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7/28/2014 7:23:32 AM
The National Weather Service is continuing a Flood Watch through this afternoon.  There's the potential for locally heavy rainfall across portions of Western New York according to Meteorologist John Hitchcock of the Weather Service in Buffalo. [audio:hitchcockheavieramountsontheway.mp3]Hitchcock-Watch continues through afternoon[/audio]The rain may be heavy enough to produce flooding in poor...read more
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2014-07-28 07:25
A Machias teen is facing charges after a domestic dispute on Route 16 in the town of Machias in Cattaraugus County.  State Police say that 17-year-old Austin Pleace is accused of punching a hole in a wall during the dispute. And troopers say that Pleace allegedly had marijuana in his possession.  Pleace has been charged with criminal mischief 4th and unlawful possession of marijuana.&nbs...read more
2014-07-28 07:18
An 84-year-old Dunkirk woman suffered non-life threatening injuries in a crash on Route 60 in the town of the Charlotte Sunday afternoon.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies say a vehicle that was being driven by Lucille Frazita of Eagle Street was heading North on Route 60 when her vehicle went off the side of the road and down an embankment.  The vehicle struck a utility pole, breaki...read more
2014-07-27 06:59
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF WESTERN NEW YORK...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: ALLEGANY, CATTARAUGUS, CHAUTAUQUA, GENESEE, LIVINGSTON, MONROE, NIAGARA, NORTHERN ERIE, ONTARIO, ORLEANS, SOUTHERN ERIE, WAYNE AND WYOMING. FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE AND A POTENT UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL CROSS THE R...read more
2014-07-26 12:00
A bill co-sponsored by Congressman Tom Reed to boost advanced manufacturing in the United States has cleared its final hurdle to a final vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. Reed says he's very pleased that the House Committee on Science has approved the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation -- or RAMI -- Act. The Corning Republican says the bi-partisan bill is "one step closer to...read more
2014-07-26 07:53
One person was injured after a two-vehicle accident late Friday afternoon in the Town of Chautauqua. County sheriff's deputies say 49-year-old Tammy Beaujean was in her driveway off Beaujean Road testing her brakes a little after 4:30 PM. When the vehicle reached the end of the driveway, the brakes did not work. This led to Beaujean crashing into a vehicle driven by 50-year-old C.A. Nelson-Cannon ...read more
2014-07-26 07:49
No verdict has been reached yet in the Jason Wells murder case. On Friday in Mayville, jurors spent seven hours behind closed doors deliberating whether the 37-year-old Wells intentionally killed 81-year-old Ruth Fisk in Feburary 2010 in Fredonia. According to the Observer, jurors have to consider whether Wells is not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect, guilty of 1st-degree manslaughter ...read more
2014-07-25 01:28
Paving work on the rough stretch of Route 60 between Fredonia and Cassadaga is expected to begin sometime in August. That from Darrell Kaminski of the New York State Department of Transportation. Kaminski tells WDOE News that the DOT recently opened bids on a contract for that paving job... [audio:darrellkaminskibiddingforrte60.mp3]Darrell Kaminski: bidding for Route 60[/audio] Kaminski says the...read more
2014-07-25 01:24
There will be a change of leadership at the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator. Executive Director Robert Fritzinger, who has been in charge of the Incubator in Dunkirk since its opening in 2009, will be leaving at the end of the month. SUNY Fredonia Vice President of Engagement and Economic Development Kevin Kearns says a transition team is being established to advise and assist in the next phase...read more
2014-07-25 01:19
Jurors in the Jason Wells murder trial began their deliberations Friday morning.  Day #8 of the trial in county court started with the prosecution and the defense giving their closing arguments, with the key issue being Wells' state of mind when he allegedly killed 81-year-old Ruth Fisk in February 2010. Wells is facing one count of 2nd-degree murder. If Wells is found guilty, he could f...read more
2014-07-25 12:10
While it's a significant anniversary, the 50th annual 4-H Meat Animal Sale at the Chautauqua County Fair is like all the others before it. That from 4-H Issues Leader Emily Reynolds, who has been involved with the program for many of those years. Reynolds says they've had a "wonderful week" at the fair. Having been involved raising animals for the sale herself, she says it's an exciting time for t...read more
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