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5/25/2015 6:33:19 AM
With the Memorial Day holiday weekend almost over, many of us are bracing for the drive back home.  Gas prices are nearly a dollar a gallon cheaper this year, and AAA estimates 33 million people are hitting the road. That would make it the busiest Memorial Day weekend in a decade. ABC's Deirdre Bryant says it's time to start thinking about the trip home... [audio:5251552219-HolidayTravelRetu...read more
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2015-05-25 06:47
A Buffalo-area woman was charged after she allegedly caused a two-vehicle accident in the Town of Hanover that injured three people. According to Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies, 61-year-old Deborah Nye of West Seneca was southbound on Hanover Road just after 11:30 AM, and failed to yield the right of way at the intersection with Route 39. Nye allegedly pulled in front of another vehicle, cau...read more
2015-05-25 06:43
A Gerry man was hospitalized early Sunday after he got off his motorcycle to try and avoid a vehicle that had stopped in front of him. Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers say 67-year-old Samuel Shreffler was traveling north on Route 60 in the Town of Gerry around 12:15 AM when the vehicle in front of him stopped to make a left turn onto Salisbury Road. Deputies say Shreffler laid his motorcycle d...read more
2015-05-24 12:54
A two-vehicle rollover accident on Routes 5 and 20 in the Town of Hanover on Saturday resulted in minor injuries to passengers in both vehicles. An investigation by Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers revealed that 47-year-old Mitchell Minchen of Cheektowaga was traveling west around 5:00 PM and attempted to turn left into a parking lot, failing to yield the right of way to the eastbound traffi...read more
2015-05-24 09:49
A Fredonia woman was arrested on Saturday after she was allegedly found in possession of drugs at a road check as part of the nationwide "Click It or Ticket" safety initiative.  Just after 1:30 PM, Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers stopped 31-year-old Mallory Zanghi for using her mobile phone while driving and failing to yield the right of way when making a left turn on Bennett Road in the...read more
2015-05-24 09:13
The driver of a vehicle was hospitalized with minor injuries after it crashed into a home in Dunkirk.  According to Dunkirk fire crews, the vehicle went off the road and crashed into the residence at 66 Ruggles Street just before 6:00 PM Saturday.  The driver, who has not been identified, was taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital.  The cause of the accident is under investigation. ...read more
2015-05-24 09:05
Dunkirk firefighters made quick work of a porch fire late Saturday morning in the city.  Fire crews were called to 633 Central Avenue shortly before 11:30 AM, with smoke showing from a small fire on the porch on arrival.  Firefighters used a 1 3/4-inch hose line and multiple hand tools to put out the blaze.  Crews were at scene for only 25 minutes.  No injuries were report...read more
2015-05-24 08:57
Memorial Day weekend not only marks the unofficial start of the summer driving season -- it also marks the start of boating season. And before you head out on Lake Erie or any other area waterway, it is always important to have the proper safety equipment. Doug Hamernik with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary says anyone out on a boat is required by federal and state law to have a life jacket... [aud...read more
2015-05-23 12:08
Jamestown Police are continuing their investigation into an arson fire that occurred Falconer Street earlier this week. The blaze was set at a condemned home at 420 Falconer Street that was slated for demolition. Investigators are examining a pattern of other arsons that have taken place over the past several years at condemned or vacant buildings in the south county city, and they have determined...read more
2015-05-23 12:01
A trespassing complaint this morning in the Town of Hanover led to the arrest of a Lancaster man.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies responded to Newton Road shortly after 3:00 AM, and after further investigation, found 25-year-old Matthew Schrader on the front porch of a residence that was not his.  Schrader was taken into custody and charged with trespassing.  He was later rele...read more
2015-05-23 08:03
A Mayville man was arrested Friday morning for felony drunk driving after he got stopped in the Town of Chautauqua.  According to Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers, 50-year-old Will Lutgen was traveling on Elm Flats Road just before 2:30 AM when he moved from his lane unsafely.  Lutgen refused to stop, leading deputies on a short pursuit before pulling into a driveway.&...read more
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