The Jamestown-area received a lot of rain Tuesday... and, is now seeing snow showers with snowfall rates of more than an inch an hour during the day today....  


Forecaster Dan Kelly with the National Weather Service in Buffalo said yesterday that a strong, low-pressure system will cause a change-over from rain to snow.

Kelly says a Winter Storm Warning is in effect through 6 p.m. Thursday night, with 6 to 12 inches of Lake Effect snowfall expected in the more persistant snow areas.  He says the immediate Jamestown-area could see between 7 and 9 inches.  Kelly says we'll see the most snow during daytime hours, along with winds gusting as a high as 40 mph, which may cause difficult travel conditions and areas of blowing snow. 


Three teenagers from the Randolph Children's Home have been arrested for allegedly stealing a Randolph Central School Bus that was later recovered in Jamestown Monday morning....  

Cattaraugus County Sheriff's officers say the teens, a 17 and 16 year-old boys and, a 14 year-old girl, had run-away from the home, and broke into the school and bus garage early Monday morning.  Deputies say all three were arrested without incident and, charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, one count of second-degree grand larceny and, one of third-degree criminal mischief.  The 17 year-old is being held in the Cattaraugus County Jail on $5,000 bail.  The 16 and 14 year-olds were sent to a youth detention facility.


Chautauqua County's Congressman believes President Trump was able to fully lay-out his reasons for building a border wall to address what he calls a "crisis" at the nation's southern border...  

Republican Representative Tom Reed says the extremes on both sides of the political aisle are controlling the debate right now and, he said during his speech last night, President Trump needed to show leadership, and reach out to lawmakers on each side.

The president used his first prime-time, Oval Office address to state his case.  He did not -- though -- talk about declaring a national emergency to move forward without Congressional approval.  Senate Democrat Joe Mancin spoke yesterday morning about revisiting the Immigration Reform Act of 2013 as a compromise.  Reed says that's among the possibilities, along with legislation that the bi-partisan "Problem Solver's Caucus has done regarding border security, and resolving the DACA issue.  He made his comments during his weekly telephone conference call with Southern Tier Media.


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is in the nation's capital to meet with the state's Congressional delegation...  

The Democrat's visit began on Tuesday and, comes after the start of a new Congress in which Democrats control the House of Representatives.  Cuomo has called on Democrats in Washington to fight Republicans and President Donald Trump when it comes to their proposals for immigration, taxes and the environment.  The governor is expected to be back in Albany today, which is the start of the 2019 legislative session.  New York has 27 members in the House.  Twenty-one are Democrats and six are Republicans.


Property owners in the town of Westfield are being asked to disregard their tax bills that were mailed out late last week due to a printing error...  

The Chautauqua County Department of Real Property Tax says new county and town tax bills will be printed on yellow pape... and mailed to town of Westfield residents this week.  For further information... property owners may visit the Town of Westfield website at westfieldny-dot-COM/town-westfield/town-westfield and corrected tax information will be uploaded no later than Thursday on the County Department of Real Property Tax website at co.chautauqua.ny.us/349/Real-Property-Tax .

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WJTN News Headlines for Jan. 21, 2019

First it was the major snowfall, and now the bitterly cold temperatures are part of a one-two punch that's hitting Chautauqua County and all of western New York....   The National Weather ...

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