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A Small Uprising in Farnham


FARNHAM, NY - Erie County is taking over plowing duties in the Village of Farnham, at least for now.

County Executive Mark Poloncarz sent out a few tweets Sunday morning saying that Farnham's mayor fired her public works chief Saturday night. That prompted plow drivers to -- literally -- walk off the job, leaving their plow trucks running.

Poloncarz addressed the issue at Sunday's press conference, calling the walk-off "the equivalent of a wildcat strike, which is of course illegal."

The county is now plowing Farnham until replacement workers can be found for the village. Poloncarz called Saturday's dust-up "the kind of thing that happens when nerves get frayed and people have been working countless hours."

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Coggins found guilty of two counts of murder


Mayville, NY - The man accused of murdering a well-liked Southern Tier couple learned his fate Thursday afternoon. A jury found Davide Coggins guilty of two counts of second-degree murder after less than five hours of deliberation in the April 2013 slayings of Gordon and Joyce Skinner in their Carroll Township home.

Coggins is a cousin of the man he is accused of killing.

The murder trial for Coggins, 35, of Elmira included more than 300 pieces of evidence and dozens of witnesses. Chautauqua County District Attorney David Foley closed his case saying, "David Coggins planned and executed it and he solicited the help of three individuals."

Closing Arguments In Coggins Murder Trial


Mayville, NY -The man accused of murdering a well - liked Southern Tier couple will soon learn his fate.

On Wednesday a jury heard closing arguments in the case against Davide Coggins, who is actually a cousin of the man he is accused of killing.

The first-degree-murder trial for Coggins, 35, of Elmira included more than 300 pieces of evidence and dozens of witnesses. He stands accused in the April 2013 home invasion and slayings of Gordon and Joyce Skinner in their Carroll Township home.

And with all that to consider it comes down to this claim from Chautauqua County District Attorney David Foley: "David Coggins planned and executed it and he solicited the help of three individuals."

New owners purchase Bush Industries


JAMESTOWN, N.Y.- A southern tier based furniture company that had been on sale since 2004 finally has new owners.

A group of senior executives announced Tuesday they had acquired 100 percent of Bush Industries in a management buy out. The purchase secures about 250 jobs for the region.

"For Jamestown, I think this is a pretty significant event, because if a strategic competitor could have acquired us, all the jobs could have gone. Or if someone from China acquired us and imported all the work, all the jobs would have been gone," James Garde, Bush Industries CEO said.

Bush Industries currently employs about 350 people world wide, with offices in China, Nevada and Pennsylvania.

"We got a good team here, we've got a lot of talented people who have worked here a long time, so their reaction was very positive to the news," Garde said.


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Fatal accident in Chautauqua County


POMFRET, N.Y.- The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal accident after a man driving his car rolled over into a ditch.

According to the sheriff's office, Richard Caldwell, 57, was traveling south on Chautauqua Road in the Town of Pomfret when while turning on to Maytum Road his car traveled off the road.

Caldwell's car then hit a telephone telephone, struck a ditch and then rolled over, the sheriff's office says.

Caldwell was pronounced dead at the scene and the Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation.


Jamestown Police searching for hit-an-run driver who badly injured a pedestrian


JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - Jamestown Police are asking for the public's help in finding the hit-and-run driver who injured a pedestrian. It happened around 10:15 a.m. on Friday at the intersection of Falconer Street and Bowen Street.

Witnesses tell police a gold or tan minivan knocked down a pedestrian and then drove over the person's legs before leaving the scene. Police say the vehicle may be a Dodge or Chrysler.

The victim was taken to WCA Hospital and is being treated for serious leg injuries.

Anyone with information on the incident or about the driver should call Jamestown Police at (716) 483-7537. Anonymous tips can be left at (716) 483- TIPS (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.


Christmas in the Country-Erie to Feature 150 Artists, Assist Nonprofits

Christmas in the Country-Erie to Feature 150 Artists, Assist Nonprofits

 

In just one week, one the nation’s most popular artisan markets — Christmas in the Country-Erie — will return to the Bayfront Convention Center. The artisan market, to be held the weekend of Nov. 15-16, will welcome 150 artists from the Erie area and across the country who will be displaying and selling their unique handcrafted creations including home décor, gourmet foods, original music, trendsetting jewelry, hand-poured aromatic candles, children’s toys and clothing, stylish pottery, original wall art, gifts for pets and holiday gift items galore.