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6/24/2016 5:50:24 PM
Dunkirk Common Council members have approved a resolution they hope will clear the way for the sale of marina property in Dunkirk's waterfront area.  During a special session Friday afternoon, lawmakers approved a resolution that ratifies the water rights easement and consents its assignment from JSG Marina Holdings, owned by Jeff Gambino, to Pier LLC, owned by Charles Pringle.  Council ...read more
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2016-06-25 11:05
A man from East Randolph was arrested for allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit in Cattaraugus County. On Thursday, State Police pulled over 51-year-old James Eberle, Jr. on East Otto Road following a hit-and-run accident shortly after 9:15 PM. Troopers say Eberle failed field sobriety tests and later registered a BAC of .16%. He will appear in court on one coun...read more
2016-06-25 10:25
For the first time ever, the deer tick population in Chautauqua County is showing the presense of the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. That from the county's Director of Environmental Health, Mark Stow, who says they recently received word from the state's Department of Health that the bacteria showed up in their most recent tick surveillance across the state. Stow says Lyme disease was ini...read more
2016-06-25 08:00
The Dunkirk Common Council has approved the hiring of a new Community Development Planner for the city.  During Friday's special session, Council approved the hiring of Christina Lincoln of Buffalo. Mayor Willie Rosas says Lincoln will work as an independent contractor.  Rosas tells WDOE News that he had previously interviewed Lincoln for the city's Economic Development Director position...read more
2016-06-25 07:23
State officials have announced this weekend kicks off free fishing in New York State. Residents and visitors can fish for free without a fishing license in any of the state's 7,500 lakes and ponds or its 70,000 miles of rivers and streams. This weekend is the first of several free fishing days over the next year....read more
2016-06-24 02:10
Two Jamestown men, one wanted on numerous felony warrants, have been arrested following a vehicle chase on Jamestown's eastside late Thursday afternoon.  Jamestown Police say patrol officers spotted 38-year-old Cesar Soto as he drove past them shortly before 5:00 PM at the intesection of King and Hebner Streets.  Officers then began the pursuit and Soto is accused of nearly hitting an on...read more
2016-06-24 01:47
Maple syrup producers in New York State have set another record.  Governor Andrew Cuomo says that maple syrup production has increased by 18 percent, breaking last year's 70-year production record by more than 100,000 gallons and maintaining New York as the second top producer in the nation.  Maple farmers produced more than 700,000 gallons of syrup this year, a record that's attributed ...read more
2016-06-24 01:22
With this week's bill signing,  New York State is working on ways to combat the growing problem of heroin and opioid addiction.  Sheriff Joe Gerace is also looking at ways to deal with the problem in Chautauqua County. He says there is currently not much they can do once addicts leave the County Jail in Mayville.  Gerace says he is working with the State Office of Alcoholism and Sub...read more
2016-06-24 01:12
The Dunkirk Common Council will hold a special meeting later today.  WDOE News has learned the meeting will be held at 4 pm at City Hall.  We have also learned that council will be dealing with two resolutions, one filling the CDBG coordinator's position and the other one involving a tabled resolution dealing with water rights easement.  WDOE News will have coverage. Photo by Tin...read more
2016-06-24 10:18
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 500 points this morning as U.S. investors reacted to the unprecedented vote by Britons to leave the European Union. This is the biggest drop for the Dow in 10 months. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq dropped more than 176 points, while the S&P 500 slid more than 54.94 points after U.S. markets opened for trading. Britain's unprecedented vote to exit the ...read more
2016-06-24 09:53
An Eden man suffered injuries in a motorcycle crash in the town of Otto in Cattaraugus County last night.  Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputies say that 53-year-old Robert Abplanalp was traveling north on Otto-East Otto Road when he struck a deer in the roadway.  Abplanalp was ejected from the motorcycle and suffered a significant lower leg fracture.  He was flown by Starflight to ...read more
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