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Auction Winners Enjoy “Figure 8 the Lake”

Auction Winners Enjoy “Figure 8 the Lake”

Jamestown, NY – The successful bidders at the Audubon Nature Center’s Falling for Nature Auction last October recently enjoyed their prize: a day-long tour of Chautauqua Lake guided by Tom Erlandson and Linda Swanson, authors of Figure 8 the Lake: A Driving Tour of Chautauqua Lake.

Beautiful weather awaited the travelers who departed from the Boat Landing at Jamestown’s McCrea Point Park on Saturday morning, May 30. They journeyed in the Nature Center van driven by volunteer Wanda Lucariello.

Each participant received an autographed copy of Figure 8 the Lake. As it was originally published in 2003, the authors challenged their fellow road-trippers to keep a list of changes along the way since the book was written.

Heroin found during Springville traffic stop

SPRINGVILLE, NY -- A man in Erie County is facing charges for possession of heroin after a routine traffic stop.

Police say that they found four bags of heroin and a hypodermic needle in Tarik Ramadhan's car after he was stopped for driving without license plate lights. During the traffic stop Ramadhan's car was searched because the officer discovered that his license had five active suspensions.

Ramadhan was charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument, criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlicensed operation and various vehicle and traffic violations. He is currently awaiting arraignment in the Springville Village Court.

H-4 Dependent Spouses May Now Apply for Employment Authorization

H-4 Dependent Spouses May Now Apply for Employment Authorization


USCIS put into effect a new rule on May 26, 2015, allowing certain H-4 spouses to apply for work authorization. Previously, USCIS did not provide work authorization to any H-4 spouses. Since last Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began accepting applications for employment authorization from H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident status. Premium processing is not available for this application.

Jammers baseball back in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, NY -- Baseball is back in Jamestown.

Wednesday was opening night for the New Jamestown Jammers prospect league team. This is an amateur collegiate baseball league.

Last year the former Jammers, a short-season A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, moved to West Virginia and changed their name to the West Virginia Black Bears.

The new Jammers won on opening day, even though the game was called due to weather.

They will play a regular season through August.

New Synthetic Drug Has Made Its Way to WNY

LIVINGSTON COUNTY - In Florida, it's called "flakka," a drug so dangerous and so powerful it killed several people in one county and caused a Fort Lauderdale man to bash his head against the doors of the police department. In his hallucination, cars were chasing him down the street.

In Spokane, Wash., police said a man broke into a woman's apartment during a psychotic-like episode and screamed that spiders were crawling all over him.

This new synthetic drug, essentially an enhanced version of bath salts, has led to a series of bizarre criminal behavior across the United States.

Study finds Forestville water safe to drink

FORESTVILLE, NY – New York State health officials have given the Village of Forestville's water supply a clean bill of health.

Officials In Chautauqua County asked for the tests to be done after residents started complaining last month that it smelled funny.

The state's independent study tested the water for 148 chemical compounds and found no health violations.

Reduce Summer Travel Times with the Global Entry Program

Reduce Summer Travel Times with the Global Entry Program


With the school year quickly coming to a close, thousands of Americans and foreign nationals alike will begin booking their summer getaways. Whether you will be flying to a popular international destination like Britain or France, or perhaps visiting the U.S. from Canada or Mexico, CBP offers the Global Entry Program to help shorten U.S. entry wait times at certain airports.