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Sheriff: 2 killed in small plane crash in western New York

PEMBROKE, N.Y. (AP) — Two people died Friday when a small plane connected to a law firm known on two coasts for its catchy TV jingle crashed in western New York, authorities said. The single-engine Socata TBM-700, which crashed about 11:45 a.m. in a wooded area near Pembroke, New York, was ...

Frank D. Conti

Frank D. Conti, 78, formerly of Dunkirk, N.Y., died Sept.22, 2020, following a short illness, at the Absolut Care Center, on West Lake Shore Road, in Dunkirk, N.Y. Frank was born Feb. 14, 1942, to the late Samuel and Zella (Unk) Conti. Frank had been a member of Holy Trinity Church in ...

Nature Center partial reopening starting Saturday

JAMESTOWN — Since closing its doors in mid-March, the Audubon Community Nature Center has remained closed to daily visitors through the summer to help limit the risk of summer day camp participants’ potential exposure to COVID-19. Now that day camp has wrapped up for the 2020 season, ...

Jamestown man held on arson charge

JAMESTOWN — No one was injured when two Molotov cocktails were tossed on the porch of a Jamestown residence early Wednesday. Police took 49-year-old Eric L. Goodlow into custody on a felony first-degree arson charge following a brief investigation. Officers were first alerted at about 1:50 ...

Crash on Rt. 5

Fredonia firefighters and State Police responded to a two vehicle crash on Route 5 in the town of Pomfret around 6 p.m. Wednesday. Minor injuries were reported.

Firefighters on scene of University Park fire in Fredonia

Fredonia and Dunkirk first responders are on scene of a structure fire reported around 12:45 p.m. this afternoon. The Chautauqua County 911 dispatch center received several reports of smoke coming from the roof and windows of a home on University Park. Fire officials arrived on scene and ...

Area students on Alfred dean’s list

ALFRED — Dr. Kristin Poppo, provost at Alfred State College, has announced the dean’s list of academically impressive students for spring 2020. The following Chautauqua County students were among those recognized: Charles Gilbert, Cassadaga, automotive service technician; Katelyn ...

Combative relationship hurting marriage

We met Bernie whose cursory description of a marriage in conflict. He was rigid both physically and emotionally as he sat in his initial session. Before I could customarily get some biographical items such as date of birth, wife’s name, address, place of work, medical information for ...

Riggs Champions tourney canceled, plans are for it to return in 2021

The 2020 Jim Riggs Memorial Champions golf tournament has been canceled. The decision was made recently after considering a number of factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Plans for the 2021 tournament have already begun. Club champions from 2019 will be eligible to participate, in ...

Still running for Laurel

Even amid a pandemic, there was plenty of enthusiasm and support during Friday’s annual Laurel Run. The yearly fundraiser is an event that helps showcase skills for those with disabilities. Though Laurel Hotelling passed away in 2017, the run still holds strong, raising money and ...

Weather forces Dunkirk to change graduation date

Due to the weather forecast for Saturday, the 162nd Dunkirk High School graduation ceremony originally scheduled for 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, at Karl Hoeppner Field has been re-scheduled to Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Karl Hoeppner Field. Students and guests should follow the same procedures that ...

Access Chautauqua Programming lecture series schedule set through June 26

Chautauqua Lecture Series will have Fr. Richard Rohr, “The Second Half of Life,” at 1 and 7 p.m. Chautauqua Sunrise, hosted by Doc Hamels, will have guest Dr. Patrick Green of Chautauqua Physical and Occupational Therapy. The program is aired and streamed on Facebook live at 9 a.m. ...

Storm downs trees, branches in south county

A storm that moved through Chautauqua County late Wednesday downed trees and branches, causing some to lose power. Reports of power lines down, as well as blown transformers, were received early into the morning. In some locations, including Jamestown, large branches came down as a result ...

McIlroy asks for cohesion

FORT WORTH, Texas — As much as golf has taken a financial hit worldwide from the COVID-19 pandemic, Rory McIlroy says it has illustrated how tours should consider some form of consolidation. “I don’t know if everything being under one umbrella is the solution, but definitely fewer ...

Not much is normal with golf’s return

FORT WORTH, Texas — Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson were together on the first tee Tuesday morning, just like they were three weeks ago at Seminole for a charity match that was the first live golf on television in 66 days. This was different. They were not wearing microphones and their ...

NASCAR to allow fans back in Florida, Alabama

NASCAR is ready to reopen to fans. One of the few sports to run in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, NASCAR is now the largest to allow fans to return as more states relax their business shutdowns. NASCAR decided a limited number of fans can attend races this month at Homestead-Miami ...

For Tigers, top draft pick another chance to speed rebuild

DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers are rebuilding around an impressive group of minor league pitchers. Now, it might be time to add a star hitting prospect to the mix. Whether it’s Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson or somebody else, Detroit has a chance to add another potential standout ...

Several departments help douse garage fire in Sinclairville

Several fire departments helped douse a garage fire reported early Tuesday in Sinclairville. Crews were alerted to the blaze at 38 East St. around 2:30 a.m. Fire officials arrived to find the garage fully engulfed by flames. The fire was knocked down in about a half hour. County fire ...

MLB offers 76-game season, 16-team playoff

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has made another try to start the coronavirus-delayed season in early July, proposing a 76-game regular season, expanding the playoffs from 10 teams to as many as 16 and allowing players to earn about 75% of their prorated salaries. Players have refused cuts ...

Plane crash reported at Olean Airport

OLEAN -- An airplane crash was reported this evening at the Olean Airport. Firefighters from the town of Ischua in Cattaraugus County were notified of the crash around 7:15 p.m. According to county dispatch audio, the pilot was being checked on by EMS personnel. The plane involved was a ...