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3/27/2017 11:26:11 AM
It was not a huge power outage when compared to the major windstorm that hit Western New York earlier this month, but it caused enough disruption in the city of Dunkirk this morning, including a number of traffic lights.  The power outage was first reported around 6 am according to National Grid spokesman Steve Brady.  He says it left about 350 customers without power and involved a spur...read more
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2017-03-27 12:23
An Ashville man is facing aggravated DWI after State Police responded to complaints about a reckless driver on Open Meadows Road on Sunday.  Troopers located 21-year-old Aaron Rahr and placed him under arrest after he failed multiple standard field sobriety tests.  Troopers transported Rahr to SP Jamestown where he allegedly provided a breath sample of .20 percent, or more than twice the...read more
2017-03-27 12:17
Negotiations are continuing today between Falconer village officials, building owners and contractors on beginning demolition work on the half-a-block area on Main Street in the village ravaged by last week's massive fire.  Mayor Jim Rensel was back at the scene this morning discussing the best course of action to take at 29 to 35 West Main Street.  Rensel expressed some frustration beca...read more
2017-03-27 06:39
A power outage is occured this morning, affecting a portion of the city of Dunkirk.  The outage, first reported shortly before 6 am, apparently happened in the area of Pelican Street according to National Grid's outage map and it affected nearly 350 customers in the city.  Among the customers impacted by the outage, the  Dunkirk Police Department which had to use an emergency genera...read more
2017-03-27 06:10
Two Stockton women are facing charges after a fight that became physical around 5 pm Sunday at a residence on West Railroad Avenue.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say 23-year-old Karen Miller allegedly hit 19-year-old Victoria Miller in the face.  Victoria Miller then allegedly grabbed a reciprocating saw and started swinging it at Karen, scratching her legs and wrist.  Victo...read more
2017-03-26 10:58
House Speaker Paul Ryan says Americans are going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future, after the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act couldn't make it to a vote this past week in the House. Appearing on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, New York's senior senator and Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer, said it's time for Republicans and Democrats to come t...read more
2017-03-26 10:08
A Jamestown man faces alcohol- and marijuana-related charges after a traffic stop just outside the south county city on Saturday.  State Police pulled over 44-year-old Matthew Carlson for a traffic violation on Route 430, and he allegedly failed several field sobriety tests.  Troopers also found a bag of marijuana in Carlson's possession, and later determined that his blood alcohol conte...read more
2017-03-26 09:12
Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers have arrested a Silver Creek man after an investigation into a larceny last month in the village. Deputies determined that on February 11th, 45-year-old Dennis Moquin stole property from another person while inside AMVETS Post 6472 on Central Avenue. Moquin was taken into custody on Saturday on a warrant for petit larceny, then remanded to the Chautauqua County...read more
2017-03-26 08:41
A 49-year-old man from the Bronx will appear in court after a traffic stop early Sunday in the Town of Dunkirk. Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers pulled over Derrick Montgomery for speeding on Brigham Road just after 1:15 AM. Deputies found that Montgomery had a suspended license. He was charged with speeding, unlicensed operation, and aggravated unlicensed operation, and is scheduled to appear...read more
2017-03-26 08:18
Contractors have been hired, and demolition work on the structure left by this week's devastating fire in downtown Falconer is expected to begin during the day on Monday. That from Falconer Mayor Jim Rensel, who says the property owners for 29-35 West Main Street have put put tentative agreements in place for the work, which is already underway. Rensel says a six-foot-tall fence was put up late Fr...read more
2017-03-25 10:23
A Jamestown man is facing charges after he was allegedly impaired by drugs while behind the wheel Saturday morning in the south county city. Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers checked on a vehicle parked at a closed business on Fluvanna Avenue just before 2:30 AM and found that the driver, 42-year-old Robert Ormsby, was impaired by drugs while driving. Deputies also discovered that his lice...read more
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