The City of Dunkirk Police Department is investigating a stabbing incident that occurred on the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue Wednesday afternoon.....  

Police responded to a reported fight around 4 PM and learned that the victim -- who has not been identified -- was stabbed during the altercation and transported to Brooks Memorial by a personal vehicle.  The victim has since been transferred to ECMC in Buffalo for further treatment. 


Three men escaped serious injuries late yesterday morning when a car ran a stop sign in the town of French Creek, and collided with a tractor-trailer.....  

Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene at the intersection of Route 426 and Mann Road just after 11 AM.  They say 26 year-old Zack Pfeffer of Erie, Pennsylvania, allegedly disregarded a stop sign at the corner and, his vehicle was struck by the big rig.  Officers say Pfeffer and his passenger, 41 year-old Jared Sper of Rockford, Michigan, had to be freed from the wreckage with a hurst tool.  Deputies add the driver of the big-rig, 38 year-old Dan Miller of Guys Mills, Pennsylvania, was also hurt.  All three were taken to UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  The accident remains under investigation.


The Chautauqua Area Rural Transit System will be expanding it's public bus service to Saturday's this Summer to accomodate residents, and, people visiting the area.....  

County officials were at the CARTS Main Bus Hub in downtown Jamestown yesterday to announce the new service, which will begin on Saturday, June 1st.  County Executive George Borrello says he and Public Facilities Director Brad Bentley rode the buses earlier this year and, found a demand for it.

Bentley says they ran a Pilot Program on Saturday's this past February, and says they received a "tremendous response" to it.  CARTS Senior Project Coordinator Michelle Westphal says they're excited to provide the new service and, says they'll be running all their usual south and north county routes in the Jamestown, and Dunkirk-areas.  Westphal says the service in Jamestown will run from 8:15 AM to 5:45 PM, while in the service in Dunkirk will run from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.  Borrello says Bentley and Westphal will "adjust" the CARTS budget as needed to accomodate the new service.  For more information, CARTS has it's own Social Media page, and you can call 665-6466.


A Cattaraugus County man is jailed for allegedly pointing a shotgun at another man and, hitting the other person in the town of Cold Spring....  

Sheriff's officers in Little Valley were called to the scene on South Loop Road late last week and, arrested 38 year-old Joshua John of Cold Spring.  Deputies say their investigation also found that John was operating an all-terrain vehicle while he was drunk.  Officers say he was arraigned on charges of second-degree menacing, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and Felony Aggravated DWI, and Felony DWI and, sent to the county jail without bail.


An Olean man has pleaded guilty in federal court to receiving child pornography and faces at least five years in prison....  

U-S Attorney James Kennedy, Junior says 30 year-old Jacob Tunison entered the plea late Tuesday before U.S. District Court Judge Richard Arcara.  Prosecutors say that in November of last year... Tunison used Facebook to communicate with a minor female who was under the age of 16.  They say he sent several lewd pictures of himself to the minor and, urged her to produce and send various images of herself to him.  Kennedy says the charge carries a maximum of 20 years in prison and, a $250,000 fine.  Tunison is to be sentenced next August 22nd.

We have a major traffic note for all county motorists who travel through the Fredonia area.... 

 A local police official says construction is starting today on the roundabout at the intersection of Routes 20 and 60 in the town of Pomfret.  Fredonia Police Chief Brad Meyers says message boards indicating traffic delays should serve as a warning to motorists who travel through that intersection to get to work and school.

Meyers says that outside of the message boards, there's been little advance notice from the State Department of Transportation about the $3.6-million highway project.  He says they don't know where the DOT is going to be starting, or how traffic flow will go.  The DOT’s website indicates that a construction contract was awarded for the project on April 25 with an estimated substantial completion date of July 1st of 2020.

 
Scientists are collaborating on a high-tech early warning system to detect harmful algal blooms in the Finger Lakes.... 

The U.S. Geological Survey and New York state are launching the pilot program Wednesday.  Authorities say newly installed technology on Owasco, Seneca and Skaneateles Lakes will quickly detect changing water-quality conditions that could indicate a harmful algal bloom, or HAB, is developing.  a similar, but smaller scale program is planned for Chautauqua Lake this year.  Most algal blooms are harmless, but in some cases they can pose a threat to people, animals and aquatic ecosystems. 


Officials with the Cuomo administration say they support efforts by AARP to stem the rising cost of prescription drugs for New Yorkers....  

More than 100 AARP volunteers from across the state rallied at the state Capitol Tuesday to support bills in the Legislature that address high drug costs.  Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul spoke to the gathering, saying Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration will do everything they can "to reel in the exorbitant, unconscionable prices of prescription drugs."  AARP has launched a nationwide campaign aimed at getting pharmaceutical companies to lower drug prices.  The national group's New York organization supports a package of Albany legislation that, among other things, would allow the safe importation of prescription drugs at lower prices than New Yorkers now pay.


New measures by U.S. regulators could help thwart some of the billions of robocalls received in the United States....  

The rising volume of calls in the last few years has created pressure on Congress, regulators and phone companies to act.  The Federal Communications Commission says it will vote in June on whether to allow to carriers block spam calls by default, which should mean that more spam calls are blocked.  Right now, customers have to take the extra step of requesting tools from their carriers or downloading apps from other companies to help them weed out most unwanted calls.  The agency won't require carriers to provide such services, though, or mandate that the tools offered are free. Today, some of these apps cost extra money, others are free.

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