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4/18/2015 6:48:14 AM
Authorities are investigating an incident in which a vehicle crashed into a pole this morning in the Town of Dunkirk. WDOE News has learned that a red Jeep struck the pole on Route 5 around 2:00 AM, bringing down some power lines. There were no injuries reported, but the driver might have left the scene before authorities arrived. The crash caused a section of Route 5 between Wilbur Road and Linwo...read more
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2015-04-17 03:08
The State University of New York at Fredonia’s Colleges Against Cancer will hold its annual Relay For Life event starting tomorrow afternoon. The 12 hour event raises money for the American Cancer Society in support of cancer research. This year’s Relay For Life is Disney themed and will be held in the Steele Hall field house. Check-in will begin at 4 p.m. and the event will continue u...read more
2015-04-17 03:05
Chautauqua County's two state lawmakers covered a number of issues when they appeared before the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce during the organization's annual State Legislative Breakfast in Lakewood today.  While they expressed concerns about the budget making process, both State Senator Cathy Young and Assemblyman Andy Goodell felt there were several positives about the new state bu...read more
2015-04-17 01:04
About 25 fire departments in Chautauqua County will be holding an open house next weekend in an effort to get volunteer firefighters and emts to join the ranks.  Chautauqua County Emergency Services Director and Fire Coordinator Julius Leone says Recruit New York has picked up some momentum over the years. Last year, nearly 50 new recruits joined their ranks. Leone says more are needed this y...read more
2015-04-17 09:52
Locally dense fog along the lake shore area may cause some challenges for drivers this morning.  Meteorologist John Hitchcock of the National Weather Service says the fog, with visibility less than a quarter of a mile at times, is pretty typical for early spring with moist air flowing across the colder lake waters. [audio:4171585042-Hitchmoistairovercoldlake.mp3]Hitchcock-Moist air is flowin...read more
2015-04-17 08:22
Authorities in Cattaraugus County confirm that Salamanca Police have had four individual drug overdoses from a substance believe to be a very potent derivative of Heroin.  One of the overdoses resulted in the death of the person.  The other three people were saved by the use of Narcan which counters the deadly effects of a Heroin overdose.  Salamanca Police are working with the Catt...read more
2015-04-17 07:55
Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk has a new Director of Information Technology.  The hospital has announced that Kevin Kimball is joining Brooks after serving as the Vice President of Information Technology/CIO at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.  With over 25 years of information technology experience, Kimball brings expertise in areas such as strategic business and IT planning, workflo...read more
2015-04-17 07:48
President Obama signed the so called "Doc Fix" bill which includes protections for rural hospitals across the nation.  The legislation passed both the House and Senate with bi-partisan support.  New York's senior Senator Chuck Schumer and area Congressman Tom Reed, a Republican from Corning, both supported the legislation that includes provisions of the Rural Hospital Access Act that wil...read more
2015-04-17 07:44
The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual State Legislative Breakfast in Lakewood this morning.  The event, at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club will feature appearances by State senator Cathy Young and Assemblyman Andrew Goodell.  The state lawmakers will be giving opening remarks followed by questions from the Chamber and their members and guests.  WDOE Ne...read more
2015-04-17 06:46
Drivers may run into some dense fog across the higher terrain during the morning commute.  In a special weather statement, the National Weather Service says the rain from from last night will combine with light winds and a saturated air mass to produce areas of dense fog across the higher terrain.  Visibility may only be a few hundred feet in some areas.  Drivers will want to allow ...read more
2015-04-16 05:20
A third arrest has been made in connection with a home invasion-robbery in Jamestown last Friday. Jamestown Police took a 16-year-old male into custody Thursday for allegedly driving the vehicle involved in the incident at 76 Pershing Avenue. Jamestown Police Captain Bob Samuelson says the teen now faces a felony conspiracy charge in the case, even though he was not directly involve...read more
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