A Jamestown teenager faces multiple-Felony charges after allegedly stealing 17 guns, and other items (including iPads), during a weekend burglary at a home on the city's northside...  
 
City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says officers were called to a home on Price Street about 9 p.m. Saturday to investigate a reported break-in.  Samuelson says officers quickly found a number of the stolen items with 19 year-old Damion Carlson.
 
Samuelson says it's alarming that Carlson was able to grab 17 firearms (along with the other items) during the break-in.  He says all the items taken have now been recovered.  Carlson was arraigned on charges of second-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny and, first-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was sent to the county jail without bail.
 
 
Two men were arrested after at least seven different types of drugs were found during a traffic stop in the Village of Celoron early Sunday morning...  
 
Ellicott Town Police say they stopped a car for a traffic violation and say the driver -- 40 year-old Shane Messere of Jamestown -- was operating on a suspended license.  Messere was also allegedly found in possession marijuana and various controlled substances including hydrocodone pills, morphine pills, methadone and amphetamine pills.  Officers say his 59 year-old passenger had nearly 10-grams of cocaine in his possession.  Both men were sent to the county jail and will appear in Ellicott Town Court at a later date.  Police were assisted at the scene by sheriff's deputies and their K-9 Unit. 
 
 
The Jamestown City Council fullfilled a charter requirement during last night's voting session of selecting a six-member Salary Review Commission to review the pay for elected officials...  
 
The council approved it's own three appointees, along with three by Mayor Sam Teresi for the panel, which is expected to convene sometime in the next few months.  Finance Committee Chairman Tony Dolce says the City Charter requires the convening of such a panel every four years.  Dolce adds that any changes would not be implemented until the next terms.
 
Dolce says that takes away any possibility that lawmakers would have any knowledge of voting on their own pay. However, in recent years, lawmakers have rejected the recommendations of past panels due to the city's fiscal problems.  The salaries for the mayor and city council members have remained the same for several years.  The mayor's annual salary is $72,000; while the city council's is $5,000.  The six members of the panel approved Monday were Howard Brook, Lillian Ney, John LaMancuso, Tyler Case, Scott Gee, and Catharine Way.  
 
 
Authorities have now identified the man hiking in Cattaraugus County's Zoar Valley, who slipped and fell 70 feet to his death over the weekend...  
 
Sheriff's deputies in Little Valley say is 20-year-old Conor Long of Boston, New York was with three friends when he slipped and fell into the gorge Sunday afternoon.  The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation, sheriff's deputies and multiple local fire departments worked to recover the hiker.   Due to inclement weather, sheriff's officials say they were unable to use a rescue helicopter and first responders had to rappel into the gorge to retrieve the man.  Officials say drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor.
 
 
There is a definite "wow" factor with the new National Comedy Center in Jamestown, which is slated to open this week....
 
U-S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, after getting a quick tour of the new center located at the historic Gateway Train Station on West Second Street Monday, was among the lawmakers in Washington who pushed for restoration of funding for historic preservation. The funding was critical for the Comedy Center project.  Gillibrand says because the train station was involved in the project, it's received about $2-million in federal assistance.  Comedy Center Executive Director Journey Gunderson expressed her appreciation and noted the comedy center seeks to "weave" the old with the new. 
 
 
With the grand opening of the National Comedy Center in Jamestown taking place this week, Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Tranum says the center is already have an impact on the county's economy...  
 
He says area hotels and campgrounds are seeing an uptick in activity because of the opening that coincides with the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.  Once in operation, Tranum says NCC is expected to have a major impact on the county's entire economy.  He says it will have an addtional, $23-million impact on a region that already has about a $260-million tourism impact.  Tranum says the center is expected to bring over 100,000 visitors annually.  Also kicking off this week is the 16-to-18 year-old Babe Ruth World series, which begins with a parade at 9 a.m. Saturday, along Third Street with back-to-back games starting at Noon.  
 
 
A former Rodeo cowboy will again be the announcer for the annual Gerry Rodeo, which begins this Wednesday night at the grounds off Route 60...  
 
Danville, Pennsylvania's Greg Simas will handle the announcing duties for the ninth straight year and, says Gerry is a "very unique" rodeo.  He says it takes place once a year, but has strong support by the community.  Simas adds it also has a great purse of $45,000. By this time of year, Simas says the rodeo season is winding down to it's September 30 end.  He says the finals will be held soon, and, these events are important to a number of competitiors who are looking to get into, or solidify their standing in the top 12 in each region.  The performances each night begin at 8 p.m. with the Beef Barbecue dinners being served from 5-8 p.m. through Saturday.  There are a total of seven events that'll take place each night.  Pre-sale tickets are still available at a number of locations, or call 985-4847.  You can also go online to GerryRodeo.org.
 
 
A group that assists victims of sexual abuse says the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has now interviewed the third of three alleged childhood sexual abuse victims of a Dunkirk priest...  
 
The Road to Recovery website says the third alleged childhood sexual abuse victim of Father Dennis Riter, currently Pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Dunkirk, was interviewed by Diocese representatives Monday morning.  In a media release, the group stated that Father Riter was reinstated last month as the pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, even though "a complete and thorough investigation" of all allegations did not take place.  The group held a news conference following this latest development.

WJTN News Headlines for Oct. 19, 2018

The state's Public Employee Relations Board arbitration panel has awarded Jamestown police officers a two-percent pay increase for 2016 and 2017...   On Thursday, the Post-Journal reported...

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