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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 ...

Man still hospitalized following two-week old assault

The Fredonia Police Department today announced it is still working on an apparent assault that occurred two weeks ago in the village. In a news release, Police Chief Bradley C. Meyers announced they are currently investigating an assault that occurred during the overnight hours of July 20 to ...

Traffic violation ends with felony drug arrest

COLLINS — Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports 58-year-old Jose Cruz of Collins was arrested Tuesday, following a traffic stop at Main Street and Kerr Warner Road in the Town of Collins. During Deputy Szkatulski’s investigation of a traffic stop, he allegedly discovered a felony ...

Naloxone administered in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — Today shortly before 2 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Jaekle Avenue in the Village of Silver Creek for a report of an unconscious 35-year-old male. Upon arrival, deputies administered one dose of Naloxone to the victim. The victim was then transported to ...

Two-car crash on Route 60

An accident involving a hatchback and a van occurred on Route 60 in front of Burger King in Fredonia on Tuesday evening. Not many details are known at this time but Chris Cummings of Warren, Pa., heard the accident as it happened and then saw smoke rising from one of the cars. "I was standing ...

Dunkirk resident charged with multiple felonies following vandalism complaint

KENNEDY — Troopers out of State Police barracks in Jamestown arrested Steven Rice, 30, of Dunkirk, Sunday for two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree attempted burglary, third degree burglary and second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Troopers responded to ...

Mayville man facing charges after traffic stop

CHAUTAUQUA — A Mayville man is facing several charges after he was pulled over by sheriff's deputies in the town of Chautauqua on Saturday. Around 4:48 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Morris Road in the town for a lane violation. According to deputies, the operator, identified as Ronald ...

High-speed pursuit from Erie ends in Sherman

SHERMAN — A high-speed chase that originated in Erie, Pa., Saturday evening ended with two wanted suspects crashing in Sherman. Around 11 p.m., the Erie City Police Department and Pennsylvania State Police attempted to apprehend two suspects that were operating a Toyota in the city of ...

National Grid providing $300,000 grant for refrigeration warehouse

National Grid has approved an economic development grant to 320 Roberts Road Freezer LLC, which is redeveloping a vacant, contaminated industrial site that will be home to a new, state-of-the-art refrigerated warehouse. National Grid will provide up to $300,000 to cover costs related to ...

National Grid giving $300,000 grant for refrigerated warehouse

BUFFALO — National Grid has approved an economic development grant to 320 Roberts Road Freezer LLC, which is redeveloping a vacant, contaminated industrial site that will be home to a new, state-of-the-art refrigerated warehouse. National Grid will provide up to $300,000 to cover costs ...

Shot Jamestown man dies from wounds

JAMESTOWN — A second-degree murder charge is pending after a man shot in the head Tuesday morning in Jamestown died at an Erie, Pa., hospital. The shooting victim, who has not yet been identified, was taken off life support shortly before he died. David F. Waggoner, 54, was scheduled to ...

Traffic stop in Gerry leads to drug charges against three

GERRY — Three county residents were arrested following a traffic stop that led to the discovery of drugs in Gerry on Thursday. New York State troopers out of Jamestown pulled over a vehicle on Gerry-Ellington Road for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, troopers observed syringes, ...

51-year-old male accused of sexual acts with a juvenile

PORTLAND — A Westfield man is accused of having sexual relations with a minor. It is alleged that on various dates and times from 2013 to 2018, Elliot Jimenez, 51, of Chestnut St. engaged in sexual acts with a juvenile victim. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, Jimenez ...