Chautauqua County

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November 06, 2019 - 12:40 am
Mayville, N.Y. (WBEN) - Republican Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello has won a state Senate seat in western New York in a special election. Borrello will fill the District 57 seat left vacant by Republican Cathy Young. She resigned for a job at Cornell University. The 52-year-old Borrello...
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Susan Rose
October 12, 2019 - 3:24 pm
Pomfret, N.Y. (WBEN) - A state police trooper was flagged down by a motorist on Rt. 60 in the Chautauqua County town of Pomfret Friday afternoon due to a farming accident nearby. Further investigation revealed that a 1976 International tractor operated by Daniel Hunt, of Fredonia, was traveling...
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January 14, 2019 - 12:54 pm
Mayville, NY (AP/WBEN) A hunter has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for accidentally killing a neighbor he mistook for a deer. Thomas Jadlowski was sentenced on Monday in Chautauqua County Court. He pleaded guilty in October to criminally negligent homicide and hunting after sunset...
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Tom Puckett
May 29, 2018 - 4:40 pm
Mayville, NY (WBEN) A Chautauqua County man accused of hanging a dog from a tree earlier this year is out on his own recognizance. Robert Overton, Jr. was released because DA Patrick Swanson did not indict him within 45 days. Police say Overton hanged his pit bull from a tree in the area of Hallock...
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Forestville Central Schools Photo
The Forestville School system is in lockout status this morning, after a threat was made last night. The nature of the threat has not been made public, but the district issued the following statement: Last night, the Superintendent received a phone call from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office...
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from WKBW Video
The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WARNINGS for central Erie County, including thge Buffalo metro area and for Silver Creek. The warning lasts until Friday afternoon for the Buffalo area and 8:15 Thursday night for Silver Creek, and runs concurrently with a less severe, and more...
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November 30, 2017 - 4:30 pm
SHERMAN, N.Y. (WBEN) - Thomas Jadlowski pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a two-count indictment of manslaughter and a DEC violation. Jadlowski allegedly shot and killed Rosemary Billquist while he was hunting after hours last Wednesday in Chautauqua County. "We were assisting (sheriff's deputies...
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November 30, 2017 - 5:49 am
MAYVILLE, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Investigators could soon say whether a Western New York hunter will face criminal charges for fatally shooting a neighbor he said he mistook for a deer. Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace and District Attorney Patrick Swanson will release more information today on...
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Richard Root
November 28, 2017 - 5:59 am
Sherman, NY (WBEN) - A Chautauqua County grand jury is expected to take a look at the shooting death of Rose Billquist in Sherman last week. Charges are expected against the hunter who reportedly claimed he thought Billquist was a deer. Rose Jafarjian Billquist died last Wednesday after being shot...
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November 24, 2017 - 7:16 am
Sherman, N.Y. (WBEN) - An apparent hunting tragedy in the Chautauqua County town of Sherman after a hunter's single shot struck a 43-year old woman while walking her dogs. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department says a man was hunting in a field off Armenian Road when he thought he saw a deer in...
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