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Media was not given any access to the apparent crime scene on Titus Road.

Media was not given any access to the apparent crime scene on Titus Road.

Sheriff's car blocking access to reported shooting death on Titus Road in Sherman.

Sheriff’s car blocking access to reported shooting death on Titus Road in Sherman.

SHERMAN – A 65 year-old woman was found dead of a gunshot wound at 8448 Titus Rd. Wednesday afternoon, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office which is treating the death as a homocide.

Initial reports indicate the woman may have been shot one or even two days ago.


imageJAMESTOWN-Police are seeking a “dark skinned” man of medium height and weight who used a knife to threaten a clerk and then grab the cash drawer at the 1011 E 2nd St. 7-11 store shortly after three Wednesday morning.

Kevin Lantz, 61, Dies As Result Of House Fire In Ripley

From the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office:

RIPLEY-Ripley Fire Department responded to a structure fire that claimed a life at 108 W Main St, at 4:09 p.m. Tuesday.

Upon arrival, fire department personell entered the residence and located Kevin L Lantz inside.

Lantz was transported to Westfield Memorial Hospital, where he died a short time later.

The Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team conducted an investigation into the origin and cause of the fire. Investigation revealed that an unidentified electronic device inside the residence accidentally caught on fire.

It appears Lantz took the burning item to the porch attempting to control the blaze.

Mr Lantz then may have become confused, most likely, investigators speculate,due to smoke inhalation. He was found unconscious in a bathroom, according to the fire report.

The investigation into the fire is continuing, but appears to be accidental in nature. Westfield and Sherman volunteers aided in fighting the flames which caused considerable structure damage.

S.C.O.P.E. Meets in Mayville (Exclusive Video)

MAYVILLE-Members of the Chautauqua County S.C.O.P.E. met here Tuesday, with a guest speaker Attorney Jim Tresmond. The Buffalo lawyer briefed them on three active lawsuits designed to erase SAFE from the NY statute book.Click the picture to play the video.

Ferguson Teen Hit By Six Slugs- NY Times

The New York Times digital edition reported late Sunday that Micheal Brown, 18, whose shooting death has resulted in days and nights of unrest was hit by at least six bullets, two in the head, four in the arm and all from the front.

An autopsy by a New York City pathologist, requested by Brown’s parents indicated the fatal bullet entered through the top of the unarmed teens head. This, according to the autopsy, was likely because Brown was in a crouching position when struck.

None of the shots was fired close enough to the victim to leave so-called residue from unexploded propellant, according to the report.

Post-Journal Copycats 95.3 “The Lake” and Reports our story 11 days late!

JAMESTOWN-Sunday’s Post-Journal includes a report that 34 of the 44 suspects arrested in the recent “Operation Horseback” series of drug raids are free on bail. and 95.3 “The Lake” reported this Aug. 6th, eleven days ago. We do not blame reporter A.J. Rao for this. The Ogden daily uses something called “the queue” for all reports. You write them, put them in the queue and cross your fingers.

Sometimes the editors pick them, sometimes not. It’s the Ogden way-the monopoly way.

100,000!!! Achieves A Milestone-Thank You!!

Update: And just like that!- 101,000 at 10:22 p.m. Sunday with our exclusive Pagans report leading the way. received visit number 100,000 Sunday at 1:04 a.m., about 36 to 48 hours later than we expected a couple of weeks ago, but four to five months sooner than forecast in our business plan completed late September. As late as the end of February it appeared TheCAT had almost no chance to get visits into the six-digit area at least until mid-2015.

That changed dramatically this spring when our numbers started to increase. Why? Well, just showing up of course; continued to report accurately and quickly. And linked to social media certainly helped. Finally, working in conjunction with 95.3 “The Lake” and TBN filled in the final important pieces.

Now we have partnered with 95.3 “The Lake” and Tween Broadcasting Network-the triple alliance of 21st Century journalism. We three can bring broadcast reports, video reports and Internet coverage to bear on the events listeners, viewers and readers care about. No other news source in Chautauqua County can do all three.

And, thank you for reading The Chautauqua county Advertiser&Transcript-TheCAT at

The Pagans-Background On Visiting Biker Gang

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Re: Pagans Motorcycle Club

From the FBI, (October, 2009)

“CHARLESTON, WV—Charles T. Miller, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Paul J. Vido, Special Agent-in-Charge for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Louisville Field Division, and Michael Rodriguez, Special Agent-in-Charge of the FBI, Pittsburgh Field Division, announced today the unsealing of a 44-count indictment charging a total of 55 members and associates of the Pagans Motorcycle Club (PMC) with numerous violent crimes such as kidnapping, racketeering, robbery, extortion, and conspiracy to commit murder.”

From (March, 2014) an excerpt from a report of a serious gun assault on an alleged Pagans member in his suburban Philadelphia home.

“The Pagans Motorcycle Club has been the dominant “outlaw” motorcycle club in the Philadelphia region for decades. Law-enforcement officials have said the club has hundreds of members and is always looking for more.

The Pagans traditionally made money selling drugs and weapons and shaking down strip clubs, although they’ve been hobbled by federal indictments in recent years.”

Clymer Woman Charged DWI After Car/Horse and Buggy Collision

From the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office;

CLYMER-Friday at approximately 7:00 pm the Chautauqua County Sheriffs office along with Clymer, Sherman and Panama Fire Departments responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a horse and buggy.

Through an investigation, it is alleged that Ann C. Beebe was operating her vehicle westbound on Rt. 474 near the intersection of Wickwire Rd when she struck a horse and buggy also traveling westbound.

The buggy was occupied by 2 adults and 4 children. An adult female and one of her children were treated at the scene and taken by ground to UPMC Hamot for treatment of their injuries. The adult male and three children were evaluated at the scene of the accident and did not require further treatment.

An investigation of Beebe found her to be operating her vehicle in an alleged intoxicated condition at the time she struck the horse and buggy. Beebe was taken into custody and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, speed not reasonable, failed to use due care while approaching a horse, and imprudent speed approaching a horse. The investigation is continuing with additional charges pending.


Pagans mount their Harley's at parking area near Bull Frog on E 2nd Street.

Pagans mount their Harley’s at parking area near Bull Frog on E 2nd Street.




JAMESTOWN-An estimated 50 or more Pagan Motorcycle Club members are hanging out on E, 2nd Street Friday night, according to a reliable news source for

The Pagans are listed by the FBI as an outlaw motorcycle club, and have been involved in numerous criminal enterprises, according to the Bureau.


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