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(UPDATED) 4 Males Cause $30K In Damage During Criminal Mischief Spree

A criminal mischief spree in late November reportedly caused more than $30,000 in damage to numerous homes, businesses and vehicles in Jamestown. A city man and three male youths are now facing a host of felonies following an investigation by the Jamestown Police Department. On Thursday, ...

Students, Faculty Protest Potential SUNY Cuts

FREDONIA -- Beginning at 11:30 a.m. today, more than 70 students and faculty from the Department of Visual Arts and New Media and other departments and majors marched around SUNY Fredonia’s campus. The group’s silent march served as a protest against the proposed cuts to several majors, ...

(3:50 PM) Officer In Fredonia Shooting Was Wearing Body Camera

The officer involved in Monday's fatal shooting of a male in distress with a knife was wearing a body camera at the time of the incident, Fredonia Police Chief Brad Meyers announced in a press release today. Patrolman Nathan Scriven, a 15-year member with full-time experience with the village ...

Salamanca Man Who Fled After Stabbing Arrested In Las Vegas

LITTLE VALLEY — A Salamanca man who fled to Las Vegas following a stabbing in Salamanca is facing second-degree murder charges. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of the 22-year-old, though his name was not released. The Sheriff's Office has been investigating the ...

(3:10 PM) Dollar General To Host Grand Opening For Ashville Store

ASHVILLE — Dollar General has opened its newest store in Chautauqua County. The Dollar General at 5360 Route 474 in Ashville recently opened its doors to the public. It's the 20th location for the chain variety store in the county, a Dollar General spokeswoman said. John Brown, Harmony ...

(3:40 PM) Highway Superintendent Collects Toys For Kids

LAKEWOOD — Christmas came early — as it has for the last 15 years in Lakewood. Doug Peterson, founder and vice president of Southern Tier Supply, is a member of the Chautauqua County Highway Association and through his connections with the highway superintendents the annual Toys For Kids ...

(4:25 PM) Reed Requests Federal Investigation Of State Justice Center

In response to stories of abuse and death involving disabled New York residents under state care, Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, is calling for a federal investigation of the New York State Justice Center. The goal is for these cases to be prosecuted and brought to light. The Department of Justice ...

(4:35 PM) House Passes Farm Bill, Sending It To Trump’s Desk

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has easily passed the farm bill, a massive legislative package that reauthorizes agriculture programs and food aid. The legislation has already passed the Senate and is now headed to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. The measure is the result ...

(7 PM) Weapons Recovered, Charges Pending After String Of Larcenies

Charges are pending against two male youths after several items — including an AR-15 rifle and a loaded handgun — were stolen from vehicles over a three-week period in Jamestown. An investigation was launched after numerous larcenies were reported in a five-block area in the city's ...

UPDATE: Firefighters Douse Fire In Dust Collector

FALCONER — A fire inside a dust collector was doused at a Falconer business Tuesday morning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyiVqrbuLOQ Charles Piazza, chief of the Falconer Fire Department, was at home when he heard an explosion around 11:30 a.m. and saw flames coming from one of the ...

UPDATE: 1 Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting

FREDONIA — One person was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Fredonia. Fredonia Chief Bradley Meyers said police responded to 176 Liberty St. shortly before 2 p.m. to assist with village firefighters for a male with an unknown medical condition in a locked bathroom. Meyers said the ...

Fire At Jamestown Business Under Investigation

A fire at a Jamestown business is under investigation. Jamestown firefighters were called to a box alarm at Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics, 9 N. Main St., on Saturday around 3:30 p.m. Upon arrival, crews reported finding smoke venting near the rear of the structure. According to the department, ...

(12:43 PM) Mobile Home In Ellery Destroyed By Fire

ELLERY — A family of five needs the community's help after their home was destroyed by fire Friday morning. Firefighters from five area volunteer departments responded to a fire around 9:15 a.m. Friday at 42 Second St. in the High Acres Mobile Home Back in Ellery. Witnesses reported seeing ...

Community Rallies After Fire Destroys Little Valley Farm

LITTLE VALLEY — A community that has benefited for more than two decades through a shared produce program is now showing its support to a Little Valley farm after a massive fire destroyed a century old barn. Deb Ritchie, co-owner of Native Offerings Farm, said she and her husband are just ...

(4:50 PM) Jamestown Pair Wanted After Shooting In Pennsylvania

Two Jamestown residents are wanted by police in Pennsylvania following a shooting Thursday. The Meadville, Pa., Police Department said it was looking for 22-year-old Anthonie L. Sugden and 40-year-old Michelle Sugden-Rosario, both of whom were considered "armed and dangerous," the Meadville ...

(6:25 PM) New York State Lawmakers To Get First Pay Raise In 20 Years

ALBANY (AP) — New York lawmakers will soon make the highest state legislative salary in the country after a state compensation panel voted Thursday to raise their pay for the first time in 20 years. The 63 percent increase will be phased in over three years, with legislative pay going from ...

(10:40 AM) City Man Charged After Fleeing Police In Stolen Car

A Jamestown man was charged after fleeing police in a stolen car late last month. The Lakewood-Busti Police Department received a complaint of a burglary in the village in which a car was taken from a garage Nov. 28. The following day, around 4 p.m., officers located the stolen car on ...

Scott-Sleight Named Executive Director Of St. Susan Center

Bonny Scott-Sleight has been named executive director of St. Susan Center. Scott-Sleight joined the organization in December, the nonprofit announced Wednesday. As a 30-year resident of Jamestown, Scott-Sleight said she is committed to developing and leading programs that enrich the ...

Four Calves Found On Interstate Safe After Checkup

CORRY, Pa. — Four young cows are now safe after being dumped on the Southern Tier Expressway on Tuesday. Five calves were originally found wandering in the westbound lanes of Interstate 86 near Sherman after falling off the back of a cattle truck reportedly driving 70 mph. The truck was ...