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12/3/2016 5:50:51 AM
WCA Hospital in Jamestown will now be known as "UPMC Chautauqua WCA." The announcement was made at the hospital Friday afternoon after final state regulatory approvals for its partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center came late Thursday. WCA President and CEO Betsy Wright says this culminates a year-long process to formally make WCA part of the UPMC Health Care Network... [audi...read more
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2016-12-03 07:07
Our recently concluded fall season was a near record one in Western New York. That from meteorologist David Thomas at the National Weather Service in Buffalo. Thomas says November ended up being the eighth warmest since records have been kept, dating back to 1871. He says the months of September, October and November were the third-warmest ever, with temperatures during that span running about fou...read more
2016-12-02 01:20
The Jamestown School District and the Jamestown Teachers Association are jointly announcing that they have reached agreement on a new, four-year contract.  School Superintendent Tim Mains, and JTA President Chris Reilly say the contract runs retroactive to June of 2014 and expires in June of 2018.  The Jamestown School Board adopted the new contract during a special meeting Thursday nigh...read more
2016-12-02 01:06
Get ready for another STOP-DWI Enforcement Crackdown later this month.  Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace has announced that police agencies across the county will be participating in the next enforcement crackdown beginning Friday, December 16 and continuing through Monday, January 2.  The event is being funded by a grant from the Governor's Traffic Safety Commitee and is part of a n...read more
2016-12-02 12:23
A traffic stop on Newland Avenue near Sampson Street in Jamestown Thursday afternoon eventually led to three arrests for possession of crystal meth.  Jamestown Police say when they pulled over 32-year-old Beau KC Jones, suspected of being an unlicensed driver, they found a suspicious package in the vehicle.  After obtaining a search warrant, police say they discovered the package contain...read more
2016-12-02 11:11
State Department of Transportation officials believe a roundabout is the best design choice for improving safety at the intersection of Routes 20 and 60 in the town of Pomfret near Fredonia.  That's according to Susan Surdej of the State DOT Regional Office in Buffalo.  She is encouraging area residents to attend a public information meeting on the proposal set for Wednesday, December 7 ...read more
2016-12-02 08:14
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating an Olean man who has been reported missing since November 1.  The Criminal Investigation Bureau says that 49-year-old Noel Dixon was last seen on October 7 on Henley Street in Olean.  Noel speaks with an Irish accent.  Anyone with information on Dixon's whereabouts or has had contact with him i...read more
2016-12-02 07:01
An 18-year-old Little Valley man has been charged with 2nd assault after an investigation into an incident last month involving a a child under the age of 2.  Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputies say they arrested Darrin Doner following the incident on November 27 where he allegedly caused physical injury to the child.  2nd degree assault is a class D felony. Doner was arraigned in New ...read more
2016-12-02 05:52
President-Elect Donald Trump has announced his pick for Secretary of Defense, but the choice is not likely to get the support of several Democrats including U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.  Trump says the official announcement is coming Monday, but he mentioned the choice of retired Marine General James "Mad Dog" Mattis as Secretary of Defense during a stop in Cincinatti... [audio:120216549...read more
2016-12-02 05:24
A mix of rain and snow showers is occurring across portions of Chautauqua County this morning.  Closer to Lake Erie, it's mainly liquid in the form of rain.  But, across the higher terrain there is a slushy accumulation and that could cause some slick spots.  The Weather Channel forecast calls for accumulations of 1 to 3 inches tonight, but mainly on the hilltops.  Closer to La...read more
2016-12-01 04:57
An 18-year-old male finds himself behind bars after he was arrested Thursday afternoon on sex charges. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies served a warrant for the unidentified teen at an address on Route 83 in the Town of Arkwright. Officers say the teen had an active warrant for two counts of 1st-degree sex abuse out of Chautauqua County Court. The male was taken into custody without incident a...read more
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