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County reports 2 new COVID-19-related deaths

The Chautauqua County Department of Health on Tuesday reported two additional COVID-19-related deaths. Both residents were in their 70s, and mark 18 such deaths due complications of the virus. "Our sincere condolences go out to their loved ones," the county Health Department said in a news ...

Vehicle fire in Fredonia lot extinguished

Fredonia Fire Department was at the scene of a truck fire located behind the former Carriage House location on Main Street. According to scanner reports, the vehicle was fully involved around 5 p.m. “It was a truck that’s been off the road for a few years. The owner went to fire it up and ...

Little Valley man facing child porn, cyberstalking charges

A Little Valley man has been charged by criminal complaint with production of child pornography and cyberstalking, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Monday. According to the complaint, 19-year-old Dyllan Barber initiated a conversation with a minor female victim in November 2019 on the ...

State attorney general files suit against Buffalo diocese for ‘wrongs’

BUFFALO - New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and former senior leaders, Bishop Emeritus Richard J. Malone and former Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Grosz, for failing to follow mandated policies and procedures that would help to ...

County reports 18 new COVID cases, 65 since Saturday

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, adding to the 47 announced over the weekend. From Saturday through Monday, the cases break down as follows: 21 in the Jamestown zip code, seven in Bemus Point, four in Dunkirk, two each in Silver Creek, ...

County: violators of private gathering rules could face fines

MAYVILLE -- New York state continues to show one of the lowest rates of COVID-19 infection across the country thanks to individuals and communities that follow the New York Forward reopening rules and keep one another safe. Actions such as wearing face coverings, social distancing, washing ...

Vehicle strikes scooter in Clymer, two injured

CLYMER -- Two south county residents were injured after a vehicle struck a scooter around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, Clymer Fire Department and Sherman Fire Department responded to 8075 Ravlin Hill Road in the town after the incident. An investigation found ...

Sherman man charged again this month in assault

SHERMAN -- A 21-year-old resident is in trouble again with the law after again visiting a residence where he is not welcome. Around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies responded to an address on Route 430 in the town for a reported unwanted person. Upon arrival it was ...

Man, 63, dies in Ischua accident involving four-wheeler

ISCHUA -- A horrific accident involving an all-terrain vehicle has led to the death of a 63-year-old man. Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies report the man and his son, 43, were operating the four-wheeler on their property at 5301 Miller Hill Road. Deputies said it appeared the dad, who was ...

21 new COVID-19 cases reported in county

Per the Chautauqua County Health Department, there are 21 new cases of COVID-19 in Chautauqua County on Sunday. This brings the one-week total to 168 cases -- or 24 per day. Chautauqua County does not release information on Saturday or Sunday regarding the numbers. That will come on ...

Smoking vehicle leads to charges for Fredonia man

JAMESTOWN -- A Fredonia man whose vehicle contained Ecstasy pills and marijuana, is facing charges after being stopped on Thursday. State Police in Jamestown charged Philip Whitfield, 27, with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of ...

City man picked up on warrant for drug sales

A 24-year-old Dunkirk man was arrested on a warrant last week on Temple Road. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies report Irvin Reyes-Pacheco of 50 W. Second St., was was taken into custody by a Sheriff's Deputy and Fredonia Police Officers without incident on in Fredonia. His arrest was the ...

Possible fatality being reported in Conewango fire

CONEWANGO — Crews remain on scene of a structure fire reported early this morning in the town of Conewango in which witnesses at the scene say resulted in a fatality. Firefighters were called to the blaze on Route 62 in the town before 1 a.m. Several surrounding fire departments, ...

Volunteers kept busy during morning fires

Local volunteer firefighters were kept busy this morning after three separate fires broke out within a couple of hours. Around 3 a.m., first responders from the Clymer Fire Department were called to 9968 King Road in French Creek for a reported fire inside a trailer. The single family unit ...

County reports 16 new COVID-19 cases

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, marking 151 in the last week. They include nine in the Fredonia zip code and one each in Frewsburg, Bemus Point, Dunkirk, Westfield, Gerry, Jamestown and Portland. There are currently 141 active cases ...

UPDATE: Gowanda, Silver Creek moving to remote

Two area schools that are part of or border Erie County will be going to a remote model. Both the Silver Creek and Gowanda Central Schools announced the plans for different reasons. In a statement Thursday morning, Gowanda Central School district Superintendent Dr. Robert Anderson said that ...

County reports 36 new COVID cases; 140 in last week

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 36 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, in addition to 155 active cases of the coronavirus. Since last Friday, the county has reported 140 new cases of the virus. The new cases break down as follows: eight in the Jamestown zip code, three in ...

Cattaraugus County reports 52 new COVID cases, 23rd death

The Cattaraugus County Department of Health reported its 23rd COVID-19-related death, a 77-year-old man who developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome his illness despite aggressive medical treatment. "We extend our deepest condolences to his family and the entire Cattaraugus ...

Parts of Erie County enter orange zone as COVID numbers increase

Parts of Western New York, mostly in Erie County and areas to its north, will see greater restrictions due to increasing cases of COVID-19. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that parts of Erie County that were in the state's designated "yellow zone" will now go to orange. Parts of the ...

Man who pointed shotgun at National Grid employees charged

A Bemus Point man who police say pointed a shotgun at two National Grid employees has been charged. New York State troopers along with Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies responded Friday to the Bemus Point area for a report of a disorderly person allegedly in possession of a firearm. An ...