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6/13/2024 6:22:08 AM
A Dunkirk man who is on parole faces numerous charges after leading law enforcement agencies on a vehicle pursuit Wednesday afternoon. At about 4:00 PM, Dunkirk Police were alerted about the pursuit involving State Police that began in the Town of Pomfret. The suspect vehicle was last seen heading towards the area of Route 5 and Willow Road before troopers lost sight of it, but Dunkirk Police sa...read more
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2024-06-13 12:30
The New York State Education Department this week presented a vision containing recommendations that its Commissioner, Betty Rosa, says are "designed to bring greater equity to the state's education system." Those recommendations would provide multiple pathways to a high school diploma and would no longer require students to take a Regents exam. While further details have yet to be released on N...read more
2024-06-13 10:58
A Frewsburg man was taken into custody on multiple drug-related charges after a report of a domestic incident in Jamestown on Monday. Jamestown Police responded to the parking lot of an unnamed business in the downtown area shortly after 12:45 PM and were directed by bystanders to a vehicle where 29-year-old Robbie Stearns and a female who appeared to be semi-conscious were located. Officers rep...read more
2024-06-13 10:31
Pine Valley Central School officials say the district's 20th annual Drive Your Tractor to School Day was one of the district's biggest celebrations of that day. Students steered a variety of farm equipment to campus on Wednesday in celebration of local agriculture. District officials add that the school's Future Farmers of America Club hosted an interactive petting zoo. The district's Drive Your...read more
2024-06-13 07:24
Workers at four Absolut Care facilities in Western New York, including its location in Westfield, were set to go on strike today. However, some movement at the bargaining table by Absolut Care/RCA management has led 1199SEIU to postpone that strike. The union made the announcement Wednesday evening in an effort to reach a tentative agreement. The previous contract covering more than 300 workers ...read more
2024-06-12 08:44
A 24-hour period of online fundraising to benefit Chautauqua County nonprofit organizations gets underway at midnight and will run all day Thursday. More than 125 nonprofits will be participating in Give Big CHQ, which is hosted by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. It will serve as an opportunity for county residents to come together and celebrate the important work of local nonprofits...read more
2024-06-12 07:58
The Senate plans to take action Thursday on a new bill that would protect and expand access to the procedure of in vitro fertilization (IVF). That from Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, who spoke about the Right to IVF Act during a video conference call on Wednesday with statewide media outlets, including WDOE News. Schumer says the vote is taking place in response to actions by far-right ...read more
2024-06-12 04:22
The City of Dunkirk's Music on the Pier Summer Concert Series continues for the second week on Thursday in Memorial Park. This week's theme is "Women Who Rock Night," which will open with Midnight Recovery from 5:25-6:45 PM, followed by headliner Gypsy Queen from 7:00-9:00 PM. Midnight Recovery is a local band that includes powerhouse Cortney Chyme (vocals), Todd Langworthy (bass and vocals), P...read more
2024-06-12 03:23
A Jamestown man has been indicted on charges stemming from the death of a young child in the south county city. Chautauqua County District Attorney Jason Schmidt says  a grand jury returned the indictment against 26-year-old Matthew Nuttall, charging him with 1st- and 2nd-degree manslaughter. Nuttall is accused of intentionally throwing 16-month-old Isaac Benton onto a Pack 'n Play playpen ...read more
2024-06-12 02:46
New York's junior U.S. senator seeks to renew a federal program that provides financial assistance to low-income households to help them afford high-speed Internet. On Wednesday, Kirsten Gillibrand announced a bipartisan bill that would do just that. Gillibrand says the Secure and Affordable Broadband Extension Act would provide $6 billion for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). She says ...read more
2024-06-12 12:59
As New York continues moving forward with a mandate towards a fleet of 100% zero-emission school buses, a local state lawmaker is indicating that more taxpayers in the state are rejecting proposals by their respective school boards for new electric buses. Senator George Borrello, who was a call-in guest on WDOE's "Viewpoint" program on Wednesday, highlighted a recent vote on a proposal for elect...read more
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