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5/5/2015 10:25:49 AM
The man who had been convicted of murdering a Silver Creek native last May will face another trial.  According to media reports, State Supreme Court Justice Penny Wolfgang ruled today in favor of a motion to vacate the January 21st verdict against Jeffrey Basil because one juror had concealed her military service and arrest record during jury selection.  Basil had been convicted of murde...read more
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2015-05-05 04:23
The warmer weather is not only bringing out the flowers.  It's also resulting in an increase in the number of motorcycles on area roads. Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace says it's important for both bikers and the drivers of four-wheeled vehicles to watch out for each other... [audio:5051532127-Geraceadviceforbikers.mp3]Joe Gerace: advice for bikers[/audio] Gerace says bikers also need ...read more
2015-05-05 04:15
An investigation into a one-vehicle crash over the weekend in the Town of Charlotte led to a marijuana charge against the driver. State Police in Fredonia say 20-year-old Justin Schreier was traveling on Rood Road on Sunday and moved to the right to allow another vehicle to pass, but lost control due to high speed and struck a National Grid pole. Schreier suffered minor facial injuries, while a pa...read more
2015-05-05 04:14
A Stockton man was taken into custody on Sunday after he was found to have an active bench warrant. State Police pulled over 25-year-old Frank Orazio for driving without a plate lamp in the Town of Sheridan. Orazio was found to have a revoked driver's license and a warrant out of Jamestown for 5th-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Orazio was given tickets for charges including ...read more
2015-05-05 04:12
It's the end of an era and one that has left some local supporters upset. The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced last Friday that it will no longer produce broadcast telethons starting this year. Area resident Joe Gullo III, whose family has been a longtime supporter of MDA, is saddened by the news, but he is not surprised by the announcement... [audio:5051531020-gullojustamatteroftime.mp3]...read more
2015-05-05 10:31
State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos will keep his post after Republicans held a three-hour conference Monday night.  Senator Ken LaValle told the Albany Times Union that Skelos has indicated that he would like to remain as leader, and he has the support of the conference. LaValle says no actual vote was taken on the leadership, but he says there is a "strong consensus.  WDOE News as...read more
2015-05-05 07:46
The National Comedy Center in Jamestown has announced that Nick Offerman, Melissa Rivers, Kelly Carlin and the Story Pirates kids-comedy show will join Jerry Seinfeld as featured performers during the 2015 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, July 30th - August 2nd. An exclusive ticket pre-sale period will begin for members beginning next Monday, May 11th at noon.  Remaining tickets will go on-sale ...read more
2015-05-05 06:27
Firefighters from two departments battled a garage fire in the town of Stockton last night.  Crews from Stockton and Cassadaga responded to the fire at 4397 Nelson Hill Road around 7:20 pm.  The unattached garage was reportedly a total loss.  There were no injuries and crews were on the scene for about two hours.  WDOE News has learned that the fire may have been sparked by a b...read more
2015-05-05 06:25
Drivers can expect to run into areas of dense fog during the morning commute.  The National Weather Service reports that the dense fog will continue until mid-morning across portions of Western New York including the Buffalo Metro area, the Lake Erie Shore into portions of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.  Visibility will be reduced to less than a quarter mile at times.  Thru...read more
2015-05-04 01:08
The State University of New York at Fredonia officially cancelled Fred Fest months ago, but that didn't stop college students and visitors from participating in a number of parties.  Fredonia Police Chief Brad Meyers says it was a busy weekend for his department, which received assistance from several nearby agencies including Dunkirk Police, the State Police and the County Sheriff's Office. ...read more
2015-05-04 12:55
Another major leader in New York State government was taken into federal custody today on corruption charges.  State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam surrendered to the FBI to face charges involving bribery, extortion and fraud.  Court records said income for the son was intertwined with political contributions for dad in a longstanding scheme "to monetize" the positio...read more
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