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2/26/2017 8:27:24 AM
Tom Perez, a native of Western New York, is the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee.  Perez was elected DNC chair on Saturday after two rounds of voting in Atlanta, edging out Keith Ellison 235-200.  Perez, who served as Secretary of Labor during Barack Obama's second term, used his victory speech to appeal for party unity, saying that Democrats must now turn...read more
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2017-02-26 01:57
Actor Bill Paxton has died unexpectedly. He had memorable roles in films like Aliens and the blockbuster Titanic.  Paxton was 61. A statement from his family says he passed away due to complications from unspecified surgery, calling him and adored husband and father. Paxton earned four Golden Globe nominations for his work on the HBO series "Big Love", and most recently starred in the CBS dra...read more
2017-02-26 10:49
Our wild weather rollercoaster will continue into this coming work week! A strong cold front barreled through Western New York on Saturday, sharply dropping temperatures from the 60s to the 30s. The front also produced a couple of inches of snow in some areas. Highs today will only reach the 30s, but according to meteorologist Aaron Reynolds with the National Weather Service in Buffalo, the cold a...read more
2017-02-26 07:43
A Sinclairville man faces a handful of charges after police saw a suspicious vehicle traveling from behind a building at the Fredonia BOCES on Sunday.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say the vehicle was going at a high rate of speed in the BOCES parking lot at about 2:15 AM.  An investigation revealed that the driver, 43-year-old Michael Perkins, was allegedly intoxicated.  De...read more
2017-02-26 07:35
State Police charged an Ohio man with unlawful possession of marijuana after a traffic stop on I-86 in Stow on Friday.  Troopers pulled over a vehicle driven by 46-year-old Dexter Jenkins of Dayton, Ohio for speeding, and while speaking with Jenkins, smelled marijuana emanating from the vehicle.  A search of Jenkins and his vehicle resulted in the discovery of a wrapper containing a...read more
2017-02-26 07:27
A Forestville man has been charged with petit larceny after allegedly shoplifting from the Dollar General store in the Town of Hanover.  According to Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies, 28-year-old Jonathan Eggleston took merchandise from the store on Thursday without paying for it.  Eggleston was issued an appearance ticket on Saturday and is scheduled to appear in Hanover Town Court ...read more
2017-02-25 10:20
Opponents to wind projects in Chautauqua County have once again appeared at a County Legislature meeting, voicing their opposition. Several people spoke out against proposed projects during a public comment period Wednesday night. County Legislator George Borrello, who voted against two resolutions for wind projects as a member of the Chautauqua County IDA, says he opposes the projects primarily b...read more
2017-02-25 10:08
How warm has our recent weather pattern been? New record highs were set in Western New York on Friday. Meteorologist Steve Welch with the National Weather Service in Buffalo says the high at the Buffalo Airport reached 71 degrees during the early afternoon hours.  Welch also says that the 71-degree reading also set a record high for the entire month of February, breaking a mark set in 2000......read more
2017-02-25 08:18
Brooks Memorial Hospital is in the final stages of its process of relocating its facility, but that process is taking longer than expected. That according to Michael Hughes, a spokesman for Kaleida Health. Hughes announced on Friday that Brooks' Board of Directors subcommittee for the new hospital has narrowed down the list of potential sites over the last few months from 24 to six... [audio:2251...read more
2017-02-25 07:24
A 36-year-old man in the Town of Sheridan will appear in court after he allegedly violated an order of protection last Sunday. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies issued appearance tickets for Scott Manning after a dispute had occurred at about 7:15 PM that evening. Manning was charged with 2nd-degree criminal contempt and 2nd-degree harassment, and is due in Sheridan Town Court at a later date....read more
2017-02-24 09:07
The Dunkirk High School boys basketball team, described by some as a "Jekyll-and-Hyde" team for their inconsistent play over the course of the regular season, brought its good, intense side into Friday night's Section VI Class B-1 quarterfinals against Springville and booked a spot in the semis.  The Marauders (13-9) led almost the entire game and defeated the Griffins (14-7) by&nbs...read more
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