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-06
  • New York School Districts Plan For Reopenings That May Not Happen
    NEW YORK CITY — All 700 school districts in New York State are developing reopening plans for a reopening that may not happen for longer than first thought. During a press conference Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said safety of pupils and students will be the biggest factor is any ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-06
  • Jamestown Justice Coalition Calls Red Raider Name “A Mockery”
    JAMESTOWN — A local civil rights group is calling on the Jamestown School District to change the name of the Jamestown High School Red Raiders, calling the name “white appropriated Native American imagery,” and claimed the schools are making a mockery of native culture. “White-appropriated Native American imagery has no ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-06
  • Paperwork, Regulations Lead To Unemployment Delays
    ALBANY  — Although New York State has paid more than $25 billion in unemployment benefits to 2.9 million people since the coronavirus pandemic began, there are still many New Yorkers waiting for their unemployment benefits. In some cases, New Yorkers are still waiting to have their claims processed, a labor ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-06
  • Hot Dog Champs Repeat As July 4 Gluttony Fest Moves Indoors
    NEW YORK – The coronavirus outbreak moved the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest from the Coney Island boardwalk to an undisclosed indoor location but the results were familiar: Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo repeated as men’s and women’s champions of the annual gluttony fest on Saturday. Chestnut downed 75 ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-06
  • Jamestown Man Allegedly Brandishes Weapon During Weekend Fight
    JAMESTOWN — A City of Jamestown man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted someone and attempted to brandish a handgun during a fight on Saturday. Jamestown Police say Kurry Cordosi, 26, was charged with third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Police ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-06
  • Mayor Sundquist Proud Of COVID Compliance Efforts In Jamestown
    JAMESTOWN — In the face of comments by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that local governments are failing in COVID compliance enforcement, Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist said he is proud of the city’s efforts. Asked to respond to Cuomo’s comments by WNYNewsNow, Sundquist said his administration has been dealing seriously with ensuring ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-06
  • Court To Enter Phase Four Of Reopening Today, Slow Movement Expected
    MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Court is entering Phase Four of the New York State Unified Court System reopening plan today.  Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson tells WNYNewsNow that the Office of Court Administration (OCA) is working to begin in-person hearings. “That all being said, it’s going to be slow,” ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-06
  • Hot, Humid Weather Expected This Week
    JAMESTOWN — Heat and humidity will continue to build well into the upcoming week, with very limited chances for rain.  For Sunday afternoon, warm and sunny conditions are likely with highs near 90. Dew points will remain relatively low. Tonight, mainly clear skies with lows dropping back in the ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-05
  • New Pesticide Virtual Course Offered
    SOUTHERN TIER — Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) is offering a virtual training opportunity for agricultural producers to learn safely using pesticides on farms. The CORE Pesticide Training is from 9 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. will take place on Tuesday, July 14th ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-05
  • Cornell Coooperative Extension Likes Playing Chicken
    CORNELL – Chickens, long a staple of grillers, families and picnics, have come a long way in how they grow and are readied for marker, according to Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program. The program is committed to helping farmers produce safe, high quality ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-05
  • Bassmaster Magazine Lists Lake Erie Among Nation’s Best Bass Fisheries
    LAKE ERIE — BassMaster Magazine has listed Lake Erie as one of America’s best bass fisheries, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. In the latest issue, BassMaster ranks Lake Erie as the third best bass fishing waters for the decade. The bass fishing organization called Lake ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-05
  • Independence Day Weekend Will Be Hot And Dry, With Highs In The 80s
    JAMESTOWN – Very warm and dry conditions are expected through the Independence day weekend and well into next week. For Today, partly cloudy with a very small chance for an isolated shower. Highs will be in the mid to upper-80’s with a slight decrease in the humidity levels. Tonight the ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-04
  • JCC Reopening Plan Approved By SUNY
    JAMESTOWN — Students starting or continuing higher education this Fall at Jamestown Community College will have a variety of options and safety measures after the State University of New York approved JCC’s reopening plans for the upcoming semester. JCC’s plan for the fall semester incorporates both mandatory and recommended COVID-19 ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-04
  • Jamestown Man Charged After Allegedly Urinating In Street, Then Fleeing Police
    LAKEWOOD – A City of Jamestown man is facing charges after police said he was observed urinating in the middle of Sunset Drive in the Village of Lakewood this week. Lakewood-Bust Police report the incident happened Wednesday afternoon. Officers say when Howard McAvoy, no age given, was confronted by patrol ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-04
  • Sentencing Rescheduled For Jamestown Man On Child Pornography Charges
    BUFFALO — The sentencing for a Jamestown man who previously pleaded guilty to Federal charges of possession and production of child pornography was recently adjourned again in U.S. District Court.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office tells WNYNewsNow that James A. Chapman will now be sentenced on September 1 at 11:30 a.m. Chapman ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-04
  • Local Grape Crop Faces An Average Year Thus Far
    WESTFIELD — The lack of rain in June hasn’t negatively impacted the local grape crop and experts predict an average harvest compared to last year’s banner season, according to a local viticulturist. “We are actually above the five-year average for precipitation in inches at this point in time in the ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-04
  • First Defense: Racing Towards An Extended Heat Wave
    App users, tap here to watch video JAMESTOWN — The warmest influx of air so far this summer is underway and will continue to be the main weather feature throughout much of the upcoming week. Two large areas of high pressure have hooked together in tandem across the Great Lakes ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-03
  • Mayor Sundquist Expects To Name Acting Police Chief Soon
    JAMESTOWN — Mayor Eddie Sundquist expects to name an acting police chief within the next week to replace retiring Chief Harry Snellings. Sundquist told WNYNewsNow that he has accepted internal applications for the interim position. “So we had accepted application from internal applicants for the acting police chief position and ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-03
  • City of Jamestown Asks Residents To Dispose Of Park Garbage At Home
    JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Parks, Recreation & Conservation Department says it’s adopting a “Carry In, Carry Out” garbage disposal policy for the Independence Day holiday weekend in the City Parks system. “We’re encouraging those who use our parks facilities this long weekend to dispose of garbage at home in an ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-03
  • Chautauqua County DA Says Judges Need More Bail Discretion
    MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson says modifications to the New York State bail reform statue are not enough to fix the issues previously discussed by law enforcement and prosecutors around the state. Swanson tells WNYNewsNow that the changes technically began Thursday throughout the state. He says he ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-03
  • JHS Battle Of The Classes Supports Prendergast Library
    JAMESTOWN — The 41st Jamestown Battle of the Classes raised $2,400 for the James Prendergast Library, and has now raised more than $300,000 for local charities and organizations. “I am so proud of the students this year. It was the first time in 41 years that we were not able ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-03
  • Fourth Of July Fireworks Safety Tips
    App users, tap here to watch video report. JAMESTOWN – The large Independence Day celebrations we’re used to, complete with show-stopping firework displays, may be on hold this year in many places due to Coronavirus. That means many people might be tempted to create smaller firework shows of their ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-03
  • Cuomo Tells Trump To Admit He Was Wrong About COVID Virus
    ALBANY — “President Donald Trump should admit to the nation that he was wrong from day one about the COVID-19 virus.” That’s one of the messages Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered during his press conference this week. States that opened too soon are now rolling back reopening initiatives in the face ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-03
  • Mother Arrested After Police Find House Littered With Dog Feces, Soiled Diapers
    JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown mother was arrested Thursday afternoon after officers found her child wandering alone in the area of Burtch Street. Jamestown Police say Linda Troutman, 27, is charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Officers were first advised by residents in the area that ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-02
  • Kennedy Woman Charged After Allegedly Leaving Infant In Vehicle
    LITTLE VALLEY —  A Kennedy woman was charged this week after she allegedly left her infant unattended in a vehicle. According to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, Chelsea Farley, 26, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies said that at 6:24 p.m., Feb. 6, Farley allegedly left her ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-02
  • Board Of Elections Certifies Republican Primary Winner In Town Of Busti
    BUSTI — The Chautauqua County Board of Elections says it has certified a winner in the Republican Primary Election for Busti Town Council Vacancy.  Officials say Douglas K. Brown originally had a 14-vote lead over Randy L. Sargent on June 23. After the addition of absentee and affidavit ballot numbers, ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-02
  • Hot, Humid, And Dry Weather Continues Through The Holiday Weekend
    App users, tap here to watch video JAMESTOWN — With the 4th of July right around the corner, it’s only fitting that we celebrate in typical July fashion with lots of sunshine, humidity and heat. The pesky low that was churning off the Atlantic coast has now faded away leading to a nice ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-02
  • Arrest Warrant Leads To Afternoon Stand Off, SWAT Team, Negotiators On Scene
    SILVER CREEK – Authorities from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office are working on Thursday afternoon to arrest a Florida man wanted on a violent felony warrant. Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone tells WNYNewsNow that the male, who he didn’t identify, was allegedly refusing to come out of an unidentified Silver ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-02

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