Jamestown man arrested for allegedly threatening another man with a gun...
A city teen had to be tasered when he tried to flee police after allegedly threatening another man with a hand-gun on Jamestown's southside Friday morning.  City police were called to the area of McKinley Avenue and Charles Street shortly before 10 a.m. on a report of a person threatening another with a pistol.  Officers say the male victim tried to flee from 18 year-old Alex Johnson in his car... but, he backed the vehicle into a telephone pole.  Johnson then fled... but, he did not comply with their orders... and, the taser was deployed.  Police say Johnson was taken into custody, and they found a 9-millimeter hand-gun, along with a quantity of hydrocodone, and Zanex.  He was arrested on several charges... including second-degree menacing and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon... and, jailed pending arraignment.


Three arrested for allegedly being in possession of about 50 grams of crack, and 20 grams of pot...
Three men from Jamestown are jailed with high bail for allegedly being found in possession of quantities of crack cocaine, and marijuana during a traffic stop Thursday night.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says an observant patrol officer spotted the driver of a car, 22 year-old Thomas Kimbrough, Junior, operating recklessly as he turned from Hall Avenue onto West Sixth Street about 8:45 p.m.  Samuelson says Kimbrough then continued onto the Sixth Street Bridge... and towards the downtown area at about 70 miles per hour before being stopped.  He says they found about 29-grams of crack, and 20 more of marijuana during a search.  Samuelson says it's not a "huge" amount, but, significant because they were apparently using and dealing.  Samuelson says officers arrested Kimbrough... and, his passengers, 22 year-old Michael Pace-Segura... and, 20 year-old Joseph Ludovicy.  However... he says they later found Pace-Segura with about 20 more grams of crack in his underwear.  He faces an additional third-degree criminal possession charge.  Kimbrough is jailed on $40,000 bail... Pace-Segura $20,000... and, Ludovicy $10,000.


National Weather Service continues Winter Storm Warning for most of upstate New York -- including Chautauqua County...
The immediate Jamestown-area will see upwards of a foot of snow from the latest storm to move into the region during the day today.  That from Forecaster Jim Mitchell with the National Weather Service in Buffalo... who says we'll see the snow initially... then windy and bitterly cold conditions on Sunday through Monday.  Mitchell says there is a Winter Storm Warning in effect for all of Western New York through 6 p.m. Sunday.  He says the heaviest snow will be early this evening through tomorrow morning.  Mitchell says some parts of the region will see upwards of 16 inches of snow or so.  He says snowfall totals have increased over the past day or so because of the dry air... and, the fact the storm is expected to move a little further north than initially projected.   Besides the snowfall, strong winds will blow the lighter snow around, significantly reducing visibility for motorists, and travel could be very difficult at times.


Winter Storm, generally, will dump half a foot to 2-feet of snow across the state...
Generally... New Yorkers are preparing for a weekend storm that could bring anywhere from 8 to 24 inches of snow in upstate areas and grind travel to a halt.  Winter storm warnings have been issued from Saturday afternoon through Sunday for much of the upstate region... after some places got up to 5 inches overnight Thursday into Friday.  Forecasters say the New York City area will get much less snow and sleet -- 3 to 6 inches.  But strong wind gusts on Sunday afternoon and evening could bring down tree limbs and power lines.


"Doors Open" Jamestown hoping to beat the weather Saturday...
Some new attractions will be part of the line-up for the eighth-annual Doors Open Jamestown that'll be held today.  The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is moving ahead with the free program until 5 p.m. with hopes the weather won't be too bad during that time period.  JRC Marketing and Events Coordinator Zach Agett says they have some 19 entities involved this year... some of them new or remodeled... including the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts... and, the Martz Observatory.  Agatt says it's the first time since the observatory was renovated, and upgraded.  He says -- by far -- the biggest new attraction this year is the National Comedy Center.... which opened last August.  However... he says people had to pre-register for those tours, and, they were limited in how many could be accomodated.  With that... the Center is completely booked for Doors Open.  In addition to the Comedy Center... Agett says the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet is one of the new attractions.


National Comedy Center finishes second in USA Today contest for Best New Attraction...
The National Comedy Center finished a close second out of 20 entities vying for USA Today's “Best New Attraction” in the country award.  Center Executive Director Journey Gunderson announced... over social media... that after spending some time in the lead spot.  While initally disappointed... Gunderson says she's "very proud, appreciative, and moved" with where they wound up.  She says the winning attraction in Tulsa, Oklahoma has a population of just under one-million people.  The "Gathering Place for Tulsa” is a free, $465-million, 100-acre public multi-park attraction with a 5-acre playground, lodge, boathouse, skate park, slide and water parks.


 

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