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Jamestown woman accused of exposing herself to school bus

JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown woman is facing public lewdness charges after police say she exposed herself to a school bus. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department were called Monday around 2:20 p.m. to Crescent and East Second streets for a disorderly woman. It was learned that 39-year-old ...

Cuomo hails new Doubletree hotel in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of the new $21.5 million Doubletree by Hilton hotel in downtown Jamestown. The Downtown Revitalization Initiative project, located at 150 W 4th Street in the heart of the city, returns a full-service hotel to Jamestown, ...

One injured in early morning accident involving tractor trailer

STOCKTON — Today at around 4:45 a.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Route 380 and Beech Hill Road in the Town of Stockton for a personal injury accident. Deputies said upon investigation it was determined that a vehicle operated by Nicole Olsen ...

Jamestown man sentenced to 21 years in prison for setting woman on fire

MAYVILLE — Luis Castro-Mojica, 38, of Jamestown was sentenced to 21 years in state prison and five years post-release supervision after his conviction of first-degree assault in Chautauqua County Court. Castro-Mojica had been accused of dousing a 27-year-old woman with a flammable substance ...

Jamestown man sentenced to one year in jail for hanging dog

MAYVILLE — Robert J. Overton Jr., 48, of Jamestown, has been sentenced to one year in the Chautauqua County Jail after pleading guilty to one count of aggravated cruelty to animals. Overton was sentenced Monday by Judge David Foley in Chautauqua County Court. A grand jury inducted Overton ...

North Tonawanda man facing DWI charges after hitting cars, business

HANOVER — A North Tonawanda man is facing several charges after he allegedly struck multiple parked vehicles and a local business while operating a vehicle in an intoxicated state. On Friday at around 6:32 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a motor vehicle ...

Mayville man facing drug charges

MAYVILLE — A Mayville man has been taken into custody for alleged drug sales. According to the Sheriff's Office, Chautauqua County Court issued a Grand Jury Indictment warrant for 65-year-old Charles Baker on charges of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, third-degree ...

Burglaries reported in VanBuren area

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating several burglaries in the VanBuren area in the towns of Dunkirk and Portland. Most of the houses being burglarized are seasonal residences. The items missing include a TV, alcohol and jewelry. The Sheriff's Office requests that ...

Ripley lands grant for new salt barn

RIPLEY — The Town of Ripley's road maintenance and public safety efforts will benefit from a $125,000 grant secured by Senator Cathy Young (R,C,I-57th District) in the 2018-19 state budget that will help pay to construct a salt barn. "Keeping roadways safe and passable throughout the winter ...

Names released in tractor trailer accident

CASSADAGA — The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office has released information regarding a tractor trailer/automobile accident Monday morning. At around 10:45 a.m. deputies responded to the corner of Rt. 60 and Luce Road between Cassadaga and Sinclairville for a report of a tractor trailer and ...

High winds hitting region

Wind gusts nearing speeds of 70 mph have been reported in Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Follow our coverage on Twitter. https://www.twitter.com/TheObserverNY

ROOF TORN OFF BUILDING IN CITY OF DUNKIRK

The warehouse at the southwest corner of West Talcott Street and Franklin Avenue in the city of Dunkirk had its roof torn off by high winds Sunday. Police and emergency crews responded to the call that came in around 3 p.m. According to an officer on the scene, the high winds took the roof ...

Firefighters battle blaze at Sinclairville home

SINCLAIRVILLE - Firefighters from four area volunteer fire departments are battling a fire at 38 Park St., Sinclairville. The fire was reported around 8:52 p.m. Tuesday. Additional interior firefighters were still being called to the scene at 10:08 p.m. as firefighters worked to extinguish the ...

Mayville man charged with drug possession, sales of a controlled substance

MAYVILLE — Following a lengthy investigation, a Mayville man is behind bars for possession and selling of drugs. On Sunday, at approximately 9:08 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Harry Radke, 42, of Mayville, at a residence in the village. Radke was wanted on felony ...

Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. The Topeka, Kansas-based chain said ...

Property tax payment extension for municipalities affected by storms

All residents in Chautauqua County and a handful of other area municipalities will have extra time to pay their property tax payment. Today, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued an executive order extending the property tax payment due date in municipalities impacted by recent winter storms. This ...

Vehicle on Route 5 lands in ditch

A sedan went off the road into a ditch near Willow Road in the town of Dunkirk this afternoon. There was one minor injury reported. New York State Police and West Town Dunkirk Fire Department responded.

Former Jamestown resident charged with child pornography

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Travis Sanders, 32, of North Richland Hills, Texas, formerly of Jamestown, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with receipt and distribution of child pornography. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of ...

Proposal to restore flights between Jamestown and Pittsburgh rejected

JAMESTOWN — Chautauqua County and the City of Jamestown were notified on Friday, February 8th by the U.S. Department of Transportation that the joint proposal by Boutique Air and Chautauqua County to re-establish commercial air service between Jamestown and Pittsburgh was not approved. In ...