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SUV Slams Into Police At Protest, Trooper Breaks Leg, Pelvis

BUFFALO (AP) — A New York State Police trooper suffered a broken leg and a shattered pelvis when an SUV barreled through a group of officers in Buffalo who had just charged a group of people protesting George Floyd's death, police said Tuesday. Another trooper and a Buffalo police officer ...

It’s Official: Phase Two Businesses Can Reopen

It's official. The Western New York region has met the necessary benchmarks to begin the second phase of reopening. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday during his daily briefing that the region — which includes Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties — could allow Phase Two businesses to reopen to ...

1 New Case Of COVID-19 Confirmed; 88 Total To Date

One new confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported Tuesday by the Chautauqua County Department of Health, bringing the total to 88. The new case involves a man in his 80s. The county Health Department said there remains 15 active cases as well as 251 county residents in quarantine/isolation, ...

Cuomo: Summer Camps Can Open June 29

Summer days camps in New York state can open June 29, though no decision has been made yet on sleep-away camps, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. Cuomo's administration did not immediately provide details on what sort of restrictions camps would operate under. "Our young people have ...

Salamanca To Hold Graduation Ceremony June 13

SALAMANCA — Salamanca City Central School District plans to hold its senior graduation ceremony at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, high school principal Chris Siebert announced. The Seneca Nation and Seneca Allegany Casino have offered and allowed the district to use its Event Center at the ...

Flight Plan For Saturday Flyover Includes Bemus Point, Jamestown

More information has been released for a planned flyover that will include the Bemus Point and Jamestown areas this Saturday. The Geneseo-based National Wartime Museum has made available its flight plan for "Operation Thanks From Above," a flyover involving World War II-era planes meant to ...

Pair Charged During Rally Near City Hall

Two area residents are facing charges following a verbal altercation that broke out Sunday evening during a rally near City Hall in Jamestown. Officers observed the "disturbance" among a crowd in the area of East Second and Pine Streets around 11:30 p.m. About 100 people turned up downtown ...

Jamestown Police Investigating Fire Damage To Batting Cage

The Jamestown Police Department is looking into a fire that damaged a batting cage at a city park. The damage at Bergman Park was discovered by parks department staff Monday morning. The batting cage, specifically the netting and structural supports, was still smoldering upon discovery. In ...

JHS To Hold Graduation Ceremony At Strider Field June 25

Jamestown High School’s 2020 graduation ceremony is expected to take place at Strider Field on Thursday, June 25, with a rain date of Friday, June 26. The district is planning a ceremony that adheres to safety requirements for social distancing and limits on gatherings of more than 10 ...

Cuomo: WNY Region Expected To Enter Phase Two Tuesday

The Western New York region is expected to enter Phase Two of reopening Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday during his daily briefing. "We expect that to happen," Cuomo said. "We have the data that we've been tabulating during Phase One in Western New York. All the data looks very ...

Video of dog being struck sparks outrage

The State University of New York at Fredonia said it is aware of a video posted to social media over the weekend reportedly showing a student striking a dog several times. "The campus is aware of the incident, and is gathering information," Jeff Woodard, director of marketing and ...

Peaceful Protest Held In Downtown Fredonia

A peaceful protest to support Black Live Matter was held on the corner of Route 20 and Temple Street in the village of Fredonia on Monday. About a dozen individuals gathered on all four corners calmly holding up signs in support of African American issues plaguing the U.S. since the George ...

Rally In Response To George Floyd Death Held In Jamestown

Area residents have gathered at Dow Park in Jamestown to hold a rally in response to the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd on Memorial Day. https://youtu.be/7LHBV_V14kA The local rally began at noon. Derek Chauvin, fired Minneapolis police officer, was charged with murder and ...

Fourth COVID-19-Related Death Reported In Cattaraugus County

A fourth COVID-19-related death has been reported in Cattaraugus County. In a news release, the county Department of Health said the death involved a 71-year-old woman who “developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome her illness despite aggressive medical treatment.” “We ...

More Of Pennsylvania Sees Pandemic Restrictions Lifted

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Twenty-six more counties in Pennsylvania woke up to fewer pandemic restrictions on Friday, leaving nearly 6 million people still under Gov. Tom Wolf's tightest orders, including a stay-at-home order. Starting Friday, eight more counties — Dauphin, Franklin, ...

Truck-Lite Layoffs Scheduled To Begin At End Of July

FALCONER — Plans to close a Falconer manufacturing plant are moving forward. The longtime village-based Truck-Lite Co. has filed notification with the state Labor Department regarding the closing of its 310 E. Elmwood Ave. facility. The shuttering will result in layoffs to 97 employees, ...

State Releases Much-Anticipated Phase 2 Reopening Guidelines

Salons and barbershops in New York state will be permitted to reopen its doors as part of Phase Two. Malls and other indoor, high-traffic areas, though, must remain closed. New York state officials on Friday released long-awaited guidelines for Phase Two of reopening as part of NY Forward ...

Officer Arrested In Death Of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The police officer seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday after three days of often-violent protests that resulted in fires and looting across parts of ...

New York City Eyes June 8 For First Phase Of Reopening

ALBANY (AP) — New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. Cuomo said the city was meeting goals set for hospital rates and testing, will "stockpile" personal ...