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(UPDATE: 2:45 PM) Body Of Woman Recovered From Vehicle Found In Pond

PANAMA -- The body of a 56-year-old woman was pulled from a vehicle that reportedly drove into a pond late Saturday. Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone confirmed Sunday that the woman was recovered from the water near a property on Hoag Road in the town of Harmony. Panama firefighters ...

(2:40 PM) 2 Mass Shootings In Less Than 24 Hours Shock US

Two mass shootings at crowded public places in Texas and Ohio claimed at least 29 lives in less than 24 hours and left scores of people wounded, a shocking carnage even in a country accustomed to gun violence. In the Texas border city of El Paso, a gunman opened fire Saturday morning in a ...

(10:35 AM) Several Departments Help Douse Large Garage Fire

FREDONIA -- Several fire departments helped douse a large garage that was destroyed in a fire Friday night. The blaze at 9890 North Road was reported at 11:07 p.m. County dispatch told fire officials that an explosion was heard around the same time in the area. Crews from Brocton, ...

(4:45 PM) Charges Pending After Man Kills Dog At City Residence

Jamestown police are investigating a man who reportedly stabbed a dog to death at a city residence Saturday afternoon. Officers and EMS personnel were called to 87 Baker St. around 3:15 p.m. for a man with self-inflicted stab wounds. The unidentified man was taken to a nearby hospital, though ...

(7:15 PM) City Firefighters Douse Buffalo Street Fire

Jamestown firefighters quickly doused a house fire Saturday evening. https://youtu.be/9alFzOyendk The blaze at 366 Buffalo St. was reported around 7 p.m. Flames were seen shooting from several windows. Off-shift crews were also summoned. Members of the Jamestown Police Department and ...

(3:25 PM) State Police Begin ‘Speed Awareness Week’

A statewide initiative targeting speeding and aggressive drivers by the New York State Police began Thursday. Troopers will also patrol highway work zones and those who violate New York's "Move Over" law. The enforcement initiative will last through Wednesday, the state police said in a ...

(4:40 PM) Boil Order Issued For Brocton, Portland Water Customers

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services has issued a boil water order for all water customers in the village of Brocton and town of Portland. All water used for drinking and cooking should be boiled first or use bottled water. The mandatory water use ...

(10:55AM) Emergency Demolition Ordered For Building Damaged In 2017 Fire

An emergency demolition has been ordered for a building damaged by fire in June 2017. Vince DeJoy, Jamestown director of development, on Wednesday ordered the demolition of 24 N. Main St. "due to extensive fire damage causing an imminent public safety threat." The building, a one-story ...

(11:20 AM) 3 Facing Charges In Assault At Busti Residence

Three Jamestown residents are facing assault charges following a targeted attack last week in the town of Busti. Lakewood-Busti police on Wednesday announced the arrests of 39-year-old Anthony J. Raymond, 21-year-old Savanah L. Raymond and 18-year-old Sierra A. Raymond. According to ...

(11:35 AM) City Woman Who Stole Car, Used Credit Card And Checkbook Charged

A Jamestown woman who stole a car containing a credit card and checkbook she then used to buy items throughout the county is facing multiple charges. Jennifer L. Blake, 30, was taken into custody following an investigation by the Lakewood-Busti Police Department. Officers were first made ...

(4:15 PM) ‘Major Water Main Leak’ Reported In Brocton, Portland

Water customers in the village of Brocton and town of Portland are being asked to restrict water usage until Thursday at 4 p.m. following a "major water main leak." "No outdoor water usage is allowed this includes water lawn and garden, washing cars and filling pools," an alert issued ...

(4:25 PM) Law Says Firefighters Not Liable When Saving Pets From Cars

ALBANY (AP) — A new law in New York says firefighters and emergency medical professionals aren't liable for any vehicular damage when they remove a pet from a dangerously hot or cold car. Existing law already granted legal protections to police who break a car window to rescue a trapped ...

(6:35 PM) Comedian Lewis Black Teaches Class At Comedy Center

Comedian Lewis Black is normally seen by the public performing his set. But today he gave a class on the art of comedy, stage presence and how he became a stand up. Inside the National Comedy Center, local residents were able to purchase tickets to see Black in a session titled "Standup BS ...

(9:10 AM) Panama Man Charged After Crashing Car, Claiming It Was Stolen

A Panama man who claimed his car was stolen was instead found to have crashed it after leaving a Pennsylvania bar on the Fourth of July. Zachary Dunham, 27, was taken into custody July 26 on charges of third-degree falsely reporting an incident and second-degree offering a false instrument ...

(4:30 PM) New York Bans 3D-Printed Guns, Other Undetectable Firearms

ALBANY (AP) — New York has banned the manufacture, sale or possession of 3D-printed guns and other types of undetectable firearms under a measure signed into law by the state's Democratic governor. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday also signed new rules for the safe storage of firearms in homes with ...

(6:50 PM) Potter’s Terrace Closed Due to Safety Concerns

Potter's Terrace on East Third Street in Jamestown has been closed for safety concerns, the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation said Tuesday. The site was recently evaluated and found to have structural issues. The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation owns the property and will evaluate future ...

(6:05 PM) Comedy Duo Donates Items To National Comedy Center

The comedy duo that was once fired from CBS, the Smothers Brothers, comprised of comedians Tom and Dick Smothers, donated artifacts from their TV show "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" to the National Comedy Center. At an official ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, the Smothers Brothers and ...