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9/26/2017 5:34:40 PM
Area congressman Tom Reed says President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are committed to tax reform. Reed, who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, met with the President and Vice President Tuesday morning at the White House. The Corning Republican says he was "refreshed and energized" from the conversation in that meeting, and says Trump and Pence are committed to leading t...read more
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2017-09-26 05:19
A former Jamestown CODE employee is facing charges stemming from an investigation into unauthorized use of a credit card. The investigation by Jamestown Police revealed that 37-year-old Joey Weise had allegedly used a CODE credit card to make personal purchases while he was employed as a maintenance worker for CODE at 411 Winsor Street. Police say Weise made over $500 of unauthorized purchases bac...read more
2017-09-26 05:12
Fredonia Mayor Athanasia Landis is hopeful to have a new Village Attorney by sometime next month. Dr. Landis says they have received some applications for the position vacated by Todd Thomas in August. Thomas succeeded longtime Village Attorney Sam Drayo, who served the village for 48 years. Landis says with some applications in, she expects there to be interviews conducted sometime next week...read more
2017-09-26 02:58
Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard issued an update Tuesday in last month's deadly accident in Zoar Valley that claimed the lives of a Buffalo couple and injured their two children. In a statement, Howard said, "although our investigation remains open and detectives are prepared to speak to the family, the Sheriff's Office will only do so when the family and the boys are prepared to speak." 35-ye...read more
2017-09-26 01:50
State Police in Jamestown say a Pennsylvania man had a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit after they stopped him for speeding on I-86 in Randolph on Sunday. Troopers say they pulled over 31-year-old Nathan Viglione of New Castle and found him to be intoxicated after failing several standard field sobriety tests. He later provided a breath sample of .16 percent blood alcohol content. Vigl...read more
2017-09-26 01:46
A 15-year-old has been petitioned to Chautauqua County Family Court after an investigation into an arson involving a garbage can at a Jamestown city park earlier this month. Jamestown Police say the teen, who has not been identified, is being accused of intentionally setting a fire inside a garbage can located in the bathroom at Allen Park on September 16. Police say a local citizen noticed smoke ...read more
2017-09-26 01:41
A federal appeals court has overturned the 2015 corruption convictions of Dean Skelos, the former majority leader of the New York State Senate, and his son Adam. Both were convicted of extortion, fraud and bribery. The convictions were overturned on similar grounds as the appellate decision in former State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's case. The convictions were overturned because of a U.S. Su...read more
2017-09-26 07:51
State Police responded to the scene of a crash involving a car that struck a tractor-trailer that was parked along Route 60 in the town of Pomfret late Monday. The Observer is reporting that the female driver of the car and an infant were transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital. No tickets were issued in the crash, with Fredonia Fire and Alstar ambulance assisting at the scene. ...read more
2017-09-26 07:46
Fredonia village trustees have approved contracts with two separate bargaining units during a meeting Monday evening. Agreements were approved for Fredonia Unit 6313 of Local 807 CSEA and the Fredonia PBA. Trustees approved both contracts with unanimous votes. Village Administrator Richard St. George has a breakdown of the terms for the contract with the CSEA unit... [audio:9261764150-StGeorgeRic...read more
2017-09-26 06:50
Another sweltering day of record heat on Monday, and may set another temperature record set today. For the second-day in a row, the summer-like heat break a high temperature record in Western New York. Meteorologist Dave Thomas with the National Weather Service in Buffalo says it reached 91 degrees Monday afternoon at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport.  That's a day after it hit the 9...read more
2017-09-25 02:20
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has deployed a fleet of 22 drones across the state to enhance the state's environmental management, conservation and emergency response efforts. The agency today announced that DEC drones have been dispatched to assist in hurricane recovery efforts in Texas and Puerto Rico. 14 DEC pilots underwent several months of training. DEC officials say t...read more
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