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(9 AM) Semi Rollover Closes Peck Settlement Road

KIANTONE — A tractor-trailer driver suffered only minor injuries following a rollover crash early Saturday. Volunteer firefighters from Kiantone and Falconer as well as Chautauqua County EMS were called around 6:10 a.m. to the rollover at 1706 Peck Settle Road. The driver was assisted out ...

FBI Updates Vehicle Description In Hunt For Bank Robber

The Buffalo FBI Office has released updated information regarding the Feb. 1 armed robbery of a Five Star Bank in Lakewood. On late Thursday, the FBI said it now believes the vehicle used in the robbery was an early 2000s model Ford F-150. Authorities originally believed the vehicle to be a ...

(10:40 AM) Second Person Indicted In Jan. 30 Drive-By Shooting

A Chautauqua County Grand Jury has handed up a second indictment in a drive-by shooting at 2:48 a.m. Jan. 30. Corey M. Johnson, 19, has been indicted for three counts of attempted murder and one count of first-degree assault. One person was seriously injured after being struck in the face by ...

(9 PM) Payless ShoeSource To Close Chautauqua Mall Location, Stores Across US

NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. That will include the Payless at the Chautauqua Mall, 318 E. Fairmount Ave., ...

(1:40 PM) Gov. Cuomo Restores Aid To Local Municipalities

One of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's amendments to the 2020 Executive Budget proposal will ensure towns and villages are not adversely impacted by changes to the Aid and Incentives to Municipalities program. The proposal would use additional sales tax revenue from the elimination of the internet tax ...

(11:15 AM) Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Passage Of Comedy Center Legislation

Legislation designating Jamestown's National Comedy Center as the official "National Comedy Center" of the United States has passed in the Senate as part of the 2019 Lands Package. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York and Senate minority leader, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, said ...

Wrong Way Driver On I-86 Charged With Drunk Driving

NORTH HARMONY — A Lakewood man is facing drunken driving charges after traveling the wrong way on Interstate 86. Jevin R. Kelderhouse, 59, was stopped after Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies were alerted at about 9:05 p.m. on Feb. 9 for a report of a vehicle traveling in the wrong ...

(11:40 AM) Cuomo Signs Child Victims Act Into Law

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law long-sought legislation that extends the statute of limitations so sexual abuse victims can have more time to seek criminal charges or file lawsuits. The measure, signed on Thursday, was blocked for the past decade by Republicans ...

(12:10 PM) Police Seek Info After Girls Receive Lewd Photos

WARREN, Pa. — The Pennsylvania State Police said it is investigating after several girls reported receiving lewd photographs through a messaging cellphone app. Authorities were made aware of the incident around Jan. 20 when a 14-year-old Sugar Grove, Pa., girl came forward. The girl told ...

UPDATED: Amazon Ditches New York Headquarters

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon will not be building a new headquarters in New York, a stunning reversal after a yearlong search. The online retailer faced opposition from some New York politicians, who were unhappy with the nearly $3 billion in tax incentives Amazon was promised. The Seattle-based ...

(2:10 PM) City Man Jailed After Fentanyl, Cash Found During Warrant Search

A Jamestown man wanted for failure to appear in court for a drug charge was taken into custody after a search turned up a fentanyl-methamphetamine mixure and a large amount of cash. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department arrested 24-year-old Jesse S. Nahrebeski after serving a bench ...

(4 PM) Longtime Jamestown Couple Ties Knot On Valentine’s Day

Richard Gariepy and Debra Irvine had been waiting for the right moment to get married, and after nearly 40 years together, they figured Valentine's Day was a perfect time to show their commitment to each other to the world. Now Richard and Deb Gariepy, the pair met as so many couples have: ...

(4:20 PM) Woman Taken To ECMC With Severe Burns, Investigation Ongoing

ARKWRIGHT — A 42-year-old woman was burned under unknown circumstances near the Arkwright Hills Campground on Thursday. The woman was transported to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo for treatment of third degree burns that covered more than 70 percent of her body. Chautauqua County ...

(4:30 PM) Complaints Of Drug Activity Lead To Crack Cocaine Discovery

Several complaints of narcotics activity in a Jamestown apartment led to the discovery of a crack cocaine trafficking business Thursday. Police announced the arrests of 32-year-old Ryan J. Stills and 55-year-old Warren E. Dinkens on charges of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled ...

(10 AM) Motorists Dodge Trampoline In Dunkirk

DUNKIRK -- Motorists had to do more than just navigate through the snow and blustery conditions. Some even had to avoid a trampoline in the city. Dunkirk officers were at Brigham Road this morning moving a trampoline that was lifted by the winds on to the pavement between Fifth and Sixth ...

(11:57 AM) Reed Ready To Support Bipartisan Legislation On Border Security

Rep. Tom Reed said during a conference call with regional media that he is prepared to support the bipartisan legislation that could avert another partial federal government shutdown and allocate approximately $1.4 billion for southern border security needs. "Bottom line, what's been outlined ...

Body Armor Donated To K-9 Nichols At Catt. Co Sheriff’s Office

LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office K-9 Nichols will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc. K-9 Nichols's vest is sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by Cattaraugus Little Valley School ...

(4:25 PM) Former Jamestown Resident Charged With Child Porn Possession

A former Jamestown-area man and current resident in Texas has been taken into custody and charged by criminal complaint with receipt and distribution of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Wednesday. The case was brought to the attention of Homeland Security Investigations by ...