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Gallery: Annual Kallie’s Krusade Held In Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — "Kallie claimed at 3 years old that yellow was her favorite color ... that orange was her dog's favorite color." As an orange and yellow sun was shining complete with blue skies, another colorful and successful year has come and gone for Kallie's Krusade, catered with a warm ...

(5:30 PM) Man’s Boat Capsizes In Warren County, Facing Drug Charges

WARREN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man is facing charges shortly after his boat capsized in the Allegheny River in Warren County, Pa. Pennsylvania State Police and Warren City Police were called Sunday at 8:30 p.m. to a report of a man yelling for help near 16 Driftwood Drive in Pleasant ...

(4:15 AM) Several Departments Assist With City Structure Fire

Jamestown firefighters received assistance from several area volunteer departments after a fire broke out at a city residence early Sunday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZKn8prHt8E First responders were called to 4 Forest Park, between Warner Place and Washington Street, for the blaze ...

(5:40 PM) Rollover Crash Leads To Impaired Driving Charges

NORTH HARMONY — A rollover crash in North Harmony resulted in impaired driving charges for a Pennsylvania man. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies responded Saturday around 6:30 p.m. to a reported crash with injury on Route 394. Following an investigation, deputies learned 25-year-old ...

(7:40 PM) Man Charged With Riding Lawnmower While Intoxicated

POMFRET — A Fredonia man is facing charges of riding his lawnmower while intoxicated. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies were called to Chestnut Road around 3 p.m. Saturday in the town of Pomfret for a report of an intoxicated man riding a lawn tractor in the area. Deputies found ...

Sortisio Responds To Teachers

FREDONIA — The Fredonia school district’s superintendent responded to a letter summarized in last Sunday’s Observer that criticized curriculum and teacher-administrator relations in the district. Jeff Sortisio said in an interview that while parts of the letter were surprising to him, ...

(10:31 AM) Northeast Dairy Farmers Paid, Finally, In Class Action Lawsuit

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Nearly nine years after Northeast dairy farmers filed a class-action lawsuit against a national dairy marketing cooperative, thousands of farmers are receiving their checks in the $50 million settlement. Dairy farmers of America this week paid an average of $4,000 to ...

(11:30 AM) Kavanaugh’s Civil Rights Views Studied Ahead Of Confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh emailed his White House colleagues in June 2003 with an alert: The U.S. Supreme Court was about to release opinions on the University of Michigan's use of race as a factor to admit students. It was an issue of great interest to his boss, President George W. ...

(4 PM) Three Charged After Drug Bust In Salamanca

Three area residents face charges after a search warrant was served at a Salamanca home at 9:08 p.m. Thursday after a joint investigation by the Salamanca City Police Department, Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Dept. and Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force. Task force members report finding ...

UPDATE: Man Run Over By Garbage Truck Taken To Erie Hospital

SINCLAIRVILLE -- A man was taken by medical helicopter to an Erie, Pa., hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after he was run over by a garbage truck Thursday in Sinclairville. The incident occurred at about 11:15 a.m. in the area of 2307 Edson Road. The person, who ...

(1:45 PM) Falconer Man Charged After Fleeing Police During Traffic Stop

A Falconer man was facing a host of charges after reportedly fleeing from city police during a traffic stop early Thursday. Daniel S. Babyak, 45, was being held pending arraignment after officers with the Jamestown Police Department attempted to stop the minivan he was driving around 3:20 ...

(1:20 PM) Jamestown Man Charged With Possessing Child Porn

A Jamestown man is facing charges of possessing child pornography, U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. said in a statement. Matthew Bailer, 33, of Jamestown, was taken into custody and charged by criminal complaint with possession of child pornography. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 ...

(9:42 PM) City Man Charged After Police Chase Through City

Matthew William Buck, 26, of Jamestown faces several charges after allegedly leading police on a chase through the city starting at 4:45 p.m. Thursday. Police report being alerted to a stolen motor vehicle being driven near Foote Avenue and Water Street. Police attempted to pull the vehicle ...

(8:55 AM) Several Dogs Reported Missing In Warren County

WARREN, Pa. — Dogs are going missing in Warren County, Pa. According to the Paws Along the River Humane Society, a number of dogs have mysteriously gone missing over the past few days in Pittsfield and Freehold townships in Pennsylvania. “We have had five reports since the 25th,” ...

(10:25 AM) Police Seek Info After Vehicles Shot In Warren County

WARREN, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police were seeking the public's help after two vehicles were damaged by gunshots in an incident earlier this month. Troopers were called to a home on Route 27 in Pittsfield Township, Pa., on Aug. 17 for a reported broken car window. Upon arrival, troopers ...

(10:50 AM) Assault Charges Filed After Man Injured With Metal Pole

A Jamestown man was waiting to be arraigned after he allegedly injured another person using a metal pole. Charged was 34-year-old Marcus J. Wilson after officers with the Jamestown Police Department responded at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday to the area of West Eighth and Washington streets for a ...

(1:30 PM) Final Farewells To Sen. John McCain Begin At Arizona Capitol

PHOENIX (AP) — Family, friends and constituents were gathering Wednesday at Arizona's Capitol to pay their respects to Sen. John McCain, the first of two days of services here before he departs the state he has represented since the 1980s. A private ceremony was set for later Wednesday ...

(3:30 PM) Man Injured In Jamestown Stabbing

A man suffered "superficial wounds" after a stabbing incident at a Prendergast Avenue apartment in Jamestown on Wednesday. Police were called to the apartment, at the intersection of East Sixth Street, around 3 p.m. The man was taken by ALSTAR EMS to UPMC Chautauqua hospital with ...

(9:05 AM) Crash In Falconer Leads To Charges For Pair

FALCONER — Two people were charged after a crash late Monday in the village of Falconer. Officers with the Ellicott Police Department were called to a crash that took place on East Main Street. Police learned 37-year-old Bethanie T. Clark, of Steamburg, had been driving when she struck a ...

(10:10 AM) Sheriff Releases Back-To-School Safety Tips

School for most students is set to begin next week. Chautauqua Country Sheriff Joe Gerace on Tuesday released a list of reminders to commuters, parents, students, pedestrians and bicyclists as the new school year approaches. "Summer's winding down and it's time to kick off another school ...