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7/22/2017 7:00:06 AM
Chautauqua County officials are strongly urging motorcycle riders to be extra careful in the wake of two fatal accidents in the north county earlier this summer. That was the message Friday afternoon during County Executive Vince Horrigan's latest "100 Days of Summer Safety" event at Harley-Davidson of Jamestown, located in Falconer. Horrigan is holding the press events to call attention to the ne...read more
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2017-07-22 01:11
The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County recently received a National Grid STEM grant award through the Chautauqua County Education Coalition. The $3,500 award enabled the organization to make purchases to carry out "Building Blocks," a Boys and Girls Club of America program for youth members. The program is designed to inspire youths' curiosity in science, technology, engineering and...read more
2017-07-22 08:53
A Silver Creek woman who had to be revived with Narcan last week is now facing charges in connection with that incident. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say 38-year-old Jennifer Laspesa was impaired under the influence of narcotics while in the presence of two small children during the incident on July 14th. Laspesa faces two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and is scheduled to ap...read more
2017-07-22 07:06
A Cattaraugus County man is in jail after allegedly breaking into a home in the Town of Leon and stealing items from it. An investigation by Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputies revealed that 24-year-old Kyle Samuelson of Leon broke into the residence at about 7:30 PM Thursday. Samuelson was charged with 2nd-degree burglary, petit larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property, then rem...read more
2017-07-21 03:02
An investigation into multiple vehicle larcenies in the Village of Silver Creek and the Town of Sheridan has led to three arrests. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office determined that 31-year-old Michael Vanschaick (pictured) and a 17-year-old male, both of Silver Creek, along with a juvenile, allegedly entered three vehicles last Friday, taking money, pills, and a debit card. All three are...read more
2017-07-21 02:55
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday. The resignation comes just after President Donald Trump selected a new Communications Director -- Wall Street financier and major Republican donor Anthony Scaramucci. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus tells ABC News that Spicer will stay at the White House for a brief transition period before formally leaving the administration. S...read more
2017-07-21 02:37
The CEO of Brooks Memorial Hospital says she's pleased that New York State recognizes the hospital as an essential health care provider. Mary LaRowe says the $17 million state grant secured by Kaleida Health this week will help Brooks Hospital move along with its project for a new facility. Speaking with WDOE News on Friday, LaRowe says she is thrilled to be able to move ahead with the project... ...read more
2017-07-21 02:27
Staff for Congressman Tom Reed will be holding remote office hours in Fredonia next week. A staff member will be in the Trustee's Room in Village Hall on Monday from 12:30 to 1:30 PM to answer questions, gather feedback, and provide assistance with Medicare, Social Security, veterans' benefits, and other issues related to federal agencies....read more
2017-07-21 12:22
A 32-year-old man is being held on $20,000 cash bail for allegedly burglarizing a home in the Town of Pomfret. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies received a 911 call from a resident on Chautauqua Road at about 12:15 PM Wednesday. The resident told police that James Hanson had unlawfully entered his home, and he was later seen running into a wooded area. Deputies, along with Fredonia Police and S...read more
2017-07-21 07:50
Today marks the premiere of the Warner Brothers movie Dunkirk, which addresses a time in the history of World War II when Germany advanced into France. The City of Dunkirk will hold a special viewing of the movie Dunkirk at 4:30 PM at the Movie Plex 8, but that's not all. Movie Plex 8 will honor all veterans who attend the showing of the film with free popcorn and beverages. Mayor Willie Rosas wil...read more
2017-07-21 07:41
Severe weather rocked parts of Western New York Thursday afternoon. Erie County got the worst of it, as two confirmed tornadoes touched down. The National Weather Service in Buffalo says the first one touched down in Hamburg at 12:30 PM and went to Orchard Park, with estimated winds of 105 miles per hour. The second twister touched down about 20 minutes later in the Town of Holland, with estimated...read more
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