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11/26/2014 11:26:32 AM
Millions of travelers are on their way to grandmother's house for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  Local police agencies are urging drivers to play it safe. Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace says it's a good idea to have a travel plan before heading out. [audio:Geracebigtravelholiday.mp3]Gerace-Have a plan before heading out[/audio] Gerace says there will be a crack down on impaired dr...read more
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2014-11-26 04:06
If you have to fill up at the gas pump while traveling this holiday weekend, you may notice a lighter burden on your wallet. According to the AAA's weekly Fuel Gauge report, the average price for regular unleaded gasoline in Chautauqua County is now down to $3.25 a gallon, about a nickel lower than last week. However, some stations in the area are now closer to the statewide average of $3.19 ...read more
2014-11-26 04:03
A bill sponsored by State Senator Cathy Young that will open more opportunities for broadband expansion in rural areas was recently signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Young, who chairs the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, says the measure improves the process that certain broadband providers, called Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers, go through to access federal loans design...read more
2014-11-26 03:59
The Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Drive is underway in the North County, but last week's lake effect storm has put a dent in donations. That's according to Captain John Merchant of the Salvation Army in Jamestown, who is also running the Dunkirk Salvation Army... [audio:captjohnredkettledriveisbehind.mp3]John Merchant: Red Kettle Drive is behind[/audio] Merchant says they are also in need v...read more
2014-11-26 08:21
The Resource Center is coordinating U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots drive in Chautauqua County for the 15th straight year.  The goal is to collect enough toys to provide one “stocking stuffer” and one larger gift to every child who is registered to receive assistance through Toys for Tots.  Last year, more than 2,300 children in Chautauqua County received toys...read more
2014-11-26 08:16
A Randolph man has been charged with 2nd degree aggravated harrassment after calling the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center nuermous times using the Emergency 911 system for no legimate reason and not having an emergency.  59-year-old James Fiebelkorn is currently being held in the Cattaragus County Jail in lieu of bail. ...read more
2014-11-26 07:19
Western New York will be missing out on a major storm that is hitting the east coast.  Thanksgiving holiday travelers will want to keep an eye on the latest weather if they are heading east on the Thruway.  Winter weather advisories and warnings are up with predicted snowfall amounts of from 4 to 16 inches in the Mohawk and Hudson Valleys, including 6 to 10 inches in the Capital District...read more
2014-11-26 07:14
The alleged accomplice who refused to testify during the recent Davide Coggins double-murder trial could get a longer stay in prison when he's sentenced in January.  That's according to Chautauqua County District Attorney David Foley who says a pre-sentencing conference was held in the case of Steven Todd Monday.  Foley says that since Todd said he would not testify, he had two options t...read more
2014-11-25 04:52
With the cleanup following last week's snowstorms, the Better Business Bureau is urging homeowners to beware of scrupulous contractors who can really scam you. Peggy Penders of the Better Business Bureau says it's important to do your homework... [audio:pendersduediligence.mp3]Peggy Penders: due diligence[/audio] Penders also says it's important to have a signed contract... [audio:penderswrrite...read more
2014-11-25 04:03
Our crazy sequence of winter weather continues, as some precipitation will freeze tonight and into the early morning hours. The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a winter weather advisory for our area from now until 6:00 AM Wednesday. Meteorologist Steve Welch... [audio:stevewelchwinterweatheradvisory.mp3]Steve Welch: winter weather advisory[/audio] Welch says snowfall will not be a...read more
2014-11-25 03:59
The Buffalo Bills will host the Cleveland Browns at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday as scheduled. That's the word from Bills President Russ Brandon, who held a press conference this afternoon at One Bills Drive... [audio:russbrandonreturningtotheralph.mp3]Russ Brandon: returning to the Ralph[/audio] Bills officials say last week's snowstorm did a lot of minor damage to the stadium, but no struc...read more
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