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(11:50 AM) Local Pumpkin Growers Place Second, Third In Weigh-Off

Two area pumpkin growers were big winners at this year's World Pumpkin Weigh-off. Andy Wolf of Little Valley took second place at Sunday's contest, held annually at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence. Wolf's pumpkin clocked in at 1,911.5 pounds, which netted him $1,500 plus a $1,000 bonus ...

(3 PM) First Vaping-Related Death Reported In State

New York's governor says the state has seen its first reported death linked to vaping. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Oct. 4 death of a 17-year-old male from the Bronx was reported Tuesday to the state Department of Health. Cuomo says the teenager was hospitalized in early September ...

City Man Charged In Shooting Death

SHERMAN -- A Jamestown man has been charged with first-degree manslaughter following a shooting that killed a Mayville man early Sunday. Police took 25-year-old Julio E. Motanez of Charles Street into custody after responding at 1:36 a.m. to the area of 114 W. Main St. in the village of ...

Celoron Mayor ‘Disappointed’ In Vandalism Of Lucy Statues

CELORON — Village Mayor Scott Schrecengost said he was "disappointed" to learn two statues honoring the area's most famous native were vandalized. The statues of Lucille Ball, located in the village park that also bears her name, were defaced early Monday using a blue paint marker. An ...

UPDATE: Celoron Man Charged In Vandalism Of Lucy Statues

CELORON — Village Mayor Scott Schrecengost said he was "disappointed" to learn two statues honoring the area's most famous native were vandalized. The statues of Lucille Ball, located in the village park that also bears her name, were defaced early Monday using a blue paint marker. An ...

(5:20 PM) Court Puts New York’s Flavor Ban On Hold

ALBANY (AP) — A state appeals court has temporarily blocked New York from enforcing its new ban on sales of flavored e-cigarettes. The order issued Thursday gives the court time to consider the vaping industry’s lawsuit to block the ban. It comes a day before the state planned to start ...

World War II-Era Bomber Crashes; At Least 5 Reported Dead

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — A World War II-era B-17 bomber carrying 13 people crashed and burned at the Hartford airport in an aborted takeoff attempt Wednesday, and a state official said at least five people were killed. The four-engine, propeller-driven plane struggled to get into the air ...

(4:07 PM) City Man Sentenced On Child Porn Charge

A Jamestown man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison after being convicted for possessing child pornography. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Buffalo announced Wednesday that 36-year-old Steven Fetterman will serve the next 100 months in prison, in addition to 30 years of ...

UPDATE 8:30 AM: Man Found Shot; Pine Valley School Closes

SOUTH DAYTON — The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating after a male was reportedly found shot early this morning. The incident was reported at about 6:18 a.m. at a farm on Route 83 in the town of Cherry Creek. Police had been alerted to a possible ...

(11:24 AM) Dozens Of Impaired Motorists Charged In Labor Day Crackdown

MAYVILLE — A countywide crackdown over the Labor Day holiday netted dozens of impaired drivers. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said 61 motorists were either taken into custody or issued appearance tickets from Aug. 14 to Sept. 2. Several law enforcement agencies took part in the ...

(12:30 PM) Busti Pair Charged After Marijuana Grow Operation Found

BUSTI — An illegal marijuana growing operation netted charges against two Busti residents, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said. Police took 36-year-old Thomas D. Maher and 30-year-old Barbara L. Lobb into custody following an investigation by members of the Lakewood-Busti Police ...

Gallery: Time Capsule Opened At Frewsburg Elementary School

FREWSBURG — In Oct. 1994, the students and teachers of Robert H. Jackson Elementary School put together a time capsule. Exactly 25 years later, the capsule was opened in front of students who now attend the Frewsburg school. Principal Ann Morrison stood in front of the school gymnasium ...

Farm Owner In Guarded Condition Following Morning Shooting

SOUTH DAYTON — A farm owner who was shot multiple times early Tuesday is in guarded condition at a Buffalo hospital. The New York State Police said Nelson Noble, 53, was shot around 6 a.m. on his property, Noble Farm, on Route 83 in the town of Cherry Creek. Noble was transported to Erie ...

(2:25 PM) Ohio Man Pleads Guilty In Crash That Killed Falconer Native

An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a crash over the summer that killed a Falconer native. Marc Terrell, 37, pleaded guilty this morning during a hearing in Clark County Common Pleas Court to aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault and operating a ...

(12:50 PM) Collins Expected To Plead Guilty In Insider Trading Case

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, a Republican congressman from western New York, is expected to plead guilty in an insider trading case that has hung over his head for a year, according to court records filed Monday. A federal judge in Manhattan has scheduled a hearing for Collins ...

(3 PM) Collins Resigns From Congress Ahead Of Expected Guilty Plea

NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Chris Collins, a Republican from western New York, submitted his resignation from Congress on Monday ahead of an expected guilty plea in an insider trading case in which he was accused of leaking confidential information during an urgent phone call made from a White House ...

7 Charged After Search Turns Up Drugs, Cash

Seven area residents are facing charges after fentanyl, methamphetamine and cash were discovered during the search of a city residence late Thursday. Police, citing the "ongoing investigation into the trafficking and sales of illegal narcotics," executed a search warrant at 10:15 p.m. at 225 ...

(1 PM) Reg Lenna, Comedy Center To Explore Combining Organizations

The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts and the National Comedy Center will explore the potential of joining forces as a combined organization in the coming months, both boards announced today. A memorandum of understanding was unanimously agreed upon by both boards, in which the Reg Lenna would ...

(11:59 AM) Bemus Point Woman Killed In Morning Crash

STOCKTON — A Bemus Point woman was killed in an early morning crash Thursday, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said. The crash on Route 380 in the town of Stockton was reported to the Sheriff's Office around 5:51 a.m. Deputies, along with Stockton volunteer firefighters and EMS ...

(3:05 PM) Police Investigating After Male Reportedly Chased Youth

Jamestown police said Thursday it is investigating a "suspicious situation" that took place as a young child walked to school. The incident took place in the morning on Cole Avenue at East Virginia Boulevard, near the band shell, and reportedly involved a tall, white male in his 30s. "The ...