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City Firefighters Battle Fire On Myrtle Street For Second Straight Day

City fire investigators were looking into the cause of a fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon on Myrtle Street. It's the second such fire in as many days reported on Myrtle. John Schupp was home around 2:30 p.m. when his neighbor rushed over. "She said there was smoke when she opened the ...

City Woman Facing DWI Charges

A woman who police say struck a dumpster then a building is facing drunken driving charges. Jamestown police and firefighters were called to the Southside Plaza Tuesday around 4:30 p.m. for a report of a crash at the 760 Foote Ave. property. It was learned that 64-year-old Melody L. ...

State To Offer Mobile Vaccine Clinics For Farm Workers

New York state is launching a new initiative to vaccinate farm workers. The plan is to create mobile vaccination clinics that will travel to farms and administer vaccines to farmers and workers at their place of business. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement while speaking at an apple ...

NYSSBA Recognizes Two JPS Programs

Jamestown teachers are being honored with two awards for finding new ways to engage students in the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic. During Tuesday's Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education meeting, Christine Schnars presented Champions of Change for Kids awards on behalf of the New York ...

Verdicts In Floyd Killing ‘A Signal Of Change For Our Country’

For the Rev. Chloe Smith, Tuesday's guilty verdicts in the death of George Floyd was justice served and a "signal of change for our country." Months earlier, Smith helped organize a series of rallies at Dow Park in Jamestown in the days and weeks following Floyd's death in Minneapolis — ...

Businesses Scramble For Help As Job Openings Go Unfilled

NEW YORK (AP) — It looks like something to celebrate: small businesses posting "Help Wanted" signs as the economy edges toward normalcy. Instead, businesses are having trouble filling the jobs, which in turn hurts their ability to keep up with demand for their products or services. Owners ...

Semi Overturns Between Route 430 And I-86

A semi tractor-trailer hauling railroad car couplers overturned Wednesday afternoon. According to Capt. Eric Balon of the New York State Police, the semi driver was rounding the curve from Route 430 to Interstate 86 in Bemus Point when a rear tire went off the road and caught the pavement. ...

Cuomo Impeachment Investigation Receives 200 Tips

ALBANY (AP) — Lawyers helping the New York Assembly investigate whether Gov. Andrew should be impeached have received more than 200 tips and spoken with attorneys for about 70 people and four government agencies, a lawmaker overseeing the probe said Wednesday. Speaking at a legislative ...

All New Yorkers Released From Prison Could Vote Under Bill

ALBANY (AP) — All individuals released on parole could vote in New York under a bill that passed the Assembly on Wednesday and is now on its way to the governor. The legislation passed the Senate last month, and will next head to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The governor has 10 days to ...

Homeowner Escapes Serious Injury After Vehicle Strikes Property

A homeowner sitting on their couch was “inches away from being struck” after a Jeep traveling too fast for road conditions lost control and struck a vehicle and house Wednesday evening in the town of Dunkirk. Th driver is facing numerous charges after East Dunkirk fighters and New York ...

Should States Set Pot Policy By Its Potency? Some Say Yes

NEW YORK (AP) — As marijuana legalization spreads across U.S. states, so does a debate over whether to set pot policy by potency. Under a law signed last month, New York will tax recreational marijuana based on its amount of THC, the main intoxicating chemical in cannabis. Illinois imposed ...

Borrello Sounds Alarm On Unemployment Fraud In State

With the state’s unemployment fund depleted, more than $10 billion in debt and plagued by reports of rampant unemployment fraud, Senator George Borrello called on the Commissioner of New York State’s Department of Labor to release figures on the amount of confirmed and suspected fraudulent ...

EU Agency Links J&J Shot To Rare Clots, Says Odds Favor Use

LONDON (AP) — The European Union's drug regulatory agency said Tuesday that it found a "possible link" between Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine and extremely rare blood clots and that a warning should be added to the label. But experts at the agency reiterated that the vaccine's ...

County Reports 2 New Virus-Related Deaths

Two more virus-related deaths, and 13 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, were reported Tuesday by the Chautauqua County Department of Health. After going nearly a month without a new death associated with the virus, the county has recorded four since Friday. The ages break down as follows: ...

City Firefighters Help Evacuate Occupants From Home

Two people were transported to the hospital after fire broke out at a Jamestown home earlier this afternoon. City firefighters helped evacuate the occupants, three in total, after fire was first reported inside the basement of the 33 Myrtle St. property around 12:15 p.m. The fire was ...

Winter Weather Expected To Arrive Overnight

It may be spring, but for Western New York there's always a chance of snow in the forecast. And, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo, Chautauqua County could see a little of everything Wednesday. A winter weather advisory remains in effect from midnight through 2 p.m. ...

Maple Grove Heading Toward Football Merger

It appears Maple Grove's football program is heading in a new direction. Again. The process of merging with Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Brocton for the 2021 fall football season was discussed at Monday's meeting of the Bemus Point Central School District's Board of Education. "We came to the ...

Chauvin Found Guilty On All Counts

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man's neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and ...

Couple: Man Has Tossed Used Cups In Their Yard For 3 Years

LAKE VIEW (AP) — An upstate New York couple may have finally solved the mystery of who's been tossing used coffee cups in their front yard for nearly three years. Edward and Cheryl Patton told The Buffalo News they tried mounting a camera in a tree in front of their home in Lake View to ...