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Heavy rains leave mark on region

Some portions of Chautauqua County had nearly 3 inches of rain after thunderstorms rolled through the region on Saturday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, Mayville had 2.85 inches of rain while Fredonia had 2.4 inches. Further north, East Concord had 3.5 inches and Derby ...

Boaters safe after vessel capsizes on Chautauqua Lake

ASHVILLE -- Two boaters are safe after their vessel capsized on Chautauqua Lake on Saturday afternoon. Chautauqua County Sheriff's Navigation Deputies responded to the accident around 2 p.m. near the Loomis Bay Road area. Upon arrival, sheriff's deputies observed a good Samaritan vessel towing ...

Jamestown Police Department mourns loss of K-9

The Jamestown Police Department is mourning the loss of K-9 Promber, a member of the department since 2019 and named after a former officer. The German shepherd died suddenly Saturday, though no details were immediately known. Officer Erik Kraft was K-9 Promber's handler, and took ownership ...

Perrysburg man picked up on warrant in Gowanda

GOWANDA -- A Perrysburg man was taken into custody by Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies on a warrant. Deputies report this morning William A. Mohawk, 41, of 10956 Indian Hill Road, was picked up at 8 p.m. Thursday at 27 E. Main St. in the village on a Family Court warrant. He was sent to ...

Cherry Creek man nabbed with meth on I-86

SALAMANCA -- A Cherry Creek man is facing vehicular and drug charges after being stopped on Interstate 86 on Friday evening. Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies report Gregory Schroeder, 38, of 6900 Main St., was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after ...

Motorcyclist injured in accident at roundabout

An accident at the Routes 20 and 60 roundabout has left a motorcyclist injured. The incident happened before 10 p.m. when the cyclist was struck by a vehicle, according to reports. The cyclist suffered a leg injury while the driver of the vehicle left the scene. State Police are handling the ...

Jamestown man wanted by U.S. marshals nabbed in Fredonia

A Jamestown man wanted by U.S. marshals is in custody after being tracked down by State Police at Fredonia troopers. At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Omar A. Vera Velazquez, 22, was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation, resisting arrest, second-degree obstruction of governmental administration ...

City police warn of Social Security scam

Dunkirk police this afternoon issued a warning about a scam currently taking place. The phone scam indicates to callers that your Social Security number has been compromised and it will be frozen. The scam also states that if you don’t talk to them or call back there will be a warrant for ...

16 new COVID cases reported by county Health Dept.

The county Health Department reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 during a press conference held Friday in Mayville. The cases involve a pediatric, a boy and a girl in their teens, four women in their 20s, two men in their 20s, four women in their 40s, a man in his 40s, a woman in her 50s, a woman ...

Heat advisory for area begins at noon

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a heat advisory that will remain in effect from noon-7 p.m. today. The advisory is for Chautauqua, Wyoming and southern Erie counties. The heat index values, according to the Weather Service, is expected to be in the mid-90s. "Hot ...

County clerk urges public to make appointments online

Chautauqua County Clerk Larry Barmore is pleading for the public's patience regarding the operation of the Jamestown, Dunkirk and Mayville offices. On Thursday afternoon, he released this statement: "I know that these are trying times and many people are not happy with the new appointment ...

1 new case of COVID reported, 154 in total

One new case of COVID-19 was reported Thursday by the county Health Department. The new case, a girl in her teens, brings the total to 154 within the county. According to the county Health Department, there remains 19 active cases for those who continue to recover under orders from local ...

Rosas to veto paralegal position changes, raise

Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas will be vetoing the Common Council resolution that approved a $7,500 raise and a position in the union for a paralegal position. In a news release issued Thursday, the mayor said council's actions Tueday regarding this position will ultimately create a conflict of ...

Cuomo: Malls in Phase 4 regions can reopen Friday

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said malls located in regions currently in Phase Four can reopen Friday as long as they have "enhanced HVAC filtration systems and measures in place." Cuomo made the announced during a briefing Wednesday. Malls across the state were forced close earlier this year due to the ...

Sheriff’s Office releases info following pursuit of wanted man

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office has released some information following a vehicle pursuit that began Tuesday in Pennsylvania and ended over the state line in the town of Harmony. The suspect, who was not identified, is wanted on charges in Pennsylvania. At about 7 p.m., the pursuit ...

Cuomo: School Decision to Come In Early August

NEW YORK (AP) — Most New York City students will return to their physical schools two or three days a week and learn online the rest of the time under a plan announced Wednesday by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who said schools can't accommodate all their students at any one time and maintain safe ...

5 new COVID-19 cases reported; 153 in total

Five new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday, bringing the total to date in Chautauqua County to 153. The new cases, according to the county Health Department, involve three women: one in her 30s, one in her 40s and one in her 80s, as well as two men, one in his 40s and one in his ...

State Police release additional info after child found in pool

More information has been released after a 3-year-old child who was found in a pool died Monday evening. According to the New York State Police, troopers were called to a report of a missing child on Damon Hill Road in the town of Gerry around 4:40 p.m. While responding, troopers were ...

Jamestown police seek info in late-night homicide

The Jamestown Police Department is seeking information after a 23-year-old man was killed in a stabbing incident that took place late Monday. Police were called to North Main Street, between East Fourth and East Fifth streets in Jamestown, around 10:15 p.m. A man, who was found to have been ...

Fredonia lifts water conservation order

An order by the village of Fredonia for residents to conserve water has been lifted. "All residents can return to normal water usage," the village said in a news release. The order came Monday afternoon following a large water main break.