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Foodborne illness investigation at Jamestown McDonald’s continues

JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services has received many calls in response to the press release issued Thursday, regarding cases of illness potentially associated with the McDonald's Restaurant located at 2803 N. Main Street Extension in Jamestown. As of ...

Police receive complaints about male following women, children at stores

The Fredonia Police Department is currently investigating suspicious situations at Walmart in Fredonia over the past several weeks. Specifically, on Sunday a female subject reported that while in Walmart with her two children she was followed around the store by an adult male suspect. She ...

Pennsylvania man charged after vehicle goes off road

CHERRY CREEK — A Pennsylvania man has been charged with drinking and driving after his vehicle went off a state road. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, on Sunday at around 6:15 p.m. deputies were dispatched to a call of a vehicle off the roadway on Route 83 in the town ...

Sheridan businessman facing multiple drug, stolen property charges

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan business owner is facing a slew of drug and stolen property charges. Over the past several months the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and the New York State Police Special Investigation Unit have conducted an investigation into a business located at 3491 East ...

Dunkirk sex offender charged with trespassing

On Sunday, at around 4:46 p.m., Dunkirk Police received a complaint from a citizen on the 700 Block of Main Street regarding a suspicious male in her front yard talking with a group of younger children. Patrols responded and located the subject walking from the area. The subject was ...

Court accepts plea of not responsible by reason of defect in Jamestown death

MAYVILLE — A Jamestown man's plea of not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect after he killed a Jamestown man last summer has been accepted. Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson announced today that Brian Korzeniewski, 52, entered the plea in the death of Michael ...

Arrest made in 2017 Robo Mart robbery

Dunkirk Police have announced officers arrested Andre McQuiggan, 22, of Dunkirk on today on a Chautauqua County Court arrest warrant signed by Honorable David W. Foley for the felony charge of second-degree robbery. The charge stems from the Nov. 17, 2017 robbery of Robo Mart in the city of ...

Motorcyclist dies in accident

CHERRY CREEK — A motorcyclist was killed in an accident Sunday night. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, at about 6:45 p.m. deputies responded to Farrington Hollow Road in the town of Cherry Creek for a motor vehicle accident. After an investigation it is alleged that ...

Update: Name released in fatal motorcycle crash

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the motorcyclist who died in an accident Sunday night. According to deputies, Paul W Diaz, 50, of Cherry Creek, was traveling on a motorcycle at about 6:45 p.m. when he struck a vehicle on Farrington Hollow Road that was backing ...

Jane Farrar and Alexander Gustafson

Jane Elizabeth Farrar and Alexander Richard Gustafson exchanged wedding vows on July 14, 2018 at the Gerry Rodeo Grounds in Gerry. The ceremony was officiated by Recia Meyers. The bride is the daughter of William and Lucie Farrar III of Portland New York. Her husband is the son of Richard and ...

Fredonia teen charged with burglary

A 16-year-old Fredonia male was remanded to the county jail on Saturday after allegedly stealing several items earlier last week. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies were called to a location on Route 20 in the town of Pomfret for the report of a burglary last Thursday. Upon investigation, ...

Forestville woman facing weapon charges

VILLENOVA — A Forestville woman is facing numerous charges, including possession of a weapon following an incident early Saturday morning. Deputies were called to a location in the town of Villenova for report of a disorderly subject. Upon further investigation, deputies determined that ...

Reed: Up To The People To Determine Collins’ Fate

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, said ultimately it will be up to the people to determine U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins, R- Clarence, future as far as being a congressman. During his weekly conference call with regional media, Reed said Thursday it is up to Collins and his family to decide ...

Rep. Collins indicted on insider trading charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades. The charges were announced and the indictment unsealed in New York City on Wednesday. The ...

12:30 p.m. House speaker boots indicted lawmaker from committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan says he's removing an indicted congressman from the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He's also prodding his chamber's ethics panel to pursue "a prompt and thorough investigation" of the lawmaker. Ryan issued his statement Wednesday after federal ...

Police chief: Assault victim succumbs to injuries

A 47-year-old man succumbed to his injuries after he was was reportedly assaulted in Fredonia between the overnight hours of July 20 and early morning of July 21. Fredonia Police Chief Brad Meyers confirmed that William Hall Jr. passed away from his injuries a few days ago while he was still ...

2:35 p.m. Details released on Chris Collins’ arrest

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of western New York state was arrested Wednesday on charges he fed inside information he gleaned from sitting on the board of a biotechnology company to his son, helping themselves and others dodge hundreds of thousands of dollars in ...

Ball Hill Wind Project approved

The Villenova Town Board unanimously approved the amendment to Ball Hill Wind Project. For complete coverage, see Thursday's edition of the OBSERVER.

Jamestown house destroyed in fire

JAMESTOWN — A fire at 429 Allen Street has resulted in a house being demolished this morning. The call came in shortly before 2 a.m. at 429 Allen St., Jamestown, for a fully-involved three-story property, according to Media One Group. Andrew Finson, city battalion chief, said there was too ...