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6:15 PM: Many Named In ‘Operation Meltdown’ Have Been Charged Previously

Most of the 16 people tied to a large-scale methamphetamine ring reaching from Mexico and California to Fredonia and Jamestown have been charged in the past for various crimes committed locally. An analysis of police reports from local agencies shows nine of the people named Tuesday in ...

6:40 PM: Helicopter Summoned After ATV Accident Near Cassadaga

CASSADAGA -- A medical helicopter was summoned after an all-terrain vehicle accident was reported on a trail near Cassadaga. The accident was reported around 6 p.m. after a nearby homeowner was approached by someone claiming there had been an incident on Burnham Road. Police were able to ...

11:11 A.M.: Supreme Court Adopts New Privacy Rules For Cell Phone Tracking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects' movements by collecting information about where they've used their cellphones. The justices' 5-4 decision Friday is a victory for privacy in the digital age. Police ...

12:50 PM: Man Linked To Bank Robbery Nabbed In Kwik Fill Hold Up

A Jamestown man police say robbed a bank earlier in the day was nabbed after he attempted to hold up a Kwik Fill location late Thursday. Charged was 34-year-old Albert L. Chapman after officers with the Jamestown Police Department received word of a robbery at the 342 Forest Ave. ...

BPU Work To Reroute Main Street Traffic Monday

Traffic will be rerouted Monday in Jamestown for a valve replacement by the Board of Public Utilities Water Division. Beginning at 8 a.m., and lasting for five to six hours, traffic will be rerouted near the corner of North Main and Buffalo streets in the city. All southbound traffic on ...

8:05 PM: Sabres Select Defenseman Rasmus Dahlin First Overall

DALLAS (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have selected defenseman Rasmus Dahlin with the first overall pick in the NHL draft, giving them a dynamic player who should spark their rebuilding process. Dahlin is the second Swedish player to be taken No. 1 and the first since Mats Sundin in 1989. The ...

11:22 A.M.: Two Charged After Drug Bust In South Dayton

SOUTH DAYTON - Two South Dayton residents face charges after their home was searched Tuesday by agents of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force's Olean office. Laurie Newcomb, 41, and Jeremy Steves, 38, both of 408 Pine St., South Dayton, were charged with one count of criminal ...

11:30 AM: Trio Charged After Meth-Making Items Found

POMFRET — Three people were jailed after police found items used in the production of methamphetamine inside a Pomfret residence. Charged were 40-year-old Jessica Rumsey of Fredonia, 25-year-old Andrew M. Lindstrom of Fredonia and 29-year-old Tyler A Jaynes of Silver Creek after deputies ...

11:50 PM: Marine Unit Recovers Body Spotted In Lake Erie

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Marine Unit was dispatched around 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, after jet skiers found a body in Lake Erie. The Marine Unit located the complainants about 1.5 miles off Woodlawn Beach, Blasdell and the body was recovered and loaded onto the sheriff's ...

12:45 PM: Bank Robbery Reported In Falconer

FALCONER — Police were looking for a man who reportedly robbed a Falconer bank shortly before noon Thursday. The robbery occurred at Community Bank, NA, located at 1982 East Main St. The area was quickly cordoned off to the public, and police began searching for the suspect. Ellicott ...

UPDATE: Photo Of Man Sought In Bank Robbery Released

ELLICOTT — Police are asking the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a bank Thursday. The robbery at Community Bank, NA, 1982 E. Main St., took place shortly before noon. Police said a man approached a bank teller with a note and left with an undisclosed amount of money. No ...

5:30 PM: Former Bemus Point Restaurant Slated For Demolition

BEMUS POINT — Historic restaurant Ye Hare 'n Hounds Inn has been through a lot. After decades of serving locals and tourists, the fine-dining establishment caught fire in 1974 and again in 2017, transforming it for better and worse. And now after former Jamestown residents had expressed ...

6:44 p.m. City ZBA Approves Comedy Center Sign Variance

The Jamestown Zoning Board of Appeals has approved an area variance and special use permit for the National Comedy Center. On Thursday, the board held a special meeting after they had tabled the request from the NCC on June 6 because no representative from the center attended the hearing. ...

4:48 P.M.: City Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug Charges

Juan Pacheco Jr., 36, of Jamestown pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and marijuana. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 20 years in prison, a maximum of ...

5:36 P.M.: State Legislative Session Ends With A Whimper

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers left the state Capitol early Thursday with little to cheer, ending a six-month legislative session marked by gridlock, shifting alliances and blown chances. High-profile proposals to authorize sports betting, overhaul antiquated election laws, extend ...

10:20 AM: Firefighters Douse Thayer Street Fire

Jamestown firefighters quickly doused a fire at a city home Wednesday morning. The fire was reported around 9:45 a.m. in the attic area in a home on the corner of Thayer and Dover streets. Crews entered the home and a short time later the fire was reported out. The occupants evacuated the ...