Local News Headlines

City man killed in shooting incident in Jamestown now identified...
Jamestown Police have now identified the man who was killed in an overnight shooting incident on the city's eastside.  Police were called to the scene at 38 Peach St. shortly after 12 a.m. Friday, and, on arrival, found the victim -- 43 year-old Angel Ortiz Rodrguez -- laying in a side yard with a gunshot wound.  JPD Captain Bob Samuelson says Rodriguez... who lived at that address... was rushed to the hospital... where he later died from his injuries.  Samuelson says police were able able to obtain a warrant to search the house at that address.  Police have also investigated the area where the man's body was found.  Samuelson says the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Dept. Forensic Investigation Team was brought in... along with Chautauqua County District Attorney Jason Schmidt.  The suspect remains at large.  No motive has been released.  If you have any information on the homicide... you're asked to call JPD at 483-7537... of their confidential tips line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.  Samuelson says police have already received several tips in the case.  


Dunkirk man indicted on assault charge for September incident... 
A Dunkirk man is being held in the Chautauqua County Jail on bail after a grand jury indicted him on a charge stemming from an assault case in the city of Dunkirk in September.  Officials say 34-year-old Brian Nowak allegedly struck another person with an ax during the incident on Sept. 12.  Nowak was indicted on first degree assault and was arraigned in Chautauqua County Court on Feb. 11.  He's being held on $25,000 cash, or $50,000 property bond pending a Mar. 15 hearing.


COVID Cases continue downward trend in Chautauqua County...
After a slight increase yesterday... the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Chautauqua County has fallen back to more recently seen numbers.  The county's Health Department reports 13 new cases over the past day... bringing the local total to 7,525.  There are currently 124 active cases... and, just 6 are in the hospital.  The Health Department says there were no new deaths, and the infection rate has dropped to 1.1-percent.  They add the number of recovered cases is now 7,264.

 

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