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Public Help Still Sought In Feb. 2019 Bank Robbery

LAKEWOOD — An investigation into the robbery of a Lakewood bank in which a man dressed as an elderly woman forced employees at gunpoint to move into the bank's vault before fleeing with cash remains ongoing a year later. The robbery of the Five Star Bank on Feb. 1, 2019, is still very ...

Vehicle Involved In City Shooting Recovered, Info Sought

More information has been released regarding a shooting in the city that initially left a man in critical condition. The Jamestown Police Department said it has recovered the vehicle involved in Saturday's shooting, which occurred near the intersection of Hazzard Street and Newland Avenue ...

State GOP Establishes ‘Repeal Bail Reform’ Task Force

Efforts by members of the New York State Legislature to revise or repeal criminal justice reform measures that went into effect this year have taken their next step forward. The New York State Senate Republican Conference on Wednesday announced it has established a statewide "Repeal Bail ...

Cuomo: No Confirmed Case Of Coronavirus In NY

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an update on the status of testing for the novel coronavirus in New York state. As of Tuesday, the New York State Department of Health has sent samples for 10 individuals to the CDC for testing with seven found to be negative and three more still pending. So far, ...

County Unemployment Rate Increases

The unemployment rate in Chautauqua County has increased over the course of a year, according to preliminary information released Tuesday by the New York State Department of Labor. The local unemployment rate was 5.3% in December 2019, up from 4.8% in December 2018. There were 2,600 ...

Man Charged Following Rash Of Burglaries

An "extensive investigation" into burglaries reported over two months in the towns of Ripley, Pomfret and Gerry netted charges against a 51-year-old Forestville man. Gary Lang was issued appearance tickets Friday on charges of two counts of second-degree burglary, five counts of petit ...

Wanted City Man Charged In Robbery Located, Jailed Monday

A Jamestown man wanted by police was taken into custody Monday morning. Reinaldo Lugo, 49, was being held pending arraignment in Jamestown City Court after being approached by an officer around 9:45 a.m. near Water Street. Lugo was wanted on a bench warrant for failure to appear in court ...

Retired NBA Star Kobe Bryant Killed In Helicopter Crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career spent entirely with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41. Bryant died in a ...

Cassadaga Man Pleads Guilty In 2017 Sex Assault Case

MAYVILLE — A Cassadaga man charged with allegedly having sexual contact with a 3-year-old child has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge shortly before his case was set to go to trial. A court clerk confirmed Friday that 35-year-old Steven C. Morris Jr. pleaded guilty to a charge of felony ...

Council Votes To Keep Lakeshore Units Open

DUNKIRK — In a unanimous vote, the Behavioral Health Services Advisory Council has approved keeping the Lakeshore Hospital behavioral health unit and emergency room open for the time being. In making its decision, the board stated the Brooks-TLC Hospital System did not work up an acceptable ...

UPDATE: Police Investigating After Morning Crash

Police are investigating a domestic incident that ended with a vehicle crashing into a pole Thursday morning. A local man is being questioned by police after a car was initially reported stolen. That same vehicle then reportedly crashed into a pole near the intersection of Foote Avenue and ...

Mayville Man Jailed After Pair Of Home Invasions

A 31-year-old Mayville man is facing a host of charges, including kidnapping and robbery, following two home invasions that took place Wednesday in Allegany County. Mark A. Sarama was arraigned in Hume Town Court and remanded to the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail. ...

Alstar Opts Out Of Mutual Aid Agreement With City

There has been a change in a mutual response call agreement between the city of Jamestown and Alstar EMS. On Thursday, Eddie Sundquist, Jamestown mayor, told The Post-Journal that city officials have been notified that Alstar has optioned out of a mutual aid agreement to refund the city a ...

Suspect In Custody After Dunkirk Police Chase

A police chase ended on the corner of Sixth Street and Park Avenue Tuesday night in the city of Dunkirk. The Dunkirk Police Department said near press time that the officers have a suspect in custody and that a list of charges was still being compiled. At the end of the chase, a Dunkirk police ...

New Jamestown Baseball Team Name Announced

Welcome the Jamestown Tarp Skunks. The team, whose name was announced Wednesday at a ceremony, will begin play in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League on May 29. Team ownership and management said they hope to honor "Chautauqua County baseball heritage by selecting 'Tarp Skunks' as ...

Lawsuit Filed Against Busti Woman Convicted In Hit-And-Run

MAYVILLE — A lawsuit has been filed against a Busti woman sentenced to prison for manslaughter stemming from an April 2018 hit-and-run incident in Randolph that killed a Chautauqua County man. Marylou Johnson, 74, was named in the lawsuit filed Tuesday in state Supreme Court in Chautauqua ...

Unattended Torch Cause Of Fire That Destroyed Home

A fire that destroyed a city home early Monday was reportedly caused by an unattended torch, the Jamestown Fire Department announced. The blaze was spotted around 6:40 a.m. at 614 Spring St. in Jamestown. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire and smoke on the first and second floors. Flames ...

On Top, Fredonia Needs One Last Push

It comes down to today. The Small Business Revolution has announced Fredonia, through Monday afternoon, remained in first place in the contest to win a $500,000 revitalization. Voting ends at 11 p.m. today. Monday's voting update was announced before 2 p.m. In the Facebook post, Small ...

Comedy Center Nominated For Readers’ Choice Award

The National Comedy Center has been nominated for the 2020 USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Award for "Best New Museum." The Comedy Center was one of 20 new museums in the United States nominated for the award by a panel of nationally-recognized travel experts for the USA Today ...

Trump Impeachment Trial To Begin With Rules Fight, Long Days

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol, a contentious proceeding over whether to remove him from office for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his Democratic rivals and obstructing Congress' ensuing investigation. As the Senate reconvenes ...