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2/5/2016 12:18:56 PM
The State Police and local law enforcement agencies will be busy this Super Bowl weekend cracking down on impaired driving.  The latest STOP-DWI campaign will run from Saturday until midnight, Monday.  Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace coordinates the program in the county and says the Sheriff's Office will be working with the State Police and a number of local police agencies. He say...read more
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2016-02-05 01:46
Jamestown Police are investigating a IRS phone scam case where an elderly victim lost more than $4,000.  Police investigators say the victim, responding to a caller that posed as an IRS Tax agent, sent multiple money orders to Las Vegas, Nevada.  Police are warning the public that the IRS does not operate this way and would not contact you via telephone and ask you to pay in this manner....read more
2016-02-05 12:28
A Western New York Congressman has announced that he will oppose Key Bank's purchase of First Niagara Bank.  Congressman Brian Higgins joined Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz this morning to announce their opposition to the proposed merger.  Higgins says the merger may violate federal anti-trust law according to a careful analysis his office has done.  He says over 300 jobs are ...read more
2016-02-05 08:50
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city is stopping the operation of some cranes after a construction crane toppled over in lower Manhattan Friday morning. The tragic mishap led to one death and three injuries.  de Blasio says the incident apparently occurred as the crane was being moved into a secure position because of increasing wind speed. He says they are taking precautions, eve...read more
2016-02-05 06:59
An ongoing investigation into illegal drug sales in the village of Gowanda led to two arrests on Thursday.  Members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, Gowanda Police, Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputies and State Police CNET executed two search warrants at 42 Commercial Street where they discovered an active meth lab.  Residents of the building were evacuated until the lab ...read more
2016-02-05 06:19
State Police are continuing to investigate a hit and run accident that occurred on Brigham Road in the town of Dunkirk Thursday morning.  The incident occurred shortly after 7 am when a mini-van type vehicle struck a pedestrian and apparently left the scene. Authorities may have tracked down the vehicle, but further details remain sketchy.  West Dunkirk firefighters assisted at the scene...read more
2016-02-05 06:16
Lake effect snow has deposited a few inches of snow across the area overnight and during the morning commute.  The National Weather Service reports that 3.7 inches of snow was measured near Fredonia, 2 inches in Dunkirk and 1.4 inches near Jamestown.  There were some unofficial reports of nearly five inches in some locations.  Whatever the measurement, it was enough snow to slick up...read more
2016-02-04 05:04
Acting Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson says he is running to be the DA for the next four years. Swanson announced his candidacy Thursday afternoon, saying that he has the experience of prosecuting thousands of cases in the DA's office over the past nearly five years. The Fredonia Democrat says he also has a lot of criminal law experience in Memphis, Tennessee. Swanson says...read more
2016-02-04 04:50
Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan has returned from Albany, where he attended the New York State Association of Counties annual legislative conference. Horrigan says several items were discussed during the conference.  Among them...a consolidation restructuring initiative he plans on addressing during his upcoming State of the County Address, financial projections, and the issue...read more
2016-02-04 04:31
Flames extensively damaged the second floor and roof of a vacant home on Fairmount Avenue in Jamestown early Thursday morning. Jamestown Deputy Fire Chief Chet Harvey says a neighbor to the structure at 196 Fairmount Avenue noticed the flames at about 1:30 AM and alerted firefighters at a nearby fire station.  He says on arrival, crews noticed a house heavily involved on the second ...read more
2016-02-04 12:21
National Grid crews had a busy day on Wednesday, not only dealing with scattered power outages caused by the strong winds, but a problem at the Berry Road sub-station in the town of Pomfret.  Utility spokesman Steve Brady says that's what triggered a large power outage that affected several locations in the North County, leaving nearly 6,300 National Grid customers in the dark for over two ho...read more
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