Chautauqua County

News in Chautauqua County

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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.

Westfield music teacher wins educator GRAMMY

Jan 21, 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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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.

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

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

Pierogi plant to locate in Chautauqua County

Aug 1, 2013
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A new pierogi manufacturing company is coming to Westfield in Chautauqua County.

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

Murder charges filed in deaths of Chautauqua County couple

Apr 26, 2013

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. 

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

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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.

Boil water order lifted in Fredonia

Dec 3, 2012

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

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

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.

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.