A city man has been arrested for allegedly harassing and holding a woman against her will inside a car on Jamestown's southside last Saturday afternoon...  
 
City police were called to the scene at 125 West Virginia Boulevard about 3 p.m. on a report of a physical domestic incident.  Officers say the female victim told them that 38 year-old Scott Foster, Senior had gotten into a physical altercation with her in the presence of a four-year-old child.  Foster later returned and, was arrested on charges including second-degree unlawful imprisonment, and endangering the welfare of a child.  The child was not hurt.    
 
 
A Fredonia man is facing charges after he drove his vehicle into a convenience store in the town of Sheridan Sunday evening...  
 
State Police were called out to Sheridan Liquor and Wine Store at the corner of Routes 20 and 39 around 7:00.  Troopers say the driver, 40-year-old Gary Epolito--the second, has been charged with driving while impaired, Driving while Intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana.  Epolito will appear in Sheridan Town Court later this month to answer the charges. 
 
 
A Jamestown man has been arrested for having an expired registration but, sheriff's officers say they found that he had 35 suspensions and revocations of his license... 
 
Deputies say they stopped 37 year-old Lonnie Wicher, Junior on Route 60 in the town of Stockton last Saturday morning and found that he had a revoked non-driver ID-only license.  Further checking Witcher's license it was found that he had 30 'scoffs' on 16 different dates.  Officers say he was charged with having an unregistered motor vehicle, unlicensed operator, violation of interlock restrictions and felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.  Witcher was arraigned, and sent to the county jail without bail.
 
 
A 27-year-old golfer from Argentina won the 3rd annual Lecom Health Challenge Sunday at Peek’n Peak...  
 
Nelson Ledesma finished at 22 under par for the tournament.  Ledesma does not speak English, so Chris Scott, one of the owners of Peek’n Peak, and fluent in Spanish, was recruited to interpret.  Scott says Ledesma is a 'super nice guy'  who appreciated being able to play a challenging course.  Ledesma got $108,000 for the win and the right to play on the web.com tour through 2019.  A Falconer business, Stuart Tool and Die was given the 'Web.com Small Business Championship Award.'  One of the owners,  P.J. Degnan accepted the award, saying supporting the community was part of the fabric of their business.  Also honored at the closing ceremony was the late 'Rolly' Mahany of Dunkirk.  County Executive George Borello said Mahany was a World War 2 Navy veteran, a great believer in Chautauqua County, and a 50-year member of the Shorewood Country Club. 
 
 
Mourners gathered Sunday for the funeral of a New York State trooper killed on duty at the western New York college where he starred on the football field...  
 
Family and friends of Trooper Nicholas Clark are at an arena at Alfred University, joined by numerous other state troopers and other law enforcement.  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was also in attendance.  Clark died responding to a call early Monday morning near the Pennsylvania border.  Police said the 29-year-old trooper was fatally shot by a barricaded man, who was a school principal. 
 
 
State police say a school principal who killed a state trooper owned 12 illegal firearms, including eight assault rifles...  
 
Police say Trooper Nicholas Clark was shot and killed early last Monday by Steven Kiley, who had barricaded himself in a house near Corning.  Police now say the illegal firearms recovered also included three handguns and one rifle.  They also recovered numerous high-capacity magazines.  Autopsy results show Clark was struck by buckshot from a 12-gauge shotgun and that Kiley died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. 
 
 
Another major part of the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk was officially opened this past weekend....
 
Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi was joined by Acting State Transportation Commissioner Paul Karas... and, State Senator Cathy Young to cut the ribbon on the two, new pedestrian bridges behind the National Comedy Center.  Karas agreed to be on hand for the dedication when he and Teresi met for the first-time several months ago.  He says the $2-million project was a joint effort.
 
Teresi thanked the state for it's help in providing a $1.6-million DOT grant.  The city provided a $400,000 match through recaptured federal UDAG funds.  While he's been critical of the state at times in the past, he said the state played a major role in this and, several other projects in the city.  More than 100 people were on hand for the dedication and ribbon cutting.  The city's Riverfront Management Council hosted the city's first-ever "BridgeFest" following the ceremonies.
 
 
There was also a bridge opening last weekend in Dunkirk, with the ribbon being cut on the new, West Howard Avenue Bridge...
 
Dunkirk Engine One cruised across the new span last Friday afternoon, following the official opening that included Mayor Wilfred Rosas, City Public Works Director Randy Woodbury and Lori Cornell, a representative of Governor Andrew Cuomo's Office.  Rosas says the replacement of the bridge was a top priority of his administration after taking office two-and-a-half years ago.
 
The city was able to secure a $750,000 state grant through the governor's office.  Cornell says Governor Cuomo was pleased to assist the city with this infrastructure need.  Jamestown Electric also assisted with the project, by donating a portion of its property to make the new bridge possible.  The project was expected to be completed earlier this year, but was delayed in part by a harsh winter.  

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