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(8 AM) Winter Storm Watch Issued Through Thursday

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a winter storm watch for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming and southern Erie counties from tonight through Thursday afternoon. The area could see between 6 to 12 inches of lake effect snow. The greatest accumulation is expected in the ...

UPDATE: Sears Gets Another Reprieve From Liquidation

Sears is getting another reprieve from liquidation after its chairman and largest shareholder revised his bid to save the iconic brand. The Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based retailer says it has accepted Eddie Lampert's bid through an affiliate of his ESL hedge fund that could keep 425 stores ...

(4:25 PM) Lack Of Accumulation Grounds Local Snowmobile Club

MAYVILLE — Members of the Chautauqua Lake Snowmobile Club are hoping a blast of snow the next couple of days will salvage an otherwise non-existent snowmobiling season. Unit now, there has been little to no snow for snowmobilers to hit the local trails. The situation has provided a unique ...

(5 PM) Children’s Home Responds After Bus Stolen From Randolph School

RANDOLPH — New Directions, the nonprofit agency that operates Randolph Children's Home from which three teenagers who stole a Randolph Central School bus reside, commented on the recent incident and clarified that the youths' actions had not gone unnoticed. The three Randolph children were ...

(2:30 PM) Reed Calls For Serious Attitude Regarding Border Security

As the government shutdown lingers due to debate over funding for President Donald Trump's proposed wall for the U.S.-Mexico border, Rep. Tom Reed called on the media and his peers in government to take border security seriously. "Our border is broken," said Reed, who advocates for parts of ...

(3:45 PM) Arbitration Panel: Seneca Nation Should Share Casino Revenue

BUFFALO (AP) — An arbitration panel has sided with New York state in its bid for more than $100 million a year in proceeds from the Seneca Indian Nation's three casinos. The western New York tribe stopped making payments to the state in 2017, saying its revenue-sharing obligation under a ...

(5:10 PM) Youths Charged After Stolen Bus Found In Jamestown

RANDOLPH — Three youths are facing charges after a stolen school bus from the Randolph Central School District was recovered in Jamestown. The three were charged with two counts each of third-degree burglary, second-degree grand larceny and third-degree criminal mischief. The Cattaraugus ...

Local Camera Club To Display Art At Reg Lenna

Members of the Chautauqua County Camera Club will display their art beginning Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the 3rd on 3rd Gallery at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. A free public reception is open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Admission during all hours of the gallery is free. The ...

(10:32 AM) Buffalo Bishop’s Mansion Being Sold To Compensate Abused

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo says the sale of the bishop's mansion is moving forward as part of efforts to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse. Bishop Richard Malone announced in April that he would put the E.B. Green-designed property, worth more than $1 ...

(9:15 AM) City Man Charged After Drugs Found Stuffed In Pants

A Jamestown man who police say had drugs stuffed down his pants is facing several charges following a traffic stop. Officers stopped a vehicle Thursday around 5:40 a.m. that had been traveling southbound on North Main Street without headlights. After stopping the vehicle, officers learned a ...

(1:25 PM) Body Found On Woodlawn Beach Identified As Missing Person

BLASDELL — A dead body discovered on Woodlawn Beach has been identified as a missing person from early December. According to Evans Police, on Dec. 6, their office was notified that Mark Pelgrin of Derby had not been seen or heard from in several days. Preliminary investigation led police ...

(3:05 PM) After Strong Start To Season, Snowfall Total Takes Dive

The month of December officially brought the beginning of winter, but snowfall accumulation since November has seemingly disappeared and has yet to resurface thus far in the new year. Monthly snowfall accumulation has been inconsistent with yearly averages as the Jamestown region observed a ...

(10:45 AM) Police Help Mayville Boy With Leukemia Deliver LEGOs

MAYVILLE — A 12-year old Mayville boy diagnosed with leukemia partnered with local law enforcement to provide LEGOs to children at Oishei Children's Hospital in Buffalo. A combination of Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies and corrections officers from the jail and Lakeview Shock ...

Gallery: Police Help Mayville Boy Deliver LEGOs

MAYVILLE -- Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies helped a 12-year-old Mayville boy battling cancer deliver LEGOs to children at a Buffalo hospital Wednesday. Here is a gallery of photos from the event. P-J photos by Jordan W. Patterson

(12:20 PM) Elizabeth Warren Makes Big Move Toward 2020 Presidential Run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency, hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate a Democratic field that could include nearly two dozen candidates. "No matter what ...

(5 PM) Summer Golf Tournament In Need Of New Lead Sponsor

FINDLEY LAKE — The nationally televised Web.com Tour golf tournament that plays in July annually at Peek'n Peak Resort will be in need of a new major sponsor following this year's event. Mark Geise, tournament director, said LECOM is in the final year of a four-year contract as the lead ...

(10:15 PM) 5 Taken To Hospital Following Crash In French Creek

FRENCH CREEK — Five people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries following a crash Sunday evening. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said the crash took place shortly before 7 p.m. at the intersection of Route 426 and King Road in French Creek. An investigation determined ...

(8:13 AM) Sugar Grove Man Charged With Attempted Criminal Homicide, Arson

SUGAR GROVE — A 25-year-old Sugar Grove man faces attempted criminal homicide and arson charges after a fire at 10 p.m. Thursday on Wilson Road in Sugar Grove. The State Police at Warren report assisting the Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department at the scene of the fire. Trooper Bradley ...