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Sheriff’s patrol cars in Chautauqua County are getting a new look. Sheriff Joseph A. Gerace announced Wednesday that the first vehicle with a new color and graphics design has been put on the road. The new patrol vehicles are black and gold Ford Interceptor Utility SUVs, replacing the red and white Chevrolet Impala sedans the department has used for more than a decad…

SILVER CREEK  – A Gowanda woman was taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, with non-life-threatening injuries after a rollover accident on Route 39 in the Town of Hanover about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office reported. Syrena L. Neamon, 30, told deputies she swerved to avoid an animal in the road. She was charged with third-degree aggravat…

Weather

The time has come to talk snow. Western New York's first snowfall of the season is possible overnight Tuesday across higher elevations, according to National Weather Service forecast discussion. Little accumulation is expected, however, forecasters say. The flakes could be generated by "weak and disorganized lake bands" that will bring showers across some area…

Art

"Scary Lucy" is getting some company. A Syracuse-based sculptor is working on a new likeness of comedian Lucille Ball to be unveiled in Celoron on Aug. 6, according to Yahoo News. Carolyn D. Palmer, who has created convincing sculptures of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt, the Wright Brothers and Pope Francis, has been working on the commission since October. Her work w…