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City man arrested for allegedly trafficking Heroin in Jamestown-area...

A Jamestown man has been arrested for allegedly trafficking Heroin in the city in recent weeks... and, being found with over 12 bundles of the illegal drug.  Agents with the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force say they raided the Terrace Place apartment of 26 year-old William Rogers just before 7:30 this morning... and, found the suspect... along with heroin -- totaling about 125 doses -- and, a large amount of cash, scales and other drug paraphernalia... and, a quantity of marijuana.  Task Force members say Rogers was arrested without incident... and, arraigned on the initial charges of third-degree criminal sale... and, possession of a controlled substance.  Agents say he faces several additional counts of those charges... and, others.  Task Force members add they also obtained additional information... and, the investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information on illegal narcotics activity in their community is asked to call the Task Force Hotline at 1-800-344-8702. 


Reed to file legislation to renew SRO program for five-years...

There is an effort afoot to renew the School Resource Officer program in the federal Community-Oriented Police program for another five-years.  On this day before classes begin in most schools districts across the region... Local Congressman Tom Reed says he'll be filing a renewal of the COPS program that includes the SRO component.  Reed says he spoke with several school superintendents, teachers, parents and others in recent months... and, says they were pretty much unanimous that it's a program that needs to be renewed.  Reed says the overall COPS Program totals about $1-billion... while the School Resource Officer program would total about $30-million.  He believes the votes are there... on both sides of the political aisle... to fund the program.

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WJTN Headlines for Thurs., July 9, 2020

BPU says it's ready for Summer peak load during heat advisory... With Heat Advisories issued for most of Western New York -- including Chautauqua County -- air conditioners and fans will be worki...

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