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Reed delivers $1.2 million FEMA funding for Perrysburg

PERRYSBURG — Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced FEMA has approved $1.2 million in disaster funding following the 2009 and 2014 storms which ravaged Perrysburg. "When our office was notified of this ridiculous delay we immediately got in contact with FEMA in order to figure out what exactly was ...

Attic fire reported in Cherry Creek

CHERRY CREEK — Chautauqua County fire investigators were summoned after a fire broke out in the attic of a home Thursday morning. Several volunteer fire departments were called to help douse the blaze, reported at 665 Southside Ave. in Cherry Creek around 11:40 a.m. The occupants were able ...

Woman arrested after allegedly kicking deputy during investigation

VILLENOVA — A Jamestown woman has been charged after allegedly being found with illegal drugs and then kicking a deputy during her arrest. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday around 8 p.m., deputies were called to a residence in the town of Villenova for report ...

Brocton man found hiding in furnace

PORTLAND — A Brocton man learned the hard way that you can't play hide-and-go-seek with the law. This morning at approximately 8:50 a.m., Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a residence on Route 380 in the town of Portland for an unwanted male with a stay-away order of protection. ...

15th Defendant indicted in Jamestown methamphetamine ring arraigned

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Thursday that a federal grand jury has indicted Henry Stovall, Jr., on charges of methamphetamine conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, methamphetamine and using and maintaining a drug-involved premises. ...

Trump signs legislation to benefit Chautauqua Lake

On Tuesday, President Trump signed into law S. 3021, America's Water Infrastructure Act, which includes a provision to authorize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to partner with Chautauqua County to complete a feasibility study to develop ecosystem restoration and flood risk management ...

Gowanda man sentenced for distribution of child porn

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Wednesday that Shane Aurand, 20, of Gowanda, who was convicted of distribution of child pornography, was sentenced to 180 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. The charge carries a minimum sentence of five years in ...

Woman arrested a day after allegedly identifying herself as her twin

SHERIDAN — Giving the name of your twin apparently won't protect you long-term during an arrest. That's what an Irving woman has learned after allegedly using her twin sister's name while being arrested. As previously reported, on Sunday at about 9:45 a.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff's ...

Dunkirk Senior Center to grow in size and scope thanks to grant

With a growing senior population and increasing need for services, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-57th District) announced that she has secured a $750,000 State and Municipal (SAM) Facilities grant to fund an expansion and renovations to the Dunkirk Senior Center. Senator Young was joined by ...

One injured in Gerry house fire

Today at 5:45 a.m., the Sinclairville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at a residence located at 3083 Old Chautauqua Road, in the Town of Gerry. The Sinclairville Fire Department, along with other mutual aid departments responded to the structure fire. According to the ...

Multi-state pursuit ends in Mina; Pa. driver facing charges

MINA — A vehicle pursuit that began in Pennsylvania Sunday morning ended in the town of Mina after the a male operator crashed into a residence. Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies were alerted to a vehicle pursuit crossing from the State of Pennsylvania into Chautauqua County. ...

Early-morning blaze leaves Sinclairville home a total loss

Photo by Dan Kohler SINCLAIRVILLE — A family of five narrowly escaped flames at around 2:30 a.m. this morning. Coner Stein was awakened about 2:30 a.m. because he was really warm in his room. Upon leaving his bedroom he noticed fire going up the wall by there electric cook stove in the ...

Heavy smoke at Fourth Street building

Dunkirk Firefighters were present at a store location on Fourth Street at 7:30 p.m. where heavy smoke was observed. Firefighters were standing on the roof above Jukez Barbershop.

14 defendants indicted in Jamestown methamphetamine ring

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned a 42-count indictment charging 14 defendants with methamphetamine conspiracy in the Jamestown area. Named in the indictment are: · Zackiel Fields, Jr.; · Ernest Cauley, Jr., ...

City police and fire respond to evening crash

Dunkirk fire and police personnel responded to the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and Gazelle Street in Dunkirk at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday for a two-car accidents. Details into the crash and injuries weren't immediately known.

Three cars involved in Route 60 accident

On Monday at approximately 1:15 p.m., three vehicles were involved in an accident on Route 60 near Porter Avenue. According to New York State Police, a car followed by a semi were traveling north on Route 60 while a pick-up truck was traveling south on Route 60. The car collided with the ...

Driver falls asleep, strikes pole in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Two people were sent to the hospital Sunday after the driver of the vehicle fell asleep and struck a pole. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched just after 7 a.m. to a personal injury motor vehicle accident on Route 20 in the town of Sheridan. The car, driven, by ...

Fredonia lands $2.5 million state grant for downtown

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced four Western New York communities have been selected to receive Smart Growth Community Funds, including one in Northern Chautauqua County. The villages of Fredonia, Alfred, Lancaster and the city of Tonawanda will each be awarded a portion of $10 million ...

Arrest made in Fredonia burglary

The Fredonia Police Department arrested Julio A. Quinones, 51, of Townsend Street on an arrest warrant issued by the village of Fredonia Court, pursuant to an investigation of a Burglary that occurred on Sept. 28 at Mancuso's East Main Street Car Wash. It is alleged Quinones caused several ...