Some 22 people who reportedly ate breakfast sandwiches at a Jamestown-area McDonald's Restaurant have reported multiple illnesses after eating there between August 4th and 21st...  
 
In a joint statement issued by the state Department of Health and Chautauqua County Department of Health, they say those affected have reported symptoms including nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea after eating at the 2803 North Main Street location.  County Public Health Director Christine Schuyler says they are both working "diligently" with the McDonald's officials to fully investigate the matter.  Schuyler says "there is currently no identified source of these illnesses and there is no evidence that the illness can be spread from person to person."  She says samples have been sent to the health lab in Albany for analysis.  Schulyer adds that while many tests are pending, preliminary testing has come back negative.  She says the McDonalds restaurant is "fully cooperating" and has followed all recommendations of the State and County Health Departments while the investigation continues.  No other McDonald's locations are involved.  Anyone who may have visited the North Main Street McDonalds and experienced vomiting and/or diarrhea shortly after eating there between August 4 and now can contact the Chautauqua County Health Department at 753-4483.
 
 
Authorities say a western New York man who was arrested for falsely claiming he was owed half-ownership of Facebook but then fled the country has been captured in Ecuador... 
 
Prosecutors notified a judge that Paul Ceglia (SEHG'-lee-uh) was arrested Thursday.  They say he'll appear in a court in Quito within a day.  Ceglia was arrested on fraud charges in October 2012.  While under house arrest in Wellsville in March 2015, he disappeared with his wife and two young sons and the family's dog.  Authorities say he sliced off his electronic monitoring device and created a crude contraption to make it seem he was moving around his home.  Prosecutors told U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick they would update him later on the status of extradition attempts.  Ceglia claims he gave Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg $1,000 in startup money.
 
 
A Panama woman was arrested for theft of services following an investigation into stolen electricity.... 
 
State Police out of Jamestown say they responded to a residence in the village on Tuesday for the alleged complaint and found that a wire had been connected from 37 year-old Bridgit Drake's electric box to her neighbor's electric box. Troopers say Drake was arrested after confirming with National Grid that she did not currently have service. She was released with an appearance ticket for North Harmony Court next month. 
 
 
John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for a 10th time...  
 
Mark David Chapman appeared before New York's parole board Wednesday. A denial decision obtained by The Associated Press says Chapman was told his release "would be incompatible with the welfare and safety of society."  The 63-year-old Chapman is serving 20-years-to-life in the Wende Correctional Facility in western New York.  He shot and killed the former Beatle outside Lennon's Manhattan apartment December 8th of 1980. 
 
 
For the first time in decades, there are more jobs available that workers available to fill them...  
 
That from local Congressman Tom Reed, who says he's introduced The Helping Americans Succeed by Measuring Outcomes Act to boost job training for people looking to get off Welfare and into the workforce.  Reed says there are now 6.7-million jobs available and 6.3-million looking for work.  He says the legisiation will be part of the JOBS for Success Act, which is part of the reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families -- or TANF program.
 
Reed says training is vital now because many jobs in the current labor market did not exist 30 years ago and, he says if those who need training get it -- they should be able to find a job.  The Corning Republican says it's important to ensure that people have a "fair shot" at entering the workforce with the skills they need to succeed.  He made his comments during his weekly telephone conference call with Southern Tier Media.
 
 
Two people were arrested after being treated for injuries stemming from a domestic dispute in Frewsburg on Monday... 
 
State Police in Jamestown responded to a residence in the hamlet and, found that 34 year-old Brian Jones allegedly pushed and choked 26 year-old Brittany Norris. Troopers say Norris allegedly threw a glass bowl at Jones, which shattered and left shards of glass in his foot. Both were treated at UPMC Chautauqua and later released with appearance tickets for Carroll Town Court later this month to answer charges. 
 
 
A destructive plant disease for tomatoes and potatoes has been found in Cattaraugus County...  
 
Cornell Cooperative Vegetable Specialist Elizabeth Buck says 'late blight' was confirmed in the southwest part of the county on Monday.  'Late blight' is a fungus like organism that blows in with rainstorms, and could be in Chautauqua County, as well.  Signs of the disease include dark colored smears at the top of the plant, and 'muddy paint brush' marks on stems.  Elizabeth Buck says there's a narrow window of time to stop the blight.  Plants can killed in a week.  Homeowners who see evidence of 'late blight' should call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 664-9502.  Commercial growers of potatoes and tomatoes should contact the Extension Vegetable Program at 585-406-3419.  The disease is particularly destructive on organic farms.  'Late blight' is best known for causing the Irish potato famine.  
 
 
The University of Buffalo says former Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will speak at the school as part of a distinguished speaker series...  
 
University President Satish Tripathi says public universities like UB play a key role in addressing social issues, and the speakers will help spark informed and thoughtful dialogues. WIVB-TV reports that Biden, a Democrat, will begin the series on October 25th and Rice will be the final speaker on April 17th. Other speakers who will come to the university include author and political activist Angela Davis and journalist Ronan Farrow.  Individual tickets for each event will go on sale September 9th.
 

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