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2/9/2016 1:38:55 PM
Governor Andrew Cuomo will be appearing in Dunkirk this week, reportedly to talk about the $200 million line item for a high-tech drug manufacturing center in his proposed 2016 budget. Multiple sources tell WDOE News that Cuomo will be appearing at the Dunkirk High School auditorium at 10:30 AM Thursday for what is being described as a "transformational economic development announcement." The econ...read more
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2016-02-09 06:59
The Fredonia Village Board is back to having a full house.  During a meeting Monday night, village trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Catherine Creeley to fill the seat that was vacated by Susan Forrester-MacKay back in November. Mayor Athanasia Landis feels Dr. Creeley's background, character and demeanor will make her a good fit with the Board. [audio:2091665724-LandisAth...read more
2016-02-09 06:48
After some unseasonably mild weather, back to real winter weather! The National Weather Service has issued a Lake Effect Snow Watch from late tonight through Thursday afternoon for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Southern Erie counties. Meteorologist Jon Hitchcock of the  Weather Service's Buffalo office says it will start as a general snowfall before lake effect sets up. [audio:2091664454-Hitch...read more
2016-02-09 05:46
Dunkirk Police say an early morning traffic stop on the 100 block of Eagle Street in the city has yielded an arrest and a significant amount of meth.  WDOE News has learned that a police officer observed 34-year-old Dale Miller Jr. driving away from an area known for meth activity.  Police say that Miller was known to have a suspended driver's license and was stopped and arrested for agg...read more
2016-02-09 03:51
With NRG moving ahead with plans to mothball the Dunkirk plant, the company intends to slash its PILOT payment by 85 percent. That's the word from State Senator Cathy Young, who announced that school, city and county officials recently received a letter of intent from NRG to slash the Payment In Lieu of Taxes payment. In a news release issued Monday evening, Young said she has contacted NRG again ...read more
2016-02-08 06:23
A State Supreme Court Judge has heard testimony from both parties involved in the lawsuit over the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater renewal project.  According to a statement from Chautauqua's Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer George Murphy, Judge Frank Sedita III asked the parties to return at 1 pm Thursday, February 11 at which time he is expected to render a decision on the petiti...read more
2016-02-08 02:13
A Webster woman has been charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after State Police stopped her vehicle on Point Drive West in the city of Dunkirk on Saturday.  Troopers say that 19-year-old Mary Indovina was pulled over after she was observed driving her vehicle left of the pavement markings.  While inviewing Indovina, troopers says they observed marijuana in the vehicle in plain ...read more
2016-02-08 02:11
A new poll shows Hillary Rodham Clinton leads Bernie Sanders among New York Democrats, while Republican Donald Trump leads the GOP field.   The poll by Siena College, found that former New York Senator leads Sanders by a 21-point margin.  On the Republican side, Trump has an 18-point lead over his nearest rival and is drawing big support in New York City.  However, the poll fou...read more
2016-02-08 01:33
There are media reports that indicate that Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy may have been one of four NFL players involved in a brawl at a Philadelphia bar that sent two off-duty police officers to the hospital Saturday.  In a statement, the Bills say they are aware of the reports and they are in the process of gathering more information.  They will not provide any further comment...read more
2016-02-08 01:27
Expect to hear a lot more about regional solutions when Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan delivers his State of the County message later this month.  Horrigan, who appeared on WDOE's Viewpoint today, has  returned from a meeting of the New York State Association of Counties held in Albany.  Horrigan says he'll be emphasizing the need for local governments to begin working t...read more
2016-02-08 06:29
A record number of criminal convictions were overturned last year both nationally and here in New York. 17 of the 149 people exonerated in 2015 were in New York prisons, second only to Texas where 54 were found to be falsely convicted. That may not seem like a lot, but Lonnie Soury, founder of the website FalseConfessions.org, says it's just the tip of the iceberg. [audio:2081662525-Soury1.mp3]So...read more
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