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4/25/2018 5:54:26 PM
State Police have released the identity of the person who was recently found dead just outside the Village of Brocton. Troopers say the person who died was 47-year-old Brian Heyden. Police say Heyden was homeless and known to travel from his encampment just west of Brocton to Fredonia on a daily basis. Heyden's body was found Saturday afternoon in a wooded area just off of Route 20. Heyden's death...read more
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2018-04-25 05:32
Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a cease and desist letter to the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency on Wednesday, demanding they put an end to what he calls reckless and unconstitutional enforcement actions in New York. The letter was sent in response to an increase in ICE raids affecting the agricultural industry in the state. Cuomo calls ICE's practices "an assault on our demo...read more
2018-04-25 05:09
One of the Democratic hopefuls for governor made a campaign stop in Buffalo on Wednesday, criticizing Andrew Cuomo's economic policies. Cynthia Nixon said Cuomo's policies only benefit those who contribute to him and added that there is very little oversight and job creation in New York. Nixon, who starred in the TV series "Sex and the City," launched her gubernatorial campaign in March....read more
2018-04-25 04:56
The New York State DMV is reminding motorcycle owners that they have just a few more days in which to renew their registrations. Unlike most other motor vehicles, motorcycles are registered for one year rather than two, and all motorcycle registrations expire on April 30th. The initial registration for a motorcycle must be done at a DMV office. Renewals of registration can be done online, by mail,...read more
2018-04-25 01:44
A Mayville man is facing drug and weapon-related charges after Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies were called out this morning to a report of a man passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle in a parking lot in Hartfield. Deputies say when they reached the scene near Route 430, they found 32-year-old Joshua Bemis awake. During a check of his well-being, Bemis was found to be in possession of an el...read more
2018-04-25 12:20
There appears to be enough support to pass a local law that would establish an animal abuse registry in Chautauqua County.  That's according to Legislator Kevin O'Connell of Hanover who says some changes were made to the language of the proposal that was tabled at last month's meeting.  The says there's been a lot of discussion about the registry, which would be implemented and maintaine...read more
2018-04-25 12:05
Two Franklinville residents are facing felony grand larceny charges after they allegedly used a stolen credit card to purchase beef jerky, beer and cigarettes from a store in the town of Yorkshire in Cattaraugus County. Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard says that 37-year-old Mary Gray and 36-year-old Kenny Everts were arrested on Monday. The credit card was in a purse that was reportedly stolen from ...read more
2018-04-25 08:02
Will Republicans be losing control of the New York State Senate now that Democrats have picked up two seats in special elections held on Tuesday?  In Westchester County's 37th District, Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer defeated Republican Julie Killian. In the Bronx's 32nd District, Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda defeated Republican Patrick Delices and Reform Party candidate Pamela Stewart-Martinez. W...read more
2018-04-25 06:59
Dr. Michael Marletta, a member of the Class of 1973, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the State University of New York at the State University of New York at Fredonia’s Commencement on Saturday, May 19. Dr. Marletta will also serve as the keynote speaker at the 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ceremonies at Steele Hall. Marletta earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from F...read more
2018-04-24 06:22
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly says he plans on heading home to Western New York on Wednesday. The Hall-of-Famer made the announcement on his Instagram account. Kelly, who had surgery in New York City to remove cancer from his jaw in early March, went for a walk in Central Park on Tuesday, and says it was "awesome just to see trees again and to breathe fresh air." He adds he "can't wai...read more
2018-04-24 05:41
Two brothers from Jamestown pleaded to federal drug conspiracy charges on Tuesday. 33-year-old Matthew Jones (left) and 31-year-old Beau K.C. Jones (right) both pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of methamphetamine. The two brothers were arrested in December 2016 after a shipment of more than 360 grams of meth was delivered via U.S. mail to Matthew's r...read more
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