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No charges for leaving dog out in cold

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NY - A dog owner in Chautauqua County is facing a lot of harassment since neighbors started seeing his German Shepherd left outside.

Two On Your Side's Erica Brecher says the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office investigated and concluded there was no sign of animal cruelty.

Said Sheriff Joe Gerace, "It's more a story of what social media can do. The dog is in good condition. It's an outside dog. It's got a beautiful coat of fur, and everyone is in agreement the dog owner cares about his dog, we care about the animal, and the dog's in good shape."

Gerace says he understands where people with good intentions are coming from, but it's important not to always believe everything you see on the Internet.

Additionally, the phone calls police received were clogging up the dispatch center, which has been disruptive to fire, emergency medical services and police.

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Stephanie Rogers and Friends at the Infinity Café

Stephanie Rogers and Friends at the Infinity Café

Stephanie Rogers and Friends Performance at the Café

Friday, March 6th~~~7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Infinity Arts Café

*SPECIAL* INFINITY ARTS CAFÉ PERFORMANCE ENTRANCE is on 3rd Street (the former post office main entrance). Look for the signs!

Stephanie will be coming together with a great lineup of local musicians to give you a night full of amazing music! Special appearances by Gina Vecchio, Steve Davis, Jeremy Bunce, Daniel Witherspoon, Mark Bunce, Paul Sweat, and more!!

Infinity Arts Café events are FREE, family friendly and open to the public!

For more information, 716-664-0991 www.infinityperformingarts.org

INFINITY PULSE Poetry Slam @ Infinity Café

INFINITY PULSE Poetry Slam @ Infinity Café

PULSE Poetry Slam

Thursday, March 5th at 6:00pm

FREE Pulse Poetry Slam event

Infinity Arts Café

301 East Second St, Suite 101, Lynn Building in Jamestown.

Experience the excitement and intensity of slam poetry LIVE.

Infinity Arts Café events are FREE, family friendly and open to the public!

Call Infinity for more info 716-664-0991 or visit the official Pulse Poetry Slam Facebook page.

Dog Ears Bookstore Reschedules Two Postponed Events

Dog Ears Bookstore Reschedules Two Postponed Events


Weather postponed two weekend events at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, but both have been reschedule and will take place in the near future.

A book-signing event with the author and illustrator of “Feral Cat Stories: From Rescue to Love,” will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Dog Ears, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. The book is an entertaining and inspiring collection of Western New York feral cat rescue stories from participants of the spay/neuter programs of Feral Cat FOCUS. Local author Susan Sellingsloh and illustrator Joan Peck capture the struggles and joys of people who encounter feral cats and decide to help. Proceeds from the event will benefit Feral Cat FOCUS.

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Fatal accident closes section of Thruway

TOWN OF HANOVER, NY – A 33-year-old woman and a nine-year-old girl died in an accident on the New York State Thruway at about 10:45 a.m. Saturday.

State Police say the two were traveling in a pick-up truck that rear-ended a tractor-trailer that was stopped on the shoulder. Ashley R. Griffith, 33, of Dunkirk and 9-year-old daughter lost their lives in the collision.

The driver and two other passengers of the pickup truck were taken to the hospital for treatment and evaluation. None of their injuries were believed to be life-threatening, police said.

A 12.5-mile stretch of the highway was closed for about five hours while police investigated.

Storm-damaged retailer re-opens

HAMBURG, NY - A popular discount store in the Southowns is back in business after its roof became a casualty of the massive lake effect storm in November.

BJ's Club in Hamburg reopened to the public Saturday morning after it was closed for 10 weeks for roof repairs and renovations. Some changes were made in the interior layout of the store.

Engineers and contractors actually controlled the collapse of the sagging roof because of the estimated 4.1 million pounds of snow on the building.

The store has hired back all its employees and extended memberships for store customers who were inconvenienced by the 10-week shutdown.

Jamestown police bust two meth labs in two days

JAMESTOWN, NY - Police in Jamestown say they have busted two meth labs in two days.

On Friday afternoon, they shut down a lab found inside an apartment building on the 300 block of East Fifth Street. No arrests have been made in that bust.

On Thursday, they shut another one down on the 200 block of McKinley Avenue. Alexander Jankowiak,20, faces two felony charges for possession and production of meth.

Police are also looking for Beau K. Jones in connection with the McKinley Avenue bust. He's wanted on drug charges and criminal impersonation after giving a false name to police in order to avoid being arrested. If you have information you're asked to call Jamestown Police detectives at 483-7537, or leave an anonymous tip at 483-8477.

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