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Town of Busti man arrested for allegedly having sexual contact with 3-year-old...

A Busti man has been arrested for allegedly having sexual contact with a 3-year-old child.  Lakewood-Busti Police say they concluded an investigation by arresting 32 year-old Daniel Alger earlier this week.  Details of the investigation were not released... but, Alger is charged with first-degree sexual abuse... second-degree Aggravated sexual abuse... and, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.  He was arraigned in Busti Town Court... and, sent to the county jail where he posted $10,000 bail.

Horrigan says county to look into seeking state and federal disaster declaration for Flood Damage...

Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan says he'll be seeking state and federal assistance for the clean-up -- and rebuilding efforts in some places -- from this week's flooding in the Jamestown-area.  Horrigan adds that they will likely work on gathering information from last week's storm and flooding issues in the Silver Creek and Hanover areas.  While there were no homes destroyed... Horrigan says there's been plenty of public and private damage done from those storms.

CLA to begin Lake work early due to storm debris...

The Chautauqua Lake Association is deploying two of it's crews over the next several days to collect floating debris from the flooding that occured in the wake of this week's severe thunderstorms.  CLA President Doug Conroe tells us the association's executive committee met late wednesday... and, authorized having two harvesters... two transports and barges for this major undertaking.  Conroe says one crew will be deployed in the lake’s South Basin... while the other crew will service the North.  He adds says lake users are urged to use caution over the next several days because there is "tons of debris" -- including trees, limbs and shrubs in the lake.


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WJTN Headlines for Sat., July 4, 2020

Two people hurt in alleged DWI Motorcycle-Car accident in Bemus Point... A Mayville man has been charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle...

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