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2/27/2017 5:25:20 AM
A city-wide "Street Sweep" conducted by Dunkirk Police with assistance of New York State Parole Saturday night led to charges being placed against nine people, including several on outstanding warrants. Police officials say the purpose of the operation was to promote the safety of the community by policing in a "proactive manner" in an effort to deter criminal activity on local street corners, exe...read more
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2017-02-27 06:44
The 89th Annual Academy Awards aired live from Hollywood's Dolby Theater on ABC on Sunday. Co-presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway incorrectly announced La La Land as the winner for best picture, when in reality, Moonlight won the honor.  "La La Land" Producer Jordan Horowitz was on stage with the award in his hand when he took the microphone to announce "Moonlight" was the real winner. ...read more
2017-02-27 05:43
And over 700 people turned out for the annual "Have a Heart for 4-H" fundraiser last night.  The fundraiser featured a dinner held at Chautauqua Suites in Mayville.  Organizers say the dinner went great, with many of the 30 pies auctioned off sold for over $200, each.  For the third year in a row, Tom Hockran from H and H enterprises of Bemus Point won the bidding for a prized pecan...read more
2017-02-26 01:57
Actor Bill Paxton has died unexpectedly. He had memorable roles in films like Aliens and the blockbuster Titanic.  Paxton was 61. A statement from his family says he passed away due to complications from unspecified surgery, calling him and adored husband and father. Paxton earned four Golden Globe nominations for his work on the HBO series "Big Love", and most recently starred in the CBS dra...read more
2017-02-26 10:49
Our wild weather rollercoaster will continue into this coming work week! A strong cold front barreled through Western New York on Saturday, sharply dropping temperatures from the 60s to the 30s. The front also produced a couple of inches of snow in some areas. Highs today will only reach the 30s, but according to meteorologist Aaron Reynolds with the National Weather Service in Buffalo, the cold a...read more
2017-02-26 08:27
Tom Perez, a native of Western New York, is the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee.  Perez was elected DNC chair on Saturday after two rounds of voting in Atlanta, edging out Keith Ellison 235-200.  Perez, who served as Secretary of Labor during Barack Obama's second term, used his victory speech to appeal for party unity, saying that Democrats must now turn...read more
2017-02-26 07:43
A Sinclairville man faces a handful of charges after police saw a suspicious vehicle traveling from behind a building at the Fredonia BOCES on Sunday.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say the vehicle was going at a high rate of speed in the BOCES parking lot at about 2:15 AM.  An investigation revealed that the driver, 43-year-old Michael Perkins, was allegedly intoxicated.  De...read more
2017-02-26 07:35
State Police charged an Ohio man with unlawful possession of marijuana after a traffic stop on I-86 in Stow on Friday.  Troopers pulled over a vehicle driven by 46-year-old Dexter Jenkins of Dayton, Ohio for speeding, and while speaking with Jenkins, smelled marijuana emanating from the vehicle.  A search of Jenkins and his vehicle resulted in the discovery of a wrapper containing a...read more
2017-02-26 07:27
A Forestville man has been charged with petit larceny after allegedly shoplifting from the Dollar General store in the Town of Hanover.  According to Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies, 28-year-old Jonathan Eggleston took merchandise from the store on Thursday without paying for it.  Eggleston was issued an appearance ticket on Saturday and is scheduled to appear in Hanover Town Court ...read more
2017-02-25 10:20
Opponents to wind projects in Chautauqua County have once again appeared at a County Legislature meeting, voicing their opposition. Several people spoke out against proposed projects during a public comment period Wednesday night. County Legislator George Borrello, who voted against two resolutions for wind projects as a member of the Chautauqua County IDA, says he opposes the projects primarily b...read more
2017-02-25 10:08
How warm has our recent weather pattern been? New record highs were set in Western New York on Friday. Meteorologist Steve Welch with the National Weather Service in Buffalo says the high at the Buffalo Airport reached 71 degrees during the early afternoon hours.  Welch also says that the 71-degree reading also set a record high for the entire month of February, breaking a mark set in 2000......read more
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