Up to 15 inches more of Lake Effect Snow is on the way to Jamestown-area...
Another round of lake effect snow is on the way... along with a shot of real arctic air.  The National Weather Service has issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning from 7 o'clock tonight through 7 a.m. Friday for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties.  Forecaster Tony Ansuini with the Weather Service's Buffalo office says the lake effect snow will develop with the arrival of the coldest temperatures of the season.  Ansuini says the snow will begin in the Buffalo-area this afternoon... then move southward by evening.  Accumulations of 8 to 15 inches of snow are possible in the most persistent lake snows.  Winds with gusts up to 45 mph may produce significant blowing and drifting snow.  We'll have the latest forecast in just a few minutes.
 
 
Second Meth Lab bust in Dunkirk -- Fredonia area reported within a week...
The discovery of another Methamphetime Lab has led to three arrests in the city of Dunkirk for the manufacturing the narcotic drug.  Dunkirk Police say they received information around 11:45 Monday night that 39-year-old Jeremiah Haas of Dunkirk, who was wanted on a Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office warrant, was located at 27 Leming Street.  After reaching the scene... officers say they located Haas, and 23-year-old Torry Kenny of Westfield in a bedroom belonging to 18-year-old Lydia Franklin.  After observing evidence of drug activity... police obtained a search warrant from Dunkirk City Court... and, found a quantity of meth and materials for manufacture of meth.  A 10-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy were in the home at the time.  Haas, Kenny and Franklin face charges of third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetime... and second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... and, endangering the welfare of a child.
 
 
Reed believes Tillerson will be a good Secretary of State...
Local Congressman Tom Reed says he is confident that President-elect Donald Trump's choice of ExxonMobil's Chief Executive Officer will represent the U-S "well" overseas.  The Corning Republican says he doesn't know Rex Tillerson personally... but, he says he likes the fact Tillerson is an outsider.  Reed adds that he believes the nominee will not only be able to represent the U-S diplomatically, but, economically, as well.  Trump officially reveled that Tillerson is his choice for the nation's top diplomatic post Tuesday morning.  The President-elect says Tillerson is ``among the most accomplished business leaders and international deal makers in the world.''  The senate must confirm the nomination and questions are likely to be asked about his connections to Russia.
 
 
Salvation Army of Jamestown behind in Red Kettle Campaign...
With only 10-days left in the annual Red Kettle Campaign... the Salvation Army of Jamestown has only been able to raise slightly over a third of it's goal.  Captain Kim Merchant says the weather has been very challenging in recent days with more than three-feet of snow falling in some spots late last week... and, they're only raised $40,000 of their $116,000 goal.  Merchant says the kettles were out again Tuesday for people to leave donations... and, she says that's still the best way to do it by dropping in even their pocket change.  She says you can also mail a check to them at their 83 South Main St. address in Jamestown.  Merchant adds, though, that they need a few more good days with the kettles.  The problem is there is more cold and snowy weather coming over the next couple of days.  Merchant says they effectively lost a couple of days late last week due to the heavy lake effect snow.  She says they have plenty of bell-ringing opportunities available most every day at Tops Markets, and Wal-Mart, for example.  She says the red kettles will be out through Christmas Eve Day, Saturday, Dec. 24.  She says you also call 664-4108 for more information on the drive.
 
 
Merchant says Salvation Army also wrapping up annual Angel Tree program...
The Salvation Army is also wrapping up it's annual Angel Tree gift program for needy children in the Jamestown-area.  That from Captain Kim Merchant... who says they are missing some tags for gifts to be bought for boys or girls that have not been returned.  Merchant says... if you took a tag for a gift... please return it by this Friday.  She says there are still tags on the Angel Tree at the Lakewood Wal-Mart SuperCenter.  Merchant says... for whatever reason... there are people who take a tag -- and forget they have it with them.  She adds they may have also bought the gift, but, forgot it in the trunk of their car.  She says they need those gifts by this Friday for next week's distribution.  That distribution will take place next Tuesday, Dec. 20, and, Wed. Dec. 21.
 
 
Gas pump prices up slightly this week...
Gasoline prices in the Jamestown-area are up about a penny a gallon this week for regular, unleaded fuel.  That from the Triple-A's Fuel Gauge Report... which says gas prices are up to $2.39 this week.  Last week... the price was about $2.38.5 a gallon.  Nationally... Triple-A says the average price has increased for 14 days in a row following the OPEC oil production agreement on November 30.  Today’s average of $2.21 per gallon is up three cents per gallon on the week... and, two cents per gallon on the month.  The national average is up 20 cents a gallon compared to the same date last year. 
 
 

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