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(12:50 PM) Opening Statements Made In 2018 Rape Case

MAYVILLE -- Opening statements were made this morning in Chautauqua County Court in the trial of a Conewango man accused of rape and criminal sex acts of two women in separate incidents last year. Dennis L. Park, 34, was in court Tuesday for the beginning of his trial. He is being represented ...

(9:20 AM) 1 Injured In Morning Fire Near Kennedy

FREWSBURG -- One person was injured in a fire that broke out early Monday. Firefighters from Kennedy and Frewsburg were called to the blaze at 2 Munson Road in the town of Carroll at 6:40 a.m. County dispatch informed fire officials that everyone inside the mobile home had made it out. ...

UPDATE: Woman Suffers Serious Burns In Morning Fire

KENNEDY — A woman suffered serious burns in a fire that broke out early Monday. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said 66-year-old Linda Hammerbeck was flown to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo after being burned in her mobile home at 2 Munson Road in the town of Poland. ...

(10 PM) Pair Charged After Fireworks Injure Woman On Fourth Of July

Two teenagers are facing reckless endangerment charges after one of the fireworks they set off on the Fourth of July injured a woman in Dunkirk. An investigation by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office resulted in charges Monday to an 18-year-old Amherst woman and 19-year-old Buffalo man. ...

(11:18 AM) Dunkirk Pier Improvements Finished; Lt. Gov. Hochul Cuts Ribbon

Local and state officials today announced the completion of improvements at Dunkirk Pier and harbor front in the City of Dunkirk. The project — supported by funding from the Smart Growth Community Fund — provides improved pedestrian access to Lake Erie, better connections to Dunkirk’s ...

UPDATE: Pennsylvania Day Care Center Fire Kills 5 Children

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A morning fire in Pennsylvania killed five children and sent another person to the hospital, authorities said. The fire was reported in Erie, a northwest lake town, at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Chief Guy Santone of the Erie Fire Department said. The victims ranged in ages ...

(9:45 AM) City Crews Battle Fire At Commercial Building

Jamestown firefighters battled a fire inside an industrial building this morning. A lot of smoke was seen coming from 1070 Allen St. shortly after 9 a.m. Crews arrived to find smoke pouring from each side of the large building. Firefighters eventually found the source of the fire, while ...

(6:40 PM) Equipment Damaged In Fire At City Metal Finishing Business

A fire inside a metal finishing business kept city crews busy Saturday morning. https://youtu.be/JpXU0nakBjw Members of the Jamestown Fire Department were alerted shortly before 9 a.m. to 1070 Allen St., home to Industrial Metal Finishing. Smoke was found coming from the property's ...

(UPDATE) Divers Recover Body Of Drowning Victim

RIPLEY — Alex L. Musser, 19, of Waterford, Pa., has been identified as the the drowning victim Thursday evening near the Ripley Beach area. Musser's body was recovered Friday. Around 6 p.m., the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, Westfield Police and numerous fire departments and first ...

(12:20 PM) ‘A Quiet Place 2’ To Film At Barcelona Harbor

BARCELONA — Get ready for the silver screen, Barcelona Harbor. The Westfield Town Board on Wednesday approved a location agreement with Paramount Pictures for use of the harbor, pier and "nearby streets and locations" to film portions of "A Quiet Place 2." Set to release in March 2020, the ...

(1:30 PM) Falconer Woman Charged After Reporting Alleged Kidnapping

FALCONER — A Falconer woman who notified police of an alleged kidnapping attempt in late July is now facing charges of falsely reporting an incident. The Ellicott Police Department on Wednesday announced that an appearance ticket had been issued to 21-year-old Tracey E. Dalton. The ...

(2:30 PM) Nonprofit Council Updates Name On 45th Anniversary

The Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council celebrated its 45th birthday on Tuesday and officially changed its name to Prevention Works. "That's just not who we are anymore," said Melonie Witkowski, executive director. "We're so much more than that now. We want to stop these problems ...

(10:30 AM) Semi Collides With Car, Pickup Truck On Route 60

The New York State Police and emergency responders were called to a three-vehicle crash on Route 60 between Cassadaga and Sinclairville around 9 a.m. this morning. A tractor trailer collided with a car and pick-up truck. The accident occurred just north of Moon Road in the town of Stockton. ...

(1:15 PM) New York To Let Schools Put Cameras On School Bus Stop Arms

ALBANY (AP) — Schools in New York state can now install cameras on the stop arms of school buses to catch motorists who put students at risk under legislation signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Drivers caught on camera passing a stopped bus would face $250 tickets, with higher ...

UPDATE: Shoppers ‘Sad’ To Learn Of Kmart’s Planned Closure

Kmart, a staple along Fairmount Avenue and a symbol of the big box store era of the '90s, is closing its West Ellicott location. It's one of 26 Kmart or Sears locations that will shut its door by late October, Sears Holdings Corp. announced Tuesday. News of the closure spread quickly, with ...

(6:50 PM) Teen Charged In Attack Of GA Staff

A 17-year-old male was taken into custody after allegedly attacking staff at GA Family Services on Tuesday. Officers were called to the youth service facility at 200 Gustavus Ave. around 3:15 p.m. for a report of a disorderly person. GA staff told police that the 17-year-old male was ...

(11:40 AM) President Vows Action After Shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday condemned weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio as barbaric crimes "against all humanity" and called for bipartisan cooperation to respond to an epidemic of gun violence. He offered scant details on possible action. Trump said he wants ...

(4 PM) Police Seek Info After Girl In Amish Buggy Struck In Face By BB Gun

WARREN, Pa. — Information is being sought after a youth riding in an Amish buggy was struck in the face by a BB fired from an SUV in Warren County. According to the Pennsylvania State Police, the incident took place Sunday around 2 p.m. on Route 6 in Pittsfield Township. Troopers said ...

(8 PM) Truck Overturns On Route 394

ASHVILLE -- Traffic was rerouted after a large truck overturned Monday evening. The crash on Route 394 in Ashville was reported around 7:40 p.m. The driver of the truck, who was able to get out on his own, reportedly suffered hand lacerations. Ashville firefighters and Chautauqua County ...