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1/29/2015 12:49:10 PM
Police conducting a warrant check Wednesday night led to the discovery of another meth lab in the city of Dunkirk. Dunkirk Police Chief Dave Ortolano says authorities were called to a residence on Leming Street... [audio:ortolanolemmingstreetmethlab.mp3]Dave Ortolano: Leming Street meth lab[/audio] Police located 32-year-old Crystal Kinsey, who wanted on one count of 3rd-degree forgery from Ripl...read more
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2015-01-29 05:27
Authorities in Jamestown arrested a Falconer man Thursday afternoon after 13 pounds of marijuana valued at more than $43,000 was seized from an apartment.  Drug investigators obtained a search warrant for an apartment at 8C Shirley Lane after receiving information that a large quantity of pot had been shipped to that location from outside the area.  Members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Ta...read more
2015-01-29 05:13
A Brocton man was arrested following a fight at a residence on Lake Avenue on Wednesday.  Around 3:45 PM, Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers were called to the scene, where 38-year-old Stephen Wisecarver allegedly choked and kicked someone during the altercation.  Wisecarver left the scene before deputies arrived, but they found him a short time later.  Wisecarver was arraigned in...read more
2015-01-29 04:24
Chautauqua County Rural Ministry held its 48th annual meeting at the Fredonia Beaver Club Wednesday night, and a local business and two individuals were recognized. Executive Director Kathy Peterson announced that Ginger Pokoj and Kevin Muldowney were presented with Community Service Awards. Pokoj is co-owner of Big Rick's One Stop Food Mart... [audio:petersoncommunityserviceawards.mp3]...read more
2015-01-29 04:12
Two people were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries following a two-vehicle accident in Dunkirk around 11:30 AM Thursday. Dunkirk Police say a vehicle driven by 42-year-old Diana Velez of Dunkirk slid on icy pavement near the intersection of 5th Street and Washington Avenue and crashed into a vehicle owned by 68-year-old Charles Notaro of Fredonia.  Both Velez and Notaro were take...read more
2015-01-29 10:23
Dunkirk firefighters and the Chautauqua County Haz Mat team were called to the scene of a chlorine leak at the Dunkirk Water Filtration plant Thursday morning.  WDOE News reached Mayor AJ Dolce who told us the problem was first reported around 7:50 am when a contractor was removing some tanks. [audio:AJwhatcausedspill.mp3]Dolce-What caused leak[/audio]No injuries have been reported.  Th...read more
2015-01-29 07:02
A shot of snow and colder temperatures will make driving a bit tricky through Friday morning.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 1 pm this afternoon until 10 am Friday for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Southern Erie counties.  Snowfall totals will range from 3 to 6 inches through Friday morning. ...read more
2015-01-29 06:56
Chautauqua County lawmakers have approved Fixed Based Operator and Hangar Lease agreements at the Chautauqua County/Jamestown Airport.  Legislators by a 14-3 vote approved the agreements with Jamestown Aviation, Chautauqua Aircraft Sales and the Chautauqua County IDA. The five-year term holds an option to renew for two additional five-year terms. County Executive Vince Horrigan says an amendm...read more
2015-01-29 05:49
Dunkirk Police have picked up a 25-year-old Lackawanna man on an assortment of drug related charges after an early morning bust on East Fourth Street.  Patrol officers say they observed David Marrano in the driver's seat of a vehicle parked alongside a closed business.  When officers approached the vehicle, they observed what appeared to be a quantity of cocaine inside the vehicle. ...read more
2015-01-28 04:20
In the wake of Sheldon Silver's decision to step aside as Assembly Speaker, Minority Republicans are proposing a package of bills to make the chamber more "open and transparent." That from Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, who says Minority Leader Brian Kolb has announced the proposals, which are designed to diminish the power of the speaker and give more authority to Assembly Committee Chairmen on brin...read more
2015-01-28 04:10
Chautauqua County's representative in the state Assembly says he's glad to see majority Democrats finally force Speaker Sheldon Silver to step down in light of federal corruption charges. Local Assemblyman Andrew Goodell adds, though, that it's "disappointing" to see -- even in the wake of the serious charges against Silver -- that he still wields such power and clout in Albany... [audio:goodells...read more
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