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5/25/2016 6:47:02 AM
Drug raids at two locations on Mayville-Sherman Road in the town of Chautauqua late Tuesday resulted in charges against two men.  Members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and the Chautauqua County Sheriff's SWAT Team executed search warrants at 5543 and 5545 Mayville-Sherman Road shortly after 4 pm.  Once inside, investigators took 26-year-old Kyle Langer into custody and se...read more
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2016-05-25 07:51
Consumer advocates were in Albany yesterday before the legislative session ends urging passage of a bill to require labeling of genetically modified foods. The advocates maintain the bill has the support of a majority in the Assembly and is sponsored by almost half of the senators. Alex Beauchamp, with Food and Water Watch, says there’s no reason lawmakers shouldn’t bring the bill up f...read more
2016-05-25 07:46
A crash on State Line Road in the town of Clymer Tuesday night sent two people to a Pennsylvania hospital.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say that a vehicle driven by 24-year-old Krystin Goska of Corry, Pa., failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Carter Hill Road and State Line Road.  The vehicle went through the intersection, striking a ditch and then a tree before ...read more
2016-05-24 06:35
A Westfield native who died while serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan will have a bridge named after him.  State Senator Cathy Young announced Tuesday that Sergeant Kevin White will be posthumously honored, as the span on Route 20 between Oak Street and South Portage Street in the Town of Westfield will be designated as the Sergeant Kevin W. White Memorial Bridge.  White, a Bronze St...read more
2016-05-24 05:23
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an air quality alert for most of Western New York, including Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM Wednesday. David Thomas with the National Weather Service in Buffalo says the alert will be for increased levels of ozone. Thomas says a combination of above normal temperatures and light winds tomorrow wi...read more
2016-05-24 05:17
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, along with a bipartisan group of senators, are urging the Senate to pass the bipartisan Military Justice Improvement Act. It involves an amendment that will be offered to the National Defense Authorization Act that proposes reforms to the military justice system.  Gillibrand says there's evidence that shows the current system is not dealing with a sexual a...read more
2016-05-24 04:00
Firefighters in Jamestown made quick work of a fire that broke out in the kitchen area of a second-floor apartment early Tuesday morning.  Fire officials say crews were called out to 84 Victoria Avenue around 1:30 AM. They were able to douse the flames in about 15 minutes. No injuries were reported. The people living there were alerted by the downstairs tenants. The fire caused only...read more
2016-05-24 03:54
An Angola woman is facing felony charges after an investigation into a grand larceny case in the Town of Brant. The Erie County Sheriff's Office reports that detectives arrested 33-year-old Jennifer Moore on charges of falsifying business records and grand larceny. Moore is accused of voiding cigarette transactions after a customer left with the merchandise. Investigators say they observed on surv...read more
2016-05-24 03:40
The top elected official in the City of Dunkirk is disappointed that Fredonia village officials will no longer be pursuing a combined police facility with the city. Mayor Willie Rosas says he believes such a project would benefit both communities and that they had a potential site in mind.  He tells WDOE News that they were looking at a location near the Fredonia village line for that potenti...read more
2016-05-24 08:00
Fredonia village trustees have approved resolutions calling for increases in water and sewer rates to help offset infrastructure costs caused by an aging water system. The increases were approved by 3-2 votes during Monday evening's Village Board meeting.  Trustees Phyllis Jones and Marc Ruckman each voted against the measures. Ruckman is concerned about the impact on local ratepayers... [au...read more
2016-05-24 07:47
Fredonia village officials have put the brakes on the concept of a combined police facility with the city of Dunkirk. Trustees and Mayor Athanasia Landis discussed the issue during a workshop meeting last night and they determined the costs outweighed the benefits.  Following the meeting, Dr. Landis provided a hypothetical cost in terms a matching Local Government Efficiency Grant and long-te...read more
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