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(9 AM) Democrats Intensify Demand For Robert Mueller’s Full Report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats intensified their demands for Robert Mueller's full report after learning the special counsel's findings from his Trump-Russia investigation run to more than 300 pages, while President Donald Trump boasted of total exoneration based on a four-page summary by his ...

(9:11 AM) Police: ID Theft Ring Targets Kids’ Social Security Numbers

BUFFALO (AP) — Authorities say a New York based identity theft ring targeted children's Social Security numbers throughout the country. Following a 16-month investigation by the New York State Police and Social Security Administration, eight people from Buffalo and Amherst are charged with ...

(9:30 AM) President Trump’s Small-Business Health Insurance Plan Struck Down

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has struck down a small-business health insurance plan widely touted by President Donald Trump, marking the second setback in a week for the administration's health care initiatives. U.S. District Judge John D. Bates wrote in his opinion late Thursday that ...

(10 AM) Facing Protests, President Trump Backs Off Special Olympics Cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is backing off his budget request to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, reversing course on a proposal that was unlikely to be approved by Congress after days of bipartisan criticism. Speaking to reporters Thursday as he left the ...

(10:30 AM) Pope Demands Sex Abuse Claims Be Reported In Vatican City

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday issued sweeping new sex abuse legislation for Vatican personnel and Holy See diplomats that requires the immediate reporting of abuse allegations to Vatican prosecutors, a policy shift aimed at being a model for the Catholic Church worldwide. The ...

(11:30 AM) Ellery Home Is Subject Of Corrie Anderson Search; Nothing Found

ELLERY — A search of an Ellery property on Friday for an Ashville woman who has been missing for more than a decade turned up no additional leads. Troopers searched a property at 5230 Slide Road, Ellery, after a new opportunity to search an area that was previously unavailable presented ...

Pump Shut Down After Truck Strikes Barrier

A gas pump was shut down Wednesday after a U-Haul truck got caught on a barrier at Sunoco in Jamestown. City firefighters and police were called shortly after 9 p.m. to the the gas station at 708 E. Second St. The truck reportedly cut the corner too short and got caught up on the barrier ...

(8:40 AM) Gov. Cuomo OKs Fix To Prosecutorial Misconduct Commission

ALBANY (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation making changes to a new commission that investigates prosecutorial misconduct. The bill signed by the Democratic executive on Wednesday tweaks a law passed last year that created the panel. Prosecutors had challenged the law, ...

(10:05 AM) Bill Would Lower Threshold For Hunting While Intoxicated

ALBANY (AP) — The Democratic-controlled state Legislature has passed a measure to lower the legal blood-alcohol content threshold for hunting while intoxicated. The Senate passed the legislation Wednesday, a day after it was approved in the Assembly. The current legal BAC threshold for ...

(12:42 PM) Dry Conditions Lead To Multiple Brush, Field Fires

Dry conditions resulted in several brush and field fires Wednesday in Chautauqua County. Falconer, Frewsburg and Kennedy firefighters were first summoned around 3:35 p.m. to 1681 Willard St. Ext. in Kennedy for a report of a fire in a field. According to the Falconer Fire Department, ...

(12:58 PM) State’s Opioid Suit Hits Billionaire Family Behind OxyContin

NEW YORK (AP) — New York on Thursday sued the billionaire family behind OxyContin, joining a growing list of state and local governments alleging the drugmaker sparked the nation's opioid crisis by putting hunger for profits over patient safety. The state, which averages nine opioid-related ...

Monthly Alternate Parking Begins Monday

Beginning Monday, monthly alternate parking will be in effect in the city of Jamestown. Vehicles should be parked only on the odd-numbered side of the street during odd-numbered months and on the even-numbered side of the street during even-numbered months. In addition, the Jamestown Police ...

(10:15 AM) Monthly Alternate Parking To Begin Monday In Jamestown

Beginning Monday (April 1), monthly alternate parking will be in effect in the city of Jamestown. Vehicles should be parked only on the odd-numbered side of the street during odd-numbered months and on the even-numbered side of the street during even-numbered months. In addition, the ...

(2:10 PM) Jury Deliberation Begins In Ongoing Murder Trial

MAYVILLE — Closing statements were given and jury deliberation has begun in the second-degree murder trial of David F. Waggoner. Waggoner, 54, is accused of shooting 30-year-old William J. Michishima in front of 114 Livingston Ave. in Jamestown on July 24, 2018. Michishima was taken to an ...

(3:20 PM) Lawmakers: Plastic Bag Ban Gains Traction In NY Budget Talks

ALBANY (AP) — The ubiquitous plastic bag would be banned throughout New York state under a provision negotiated Wednesday as part of the budget plan that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Democrat-controlled Legislature are trying to finalize before the April 1 deadline. Sen. Todd Kaminsky and ...

(5 PM) Jamestown Pair Charged In Stabbing, Burglary

SINCLAIRVILLE — Two Jamestown residents were charged after a woman was stabbed during a burglary Wednesday. Taken to Chautauqua County Jail for arraignment were 23-year-old Kylah M. Seiberg and 18-year-old Jacob R. Graham. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies were summoned at 12:45 p.m. to ...

(5:50 PM) Memorandum For Lake Weed Management Officially Revealed

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello called the near future a "new era for Chautauqua Lake. By ushering in a Memorandum of Agreement for the Chautauqua Lake Weed Management Consensus Strategy, Borrello, backed by other county officials, delivered a plan for collaboration ...

(9:15 AM) City Man Jailed After Police Find Heroin, Meth

A Jamestown man was jailed early Tuesday after officers allegedly found him with heroin and methamphetamine. Officers were on patrol around 2 a.m. in the area of Columbia Avenue and Myrtle Street when they reported observing a male with what appeared to be a handgun in his waistband. The ...

UPDATE: Police Seek Info After Motocross Bikes Stolen Tuesday

The theft of three small motocross motorcycles from a Jamestown business is under investigation. The mini motorcycles were recovered shortly after the burglary around 6 a.m. at Hector's Powersports, 1200 E. Second St. According to Jamestown police, two people entered the business after ...