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Three flown to Hamot after accident in Chautauqua

At approximately 5:45 p.m. Friday, deputies responded to Route 430 in the town of Chautauqua for a Motor vehicle accident with personal injury. After an investigation, it was found that Larry Houser, who was operating a Jeep Wrangler, was headed northbound on Route 430. John Weaver, who was ...

Chautauqua Lake-Westfield-Panama go 3-2 at duel tourney

OBSERVER Staff Report CHEEKTOWAGA — The Chautauqua Lake-Westfield-Panama (CLWP) competed at the Cheektowaga Warriors Duels, Saturday. In the tournament, CLWP competed against five other schools — Canisius, Cheektowaga, Hamburg, Spencerport and St. Joesph Collegiate Institute, and came ...

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Hello, winter

By DAMIAN SEBOUHIAN and JIMMY MCCARTHY The Dunkirk Police Department reported only a few minor accidents on the roadways due to the approximately six inches of snow that landed in and around the city in sporadic, windy flurries Thursday. However, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies and ...

Fenton Hall reopened following bomb threat

Fenton Hall on the State University of New York campus has reopened around 11:40 a.m. following another bomb threat is. Before 11 a.m., Fenton Hall staff and students were evacuated by University Police. This is the third threat in two months on the campus. The previous two involved Thompson Hall.

Jamestown men charged following large meth bust

JAMESTOWN — The two men charged in the second-largest meth bust by Jamestown police now face federal charges. Ernest Clayburn Cauley Jr., 26, and Zackiel Leonard Fields Jr., 22, both of Jamestown, have been charged criminal complaint with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute ...

Hunter indicted in death of Sherman woman

Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos, Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph A. Gerace and Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick E. Swanson announced today that Thomas B. Jadlowski, who shot and killed a woman while she was walking her dogs in a field behind ...

Ripley teacher allegedly endangers child

RIPLEY — The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office received a complaint that on Nov. 3 around 4 p.m. that Lisa Sabella, 35, of Westfield, a teacher at Ripley School allegedly had utilized inappropriate physical contact while dealing with a juvenile child. After a brief investigation, Sabella ...

Grand jury to hear case regarding fatal hunting accident

A Chautauqua County grand jury will decide whether there is enough evidence to bring charges against a Sherman man who accidentally shot and killed his neighbor in a hunting accident last week. Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson confirmed this morning the grand jury will hear ...

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Vehicles collide at corner of Routes 60, 20

A mini-van and a car collided at the intersection of Routes 60 and 20 in Fredonia today around 12:30 p.m. The vehicles had airbag deployment and ambulances were called, however a trooper at the scene said the injuries were not life-threatening.

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Gowanda Chamber of Commerce Nick Crassi stands outside of the village hall holding one of many Christmas in Gowanda signs. Christmas in Gowanda begins Friday, Dec. 1 with an array of events displaying the unique assets the village has to offer.

Gowanda Chamber to hold sixth annual Christmas celebration next week

GOWANDA — An old-fashion Christmas. It’s lost in today’s fast-paced, access-to-anything-and-everything world. The Gowanda Chamber of Commerce looks to go back to a “simpler day” and have an old-fashion Christmas for its sixth annual Christmas in Gowanda celebration on Friday and ...

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T-bone accident in Stockton

STOCKTON — Two vehicles collided in a T-bone accident on Route 380 in the town of Stockton today around noon. The Stockton and Cassadaga fire departments along with Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene. Sources reported some of the vehicles' occupants were taken by ...

Cheektowaga man with warrants nabbed in Forestville

At approximately 6:10 p.m. on Friday, Chautauqua County Deputies responded to King Road in Forestville for the report of a disturbance. Through an investigation, deputies determined that David J. Sekuterski, 36, of Cheektowaga, had an active warrant for his arrest. When deputies attempted to ...

Sherman woman dies in accidental hunting shooting

On 11/22/17 at 5:24PM, Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies and the Sherman Fire Department responded to a report of an accidental shooting in the area of 2998 Armenian Road in the town of Sherman on Wednesday. Upon arrival, EMS crews located 43-year-old Rosemary A. Billquist, of Sherman, ...

Carlyle “Skip” G. Carlson

Carlyle “Skip” G. Carlson, 71, of 1751 Foote Ave. Ext., Jamestown, passed away on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 in UPMC Hamot in Erie. An area resident all of his life, he was born on June 15, 1946 in Fredonia, a son of the late Frank and Helen Shipman Carlson. Skip was a graduate of Cassadaga ...

Jamestown residents face numerous drug charges

The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office arrested Tonya M. DiBlasi and James F. Chase on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and criminally using ...

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Car downs lines on Johnson Street

A vehicle struck a utility pole on Johnson Street in the town of Pomfret Sunday around 4:15 p.m., causing power lines to dislodges in the street. New York State Police at Fredonia, Fredonia Police and Fredonia Fire Department responded. The two occupants of the vehicle reported injuries. ...

Tractor trailer drives off road

Deputies responded to a personal injury motor vehicle accident in the town of Portland early Saturday morning, at roughly 2:36 a.m. Upon arrival, deputies located a tractor trailer off the roadway. Through investigation, it was found that Larry Blood allegedly fell asleep while driving, exiting ...

Dunkirk lands state funds for after-school programs

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $2.5 million in Empire State After-School Program funding has been awarded to four high-need school districts in Western New York, one of which is Dunkirk. The Dunkirk City school District was awarded $454,400 to serve 284 children. Schools and Community ...

Ten indicted for laced drugs in Buffalo, Dunkirk

BUFFALO — Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman Thursday announced the takedown of a 10-person drug trafficking ring that allegedly trafficked narcotics — including heroin and faux oxycodone pills which contained fentanyl — from California to Western New York. The 59-count indictment ...