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8/20/2017 8:08:23 PM
  The Erie County Sheriff's Air One, Sheriff's deputies and emergency crews responded to a report of several bodies being discovered in Zoar Valley Sunday afternoon.  A hiker called authorities after the bodies were found on a ledge above the water. Air One rescued a 4-year-old child who was then airlifted to Women and Children's hospital with critical injuries.  Sheriff Tim Howard...read more
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2017-08-20 04:34
Dr. Sherri Mason's swim ended before reaching its destination of Crystal Beach, Ontario.  According to a post on the Swimming for the Great Lakes Facebook page, the event was called around 2:30 pm.  Dr. Mason was reportedly "fine," but another swimmer was lost.  The Facebook post indicated the other swimmer "has since been found." Dr. Mason began the swim shortly after 9 am.  D...read more
2017-08-20 04:09
One of America's great comics, Jerry Lewis, has died. Lewis, who was 91, became famous as the slapstick half of the Martin and Lewis comedy duo. By the early 1950s, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis had become the top act in show business. But in 1956, they broke up. Lewis launched a solo career in nightclubs, on television, and in movies like The Nutty Professor. In 1966, Jerry Lewis created the ...read more
2017-08-20 12:20
Many rural parts of New York State don't have the manpower or ability to seek grant funding for worthwhile projects that don't otherwise get done. However, the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council is trying to remedy that through its Technical Assistance program for an underdeveloped beach along Lake Erie. Ripley Beach is one of the most scenic locations on the lake. However, Cou...read more
2017-08-20 09:58
There was a scare at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg on Saturday as a fire broke out at a food stand. According to the fair's Twitter account, the blaze broke out just before 8:00 PM at Bert Weidner's Chicken and Steak Barbecue. Firefighters took about one hour to extinguish the blaze. There were no reports of any injuries to any people or animals, and the cause of the fire is under investigation....read more
2017-08-20 09:37
Conditions on Lake Erie were dangerous for much of the day on Saturday, and it became more dangerous with the formation of a couple of waterspouts on the lake. There was a report of one waterspout near Dunkirk and another near Hamburg during the early evening hours. Meteorologist Aaron Reynolds with the National Weather Service in Buffalo says the waterspouts formed as showers and thunde...read more
2017-08-20 08:44
It began 24 hours later than expected, but Dr. Sherri Mason has begun her swim across Lake Erie. The Great Lakes researcher and Fredonia professor took off from Sturgeon Point Marina in Erie County, and is en route to Crystal Beach, Ontario. Dr. Mason is participating in the approximately 12.5-mile swim to continue raising awareness about pollution in the Great Lakes. The swim was originally sched...read more
2017-08-20 08:25
Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers arrested an Erie, Pennsylvania man in connection with a two-vehicle accident in Mayville that injured two people on Saturday. Deputies responded to the scene near the intersection of Chautauqua Street and Erie Street just after 10:30 PM. An investigation determined that 21-year-old Jacob Dehart was driving east on Chautauqua Street at a high rate of speed ...read more
2017-08-20 08:11
A Brocton man who had two active arrest warrants is now facing drug-related charges. Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers found 26-year-old Steven Seavy at a residence on East Main Street in Brocton at about 2:30 AM Friday. While Seavy was being arrested, deputies found precursors to manufacture methamphetamine, as well as various drug paraphernalia. He is facing charges of 3rd-degree unlawful man...read more
2017-08-20 07:58
A Forestville man escaped serious injury following a tractor-trailer accident early Sunday morning in the Town of Hanover. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene on Route 39 just after 2:45 AM. An investigation showed that 20-year-old Carlos Ziminsky drove off the roadway, and when he tried to drive back onto the roadway, the tractor-trailer overturned. Ziminsky was treated at...read more
2017-08-20 07:48
One person has died in a one-vehicle rollover accident in Cattaraugus County. According to Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputies, the crash occurred on Route 242 in the Town of Little Valley just before 1:30 AM Sunday. Deputies say one person died at the scene, and two people were transported to an area hospital by EMS. The names of the people involved in the crash have not been released at t...read more
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