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Fredonia man charged after morning altercation

HANOVER -- A 19-year-old Fredonia resident is facing charges after an early morning physical altercation. Around 4 a.m. Tuesday, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office responded to the incident. After an investigation it was determined that Nathan J. Hamm had assaulted two individuals and ...

Gowanda woman sentenced for stealing $267,000 from employer

A Gowanda woman has been sentenced to one to three years in prison after stealing more than $266,963 from her employer. Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced that 52-year-old Michele Boland of Gowanda was sentenced Monday morning before state Supreme Court Justice Debra Givens. ...

Dunkirk man charged with assault on hospital worker

Armando Z. Hernandez-Tirado, 23, has been charged with second-degree assault after striking and biting an employee at a Jamestown hospital. Jamestown Police report they were called to UPMC Chautauqua around 11:15 p.m. Thursday for the assault. It was reported to officers that the suspect ...

Winter weather creates problems on interstates

Motorists heading west on the New York state Thruway are being forced to exit at Dunkirk-Fredonia due to an accident that has put traffic at a standstill. According to the state Thruway Authority, all westbound lanes are blocked in the Brigham Road and Temple Road vicinity due to the accident ...

Crews respond to chimney fire

Crews responded to a reported chimney fire on Friday afternoon at 2701 South Roberts Road. Sheridan, Forestvillle, Fredonia and East Town of Dunkirk responded to the call. Photo by Dan Kohler

Youth charged following Westfield bomb threat

WESTFIELD -- A Westfield youth is facing a felony charge for writing a bomb threat that prompted the evacuation of Westfield Academy and Central School last week. The Westfield Police Department on Thursday announced the juvenile’s arrest on a charge of making a terroristic threat, a class ...