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Reed calls for investigation on Cuomo following I-90 dispute

BUFFALO — Today, Rep. Tom Reed called for a Department of Justice investigation into New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr. "I am concerned for the safety of the traveling public along the stretch of Interstate 90 which runs through the Seneca ...

Dewittville home destroyed in fire

DEWITTVILLE — A fire that destroyed a home near Dewittville is under investigation. The blaze at 5728 Centralia-Hartfield Road was reported around 11:20 p.m. Sunday after deputies were first alerted to an harassment complaint. Upon arrival, additional crews were called in to help battle ...

Alleged drunk driver hits Amish buggy, flees scene, lands in ditch

POLAND — A Falconer man is accused of hitting an Amish buggy while intoxicated and then fleeing the scene. On Sunday at about 10:30 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a vehicle striking an Amish buggy on Quaint Road in the town of Poland. Prior to deputies ...

Collins woman sentenced in crash that killed man, injured child

BUFFALO — A Collins woman is headed to prison after she killed a man in an automobile accident while under the influence of drugs. Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced today that 26-year-old Allyson Rollek has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to an ...

Tanker truck loses brakes on Route 83

There were no serious injuries after a tanker truck went through the Intersection of Routes 83 and 60 in the town of Pomfret this morning. According to state police, around 11:40 a.m. Wendy Robbins, 49, was operating a 1997 GMC tanker truck on Route 83 when she lost her brakes. She went ...

Dunkirk Police seek help in locating vehicle

The Dunkirk Police Department is asking the public's help in locating a vehicle that may have fled a crash. On Monday around 10:40 a.m. officers responded to the intersection of Main and East Fourth Street for a report of an automobile accident involving personal injury. Upon arrival, ...

Key Lime Pie dessert is a tart treat

Although last week’s recipe may be a bit of a tough act to follow — it’s not as tough when you’re made of the same stuff. We could consider this a part two to the summer key lime recipes that we started talking about in the previous article. That refreshing, light flavor that just ...

CHILLING OUT: Dunkirk Senior Center holds ice cream social

Submitted Photos A large crowd attended the Dunkirk Senior Center’s ice cream social held on Aug. 8. Pictured are servers Paul Butryn, Barb Bajdas and Lenora Majka. In the picture at far right are seated: Josie Christopher, Circle of Love; standing: Bajdas; Nancy Renckens, president and ...

Sherman man facing weapons charge

SHERMAN — A Sherman man who was allegedly prohibited from possession a firearm is facing charges. Today at about 12:40 a.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies checked a suspicious vehicle on Main Street in the town of Sherman. The operator of the vehicle was identified as William F. ...

Mistrial declared in Jamestown sexual assault case

MAYVILLE — A mistrial has been declared in the sexual assault case of Conewango resident Dennis L. Park. Chautauqua County Court Judge David Foley made the ruling following an extended recess and lunch period this afternoon. Park, 34, is facing charges of first-degree rape and two counts ...

Arrest made in trailer park fight

More details have been released in an incident that took place at Lakeside Park Wednesday evening. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, at 6:20 p.m. deputies responded to the report of a physical altercation at 3711 Route 5 in the town of Dunkirk. Upon further investigation, ...

Jamestown man dies in two vehicle crash

KENNEDY — A Jamestown man died from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday evening. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies and volunteer firefighters responded to Route 394 in the town of Poland for the crash around 7 p.m. An investigation found that 67-year-old Terry Telschow was ...

Central Avenue construction underway

Fredonia has begun paving Central Avenue in Fredonia. Additional paving is set for Thursday, weather permitting. Drivers are asked to take alternative routes if possible. Those who do take Central Avenue should expect delays.

Area Catholic churches named in sexual abuse lawsuits

Lawsuits have been filed against at least two Chautauqua County churches in Erie County Supreme Court on Wednesday as part of the Child Victims Act that allows victims of childhood sex abuse to bring civil complaints against their abusers. One of the churches in located in Jamestown while ...

Fredonia church also listed in lawsuit

St. Joseph's Church in Fredonia was listed in a lawsuit Wednesday brought by New York City attorney Jordan K. Merson. Filed in Erie County Supreme Court, the suit claims the Rev. Edward J. Walker sexually abused the victim at the 145 E. Main St. church and "other venues" between 1953 and ...

Back to class

Fredonia’s Nick Whitfield (left) and Dunkirk’s Phil Messina (right) each look to pass during passing league competition earlier this summer, in Dunkirk. Both Dunkirk and Fredonia are among the many programs to participate in passing leagues this summer to help prepare for the 2019 fall ...

Charges placed after boat hits break wall

IRVING — The driver of a boat that crashed landed on a break wall in Sunset Bay has been charged. The Chautauqua County Sheriffs Office Navigation Division announced that it has concluded its investigation into the boating crash which occurred around 2:25 a.m. on Aug. 5. The operator of the ...

Central Avenue paving delayed until Wednesday

Due to predicted inclement weather the Village of Fredonia DPW has postponed paving until Wednesday and Thursday, Aug 14-15. Crews will be paving Central Avenue from Forbes Place to the city line. Expect delays, road closures, no on street parking and lane restrictions during the project. It is ...

Two men accused of filling Jamestown streets with meth

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Brandon Smith, 32, of Jamestown, and Mark R. Maio, 34, of East Randolph, with narcotics conspiracy, and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and ...