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Cause released on McDaniel Ave. Fire in Jamestown...

An unattended cooking fire is the apparent cause of a blaze that caused "substantial" damage to a house on Jamestown's westside Monday afternoon.  Fire Battalion Chief Sam Salemme says crews were called to the scene at 52 McDaniel Ave. just before 3:30 p.m.  Salemme says firefighters had to cut a hole in the roof to vent the flames... which were brought under control within half-an-hour.  However... there was major fire damage to the back of the structure.  Salemme says no injuries were reported.  The local Red Cross is helping three family members living there.  An off-duty shift was called in to assist.

Catt. Co. man gets maximum sentenced in Chautauqua Co. Court Sentencing...

A Cattaraugus County man will spend the next 2 1/3 to 7 years in state prison for possessing Child Pornography on his computer in the town of Villanova.  Chautauqua County District Attorney David Foley says 31 year-old Christopher Travis of Jefferson Street, Cattaraugus received the sentence in county court this week.  Foley says it satisfies a plea deal in which Travis agreed to plea to a Felony count of Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child Less than 17 years of age.  Foley says the offer always included that charge... which was at the top of the indictment.  He says 2 1/3 to 7 is the maximum for that charge.  Foley adds that both the plea and sentence send a clear message that his office is committed to prosecuting child sexual cases to the fullest extent of the law... and, adds people also need to be held responsible for exploiting children.  Foley also commended the State Police... and, Investigator Steven Dibble for their "dedication to investigating this incident..." as well as their ongoing aid to his office in preparaing the case.

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WJTN News Headlines for July 15, 2020

Chautauqua County is quickly closing in on 200 confirmed cases of COVID-19... with nine more being added over the past day.  That from Interim County Executive P-J Wendel... who says that brings ...

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