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Report: Sears To File For Bankruptcy, Several Stores To Close

Sears Holding Corp. is expected to file for bankruptcy protection, several wire service reports have indicated. The filing could come as soon as Monday morning. With the bankruptcy, about 150 of the company’s department stores could be closed, Reuters said late last week. The company has ...

Woman Reported Missing From Warren Assisted Living Facility

WARREN, Pa. — A search is underway for an 87-year-old female with severe dementia who is missing after leaving an assisted living facility Sunday evening in Warren, Pa. City of Warren Police said in a statement posted on Facebook that Elizabeth Blakeslee “has been missing since 6 p.m. ...

(11:25 AM) Sears To Close Lakewood Location Amid Bankruptcy

LAKEWOOD -- Sears will close its Lakewood location as the company announced bankruptcy protection. A list of the 142 Sears and additional Kmart stores that would close was announced, including the longtime location at the Chautauqua Mall. It wasn't immediately known when the local store will ...

Pennsylvania Gov. Issues Warning Over Raw Milk

WARREN, Pa. — Anyone with a glass bottle of Pot O Gold raw whole milk with a red cap in Pennsylvania is advised to throw it out. The governor’s office has issued a warning regarding Pot O Gold raw whole milk sold in the area in the past several weeks.v “Consumers who purchased raw whole ...

(9:50 PM) Clymer Bus Driver, Aide Recognized After Saving Students

CLYMER — Following protocol and instincts, two Clymer staff members who district officials said helped save students from serious injuries in separate incidents last week were recognized. During a Clymer School Board meeting Monday, Superintendent Ed Bailey discussed the recent heroism from ...

(9:18 AM) Audubon Discusses Findings Of West Nile On Property

Leigh Rovegno, Audubon Community Nature Center president, says the center is safe to visit after a recent report from the Chautauqua County Health Department that West Nile virus was found on the premises. "Audubon Community Nature Center has been a test site for the New York State Health ...

(2:12 PM) City Men Charged With Burglary Of Vacant Home In Scio, N.Y.

Two Jamestown men face charges after they were charged in Scio on Wednesday. State Troopers from the Amity barracks charged Terry L. Kendall, 28, of Jamestown with second-degree burglary, a class C felony, and Kenneth E. Kendall, 49, of Jamestown with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree ...

(4:35 PM) Man Eating Soup Rolls Vehicle In Stockton

STOCKTON — A driver who police said was attempting to eat soup ended up crashing his vehicle. State Police and the Stockton Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle rollover Thursday around 11 a.m. According to troopers, Dana L. Smith, 42, of Dunkirk admitted that he was eating soup ...

(10:10 AM) County Confirms Detection Of West Nile Virus

MAYVILLE — West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Chautauqua County following testing of two mosquito pools at the Audubon late last month. Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the positive test results from the state Department of Health Arbovirology Laboratory. ...

(12:20 PM) Artist Visits Love Elementary School

Through a partnership team comprised of Chautauqua Institution, Jamestown Public Schools and the Chautauqua Lake Central School District, visiting artists recognized by John F. Kennedy Partners in Education Institute organize professional development workshops for district teachers. ...

(1 PM) Operator Of Limo Involved In Deadly Crash Arrested

LATHAM, N.Y. (AP) — Police charged a limousine service operator Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed 20 people, while the man's lawyer said that he wasn't guilty and that police were rushing to judgment. Prestige Limousine operator Nauman Hussain was taken ...

(1:45 PM) Reauthorization Bill To Fund Essential Air Service Programs

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the recently passed five-year Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization bill, which was signed into law on Friday, includes funding authorizations for both the FAA's Essential Air Service ...

(2:20 PM) Cold Front To ‘Knock The Temperature Back Down’

Summer officially ended on Sept. 22 with the the fall equinox, but that didn't halt record-breaking temperatures from consuming Western New York throughout the beginning of October. But while temperatures rose to near-record highs in Chautauqua County and the Buffalo area recently, Thursday ...

Sherman Man Charged After 1 Dog Dies, 3 Others Rescued From Locked Car

A Sherman man is facing charges after police say he left four dogs in a locked vehicle for at least 20 hours. One of the dogs died as a result of neglect, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release late Wednesday. Charged was 50-year-old David D. Hannold Sr. after ...

(9:45 AM) Forestville Woman Charged With Manufacturing Meth

FORESTVILLE — A Forestville woman was taken into custody on a warrant for manufacturing methamphetamine and disposing of its byproducts, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday. Taken into custody last week was 28-year-old Tinesha G. Kenny following an investigation by the ...

(10:30 AM) UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley plans to resign, The Associated Press has learned. President Donald Trump tweeted that he has a "big announcement with my friend Ambassador Nikki Haley in the Oval Office at 10:30 a.m." Congressional and Trump administration officials told the ...

(12:10 PM) Crash In Jamestown Sends 2 To Hospital

Two people were transported to the hospital following a crash Tuesday morning in Jamestown. The crash occurred around 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of West Third Street and Harding Avenue. Jamestown firefighters and police responded to the scene as did ALSTAR EMS. A woman and man were ...

(2 PM) Limo Service Lawyer Says Violations Fixed Before Fatal Crash

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — The limousine service under scrutiny after a crash that killed 20 people fixed safety violations in its fleet before the tragedy, said a lawyer who suggested the driver was unfamiliar with the rural road. Prestige Limousine has been criticized for maintaining vehicles ...

(2:10 PM) Leaf Collection To Begin In Jamestown Oct. 29

Jeffrey Lehman, Jamestown public works director, announced Tuesday that Phase 1 of leaf collection in Jamestown will begin Monday, Oct. 29. "Residents are advised to rake leaves to the terrace area behind the curb and not into the street," Lehman said. "Please refrain from placing any trash, ...

(4:40 PM) Rollover Crash Sends One To Hospital

FLUVANNA — One person was taken to the hospital following a rollover crash Tuesday. The crash occurred around 4 p.m. on Pancake Hill Road in Fluvanna. A red Chevrolet Avalanche reportedly overturned before coming to rest on its wheels off the road. One person was taken by ambulance ...