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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.

1 taken to hospital following single-vehicle crash

A single vehicle crash on Temple Street and Central Avenue in the village of Fredonia resulted in one person being taken to the hospital. The van struck the light pole on Temple Avenue and had to be towed. Responding agencies were Fredonia Police, Fredonia Fire and University Police.

Jamestown man jailed on murder charge, victim ID’d

A Jamestown man has been jailed on a second-degree murder charge following the stabbing death of another city resident late Monday. Police charged 28-year-old Carl W. Sorenson following a daylong investigation. Brandon J. Holland, 23, was stabbed in the chest Monday around 10:15 p.m. as he ...

13 new cases of COVID reported

Thirteen new cases of COVID-19 within Chautauqua County were reported Tuesday. The new cases, according to the county Health Department, involve a pediatric case, a girl in her teens, a woman in her 60s, a woman in her 30s and nine women in their 20s. There remains 17 active cases, an increase ...

Cattaraugus County landlord facing attempted murder, assault charges

A Cattaraugus County landlord was remanded to jail on attempted murder and assault charges after getting into a fight with a tenant, the New York State Police said in a news release. Daniel L. Langdon Jr., 51 of Little Valley was jailed following the altercation Friday on Route 98 in the ...

No new cases of COVID reported; 6 active cases remain

No new cases of COVID-19 were reported Monday by the Chautauqua County Department of Health. There remains six active cases; those with the virus continue to recover under orders from local health officials. In addition, the county Health Department said there are 108 county residents ...

Fredonia asks residents to conserve water following break

The Village of Fredonia is asking residents to conserve water until further notice until a large water main break is located and isolated and repaired. The village will inform residents when the situation is resolved.

Police: 2-Year-Old Found In Pool Dies

SINCLAIRVILLE — The New York State Police confirmed Monday evening that a 2-year-old child found in a pool has died. Sinclairville volunteer firefighters, along with Chautauqua County EMS and Emergency Services, were alerted to a report of a child found in a pool around 4:45 p.m. CPR was ...

Brocton woman charged, injured in Route 20 accident

A Brocton woman was charged in a single-vehicle accident on Saturday on Route 20 in the town of Pomfret. Around 4 p.m., the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office responded to the accident. An investigation found that Nicole B. Stewart, 33, was traveling east on Route 20 when she made an unsafe ...

One new county COVID-19 case reported; eight active

One new case of COVID-19 has been reported by Chautauqua County on Saturday. In addition, there are eight active cases that continue to recover. The newest case involves a female in her 40s. There are 104 cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the Public Health Director and being ...

Mayville motorcyclist charged in DWI after accident

BEMUS POINT -- Two people were injured after a motorcyclist, charged with driving while intoxicated, struck a vehicle around 6 p.m. Friday. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies were called to a location on Main Street in the village for a report of a personal injury accident. Upon further ...

Jamestown man charged after domestic dispute

JAMESTOWN — A city man has been arrested in connection with a domestic dispute on Thursday afternoon. Jamestown police report Jose A. Rosario, 44, was charged with fourth-degree mischief, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana after officers ...

Cuomo announces funding to assist with COVID-19

OBSERVER Staff Report State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced federal funding is being made available to county emergency management agencies to support COVID-19 planning and operational readiness. This grant opportunity provides an additional level of direct support to counties as New ...

Judge David Prince passes away days after resigning from Fredonia

The Honorable David A Prince, a life-long resident of Fredonia has passed away at the age of 77. He was born Sept. 20, 1942, in Brooks Hospital, to the late Arthur F. and Charlotte (Schwertfager) Prince English. He passed away on Thursday. Judge Prince's resignation was accepted by the ...

Ripley man charged in Cemetery Road burglary

WESTFIELD -- A Ripley resident has been charged in a burglary on June 22. Michael S Smith, of 5666 Route 76, was charged and issued appearance ticket for fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and will be in Town of Westfield Court at a later date. His arrest comes after a ...

City man facing federal charges in cocaine delivery

A Dunkirk man is facing federal charges after receiving a package with 2 pounds of cocaine via U.S. mail. The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, after receiving information from the U.S. Postal Service that Hector D. Santos-Morales, 30, of 109 S. Beaver St. was going to be receiving a ...

UPDATE: Suspect apprehended in Silver Creek standoff

SILVER CREEK -- The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office has apprehended the suspect wanted in a Florida aggravated assault at 15 Elm St. after a lengthy standoff. The wanted fugitive from Florida, Timothy G Winford, 38, peacefully surrendered to authorities without incident around 1:30 p.m. ...

Jamestown mom charged after toddler wanders for an hour

JAMESTOWN -- Jamestown mother is facing four counts of endangering the welfare of a child after a toddler was found wandering in the area of Burtsch Street. Jamestown police say they were advised by multiple civilians that the child was wandering alone for one hour. Officers did eventually ...

UPDATE: Grease fire blamed for Westfield blaze

WESTFIELD — Chautauqua County Sheriff’s investigators say a grease fire is to blame for the blaze that occurred this afternoon at the KISS BBQ restaurant. Westfield and several area fire departments responded to the scene. The Chautauqua County Fire Investigation team conducted an ...