Clymer HS Teacher arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography...
A Clymer High School teacher is accused of possessing child pornography after a criminal complaint was filed in late June.  U-S Attorney James Kennedy, Junior says 60 year-old Scott Aikens was arrested Friday morning after his Rte. 474 home was raided earlier in the day.  During a search of the residence... investigators say multiple electronic devices were recovered, including a laptop and two desktop computers.  At the time... Homeland Security agents say they saw Aikens sitting in front of his computer... where there were multiple images on the computer screen of young boys undressed.  Back in late June... agents say they received information that a user, identified as "EJD," was active on a Thai-based child pornography website.  Investigators traced the email address utilized by "EJD" to the defendant.  If convicted... Aikens faces a mandatory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
 
 
City man now indicted for allegedly receiving and possessing child pornography...
A Jamestown man has now been formally indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly for receiving and possessing child pornography late last month.  U-S Attorney James Kennedy says today that 33 year-old Matthew Bailer was arraigned on the charges Friday morning in Buffalo... and, is being detained.  Prosecutors say a complaint was initialy filed with the Jamestown Police Department back on July 11 by parent who said her two minor children may have been sexually abused by Bailer.  The parent said she was told by the defendant's sister that a series of concerning pictures, sexual in nature, were delivered on a cellphone that was used by the defendant.  Bailer was subsequently arrested on a warrant out of Missouri related to a burglary case.  During a search of the cellphone, investigators recovered several hundred images of images of child pornography.  The charges carry a minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 40 years, and a $250,000 fine. 
 
 
County Elections officials pleased with Primary Day turn-out...
Chautauqua County elections officials are both surprised and very pleased with the turnout during Thursday's state and local primary contests held across New York.  That from County Election's Commissioner Norm Green says turnout was about 20-percent here in Chautauqua County -- which was much higher than expected.  Green says they were happy that people were interested, and that the day when off -- virtually -- without a hitch.  All 51 polling sites in the county were used... and, he says one of the main issues was, because of the turn-out, the need to print up some additional ballots when they ran out a few times.
 
 
Jamestown man arrested for alleged Machete attack...
A city man faces reckless endangerment and menacing charges for allegedly wielding a large knife at a person on the city's eastside.  Jamestown police were called to 748 East 2nd Street Thursday evening.... and, were aware that the suspect was identified as 45 year-old Eddie Melendez on arrival.  Officers say they took a report from the unidentified victim, who stated Melendez swung at him with a machete but missed.  He was arrested at a nearby Cheney Street address and taken to the city jail without further incident. 
 
 
Bob Evans orders nationwide sausage recall...
The Agriculture Department says Bob Evans Farms is recalling nearly 47,000 pounds of pork sausage links because it might contain pieces of plastic.  The items have establishment number "EST 6785" and were sold in Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.  The Food and Safety Inspection Service says there are no confirmed reports of any injuries.  The 12-ounce (340 gram) trays are labeled Bob Evans Maple Pork Sausage Links, Brown Sugar and Honey, Fresh from Meijer Maple Flavored Sausage Links or Giant Eagle Maple Pork Breakfast Sausage Links Caramel Color Added.  All have a lot code of 8213.  The sausage should be thrown out or returned to place of purchase.
 
 
Ribbon is cut on new Chadakoin Park playground area...
A project that began as a dream on Jamestown's northside about three-years ago finally came to fruition in Chadakoin Park Firday afternoon.  City Councilwoman Vickye James and a neighborhood youngster cut the ribbon on the new, Chadakoin Park Playground... which officially opened yesterday afternoon.  The project became reality through the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation, and the KaBoom! playground group.  However... some finishing work had to be done before the ribbon cutting.  James says it was great to see the construction tape taken down... and, the scene is "breath-taking."  She says it's an amazing occurance, and something "great for our community."  Before the ribbon was cut... Mayor Sam Teresi handed out several acknowledgements... but, saved the last for everyone who helped make the playround a reality.  Teresi says they built more than a playground... but, in fact built a "community" in that part of the city. 
 
 
Cassadaga Valley Teacher breaks her personal record in World Triathlon..
Cassadaga  Valley  teacher Cheryl Burns competed for a world title in the Triathlon this past week in Australia.  Burns finished fourth in her age group.  Our Ron Smith reports that she had qualified before, but, injuries and funding prevented her from competing.  This time, he says her bike was not legal.  However... he says she was able to get a bike loaned to her through the Jamestown Cycle Shop for the event.  He says they also helped raise some money to help her get to the triathlon... and, she missed a third-place podium finish by just 10 seconds.
 

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