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Four arrested during drug raids in Falconer, and West Ellicott...

Two more drug raids just outside of Jamestown have netted four arrests by the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says the first raid occured at 11 a.m. at 308 Central Ave. in Falconer... not far from Falconer Central School.  Samuelson says they found a significant amount of "crack" cocaine... and Heroin inside -- along with cash.  He adds that task force arrested 35 year-old Watkine Watkins at the home.  He faces one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance... and, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.  Three small children were found inside.  Task Force members later raided the home at 112 Frederick Boulevard in West Ellicott... and, found a father and son.  Samuelson says 44 year-old Thomas Kimbrough, Sr., and Thomas, Jr., were arrested after being found in possession of more than an ounce of powder cocaine... and, marijuana, in addition to cash.  Both Kimbrough's face criminal posession charges.  A fourth person who arrived after the raid began at the Falconer location was also arrested for endangering the welfare of a child.


Young makes her unopposed run for re-election official...

State Senator Cathy Young faces no opposition in next Tuesday's election... but, is now officially announcing she is seeking re-election.  The 57th District she represents includes Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and part of Livingston counties.  Young says it's been a "tremendous honor and privilege to represent the people in my district, and we have had many successes, but there is more that must be done."  The Olean Republican is endorsed on the Republican, Independence and Conservative lines.  Senator Young highlighted job creation and economic growth, tax relief, quality education and access to health care as her top priorities.  She says "New York needs to become a more affordable place to live, work and do business."  In her next term... Young says she'll push to expand workforce training so people can get the job they want... and, bolster mandate relief to lower costs to local governments that drive up local property taxes.

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