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Two vehicles collide on Route 60, Fredonia

Today at 2:54 p.m., a Dodge Durango was heading south on Route 60 when it was struck by another vehicle traveling east on Straight Road in Fredonia. Fredonia Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the accident and were assisted by New York State Police. The driver of the vehicle traveling on ...

Dunkirk, Jamestown land grants for Brownfield Opportunity Area

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the designation of two new Brownfield Opportunity Areas in Dunkirk and Jamestown in Chautauqua County. The designations cover more than 1,200 acres of neglected, dormant and blighted properties in the two communities and help the localities implement ...

Jamestown man sentenced for food stamp fraud

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Tuesday that Joseph M. Gullotti, 57, of Jamestown, who was convicted of food stamp benefits fraud, was sentenced to six months home detention by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. The defendant was also ordered to pay $173,515 in ...

Man wanted for murder in Massachusetts captured in Dunkirk

Officers of the Dunkirk Police Department, assisted by agents of the U.S. Marshall's office, apprehended Kennie Mota-Cruz, 25 on Wednesday. It was discovered Mota-Cruz was staying in Dunkirk and was wanted by authorities in Worcester, Massachusetts, on an Assault to Murder charge along with ...

Portion of Route 5 closed due to accident

Route 5 in the town of Dunkirk is closed this afternoon after a vehicle veered off the road and struck a utility pole. Emergency responders were called to the scene just after 1 p.m. for the report of a motor vehicle accident with possible injury. Responders arrived on scene to find a Chevy ...

Samuel Saeli sentenced in kidnapping case

MAYVILLE — Samuel Saeli, 40, of Dunkirk, was sentenced today to 16 years in state prison plus 10 years of post-release supervision after being convicted of second-degree kidnapping and second-degree kidnapping as a sexually motivated felony, by Acting Chautauqua County Court Judge Paul B. ...

Young issues statement about Kendra Webdale killer release

State Senator Cathy Young issued the following statement about Andrew Goldstein's release from prison: "Andrew Goldstein, who murdered Fredonia native Kendra Webdale and spurred the passage of Kendra's Law, has been discharged from prison after serving 19 years of his 23-year sentence. His ...

Fredonia man facing rape charges

A Fredonia man is facing rape charges following an investigation. An investigation was conducted by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division into a report of a suspicious situation. It was found that on various dates and times in March 2017, Joshua ...

Car racing memories get revved up in Leon

LEON — The Pennyroyal Racetrack of Leon, once referred to as the “fastest half-mile in Western New York” may be a thing of the past but those memories were brought back to life at a recent Leon Town Picnic. The Leon Fire District was formed in 1942 with 25 chartered members. The Leon ...

Police release details about weekend shooting

Dunkirk Police have released the details about a shooting earlier this week. According to a news release, on Sunday around 10 a.m. officers were called to 91 Lincoln Ave. for a report of a male discharging a firearm in front of a residence. On arrival police took Anthony B. West, 41, of Park ...

Evans Police seeking public’s help in locating missing person

Evans Police have announced a report of a missing person. Christopher S. Hammond, 29, is described as a white male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on his chest that reads "Rest in peace Slick Rick." Christopher has medical ...

Man run over by garbage truck in Sinclairville

Sinclairville firefighters were called to the scene of an accident today where a person was run over by a vehicle. The incident occurred around 11:15 a.m. near 2307 Edson Road. The person, who was conscious, was reportedly run over by a garbage truck. The person was extricated at 11:45 a.m. A ...

UPDATE: Injuries ‘potentially life-threatening’ to garbage truck victim

A man was taken by medical helicopter to an Erie, Pa., hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after he was reportedly run over by a garbage truck Thursday in Sinclairville. The incident occurred at about 11:15 a.m. in the area of 2307 Edson Road. The person, who Sinclairville ...

Father Riter at center of lawsuit

A lawsuit filed in State Supreme Court on Thursday against the Diocese of Buffalo has Father Dennis Riter at the center. A 33-year-old man who's claiming sexual abuse by Riter believes the diocese was negligent and failed to warn the public. Matthew Golden, the plaintiff, says he was abused ...

Jamestown man charged with possession of child porn

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that 33-year-old Matthew Bailer, of Jamestown, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession of child pornography. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Assistant U.S. ...

City man arrested following altercation Saturday at Point Gratiot

A 31-year-old city of Dunkirk man was arrested early Saturday evening on several charges after City of Dunkirk Police responded to a report of an altercation in Point Gratiot Park during which a subject pulled out a handgun. Dunkirk police say the ensuing investigation resulted in the seizure ...

Jamestown man sentenced on drug charges

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Matthew S. Jones, 32, of Jamestown who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, five grams or more of methamphetamine, was sentenced to serve 100 months in prison by U.S. District ...

Jamestown man sentenced on drug charges

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Matthew S. Jones, 32, of Jamestown, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, five grams or more of methamphetamine, was sentenced to serve 100 months in prison by U.S. ...