Molinaro fires up GOP Crowd at Northwest Arena rally...
He had just criss-crossed New York state within a 12-hour period... and, his voice was hoarse.  However... Republican Gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro was in Jamestown to rally the party faithful last night... and, he took a shot at a statement made not long ago against his opponent, incumbant Democrat Andrew Cuomo... when Cuomo said "I am the government."  Molinaro says he wants to take it back for the people of New York.  The Dutchess County Executive, and former State Assemblyman, finished his day in Jamestown... urging local Republicans to get themselves -- and their friends and neighbors out to vote next Tuesday.  Molinaro wasted no time in going after Cuomo in two areas.  The first being that New York now has the highest tax burden in the United States of any state.  He also noted that Cuomo's administration is the "most corrupt in American..." with 8 to 9 former aides being convicted of, or now serving time for crimes against the state.  Molinaro noted that it was 25 years ago when a relatively unknown Republican, George Pataki, managed to defeat Andrew Cuomo's father, Mario, based on a solid turn-out upstate.  He believes history can repeat itself.  Molinaro says Cuomo has been nothing but a "problem maker" for the upstate region.  In addition to Molinaro... Local Congressman Tom Reed, Assemblyman Andy Goodell, and state Senator Cathy Young were on hand for last night's event in Jamestown.


Democrats to rally with Mitrano tonight in Jamestown...
Democrats will be rallying tonight in Jamestown for their party's candidates at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Works Local #106 headquarters.  Congressional Candidate Tracy Mitrano will host the "Our Voice, Our Vote" rally from 6 to 8 PM.  The rally will feature special guests Assembly candidate Judy Einach... Norm Green, County Democratic Committee Chair... Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi and others.  “Calling all Jamestown residents: come rally with us this Saturday!” Mitrano said. “Even more importantly, next week, cast your ballot.  It is your voice and your vote that matter this November. You have the power to bring change to NY-23.”


Second brother involved in major Jamestown Meth trafficking case sentenced...  
A Jamestown man has been sentenced to eight years and-four months in federal prison for being convicted of possession and trafficking methamphetime in the area.  U-S Attorney James Kennedy, Junior announced Friday afternoon that 34 year-old Beau "K.C." Jones... received 100-months in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine... during sentencing in Federal Court in Buffalo.  Prosecutors in the case says Jones and his brother, Matthew, were arrested in December of 2016 after receiving more than 360 grams of meth through the mail at Matthew's home at 70 Colfax Street.  After the delivery... both were arrested during separate traffic stops.  Matthew Jones was also sentenced to 100-months in prison.


Green says NYS, and Chautauqua County, are "ahead of curve" when it comes to cybersecurity for elections...
New York State is well out in front of the curve when it comes to cybersecurity during elections.  That from Chautauqua County Democratic Election Commissioner Norm Green just a few days before Election Day.  Green says one reason he believes that New York is "way ahead of the rest of the nation" is due to the fact that paper ballots are still used in the state.  He says... while a lot of people don't like the paper ballots... they give elections officials a hard-copy of a person's vote -- in case the current technology fails.  Green says there have been cyber-attacks in Chautauqua County, but election officials have been able to deal with them.  He says they've been going after voter registration data base... but, adds they've been able to defend against every one of them.  Green adds that the county's Board of Elections has a "very secure platform" for all the services it does.


Cattaraugus County woman arrested for drug possession after car hit's a deer on I-86...
A woman from Salamanca is jailed on $10,000 bail for allegedly being found in possession of various -- and large -- quantities of drugs in her car, after hitting a deer on Interstate-86 in the town of Sherman.  Sheriff's Deputies say they responded to an accident in the eastbound lanes just before midnight Friday... and, found the occupants unharmed.  However, during the investigation... officers say they became suspicious and deployed K-9 "Link" on a sniff search.  Link alterted officers to the presence of narcotics..... and, deputies subsequently found over half-an-ounce of methamphetamine, 2-grams of cocaine, heroin... prescription pills, needles and other paraphernalia.  The driver, 51 year-old Candy Leon, was arraigned on several drug possession charges and was sent to the county lock-up.


Cuomo announces Upstate Airport Renovation projects...
Governor Andrew Cuomo is touting work to renovate airports in Syracuse, Plattsburgh and the Southern Tier.  The Democrat, who is up for re-election next week, traveled to Syracuse-Hancock International Airport Thursday to announce the completion of that facility's $62-million dollar overhaul.  On Friday... his office announced the successful completion of the work at Plattsburgh International Airport.  Construction is also wrapping up at Elmira-Corning Regional Airport, though work on the airport's tower is expected to end later this month.  The work is intended to upgrade security and baggage handling and improve the experience of travelers.

 

Lakewood man arrested for alleged rape and child pornography charges...
A Lakewood man has been arrested on rape and child pornography charges after allegations were made in a complaint in September.  Sheriff's officers say 38 year-old Jeffery Shriver of Southland Avenue, was initially arrested on a first-degree rape charge.  However... following a one-and-a-half month-long investigation... additional charges were placed for possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child.... and,  four counts of possession of child porn.  The investigation into previous allegations against Shriver are still on-going.  Officers were assisted by the county's Criminal Investigation Division, County SWAT team, Forensic Investigation team, Lakewood-Busti Police, and others.  Shriver will be back in Busti Town Court at a later date.

 
 

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