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3/1/2015 5:34:46 PM
Five departments along with Chautauqua County Emergency Services responded to a barn fire on Willow Road in the town of Dunkirk Sunday afternoon.  The fire at 4500 Willow Road was reported around 4:30 pm. West Dunkirk firefighters received mutual aid from Fredonia, Brocton, East Dunkirk and Sheridan departments.  Fire official say about a dozen goats died in the fire.  A space heate...read more
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2015-03-02 12:11
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from noon Tuesday to 1 am Wednesday for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.  Snow will develop early Tuesday afternoon then change to freezing rain and sleet by late afternoon before changing to rain Tuesday night.  Snow accumulating 1 to 2 inches.  Ice accumulation of up to a quarter of an inch. Winter Weather Ad...read more
2015-03-02 11:48
A man from the Elmira area who was convicted of murdering a town of Carroll couple will spend at least 50 years in prison.  Chautauqua County Court Judge John Ward today sentenced Davide Coggins to 50 years to life.  A jury found him guilty last November of two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Joyce and Gordon Skinner in their home in April 2013.  Three other men were...read more
2015-03-02 05:47
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer said Sunday a loophole in federal gun laws allows people who are on the U.S. terrorist watch list to buy guns. Schumer noted the arrests last week of three Brooklyn men on charges they conspired to join ISIS and carry out attacks at home. The New York Democrat blames the NRA lobby and wants legislation to prohibit guns sales to people on the list. [audio:3021554519-Guns...read more
2015-03-02 05:43
A 23-year-old Dunkirk man has been charged with DWI drugs after Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies found a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway on Brigham Road in the town of Dunkirk late Friday night.  Deputies say that the driver, Daniel Lukasik, and a passenger were observed changing positions in the vehicle.  They also determined that Lukasik was impaired by drugs.  He...read more
2015-03-01 10:44
A congressman from New York State is slamming the group of GOP lawmakers who refused to extend funding for the Department of Homeland Security. A Republican bill to fund the DHS for three weeks failed Friday after 52 conservatives voted against it in protest of President Obama's executive action on immigration. The inability to pass a Republican drafted bill was seen as a major defeat for House Sp...read more
2015-03-01 08:57
The month of February was an historically cold one for Western New York. Meteorologist John Hitchcock with the National Weather Service in Buffalo says not only was this the coldest February on record, but it also broke an 81-year-old mark for the coldest month ever for our region... [audio:3011585451-johnhitchcockcoldestmonthever.mp3]John Hitchcock: coldest month ever[/audio] The previous recor...read more
2015-02-28 01:21
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SUNDAY TO 7 AM EST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.LOCATIONS...WESTERN SOUTHERN TIER.TIMING...FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING.HAZARDS...SNOW.ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 3 INCHES SUNDAY AND 2 TO 3 INCHES SUNDAY NIGHT...LEADING TO STORM TOTALS OF 4 TO 6 I...read more
2015-02-28 01:16
A Brocton man with two prior DWI convictions is in custody for allegedly driving while drunk in Fredonia. State Police responded to a vehicle off the roadway on Ellicott Road just before 1:00 AM Friday. Troopers say 47-year-old James Schroeder, Jr. was intoxicated and refused a breath test. Police tell WDOE News that Schroeder was convicted for drunk driving in 2013 and 2009. Schroeder was arraign...read more
2015-02-28 11:08
Local assemblyman Andrew Goodell says if Chautauqua County lawmakers want a half-a-percent increase in the local sales tax, he'll support it. However, the Bemus Point Republican says it's unclear how the state legislature will act as a whole on the request. County Executive Vince Horrigan proposed raising the tax to 8% in this week's State of the County Address. Goodell says he'd rather see a sale...read more
2015-02-28 10:58
The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce has learned that a hit show on the History Channel will be filming episodes in Chautauqua County next month. The Chamber says that Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Antique Archaeology will be making a road trip to New York for their hit series "American Pickers," and Chautauqua County is among the destinations. If you have a large collection or want to refer so...read more
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