• New Club At Jamestown High Schools Aims To Empower Young Women
    JAMESTOWN – Jamestown High School has a new club to support and rally young women. The BRAVE Girls Club recently held an event to highlight how empowering young women to find worth and value is also a direct correlation to combatting human trafficking. The team of young adults and mentors ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-12
  • Jamestown’s Mayor Pushes For More State Road Funding
    ALBANY – Two Chautauqua County mayors are in Albany this week lobbing for more state funding for local roadways. Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist and Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas met with Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, State Senator George Borrello and State Senator Tim Kennedy. Sundquist says since 1987 the state has provided ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-12
  • Jamestown Woman Arrested Following Traffic Stop On I-86
    MAPLE SPRINGS – A City of Jamestown woman was arrested Monday following a traffic stop on I-86 in Maple Springs. New York State Police say Christine Baca, 26, was pulled over for allegedly driving recklessly on the highway. Troopers say through investigation they discovered that Baca’s driving privileges were revoked. ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-12
  • Governor Seeks To Lower Jail Costs As Inmate Numbers Plunge
    ALBANY — As jail populations continue to plummet across the state, New York’s governor is proposing to allow counties to opt into regional lockups instead of solely operating their own facility. The legislation from Gov. Andrew Cuomo is one in a long list of policy proposals included within his state ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-12
  • Blendtopia Smoothie Kits Sold At Wegmans Recalled
    JAMESTOWN — Some smoothie kits sold at local Wegmans stores are being recalled due to the possibility of them containing Listeria. The recalled products are under the Blendtopia brand. They’re seven-ounce frozen superfood smoothie kits. Here are the specific details: Blendtopia Smoothie Kit, Superfood, Energy, 7 oz (198 g) UPC:  ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-12
  • Woman Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Person With Baseball Bat
    JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown woman is facing several charges after allegedly threatening a person with a baseball bat on Tuesday. Jamestown Police say they were dispatched to a past tense harassment call at a West 6th Street address. Through investigation, officers allege that Mary Myers, 47, threatened a ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-12
  • Embattled Boy Scouts Seek To Boost Support For Abuse Victims
    NEW YORK — Facing a possible bankruptcy due to sex-abuse litigation, the Boy Scouts of America issued a new apology Tuesday to survivors of abuse and announced plans for expanded services to support them. The Boy Scouts are teaming up in a five-year partnership with 1in6, a national nonprofit that ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-12
  • Jamestown Rebels Reel In Top Two Stars Of The Week
    JAMESTOWN – For their performances in the Jamestown Rebels’s two-game sweep of the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Knights over the weekend, Noah Siffringer and Noah West were named the NAHL’s top two Eastern Division Stars of the Week on Tuesday.  Named the Eastern Division’s Top Star of the Week, Siffringer had a ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-12
  • Rather Quiet This Afternoon, Colder And Snowier Later This Week
    JAMESTOWN – After morning snow flakes, the rest of the day will be mostly dry and seasonable. Some light lake effect snow showers are possible tonight out ahead of the next storm system for the later half of the week with more in the way of snow and cold ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-11
  • Jamestown Manufacturer To Layoff 37 Employees
    JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown factory is scheduled to layoff nearly half of its workforce later this year. Jamestown Metal Products, at 178 Blackstone Ave, filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, also known as a WARN notice, last week. The company says 37 of the 77 employees will ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-11
  • JPS Using Buffalo Based Consultant Group To Search For Next Superintendent
    JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Board of Education announced Tuesday morning they are using a Buffalo based consultant group to aid in the search for the district’s next superintendent. School officials say the New York State Leadership Group was selected during a special Board of Education meeting. The New York State ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-11
  • Woman Charged Allegedly Calling Man Nearly 100 Times In One Hour
    JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown woman was charged with harassment after allegedly calling a man nearly 100 times in one hour on Sunday. Jamestown Police say Caroline Penhollow, 20, had an active stay away order of protection against the male victim. Officers say Penhollow was located, arrested and charged ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-11
  • Inmate Allegedly Brings Meth Into Chautauqua County Jail
    MAYVILLE – An inmate at the Chautauqua County Jail is facing charges after allegedly bringing methamphetamine into the facility. Deputies with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office say Diana Bloom, 54, of Jamestown, was allegedly found with the drugs after they received report from jail personnel. Bloom is charged with first-degree ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-11
  • Proposed State Law Would Decriminalize Prostitution
    ALBANY — New York State Legislators have reintroduced a measure that would decriminalize prostitution. Both bills in the State Senate and Assembly are currently backed by six New York City representatives. The measure aims to maintain laws that relate to trafficking, consent and expunge prior convictions of individuals prosecuted for ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-11
  • Pennsylvania Man Charged With DWI Following Crash
    CHARLOTTE – A Russell, Pennsylvania man is facing DWI charges following a crash on Route 60 in the Town of Charlotte over the weekend. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Evan Snyder, 35, was found alongside his vehicle following a crash late Saturday night. Through investigation deputies allege Snyder was ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-11
  • New State Law Would Require Back Seat Passengers To Buckle Up
    ALBANY — Some New York State Lawmakers are pushing for a new law that would require people to buckle up when sitting in the back seat of a car. Last year lawmakers failed to pass a similar law that would have required all in a vehicle to buckle up. Current ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-11
  • Jamestown Closes Regular Season With Three Conference Games
    JAMESTOWN – With their six-game winning streak recently snapped after losing 52-51 to Williamsville North on Saturday, the Jamestown Red Raiders Varsity Boys basketball team have three games remaining in their 2019-2020 regular season.  At 11-6 on the season, Jamestown’s next game will be a road conference game on Wednesday ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-11
  • Justice Department Brings New Suits Over Sanctuary Policies
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department ratcheted up legal pressure Monday on local governments over “sanctuary” policies that hinder federal immigration officers, bringing two new lawsuits and launching a coordinated messaging campaign to highlight an election-year priority of President Donald Trump. Declaring that law enforcement officers are being “put in harm’s ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-11
  • Limited Wintry Mix This Afternoon, Hearts Turn Cold Later This Week
    JAMESTOWN – With a weak Cold front moving north to south, there will be the chance for a couple rain and snow showers across the Southern Tier this afternoon. We’ll be in good shape through the middle of the week before a real shot of Arctic air comes in Thursday ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-10
  • Jamestown Enters Contest To Win City Makeover
    JAMESTOWN – The City of Jamestown has entered the nationwide HGTV hometown makeover contest. The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities posted the city’s video submission on their YouTube page last week. The popular TV network is trying to find a town for its newest show, “Hometown Takeover.” In ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-10
  • State Lawmakers Bring Back Funding To Help Cleanup Chautauqua Lake
    ALBANY – New York State Senator George Borrello says with help from Assemblyman Andy Goodell Chautauqua Lake will once again receive state funding to help cleanup the natural resource. Last year, the $250,000 were cut from the state budget. Borrello says the money was slated to help fund weed harvesting ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-10
  • Mother, Father Charged Following Drug Overdose In Falconer
    FALCONER – Two parents are facing charges after a woman allegedly overdosed on drugs in front of a two-month-old at Falconer’s Budget Inn last week. Town of Ellicott Police say Joshua Lincoln, 36, and Tanisha Babcock, 24, are charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Officers say they responded ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-10
  • City Of Jamestown Duo Arrested After Allegedly Fighting Police
    JAMESTOWN – Two City of Jamestown residents are facing charges after allegedly fighting with the police following a domestic dispute Sunday afternoon in the area of South Main and Harrison Streets. Jamestown Police say while responding to a domestic dispute call a male suspect, later identified as Trey Cox, 20, ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-10
  • Miller Stops 31 Shots; Ducks Hang On To Beat Sabres 3-2
    BUFFALO — Ryan Miller stopped 31 shots, including all 15 he faced in the third period, and the Anaheim Ducks held off the Buffalo Sabres for a 3-2 win Sunday. Jakob Silfverberg, Ryan Getzlaf and Nick Ritchie staked Anaheim to a 3-0 lead by scoring over a 5:45 span in ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-10
  • Mayville Man Charged With DWI
    MINA – A Mayville man is facing DWI charges following a traffic stop Sunday evening on Route 430 in the Town of Mina. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Brandon Cessna, 39, was pulled over for an alleged traffic violation. After speaking with Cessna deputies believed he was operating the ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-10
  • New Cruise Ship Scheduled To Visit Great Lakes In 2022
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A cruise ship currently being built in Norway is scheduled to visit the Great Lakes, including a stop at Traverse City in northern Michigan eight times in 2022. About a year ago, the Discovery Center & Pier announced plans to transform a former Michigan coal dock ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-10
  • Local Families Affected By Rare Disease To Host Awareness Walk Later This Month
    LAKEWOOD – Several local families affected by Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome will host an awareness walk later this month at the Chautauqua Mall. Darla Davison, whose son Aaron suffers from severe seizures related to the disease, says the walk will take place on Saturday, February 29 at noon. “There are currently seven ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-09
  • High Water Wreaks Havoc On Great Lakes, Swamping Communities
    MANISTEE, Mich. — Rita Alton has an unusual morning routine these days: Wake up. Get dressed. Go outside to see if her house is closer to tumbling down an 80-foot cliff into Lake Michigan. When her father built the 1,000-square-foot (93-square-meter), brick bungalow in the early 1950s near Manistee, Michigan, ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-09
  • CDC: 300 Plus Investigated For Coronavirus In The United States
    WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released updated numbers on the spread of the coronavirus in the United States. It listed 337 people as under investigation for Coronavirus. That’s up from 293 in last week’s update. Of those, 12 have tested positive. Two of the dozen ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-09
  • Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Person With Knife
    STOCKTON – A Village of Sinclairville man was arrested after allegedly threatening a person with a knife on Thursday. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Austin Schwab, 24, was charged with second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Deputies say on Friday Schwab was arrested during a traffic ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-08

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