Fire extensively damages vacant home on city's westside...
Flames have heavily-damaged a vacant, two-story home on Jamestown westside overnight.  City Fire Battalion Chief Matt Coon says firefighters were called to the scene at 208 West Eighth Street shortly after 11 last night.  Coon says they found flames -- and heavy black smoke -- coming mainly in the upper portions of the house.  He says they pulled two handlines to attack the blaze.  No one was inside the house, and all services were disconnected.  Coon says it took about 20-minutes to bring the flames under control... and, 30 minutes to put them out.  He says and off-duty shift of 12 firefighters and one supervisor was called in to assist.  Coon says the blaze is suspicious... but, no cause has yet been determined.  No firefighters were hurt battling the blaze.
 
 
Panama man killed in ATV crash over Labor Day Weekend...
A Panama man was killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident in the town of Harmony during the long, holiday weekend.  State Police in Jamestown say 32 year-old Brent Aldrich died after he was reportedly being thrown from his ATV on Eddy Road -- near Button Valley Road.  Troopers say the southbound ATV struck a guide rail on the east side of a bridge crossing over a small creek.  Police say Aldrich was thrown over the guide rail into the water below.  Troopers say the vehicle remained on the side of the road.  An area resident spotted the ATV in the road, and later contacted the county's 9-1-1 Center after seeing a social media post about him missing.
 
 
Two city residents arrested for drug and weapons possession...
Two Jamestown residents are jailed without bail on drug and weapon's charges following a raid and vehicle stop on the city's southside late last week.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force members obtained information that an apartment at 287 South Main St. was being used to traffic crystal methamphetime and cocaine from.   Samuelson says task force members, police and members of the JPD SWAT Team raided the home just before 2 p.m. last Friday.  He says they get much of their information from their confidential tips-line... which is 483-TIPS, that's 483-8477.  Samuelson adds they are also getting a good response to their Tips 4-1-1 app.  He says 41 year-old Henry Stovall... and, 24 year-old Alexis Hall... were each allegedly found with more than half-an-ounce of methamphetime, a quantity of cocaine, and a quantity of crack cocaine in their possession.  He says they also found weapons -- including two stun guns -- inside the apartment on South Main.  Stovall faces four counts of criminal possession of a weapon... and, one count each third and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.  Hall faces the same drug charges. 
 
 
Mitrano and Reed debate efforts to stem Opioid Epidemic -- including injection sites...
The opioid crisis that's facing the nation and New York State has become a campaign issue in the 23rd Congressional District race.  Last week, Congressman Tom Reed criticized his opponent Democrat Tracy Mitrano for supporting the use of government-sponsored open heroin injection sites as a means of cutting down on heroin overdose deaths, something he called an "extremely dangerous" proposal.  During a conference call Tuesday with area media... Mitrano said she supported such an approach, but under specific conditions... including that the site be opened lawfully, and with "wide community buy in," and with strict oversight by health care and law enforcement officials.  Congressman Reed was asked later in the day about Mitrano's approach to having open injection sites.  He says the fact she supports them speaks for itself... even though she's trying to walk-back previous comments.  Reed added that "it should be up to the people to decide" whether open injection sites are reasonable.  Mitrano pointed out that the centers are currently illegal in New York State.
 
 
State GOP complains that Democratic Gubernatorial debate evade upstate issues...
Leading Republicans in New York state are angry that a recent debate between Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo and his primary challenger Cynthia Nixon largely ignored upstate issues.  Republican Senate Leader John Flanagan noted the debate on Long Island one week ago including little talk about property taxes, clean water infrastructure, the economy or other key upstate issues.
 Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, the GOP nominate for governor, called on Nixon and Cuomo to hold a second debate upstate.  Democrats pushed back on the complaints.  Cuomo says he's made it a priority to revitalize the upstate economy. 
 
 
State Fair sets new attendance record...
Attendance at the New York State Fair has set a new record.  Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that over 1.26-million people went to the fair during its 13-day run near Syracuse.  That's up more than 8 percent from the previous record of a bit over 1.16-million.  That was set last year.  This year's fair also has repeatedly broken single-day attendance records.  Cuomo says recent improvements to the fairgrounds are helping to attract more visitors.
 
 
 

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