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(6:55 PM) Election Officials, Voters Say Turnout Greater Than Usual

Voters and election officials all echoed the same sentiment Tuesday evening in Jamestown: that more residents than usual were showing up to exercise their right to vote in this midterm election. "I think it's very important for a lot of reasons," said Brenda Paden, who voted at the Gateway ...

UPDATE: Quattrone Defeats Gerace To Become Next Sheriff

There's a new sheriff in town in Chautauqua County. Jim Quattrone, a former lieutenant with the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, defeated incumbent Joe Gerace on Election Day, seizing more than 53 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results by the county Board of Elections. ...

(10:40 PM) Reed Leads Mitrano According to New York Times

The New York Times, as of 11 p.m., has U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, leading challenger Tracy Mitrano, 63,199 votes to 55,745 votes, with 53 percent of precincts reporting. Reed leads in seven of the eight counties reporting results. Reed was heavily supported by Chautauqua County voters, ...

(1:55 PM) Lowe’s To Close 51 Stores, Warren Location Not Among Them

Lowe's on Monday announced it would close 51 stores in the U.S. and Canada. The company said the locations that will be shuttered are underperforming. Not on the list to be closed is the Lowe's at 2625 Market St. in Warren, Pa. Neither location in Erie, Pa., are on the list either.

(4:05 PM) Sheriff’s Deputy Saves Child Choking On Food Monday

MAYVILLE — A Chautauqua County sheriff's deputy has been credited with saving the life of an infant girl who reportedly stopped breathing after choking on food Monday afternoon. Deputy Adam McAdoo was with co-workers from the Sheriff's Office at the Mayville Diner eating lunch when a ...

Buffalo Diocese Names 36 More Priests Accused Of Abuse

BUFFALO (AP) — The Diocese of Buffalo has added 36 names to its public list of priests with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a child, bringing the number to 78. Officials say they will not name an additional 66 dead priests who were the subject of a single abuse complaint. Bishop ...

(11:30 AM) Garage Damaged, Home Saved In Ellington Strcuture Fire

ELLINGTON -- A garage was significantly damaged in a fire Sunday morning. Chautauqua County fire investigators were summoned to a home on Thorton Road in Ellington for a structure fire reported shortly before 6 a.m. An investigation determined that the fire originated in the home's chimney ...

(8 PM) Crash Leads To Drunken Driving Charges For Falconer Man

GERRY — A Falconer man is facing drunken driving charges following a crash Sunday. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies were called at about 5:45 p.m. to Damon Hill Road in Gerry for a single motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, deputies identified 66-year-old Gerald W. Near as the driver ...

(3:10 PM) South Dayton Man Charged With Murder After Shooting Son

SOUTH DAYTON -- A South Dayton man is facing second-degree murder charges following a reported domestic incident early Saturday. Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies were called to 206 Mill St. in South Dayton at 2:45 a.m. An investigation found that 73-year-old Richard Tyma Sr. allegedly ...

(9:30 AM) Crash With Deer Leads To Drug Charges For Area Woman

SHERMAN — A Salamanca woman was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail after she was found with multiple drugs following a crash Thursday. Charged was 51-year-old Candy L. Leon after Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies were called at 11:55 p.m. to Interstate 86 in Sherman for a reported motor ...

(11:30 AM) Lakewood Man Facing Rape, Child Porn Charges

LAKEWOOD — A Lakewood man who police say was under investigation for rape has additionally been charged with possessing child pornography. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office on Friday announced the arrest of 38-year-old Jeffrey L. Shriver. The investigation began after a victim came ...

(3:30 PM) Jamestown Man Sentenced For 2016 Drug Bust

A Jamestown man will serve more than eight years in federal prison after being convicted on drug possession charges. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced the sentence Friday for Beau K.C. Jones, 34, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more ...

Emergency Demolition Ordered After Morning Fire

An emergecny demolition was ordered on a vacant Jamestown residence after a fire broke out inside early Thursday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwUR8Z7PLw8 The fire at 418 E. Fifth St. was reported at 5:13 a.m. Crews remained on scene for several hours dousing hot spots on the second ...

Police: 2 Struck By Vehicle Following Argument In Falconer

One person was taken to the hospital for minor injuries after being struck by a car following an argument, the Ellicott Police Department said. The incident took place Wednesday night at the corner of North Work and East Falconer streets in Falconer. Ellicott police and Falconer firefighters ...

(2:25 PM) Contract Signed To Potentially End Sewer, Water Debate

FALCONER — For the past 18 months, a compromise regarding water and sewer services between the city of Jamestown and town of Ellicott has proved elusive. Following a special meeting Thursday, Town Supervisor Patrick McLaughlin has signed a contract that he thinks will benefit both parties ...

(2:53 PM) City Appoints Salemme New Fire Chief

Jamestown Fire Department Battalion Chief Samuel Salemme has been appointed as the new deputy fire chief. Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, made the announcement Thursday that Salemme will be replacing Chet Harvey, who is retiring. Teresi said he selected Salemme from a pool of highly-qualified ...

(3:15 PM) Morning Fire In Jamestown Ruled Arson

A fire that broke out at a Jamestown property early Thursday has been ruled arson by city investigators. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwUR8Z7PLw8 Deputy Fire Chief Chet Harvey confirmed that the blaze at 418 E. Fifth St. was intentionally set. He could not provide further details as the ...

UPDATE: Police: 2 Struck By Vehicle After Argument

FALCONER — One person was taken to the hospital for minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle following an argument, the Ellicott Police Department said. The incident took place Wednesday night at the corner of North Work and East Falconer streets in Falconer. Ellicott police and ...