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9/19/2014 12:51:06 PM
A group organizing a rally in downtown Fredonia is trying to get the message out about the controversial issue of climate change.  Jim Wilmoth of Chautauqua Citizens Respond to Climate Change says the group will hold the rally at 10 am in Barker Commons.  A march will precede the rally according to Wilmoth who was a guest on WDOE's Viewpoint program today.  [audio:Wilmothmarchprece...read more
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2014-09-19 12:45
Firefighters from three southern Chautauqua County departments battled a barn fire in Panama last night.  Chautauqua County Fire Dispatchers say Panama Fire crews were called to the scene at 60-24 Randolph Road just before 10:30 pm.  Crews had the fire out quickly after the barn collapsed.  Investigators determined the cause of the blaze was sparked by a small garbage fire nearby th...read more
2014-09-19 07:56
The Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College has received a grant totaling nearly $97,000 to enhance assistance to individuals and businesses in northern Chautauqua County. The one-year grant, awarded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, will be used to provide expanded outreach to business owners and entrepreneurs through the SBDC office at JCC’s North County ...read more
2014-09-19 07:47
Two people were transported to WCA Hospital after a one vehicle crash on Route 394 in the town of Poland late last night.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies say that a vehicle driven by 22-year-old Jeremy Zimmerman of Salamanca swerved to avoid hitting a deer.  The vehicle went down a ditch and struck a culvert, causing heavy damage to the vehicle.  Zimmerman and a passenger, 25-...read more
2014-09-19 07:45
There are now six jurors seated for the murder trial of the alleged ringleader involved in the deaths of two town of Carroll residents in April of last year.  Chautauqua County DA David Foley says two more people were selected for the panel Thursday for the trial of 34 year-old David Coggins.  So far, the panel is made up of six men.  Jury selection began Tuesday in county court.&nb...read more
2014-09-19 06:46
A two-year-old Amish child has died in a fire in the top floor of a three-story farmhouse in the town of Busti Thursday afternoon.  Fire officials have identified the child as Eli Shetler.  Crews reaching the scene found heavy, black smoke pouring from the structure at 4835 Kortwright Road. Busti Fire Chief Mike Volpe says they quickly called for mutual aid because a number of family mem...read more
2014-09-18 05:27
Area police agencies will be teaming up a week from Saturday to get unwanted and unused prescription drugs out of homes and off the street. That's when National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place, and Dunkirk Police Chief Dave Ortolano says several local police departments will be helping out... [audio:Ortolanonationaltakeback.mp3]Dave Ortolano: National Prescription Drug Take-Back D...read more
2014-09-18 05:21
Dunkirk Police are asking for cooperation from residents as the city's street paving program gets underway. Police Chief Dave Ortolano says people will have to find another location to park their vehicles in areas where the road work is taking place. [audio:ortolanocooperatewithcrews.mp3]Dave Ortolano: cooperate with crews[/audio] Milling operations got underway this morning and will continue th...read more
2014-09-18 05:12
About 4,000 people packed Steele Hall this afternoon to see Bill Nye "the Science Guy," and what a welcome he got... [audio:Natsoundnye.mp3]crowd welcoming Bill Nye[/audio] Nye delivered the State University of New York at Fredonia's annual Convocation Series, and his focus was "You can change the world." He spoke about the topic during a news conference with reporters prior to his address... [...read more
2014-09-18 12:52
A Jamestown man arrested earlier this month during a major heroin bust on East Second Street in Jamestown has again been busted for allegedly dealing the narcotic just across the city line in the village of Falconer.  Jamestown Police Captain Bob Samuelson says 37 year-old Cesar Santiago was arrested Wednesday afternoon as part of the department's on-going investigation into drug trafficking ...read more
2014-09-18 12:42
Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES has picked up a $400,000 New York State Education Department Teaching is the Core grant to work with a consortium of 15 school districts to improve the quality of current assessments, while reducing the number of tests that do not contribute to teaching and  learning. The grant will be used to examine current assessment practices in light of changes to NY s...read more
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