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(8:55 AM) City Police Investigating Armed Robbery Of Kwik Fill

Jamestown police are investigating the armed robbery of Kwik Fill early this morning. The robbery took place at the 1617 W. Third St. location at about 1:38 a.m. The suspect -- believed to be a black male, 6 feet, 2 inches tall weighing about 275 pounds -- entered the store armed with a ...

(12:50 PM) Former School No. 5 In Jamestown Demolished After Partial Collapse

School No. 5, a once iconic symbol of the Jamestown Public Schools system and built before the city was incorporated, came crashing down over the weekend after a partial collapse prompted officials to order an emergency demolition. The school — built around 1880 in Italianate-style ...

(2:30 PM) Defense Rests In Murder Trial; Deliberations To Begin

MAYVILLE — The defense rested its case in the trial of a Jamestown man charged with the murder of a 16-month-old. Public Defender Ned Barone did not call any witnesses to the stand in Chautauqua County Court on Monday. Tyler Perez, 35, is facing charges of second-degree murder and ...

(2:10 PM) City Man Charged With Drug Possession

A Jamestown man has been charged with drug possession after a search warrant was executed at 6:50 p.m. Thursday. Jamestown police officers, the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and New York State Police K-9 Unit served the search warrant at 51 Fairmount ...

(9:30 AM) Perez Rejects Plea Offer As Murder Trial Begins

MAYVILLE — A Jamestown man on trial for the April 2014 death of a 16-month-old rejected an offer this morning in Chautauqua County Court. The offer would have 35-year-old Tyler Perez plead guilty to first-degree manslaughter with a determinate sentence of 15 years in prison. Chautauqua ...

(12:10 PM) Opening Statements Made In Murder Trial

MAYVILLE — Opening statements were given in the trial of a Jamestown man charged for the April 2014 death of a 16-month-old. Tyler Perez, 35, has maintained his innocence over time and even denied a plea deal earlier today offered by the Chautauqua County District Attorney's Office. The ...

Reed ‘In Good Condition’ After Collapsing In Washington

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed was in good condition after he reportedly collapsed before he was set to appear on television Thursday. Multiple Washington-based media outlets said Reed, R-Corning, was in the rotunda of the Cannon Office Building in Washington, D.C., when the episode occurred around 1:30 ...

(6:30 PM) Jamestown Brewing Company Receives Liquor License, To Reopen Sept. 30

People will soon be able to say "cheers" with alcohol for the first time at the Jamestown Brewing Company later this month. On Wednesday, the Jamestown Brewing Company posted on its Facebook page that it had received its state liquor license and will be reopening Monday, Sept. 30, with beer, ...

(7:50 PM) Clymer Appoints Interim Superintendent

CLYMER — The Clymer Central School District has found its next superintendent for the time being. The Clymer School Board at a meeting Thursday approved Karen Krause as the interim superintendent under a three-month contract. Ed Bailey, who officially steps down as superintendent Sept. 30, ...

(9 AM) No One Injured After Shot Heard During Search

No one was injured when a shot was believed to have been fired while officers were looking for a man who fled from officers early Wednesday. Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department said officers were checking on an individual around 1:15 a.m. in the area of West Fifth and ...

(12:34 PM) Winning Design Announced For Buffalo Roadway Project

BUFFALO (AP) — An elevated Buffalo highway will be removed and a section repurposed as a waterfront overlook under the winning design in a redevelopment competition. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a Rochester team's "City of Lights" proposal as the $100,000 winner of the Skyway redesign ...

(2 PM) Reg Lenna Executive Director Kathleen Eads Resigning

The executive director of the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts is resigning at the end of the month. On Tuesday, Kathleen Eads, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts executive director told The Post-Journal she is officially resigning from the Reg Sept. 27. She is headed to St. Charles, Mo., to ...

(4:05 PM) Mexican Citizen In Dunkirk Sentenced On Child Porn Charge

A Mexican citizen living in Dunkirk convicted for possessing child pornography has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and 30 years supervised release. David Flores-Torres, 26, was sentenced Wednesday in front of U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo in Buffalo. The Dunkirk resident was ...

(4:10 PM) Cuomo Signs Bill Extending Statute Of Limitations For Rape

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday to make it easier to prosecute some sex crimes by extending the statute of limitations for second and third-degree rape. The Democratic governor was joined by actresses Mira Sorvino and Julianne Moore as well as ...

UPDATE: Charges Pending Against Driver Following Pursuit

Charges are pending against the driver of a vehicle that led police on a multi-state pursuit Tuesday afternoon. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department attempted to stop the vehicle around 3:30 p.m. However, the driver — who was not identified by police by press time — took off, ...

(8:35 PM) Police Identify City Man Following Afternoon Pursuit

A Jamestown man who led police on a multi-state pursuit Tuesday is facing a host of charges. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department attempted to stop 39-year-old Larry L. Hicks around 3:40 p.m. in the area of Arnold and Maple streets. Hicks, who was driving a gray BMW, took off, ...

(10:30 AM) Borrello Says County Budget Proposal Has No Tax Hike

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello will provide his 2020 tentative budget presentation that he says "holds the line on taxes" to the Chautauqua County Legislature on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The presentation will be during the full County Legislature meeting, which starts ...

(11:40 AM) Jury Selection To Begin In Hodnett Murder Trial

MAYVILLE — Jury selection is set to begin Tuesday for a Jamestown man for his role in the 2014 beating death of a child. Tyler Perez, 35, has been jailed since March on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter. He pleaded not guilty to charges when arraigned March 17 in ...