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7/29/2015 5:28:15 PM
A 14-year-old girl has been charged with first degree manslaughter in the death of a 21-month-old child that was placed in her care Monday evening.  That's the word from Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace and District Attorney David Foley who held a news conference in Mayville on Wednesday afternoon. An autopsy performed at the Erie County Medical Center showed that Joshua Jock Jr. die...read more
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2015-07-29 05:17
The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival kicks off Thursday in Jamestown. Along with headliner Jerry Seinfeld, who will perform two sold out shows on Saturday, there will be a slew of comedians to keep you laughing all weekend, including some up-and-comers.  Executive Director of the National Comedy Center Journey Gunderson... [audio:7291541247-journeygundersonstandupshowcase.mp3]Journey Gunder...read more
2015-07-29 01:05
Federal agents have made a terror-related arrest in Western New York.  Arafat Nagi of Lackawanna has been charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIL according to U.S. Attorney for Western New York William Hochul. He says the 44-year-old man made two separate trips from Lackawanna to Turkey and purchased items including military combat gear such as night vision g...read more
2015-07-29 12:59
The heat is on as temperatures edge up to near 90 degrees across parts of Western New York.  An advocate for senior citizens is advising them to make sure they stay cool and drink plenty of water.  Dr. Mary Ann Spanos of the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging says seniors are especially vulnerable when it comes to excessive heat and humidity and they need to play it safe. [audio:729...read more
2015-07-29 07:50
A large crowd turned out for the annual demolition derby at the Chautauqua County Fair last night.  The Budweiser Grandstand was packed with people who watched the two-and-a-half hour event that was dedicated in memory of the late Chad Ellman of Dunkirk.  The demolition derby championship finals will take place on Sunday at 4 pm. Photo by the Observer...read more
2015-07-29 07:19
A 54-year-old Dewittville man is facing charges after several marijuana plants were discovered by County Sheriff's deputies who were responding to a report of a neighbor dispute last Wednesday.  Deputies say they found eight marijuana plants growing on property owned by Thomas Cole of Centralia-Hartfield Road.  After a search of the residence, deputies also found a small bag containing M...read more
2015-07-29 07:01
Authorities hope to have more answers today concerning the death of a 2-year-old boy in the town of Harmony.  The boy, who was identified Joshua Jock Jr., was transported to WCA Hospital late Monday night where he was pronounced dead.  Chautauqua County District Attorney David Foley told WDOE News on Tuesday that an autopsy was being performed at the Erie County Medical Center.  The...read more
2015-07-29 06:49
If you will be spending a lot of time outside today...make sure you stay hydrated, because today will likely be the hottest day so far this summer.  Temperatures will approach 90 in many areas today according to Meteorologist Jeff Wood of the National Weather Service.  He says a high pressure system is bringing the heat.  Areas away from the cooler Lake Erie waters will feel it. [a...read more
2015-07-28 05:33
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will testify before the Senate on Wednesday at a hearing on a revised version of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, a bill that would reform the way colleges and universities handle sexual assaults on campuses. Gillibrand, who introduced the bipartisan bill earlier this year, is urging the Senate to pass the new legislation... [audio:7281542837-gillibra...read more
2015-07-28 05:22
Professional golf is coming back to Peek n' Peak in Clymer. Kevin Sanvidge, Chief Executive Officer of the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation, made the announcement at a news conference at the resort on Tuesday... [audio:7281542027-sanvidgewebcomtourcomingtopeeknpeak.mp3]Kevin Sanvidge: web.com Tour coming to Peek n' Peak[/audio] The five-day tournament -- on the upper course -- ...read more
2015-07-28 05:12
Gas prices in Chautauqua County have dropped a fraction of a cent and remain in the $2.92-per-gallon range for regular unleaded fuel.  That from AAA's weekly Fuel Gauge Report, which says the price has fallen three-tenths of a cent this week. Nationally, AAA says the average price is $2.71.  The Fuel Gauge says the national average price for regular, unleaded gasoline has now dropped for...read more
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