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State Looks Into Plastic Bag Solution

Local officials are weighing in over a state task force established earlier in the year to examine possible solutions to the growing concern over the use of plastic bags. New York City was preparing to implement a 5-cent tax on plastic bags in March, but the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew ...

Attacker Drives Van Into Barcelona Crowd; 13 Dead, 100 Hurt

BARCELONA, Spain — A van veered onto a sidewalk and sped down a busy pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona’s picturesque Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it mowed down tourists and residents and turned the popular European vacation spot into a bloody killing zone. ...

An “ongoing law enforcement issue” has temporarily closed the recreation areas around the Kinzua Dam in Warren, Pa. The closure is due to a reported threat. 
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Reported Threat Closes Kinzua Dam Recreation Areas

WARREN, Pa. — A threat reportedly forced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close the recreation areas around Kinzua Dam in Warren, Pa., on Thursday. “In response to an ongoing law enforcement issue, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has temporarily closed the dam ...

Dozens gathered at Tracy Plaza next to City Hall in Jamestown on Wednesday for the “Not In Our Town: Demonstration For Love and Tolerance.” The event was held in response to the rally last week in Charlottesville, Va., turned violent. 
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Love And Tolerance

Throngs of community members holding signs and waving flags gathered not in protest, but rather in peace on Wednesday night in downtown Jamestown. Tracy Plaza was the site of the “Not in Our Town: Demonstration for Love and Tolerance,” which was held in response to the rally last week ...

‘Law Enforcement Issue’ Closes Access To Kinzua Dam

WARREN, Pa. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed the recreation areas in and around Kinzua Dam in Warren, Pa., due to an “ongoing law enforcement issue.” “In response to an ongoing law enforcement issue, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has temporarily ...

Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. 
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Attacker Drives Van Into Barcelona Crowd; 13 Dead, 50 Hurt

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A white van jumped up onto a sidewalk and sped down a pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it plowed into tourists and residents. Police said 13 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in the terror ...

David Leathers goes over the preliminary blueprints for the proposed plan to expand the Northwest Arena.
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Officials Hope Northwest Arena Expansion Draws More Revenue

In order to generate more revenue and to increase more year-round use, Northwest Arena officials are planning an expansion. On Tuesday, Kristy Zabrodsky and David Leathers, co-presidents for the Northwest Arena Board, spoke about the preliminary plans for the expansion at the arena, which is ...

Susan Bro, mother to Heather Heyer, speaks during a memorial for her daughter, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Va.  Heyer was killed Saturday, when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally.  
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Charlottesville Victim’s Mother Urges ‘Righteous Action’

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The mother of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville urged mourners at a memorial service Wednesday to “make my child’s death worthwhile” by confronting injustice the way she did. “They tried to kill my ...

A man was taken into custody Thursday after a shot was fired. 
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18-Year-Old Charged In Thursday Shooting Incident

A Jamestown man is in custody after allegedly firing a gun in the area of Prendergast Avenue and Eighth Street on Thursday. Detectives with the Jamestown Police Department, who were already near the area, responded to the scene around 12:40 p.m., where they reportedly observed a man running ...

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18-Year-Old Charged In Thursday Shooting Incident

A Jamestown man is in custody after allegedly firing a gun in the area of Prendergast Avenue and Eighth Street on Thursday. Detectives with the Jamestown Police Department, who were already near the area, responded to the scene around 12:40 p.m., where they reportedly observed a man running ...

Three World War II-era planes U.S. military during its World War II campaigns in Europe and the Pacific will be on display at the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport from 9 a.m. to noon today.
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Vintage WWII-Era Planes On Display At Jamestown Airport Today

Vintage aircraft far removed from their glory days in the early to mid-1940s are now on full display at the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport at Robert H. Jackson Field. Representations of three planes utilized by the U.S. military during its World War II campaigns in Europe and the Pacific ...

Reed Proposes Tax Credit, Working To Avoid Gov’t Shutdown

A bipartisan proposal by U.S. Reps. Tom Reed and Joseph Crowley wants to make permanent a tax credit that assists employers who hire individuals on a low-income or ex-felons. Legislation was introduced Friday by Reed, R-Corning, in an effort to amend Internal Revenue Code by changing the work ...

David Leathers goes over the preliminary blueprints for the proposed plan to expand the Northwest Arena to add a Kids Zone play area; create gift shop and office spaces for the National Comedy Center; to add a concession stand to sell basics like snacks and water; and to enhance the third floor conference room. The project is being proposed to cost around $5 million.
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Ice Arena Plans Expansion Project

In order to generate more revenue and to increase more year-round use, Northwest Arena officials are planning an expansion. On Tuesday, Kristy Zabrodsky and David Leathers, co-presidents for the Northwest Arena Board, spoke about the preliminary plans for the expansion at the arena, which is ...

Seven Charged After Forest Avenue Drug Raid

Seven area residents face charges after a drug raid at 248 Forest Ave., Jamestown, on Tuesday. At 6:26 p.m., the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, Jamestown Police Department S.W.A.T Team and New York State troopers served a search warrant at 248 Forest Ave., Jamestown, after the house was ...

‘Not In Our Town’: Area Responds To Charlottesville With Words, Actions

Hatred and racism is not welcome in the Jamestown area, and community members want the world to know it. In response to the Charlottesville rally in which the country saw nazi flags flying and white supremacy groups marching with tiki torches, a demonstration emphasizing human decency and ...

Four-Year-Old Found Wandering Alone Reunited With Parents

A 4-year-old child found wandering alone in the 800 block of E. Second St. on Wednesday was later reunited with her parents. According to the Jamestown Police Department, officers responded to the scene around 10:30 a.m., where a citizen reported seeing a young child unattended. Police said ...

Left, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul speaking during the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council meeting held at the Reg Lenna Center For The Arts Monday. It was the first time the regional council held a meeting in Jamestown since it was created in 2011.
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Regional Economic Development Council Visits Jamestown

Six years of state funding assistance helping to drive economic development projects can be seen throughout downtown Jamestown. Whether it is the ongoing construction of the National Comedy Center or the redevelopment of the former M&T Bank Building into the Signature Center or the ...

Partial Payment Law Could Cost County

MAYVILLE — A state law allowing local municipalities to accept partial property tax payments could be forcing the Chautauqua County Real Property Tax Office to obtain new software. And it’s going to cost $72,000 for the system if just one municipality decides to allow their taxpayers to ...

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Gary Nelson Talks Multi-Faceted Approach To Community Service

When it comes to giving back to his community, Gary Nelson’s contributions can be viewed through a variety of lenses. The Frewsburg resident currently serves the area as a business owner and volunteer of two organizations with a focus on subjects both visual and extraterrestrial. A ...