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Tractor-Trailer Crash Leads To DWI Charge

FINDLEY LAKE — A tractor-trailer driver is facing drunken driving charges following a crash on Interstate 86 last week. Troopers were called Friday to the interstate for a report of a semi off the road in Findley Lake. An investigation determined that the semi, belonging to 37-year-old ...

Arctic Air Mass To Bring Bone-Chilling Cold Beginning Tuesday Evening

The National Weather Service in Buffalo said an additional 3 to 5 inches of snow could fall in northern Chautauqua County between now and 4 a.m. Monday. Cattaraugus and southern Erie counties are also included in the weather service's winter weather advisory. "Lake effect snow will fall in ...

Jamestown Church Honors MLK During Annual Program

"If Martin Luther King were alive today to see today what has taken place in this church, for people are coming together, blacks and whites are taking time to come together to celebrate. He was right, its better to love than to hate," said Pastor Leroy Walker, Emmanuel Baptist Church. A ...

Loaded Handguns Stolen In Burglary Recovered, 2 Charged

Two loaded handguns reported stolen from Ellicott were recovered and two people are facing charges, the Jamestown Police Department said late Saturday. Taken into custody were 34-year-old Douglas P. Beardsley and 19-year-old Camille L. Lopez after officers with the Jamestown and Ellicott ...

(3:42 PM) Trump, Congress Leaders Reach Deal To End Shutdown For Three Weeks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Friday reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations continue over the president's demands for money to build his long-promised ...

More Lake Effect Snow Expected Through This Weekend

A winter storm watch remains in effect from 1 a.m. Friday to Saturday morning. The National Weather Service in Buffalo said 8 to 16 inches of snow is possible in the most persistent areas. The warning includes Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and southern Erie counties. The greatest snow amounts ...

(UPDATED) Pair Charged After Causing Damage To Golf Course

FRENCH CREEK — Two Erie, Pa., men reportedly caused hundreds of dollars of damage after driving their snowmobikes on a golf course at Peek'n Peak Resort, the New York State Police said. Charged were 28-year-old Corey Kendig and 37-year-old James Winschel after receiving a report Tuesday ...

(10 AM) Trio Charged After Drugs Found In Car Crash

KIANTONE — Three Warren County, Pa., residents were charged after numerous drugs were found during an investigation of a car crash, the New York State Police reported. Troopers responded to the crash Tuesday on Route 62 in the town of Kiantone. While investigating, troopers observed ...

UPDATE: West Second Street Closed After Water Main Break

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities said West Second Street, between Cherry and North Main streets, will be closed to traffic after repairs were made to a water main break Thursday. Crews were at the scene inspecting a water leak. The water main break was repaired by 11:30 a.m., ...

Gerace Named Director Of Campus Security And Safety At Chautauqua Institution

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution announced in a press release Thursday the appointment of Joe Gerace as director of campus security and safety. Gerace, the former Chautauqua County sheriff, will be responsible for enacting recommendations from the Institution's recently established ...

UPDATE: ‘A Win For Law Enforcement’: 3 Charged In Meth Bust

RANDOLPH — More than a pound and a half of crystal methamphetamine was seized during a search of a Randolph home, a bust police say prevented drugs from being sold on the streets. Three area residents are facing felony charges after a joint investigation by the Olean Office of the Southern ...

Reed Clarifies Issues Of Border Security, Partial Shutdown

Rep. Tom Reed said many people have a misconception that President Donald Trump wants a border wall from west to east coast; whereas, the Corning Republican said the president actually wants approximately 200 miles of a physical barrier, similar to what Reed suggested should be implemented ...

(11 AM) Special Food Distribution Held For Furloughed Workers

A special food distribution by the Food Bank of WNY was held Wednesday at the Jamestown Salvation Army. It was one of five such distributions planned for families impacted by the ongoing government shutdown. In Jamestown, a line formed behind the Salvation Army prior to the 10 a.m. ...

(11:45 AM) Buffalo Diocese Creates Task Force For Adult Abuse Claims

BUFFALO (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has created a task force to review and recommend policies and procedures in dealing with sexual abuse allegations made by adults against clergy. The diocese says the Adult Sexual Abuse and Misconduct Task Force will ensure the diocese's ...

(11:50 AM) Muslim Community Targeted In Foiled Plot In Shock

ROCHESTER (AP) — A Muslim group called Wednesday for full prosecutions against the four people accused of plotting an attack on their rural enclave in upstate New York. The arrests of three Rochester-area men and a 16-year-old who had access to homemade explosives and firearms sent ...

(2:45 PM) Members Of Violent Buffalo Street Gang Jailed In Jamestown

Two men wanted for violent parole violations and part of a Buffalo street gang known as the "Fruit Belt Posse" were taken into custody in Jamestown on Wednesday morning. Taken into custody were 26-year-old Earl L. Stone and 25-year-old Shaquelle M. Coleman, both of Buffalo, following an ...

County SNAP Benefits Impacted By Federal Government Shutdown

MAYVILLE — The federal government shutdown has already impacted those in the county receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP benefits, and the affect could be even more severe if the stoppage continues. On Wednesday, Christine Schuyler, Chautauqua County Social ...

Recent Accumulation Expected To Help Delayed Snowmobile Season

After missing out for most of the winter season, snowmobiles can soon begin to safely take part in riding the trails. However, riders are encouraged to wait until Thursday so trails can be maintained and allow time for snow to set. The current forecast from the National Weather Service calls ...

GameStop To Move Location Next Week

LAKEWOOD — The GameStop currently located at 318 E. Fairmount Ave. in the Chautauqua Mall will be newly setting up shop across the street in the Lakewood Village Center at 279 E. Fairmount Ave. next to Michaels craft store. As the area's biggest gaming retailer, the store will make its move ...