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4/18/2014 7:02:39 AM
Jamestown Police have released the identity of the 16-month-old girl who was beaten to death Wednesday night. Police Captain Bob Samuelson says Nayla Hodnett was brought from a home at 218 1/2 Newland Avenue to WCA Hospital's emergency room by her mother.  Hodnett was later transferred to Buffalo Women and Children's Hospital, where she later died.  Samuelson says an autopsy was then p...read more
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2014-04-19 10:42
Former New York Sate Senator Joseph Bruno will go back on trial in a revised case alleging that he took actual bribes or kickbacks. Bruno, who led the Senate Majority for 14 years before stepping down in 2008, is accused of accepting more than $400,000 from a businessman for helping with state grants. He was acquitted in 2009 of five fraud counts and convicted of two others, but the two conviction...read more
2014-04-18 12:09
It's going to be a family reunion like no other late this July in Jamestown, and at Chautauqua Institution. The family of "Buffalo Bill" Cody will be here for the International Cody Family Association Reunion. The head of the Association, Suzanna Cody, says they hold the event every other year, and had hoped to hold it here two years ago, but it didn't work out. Cody first came to Jamestown after ...read more
2014-04-18 06:58
One person died in Thursday night's massive house fire in the Town of Ellicott.  A total of twelve fire companies were called to 3161 Moon Road around 10:40 PM.  While battling the blaze, crews found an elderly male inside the house.  County Coroner John Sixbey says 93-year-old Arthur Carlson died of smoke inhalation.  The Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team determin...read more
2014-04-18 06:52
A three-month long investigation into opiate sales in Dunkirk led to an arrest on Thursday. County sheriff's officers say 24-year-old Nicholas Moore of 10523 Brigham Road in Dunkirk turned himself in to Dunkirk Police on an outstanding warrant charging him with one count each of criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance. Officers say Moore allegedly sold quantities of an opiate-base...read more
2014-04-17 04:53
The Cattaraugus Indian Reservation man who fatally stabbed his half-brother multiple times in 2012 was given a maximum prison sentence today in Erie County Court.  22-year-old Cody Testerman, who pleaded guilty to 1st-degree manslaughter, was sentenced to 25 years in prison, and was also given five years probation.  In July 2012, Testerman stabbed 20-year-old Jesse Seneca 22 times o...read more
2014-04-17 03:54
One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash at a busy Dunkirk intersection Thursday afternoon.  Dunkirk Police say 71-year-old Robert Morse, Sr. of Dunkirk was making a left turn in his pickup truck from Main Street onto Lake Shore Drive just before 2:00 PM, when he went through a red light and collided with a tractor trailer driven by 34-year-old Mladen Clijanovic of Blasdell.  M...read more
2014-04-17 02:28
The intensely cold winter and a deeper than usual ice cover on Chautauqua Lake is apparently what's triggered a major fish kill along the lake's shoreline. Hundreds of silver bass and gizzard shad, and other mainly "surface fish" had been pushed onto land by high winds last weekend. Chautauqua County's Director of Environmental Health Services, Mark Stow, took a look at an area in Bemus Point Mond...read more
2014-04-17 02:17
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office is warning people not to be fooled by a caller posing as a member of the sheriff's office. Deputies say a citizen was scammed into giving his credit card information over the phone to settle an unpaid debt. According to the victim, the caller stated that money was owed regarding a past bill for some tools purchased. The caller then told the victim that failu...read more
2014-04-17 02:14
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says so far in 2014, there has been an 18 percent increase in questionable income tax returns from this time last year. However, the majority of returns his office receives are approved. DiNapoli says more than 4.8 million returns have been filed, and only about 7,500 have been found to be improper filings. Around $24 million in questionable refunds have been stop...read more
2014-04-17 02:09
Fredonia Central School has been recognized in a national publication for its outstanding music education. The latest edition of School, Band & Orchestra Magazine names Fredonia Central on its annual list of Best Communities for Music Education. A total of 376 school districts across the country were honored based on funding, staffing of highly qualified teachers, commitment to standards, and ...read more
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