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Meth, weapon recovered in vehicle stop

COLLINS — Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest of a 31-year-old North Collins resident on drug and weapon charges. At approximately 7:45 p.m. Sunday, deputies performed a traffic stop along Route 438 in the town of Collins after observing vehicle and traffic violations. ...

Assistant treasurer for County Water and Soil District guilty in theft

The assistant treasurer for the Chautauqua County Water and Soil District pleaded guilty today to stealing $4,100 in county funds, according to State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Debra Kelley pocketed cash fees she collected from the public, instead of depositing them in the bank. ...

Dunkirk teen charged in Ellicott stabbing

ELLICOTT — A Dunkirk teenager has been charged after a stabbing at an Ellicott home. According to a police report, Ellicott police and Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies responded to a home on Town Line Road at 11:43 p.m. Saturday for a reported stabbing. Alec J. Stanley, 18, of Dunkirk ...

Jamestown man pleads guilty to child pornography production, possession

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today James A. Chapman, a/k/a Fatz Guy, a/k/a Perverted Doe, 37, of Jamestown, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to production and possession of child pornography. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty ...

Accident shuts down Route 20 near Silver Creek

HANOVER — A tractor-trailer and car accident has closed Route 20 near the Route 5 intersection just outside the village of Silver Creek. The accident occurred around 2:10 p.m. today. Scanner reports indicate a vehicle rollover and possible entrapment. Silver Creek Fire Department and the ...

College Connections hosts student speech contest

JAMESTOWN — The seventh annual College Connections student speech contest was held at Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus in April. Finley Holt of Jamestown High School won first place. Bethany Schaaf of Westfield Academy & Central School placed second and Kara Triscari of ...

Westfield High School Students of the Month

Westfield Academy and Central Schools recently announced their high school Students of the Month for March. Requirements: 1. Follows Westfield’s Rules of Respect for staff and peers. 2. Shows outstanding effort and improvement or shows achievement and consistent high scores on tests, ...

School 7 Students of the Month for April

Pictured are Dunkirk School 7 Students of the Month for April. First Row: Derek Rodriguez-DeJesus, Evan Ahrens, Aleycha Pagan O'Neill, Catherine Sheffield, Daniela Rivera Padua, Jaden Brown Second Row: Donavan Correa, Jasmin Montalvo, Jessica Maines, Henrietta Campbell, Amarilex ...

Adult accused of assaulting teenager

FORESTVILLE — A Gowanda man has been accused of assaulting a teenager. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday around 9 p.m., Nathan Crassi, 24, of 244 Erie St. allegedly entered 4 Lodi St., Forestville unlawfully and assaulted a 16 year old male. The teenager was ...

Sherman man accused of letting chickens die in coop

SHERMAN — Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies today announced that a Sherman man has been arrested for allegedly allowing chickens to die in their coop. On April 18, deputies responded to a residence in Sherman for the report of animal neglect. The new resident of the property reported ...

Gerry parents charged with endangering welfare of child

GERRY — On Wednesday, troopers responded to the four corners for a report of a child in the roadway. Investigation revealed that a 2-year-old child was in the northbound lane of Route 60 dressed in only a diaper, completely unsupervised by adults or a babysitter. The parents, Jacob ...

Trump says NRA ‘under siege’ by New York investigation

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump says the National Rifle Association is "under siege" in New York after state Attorney General Letitia James announced an investigation into the organization. The Republican president tweeted Monday that James and her fellow Democrat, Gov. Andrew ...

Accident closes Main Street

A car accident occurred Sunday afternoon, causing damage to electrical lines on Main Street in the city of Dunkirk. Main Street was closed from Seventh Street to Fifth Street to repair the electrical lines. Dunkirk Fire Department responded to the scene.

Two car accident on Route 60

A two-car accident occurred Saturday afternoon around 3 p.m. The accident happened in front of the Fredonia Central School athletic Fields heading south. Traffic heading north was being directed to McAllister Road.

Sinclairville man accused of drug possession in downtown park

SINCLAIRVILLE — A Sinclairville man has been accused of possessing drugs while at a downtown park. On Tuesday at about 8 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff deputies were performing an area check of the village of Sinclairville Park. While in the area deputies observed a suspicious subject ...

Dunkirk lands $1.5 million for bicyclist, pedestrian walkway

Dunkirk has been awarded a large grant to help pedestrians and bicyclists in the city. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $30.1 million in new funding has been awarded for 15 projects that support bicycle and pedestrian enhancements, as well as projects specifically targeted toward ...

Reed announces affordable housing grants for Jamestown

Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced three federal grants worth $1,856,000 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide the City of Jamestown with funding to develop housing and increase economic opportunities. "We care about ensuring our friends and neighbors have fair access to ...

Woman charged with DWI following crash

HANOVER — Chautauqua County Sheriff deputies were called to an accident Monday night which was believed to have been caused by drinking and driving. Shortly after 8 p.m. deputies responded to a crash on Dennison Road in the town of Hanover. Upon arrival, deputies learned that the operator ...

Rabid raccoon attacks youth hunter

MAYVILLE — The Environmental Health Unit of the Chautauqua County Department of Health & Humans Services received word today that the first rabid animal of 2019 has been confirmed in the county. A youth turkey hunter was attacked, on Sunday, April 21 while hunting turkey near Open Meadows ...

Reed announces affordable housing grants for Dunkirk

Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced a $474,831 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide the City of Dunkirk with funding to develop housing and increase economic opportunities. "We care about ensuring our friends and neighbors have fair access to quality housing," Tom ...