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3/22/2018 6:41:09 AM
Closing arguments are slated for later today in the trial of a Dunkirk woman who is accused of murdering a city man in July of 2017. Rebecca Ruiz is accused of killing Julian Duman and is facing 2nd degree murder. She took the stand in Chautauqua County Court on Wednesday according to the Observer and the defense rested its case. The trial is expected to resume this morning with a charge more
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2018-03-22 07:45
The latest nor'easter to hit the East Coast dropping snow from Washington into New England, causing more than 44-hundred flights in and out of the region to be cancelled Wednesday. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last night that the remaining travel bans for tractor trailers in downstate areas have been lifted, including the Thruway south of Newburgh, New York. Map by more
2018-03-21 04:06
Owego's Max Della Pia is being touted as the one person of the six seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the 23rd Congressional District who has a lot of public service on his resume. However, during a stop in Jamestown on Wednesday, Della Pia said a big reason why he decided to enter the race last summer is because of the challenges facing his adult children in the eastern end of the more
2018-03-21 01:35
Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for downstate New York as the fourth nor'easter in less than three weeks hits the Northeast. A travel ban on tractor trailers on certain roads including the Thruway from I-84 to New York City line. The state of emergency includes Putnam, Rockland, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk counties and all of New York City. 300 New York National Guard more
2018-03-21 01:12
School officials at Silver Creek Central are elated with the results of Tuesday's vote on a $17.6 million capital project for the district. Voters approved the project 287-85, much to the delight of Superintendent Todd Crandall who was pleased with the outcome.  He says the project will address a number of items including an expanded security and new communications system, transportation more
2018-03-21 01:06
As the New York City area braces for its fourth nor'easter in less than three weeks, Governor Andrew Cuomo used a storm briefing today to vent his frustration over the performance of utility companies during recent storms. Cuomo says the utilities have failed to adapt to what he calls "a new reality" and says that is why he has directed the State Public Service Commission to perform a review of more
2018-03-21 11:22
A Pennsylvania man is facing multiple felony charges after an investigation by State Police in Jamestown into insurance fraud. Investigators say they were advised by the New York State Department of Labor that 28-year-old Dane Sobocinski of Russell, Pennsylvania had collected over $3,000 in unemployment insurance while he was allegedly employed. Sobocinski, who was picked by troopers on Monday, more
2018-03-21 07:46
Voters in the Silver Creek Central School Districts approved a $17.6 million capital project on Tuesday. School officials say the project, that is not expected to have an impact on the district's tax levy, was approved 287-85. The project will include a 6-classroom addition at the elementary school, an expanded security and new communications system, transportation facility addition, and a more
2018-03-21 06:56
A $16 million housing project that will involve gut-rehabilitation and new construction will get underway today in the city of Dunkirk. The Dunkirk Renovation and Ownership Program is a collaboration of STEL, THE New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, Key Bank and City's Planning and Development team. Mayor Willie Rosas says the project has been nearly two years in the more
2018-03-20 05:51
Chautauqua County is losing ground when it comes to health factors and outcomes compared to the rest of New York State between last year and this year. The county's Department of Health and Human Services has released a report from the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and it ranks the county 57th among the state's 62 counties for health more
2018-03-20 05:31
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has announced new legislation which would create a new federal grant program for water infrastructure projects. Gillibrand announced the legislation during a conference call with statewide media, including WDOE News. The bill, known as the Promoting Infrastructure and Protecting the Economy (PIPE) Act, would authorize $5 billion over 10 years to provide more
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