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As millions of Americans hit the roads and highways during the holiday weekend, police across the state will be looking for drivers who drink and drive. Most police agencies in Chautauqua County will also be participating in the crackdown. Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace says his department will have extra patrols out and will be on the lookout for impaired and distracted drivers....read more
The search for leads and evidence in a missing person's case from the city of Jamestown wrapped up just south of Sugar Grove, Pennsyvania late last night. However, police officials remain tight-lipped about what they were looking for, and what they found. Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings says today that Jamestown police investigators and members of the county Sheriff's Department...read more
A Silver Creek man has been sentenced in Cattaraugus County Court for attempted sexual abuse in the first degree. According to the Cattaraugus County DA's Office, 66-year-old Michael Nelson will serve two years in prison and three years of post release supervision for an incident in the town of Persia late last August.
The city of Dunkirk is gearing up for the annual Fourth of July celebration with plenty of activities being planned in the waterfront area. Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano is urging those planning to attend the fireworks and other events to watch out for pedestrians and traffic congestion. He expects large crowds to form, especially in the area of Lake Shore Drive during the holida...read more
Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies nabbed a Randolph woman for DWI early Thursday morning while they were investigating an unrelated incident on Ellery-Centralia Road in the town of Ellery shortly after 12 am. Deputies say that 48-year-old Lisa Adams stopped in the roadway and rolled down her window to speak with the deputies. They felt she may have been intoxicated and further inves...read more
The Buffalo Sabres have announced that they have signed their top draft pick, Jack Eichel. The Buffalo News reports that Eichel and the Sabres have agreed on a three-year entry-level contract worth $925,000 per year, but could be worth as much as $3 million a year with bonuses included. The product of Boston University will skip his sophomore year, and he is already penciled in as the Sabres'...read more
State Senator Cathy Young has announced that she secured more funding to help the Chautauqua Lake Association deal with invasive species prevention for the lake. Young has obtained a $100,000 grant for CLA. The Olean Republican says visitors to Chautauqua County spend millions of dollars every year, which directly translates into thousands of local jobs....read more
While it began with major changes in leadership, the New York Public Interest Research Group reports that the 2015 legislative session was the busiest since 2008 in terms of bill passage. NYPIRG says that both houses of the state Legislature passed 718 bills during the six-month session. Recently, State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell told WDOE News that he had some success in getting several bills pas...read more
Gas prices in Chautauqua County are up slightly this week, heading into the July 4th holiday weekend. The AAA's Fuel Gauge reports the average price this week is up a fraction of a penny from $2.95 to $2.956 per gallon. Meanwhile, the national average for regular unleaded is now about $2.77. AAA says despite rising prices over the past several months, drivers are poised to pay the lowest prices fo...read more
An elderly Forestville man was hospitalized Wednesday morning following a one-vehicle crash in the Town of Hanover. Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers and Forestville fire crews responded to Route 39 just after 9:15 AM. Deputies say 81-year-old Robert Frontuto was eastbound on Route 39 when he veered off the road and struck a utility pole. A medical condition may have been a contributing fa...read more
A Jamestown woman is facing several felony charges following an investigation into welfare fraud. A joint investigation by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Health and Human Services has led to charges being placed against 33-year-old Brandi Briggs. Investigators accuse Briggs of receiving $3,627 in illegal food stamp benefits. Briggs allegedly failed t...read more