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12/21/2014 8:18:23 AM
Chautauqua County residents suffering from drug addiction now have a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week number they can call for professional services where they can get the treatment they need. County Executive Vince Horrigan and county Mental Hygiene Services Director Patricia Brinkman say the New York State HOPEline is a toll-free service that offers "help and hope" to those trying to break their ...read more
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2014-12-20 09:59
A violent fight at a residence in Irving has landed an 18-year-old man in the Chautauqua County Jail. County sheriff's officers were called to 445 Main Road shortly after 1:30 PM Friday, and learned that John McLaughlin III and another person were involved in the altercation. Deputies say McLaughlin head-butted and struck the subject with a baseball bat, and also broke a door handle and threw a vi...read more
2014-12-20 09:56
Jamestown Police arrested a woman alleged to have committed an armed robbery at a gas station in the south county city late Friday night. Jamestown Police say the woman displayed what appeared to be a handgun at the Kwik Fill on Forest Avenue just before 10:00 PM, and demanded cash from the drawer. The suspect, 25-year-old Kimberly Ballenger of Jamestown, then fled the store on foot and was l...read more
2014-12-20 09:52
Because of last month's snowstorms, seniors in Chautauqua County have until the end of the month to enroll in a Medicare program or change their plans. That's according to the County Office for the Aging Director, Mary Ann Spanos. Spanos says while open enrollment has been extended, you cannot enroll directly through their office... [audio:spanosoenroll1.mp3]Mary Ann Spanos: enrollment extended t...read more
2014-12-20 05:43
A Dunkirk man was arrested on drug-related charges after an incident at the Chautauqua County Office Building in the city.  Dunkirk Police responded to the corner of Central Avenue and 3rd Street shortly after 4:00 PM Friday after getting a report of suspicious activity and a male subject, who appeared to hide something near the doorway of the building before going inside. Police found about ...read more
2014-12-20 05:38
An arrest has been made in connection with the death of a 5-year-old boy near Albany.  Authorities say 19-year-old Tiffany Van Alstyne has been charged with 2nd-degree murder in the death of Kenneth White.  Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says Van Alstyne, who is White's cousin, strangled him and tossed his body into a culvert... [audio:craigapplebodythrownaway.mp3]Craig Apple: body t...read more
2014-12-19 12:20
Forecasters are keeping an eye on a large storm that is heading for the Great Lakes region next week and could impact holiday travel.  Meteorologist Shawn Smith of the National Weather Service in Buffalo tells WDOE News that storm may impact Western New York, but its still too early to determine the exact path. [audio:smithpossibleimpactofstorm.mp3]Smith-WNY will be impacted by storm[/audio]...read more
2014-12-19 12:16
Dunkirk Police are investigating a two vehicle crash that occurred this morning at the corner of East 7th and Maple Avenue.  The crash, which occurred shortly before 10 am, involved a minivan and a car.  There were no reports of any injuries.  Dunkirk firefighters assisted at the scene.  Photo by Dan Kohler...read more
2014-12-19 12:08
With one of the largest police departments in the nation deciding to move ahead with them...don't be surprised if local departments look to equip their officers with body cameras.  Local police officials are already discussing the issue.  Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano says he has conversed with other police officials about the issue. [audio:Ortolanohavehaddiscussions.mp3]Ortolano-...read more
2014-12-19 11:56
Police are now treating the death of a 5-year-old boy in Albany County as a homicide after investigators determined a caretaker lied when she told them he had been abducted by two masked men.  Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says the body of Kenneth White was found by a sheriff's dog during an overnight search.        Video by ABC News...read more
2014-12-19 06:57
The National Weather Service has lifted the Winter Weather Advisory.  Local residents will want to watch their step since decks and walkways may still be slippery from the coating of freezing drizzle and light snow....read more
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