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Spring Street Residents Promote Neighborhood Revitalization

If a slogan helped a candidate get elected to the Oval Office, Spring Street resident Donald Paine hopes it will work to revitalize his neighborhood. On Thursday, Donald Paine invited city residents and officials to his home on Spring Street to “Make Our Neighborhood Great Again.” Paine ...

Say It Ain’t Snow: Forecast Shows Accumulation Sunday

While spring has sprung in Western New York, the familiar sight of white flakes in the area might greet residents on Sunday. Colder temperatures could lead to some snow accumulation in the area. Meteorologist Aaron Reynolds of the National Weather Service in Buffalo said the drop in ...

City Residents Charged In Alcohol-Fueled Domestic, Loaded Gun Found

Two Jamestown residents landed in jail Thursday night after a booze-filled domestic dispute in front of two children. At about 10:30 p.m., Jamestown police responded to 406 E. Fourth St. for a reported domestic dispute. Inside, they found Erik V. Morrison, 29, allegedly assaulting ...

Poverty Priorities

Nearly 50 city residents gathered at the St. Susan Center on Wednesday to provide their input on ways to help those living in poverty in Jamestown. Ideas were flowing so much that writers kept going back for more paper. The city of Jamestown received $1 million in the 2016-17 state budget to ...

Reed Lauds Health Care Passage

A bill to undo the Affordable Care Act moved out of the House on Thursday and gained praise from Republicans including U.S. Rep. Tom Reed. Democrats including Gov. Andrew Cuomo came out and railed the bill’s narrow passage, saying it would throw many New Yorkers off insurance while making ...

Area Drug Raids Net Six Arrests, Scores Of Narcotics

Three drug raids in the past 48 hours yielded a score of narcotics for police in both Jamestown and Dunkirk. On Tuesday, a two-month-long investigation by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force culminated in the arrests of two major cocaine traffickers in Dunkirk. At 7:05 p.m., the ...

Witruke Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter

A Jamestown man who initially denied murdering his wife and stepson in 2015 has now pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree manslaughter. Allen P. Witruke, 53, entered the plea Thursday in Chautauqua County Court before the Hon. James Bargnesi. He is scheduled for sentencing Aug. 22 and ...

Witruke Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter

A Jamestown man who initially denied murdering his wife and stepson in 2015 has now pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree manslaughter. Allen P. Witruke, 53, entered the plea Thursday in Chautauqua County Court before the Hon. James Bargnesi. He is scheduled for sentencing Aug. 22 and ...

Joyful House Republicans Vote To Repeal Reviled ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Delivering at last, triumphant House Republicans voted Thursday to repeal and replace the “Obamacare” health plan they have reviled for so long, overcoming united Democratic opposition and their own deep divisions to hand a major win to President Donald Trump. The ...

Problem Solvers

BEMUS POINT — The odious blue-green algae that sullies parts of Chautauqua Lake is no fluke. According to Dr. Courtney Wigdahl-Perry, assistant professor of biology at the State University at Fredonia, the algae, known for their thick blue-green appearance and potentially harmful toxins, ...

Cocaine Traffickers Busted In Dunkirk Raid

Two major cocaine traffickers in Dunkirk were charged Tuesday after a two-month-long investigation by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force. At 7:05 p.m., the task force apprehended Michael L. Pacheco, 26, of Dunkirk, while he was driving on Vineyard Drive. Pacheco, who had an ...

Looking For Answers

CHANDLERS VALLEY, Pa. — Area law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, are currently reinvestigating a missing persons case in Chandlers Valley, Pa. According to FBI Public Affairs Specialist Maureen Dempsey, a federal search warrant has been executed to search an area along Jones Hill ...

City Teen Found With Marijuana, Cash In Morning Raid

A Jamestown teenager was awaiting arraignment after police found marijuana and cash during a morning drug bust Wednesday. Armando R. Jenks, 19, was taken into custody after the raid at an upper apartment at 839 Prendergast Ave. Members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and State Police ...

Reed Introduces Welfare Changes

Two bills recently reintroduced in the House look to bring anti-poverty measures into the 21st century, according to U.S. Rep. Tom Reed. During a Tuesday conference call, Reed, R-Corning, said he introduced the Helping Americans in Need Develop their Ultimate Potential (HAND UP) Act and the ...

House To Vote On Health Care Bill Thursday

WASHINGTON — The House will vote Thursday on GOP legislation to repeal and replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, as Republicans finally aim to deliver on seven years of campaign promises that helped them gain control of Congress and the White House. But the move announced late ...

When Pills Are A Hospital’s Last Resort

BALTIMORE — A car crash shattered Stuart Anders’ thigh, leaving pieces of bone sticking through his skin. Yet Anders begged emergency room doctors not to give him powerful opioid painkillers — he’d been addicted once before and panicked at the thought of relapsing. “I can’t ...

Three Charged After Crystal Meth, Children Found In Bust

Three city residents were being held pending arraignment after crystal methamphetamine were discovered inside a residence along with two children during the execution of a search warrant Wednesday. Members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement ...

Area Police Agencies Assisting With Missing Persons Case In PA

CHANDLERS VALLEY, Pa. — Area law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, are currently re-investigating a missing persons case in Chandlers Valley, Pa. According to FBI Public Affairs Specialist Maureen Dempsey, a federal search warrant has been executed to search an area along Jones Hill ...

Federal Bill ‘A Win’ For Upstate

Funding to rehabilitate the Great Lakes and revitalize area neighborhoods will continue — at least for the time being. On Monday, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., announced funds were included in a spending package deal for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative as well as the HOME ...

$2.5 Billion Investment An Opportunity To Progress Sewer Project

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series related to the South and Center Chautauqua Lake Sewer District Extension. ı ı ı This year’s state budget recognized the need to address failing water infrastructure. The $2.5 billion investment, approved by the state ...