Warren County Firefighter Hospitalized Following Saturday Blaze

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Stock ImageSUGAR GROVE – A Warren County firefighter is in the hospital after falling fighting a fire on Saturday.Officials say the fire started around 10 a.m. on Miller Hill Road, between Sugar Grove and Warren.No one was home at the time of the fire, but, the house is a total loss.It took firefighters around seven hours to extinguish the flames. The caused the blaze is currently unknown. The injured firefighter fell and hurt his leg.He was taken to UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown and is expected to recover.last_img

Strong Storms Possible This Afternoon, Some Severe

first_imgJAMESTOWN – The weather will be getting active once again with a threat for thunderstorms this afternoon with some potentially becoming strong to severe.In the wake of a Warm front passage that moved through late this morning, a strong Cold front will be moving through this afternoon with a band of showers and thunderstorms flaring out ahead of that front.Temperatures have already spiked into the lower to upper 60’s as of 11 a.m. across much of the region thanks to that Warm front. Erie is already up to 70 degrees. It’s also feeling a bit muggy as dew points are in the upper 50’s to lower 60’s. Keep in mind that dew point measures the moisture content in the air. The closer together the air temperature and the dew point temperature are, the more humid it feels as the human body cannot evaporate liquid off of it as quickly.Given the current dynamics support, the NOAA Storm Prediction Center has placed all of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania under a standard Slight Risk (level 2/5) for severe thunderstorms this afternoon.The primary threats will be from damaging winds and possibly some hail. Localized flooding is also a possibility with heavy rainfall at times along with a brief, isolated tornado. However, upper-air data suggests a rather weak environment for tornadic activity but a small potential does exist.Based on the newest high resolution modeling, storms will enter the western-most Southern Tier by around 1 p.m. this afternoon and continue to work their way eastward through the afternoon.The strongest storms will be out of the region and into Central New York by 4 p.m. These storms should help to stabilize the atmosphere for any leftover showers or thundershowers through the rest of the day to be well below severe limits.As noted by our exclusive Storm Potential product within our FutureScan model, there will be enough atmospheric instability for these storms to work with to become strong to severe (darker colors indicate higher thunderstorm chances).Make sure you have a way of getting warnings should they be issued this afternoon. EVERY home and business needs to have a NOAA Weather Radio. They are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased from a wide variety of retailers.Beyond the Weather Radio, we highly recommend an app on your smartphone that is designed to push severe weather warnings. The apps we like are:The free WNYNewsNow app for iPhone/AndroidWeather Radio by WDT for iPhone/AndroidWNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ten Plead Guilty In Connection With Major Jamestown Meth Ring

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Stock Image.BUFFALO — Ten people have plead guilty in connection with a major methamphetamine trafficking operation in the City of Jamestown.U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Monday that all 10 defendants pleaded guilty during June and July 2020, to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, five grams or more of methamphetamine before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 40 years, and a $5,000,000 fine.Assistant U.S. Attorneys Misha A. Coulson and Brendan T. Cullinane, who are handling the case, stated that between March 2017 and October 2018, the 10 defendants conspired with six other co-defendants to operate a drug trafficking organization, primarily involving the distribution of methamphetamine, in the Jamestown area. Pleading guilty to the conspiracy charges were:· Andrew C. Bennett, 31, of Randolph, NY, pleaded guilty on June 4, 2020; · Jacob A. Motherwell, 31, of Jamestown, NY, pleaded guilty on June 22, 2020;· Destiny J. Hare, 31, of Randolph, NY, pleaded guilty on June 25, 2020;· Michael A. Davis, 36, of Jamestown, NY, pleaded guilty on June 25, 2020, also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking;· Ryan R. Lopez, 26, of Palmdale, California, pleaded guilty on July 1, 2020;· Martin Marcus Bowman, 29, of San Bernardino, California, pleaded guilty on July 2, 2020;· Jamell Trapp, a/k/a KS, 29, of Jamestown, NY, pleaded guilty on July 1, 2020, also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon;· Henry Stovall, Jr., 42, of Jamestown, NY, pleaded guilty on July 7, 2020;· Danny W. Michael, III, 47, of Jamestown, NY, pleaded guilty on July 22, 2020; and· Alexis V. Hall, 25, of Harrison, NJ, pleaded guilty on July 24, 2020.During the execution of search warrants throughout the investigation, law enforcement officers recovered 10 firearms and multiple rounds of ammunition, over 20 cellular telephones, drug paraphernalia, and U.S. currency.The trial for the 10 defendants was scheduled to begin in federal court this morning.The six co-defendants who were previously convicted include: Zackiel Fields, Jr.; Ernest Cauley, Jr.; Ramael O. Fields; Stephanie L. Harrison; Searcy E. Fields; and Stacie N. Yancer.“Through the tremendous partnership between federal and local law enforcement, 16 individuals who committed federal crimes have been brought to justice, and a well-armed drug trafficking organization responsible for polluting Jamestown and the Southern Tier with highly addictive and debilitating methamphetamine has been dismantled,” stated U.S. Attorney Kennedy. “My Office and our DOJ law enforcement partners are always looking for ways to help to support local law enforcement as they work tirelessly on the front lines in the fight to preserve law and order and strengthen the communities they serve by making them safer and more secure. In this case, I say, ‘mission accomplished.’”The pleas are the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Belongia; the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division; the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Acting Chief Timothy Jackson; the New York State Police, under the direction of Major James Hall; the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, under the direction of Chautauqua County Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb; the Ellicott Police Department, under the direction of Chief William Ohnmeiss Jr., and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Boston Division Inspector-in-Charge Joseph W. Cronin.Sentencings will be scheduled at a later date.last_img read more

Cattaraugus County Reports Three New COVID-19 Related Deaths Overnight

first_imgMGN ImageLITTLE VALLEY – The Cattaraugus County Health Department says three people died Tuesday due to COVID-19 complications.Officials say a 60-year-old woman, 62-year-old man, and 93-year-old man developed respiratory failure and were unable to overcome their illness despite medical treatment.These are the 25th, 26th and 27th deaths linked to COVID-19 in the county.The Health Department also reported 34 new cases on Tuesday, with 291 now active. The county’s seven day infection rate also increased to 7%, up from 6.8% the day before. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img

Phoenix Extends Off-Broadway Run

first_img Phoenix Related Shows View Comments The Scott Organ play is directed by Jennifer DeLia. The one-night-stand will last a little bit longer. Phoenix, starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt, has extended its off-Broadway engagement at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Originally scheduled to run through August 23, the dark romantic comedy will now play its final performance on August 28. When Bruce (Wirt) and Sue (Stiles) meet four weeks after an uncharacteristic one-night-stand, Sue has this to say to him: one, I had a great time with you that night and two, let’s never see each other again. Thus begins a 4,000-mile journey well beyond the confines of their carefully structured worlds. Bruce is fueled by an overwhelming but undefined compulsion to join her in Phoenix. Sue is reluctantly charmed by his persistence, but steadfast in her resolve to keep him at bay. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 28, 2014last_img read more

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ War & More Set for LCT Season

first_imgThe 2015-16 Lincoln Center Theater season will feature three new works, including War, a play by Gloria and Appropriate scribe Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. The Lileana Blain-Cruz-helmed production will begin performances at off-Broadway’s Claire Tow Theater on May 21, 2016 and open on June 6.Before War, LCT will present the world premiere of Greg Pierce’s Her Requiem, beginning performances on February 6 at the Claire Tow Theater, plus Marco Ramirez’ The Royale at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater beginning February 11.Her Requiem will open on February 22 and run through March 20. It follows high school student Caitlin, who takes her senior year off to compose a complete requiem mass. Her devotion to the project soon tears apart her family. Kate Whoriskey will direct the production, which will feature sets by Derek McLane, costumes by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Amith Chandrashaker and sound design by Matt Tierney.The Royale is loosely based on pioneering African American heavyweight champion Jack Johnson and tells the story of Jay, who confronts opponents of the ring as well as his own personal demons. Rachel Chavkin will direct the production, which is set to open officially on March 7.Jacobs-Jenkins’ War explores the tensions between two brothers who, while visiting their mother in the hospital, are confronted by two strangers armed with a surprising claim about their grandfather during World War II. The production, set to run through July 3, will have sets by Mimi Lien, costumes by Montana Blanco, lighting design by Matt Frey and sound design by Bray Poor.Her Requiem and War are both produced by LCT3, a Lincoln Center program that highlights shows by new playwrights and designers. Additional information, including casting, will be announced at a later date. View Commentslast_img read more

It Pays to Be Naughty! Tim Minchin Celebrates a Matilda Milestone

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 View Comments The revolting children and loud grown-ups of Matilda have something to celebrate: the hit musical has hit 1,000 performances. To celebrate the milestone, composer/lyricist Tim Minchin headed to New World Stages to answer fan questions (don’t freak out if you missed that, by the way) and reunite with one of the original Matildas: Bailey Ryon. (Note her “Maggots” shirt!) Check out this adorable Hot Shot, then head to the Shubert Theatre to see this magical show! Matilda Related Showslast_img

Heisenberg, Starring Mary-Louise Parker, Will Transfer to Broadway

first_imgDenis Arndt & Mary-Louise Parker in ‘Heisenberg’Photo by Joan Marcus Related Shows View Comments After an acclaimed run off-Broadway at Manhattan Theater Club last summer, Heisenberg will transfer to the Great White Way. Directed by Mark Brokaw, the two-hander is set to once again star Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt. The new show from Simon Stephens, the Tony-winning playwright of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, is scheduled to begin performances on September 20 at MTC’s Broadway venue, the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Opening night is slated for October 13.Parker received a Tony Award for her performance in Proof and was also nominated for Reckless and Prelude to a Kiss. She most recently appeared on Broadway in The Snow Geese. Her additional stage credits include Hedda Gabler and Bus Stop. Best known for her portrayal of Nancy Botwin on Showtime’s Weeds; she has also appeared on screen in RED, Fried Green Tomatoes, Angels in America (for which she won an Emmy) and The West Wing.Arndt is most notorious for his roles in L.A. Law, Annie McGuire and Basic Instinct; he has also been seen on screen in Grey’s Anatomy, Past Life, Boston Legal, 24 and Providence. Stage credits include The Tempest, King Lear, Othello, Richard II and The Ballad of Soapy Smith.Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Clare (Parker) spots Alex (Arndt), a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a life-changing game.The production will feature scenic design by Mark Wendland, with costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Donald Holder and original music and sound design by David Van Tieghem. Star Filescenter_img Heisenberg Mary-Louise Parker Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 11, 2016last_img read more

Lloyd Webber ‘Furious’ Nicole Scherzinger Quit B’way’s Cats Revival

first_img View Comments Nicole Scherzinger in ‘Cats'(Photo: Alessandro Pinna) Andrew Lloyd Webber is not happy with Nicole Scherzinger, who received an Olivier nomination for her role of Grizabella in London’s Cats revival and was expected to reprise her performance in the upcoming Broadway production. Turns out, she pulled out at the eleventh hour. “I’m furious because I really believe she’s the most fantastically talented girl and I went out on a limb to get her for the London Palladium here,” the legendary composer told The Economist Radio. “Never mind. There will be another girl on Broadway and Nicole will not get her Tony Award.”It transpires that Scherzinger has chosen to be a judge on Simon Cowell’s X Factor instead, which although only had a brief run in the U.S. is still on air in the U.K. “A week before we were going into rehearsals with Cats on Broadway, which luckily I’m not producing, I have to say, she calls me and says she’s decided she wants to do X Factor having agreed everything,” Lloyd Webber revealed to the British radio show. “I mean, she’s crazy. But the American producers take the view, that’s fine, we’ll get somebody else. Because she’s actually not really well known in America, she’s much better known here.”The revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony-winning Cats is scheduled to begin performances at the Neil Simon Theatre on July 14 and officially open on July 31.Scherzinger has sold 50 million records with the Pussy Cat Dolls and 16 million records as a solo artist. Stage credits include Maureen in Rent at the Hollywood Bowl, directed by Neil Patrick Harris. Screen acting credits include How I Met Your Mother, Men in Black 3, Half & Half, My Wife and Kids, Love Don’t Cost a Thing and the upcoming Dirty Dancing remake. She has previously served as a judge on the U.K. X Factor and won the U.S. Dancing With the Stars in 2010. Cats would have been Scherzinger’s Broadway debut.As previously reported, the Cats cast will include Tyler Hanes as Rum Tum Tugger, Ricky Ubeda as Mistoffelees, Quentin Earl Darrington as Old Deuteronomy, Eloise Kropp as Jennyannydots / Gumbie, Giuseppe Bausilio as Carbucketty, Jeremy Davis as Skimbleshanks, Kim Faure as Demeter, Sara Jean Ford as Jellylorum, Lili Froehlich as Electra, Daniel Gaymon as Macavity, Shonica Gooden as Rumpleteazer, Christopher Gurr as Gus/Bustopher Jones, Andy Jones as Munkustrap, Kolton Krouse as Tumblebrutus, Jess LeProtto as Mungojerrie, Georgina Pazcoguin as Victoria, Emily Pynenburg as Cassandra, Arianna Rosario as Sillabub, Ahmad Simmons as Alonzo, Christine Cornish Smith as Bombalurina, Corey Snide as Coricopat, Emily Tate as Tantomile and Sharrod Williams as Pouncival.We will bring you news of who will be playing Grizabella in New York as soon as it’s in!last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Ralph Fiennes’ Richard III to be Broadcast Live & More

first_imgRalph Fiennes(Photo: John Phillips/Getty Images) View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Ralph Fiennes’ Richard III to be Broadcast LiveThere’s no need for discontent if you couldn’t get to London’s Almeida Theatre this summer to see Ralph Fiennes as Richard III, starring opposite Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret. The production, helmed by 2016 Tony nominee Rupert Goold (King Charles III, American Psycho), will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world on July 21, courtesy of Almeida Theatre Live. Richard III is scheduled to run at the prestigious venue June 7 through August 6.Hang Out After Hours With Andrew RannellsWant to get up close and personal with the adorable Andrew Rannells? The Broadway favorite, along with Rachel Bay Jones and James Lecesne, will appear at the next edition of Show Biz After Hours with Frank DiLella. The event is set to take place on June 6 at Birdland. Buy tickets here.Brian d’Arcy James Ditches DonutsWe always preferred Schmackary’s to donuts anyway. Brian d’Arcy James is no longer attached to CBS’ Superior Donuts. Based on Tracy Letts’ play, Deadline reports that the pilot will be reshot and that the Something Rotten! and Spotlight star won’t be continuing with the project. You’ve got until May 29 to catch James in his headlining turn in Rotten, so get yourself to Broadway’s St. James Theatre ASAP.Casting Set for LuPone & Ebersole’s War PaintWe’re keeping a close eye on this new musical from Doug Wright, Scott Frankel and Michael Korie—it has Broadway transfer written all over it. Complete casting has been announced for the previously reported War Paint, led by two-time Tony winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. They will be joined by John Dossett as Tommy Lewis, Douglas Sills as Harry Fleming, Mary Ernster, Leslie Donna Flesner, David Girolmo, Joanna Glushak, Chris Hoch, Mary Claire King, Steffanie Leigh, Erik Liberman, Barbara Marineau, Stephanie Jae Park and Angel Reda. The production is scheduled to run June 28 through August 14 at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. We can feel a summer road plane trip coming on…Roberta Colindrez Set for I Love Dick PilotFun Home favorite Roberta Colindrez has joined the cast of the Amazon comedy pilot I Love Dick. According to Deadline, she’ll play Devon, a butch cowboy and aspiring playwright in Marfa, Texas. The Jill Soloway project, written by Sarah Gubbins and based on the 1997 Chris Kraus novel, will also star Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Hahn.last_img read more