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Cops: Man Gets Mad, Jumps Out of Van and Into Path of Tractor Trailer on New York State Thruway

A Chautauqua County man appears to have survived being hit by a tractor trailer and incident on the New York State Thruway. Police were called to a portion of I-90, the New York State Thruway, in the town of Hanover, New York at approximately 3:15pm on Thursday, September 29, 2022. The initial call was for a report of a pedestrian hit by a tractor trailer.
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One-Car Crash Kills 38-Year-Old Fredonia Woman

Authorities are investigating a fatal crash that took place in Chautauqua County, New York. Emergency responders were called to an area along State Route 60 in Pomfret, New York near Fredonia at approximately 11:59am on Friday, September 23, 2022. The initial call was for a one-car crash. Route-60-and-Bennett-Road-in-the-Fredonia-and-Pomfret-area-of-New-York-Photo-via-Google-Maps-September-2022. Route 60...
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Fentanyl, Cocaine, Weapons Recovered By Investigators In Dunkirk

DUNKIRK, NY (WNY News Now) – Fentanyl, cocaine, weapons and cash were recovered by narcotics investigators at a residence in the City of Dunkirk on Friday. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says the raid of 88 Maple Street, the lower apartment, followed a two-months long investigation with Dunkirk Police.

Indigenous children honored at Lake Shore

ANGOLA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Friday is known as Truth and Reconciliation Day, a day to honor children who survived the indigenous residential school system in the US and Canada. Today students in the Lake Shore district placed orange pinwheels outside the high school and held a moment of silence. The students are honoring the many […]

What’s the scoop? Students indulge in ice cream with University Police

While donuts are often stereotypically associated with cops, SUNY Fredonia students recently spotted University Police with a different sweet treat: ice cream. A “Cones with a Cop” event was held outside University Commons on Wednesday, Sept. 21. “I mean, I always love free ice cream,” said resident assistant...

Arrest Made In Connection With Continued Illegal Dumping In Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – An arrest has been made in connection with the continued illegal dumping on Jamestown’s eastside. Officers with Jamestown Police report 32-year-old Blaydon Niles of Falconer was charged with littering after he allegedly threw several tries down the hill in a wooded area along Pratt Avenue.

Chautauqua County Veterans Protest New State Gun Law

MAYVILLE, NY (WNY News Now) – Military veterans in Chautauqua County are calling out New York’s new gun law, which they say is not only a violation of the freedoms, but also, is restricting their ability to honor fallen comrades. “Every veteran has sworn to support and defend...

ImmunityBio to Reduce Workforce at Dunkirk Facility for 12-18 Months

A California-based company that acquired the former Athenex plant in Dunkirk earlier this year will be reducing its workforce at the facility on Route 5 for the next 12-18 months. In an e-mail to WDOE News on Thursday, a spokesperson for ImmunityBio said that the decision was made after an in-depth review, which determined that the current facility has construction needs so that it can be used as it has been intended.

HS Football: Fredonia Dominates Silver Creek, Dunkirk Loses Fifth Straight Game

Coming off a tough loss to Salamanca last week, Fredonia entered Week 5 of the high school football season in need of a bounce-back win to stay within reach of the top of Class C South. On Friday night at the Orange Bowl, the Hillbillies got the performance they needed -- a one-sided 41-7 triumph over Silver Creek on their homecoming night in a game broadcast on WDOE.

New Restaurant Opens In Lakewood

LAKEWOOD, NY (WNY News Now) – A new restaurant has opened for business in Lakewood. Buddy Brewster’s Ale House welcomed customers on Wednesday as part of a soft opening. Over the summer the locally owned establishment announced they planned to open a second location in Chautauqua County, renovating and moving into the former Ruby Tuesday’s building at the Chautauqua Mall.

Jamestown School Warns Against “One Chip Challenge”

JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – Educators in Jamestown are sounding the alarm after students became violently ill while taking part in a new online snack trend at school. Known as the “One Chip Challenge”, Jamestown Public Schools are now warning parents about the dangers of this internet craze.

Chautauqua County Volunteer Fire Departments Can Now Bill Patients

MAYVILLE, NY (WNY News Now) – Volunteer fire departments across Chautauqua County can now bill patients, and their insurance companies, for ambulance rides to the hospital. On Wednesday, the Chautauqua County Legislature approved a resolution okaying the law change. Before this, volunteer agencies, which make up the majority of...

Gov. Hochul raised taxes many times while on Hamburg board

Gov. Hochul has promised not to raise taxes, but she voted to do just that — 11 times — as a member of the town board of Hamburg, in western New York. In fact, the hamburglar raised property taxes more than 50% during her 13-year tenure upstate, a Post review of her voting record shows. Hochul served on the Democratic-controlled board from 1994 until 2007, when she resigned to become clerk of Erie County. The almost regular yearly tax increases were usually passed unanimously in budgets by the five-member board. When Hochul was first appointed to the board, it oversaw a...

Million Dollar Restore NY Grant Sought For Historic Fredonia Inn

FREDONIA, NY (WNY News Now) – Redevelopment of a historic Fredonia inn continues. Back in July, local businessman Steve St. George and restaurant partner Devin Jones announced they plan to purchase the White Inn and restore the iconic structure as a hotel, restaurant, bar, and events space. In an...