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UPDATE: Crews respond to fatal accident in city

It appears a vehicle being driven recklessly on Central Avenue could be the cause of a horrific four-vehicle crash in the city of Dunkirk on Thursday afternoon that is now a fatal accident. According to witnesses, the vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed while weaving through traffic ...

Dunkirk man sentenced for holding woman hostage in Collins

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has announced that 44-year-old Hiram R. Rivera of Dunkirk was sentenced this morning before Acting State Supreme Court Justice Debra Givens to a determinate sentence of 7 years in prison followed by 5 years of post-release supervision. He was ...

Ohio court backs project for Lake Erie turbines

An Ohio Supreme Court has affirmed the placement of wind turbines in Lake Erie as part of the Icebreaker wind project off the shores of Cleveland. By a 6-1 margin on Wednesday, the justices ruled the power siting board employed "a flexible standing in granting the requested certificate (that) ...

Lake Shore to unveil electric school bus later this month

Western New York’s first electric school bus takes to the road this fall in the Lake Shore Central School District. The bus will transport Lake Shore students from Angola to Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES programs in Dunkirk, Fredonia and Cassadaga, and back to Angola. Members of the ...

Grand Jury Indicts Four Jamestown Residents For Roles In Narcotics Conspiracy

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Roberto Morales Sanchez, 53, Ryan A. Bloom, 36, Rachelle N. Allison, 36, and Katie E. Calimeri, 30, all of Jamestown, with narcotics conspiracy, which carries a mandatory ...

Two-car mishap reported in Sheridan

OBSERVER Photo by M.J. Stafford First responders reported minor injuries in a two-car accident at the intersection of Roberts Road and Route 20 about 4 p.m. Traffic was briefly clogged as fire police put Route 20 traffic down to one lane in the area. Roberts Road was also briefly closed near ...