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(12:10 PM) Judge Denies Testimony From Defense Witnesses In Murder Trial

MAYVILLE — The second-degree murder trial of David F. Waggoner resumed Friday after a day-long hiatus with the defense calling its first two witnesses to the stand. However, any testimony from both witnesses was denied by Chautauqua County Court Judge David Foley as he determined they were ...

(12:55 PM) Report: Great Lakes Feeling Effects Of Rapid Climate Warming

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A scientific report says the Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., which likely will bring more flooding and other extreme weather such as heat waves and drought. The warming climate also could mean less overall snowfall even as ...

(2:15 PM) Allegations Of Abuse By Priests With Local Ties Not Substantiated

Allegations of child sexual abuse against two priests with ties to Chautauqua County have not been substantiated following an investigation. According to a statement Thursday by Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Buffalo Diocese, the Rev. Robert A. Stolinski and the Rev. John J. Sardina are ...

(11AM) Report: Fires Spike In Jamestown Last Year; Blazes Ruled Arson Decrease

The Jamestown Fire Department saw a slight increase in the number of calls for service in 2018, according to annual statistics released Tuesday. City firefighters responded to 5,528 total calls in 2018, an increase of 368 from 2017. Of those responses, 2,245 were overlapping, meaning two or ...

(1:30 PM) Motor Failure Causes Flare Incident At United Refining

WARREN, Pa. — A large plume of dark smoke could be seen rising above eastern Warren, Pa., on Monday. The United Refining Company flare along the Allegheny River was discharging flame and smoke. The state Department of Environmental Protection was notified of the situation by both United ...

(2:40 PM) Injuries, Diesel Fuel Leak Reported In Semi Rollover

IRVING -- County HAZMAT crews have been summoned to Interstate 90 at the Silver Creek exit for a semi tractor-trailer rollover. The crash occurred around 2:20 p.m. At least one injury was reported in the crash involving a flat-bed semi at exit 58, county dispatch said. A "significant diesel ...

(10:36 AM) Cuomo: Budget Negotiations Are Particularly Difficult This Year

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says this year's state budget negotiations are particularly difficult because of revenue declines, the threat of big federal funding cuts and disputes with lawmakers over spending priorities. The Democrat told reporters Tuesday there's still ...

(9 AM) City Man Charged After Fleeing Police On Motorcycle

A Jamestown man is facing a host of charges after fleeing police on a motorcycle late Saturday. Victor J. Cameron, 44, was taken into custody following the pursuit, which began around 10 p.m. when officers of the Jamestown Police Department observed a motorcycle traveling westbound on ...

(1 PM) Witnesses Testify At Waggoner Murder Trial

MAYVILLE — Two eyewitnesses in the second-degree murder trial of David F. Waggoner testified in Chautauqua County Court on Tuesday. Waggoner, 54, is accused of shooting William J. Michishima, 30, in front of 114 Livingston Ave. in Jamestown on July 24, 2018. Michishima was taken to an Erie, ...

(1:20 PM) Legislature To OK Bill Expanding School Zone Speed Cameras

ALBANY (AP) — The leaders of the Democrat-controlled state Legislature say lawmakers plan to pass legislation approving the expanded use of speed cameras in New York City school zones. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, of the Bronx, and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, of ...

(3 PM) Kennedy Man Jailed In Domestic Incident

KENNEDY — A Kennedy man was jailed after allegedly injuring a woman during a domestic incident. The New York State Police took 22-year-old Austin Muntz into custody after responding Sunday to a Kennedy residence for a reported domestic disturbance. An investigation found that Muntz ...

(3:55 PM) Minor Injuries Reported In Afternoon Rollover

STOCKTON — A Jamestown man who said he fell asleep while driving was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries following a rollover crash. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies responded Tuesday with Stockton and Cassadaga volunteer firefighters around 2:22 p.m. for the crash on ...

(9:45 PM) Gerace Highlights ‘Full Circle’ Career In Law Enforcement

CHAUTAUQUA — Joe Gerace, the former sheriff of 24 years for Chautauqua County and the current director of campus security and safety for Chautauqua Institution, has been through a lot in his decades spent as a man of the law, and an audience at the Turner Community Center was eager to hear ...

(7 PM) Why Facebook Didn’t Block Live New Zealand Shooting Video

LONDON (AP) — Why did Facebook air live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting for 17 minutes? Didn't anyone alert the company while it was happening? Facebook says no. According to its deputy general counsel, Chris Sonderby, none of the 200 or so people who watched the live video flagged ...

(8 PM) Shifting Hopes As Republicans, Democrats Wait For Mueller Report

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a witch hunt, a vendetta, the worst presidential harassment in history. That's what President Donald Trump has shouted for two years about the special counsel's Russia probe. Now, barring an eleventh-hour surprise, Trump and his allies are starting to see it as ...

City Man Charged In 2014 Death Of Child

MAYVILLE — A Jamestown man long considered a "person of interest" for his role in the 2014 beating death of a child has been indicted on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter. Tyler Perez, 35, pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned Monday in front of Chautauqua ...

(2:15 PM) Poll: State Residents Say Losing Amazon HQ Was Bad For New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Most voters in New York think it was bad for the state when Amazon dropped plans to put a second headquarters in Queens and many think U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bears blame for the deal falling through, according to a new poll released Monday. The Siena College ...

(3 PM) Emerging Online Threats Changing Homeland Security’s Role

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday that her department may have been founded to combat terrorism, but its mission is shifting to also confront emerging online threats. China, Iran and other countries are mimicking the approach that Russia used to ...

(UPDATED) Wrong-Way Buggy Struck On Interstate 86

KENNEDY -- An unoccupied Amish buggy that was traveling the wrong way on Interstate 86 was struck by a semi tractor-trailer Sunday, the New York State Police said. County dispatch had received several calls around 10 p.m. of the buggy in the eastbound lane of the interstate. According to ...