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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 ...

One person dies in Evans accident

EVANS — One person has died in a motor vehicle accident on Lake Street between Route 5 and Lake Shore Road. The Evans Police Department reports today that two vehicles were involved in the accident with one of the vehicles leaving the road and striking a utility pole and power lines around ...

SUNY Fredonia cancels plans for August commencement

The State University of New York at Fredonia has announced the rescheduled 2020 Commencement ceremony on Aug. 8 has been called off. "Unfortunately, because of restrictions proposed on large gatherings, we will not be able to proceed with the August date for Commencement 2020," Interim ...

Gov. Cuomo Adds 8 State To Quarantine List

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has added eight additional states to a list that requires travelers returning to New York to quarantine for 14 days. The newly-added states are California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and Tennessee. The quarantine applies to any person arriving ...

Seneca Nation member selected for State Senate Veterans Hall Of Fame

Ralph Elliot Bowen, Jimersontown resident and Seneca Nation member and a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, has been selected for induction into the New York State Senate's Veterans Hall of Fame by Sen. George M. Borrello. Mr. Bowen, the last surviving World War II ...

Thruway announces completion of section across Cattaraugus Territory

The New York State Thruway Authority today announced the completion of a major capital project to an approximately four-mile section of the NYS Thruway that traverses the Cattaraugus Territory in Western New York. The $20.8 million project included the complete repair and rebuild of ...

Dunkirk airport awarded federal funds

The Chautauqua County Airport in Dunkirk has received federal funds, some of which is coming from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.. Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced $3,624,165 in aviation funding from the Federal Aviation Administration for airports across the district. ...

New president named for SUNY Fredonia

Stephen Kolison, Jr., Ph.D., has been named the President of the State University of New York at Fredonia. Kolison currently serves as Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Indianapolis, which he has held since April of 2017. In his current role, he has planned new degree ...

Portland fire destroys garage

PORTLAND -- The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Fire Investigation Team responded to 8644 First St. to determine the cause and origin of a garage fire before 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The fire was determined to have originated within a plastic garbage can due to the combustion of several chemically ...

Dr. Colleen Taggerty named Fredonia interim school superintendent

The Fredonia Central School District has named Dr. Colleen Taggerty as its interim superintendent. "The Fredonia Central School District Board of Education is pleased to have Ms. Taggerty step into the leadership role until our superintendent search process is complete," said Brian Aldrich, ...

Police respond to vehicle rollover in Fredonia

Fredonia police were called to a car rollover accident on Cushing Street early Monday. The incident occurred between East Main and Gillis streets. The incident occurred shortly after midnight. There were no reports of injuries or charges as of this morning.

Fredonia man charged after altercation

A Fredonia resident is facing charges after intentionally damaging the property of another person. At around 6:17 p.m. Saturday, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an altercation on Chautauqua Road in the town of Pomfret. An investigation found that during the ...

Dunkirk celebrates ‘remarkable’ class

It was truly a landmark year for the class of 2020. Throughout the U.S. classes have dealt with new forms of graduation unseen in modern times, including drive-through graduation and virtual graduation. Luckily for the seniors at Dunkirk High School due to Gov. Andrew Cuomo lifting some ...

Missing autistic man located by deputies

BROCTON -- A 22-year-old autistic male who went missing around 8 a.m. Sunday has been located. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies received a call that the man had left his residence and the family was unable to locate him. After a short investigation and search of the area, deputies located ...

One new COVID-19 case, six active in county

Six active cases have been reported Sunday by the Chautauqua County Health Department with one new case of a female in her 20s. There are 134 cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the Public Health Director and being monitored. There have been 115 recovered cases seven deaths, 128 total ...

Motorcyclist hurt in south county accident

KIANTONE -- A 68-year-old town resident was transported by helicopter for apparent non-life threatening injuries after his motorcycle was rear-ended by another vehicle. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies report that at about 7:33 p.m. Friday they responded to Kiantone Road. After an ...

Brooks, UPMC to receive millions in federal funding

UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown and Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk are scheduled to receive millions of dollars in health system funding by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The funding — $10.367 million for UPMC Chautauqua and $5 million for Brooks — was announced ...