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7/12/2024 12:25:13 PM
A New York Times bestselling author and Dunkirk native has returned to Chautauqua County after completing her latest work. Wendy Corsi Staub was a guest on Dan Palmer's morning show on WDOE on Friday and discussed her novel Dog Days, the latest in a series of mystery novels set in Lily Dale. Staub says the novel tells the story of a young widow and her son returning to the guesthouse she runs in...read more
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2024-07-12 03:26
With this year being a presidential election year, the Chautauqua County Board of Elections is making a push to recruit new poll workers, with turnout expected to increase for the November election. County Elections Commissioner Brian Abram says 70-75% of the county's registered voters cast ballots during a presidential election, which is more than double compared to an "off year." He says the B...read more
2024-07-12 02:38
A registered sex offender from southern Erie County who was convicted of production of child pornography has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison. U.S. Attorney Trini Ross announced the sentence Friday for 37-year-old Charles Porterfield of Springville. Prosecutors say Porterfield paid a 13-year-old girl to engage in an online sexual relationship and used the teenager to produce images a...read more
2024-07-12 01:14
One person was transported to UPMC Chautauqua for treatment after a two-car crash Thursday afternoon in the Village of Lakewood. County dispatchers say the crash on West Fairmount Avenue near Winch Road was reported at about 2:00 PM, with Lakewood-Busti Police and Lakewood Fire responding to the scene. Traffic was reduced to one lane while the scene was cleared, with eastbound traffic diverted s...read more
2024-07-12 10:02
A Jamestown man was taken into custody after quantities of narcotics were located during a raid of a residence on the city's south side Thursday afternoon. Members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, with assistance from the Jamestown Police SWAT Team, executed a search warrant at 7 Forest Park at about 1:30 PM. Detectives located 34-year-old Nicholas Dean inside the residence and also found...read more
2024-07-12 07:10
Three people were transported to the Hamot Medical Center in Erie as the result of a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in the Town of French Creek. First responders from Clymer, Sherman and Findley Lake were called to the area of Old Road and New Road shortly after 1:30 PM. According to Sherman firefighters, the three victims suffered minor injuries. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies and S...read more
2024-07-11 08:31
An all-you-can-eat breakfast and a variety of aircraft will be available at the Dunkirk Airport for a popular fundraising event this weekend. The Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club will host its 57th annual Fly-In Breakfast on Sunday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the airport. Jefferson Westwood, a committee member for the breakfast, says children and families can enjoy a variety of breakfast items at on...read more
2024-07-11 07:41
The New York State Fair is a little over a month away, and tickets will soon be available for this year's event in Syracuse. Fair officials say tickets to the fair's famous Midway will go on sale Tuesday, July 16th at 9:00 AM. Admission is $8 and includes access to grounds entertainment and the Chevrolet Music Series, while parking costs $12. In addition, a Frequent Fairgoer ticket option i...read more
2024-07-11 06:40
A pair of domestic disputes on Jamestown's east side within the past week resulted in the arrest of two city men. Last Friday, Jamestown Police were called to an undisclosed address for an in-progress domestic dispute with reported injuries shortly before 7:15 PM. An investigation found that 29-year-old Andrew Crawford allegedly entered the victim's residence and threatened to harm that person....read more
2024-07-11 05:33
Four projects in Chautauqua County have been awarded a total of $5.784 million funding through New York's BRIDGE NY initiative, which supports bridge and culvert replacement projects that will reduce the risk of flooding and improve the resiliency of structures. Governor Kathy Hochul announced the funding Thursday as part of more than $484 million for 216 projects statewide. Hochul says the fund...read more
2024-07-11 04:23
With the U.S. Supreme Court facing what she calls a "legitimacy crisis," Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says she has been working on two pieces of legislation aimed at reforming the court. Gillibrand spoke about both bills during a video conference call on Thursday with statewide media outlets, including WDOE News. Gillibrand says the Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency (SCERT) Act would...read more
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