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National Weather Service continues Wind Chill Warning through 10 a.m... but, bitter cold to persist...

Our frigid temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills continue through at least late this morning in the Jamestown-area.  The National Weather Service in Buffalo is continuing a wind chill warning until 10 this morning for all of Western New York.  Forecaster David Church says wind chill values this morning will fall to 35-below zero... and, adds that anyone going outside during that time should bundle up because hypothermia and frostbite are real dangers.  However, there is a respite on the way.  Church says highs for the weekend might climb towards freezing mark... with at least a 30-degree reading on Saturday.  However... temperatures across the area are expected to dip back down into the single digits by the start of next week.  This morning... there's been very little wind... and, the temperature at our Media One Group studios at 6 a.m. was 13-below zero.  It was also 13-below at the County Airport near Jamestown.

Deep Freeze continues for all of upstate New York...

The winter weather isn't letting up in upstate New York.  The National Weather Service says Syracuse, northern Onondaga County and northern Madison County could get hit with another four to six inches of snow by this morning, and high winds will sharply reduce visibility.  The most severely affected areas are expected to be north of the New York State Thruway, and the weather service has issued a lake-effect snow advisory.  Sub-zero temperatures also remain in the region, making road salt less effective. Wind chills as low as 25 below also are predicted, and a warning has been issued through late Friday morning for all of central New York and the Watertown area.

Slippery roads may have contributed to two-vehicle crash on Route 60 in Gerry...

Two people suffered very minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident on Route 60 early Thursday morning just north of Gerry that may have been partly due to slipper road conditions.  State Police in Jamestown say the driver of a northbound Sports Utility Vehicle lost control just north of Gerry shortly after 6:30 a.m.  Troopers say the SUV went into the southbound lane and into the path of a pick-up truck.  Troopere say one of the operators allegedly tried to walk away from the scene... but, was caught a short time later.  No names were released.  Both drivers signed off on treatment... and, both face charges in the crash.

Two people -- one from Tennessee -- arrested in "significant" Heroin bust in Jamestown...

Two people are jailed without bail for allegedly being part of a "significant" Heroin trafficking operation on Jamestown's eastside.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force raided the lower apartment at 609 East Eighth Street shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday... and, arrested 48 year-old Ricky Baucher of Jamestown... and, 44 year-old Nicole Foster of Tennessee.  Samuelson says the arrests culminate a 'major investigation' that uncovered more than 100 doses of the drug... and, about $10,000 in cash.  He says several neighbors thanked task force members following the raid.  The Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force... made up of city and Ellicott police officers... and, State Police.  Samuelson says Baucher and Foster were both arraigned on charges of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... and, sent to the county lock-up.  If you have any information on illegal drug trafficking in Jamestown... call the confidential JPD Tips-line at 483-8477.

Reed holding listening tour stops in 23rd Congressional district this weekend -- three in Chautauqua County...

Local Congressman Tom Reed is holding a series of five "Town Hall" meetings in his 23rd District this weekend to get constituent input on how to vote regarding the use of force against Islamic State terrorists.  Reed began the town hall session's last night in Owego... and, another one is set for today in Penn Yan.  The Corning Republican's first of three sessions in Chautauqua county will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Ellington Town Hall on West Main Street.  Reed says he's made no final decision on supporting president Obama's three-year proposal yet.  In addition to the Town Hall meetings... Reed says he also wants to hear more from the president about what he envisions the mission would be for troops... or special forces in the Middle East.  ISIS has spread it's hold on the Middle East from parts of Syria and Iraq... to Libya.  Reed says beyond the 3-year time limit he want's to know more about the presidents call to "degrade and destroy" ISIS.  In addition to the Town Hall sesssion in Ellington... Reed will be at the Brocton Village Hall at 12:30 p.m., and, he'll appear at the Dutch Village Restaurant in Clymer at 3 p.m. Saturday. 

Gas prices hold steady this week...

Gas prices in the Jamestown-area are holding steady this week... just dropping a fraction of a penny over the past week.  That from the AAA's weekly Fuel Gauge Report... which says the average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded this week is down 5-tenths of a cent to $2.49.  AAA says the average is based on reports from 19 local stations.  Nationally... the Fuel Gauge reports the average price for regular unleaded has now increased every day since Jan. 27 for a total of 22-cents over 22 days.  Gas prices have increased sharply due to more expensive crude oil costs and the start of refinery maintenance season.  AAA says prices typically increase this time of year as refineries conduct maintenance, which can limit fuel production.






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