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8/31/2015 1:06:10 PM
A local researcher who has been studying the effects of microbeads on the Great Lakes and other waterways says a ban is the best way to get a handle on the pollution problem.  Dr. Sherri Mason, a chemistry professor at the State University of New York at Fredonia, spoke about the issue on WDOE's Viewpoint program today.  While many companies that the use the small plastic particles in th...read more
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2015-08-31 01:09
A section of Central Avenue in the city of Dunkirk will be closed for most of the day today.  Central between Lucas Avenue and 6th Street will be closed to all traffic for a new waterline reconstruction project.  Motorists will want to find alternate routes.   ...read more
2015-08-31 11:08
As the Buffalo Bills trim their roster to the required 75 players, a fan favorite has become a casulty.  The Bills announced today they have cut Running back Fred Jackson.  Jackson, who played 10 years with the Bills, was among 12 players who were cut from the roster.  Bills GM Doug Whaley issued the following statement:"Today, we had to make the difficult decision to release Fred J...read more
2015-08-31 07:25
Hundreds of people turned out for the nearly hour long grande parade that capped the final day of the three-day Fredonia Farm Festival.  Organizers say the 47th annual festival that ended on Sunday went smoothly with near perfect weather.  About two-dozen groups took part in Sunday's parade that ran along Temple Street. Photo by the Observer...read more
2015-08-31 06:29
With the first day of school coming on Wednesday in the Dunkirk City School District, local police are reminding motorists that they will begin the enforcement of the school speed zones around the city.  Most of the school speed zones are 15 mph with the exception of Route 60 near School 3 which is 20 mph.  And Police Chief David Ortolano says there is a new school speed zone on Lake Sho...read more
2015-08-31 06:22
A 56-year-old Sherman man is accused of unlawfully growing marijuana after an investigation by Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies.  Deputies say the investigation on August 17th accused Eugene Newby of growing marijuana on his property and several potted marijuana plants were seized.  Newby has been charged with unlawfully growing the plant known as cannabis without a license and crimi...read more
2015-08-30 12:12
Charges have been filed against a man who is accused of fatally shooting a deputy near Houston, Texas.  Authorities are charging 30-year-old Shannon Miles with capital murder after he allegedly shot 47-year-old Darren Goforth multiple times in what is being described as an "execution-style" killing.  The incident occurred at a gas station in suburban Houston Frid...read more
2015-08-30 10:05
The quarterback position is one of the Buffalo Bills' big concerns as the 2015 NFL regular season approaches.  But in the preseason game that is considered to be "dress rehearsal" for the regular season, all three quarterbacks vying for Buffalo's starting job put on a great show.  On Saturday at Ralph Wilson Stadium, E.J. Manuel, Matt Cassel, and Tyrod Taylor combined to complete 25 out ...read more
2015-08-30 09:01
A Sherman man was arrested Friday afternoon after he was found driving his ATV while drunk.  Around 5:30 PM, Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies saw a man on an ATV on Park Street in the Village of Sherman, wearing no helmet and having no registration on the ATV.  Officers stopped the ATV, and an investigation found that the operator, 40-year-old Edwin Hannold, Jr. was intoxicated....read more
2015-08-30 08:48
The building that has been the centerpiece of Chautauqua Institution since 1893 will be replaced.  On Saturday, the Institution Board of Trustees voted to let design plans for the renewal of the Chautauqua Amphitheater go out to bid.  The decision follows an eight-month intensive process that included a review of a study group work and findings begun in 2010, information from outsid...read more
2015-08-29 11:47
A suspect is in custody in connection with a fatal shooting of a Texas deputy Friday night.  47-year-old Darren Goforth, a husband and father of two, was ambushed from behind and gunned down while he was gassing up his patrol car in suburban Houston.  According to ABC News, the suspect is in custody because his mother helped authorities capture him.  ABC has been talk...read more
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