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1/19/2018 4:52:46 PM
Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas spoke about the past year and took a look ahead to 2018 when he delivered his State of City message before a capacity crowd Friday afternoon at Dunkirk City Hall. One of the top priorities includes a major challenge...to get an international company to expand its operations in Dunkirk. Rosas says the $30 million project involves Special Metals and if successful would me...read more
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2018-01-20 12:49
Fire extensively damaged a two-story apartment house in Jamestown on Friday. Jamestown Fire Battalion Chief Roger Sigular says crews were called to the scene at 24 Phillips Street at about 9:30 PM. Sigular says crews found fire coming from the rear of the first floor when they arrived. He says they were able to knock down the initial flames, but then they had to go up to the attic to continue the ...read more
2018-01-20 10:13
One of the area's top high school sports coaches has left the district where he has coached almost exclusively for more than a quarter of a century. Curt Fischer, the head football, boys basketball, and softball coach at Maple Grove, announced his resignation on Thursday. Fischer, who led his teams to five state championships since joining Maple Grove in 1992, says it's a decision he did not want ...read more
2018-01-20 07:52
A Jamestown man was arrested in Cattaraugus County after he was found to have 19 grams of crack cocaine in his possession. 31-year-old Eric Lamont Reese, Sr. was charged with 3rd-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell following an investigation by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force. The charge stems from a traffic stop early Friday morning on South Union S...read more
2018-01-20 05:52
The federal government has officially shut down after a Senate vote Friday night failed to pass a spending bill by the midnight deadline. The Senate is scheduled to reconvene at noon today to try to work out a deal on the spending bill. ABC News reports that even with a day full of meetings between top lawmakers and President Donald Trump on Friday, there was still no deal reached. Senate Majority...read more
2018-01-20 05:37
Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget increases state school aid by 3%, or about $769 million. However, when you "peel back" the layers of the spending plan, there's really not enough to cover the anticipated increase in costs to educate children in the state. That from New York State Schools Boards Association Executive Director Tim Kremer, who says it's really about a 2.3% increase. Kremer say...read more
2018-01-20 05:30
A Stockton man was arrested after becoming disorderly at a local establishment late Friday night. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Stockton Grill on County Route 380 shortly after 11:30 PM and found 21-year-old Mark Eppinger, Jr. Deputies asked Eppinger to leave the location multiple times. He then allegedly became disorderly outside. Eppinger physically resisted arrest, ...read more
2018-01-19 01:54
A 20-year-old Ripley man who was wanted on several felony and misdemeanor warrants had to be tased by Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies this morning after he tried to evade arrest by running from a residence in Ripley. Deputies say they observed Dylan Murphy at the residence on South State Street in the town. Deputies tased Murphy during a foot chase. Besides the felony warrants for burglary 1s...read more
2018-01-19 12:45
There's a new attraction at the Buffalo Zoo and he doesn't mind the cold weather. The Buffalo Zoo today announced the addition of a new male snow leopard. Altai, a one-year-old male snow leopard, comes to the Buffalo Zoo from the Akron Zoo. Named after the Altai Republic and Altai Mountain Range, he arrived in Buffalo in early October. After successful clearance of health quarantine, he began his ...read more
2018-01-19 12:00
We're expecting another January thaw this weekend into early next week. The National Weather Service in it's Hazardous Weather Outlook today indicated that temperatures will reach the 40s on Monday and periods of rain will develop Monday and Monday night as a cold front crosses the region. The combination of rain and snow melt may result in an elevated risk of minor flooding and ice jam flooding. ...read more
2018-01-19 11:51
Chautauqua County's business community apparently views Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2019 proposed budget as a mixed bag. That's according to Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Tranum. On one hand, Tranum says the budget continues to emphasize job readiness, something he says the chamber continues to support. But, a major concern is the governor's proposal to shift to a pay ro...read more
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