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A Jamestown man has been arrested on drug trafficking charges.

Niagara Falls City School District

For eight years, a case has wandered through New York's court system: impoverished small cities suing Albany, saying the state's system for allocating school aid is not fair to them. The districts and their lawyers are not giving up, appealing a dismissal of their cases.

Albany is putting another $10 million into Jamestown's Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The plan encompasses 10 projects chosen through the Regional Economic Development Council system.


Environment New York Research & Policy Center

A new study finds there is still plenty of dirty air around Western New York.


Jamestown Police Department

A Southern Tier lawmaker wants harsher penalties for causing harm to police animals.

Paul Schermerhorn

Drugs and the opioid epidemic are an ongoing burden in Western New York, with continuous efforts being made through education, medical treatment, and government agencies. But a church in Jamestown is trying a different approach to dealing with this very real crisis.


$2.7M to fight gun violence awarded to WNY

Apr 19, 2017

New York State is awarding more than $13 million to help law enforcement agencies combat gun violence.

Jamestown Police Department

In Chautauqua County, officials say a suspect is in custody in connection with a recent string of arson fires in Jamestown and Falconer.

Jamestown Police Department

Jamestown Police have released video in hopes of identifying a suspect in an array of fires that has recently plagued the Southtown city.

National Comedy Center

As Jamestown officials intensify efforts to market the Southern Tier city as a hub for humor, the National Comedy Center has announced its headliner for the 2017 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.

New York State Governor's Office

Western New York is getting $62 million for approved projects in the latest round of state spending from the regional economic development councils. The projects benefiting range from rebuilding a section of Niagara Street to a culinary arts training program in Cattaraugus County.

Jamestown Police

Public schools in Jamestown went into lockdown Thursday due to the search for a person of interest in a morning homicide.

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The office of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has released an audit of the City of Jamestown.

Jamestown Renaissance.org

With its array of historic buildings, the crumbling landscape of downtown Jamestown offers poignant reminders of a small city that was once a jewel of the Northeast.  State officials hope a $10 million award from the Downtown Revitalization Initiative will help restore some of that glory. 

The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival is going on now in Jamestown, NY. On Saturday hundreds gathered at the Lucille Ball Memorial Park in the Village of Celoron to watch the unveiling of the new Lucille Ball statue.

WCA Hospital

State regulators have approved a fiercely-debated plan that will allow WCA Hospital in Jamestown to merge with Pennsylvania’s largest healthcare provider.

Kelly Carlin

Comedian, actor, social critic, author...and now Jamestown resident. The personal archives of George Carlin will have a permanent new home at the National Comedy Center.

Courtesy Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

An entertainer known as "Jerry Seinfeld's favorite comedian" and two stars known for picking on politicians are among the acts booked to appear at this summer's Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown.


A 10-year-old child was struck by gunfire in Jamestown Monday night.

Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum & Center for Comedy

In the 1950s, when she was a famous comedienne with the most popular show on television, Lucille Ball liked to say she was from Jamestown. But for much of her youth she lived in Celoron, the little village next door to Jamestown on the shores of Chautauqua Lake.


Jamestown man charged with murdering his wife and stepson

Dec 9, 2015
Jamestown Police

A 51-year-old man is charged with stabbing his wife and stepson to death in their western New York home.

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Jamestown Police are seeking help in solving a Friday afternoon bank heist.

Jamestown Community College went into a campus-wide "lockout" Friday afternoon. Students, faculty and staff were asked to abruptly leave the academic campus after a threatening phone call was received.

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New York State has added to its tourism strategy. On Saturday, Governor Cuomo announced the groundbreaking of the new National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York.

LucyComedyFest.com

After another long year of planning, organizers are ready to unveil the 2015 Lucy Comedy Festival, a packed weekend of events starting Thursday in Jamestown.

Congressman Tom Reed

As Greece continues to grapple with a crippling economic crisis, a local congressman insists the problem should serve as a warning to the U.S.

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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.

Man beaten in late-night burglary

Apr 11, 2015
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Police are seeking a suspect in an early morning home invasion in Ashville, N.Y. on Saturday.

Seinfeld coming to Jamestown

Nov 28, 2014
Photo courtesy Lucy-Desi Center for Comedy

As the area's massive snow piles dominated the local and national news for many days recently, a notable development in Chautauqua County may have gone unnoticed. Legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld has been booked as the headline act at the 2015 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown.

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Comedy legend Bob Newhart will bring his unique brand of deadpan humor to Jamestown Saturday as a featured performer at this year's Lucy Town Half Marathon and 5K Weekend. 

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