Chautauqua County

Southern Tier resident drowned in creek
11:48 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Missing man found dead after snowmobile accident

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

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Sheriffs investigate vintage farm equipment theft
4:24 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

Chautauqua County Sheriffs investigate theft of vintage farm equipment

Allis Chalmers WC model
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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.

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4:46 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Grape growers feeling impact of last winter

21 Brix Winery is among the local grape growers who have been impacted by last winter.

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.

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8:15 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Chautauqua County designated a high-intensity drug trafficking area

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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2:22 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Symphony violinist fatally shot in Westfield

A Google street view of 8448 Titus Rd., where the apparent homicide took place.
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An apparent homicide is under investigation in the Chautauqua County community of Westfield.

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Press Pass
10:22 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Press Pass: The sunny side of Jamestown

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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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Shooting occurred during birthday celebration
10:11 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Woman dies from injuries in apparent murder/suicide

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

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Focus on Education
5:00 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Seneca Nation funds school resource officer appointments

Seneca Nation of Indians.

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.

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10:51 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Taglianetti sentenced to 25 years-to-life in prison

Convicted murderer Anthony Taglianetti learned his fate Monday morning.
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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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Focus on Education
10:50 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Westfield music teacher wins educator GRAMMY

Westfield Academy Secondary Music Teacher Kent Knappenberger named Grammy Music Educator of the Year 2014.
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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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Flood Warning issued through this afternoon
11:25 am
Sat January 11, 2014

Flooding reported in Chautauqua County

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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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Weather warnings lifted for most areas
10:53 am
Sun November 24, 2013

WNY escapes snows of winter storm

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

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Winds and snows to create wintry conditions
10:04 am
Sat November 23, 2013

Winter storm predicted for 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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Potentially damaging winds blowing in overnight
10:30 am
Sun November 17, 2013

High wind warnings issued for WNY

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

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8:51 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Jury finds Taglianetti guilty of second-degree murder

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

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3:26 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Taglianetti trial winding down

A jury could begin deliberating the fate of Anthony Taglianetti as soon as Thursday.
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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.

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4:32 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Cheese producer expanding, creating 200 jobs in Chautauqua County

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

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Work truck left scene of Chautauqua area accident
10:28 am
Sun September 22, 2013

Authorities search for truck hit in multi-car crash

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

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Horse found to be infected with EEE
10:42 am
Sat September 14, 2013

Dangerous virus found in region

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A case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE, has been identified in Chautauqua County.

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Insects found to carry dangerous virus
11:24 am
Sat August 24, 2013

Chatuaqua County will spray to control mosquitoes

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Chautauqua County health officials are warning outdoor enthusiasts about dangerously infected mosquitoes in the area.

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4:18 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Pierogi plant to locate in Chautauqua County

David Carr, CCIDA CFO Rich Dixon, Mayor Michael VandeVelde, WDC Director Aaron Resnick, Beverly Braley and Rachelle McFeely, County Executive Greg Edwards, CCIDA Director Bill Daly, Supervisor Martha Bills, Legislator John Hemmer (l. to r.)
Credit County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency

A new pierogi manufacturing company is coming to Westfield in Chautauqua County.

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Jury determines he remains a risk to society
10:26 am
Sat June 29, 2013

Continued threat to keep Williams confined

Nushawn Williams
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A decision by a Chautauqua County jury will keep a sexual predator in confinement.

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5:03 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Murder charges filed in deaths of Chautauqua County couple

Two of the four men accused of killing a couple in their rural Chautauqua County home are now charged with first-degree murder, but prosecutors have yet to say how the victims died. 

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3:50 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Four arrested in 'disturbing' Southern Tier home invasion

Authorities say four men have been arrested in connection with a home invasion that left a Southern Tier couple dead.

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9:22 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Sheriff investigating 'suspicious' deaths in Chautauqua County

Wheeler Hill Road
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The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department is investigating the discovery of two bodies Wednesday in the Town of Carroll, southeast of Jamestown.

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4:12 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Boil water order lifted in Fredonia

A boil water order has been lifted in the Village of Fredonia. 

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3:01 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Fredonia residents under boil water order, asked to conserve

The Chautauqua County Health Department has issued a boil water order for the Village of Fredonia until further notice. 

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3:24 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Senecas considering outlet mall off Thruway

There may soon be an outlet mall near the Seneca Nation of Indians' Cattaraugus reservation.

The Senecas today released the results of a retail feasibility study for a mall in the Town of Hanover, with easy access to Thruway exit 58.  It would lead to sales tax benefits for Chautauqua County and New York State.

The report was announced by Seneca Nation President Robert Odawi Porter, Seneca Council President Richard Nephew, and Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards.

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9:03 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Elections officials make ballot adjustments

Chautauqua County Board of Elections

As the election nears, officials are moving to upgrade ballots to meet new standards. The problems and solutions vary, including in Chautauqua County where voters will be seeing an increased type size.

Across the state, there have been problems because voters have trouble reading the ballot when the type face is small for the aging eyes of many New Yorkers.

Chautauqua has been using ballots with 8-point type, roughly the type face used on most newspaper pages. The County Board of Elections is increasing that to 11.5 point type.

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7:11 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Virginia man wanted in connection with homicide of Clymer Schools superintendent

42-year-old Anthony Robert Taglianetti wanted for questioning in death of Clymer Schools Superintendent

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Virginia man in connection with the homicide of the Clymer Schools superintendent. 

Chautuaqua County Sheriff Deputy Joseph Gerace and District attorney David Foley held news conference Thursday afternoon to announce that 42-year-old Anthony Robert Taglianetti II is wanted for questioning.

"We have evidence to put the suspect in Chautauqua County the night of the homicide which we believe would have been Friday night," said Sheriff Gerace.

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