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8/29/2014 7:14:15 AM
Authorities are investigating the discovery of possible human remains that were found on Thursday on the Lake Erie shoreline in Lake Erie State Park in the Town of Portland.  New York State Police say they received a 911 call about the remains around 2:25 pm yesterday afternoon.  Troopers say the remains were transported to the Erie County Medical Center for confirmation following examin...read more
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2014-08-29 07:52
The Buffalo Bills couldn't generate much offense in the preseason finale against the Detroit Lions last night...losing 23-0 at the Ralph. Starting Quarterback EJ Manuel went 3 of 7 for 56 yards during the first three drives of the game. Jordan Palmer, who was signed two days before the game, went 9 of 22 for 73 yards passing and three interceptions.  Head Coach Doug Marrone addressed the lack...read more
2014-08-29 07:42
Construction of a new seawall in the city of Dunkirk will begin soon.  S. St. George Enterprises Inc. of Fredonia will be doing the work and some equipment has been brought to the work site on Lake Front Boulevard.  According to the Observer, an official with the engineering firm handling the project says it should be completed by the end of the year, weather permitting.  The Common...read more
2014-08-28 03:08
The two communities where a Civil War hero who is receiving the Medal of Honor 150 years after he was killed has roots are looking at doing something in conjunction with the occasion. Fredonia Mayor Steve Keefe has been in touch with the Mayor of Delafield, Wisconsin, Michele DeYoe after receiving word of President Barack Obama's decision to approve the highest U.S. honor for 1st Lt. Alonzo Cush...read more
2014-08-28 01:41
The odor of burning marijuana led State Police in Fredonia to charge two teens with unlawful possession of marijuana.  Troopers say they had pulled over a vehicle on Route 60 in the Town of Pomfret yesterday for speeding and two passengers, a 16-year-old from Celeron and a 17-year-old from Busti were found to be in possession of pot.  Both will appear in Pomfret Town Court at a later dat...read more
2014-08-28 01:37
The two men accused of killing a concert violinist in the Town of Westfield last week appeared in a federal courtroom in Buffalo Thursday for a detention hearing. U.S. Attorney William Hochul tells WDOE News that the judge ordered that 43-year-old Jonathan Conklin and 30-year-old Charles Sanford be held without bail... [audio:hochulwhathappened.mp3]William Hochul: what happened[/audio] Hoch...read more
2014-08-28 10:01
Chautauqua County lawmakers will not be tackling the issue of whether to establish a county compliance officer until they deal with the 2015 budget.  During their brief monthly meeting in Mayville last night, legislators decided to table a local law that would create the position.  Cassadaga Republican John Runkle, who chairs the Legislature's Audit and Control Committee, led the way. [...read more
2014-08-28 06:52
Dunkirk Police have made two arrests after a traffic stop in the 600 block of Main Street Wednesday evening led to the discovery of illegal drugs.  Police officials say a patrol officer stopped the van being operated by 24-year-old Nicholas Bailey after he had allegedly run a stop sign.  During the stop...a passenger in the vehicle, 24-year-old Traiquane Nance, began acting suspiciously ...read more
2014-08-27 07:12
An Ohio man faces several charges after leading authorities on a lengthy pursuit on the Thruway on Wednesday.  State Police tell WDOE News that the pursuit began in the Village of Westfield.  23-year-old Shahbaz Minhas got onto the Thruway westbound at Exit 60, then made a U-turn at milepost 485 and headed east.  Troopers say the chase ended shortly after 11:30 AM when Minhas tried ...read more
2014-08-27 05:19
It appears that Lake Shore Hospital will be staying open and the TLC Health Network has been given permission by the bankruptcy court to present its own plan for reorganization.  Scott Butler, TLC's Divisional Director for Business Development released a statement announcing the cancellation of closure plans and WARN notices.  He also indicates that at a recent Bankruptcy Court hearing, ...read more
2014-08-27 02:01
A 30-year-old Dunkirk man is facing charges after he allegedly fired a weapon from a residence on Route 5 in the town of Dunkirk on Tuesday.  State Police in Fredonia say that Alan Will allegedly fired one 12 gaugue round from the second story window into the ground below while there were people in the yard and children in the residence.  Will has been charged with two counts of reckless...read more
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