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Mayville Man with Suspended Driving Privileges Charged with Felony DWI

A Mayville man is facing a number of charges, including felony DWI, after a traffic stop on Nettle Hill Road in the Town of Chautauqua early Sunday. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies pulled over the vehicle at about 2:30 AM and found that the driver, 30-year-old Ronald Miller, Jr., allegedly had a suspended registration and had his driving privileges suspended as well. Deputies say an investigation at the scene alleges that Miller was intoxicated, and further investigation determined that he had previous DWI convictions within the last 10 years. Along with felony DWI, Miller was charged with aggravated DWI, 3rd-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked registration, and open alcohol containers in a vehicle. He was later released with tickets to appear in Chautauqua Town Court at a later date.

Jamestown Man Charged with Ripley Dirt Bike Theft

A Jamestown man was charged Saturday for the theft of a dirt bike reported in Ripley back in June. New York State Police charged 22-year-old Cortland J. Hepfner with felony Grand Larceny and felony Burglary. The complainant stated an unknown person had gained access to a Klondike Road garage through...

Surge of Respiratory Illnesses Packs Regional Hospitals

ERIE, Pa. (Erie News Now ) — If you visit emergency rooms, pack your patience. Hospitals in our region are filling up, as respiratory viruses infect thousands of people in our area, with some catching multiple viruses at the same time. Cold weather always brings about a busy season...

No. 13 Pioneers Capture Northeast Duals Title

ERIE, Pa. – In only its second season, the Sacred Heart University women's wrestling team is establishing itself as one of the best teams in the region. After Sunday's performance, the 13th-ranked Pioneers are at the top as they won the Northeast Duals, hosted by Gannon University, with a 4-0 record.

Four Charged in Fight Over Living Arrangements in Silver Creek

A fight over living arrangements led to charges against four Silver Creek residents on Friday. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies and State Police responded to an address on Main Street in the village shortly before 1:15 PM for a report of multiple subjects fighting. On arrival, police determined that subjects at that location had gotten into a physical confrontation, and multiple subjects had suffered unwanted physical contact. 35-year-old David Turner, 25-year-old Emily Dudkowski, and 19-year-old Raymond Gerspach were each charged with one count of 2nd-degree harassment. Deputies also charged 43-year-old Solana Anstett with three counts of 2nd-degree harassment. All four will answer the charges in Hanover Town Court at a later date.

CCIDA Moving to Acquire Commercial Properties to Attract New Companies

Chautauqua County is running out of "shovel ready" commercial and industrial sites for new development. However, the county's Industrial Development Agency is moving to acquire new properties that will attract new companies to the area. That from CCIDA CEO Mark Geise, who says they are using more than $3 million to acquire a significant amount of land to development. Geise says $2.5 million is coming from the county's American Rescue Plan allocation...

Open skating kicks off winter season at Flo Fabrizio Ice Center

The Erie Zoo closed this past weekend for the 2022 season. However, things are just getting started at the Flo Fabrizio Ice Center. Throughout the year, the zoo has utilized the ice center in many ways, but during the winter, it becomes a hotspot for locals. Flo Fabrizio Ice Center serves as a huge source […]

High winds knock down multiple trees in western Erie Co.

It was a busy Friday night for multiple fire departments in western Erie County. In Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department personnel responded to a reported tree on wires and on fire. In Lake City, Lake City Fire Company responded to multiple trees down on West Lake Road and a large tree down on Penn Street […]

Annual Craft Fair Held at McDowell Intermediate High School

McDowell Intermediate school was packed on Sunday with dozens of vendors for their annual craft show. This was the first year the craft fair was held in McDowell. Over 70 vendors from around the region had a chance to show off their artwork and handmade goods. Some vendors said they have been coming to this craft fair for years and always enjoy the event, while others are experiencing it for their first time.

Jamestown Man Gets Eight Years in Prison for Probation Violation

A Jamestown man was sentenced on Friday to eight years in state prison for violating the terms of his probation. 44-year-old Anthony Cunningham received his sentence in Chautauqua County Court from Judge David Foley, who also gave him three years post-release supervision. According to Chautauqua County District Attorney Jason Schmidt, Cunningham got a five-year probation sentence in 2018 after pleading guilty to two Class C felony counts of 3rd-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. The probation violation was filed by the Chautauqua County Department of Probation after Cunningham was arrested by Jamestown Police on June 15th for a Class B felony charge of 3rd-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and a Class C violent felony count of 2nd-degree criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly possessing a loaded firearm; those charges were the result of a drug raid at 47 Charles Street. Schmidt says Cunningham has been indicted on the June 15th charges and is scheduled to appear in Chautauqua County Court for an omnibus motion on January 9th.

County Health Dept. Offices Reopening Following Major Water Main Break

MAYVILLE, NY (WNY News Now) – After being closed for over a month due to a major water main break, the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services’ offices in Mayville are reopening. Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel announced the office, located at the Hall R. Clothier...

Sheriff Sees Breakthrough In Months Long Catalytic Converter Theft Probe

DUNKIRK, NY (WNY News Now) – Following a nearly six-months-long investigation, 26-year-old Cassadaga man has been charged in connection with a catalytic converter theft in northern Chautauqua County business. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office charged 26-year-old Chase Jones on Thursday, after he allegedly cut out catalytic converters from vehicles...

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Driver flees scene after hitting car, house on W. 25th St. in Erie

Erie Police are looking for a driver who allegedly fled the scene of an early morning accident. That accident happened just before 3:30 a.m. Friday in the 1300 block of West 25th Street in Erie. According to police, two cars crashed head-on while traveling on West 25th Street. That’s when witnesses say the driver of […]

Flagship Wonderland fills the city food hall with holiday cheer and treats

Families were welcomed downtown to celebrate the holidays with activities and treats. Flagship Wonderland was a free event that took place Tuesday afternoon in the four-location Flagship City District. Families could create their own hot chocolate and reindeer food and design snowflakes and ornaments. Kids even had the opportunity to take part in a scavenger […]

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