New Lucille Ball statue unveiled in Celoron

Aug 6, 2016

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.

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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
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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.


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
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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.

Visiting Bob Newhart reflects on Lucy's legacy

Oct 9, 2014

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. 

Authorities bust major heroin pipeline to Jamestown

Jul 31, 2014
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A major narcotics pipeline has been eliminated in Jamestown. Forty-seven people have been charged in a drug distribution network that funneled heroin from Philadelphia and New York City to Jamestown.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced new grants equaling nearly $11 million in support of Advantage After School Programs across the state.

Death of Jamestown toddler ruled a homicide

Apr 18, 2014

The death of a 16-month-old Jamestown girl has been ruled a homicide.

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An educational forum took place at Jamestown High School Wednesday night. Hundreds of teachers and parents from across western New York got their chance to address concerns about Common Core testing standards with New York State Education Commissioner John King.

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The federal courthouse that overlooks Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo now officially bears the name of Robert H. Jackson.

Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts made an appearance in Western New York Friday. The Buffalo native spoke at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown. 

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Chief Justice John Roberts was born in Buffalo in 1955.  He returns to his Western New York  roots Friday with a visit to the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown.

Bill Engvall will headline Lucille Ball Festival

Apr 12, 2013

Earlier Friday, organizers announced the lineup for this summer's Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown.  Standup comic star Bill Engvall will headline the event, becoming  the latest in big-name acts to perform at the emerging Chautauqua County event.

Scientists cleaning up nuclear waste sites in West Valley, South Carolina and the state of Washington have a process that turns the waste into glass logs and they all use a substance produced in a Jamestown plant.

Chief Justice John Roberts coming to Jamestown

Feb 19, 2013

The City of Jamestown will host a high-profile visitor this spring. Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts will give a public address at the Robert H. Jackson center on May 17. 

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Jamestown Police are continuing to investigate an accident that took the life of a 5-year-old girl on Friday evening.

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Jamestown Police are investigating the death of a 5-year-old girl after a sledding accident Friday evening.

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An openly gay member of the Jamestown City Council says he was thrilled to hear President Obama call for equal rights for gays in his inauguration speech. 

A Jamestown city councilman has stepped down from his post as chairman of the council's Public Safety Committee, following his arrest for an alleged incident at a bar this past weekend. 

Michael Taylor, a Democrat who represents the city's Third Ward, has been charged with felony criminal mischief.