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Cassadaga Man Pleads Guilty In 2017 Sex Assault Case

MAYVILLE — A Cassadaga man charged with allegedly having sexual contact with a 3-year-old child has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge shortly before his case was set to go to trial. A court clerk confirmed Friday that 35-year-old Steven C. Morris Jr. pleaded guilty to a charge of felony ...

UPDATE: Police Investigating After Morning Crash

Police are investigating a domestic incident that ended with a vehicle crashing into a pole Thursday morning. A local man is being questioned by police after a car was initially reported stolen. That same vehicle then reportedly crashed into a pole near the intersection of Foote Avenue and ...

Mayville Man Jailed After Pair Of Home Invasions

A 31-year-old Mayville man is facing a host of charges, including kidnapping and robbery, following two home invasions that took place Wednesday in Allegany County. Mark A. Sarama was arraigned in Hume Town Court and remanded to the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail. ...

Alstar Opts Out Of Mutual Aid Agreement With City

There has been a change in a mutual response call agreement between the city of Jamestown and Alstar EMS. On Thursday, Eddie Sundquist, Jamestown mayor, told The Post-Journal that city officials have been notified that Alstar has optioned out of a mutual aid agreement to refund the city a ...

Suspect In Custody After Dunkirk Police Chase

A police chase ended on the corner of Sixth Street and Park Avenue Tuesday night in the city of Dunkirk. The Dunkirk Police Department said near press time that the officers have a suspect in custody and that a list of charges was still being compiled. At the end of the chase, a Dunkirk police ...

New Jamestown Baseball Team Name Announced

Welcome the Jamestown Tarp Skunks. The team, whose name was announced Wednesday at a ceremony, will begin play in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League on May 29. Team ownership and management said they hope to honor "Chautauqua County baseball heritage by selecting 'Tarp Skunks' as ...

Lawsuit Filed Against Busti Woman Convicted In Hit-And-Run

MAYVILLE — A lawsuit has been filed against a Busti woman sentenced to prison for manslaughter stemming from an April 2018 hit-and-run incident in Randolph that killed a Chautauqua County man. Marylou Johnson, 74, was named in the lawsuit filed Tuesday in state Supreme Court in Chautauqua ...

Unattended Torch Cause Of Fire That Destroyed Home

A fire that destroyed a city home early Monday was reportedly caused by an unattended torch, the Jamestown Fire Department announced. The blaze was spotted around 6:40 a.m. at 614 Spring St. in Jamestown. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire and smoke on the first and second floors. Flames ...

On Top, Fredonia Needs One Last Push

It comes down to today. The Small Business Revolution has announced Fredonia, through Monday afternoon, remained in first place in the contest to win a $500,000 revitalization. Voting ends at 11 p.m. today. Monday's voting update was announced before 2 p.m. In the Facebook post, Small ...

Comedy Center Nominated For Readers’ Choice Award

The National Comedy Center has been nominated for the 2020 USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Award for "Best New Museum." The Comedy Center was one of 20 new museums in the United States nominated for the award by a panel of nationally-recognized travel experts for the USA Today ...

Trump Impeachment Trial To Begin With Rules Fight, Long Days

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol, a contentious proceeding over whether to remove him from office for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his Democratic rivals and obstructing Congress' ensuing investigation. As the Senate reconvenes ...

Siena Poll: Declining Support For New York’s Bail Changes

ALBANY (AP) — A new Siena College poll released Tuesday found declining support for recent changes to New York's bail law. The new law, which eliminates money bail for the wide majority of misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies, has come under intense scrutiny as courts have released people ...

Cuomo Budget Proposal Calls For Medicaid Savings, Pot Sales

ALBANY (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a $178 billion state budget proposal Tuesday that includes a plan to create a team tasked with reining in spending on Medicaid. The Medicaid Redesign Team will be asked to find ways to trim $2.5 billion in spending from the program, Cuomo ...

UPDATE 9 AM: City Firefighters Battle Spring Street Blaze

Jamestown firefighters battled bitter cold and a stubborn blaze that broke out early Monday. https://youtu.be/HrQn6F0ekUA Crews were called to 614 Spring St. around 6:40 a.m. and arrived to find heavy smoke pouring from the structure. Flames began shooting from the rear of the property ...

Numerous Crews Battle Stockton Fire

STOCKTON — Fire agencies from across northern Chautauqua County battled a house fire at 7334 Route 380 on Sunday evening. Crews were called around 8:30 p.m. after smoke was showing in the back of the structure. Departments responding included: Brocton Fire, Dewittville Fire, Mayville Fire, ...

Cuomo Set To Announce Special Election Despite Legal Fight

LBANY (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo appears ready to set an April 28 special election — the same day as the state's presidential primary — to fill a congressional seat left vacant by a western New York Republican who has since been convicted of insider trading. Republican leaders have said ...

3 Taken To Hospital After Crash On Interstate

FINDLEY LAKE — Three people were taken to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa., after the vehicle they were in crashed Monday morning on Interstate 86. Randy Hamilton, first assistant chief with the Findley Lake Fire Department, said it appears the vehicle hit a patch of slush and lost control. The ...

Cattaraugus County Woman Jailed In Stabbing

A Cattaraugus County woman was jailed after reportedly stabbing a neighbor multiple times. The New York State Police charged 21-year-old Kaylee A. Hicks with second-degree assault, first-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Troopers were called to a reported ...

Fire Causes Heavy Smoke Damage At Store

SINCLAIRIVILLE — A cooler fire a Dollar General store in Sinclairville caused heavy smoke damage between late Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. The Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team investigated the blaze after Sinclairville Fire Department was on scene at 5817 Jamestown St. It was ...

Lopez-Lopez Found Not Guilty In Stabbing Case

MAYVILLE — Ashleyanne Lopez-Lopez, 26, has been found innocent by a jury in Chautauqua County Court in the stabbing death of Jefrena Brown, a 15-year-old high school student in Dunkirk. The verdict came around 1 p.m. today. During summations Thursday, defense attorney Schmidt stated that ...