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Trio Allegedly Busted With Drugs, Suspected For Sale In Jamestown

JAMESTOWN – A trio was allegedly busted with drugs suspected to be sold in Jamestown during a traffic stop on the city’s northside. Jamestown Police pulled over a vehicle for an alleged traffic violation on West 6th Street at North Main Street around 1 p.m. last Saturday. Following...
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Suspicious Activity Forced Lockout At Two Jamestown Schools

JAMESTOWN – Two schools within the City of Jamestown were under a lockout Wednesday afternoon as Jamestown Police investigated suspicious activity around the schools. According to a post on the Jamestown Public Schools Facebook page, Jamestown High School went under lockout for a short period of time due to a suspicious individual who was observed outside of the school building.
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Body Recovered in Canoeing Accident in Kennedy

Say the body of a Pine Plains man who went missing in a canoe accident in the town of Kennedy has been located. Police says 46-year old Michael Leary‘s canoe rolled over while canoeing with a group of people on Conewango Creek Sunday evening. He was not wearing a life jacket at the time.

Human Remains Discovered On Chautauqua County Farm

DEWITTVILLE – What is believed to be human remains were uncovered late Tuesday afternoon on a Chautauqua County Farm. Sheriff Jim Quattrone tells WNY News Now contractors digging a septic system for a new house discovered a skull at Country Ayre Farms in Dewittville. The Sheriff’s Office is working...

Jamestown Man Sentenced In Home Break-In, Vehicle Theft Case

MAYVILLE – A City of Jamestown man has been sentenced in connection with home break-in and vehicle theft. The Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday 28-year-old Cody DiDomenico was convicted of felony grand larceny and felony attempted burglary in connection with a residential burglary in May 2021.

Jamestown man faces drug possession charges

A Jamestown man is facing drug possession charges after a report of two suspicious persons on the back porch of a residence in the village of Falconer. State troopers and Ellicott Town Police officers responded to the call on Sunday and located 37-year-old Eric Lundsten. They were unable to locate the second individual. Troopers say Lundsten allegedly drove to the residence on a suspended license and he was in possession of a glass pipe containing methamphetamine residue, two loaded needles containing heroin and a digital scale containing drug residue. Lundsten has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree, criminally using drug paraphernalia 2nd and aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd. He was processed at SP Jamestown and issued tickets.

Searchers Recover Remains Of Man Who Fell Into The Conewango Creek

KENNEDY – Searchers have recovered the remains of a man who fell from his craft while canoeing on Conewango Creek near Kennedy. New York State Police Lt. Tom Kelly tells WNY News Now the man, identified as Michael Leary of Pine Plains, NY, was pulled from the waterway around 3:30 p.m. on Monday.

HUD announces more than $600 million grants for NYS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Wednesday announced more than $600 million in grants to New York for community planning and development activities. The city of Dunkirk will receive $433,400 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. The city of Jamestown will get $1,144,000 in CDBG funding, along with $397,000 for HOME Investment Partnerships funding. The grants are part of $6.3 billion to U.S. states, local entities of government, and U.S. territories through HUD's Fiscal Year 2022 CPD Formula Grant Program.

Jamestown man accused of assaulting man using paintball gun

An investigation into an assault on West Third Street in Jamestown early Monday morning led to an arrest. Jamestown Police say an investigation into the incident shortly after 2 am determined that 45-year-old Grant Monroe allegedly shot a victim multiple times in a face using a paintball gun containing hardened projectiles. The victim was transported to UPMC Chautauqua with serious injuries to his face. Officers were able to locate Monroe a short time later. He was transported to the City Jail on charges of 1st-degree assault and 3rd-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Lulu & Chester! Our Pets of the Week

JAMESTOWN – In an effort to help animals find their forever home, WNY News Now is partnering with the Chautauqua County Humane Society to showcase animals’ part of our pet of the week segment. To learn more about our featured pet, watch the video above or contact the...

Planning Commission Reviews New Tim Hortons Location

JAMESTOWN – A first of its kind Tim Hortons build was reviewed by the Jamestown Planning Commission Tuesday afternoon, with the project now waiting for the official okay before construction can get underway. The proposed Tim Hortons location, which is set to open on Washington Street in Jamestown if...