Two Arrested in Salamanca Drug Bust

Two Salamanca residents were taken into custody following a drug bust in the city on Tuesday. An investigation by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force with assistance from the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office led to a search warrant being executed at a residence on Conrath Avenue at about 5:30 PM. During the search, task force agents found scales, packaging materials, fentanyl, and drug paraphernalia. 24-year-old Tahya Ingersoll was arrested on two counts of 7th-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and released with appearance tickets, while 31-year-old Jesse Bartlett was arrested on a bench warrant and was held in the Cattaraugus County Jail.
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29-Year-Old Woman Jailed Following Overnight Stabbing In Jamestown

JAMESTOWN – A 29-year-old woman is facing several charges following a stabbing on Jamestown’s west side overnight. Jamestown Police say officers responded to the incident around 9:45 p.m. Saturday. It is alleged Lee Perez forcibly stole money and then stabbed the victim with a knife. Perez was taken into custody,...
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Jamestown Woman Arrested in Stabbing Incident

A Jamestown woman was arrested after city police were called to a reported stabbing Saturday evening. Officers responded to an address on the city's west side at about 9:45 PM and determined that 29-year-old Lee Perez allegedly forcibly stole money and intentionally stabbed a victim with a knife. Perez was taken into custody without incident and charged with 1st-degree robbery, 2nd-degree assault, and 4th-degree criminal mischief. Perez is being held in the Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment.
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Jamestown Police Searching for Missing Teen

The Jamestown Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a missing teenager. Police say 15-year-old Jaden Caraballo was last seen on Saturday at about 4:00 PM in the area of North Main Street and West 3rd Street at the Jamestown Pride event. Jaden is described as approximately 5'6" and 115 pounds with reddish brown hair and was last seen wearing exactly what is shown in the picture. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7536.

Missing Jamestown Teen Found Safe

JAMESTOWN – A missing 15-year-old that was last seen at Saturday’s pride festival in downtown Jamestown was found safe and sound. Jamestown Police say Jaden Caraballo was located and reunited with family around 12:50 p.m. Sunday. Caraballo was first reported missing Saturday around 4 p.m. ORIGINAL @ 12:22 PM:. JAMESTOWN...

Sandy Lake Man Found Naked in Tent on Sugar Grove Property

A Sandy Lake man was charged after being found naked in a tent on private property Thursday. Pennsylvania State Police charged the 33-year-old with drug possession, criminal mischief, simple trespass and disorderly conduct. The charges stem from the Sandy Lake man being discovered naked in a tent at a Route...
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Police continue to probe death of man found in parking lot

Investigators with the New York State Police spent hours collecting evidence and searching the area near the South Shore Motor Lodge in the town of Dunkirk after a man’s body was found early Friday. Few details were made available, though Capt. Eric Balon of the state police confirmed an investigation...
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178th Cattaraugus County Fair schedule set for Aug. 1-7

LITTLE VALLEY — The 178th Cattaraugus County Fair, canceled last year due to COVID-19, will kick off a seven-day run Aug. 1 at the fairgrounds in Little Valley. This year’s county fair will start on Sunday and end on Saturday. Pre-sale tickets go on sale July 5 at the fairgrounds,...

First Ward Common Council Candidates Address Issue of Marijuana Dispensaries

Should marijuana dispensaries be allowed to operate in the City of Dunkirk, or should the city choose to opt out? The two candidates in the Democratic primary for Dunkirk Common Council First Ward addressed the issue during WDOE's hour-long debate on Friday. Incumbent Don Williams says at this point, he does not see a reason why the city would opt out, but indicated that he would not entirely rule out the idea...

Jamestown Man Facing Leandra's Law Charge in Town of Gerry

A Jamestown man was charged under Leandra's Law following a crash Friday evening in the Town of Gerry. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies were called to a location on County Route 380 shortly after 10:00 PM and located the vehicle. An investigation found that 32-year-old Julian Aponte, Sr. was allegedly intoxicated while driving the vehicle, which had a child passenger under the age of 16. Aponte was charged with DWI, felony DWI (Leandra's Law), endangering the welfare of a child, and moving from lane unsafely. He was later brought to the Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.
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Gas savings: The cheapest station in Warren

(WARREN, PA) Gas prices vary across in the Warren area, but if you’re willing to head for the cheapest station, you could be saving up to $0.00 per gallon. Kwik Fill at 2351 Market St was the cheapest station in the area, according to a survey by GasBuddy, with regular listed at $3.25 per gallon Wednesday. By comparison, the most expensive gallon was at Kwik Fill at 2351 Market St, where a gallon of regular was selling for $3.25.

Construction Complete on Northwest Arena Expansion Project

Construction has been completed on a $4.5 million expansion of the Northwest Arena in Jamestown. The project that began in 2019 enhances the area's facilities and ushers in the next era of programming at the organizations, which will celebrate its 20th year in 2022. The expansion included relocation and reconfiguration of staff office space, improvements to the Erie News Now Café, the addition of a snack bar immediately outside the entrance to Plyler Entry Systems B Rink, a custom storage solution for the ice bumper car fleet, major construction to the Jamestown Mattress Arena Club, the addition of a professional catering prep kitchen, and a three-story, 15,000-square-foot addition. The contractor was E.E. Austin & Son of Erie, PA, which also has a location in Falconer. The architect was Clark Patterson Lee of Jamestown. Northwest Arena Board Co-President David Leathers says, "We are so very thankful for our main funding organizations, the Gebbie Foundation and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. We are fortunate to have been able to design and construct this impressive building addition that will provide additional opportunities for arena programming, community service, support and outreach, and expanded collaboration with our neighbors from the National Comedy Center. Both the arena staff and board members are absolutely excited about the months and years ahead, as we begin to utilize this new addition and space."

Man Accused Of DWI Following Town Of Gerry Crash

GERRY – A 32-year-old is accused of drinking and driving following a crash in the Town of Gerry on Friday night. Deputies with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Route 380 in the Town of Gerry for a reported motor vehicle accident. Through investigation Julian Aponte Sr was...

Domestic Dispute Leads to Arrest of Gerry Man

State Police in Jamestown arrested a Gerry man Friday afternoon on multiple charges stemming from a domestic dispute. Troopers responded to a residence in Gerry for a report of an assault victim. An investigation revealed that during an argument that began Thursday night, 33-year-old Casey Saeger allegedly struck the female victim multiple times, burned her with a cigarette, used his hands to choke her when she tried yelling for help, and physically prevented her from leaving the residence for more than 15 hours. Saeger was taken into custody and transported to the Chautauqua County Jail, pending arraignment on charges of 3rd-degree assault, 2nd-degree unlawful imprisonment, and two counts of criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation. He is being held on $10,000 bail.
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Cattaraugus County Reports One New COVID-19 Case for the Weekend

The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported one new confirmed COVID-19 case this weekend, bringing the county's total case number to 5,719 since the beginning of the pandemic. The new case, reported on Saturday, is located in the northeast part of the county. Meanwhile, the county's seven-day average infection rate is down to 0.2%, its lowest since August 20th, and the number of hospitalizations is three. Of the county's 5,719 total cases, seven are active, 5,605 have recovered, and 107 have died. As of Sunday, there are 25 county residents in quarantine.

Scattered Storms Sunday And Monday, Cooler Air Likely To Follow Mid Week

JAMESTOWN – A weak system will provide for a few showers and storms both Sunday and Monday, cooler and dryer weather will prevail Tuesday through Thursday. With the passage of the weak system today, a few scattered showers and a isolated thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon. Thunderstorm activity will be more likely further inland away from the lakes and the further East you go. Areas closer to the lakes should be mainly dry today. A few of those storms could be on the stronger side with heavy rain and gusty winds. Otherwise expect partly to mostly cloudy skies with highs in the upper-70’s.