Salamanca Man Will Be Charged With Murder

the 22-year-old Salamanca man accused of stabbinging a man in buffalo then running away to las vegas will be charged with second degree murder, according to the Olean Times Herald.
Brandon Francis is in jail in Henderson Nevada, near Las Vegas and will be extradited to Cattaraugus County to face the charge.
Police say Francis stabbed 22 year old Juwaan Holt to death over the weekend at a salmanca apartment.
city officials told the Salamanca Press on Monday that the stabbing is believed to have occurred during a botched robbery attempt.
some workers at Dresser-Rand are making Christmas a little better for 62 area kids.
United Steelworkers Local 4601 raised over $4,600 c, and then lets kids who are in need spend it on presents at local stores.
house. They’ve been doing it since 2005 and have raised more than $80,000 for the program .

Olean Man Guilty of Drug Charges

An Olean man says he’s guilty of attempting to make meth in Olean and Allegany.
He was arrested at his Olean apartment and an Allegany hotel.
41 year old Raymond Shaffer was arrested in March at the Microtel Inn & Suites in Allegany with a small meth lab and then again five months later in Auguse at his Third Avenue apartment where police say they found meth and meth-making materials.
Now his home is the Cattaraugus County Jail. He’ll be sentenced in late February.
The Olean Common Council has signed off on restoring the old Siegel’s building. It’ll soon be a co-op-style small business incubator on the ground floor. On the second floor will be two loft-style apartments of around 1,000 square feet each. The project is estimated to cost around $700,000 including acquisition costs. Savarino was the only developer to submit a proposal to buy the building for $45,000 or the appraised value.

Serious Collision on Cattaraugus Indian Reservation

Five people were taken to a hospital after their vehicles collided on a road in a Seneca Nation of Indians territory.
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded around 8 p.m. Monday to a report of multiple injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Route 438 on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation. Officials say the two occupants from one vehicle were airlifted to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. Three occupants of the second vehicle were taken to ECMC.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Genesis House is getting a helping hand from the community.
The homeless shelter has put out a “wish list” of needs including pillows, laundry soap, sheets, canned goods, soups, toys for Christmas, hats and gloves, and volunteers. The executive director of Genesis House, says the wish list should help fulfill the shelter residents’ needs and requests over the holiday season and beyond.

Accused Killer Arrested in Las Vegas

The suspected killer of a 22 year old in Salamanca over the weekend has been arrested in Las Vegas.
Juwaan Holt’s body was found Saturday morning near the corner of Broad Street and Pimlico Avenue.
The cattaraugus county sheriff’s office isn’t naming the suspect just yet. The suspect is being extradited from Henderson, Nevada, ad that’s about 15 miles southeast of Las Vegas. City officials told the Salamanca Press that the stabbing is believed to have occurred during a botched robbery attempt. ———————————————————————————————————————————————-
tonight the Olean Common Council wants to hear from the public about a plan to redevelop a property at 107 N. Union St. Plans call for a small business in the ground floor that will showcase local artisans, artists-in-residence, fine-craft makers and other entrepreneurs throughout the community.” The second floor will have two apartments. the meeting begins at 6:15 in the ocuncil chambers.

South Dayton Woman Arrested for Drugs Again

Police in South Dayton may have had a case of deja vu when they raided a woman’s home for methamphetamine.
They’d done the same thing at 41 year old Laurie Newcomb’s house just a few months ago.
She was charged again with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. Police say they found packaging materials for drugs, scales, pills and crystal meth. The southern tier drug task force raded her Pine Street home on June 19 and reportedly found crystal meth and three ounces of marijuana. She’s in the Cattaraugus County Jail on $2,500 cash bail.
Cattaraugus, Allegany counties, and the seneca nation department of health are joining forces to help prevent lead poisoning in children. Their goal is to get more children between 1 and 2 tested for lead levels. They’re also putting a high priority on track down the sources of the lead. High lead levels can cause brain damage.

Little Valley Rallies to Help Family After Barn Fire

A little valley couple that spent their lives helping others is getting that help returned to them after a devestating fire. Last month a fire destroyed the Ritchie family barn. It’s where they stored the produce, tools and equipment for the Community Supported Agriculture program they ran. they lost 6 of tehir 7 tractors, most of the tools and 80% of their winter storage crop .Now a gofundme page set up to help the couple rebuild has raised over $12,000 in just a couple of days. The goal is a lot higher, they estimate it’ll take $150, to replace what they lost.
Cattaraugus County and 10 other counties will build a 30-bed secure detention facility in Bath for 16 and 17-year-old suspects who’ve been arrested and are awaiting trial. The group plans to buy the property for the $17 million facility from Steuben County.
New York state will pay the cost.

More Snow Forecast for the Twin Tiers

Get ready for some more snow later today. The afternoon commutes could be impacted.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for northern Erie and Genesee counties and from 9 p.m. tonight through 6 a.m. and Friday for southern Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. Olean could see three inches, Wellsville two inches and jamestown, up to six inches of snow.
The man accused of a shooting in Ellicottville says he was acting in self defense and was in fear for his life.
25 year old Damien Marvin told New York State Police that the victim and the victim’s brother assaulted him both in a bar and restaurant and out in the street. He’s been charged with first-degree assault. A Judge ruled there’s enough evidence for the case to continue. The victim was listed in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo.

Extremely High Voter Turnout Reported for Midterms

Voters in Cattaraugus County came out to vote in the midterm election in bigger numbers than anyone’s seen in years.
Nearly 56 percent of the voters in Cattaraugus County went out to the poll. A couple of years ago it was just 47 percent.
Allegany County voter turnout was also higher. Nearly 61 and a half percent voted. caompared to 2014 midterms when 51.26 percent of voters cast ballots,
IT TOOK UNTIL Monday to certify the election results.
Airbnb and Allegany County have reached an agreement on taxes.
Airbnb has 70 properties in Allegany County, from cabins to downtown apartments.They weren’t subject to bed taxes like hotel rooms. But under the new agreement, the taxes will be collected.
Cattaraugus County officials have had a deal since the fall of 2017, with more than 100 properties.
Airbnb officials say they paid more than $1 million in bed taxes in 2017 statewide.

Suspect Arrested Was Focus of Shelter in Place Alert

Police say the man who caused a shelter in place in Carrollton was arrested in Pennsylvania.
He’s 42 year old Brett Bunker of Limestone. Police say he had a gun Sunday afternoon and led police on a foot chase.
Bunker was wanted in Cattaraugus County for menacing and aggravated harassment.
This was Bunker’s third arrest in two weeks.
Two musicians related to Nashville royalty with ties to Elvis Presley are putting on a holiday concert at St. Bonaventure.
Meagan Taylor, a niece of the late Chet Atkins, and pianist Jason Coleman, grandson of the late Floyd Cramer will play at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Atkins, in addition to his status as a country music legend, produced the first RCA Elvis album, and Floyd Cramer played piano on it.
“A Music City Christmas,” the fourth concert in the 2018-19 Friends of Good Music performance series,

Man Shot in Ellicottville in Critical Condition

An argument inside an Ellicottville bar Saturday night turned into shooting outside.
State police say 25 year old Damien Marvin shot a 41 year old man in the abdomen and he was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where he was in critical condition Sunday. Marvin was arraigned and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail on $50,000 bail.
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office issued a shelter-in-place for people in the Limestone/Carrollton area.
In a Facebook post, the Sheriff’s Office said they were trying to locate a white man with a long gun. He’s 6’9″ and 192 pounds with shaved dark hair, according to the Sheriff’s Office. after a couple of hours, they said he had left the area.
A $2 million historic preservation project is underway at the Red House Administration Building at Allegany State Park.
It’ll fix up the outside of the 90-year-old building, and restore 173 historic windows and doors.