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5/29/2016 8:49:52 AM
Two men were arrested on drug-related charges after a traffic stop this morning in Dunkirk.  Shortly after 1:00 AM, Dunkirk Police pulled over a vehicle on East 2nd Street near the intersection of South Roberts Road on suspicion of drug activity.  As the two men got out, officers saw drug-related items inside the car.  Further investigation and a search of the vehicle and suspects l...read more
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2016-05-28 12:20
The Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council is holding its 50th annual Memorial Day services and parade on Monday, May 30 in the city. Services will begin at about 10:00 AM in Memorial Park, with the parade to start at approximately 11:00 AM. The parade will follow its usual route, heading east from the park on Lake Shore Drive to Central Avenue, then south on Central to 5th Street, then hea...read more
2016-05-28 07:57
A Silver Creek man is in the Chautauqua County Jail after allegedly yelling obscenities and making obscene gestures in public. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies arrested 35-year-old Robert Shumaker, Jr. on Angell Road Thursday evening. He was arraigned in Hanover Town Court on a disorderly conduct charge, then jailed in lieu of $500 cash bail....read more
2016-05-28 06:52
Friday's Section VI Class D softball championship game at Gowanda High School matched up a three-time defending champion against a school that hadn't won a title in a quarter of a century.  After the dust settled, it was Pine Valley who had to watch its opponent get the championship patches.  In a game broadcast on WDOE, Franklinville took advantage of three Pine Valley errors to wi...read more
2016-05-28 06:03
One person was seriously injured Friday in an accident involving a farm tractor in the Town of Pomfret. Fredonia firefighters were called to the area of Route 20 and McAllister Road just after 1:45 PM and found that the victim had been run over by the farm tractor and the brush chopper that was attached. The victim was flown by Starflight to the Hamot Medical Center in Erie. The Chautauqua Co...read more
2016-05-27 01:19
There are a number of Memorial Day services and events planned across Chautauqua County.  All will be held on Monday, May 30 unless otherwise noted: Cassadaga: Parade and services @ 11 am Ames Common Dunkirk: Services begin at 10 am @ Memorial Park Parade will begin at 11 am @ Lake Shore Drive West and Central Avenue   Fredonia: Services at each of the following locations starti...read more
2016-05-27 12:52
The state has acquired three new quick response mobile command and communications vehicles outfitted with advanced, state of the art technology that will greatly improve communication and coordination between first responders at emergency scenes and large public events.  State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico says the three trucks, which will be staffed and operated by the State Police, e...read more
2016-05-27 12:46
The skyrocketing problem of drug overdoses has the attention of Chautauqua County officials and efforts are underway to find a way to get a grip on the problem.  County Sheriff Joe Gerace says he will be meeting Friday afternoon with representatives of the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services or OASIS Program.  He says they are looking at how the use of an opiate...read more
2016-05-27 12:38
A statewide crackdown on impaired and distracted driving is underway for the long Memorial Day weekend and local law enforcement will be joining the New York State Police in taking the zero tolerance approach.  Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace is coordinating the Chautauqua County STOP DWI program.  Gerace says it's a personal mission of his to get drunk and drugged drivers off the h...read more
2016-05-27 07:48
Fredonia Central's varsity baseball team has won another Section 6 Class B2 championship title.  After a nearly three-hour rain delay, Fredonia beat Wilson 4-2 Thursday evening in Gowanda.  Fredonia has picked up ninth title in the last 11 seasons.  The Hillbillies will now face the winner of the Class B1 tournament involving Springville and Alden. Photo by the Observer  ...read more
2016-05-26 06:05
Chautauqua County now has a state-approved, local Zika Action Plan in place to deal with mosquito populations that may carry the virus. However, County Health and Human Services Director Christine Schuyler says there is more concern about people traveling elsewhere, and carrying Zika back to the area. At this point, Schulyer says none of the county's mosquito pools show the species carrying the di...read more
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