The man wanted by Jamestown police for allegedly shooting another man on the city's eastside last Tuesday night ... and, his accomplice in a burglary in Lakewood... have been caught in Tennessee. City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says both 20 year-old Trenton Grant and 20 year-old Isaiah Pearson... were located in Jackson, Tennessee... and, tailed by a Violent Fugitive Task Force team... which arrested them last night. The team is made up of ATF members... and, officials from the U-S Marshall's Office. Samuelson says both men were taken into custody without incident. Grant is accused of firing four shots at another man at the Appleyard Terrace housing complex on East Second Street about 7:30 PM last Tuesday. The victim was hit by two shots, and was in stable condition at the Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA. He says they are jailed... pending extradiction... in the Madison County Jail. Samuelson says they know both men were assisted in getting out of state, and were given money to get to Jackson... where Grant has family. He says anyone with information on who provided the help to Grant and Pearson is urged to call city Police at 483-7537... or call their anonymous tip-line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.
A call to restrain a person who was allegedly out-of-control in Jamestown led to family members and a house guest attacking the responding officer. City police were called to the scene on Prather Avenue just before 5 PM Saturday. Other city police officers... and, those from neighboring agencies responded to the officer's call for assistance. Police arrested 62 year-old James Witcher of the Prather Avenue address... and, he was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration... and, endangering the welfare of a child. Two people in the house were taken to WCA Hospital... as well as the officer. All were treated for minor injuries. City police say the investigation is continuing... and, more arrests are expected.
The two homeless men accused of murdering a New York City violinist who played with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra will be formally arraigned on federal charges tomorrow. That from U-S Attorney William Hochul, Junior... who says they were indicted by a Grand Jury in Buffalo last Friday. Hochul says both 43 year-old Jonathan Conklin... and, 30 year-old Charles Sanford are formally charged with three counts... including carjacking... use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence... and, Felon possession of a firearm. He says the charges carry a maximum sentence of life in prison. Conklin and Lynch are accused of robbing 61 year-old Mary Whitaker inside her town of Westfield home on August 20th... and, then shooting and killing her.
Reconstruction work on a rough stretch of Route 60 from just south of Route 20 to village of Cassadaga gets underway today. That's the word from State Department of Transportation officials in Buffalo. DOT Spokeswoman Susan Surdej (Sir-Day) tells us that crews will begin to mill the roadway first. Surdej says paving will begin on this coming Friday, September 12th and take another six working days to complete. The entire project should be completed by mid-to-late September. We have been covering problems dealing with the five mile section of highway since last December.
Fall Clean-Up in the city of Jamestown gets underway today... with clean-up items to be left by residents at curbside the day before your regular garbage pick-up. That from Board of Public Utilities' Spokeswoman Becky Robbins... who says there are several items that can be left out. However... she says these items cannot weigh over 40-pounds... and, should be something one person can easily handle. For large items... such as mattresses... and refrigerators... Robbins says you must make an appointment to have those picked up by calling their garbage hotline. She adds that's also the case for large or heavy, electronic items... such as televisions, and computer monitors. Robbins says they also need an appointment... and, a separate fee is charged. She adds yard waste will NOT be accepted during Fall Clean-up Week. Those items must be taken to the city's Yard Waste Disposal Site. Clean-up Week runs through this Friday, September 12th. For more information... call the Garbage Hot-line at 661-1651.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his running mate Kathy Hochul have released a list of dozens of endorsements from prominent Democrats ahead of Tuesday's primary. The list features more than 70 endorsements, including ones from the mayors of Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, several members of Congress, and municipal leaders from each region of the state. The campaign also announced that Hillary Clinton is backing Cuomo and Hochul with a recorded telephone message to Democratic voters. Cuomo faces Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout in Tuesday's matchup. Hochul, a former Buffalo congresswoman, faces Columbia University law professor Tim Wu in the primary for lieutenant governor. The endorsements show how seriously Cuomo's campaign is taking the primary challenge... despite polls that suggest Teachout is not well known around the state.
Officials, business leaders and friends are calling the presumed death of a prominent Rochester couple a huge loss for the city. The couple's private plane crashed near Jamaica last Friday. Real estate developer Laurence Glazer has been credited with helping revitalize Rochester. His wife, Jane, founded a household-products catalog company. As a search for the plane continued yesterday, friend and former business partner Harold Samoff said Laurence Glazer made an ``incalculable'' contribution to renewing interest in downtown Rochester.