Sean Carpenter-What Happened? Autopsy Will Seek Answers

JAMESTOWN-Thirty-five-year-old Sean Carpenter went missing six weeks ago under what police said were “suspicious circumstances” and Tuesday afternoon it appeared his remains were found in the Chadikoin River near the Fire Training Center at 240 Harrison Street. A passerby reported the discovery to Jamestown Police about 1:40 p.m. and police divers subsequently recovered a man’s body. The remains were transported to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo where an autopsy is scheduled Wednesday according to police. That autopsy will likely answer some questions: Identity of the man, How long  he has been dead and cause of death. Forensic experts...

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Newsprint Shortage, Changing Readers Habits, Affect The Buffalo News

BUFFALO-“The Buffalo News is different today” Mike Connelly-Editor “For those of you reading the print newspaper or the eEdition replica, the Taste food pages are now on the back of the Sunday Home & Style section. MoneySmart is now inside the Sunday Business section. And the TV Topics section is nowhere to be found.” These changes The News editor explains are a response “to new realities in the news business.” “Newsprint is in short supply. Reader interests are changing. And the digital disruption, which is remaking institutions as dissimilar as department stores and universities…” There will be more local news in the...

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Does Boutique Air Have The Winning Formula?

JAMESTOWN-Boutique Airways has a business model that appears well suited to both restore and keep regular commercial service operating at Chautauqua County Airport, and the company announced Saturday that it is seeking a Federal Government OK to do exactly that. San Francisco-based, the company began as a private charter service in 2007, built its fleet to add regular commercial flights and now serves markets on both coasts and in between. Importantly, the company is designed specifically for “EAS” markets like our own. EAS stands for Essential Air Service, a subsidy program the national government put in place to help...

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Kingsmen Guilty Of Double Murder; U.S. Attorney Blasts Club

BUFFALO–A federal jury here Friday convicted three leaders and members of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club including the National President, of multiple charges for their roles in a major racketeering operation that involved violence and murder. David Pirk, 67, the club’s National President, and Andre Jenkins aka “Little Bear,” 39, club member and Nomad, were convicted of conspiracy, possession of firearms in furtherance of a violent crime, murder in aid of racketeering, possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime, using and maintaining premises for drug dealing and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking...

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Where’s “Waldo?” He’s In Jail

MAYVILLE-Walter “Waldo” Duprey is in the county jail Thursday after surrendering to multiple law officers Wednesday. Duprey was reportedly barricaded in an apartment at 112 Eagle St., Fredonia, before finally giving himself up to Fredonia, Dunkirk, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies and FBI Agents who surrounded the apartment after learning Saturday that Duprey was likely hiding inside and probably was armed. Fredonia PD initially received information that Duprey was sequestered and apparently trying to avoid arrest based on outstanding felony warrants issued by Dunkirk City Court, for robbery, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, and criminal possession of a controlled substance....

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