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**JHS Band back victorious from state championships in Syracuse...

The JHS Red Raider Marching Band is back from the state championships in Syracuse, after winning the Large Division-2 title.  We have a picture on our Facebook page, and full details later on our Media One Group stations!!!


Accused sex offender from Falconer gets 20 years in prison, 20 years post-release supervision...

A Falconer man will spend the next 20 years in state prison following his guilty plea to first-degree Criminal Sex Act in Chautauqua County Court.  District Attorney David Foley says 29 year-old Brandon Byard received the sentence this morning from County Court Judge John Ward.  Foley adds that Byard will also spend 20 years in post-release supervision.  He says the plea and sentence -- "send a clear message that we are committed to prosecuting child sexual cases to the fullest extent of the law."  Foley also commended the Jamestown and Ellicott Police Departments... and, Child Advocacy Program for their dedication to investigating these incidents.  He says he was pleased with the outcome because it helps the victims "avoid the necessity and trauma of a trial."

Teresi calls Jamestown receiving $1.6-million in federal funding for part of Rivewalk Project...

The city of Jamestown is receiving $1.6-million in federal transporation funding for the city's ongoing Riverwalk Project.  The announcement was made earlier today by Governor Andrew Cuomo... who says the city is getting the largest amount of funding outside of New York City.  Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi says this is "absolutely huge" for the city... and, says they're thrilled to be receving the money.  Teresi says the money will be used to construct two pedestrian bridges connecting the south and north shores of the riverwalk's path.  He says, linking the southside with the northside of the Chadakoin River -- connecting the train station and Gateway Park project -- will enhance the riverwalk's use.  Teresi says the first span will connected the Riverwalk's northside -- behind the Gateway Train Station -- to Panzarella Island on the Board of Public Utilities' campus.  The second bridge will like the northside to the south near the former Evan's Skateland building is located.  Teresi says the city is receiving private funding to cover the approximately $400,000 needed to cover the local share of the project.

Tractor operator in Cattaraugus County seriously hurt after tractor is struck from behind by SUV...

A Cattarugus County man is being treated for serious injuries after his tractor was struck from behind by a Sports Utility Vehicle last Saturday night in New Albion.  Sheriff's officers in Little Valley say the Ford Explorer... driven by 25 year-old Lyndsay Feuerstein of Cattaraugus... was southbound on Route 353 when the vehicle struck the unregistered tractor.  The tractor's driver, 68 year-old Thomas Flattery of Cattaraugus, was flown to the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo for treatment of head, neck and back injuries.  Deputies say Feuerstein was treated for facial and arm injuries at Bertran-Chaffee Hospital in Springville.  No charges were filed.

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Two people hurt in alleged DWI Motorcycle-Car accident in Bemus Point... A Mayville man has been charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle...

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