Fredonia

American Red Cross Volunteers are providing for the needs of five people following a number of Friday house fires.

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As ConAgra Foods prepares to close its Carriage House plants in Fredonia and Dunkirk, Rep. Tom Reed says lawmakers are working hard to ensure other businesses don’t do the same.

The union representing workers at two ConAgra Foods plants in western New York say the company plans to close the plants, a move that would put more than 400 people out of work.

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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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Authorities are reporting that a student at the State University of New York at Fredonia has died this morning.

Boil water order lifted in Fredonia

Dec 3, 2012

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

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Health officials in Fredonia are continuing the boil water order through the weekend for residents in community.

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

The Dunkirk community gathered together on Saturday to celebrate the life and service of a hometown soldier.

Fredonia native Sgt. Jonathan "Nate" Gollnitz lost his life last month due to a suicide bomb attack while serving in Afghanistan. The 28-year-old Gollnitz was committed to serving his country, serving five years in the Navy and then doing tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as an Army soldier.

Hundreds of family, friends and fellow service members joined the ceremony.

Gollnitz leaves behind a 4-year-old son.

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Fredonia's downtown district was packed with fans as hometown Olympic gold medalist Jenn Suhr returned to the village.

After a record-setting performance in London, Suhr later beat her personal record with a vault that was three inches higher, extending her world lead in the sport. Suhr will be making performance stops throughout the region including one in Rochester next week and a visit to Ralph Wilson Stadium in two weeks.

Suhr's husband, Rick, credits the support of family and the region's fans for much of her success.