Chautauqua County

News in Chautauqua County

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Chautauqua County is joining Erie County in banning personal care products containing microbeads.

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One of the two men charged in the slaying of a New York City violinist at her Chautauqua County summer home has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

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New York State is investing millions in clean energy alternatives, with some of the funds being directed toward the Southern Tier.

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The numbers are still being added up but officials in Chautauqua County say damage is in the millions from flooding that hit some two weeks ago.

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A tragedy nearly resulted in Chautauqua County Tuesday where creeks are overflowing due to heavy rains. WBFO's Chris Caya was there to witness a dramatic scene as first responders made a heroic rescue.

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The Police Chief of a Chautauqua County town has been arrested after a domestic situation.

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There is yet another search ongoing in the Southern Tier.

Memorial Day ceremonies are taking place throughout Western New York today.  The event in the town of Poland, New York, features a keynote address from Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan, who retired as an Air Force Colonel.

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Chautauqua County Police report that they have identified and located a man who was thought to be attempting abductions of children in the Ripley area.

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Key players in Chautauqua County gathered on Monday to discuss the area’s drug abuse problem and what is being done to fight it.

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The Chautauqua County Emergency Management Office has issued an evacuation warning to residents around Silver Creek.

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The Red Cross was called to assist after two fires in the Southern Tier.

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A Southern Tier man has been found deceased after a missing persons report was issued. / WBFO News

Several pieces of vintage farm equipment were reported stolen in the Town of Sherman, New York.  The Chautauqua County Sheriff is investigating the theft of three tractors and a ride-on mower from a barn on Morris Road during the week of October 20th.

For most, the bitter cold and snow of last winter provide bad memories. Area grape growers, however, are living with daily reminders of the effects of winter.

Chautauqua County has been given the designation as a high-intensity drug trafficking area, a label that could actually be helpful in the fight against drugs.

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An apparent homicide is under investigation in the Chautauqua County community of Westfield.

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On the same day a major heroin bust was announced in Chautauqua County, WBFO's Press Pass visited with two members of the Jamestown Gazette. The news didn't diminish their enthusiastic message.

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A Lancaster woman has died after suffering a gunshot wound inflicted by her boyfriend.

The Seneca Nation has vowed to fund additional School Resource Officers in two western New York school districts Wednesday. The officers are expected to help combat illegal drug activity, violence and bullying.

Taglianetti sentenced to 25 years-to-life in prison

Feb 24, 2014
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A Virginia man has been given the maximum sentence for the 2012 killing of Chautauqua County school superintendent Keith Reed, Jr.

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A Chautauqua County music teacher and choir director has won a GRAMMY.  Kent Knappenberger has been named for the the first annual Music Educator Award.

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A Flood Warning has been issued for the northern portions of Chautauqua County until 4:30 this afternoon.

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The National Weather Service has lifted the weather warnings for most of Western New York.

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Winter weather could be making its first significant appearance across Western New York this weekend.

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Strong and potentially damaging winds will be blowing through Western New York tonight and into Monday.

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A Chautauqua County jury has convicted Anthony Taglianetti in the murder of Clymer Central Schools Superintendent Keith Reed Jr.. 

Taglianetti trial winding down

Nov 6, 2013
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The jury in the trial of the Virginia man accused of killing the superintendent of the Clymer Central School District could be handed the case as soon as Thursday.

State tax credits are helping a Southern Tier cheese manufacturer expand its operations.

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Sheriffs in Chautauqua County are in search of a white work truck that was involved in a chain reaction crash.