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No New Cases Of Virus Reported In County Sunday

MAYVILLE -- No new cases of the coronavirus were reported Sunday, the Chautauqua County Department of Health announced. The total number cases of COVID-19 remains at seven, while 87 tests have come back negative. The state Health Department deems this the beginning of the infections period. ...

3 New Cases Of Virus Reported In Cattaraugus County; 5 Total

Three new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Cattaraugus County, bringing the total number to five. In a news release Sunday, the county Department of Health said the three new cases include a male living in the northwest part of the county with recent travel to New York City ...

County Up To Seven COVID-19 Cases; 84 Test Negative For Virus

Chautauqua County has a total of seven confirmed cases of COVID-19, with two new positive tests reported today. These new cases include: · A woman in her 70s, with no recent travel. · A woman in her 30s, with no recent travel outside the country, has had travel to Erie County, ...

NY Delays Presidential Primary; Trump Eyes A Quarantine

NEW YORK (AP) — As coronavirus cases kept rising in the national epicenter of New York, President Donald Trump said Saturday he is considering a quarantine affecting residents of the state and neighboring New Jersey and Connecticut. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday he wasn't sure what ...

Man With Bombs Who Forced Thruway Closure Faces Federal Charges

BUFFALO – A Niagara Falls man who forced a two-hour closure Wednesday of the New York State Thruway from Silver Creek to Hamburg has been charged by the U.S. attorney's office after his home was found filled with explosives. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced that Jose M. Gandia, ...

Virus Changes Menus, Operations As Restaurants Struggle

CINCINNATI (AP) — In the battle to keep their New York City restaurant going despite sharp restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak, the owners of Il Posto Accanto are relying on something Beatrice Tosci would have considered sacrilege in normal times. "The biggest change is that we ...

Man Who Fled, Crashed Into Pole Charged

A Jamestown motorist who briefly fled from police before striking a utility pole is facing drunken driving and other charges. The Ellicott Police Department said it observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed Friday around 1:20 a.m. in the village of Falconer. The driver, later ...

Playgrounds Closed At State Parks

Efforts to combat the coronavirus and promote social distancing has forced the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to close its playgrounds, athletic courts and sporting fields on state park grounds. "Gov. Cuomo is urging all New Yorkers to stay home as ...

Cattaraugus County Reports First Confirmed Case Of Virus

LITTLE VALLEY -- The Cattaraugus County Department of Health has announced its first confirmed case of the coronavirus. In a message posted around noon Friday, the county Health Department said it had one confirmed case of the virus, with 58 people in mandatory quarantine; 126 people have ...

House Passes $2.2T Rescue Package, Rushes To Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting swiftly in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic. The House approved the sweeping measure by ...

5 Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus In Chautauqua County

MAYVILLE — The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Chautauqua County has reached five, County Executive PJ Wendel said during a press conference Friday in Mayville. The individuals confirmed to have COVID-19 include a man in his 60s who recently traveled to New York City and a ...

Shooting Investigation Nets 6 Arrests In Jamestown

A "significant seizure" of illegal weapons, narcotics and cash were announced in addition to six arrests following a daylong investigation into a shooting Thursday morning. Charges range from criminal possession of weapons to tampering with evidence, and include Torrie T. Jones, 21; Mikial C. ...

Messages Greet UPMC Chautauqua Staff Amid Outbreak

Some words of encouragement and praise have been left all along UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown. At least two messages, "U-R-A Rock Star," and "Some superheroes wear srubs. Thank you," were left at the staff entrance to the hospital. It's not known who left the messages. First responders -- ...

Brothers Detained In Sugar Grove Robbery

Two brothers charged with armed robbery at the Sugar Grove Kwik Fill have been detained. Charges have been filed against Joshua P. Jacoby, 20, and Aaron M. Jacoby, 19, both of Sugar Grove. Police told the Times Observer on Thursday that the brothers were detained in Buffalo and that ...

UPDATE: Police Investigating After Male Shot In City

Police are investigating a shooting that left one man injured Thursday morning in Jamestown. Officers were alerted to a report of a man shot on Jefferson Street, between West Seventh and West Eighth streets, around 11:45 a.m. The Jamestown Police Department had been notified earlier in the ...

No New Cases In County; 53 Tests Come Back Negative

Community mitigation strategies to halt the spread of the coronavirus in Chautauqua County appear to be working. That was the message Thursday by Christine Schuyler, county director of health and human services, who noted no new cases of COVID-19. There remains three confirmed cases of the ...

Q&A: How Can The Huge Congressional Aid Package Help You?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to approve an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package that will provide one-time checks for most Americans and significant enhancements to unemployment benefits. Both will provide much-needed help to those recently laid-off and to financially ...

Several Inmates Released At County Jail Out Of Precaution

Several inmates who had been serving sentences or held on low bail amounts at the Chautauqua County Jail have been released to prevent the possible spread of the coronavirus should it arrive. Sheriff James Quattrone told The Post-Journal that the jail population, as of Thursday afternoon, was ...

3.3 Million Seek US Jobless Aid, Nearly 5 Times Earlier High

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — nearly five times the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The surge in weekly applications was a stunning reflection of the damage the ...

White House, Congress Agree On $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently ...