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5/28/2017 8:41:53 AM
Memorial Day weekend not only marks the unofficial start of summer -- it also marks the beginning of boating season. Many boaters will be looking to get their craft out on Lake Erie or Chautauqua Lake this weekend. But before you do, it's important to keep safety tips in mind. Doug Hamernik with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Dunkirk Flotilla appeared on WDOE's "Viewpoint" program on Friday to g...read more
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2017-05-28 10:31
President Donald Trump's budget – according to many advocates for the poor – would make Americans weaker, sicker and hungrier. The $4.1 trillion budget boosts military spending and doles out huge tax breaks, paid for by cuts to programs that millions of low-income Americans rely on to survive. According to Joel Berg, executive director of Hunger Free America, just days after Agricultur...read more
2017-05-28 09:04
Rock star Gregg Allman, who helped create the musical genre of Southern Rock, has died. Allman, who was 69 years old, passed away peacfully at his home in Savannah, Georgia on Saturday. Gregg Allman and his older brother, Duane, formed The Allman Brothers Band in 1969, creating the Southern Rock sound. Gregg's soulful vocals and Hammond organ were key ingredients, and he also wrote or co-wrote man...read more
2017-05-27 07:23
A pitcher's duel at Dunkirk's Prommenschenkel Stadium had Chautauqua Lake and Cassadaga Valley scoreless through five innings of Saturday's Section VI Class C-1 championship softball game.  It wasn't until there were two outs in the top of the 6th inning when the Lady Thunderbirds finally broke through.  Chautauqua Lake got an RBI single from sophomore Olivia Anderson, then an RBI single...read more
2017-05-27 03:28
A rematch between Fredonia and Alden in this year's Section VI Class B baseball championship game produced the same result as last year's contest in Niagara Falls.  This time around, the Billies didn't need to stage a late comeback; they were in cruise control, thanks to the stellar pitching of junior Derrick Walters.  On Saturday in Gowanda, Walters got early run support and turned in h...read more
2017-05-27 07:38
A Jamestown man faces a federal charge stemming from a drug raid at his home last week. 38-year-old Odessin McBride was charged with distributing and dispensing controlled substances in a Buffalo federal courtroom on Friday. A raid at McBride's home at 10 Sampson Street on May 19th yielded 130 grams of cocaine and 25 grams of crack cocaine, along with a quantity of cash, drug paraphernalia, and a ...read more
2017-05-27 07:01
A 58-year-old Fredonia man was arrested Friday on a warrant for multiple sex charges. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies and Fredonia Police served the warrant for Carmelo Hernandez at an address on Temple Street. Hernandez had an active warrant out of Chautauqua County Court for two counts of 1st-degree sex abuse and one count of 2nd-degree course of sexual conduct against a child. After he was...read more
2017-05-27 06:51
State Police and local law enforcement will be ramping up patrols to combat drunk, impaired and reckless driving during the holiday weekend. The STOP-DWI enforcement period kicked off on Friday and will continue through Monday, Memorial Day. Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano says his department will be taking part, not only looking for drunk drivers, but also for seatbelts and child safety seats...read more
2017-05-27 06:33
Two Dunkirk men have been indicted on federal drug charges stemming from a raid that occurred in the city earlier this month. On Friday, a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging 29-year-old Fred Santiago (left) and 27-year-old Michael Pacheco (right) with conspiracy to distribute and distribution of five or more kilograms of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute and distri...read more
2017-05-26 02:01
A union that represents about 160 workers at Brooks Memorial Hospital has announced that it has ratified a new contract with the hospital in Dunkirk.  On Monday, 1199SEIU members at Brooks ratified a new collective bargaining agreement that will increase wages, provide additional training to caregivers and improve security for workers in their jobs and in retirement.  The bargaining unit...read more
2017-05-26 01:12
Area Congressman Tom Reed today announced that two area harbors will be picking up some significant funding to help with dredging projects.  The Corning Republican says that Barcelona Harbor will receive an additional $675,000 in funding and Dunkirk Harbor will get an additional $1,190,000 in funding.  In announcing the grants, Reed says the harbor projects are authorized by U.S. Army Co...read more
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