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UPDATE: Jamestown Man Killed In Morning Crash

A Jamestown man was killed in a one-vehicle crash early Sunday. A passing motorist around 5 a.m. spotted lights off the road to the eastbound on-ramp to Interstate 86 at North Main Street Ext. A trooper located a 2003 Pontiac Vibe on its side with one person inside. The driver, later ...

Irate, Unruly Man In Silver Creek Business Charged

SILVER CREEK -- A Versailles man, who allegedly entered a business, became loud and unruly while causing damages, has been charged by Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies. Around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, deputies were dispatched to Central Avenue in the village for an unwanted subject refusing ...

Missing Dunkirk Swimmer Located, Reported To Be Safe

A swimmer who went missing for more than 30 minutes in Lake Erie, was found and rescued on Sunday afternoon by emergency crews near Point Gratiot. The major search began when the swimmer reportedly went missing around 3:20 p.m. According to scanner reports, the subject was seen near the cliffs ...

Trump Extends Unemployment Benefits, Defers Payroll Tax

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Bypassing Congress, President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive orders deferring payroll taxes for some Americans and extending unemployment benefits after negotiations on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. Trump accused Democrats of loading up their ...

Lakewood Man Charged For Crash That Killed 7-Year-Old

A Lakewood man has been charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter and driving while ability impaired by drugs for a crash that killed a 7-year-old girl in February. The New York State Police announced the charges Friday to 24-year-old Nicholas P. Mineweaser. Police have been ...

Urban Spin In Lakewood Closing Its Doors

A 3-year-old Lakewood business is closing its doors due to COVID-19 and Gov. Andrew Cuomo's continued closure of gyms. Urban Spin opened its doors to the public in January 2017 at 110 Mall Blvd. in Lakewood across from the Chautauqua Mall with 15 stationary bikes and LED lights in sync to ...

Cuomo: Schools In New York State Can Reopen

New York's governor said Friday that he would allow children statewide to return to classrooms for the start of the new school year, citing the state's success in battling the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo clears the way for schools to offer at least ...

Gillibrand Proposes Extension To Pandemic EBT Benefits

FALCONER — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, cited a need for children across the country not to go hungry amid the COVID-19 pandemic during a visit to the FeedMore WNY Distribution Center on Friday morning, announcing her intention to extend Pandemic EBT and expand Supplemental Nutrition ...

County Notes Seven New COVID-19 Cases, Three Are In 20s

Chautuauqua County is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19. The cases involve two males in their 20s, one female in her 20s, a male in his 40s, one male in his 50s, a female in her 60s and a male in his 60s. There are 23 active cases and 126 cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the ...

Box Truck Becomes Stuck Under City Bridge

A box truck became stuck Thursday under the railroad bridge on Foote Avenue in Jamestown. Southbound traffic, next to Jamestown High School, was diverted to Crane Street by the Jamestown Police Department. Northbound traffic was not impacted due to the collision.

City Man Pleads Guilty In Meth Distribution Case

A Jamestown man has pleaded guilty to a methamphetamine distribution charge, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced. Jacob Komenda, 24, entered the plea conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, 5 grams or more of methamphetamine before U.S. District Judge Richard J. ...

Crews Begin Demolition Of Former Moose Club

Demolition began Thursday of the former Jamestown Moose Club and Galloway mansion located at 405 E. Fifth St. Formerly the site of Moose Lodge No. 1681, the property was obtained by the Chautauqua County Land Bank and then sold. Prior to demolition, the DIY Network show "Salvage Dawgs" filmed ...

Lackawanna Man Charged In Road Rage On I-86

A Lackawanna man is facing charges after an alleged road rage incident on Wednesday on Interstate 86. State Police in Jamestown charged Ahmed Alqadhi, 41, with fourth-degree criminal mischief after responding to the alleged incident. An investigation revealed that the driver of the suspect ...

Westfield Man Indicted On Rape Charges

A Westfield man accused of raping a woman in May has been indicted by a Chautauqua County grand jury. Joseph Trippe was arraigned Monday in Chautauqua County Court on charges of first-degree rape, third-degree rape and second-degree burglary. The indictment was returned last week, a court ...

NY Attorney General Seeks To Dissolve NRA

New York's attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over allegations that high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for associates and other ...

3 New COVID Cases Reported; 21 Active Cases

Three new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday by the Chautauqua County Department of Health. The new cases involve a person under the age of 18, a woman in her 40s and a man in his 40s. There remains 21 active cases of people who continue to recover under orders from local health ...

Silver Creek Man Nabbed In Making Meth, Dealing Narcotics

SILVER CREEK — A lengthy investigation into narcotics trafficking and the manufacturing of methamphetamine led to the arrest of a village resident. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies served a warrant on Sean O'Connor at a residence in the village around 3:30 p.m. O'Connor was wanted on ...

City Man Sentenced To Prison In Drug Case

A Jamestown man convicted of possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possessing of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime has been sentenced to more than 12 years in state prison. Kyle Kamholtz, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard J. ...

Cherry Creek Man Facing Several Charges Following Dispute

A Cherry Creek man is facing multiple charges after a domestic dispute involving family. New York state troopers were summoned at about 9 p.m. Sunday to a reported dispute in the town of Cherry Creek. What started as verbal arugument with family involving Joseph I. Chadwick, 19, reportedly ...

Argument Over Face Mask Leads To Charges For City Woman

A city woman is being held for court after getting into a verbal argument with staff at a Jamestown 7-Eleven for not wearing a face mask. Officers were called to the convenience store, located at 518 N. Main St., at about 10:30 a.m. for a report of trouble involving a customer. A manager of ...