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(5:45 PM) County Conservatives Back Borrello For Senate Seat

Recently resigned State Senator Cathy Young, R-Olean, left a hole in local representation, a hole that the Chautauqua County Conservative Party thinks could best be filled by Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello. "We need someone who will stand up and fight for the interests and beliefs ...

(7:15 PM) Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra To Perform At Reg Lenna

The Jamestown High School Marching Band and A Cappella Choir, with the assistance of a $50,000 Jamestown Local Development Corporation's Fund for Downtown Programming Grant, will bring the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts on Friday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. to ...

(2:52 PM) Cuomo: No Quick Vote On Legal Marijuana

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he's "no longer confident" an agreement to legalize recreational marijuana in New York will be included in the state budget that's due by April 1, raising the possibility that approval of retail sales of pot won't get passed by the Legislature ...

(4:30 PM) No One Injured In Buffalo Street Ext. Rollover

No one was injured in a one-vehicle rollover Sunday. Volunteer firefighters from Falconer and Kiantone were called shortly before 4 p.m. to Buffalo Street Extension, outside Jamestown city limits. The driver was able to make it out of the SUV before crews arrived. Officers with the Ellicott ...

(10:30 PM) Faulty Equipment Fills City Auto Shop With Smoke

A faulty piece of equipment is believed to have caused smoke to fill a Jamestown auto repair shop late Sunday. City firefighters were called to Stan's Services, 507 Washington St., at 10 p.m. Fire officials arrived to find the shop full of smoke. Firefighters went onto the property's roof ...

Runnings Store To Open In Former Sam’s Club Location

WEST ELLICOTT — Runnings, a home, farm and outdoor store, announced it will open two New York stores. One will be in the former Sam’s Club location in West Ellicott and the other in Plattsburgh. The Marshall, Minnesota based retailer announced it would be expanding its trade area to include ...

(2:45 PM) Report: Truck-Lite To Move Longtime Falconer HQ To Michigan

FALCONER — A longtime truck lighting supplier is reportedly moving its Falconer headquarters to Michigan. The Detroit News reported that Truck-Lite Co. LCC plans to invest $4 million into a new building in Southfield, Mich., while creating 95 jobs. In doing so, the company will move from ...

(4:55 PM) Crews Retrieve ATV That Broke Through Findley Lake

FINDLEY LAKE — Findley Lake volunteer firefighters worked for more than five hours on two separate days to recover an ATV that broke through the ice. According to Donovan DeBoe, a firefighter with Findley Lake, two men were riding a Polaris side-by-side ATV on Findley Lake at about 5 p.m. ...

(5:55 PM) Pair Charged After Drugs, Cash, Weapon Found In Traffic Stop

CHAUTAUQUA — Two Corry, Pa., residents are facing a host of charges after drugs, cash and a stolen gun were found during a traffic stop. Deputies took 42-year-old Jerry J. Roneker Jr. and 26-year-old Lyndsey A. Sventek into custody after the stop shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday on Route 430 ...

(2:05 PM) Warren County Teen Charged With Child Porn Possession

WARREN, Pa. — A teenager in Warren County, Pa., is facing child pornography possession charges following an investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police. Tyler G. Kraft, 19, of Warren, was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Raymond Zydonik on three counts of possession of ...

(6 PM) Tractor-Trailer That Couldn’t Stop Crashes On Route 60

Shortly before 3 p.m. today, a tractor trailer heading west on Route 83 was unable to stop at the intersection of Routes 83 and 60 in the town of Pomfret. The trailer, which was hauling corn, damaged a portion of the former Great Lakes Specialties building on Route 60 before colliding with the ...

(8:50 AM) 3 Charged After Crystal Meth Found In City Home

An investigation into the trafficking of crystal methamphetamine from a Jamestown home resulted in charges to three city residents. Jamestown police on Wednesday announced the arrests of 32-year-old Brandon M. Smith, 33-year-old Celeste M. Carr and 32-year-old Samuel L. Critzer. A search ...

(2 PM) Church Offers ‘Ashes To Go’ As Lent Begins

BEMUS POINT — Lent began on Ash Wednesday and one village pastor reached out to her parishioners while promoting her church's Lenten activities. The Rev. Ivy Gauvin of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Bemus Point distributed ashes for individuals about to start their day at the See Zurh House ...

(5:10 PM) Police: ‘Very Frustrating’ Arresting Same People In Drug Cases

Multiple investigations into the alleged trafficking of crystal methamphetamine in the Jamestown area netted multiple arrests this week. Some of those charged have become repeat offenders, much to the displeasure of police who have jailed many of the same people for similar charges just months ...

(9:25 AM) Crystal Meth, Brass Knuckles Located In City Home

Crystal methamphetamine and brass knuckles were found during a search of a Jamestown home Tuesday, city police announced. Charged was 32-year-old Kyle O. Kamholtz following an investigation from the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force. A search warrant was executed around 1 p.m. at 102 McKinley ...

(8:55 AM) Ellicott Police Warn Of Thefts From Salons

FALCONER — The Ellicott Police Department is warning the public of recent thefts from two local hair salons. According to a message on the department's Facebook page, two thefts occurred at hair salons in the Falconer area within the last two weeks. Police said in each incident, an unknown ...

(11:55 AM) City Woman Charged After Exposing Self To School Bus

A Jamestown woman is facing public lewdness charges after police say she exposed herself to a school bus. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department were called Monday around 2:20 p.m. to Crescent and East Second streets for a disorderly woman. It was learned that 39-year-old Crystal L. ...

(12:02 PM) DoubleTree By Hilton Jamestown Officially Opens

The doors to the downtown Jamestown Hotel located along Fourth Street are officially opened for the first time since December 2013. On Tuesday, state, county, city and Hamister Group officials held a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the $21.5 million renovations of the ...

(12:40 PM) Area JC Penney Not Among 18 To Close This Year

LAKEWOOD — The JC Penney located within the Chautauqua Mall is not among 18 stores slated to be closed this year by the struggling retailer. Though the company has not formally released the list of non-profitable department stores that will be closed, Carter English, corporate ...