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(11:55 AM) North Main Street Pavement Work Begins Wednesday

Pavement work on North Main Street, from First to Eighth streets in Jamestown, will begin Wednesday. Jeffrey Lehman, director of public works, said all vehicles must be moved from the street no later than 7 a.m. Wednesday. He said motorists "should expect delays" due to lane restrictions ...

(3:30 PM) Police Release Stop-DWI Crackdown Stats

MAYVILLE — Two motorists were charged with drunken driving and 20 other vehicle stops were conducted during a Memorial Day holiday enforcement push. Several agencies, including the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office and New York State Police, took part in the STOP-DWI Memorial Day ...

(9:25 AM) White Paper Released For Managing Weeds In Chautauqua Lake

MAYVILLE — Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E&E) recently provided Chautauqua County with a white paper on available aquatic plant management techniques for managing weeds in Chautauqua Lake. The report, which was released this month, is titled, "Summary of Methods for Control of Aquatic ...

(10:05 AM) City Man Sentenced To 20 Years In 2018 Shooting Death

A Jamestown man will spend at least the next two decades in prison for the July 2018 shooting death of William J. Michishima. David F. Waggoner received an indeterminate sentence of 20 years to life in prison Monday in Chautauqua County Court by Judge David Foley. The city man was found ...

(6:20 PM) Warren Police Close Street, Report ‘Ongoing Situation’

WARREN, Pa. — A block of Lincoln Avenue in the city of Warren, between North Irvine and Canton streets, has been shut down and people are being ordered indoors and away from the scene due to what police said is an "ongoing situation." More information will be released when it becomes available.

(6:28 PM) Man Charged After Threatening Person With Knife In City

A Westfield man who police say threatened another person with a knife during an argument was taken into custody Monday. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department were summoned around 4:25 p.m. to 305 E. Fifth St. for a report of a person with a weapon. It was learned that during a verbal ...

(10:50 PM) 6-Hour Standoff Ends Peacefully In Warren

WARREN, Pa. — After more than six hours, a standoff involving a man barricaded in a house with firearms in the city of Warren, Pa., was resolved without injury Monday evening. Official sources confirmed that 47-year-old Warren resident Chad A. Gelotte as taken into custody after a ...

(1:35 PM) Watergate Reporter Robert Woodward To Visit Jamestown In August

One of the two famous Washington Post Watergate break-in reporters will be visiting Jamestown later this summer. On Monday, Kristan McMahon, Robert H. Jackson Center president, announced during a Rotary Club of Jamestown meeting that renowned journalist, TV personality and author Bob Woodward ...

Fredonia Man Jailed After Standoff With Police

FREDONIA — A Fredonia man was taken into custody after reportedly threatening use of a shotgun. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies were summoned Sunday around 7:45 a.m. to Stone Road in Fredonia. It was learned that 57-year-old Gary T. Ortolano had made a threat with the gun. Members ...

2 Jailed After Vehicle Pursuit On Saturday

A vehicle pursuit that began in Jamestown and ended in the town of Poland resulted in a host of charges against two people Saturday. Cody A. Dickerson, 24, of Jamestown, and Steven R. Blankenship, 43, of Ludlow, Pa., were jailed after the pursuit, which began around 5 p.m. when officers were ...

(9:45 AM) Old, Non-Active Military Ordinance Recovered In New Albion

NEW ALBION - A New Albion man found an old military artillery shell while digging around his home on Wednesday. Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputies spoke with Peter Guadagno, who owns a home on Route 353 in New Albion, who told deputies he found what appeared to be an old military artillery ...

(11:42 AM) Rural Democrats Announce Opposition To Farm Labor Bill

Democrats representing rural areas of New York state have come out against the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act. The officers and board of the Democratic Rural Conference of New York State passed a resolution today opposing passage of the act as it is currently constituted. "We ...

(11:25 AM) Police: Pair Took Items Totaling Thousands Of Dollars In Burglary

WARREN, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police are looking for two people who reportedly took items totaling thousands of dollars in a burglary of a convenience store early Thursday. The incident took place at Uni-Mart, 30 S. Main St., in the Warren County township of Sheffield at about 3 a.m. The ...

(12:45 PM) Cadet Killed, 22 Injured In Training Rollover At West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A vehicle loaded with West Point cadets on summer training overturned on a dirt road Thursday, killing one cadet and injuring 22 other passengers, according to the U.S. Military Academy. Twenty cadets and two soldiers were injured when their light medium tactical ...

(1:28 PM) Gallery: Roll n’ Read Program On The Move Downtown

Jamestown parents and children traveled through the city today on a Roll n' Read tour, during which community servants, including Jamestown firefighter Phil Genco, read storybooks aloud to several pre-K children. The event was hosted by Parents as Teachers and the Jamestown Community Learning ...

(3:43 PM) No Serious Injuries Reported In 3-Vehicle Crash

FREDONIA — Three vehicles were involved in a motor vehicle crash at the corner of Route 60 and Lakeview Avenue, Fredonia, today around 2:30 p.m. The New York State Police and Fredonia Fire Department responded to the scene. There were no reports of any serious injuries.