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Chautauqua County Sheriff's investigate double shooting


WESTFIELD, NY--A Lancaster woman is in critical condition after she was shot in the head while celebrating her birthday.

Chautauqua County Sheriff's say they received a 911 call reporting a woman with a head wound at a home on Route 5 in Westfield early Thursday morning.

Sheriff's deputies and officers from the Town of Westfield Police discovered the woman, Nicole Sheehan, 29, had been shot in the head, and that the suspect was still in the area.

While searching near Barcelona Beach and Marina, officers heard a gunshot near the breakwall. Officers found the suspect, Sam Reynolds, 38, of Lancaster, dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Sheehan was taken to Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Investigators say the couple had come to Barcelona to celebrate Sheehan's birthday, which was earlier in the week.

Police are still investigating.


Daemen Student is First-Ever Intern in Village Mayor’s Office

Daemen Student is First-Ever Intern in Village Mayor’s Office

Daemen College student Amy Grimes is gaining valuable experience this summer as the first-ever intern in the Village of Williamsville Mayor’s Office, a role that’s giving her the opportunity to assist with a historic preservation project and a major community development initiative.

“We are extremely pleased to have Amy on board and to be a part of enhancing her educational experience and professional development by engaging her in the work of village government,” said Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa. “In the few weeks she’s been with us, her contributions to our office have already had a positive impact.”

Seneca Gaming Corporation Hosts Career Fair on June 19

Seneca Gaming Corporation Hosts Career Fair on June 19

Seneca Gaming Corporation will host a Career Fair on Thursday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, located at 1 Fulton St. in downtown Buffalo. Recruiters will be available to meet with job-seekers for hundreds of positions throughout all three casino properties in Western New York as well as for the corporation itself.

 

Traveling Abroad Before Your Advance Parole Document is Issued May Cause Serious Problems

Traveling Abroad Before Your Advance Parole Document is Issued May Cause Serious Problems

 

If you have a pending Adjustment of Status (Form I-485), your lawyer has likely cautioned you (repeatedly) that traveling abroad before your Advance Parole document is issued may result in the denial of your I-485. These cautions should be taken seriously and any traveling during Adjustment of Status should be carefully considered prior to leaving the U.S. 

Here is a quick Q&A with Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi regarding this important topic.

Question: What exactly is an Advance Parole document?

Man finds missing dog in shallow grave


TOWN OF GERRY, NY - A man searching for his lost dog discovered the missing pet buried in a field on Damon Hill Road. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say the dog was shot by the landowner, Robert Rearick, 46, because it was barking near his home.

The dog's owner had been searching the area and questioning neighbors for several days before making the gruesome discovery Thursday afternoon.

Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace told us that deputies found another dog buried on the property that Rearick claims belonged to him.

Rearick was charged under the Agriculture and Markets Law with overdriving, torturing and injuring animals. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Gerry Court.


Groundbreaking Ceremony Opens Construction Phase at Mill Road Scenic Overlook

Groundbreaking Ceremony Opens Construction Phase at Mill Road Scenic Overlook

 

A groundbreaking ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday, June 13, kicked off the construction phase of the long-awaited Mill Road Scenic Overlook in the Town of Aurora. 

The 60-acre Mill Road Scenic Overlook property was protected at the end of 2013 after a successful, multi-year, $650,000 capital campaign. The Town of Aurora now owns the property and the Land Conservancy holds a conservation easement on it, protecting it in perpetuity from development. The property is an iconic feature of the Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway and the pull-off along Mill Road will allow visitors to safely experience the spectacular views across the broad valley below.

Daemen to Host National Conference on Student Affairs for First Time

Daemen to Host National Conference on Student Affairs for First Time

As higher education faces many changes and challenges, student affairs leaders from colleges and universities from across the United States will discuss the latest issues and effective programs at a conference being hosted June 21-24 on the Daemen College campus. It is the first time the national conference will be hosted by Daemen.

The three-day residential program, “2014 Small Colleges and Universities Institute,” is being offered by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Small Colleges and Universities Division. It’s geared to chief student affairs officers and other senior-level leaders from small colleges and universities with enrollments of fewer than 5,000 students.