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11/22/2017 10:43:51 AM
Chautauqua County Executive Elect George Borrello today announced the formation of his transition team as he prepares to take office on January 1. Borrello will succeed current County Executive Vince Horrigan who is leaving office for retirement at the end of the year.  Borrello, who appeared on WDOE's Viewpoint program, says the eight member team is made up of people from across the county. ...read more
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2017-11-22 04:42
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputies have made an arrest in connection with last weekend's fatal accident in the Town of Salamanca. Deputies charged 21-year-old Damion Taylor of Salamanca with one count of 2nd-degree manslaughter, and he is being held in the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail. The fatal crash occurred last Saturday on Old Route 17 at about 11:45 PM. The vi...read more
2017-11-22 04:25
A 53-year-old Collins man has been arrested after allegedly committing a sex act with a four-year-old girl. Erie County Sheriff's detectives received a tip from the New York State Child Abuse Hotline, then worked with Child Protective Services in interviewing the girl and one of her parents. The investigation determined that Richard Smith inappropriately touched the girl in her pelv...read more
2017-11-22 04:12
State Police and local law enforcement agencies are participating in a special Thanksgiving holiday enforcement initiative to deter unsafe driving behaviors. The enforcement, which runs now through Sunday, November 26th, will involve State Police supplementing regular patrols with fixed sobriety checkpoints, an underage drinker enforcement, and the "Operation Hang Up" initiative, which target...read more
2017-11-22 03:03
The Buffalo Bills are going back to Tyrod Taylor at quarterback. Head coach Sean McDermott announced Wednesday that Taylor would get the nod under center against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday after starting last week's game against the Los Angeles Chargers on the bench. McDermott, though, gave no indication that he would commit to Taylor long-term... [audio:11221730228-McDermottevaluatingevery...read more
2017-11-22 02:08
A record number of people are expected to travel at least 50 miles this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and local police agencies are urging motorists to drive with caution when going to visit relatives or friends. AAA is estimating that nearly 51 million Americans will be traveling between now and Sunday night, and Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace says everyone should think "safety fi...read more
2017-11-22 11:04
Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days when it comes to house fires. And the Firemen's Association of the State of New York says one of the major causes is unattended cooking. According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2015, fire departments across the nation responded to an estimated 1,760 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving. FASNY is encouraging all New Yorkers to take fire safety...read more
2017-11-22 10:55
Dunkirk city lawmakers have approved a proposed 2018 city budget by a unanimous vote Tuesday. Second Ward Councilman Marty Bomanto says council made some minor changes to the tentative budget presented by Mayor Wilfred Rosas during two budget review sessions. The proposed spending plan does not change the city tax rate, nor sewer and water rates. Rosas presented his proposed $22.2 million budget o...read more
2017-11-22 06:59
Dunkirk City officials are working with the Dunkirk City School District officials to create a position that is similar to a school resource officer for the district. Mayor Wilfred Rosas addressed council members on Tuesday stating that School Superintendent Dr. James Tracy presented him with the idea. The mayor says the city will now look into the legalities before proceeding further... [audio:1...read more
2017-11-21 05:16
More people than ever will hit the highway during this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. According to AAA, nearly 51 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home during the holiday, an increase of 3.2% from 2016 and the highest travel volume for Thanksgiving since 2005. Elizabeth Carey, a spokeswoman for AAA of Western and Central New York, says the majority of travelers will be out on th...read more
2017-11-21 04:47
Chautauqua County Fire investigators are looking into what is being deemed a suspicious fire in the Town of Pomfret. Fredonia firefighters were called to a couch fire inside an unoccupied trailer at 5281 Berry Road shortly after 2:00 PM Tuesday. Crews tell WDOE News that the fire was put out in less than 10 minutes, and there were no injuries reported. Image by Google Maps...read more
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