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(3:15 PM) Faculty, Staff Vote ‘No Confidence’ In JHS Principal

Jamestown High School faculty and staff have voted "no confidence" in Principal Dr. Rosemary Bradley. The votes, held Thursday, came after a Nov. 6 incident that forced an emergency lockdown that was described as the "tipping point," Stephanie Sardi, Jamestown Teachers Association president, ...

(4:55 PM) GA Family Services To Close Residential Treatment, Learning Centers

Gustavus Adolphus Family Services, a longtime Jamestown-based organization that provides a variety of services to at-risk youth and their families, confirmed to The Post-Journal it is closing its Residential Treatment Center and Learning Center. Located on Gustavus Avenue in the city, GA ...

(UPDATE: 3:55 PM) 2 Dead In California School Attack; Gunman Shoots Self

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A student gunman opened fire Thursday at a Southern California high school, killing two students, wounding three others and shooting himself in the head, authorities said. He was in grave condition. The shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m. at Saugus High School in ...

(11:35 PM) JHS Grad Stephen Carlson Catches Touchdown For First NFL Catch

Jamestown High School graduate Stephen Carlson has his first NFL catch, an 8-yard touchdown from Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield in the fourth quarter of tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cleveland defeated Pittsburgh, 21-7, with Carlson's touchdown grab providing ...

(12:55 PM) Christmas Tree To Be Delivered To Tracy Plaza Thursday

If the sight of a giant blue spruce tree puts you in the holiday spirit, then Thursday's delivery to Tracy Plaza is what you've been waiting for. The city's Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, along with the assistance of a crew and crane from the Jamestown Board of Public ...

(1:35 PM) City Hunter Helped By First Responders

A Jamestown hunter who found himself dangling from a tree stand for two and a half hours in Cattaraugus County was recently assisted by local first responders. The Nov. 5 incident was one of two detailed Wednesday by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The DEC said Forest ...

(2:27 PM) Bishop Who Investigated Sex Abuse Accused Of Sex Abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop named by Pope Francis to investigate the church's response to clergy sexual abuse in Buffalo has himself been accused of sexual abuse of a child, an attorney for the alleged victim notified the church this week. The attorney informed Catholic officials ...

4 Charged In Sweep Of City Properties

Four area residents were jailed on drug charges after investigators swept two properties early Wednesday. Taken into custody were 47-year-old Ryan D. Robertson, 43-year-old Dennis W. Annis, 29-year-old Craig M. VanHook and 27-year-old Kirsten L. Martinez. Two search warrants — one at 58 ...

Winter Weather Advisory Issued

Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties are under a winter weather advisory from 7 p.m. this evening to 10 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service in Buffalo said. The area could see between 3 to 5 inches of additional snow. The greatest accumulation will be across the higher terrain of ...

(UPDATE: 2 PM) 1 Airlifted After Crash Between DOT Truck, Semi

A crash between a New York State Department of Transportation truck and tractor-trailer briefly forced the closure of the eastbound lane of Interstate 90. Firefighters and the New York State Police were called Tuesday to the interstate, between the Dunkirk and Westfield exits, around 12:30 ...

(2:20 PM) Snow And Cold Records Fall As Arctic Air Mass Lingers

BUFFALO (AP) — Snow and cold records fell from the Plains to the Great Lakes and beyond as an arctic airmass that started in Siberia spilled over a big chunk of the eastern half of the U.S., including the normally mild South, on Tuesday. The mid-autumn taste of winter brought record ...

(11:05 AM) Man Charged In Fredonia Stabbing

FREDONIA -- Police on Monday announced an arrest in the stabbing of a female after a domestic incident on 16 Wisteria Drive in Fredonia. Leon R. Lidlow, 35, was charged on an arrest warrant with second-degree assault, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree criminal possession of ...

Veterans Honored During Several City Events

On Veterans Day, there were several events held in the city of Jamestown to pay tribute to the men and women — living or dead — who have served or are currently serving their country. Veterans Day is Nov. 11 each year in honor of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 ...

(3:55 PM) City Development Director To Retire

A city official who has worked nearly 12 years is retiring. Vince DeJoy, city development director, has stated in a letter to Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, that he is retiring, with his last day as development director Tuesday. DeJoy was first a Jamestown City Councilman for Ward 4 from ...

UPDATE (2:20 PM) Police: 4 Transported To Hospital In Afternoon Crash

CONEWANGO VALLEY — Four people were taken to the hospital, one with possibly serious injuries, following a crash Friday afternoon between a car and log truck. The crash took place about 12:07 p.m. on Route 83 in Conewango Valley. According to Capt. Eric Balon of the New York State ...

(2:38 PM) Borrello Calls On Governor To Repeal Criminal Justice Reforms

MAYVILLE — George Borrello, joined by local police chiefs and Chautauqua County officials, called for the repeal of impending criminal justice reforms earlier today. "Start over," said Borrello, county executive and state senator-elect, during a press conference that was called to address ...

(4:35 PM) US Officials Identify ‘Strong Culprit’ In Vaping Illnesses

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a "very strong culprit." The same chemical compound was found in fluid taken from the lungs of 29 patients across the country, the Centers ...

(7:35 PM) Judge Dismisses Clerk’s Suit Against Immigrant Licenses Law

ALBANY (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed one of several lawsuits challenging a New York law set to allow immigrants without legal documents to seek driver's licenses. U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Wolford dismissed Friday a lawsuit brought by Republican Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns. ...

(10:45 AM) Completion Of City Bridge Replacement Delayed A Month

A $3 million bridge replacement project in Jamestown originally scheduled to be completed by November has been delayed by about a month. The Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities announced Thursday that the replacement of the Harrison Street Bridge over the Chadakoin River ...

(12:15 PM) 1 Taken To Hospital After Rollover On Interstate

IRVING — One person was taken to the hospital following a rollover crash on Interstate 90 early Thursday. Firefighters from Irving and Silver Creek were called to the eastbound lane of the interstate, between the Silver Creek and Eden/Angola exits, around 6:30 a.m. Initial reports indicated ...