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1/16/2017 1:30:59 PM
As the nation celebrated the life of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, a large crowd turned out for a luncheon that was held at the Moose Lodge in Dunkirk to reflect on the slain civil rights leader's dream and how to restore it.  The luncheon's theme, "Rise Up-Restore the Dream," was the focus of guest speaker Dr. Cedric Howard.  The State University of New York at Fredonia...read more
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2017-01-17 06:42
A Villenova man has been picked up on an arrest warrant for third degree burglary.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say they served the warrant out of Chautauqua County Court on 22-year-old Tyler Shear last night at a location on Route 60 in Fredonia.  Shear was taken into custody and committed to the Chautauqua County Jail.  He'll appear in County Court at a later date. ...read more
2017-01-17 05:41
A North East, Pennsylvania man is facing several charges including felony DWI under Leandra's Law after a crash around 9:30pm Monday night in the Town of Mina.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say they responded to the one vehicle crash on West Mina Road.  After an investigation, deputies arrested the driver 36-year-old Adam McCracken.  A child under the age 16 was in the vehic...read more
2017-01-17 05:14
The National Weather Service is continuing a Freezing Rain Advisory until 10 am for most of Western New York including Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Erie counties.  Ice accumulating from a trace up to one tenth of an inch.  Freezing rain could cause very slippery conditions on untreated roads and sidewalks....read more
2017-01-16 02:27
Governor Andrew Cuomo has nominated Rowan Wilson to serve as an Associate Judge on the State Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court. Wilson is a litigation partner in the New York office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he has worked for the past 30 years, and leads the firm’s pro bono work. If the nomination is approved by the State Senate, it will mark the first time in the ...read more
2017-01-16 02:25
Governor Andrew Cuomo will soon have a new helicopter to replace the one that had problems last week.  The State Police plans to buy a $12.5 million-dollar Sikorsky S-76D to transport the state's top-elected official and perform other public safety missions as needed.  State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said late last Friday that his office approved the purchase after initially rejecting ...read more
2017-01-16 08:19
New York State's new window tinting law went into effect on January 1st and requires window tint testing during annual motor vehicle inspections.  While testing during the vehicle inspection is a new requirement, the tinting standards have been in place since 1992.  State law requires that all windshield and front side windows allow at least 70 percent of outside light to pass through.&n...read more
2017-01-16 07:57
Today we are honoring what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 88th birthday. Because it is a federal holiday, most government offices are closed.  So are area schools, banks and post offices.  The Dunkirk-Fredonia Chapter of the NAACP will be holding a luncheon at the Dunkirk Moose Lodge to honor Dr. King's legacy.  Dr. Cedric Howard, the new Vice President for Student Aff...read more
2017-01-16 06:34
A Portland man is facing DWI, DWAI, and unlawful possession of marijuana after Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies checked out a report of a vehicle in the roadway with an unconscious man at the wheel Sunday morning.  Deputies say they found 34-year-old Andrew Betts behind the wheel of the vehicle on Route 380 in the town of Portland and that he was allegedly intoxicated.  Betts has bee...read more
2017-01-16 05:53
A Buffalo man has been charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after a traffic stop Sunday on Route 60 in the town of Gerry.  State Police say that they pulled over the driver, 28-year-old Michael Dilaura for allegedly talking on a cell phone.  While speaking to Dilaura, troopers say they smelled marijuana emanating from the vehicle.  Inside the vehicle, troopers located a bag...read more
2017-01-16 03:42
The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory from 8 pm this evening to 10 am Tuesday for all of Western New York including Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Erie counties.  Ice may accumulate up to one tenth of an inch from this evening through late Tuesday morning. Patches of ice will cause slick spots on roads and sidewalks, making walking and driving difficult at times. The f...read more
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