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(11:45 AM) Jamestown Man Wanted On Manslaughter Charge Booked Into Jail

A Jamestown man wanted on a manslaughter charge has been jailed, online court records indicate. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said 35-year-old Tyler A. Perez was booked into the county jail Friday. According to a list of wanted persons, Perez was wanted by the Sheriff's Office on a ...

Multiple Fatalities In New Zealand Mosque Shootings; 4 Held

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called “one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” as authorities detained four people and defused explosive devices in what ...

(1:37 PM) JPD Captain Takes Stand In Waggoner Murder Trial

MAYVILLE - Jamestown Police Department Captain Bob Samuelson returned to the stand Friday morning to testify in David F. Waggoner's second-degree murder trial. He began his testimony on Thursday and today he technically remained on the stand through recess. Waggoner, 54, is accused of ...

(11:55 AM) JPD Detective Takes Stand On Day 2 Of Murder Trial

MAYVILLE — Det. Rex Goot of the Jamestown Police Department took the stand in day two of the second-degree murder trial of David Waggoner. Waggoner, 54, is accused of shooting William J. Michishima, 30, at 114 Livingston Ave. in Jamestown last summer. Michishima was taken to an Erie, Pa., ...

(1:15 PM) Assemblyman Giglio Won’t Seek Open State Senate Seat

State Assemblyman Joseph Giglio said he will not seek the state Senate seat recently vacated by Cathy Young. The Salamanca Press said the Republican has taken himself out of the running for the 57th Senate District. Giglio represents Cattaraugus, Allegany and parts of Steuben counties in the ...

(4:40 PM) XM Radio Host Names Jamestown ‘City Of The Day’

Jamestown on Thursday was named "City of the Day" by Sirius XM's '60s on 6 channel due to the national designation of the National Comedy Center. The recognition was made by DJ Phlash Phelps during his popular morning radio show and came two days after President Donald Trump signed a bill ...

(6:12 PM) Cassadaga Man Jailed After Firing Several Rounds Inside Home

CASSADAGA — A Cassadaga man is in Chautauqua County Jail after police say he fired several rounds from a gun inside a home this week, nearly striking several people. Charged was 43-year-old Elliott M. Dones after Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies were called Tuesday to a report of a ...

(UPDATED) Opening Statements Detail Morning Of July Shooting, Murder

MAYVILLE — Opening statements have been made in the second-degree murder trial of David F. Waggoner in Chautauqua County Court. Waggoner, 54, is accused of shooting William J. Michishima in Jamestown last summer. Michishima was taken to an Erie, Pa., hospital where he died the following ...

(2:45 PM) Warren County Woman Injured, Man Charged In Morning Shooting

WARREN, Pa. — A Warren County man has been jailed on a host of charges after a woman was shot early Wednesday. The Pennsylvania State Police based in Warren, Pa., said 48-year-old Rodney L. Tommassoni was taken into custody after a 56-year-old woman called to say she had been shot. The ...

UPDATE: JPD Officer Suspended Without Pay After Felony Charge

A domestic violence complaint has led to an officer with the Jamestown Police Department being suspended without pay. Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings confirmed that 40-year-old Kenneth V. Nellis III has been jailed on a charge of felony second-degree criminal possession of a forged ...

(11:20 AM) Lawmakers Consider Bill To Allow Minors To Play Bingo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow minors to play bingo with adult supervision. State Sen. Timothy Kennedy sponsored the bill. The Buffalo Democrat says his legislation will ensure that children can take part in "the decades-old tradition of ...

(11:50 AM) SUV Pulled From Warren County Creek After Crash

PINE GROVE, Pa. — No one was injured after an SUV ended up in Conewango Creek in Warren County following a crash early Monday. The Pennsylvania State Police said a southbound Chevy Equinox, driven by 24-year-old Samantha Graham of Youngsville, Pa., began sliding on ice on Big Four Road in ...

(12 PM) Actors Huffman, Loughlin Charged In College Admissions Case

BOSTON (AP) — Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged along with at least 40 other people Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed college coaches and insiders at testing centers to help get their children into some of the most elite schools in the ...

(2:50 PM) Woman Taken To Hospital Following Crash

ELLINGTON — A woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries following a crash Tuesday. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies were called around 11:50 a.m. to Route 62 in Ellington for a one-vehicle crash. Deputies learned that 74-year-old Linda Johnson was southbound on Route 62 when ...

Trump Signs Bill Designating NCC As ‘Official Comedy Center’ In Country

The National Comedy Center was formally designated Tuesday as the nation's official cultural institution dedicated to the art form of comedy. In a bi-partisan show of support, both the Senate and House of Representatives passed this bill in February, and President Donald Trump signed it into ...

(5:45 PM) County Conservatives Back Borrello For Senate Seat

Recently resigned State Senator Cathy Young, R-Olean, left a hole in local representation, a hole that the Chautauqua County Conservative Party thinks could best be filled by Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello. "We need someone who will stand up and fight for the interests and beliefs ...

(7:15 PM) Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra To Perform At Reg Lenna

The Jamestown High School Marching Band and A Cappella Choir, with the assistance of a $50,000 Jamestown Local Development Corporation's Fund for Downtown Programming Grant, will bring the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts on Friday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. to ...

(2:52 PM) Cuomo: No Quick Vote On Legal Marijuana

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he's "no longer confident" an agreement to legalize recreational marijuana in New York will be included in the state budget that's due by April 1, raising the possibility that approval of retail sales of pot won't get passed by the Legislature ...

(4:30 PM) No One Injured In Buffalo Street Ext. Rollover

No one was injured in a one-vehicle rollover Sunday. Volunteer firefighters from Falconer and Kiantone were called shortly before 4 p.m. to Buffalo Street Extension, outside Jamestown city limits. The driver was able to make it out of the SUV before crews arrived. Officers with the Ellicott ...