Two people were killed late last Friday in a two-car crash on Route 242 in the Cattaraugus County Town of Ellicottville. Town Police say they were called to the scene about 3:30 PM... and, say the driver of one of the vehicles, 60 year-old Clinton Krivulka of Conewango... was eastbound when he lost control of his vehicle... and, it spun into the on-coming lane of traffic. Krivulka's car struck the second auto, driven by 45 year-old Henry Williams of Chaffee. Officers say Krivulka and an unidentified, 15 year-old passenger, were both pronounced dead at the scene. Police say a 16 year-old front seat passenger in Williams' car was taken to Bertrand-Chaffee Hospital in Springville... then transferred to Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo. Officers say Williams was treated and released at the scene... while a passenger in his car was taken to Olean General Hospital for treatment of chest injuries. No charges have been filed. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office and State Police were among the several agencies involved in the on-going investigation.
Two people have been arrested for allegedly trafficking Heroin and marijuana from a home on the city's southside. Police report that the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force raided a residence at 323 Newland Avenue late last Friday morning... and, arrested 25 year-old Devonte Chandler. Task Force members say they found Chandler in possession of 58 bags of Heroin. Officers say they also found a woman inside the apartment... Neishayhathu Soto... who was being disorderly during a search of the apartment. They say Soto was allegedly found with 14.6-grams of pot in her possession. Chandler was arraigned on one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... and, jailed without bail. Soto was charged with unlawful possession of marijauna.. and, disorderly conduct. She is jailed on 500-dollars cash bail in Mayville. Anyone with information on illegal narcotics trafficking in Jamestown is asked to contact the JPD Tips 4-1-1 App... or their confidential Tips-line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.
It's State of the City time for both city's in Chautauqua County. Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas delivered his first State of the City address in the north county city late last Friday. In the the nearly 50 minute address... Rosas gave a presentation -- complete with power-point presentation. He included an overview of projects that were accomplished in 2016 and listed his priorities for the year ahead. Among the accomplishments, progress on mandated improvements at the water treatment plant and the securing of zero percent financing and a state grant for the wastewater treatment plant. Rosas says Phase-Three of the water treatment plant will be completed this year. Besides infrastructure improvements... Rosas also focused on economic development efforts including a new hotel on the city's waterfront. He says the first round of negotiations with a development firm out of Erie were held on Monday. Rosas says he believes negotiations went well on the first day... and, they're looking forward to it's opening. Here in Jamestown... Mayor Sam Teresi is slated to give his State of The City Address tonight during the City Council's January voting session. The message is typically delivered during remarks at the beginning of the meeting. Last year... the mayor gave lawmakers are written report... but, gave no verbal address. He has not said whether he will do that again this year... or not. Tonight's meeting begins at 7:30 PM.
One person suffered serious injuries after his snowmobile collided with a second machine on private property on Route 394 in Mayville last Saturday afternoon. Sheriff's officers say they responded to the crash near 60-46 Route 394 about 2:15 PM... and, found that 24 year-old Samuel Fabin of Pennington, New Jersey... and, 24 year-old Adam Martin of Salem, Virginia... were riding snowmobiles when both collided head-on at the crest of a hill where the visability of obstructed. Deputies say Fabin was flown by Starflight Helicopter to UPMC Hamot Medical Center for treatment. Martin was apparently not hurt. Officers say no charges were filed.
Statewide testing for lead in drinking water at schools in New York has found 14 percent of outlets sampled in nearly 3,000 schools outside New York City had unsafe levels of the toxic metal. Schools are required to turn off any outlet with lead levels above 15 parts per billion and implement plans to fix the problem. More than 256--thousand taps were tested. All schools that had those numbers have to test drinking water for lead under legislation signed by Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo in September. The state Health Department said Friday that 96 percent of schools outside of New York City have done the testing and 88 percent have reported results. New York City results are expected in mid-2017. Lead exposure can cause significant neurological impairments in children. The lead testing data is posted on Health Data New York online.
The sixth Annual Soup-er Bowl at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club put on Sunday by UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital was a major success. A total of 14 competitors took part offering a variety of soups to a record number of people in attendance. The winner of this year's event was the Gametime Sports Bar and Grill. Jim Mee owner of the Gametime Sports Bar and Grill talked about his winning entry the Cheesy Chicken Fiesta. He said they wanted to try something new. Last year... the Souper-Bowl raised over 7-thousand dollars for the Robotic Surgery Department at UPMC Chautauqua WCA... and, the Rappaport (Rap a pour) Family Fund. With an estimated 600 people in attendance... the total amount raised this year is expected to surpass last year's total. Final totals from the Soup-er Bowl are expected to be announced later today. The Media One Group of Radio Stations, Shults Auto Group and Maplevale Farms were the major sponsors of the Sixth Annual Soup-er Bowl.
Affinity One Federal Credit Union in Lakewood is holding it's second-annual Joe DeAngelo Memorial Ice Fishing Tournment on Chautauqua Lake in February. Affinity one Marketing and Sales Representative Tony Valvo... says the event begins on Feburary 1st. Valvo says you don't have to be a member to take part... however, you do have to sign up. Valvo urges ice anglers to make sure the ice is safe where they go to fish... and, to obsere all New York State rules. We asked him if the tournament would be held if the lake remains unfrozen. He says they'll cancel the event. However, they'll still have the event with door prizes if that occurs. Valvo says you can enter at either Affinity One branch in Jamestown or Lakewood... or at "Chautauqua Reel Outdoors."
The Homeland Security Department says a New York court order temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump's travel ban will not affect the overall implementation of the White House executive action. The agency said the court order affected a relatively small number of travelers who were inconvenienced by security procedures upon their return. The department's statement said: "President Trump's Executive Orders remain in place- prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the U.S. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety," according to the DHS statement. Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to the White House, said that nothing in the judge's order "in anyway impedes or prevents the implementation of the president's executive order which remains in full, complete and total effect."
A Dunkirk woman is facing charges after a traffic stop in the north county city late Saturday afternoon. Dunkirk Police pulled over a vehicle traveling south on Main Street at about 4:30 PM for a traffic violation. Police say the driver, whose license was suspended, tried to deceive officers by giving the name and date of birth of a relative, whose license was also suspended. After further investigation, the driver... 41-year-old Joielyn Burlingame... was charged with 3rd-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and 2nd-degree criminal impersonation. Burlingame will appear in Dunkirk City Court at a later date.