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Two suspects are in custody for their alleged involvement in last Friday night's drive-by shooting in the parking lot of the Washington Street Top's Market in Jamestown.  However... City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says neither is being identified at this time to preserve the "integrity of the investigation."  Samuelson adds they have also recovered the vehicle allegedly involved in the incident... a dark-colored Ford Focus... which was found unoccupied on the city's southside.  The victim... who is also not being identifed... remains in critical condition at the Erie County Medical Center with several gun-shot wounds.  Police say the man was apparently leaving the store about 6 PM when the car drove up... and, one of the people inside shot multiple times.  Officers say the driver then sped off in a northerly direction.  Samuelson says both suspects are charged with first-degree assault in the case... and, more charges are pending.  Both are jailed without bail.  City police say anyone who may have information on the incident should call them at 483-7537.  You can also call the confidential tip-line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.


A Panama teenager faces multiple charges after leading police on a high-speed pursuit... in which the suspect was allegedly last seen driving more than 100 miles an hour.  Sheriff's officers say they tried to pull over 18 year-old Clayton Manwaring of Panama-Bear Lake Road just before 1 AM Saturday on the Panama-Stedman Road.  However... deputies say Manwaring allegedly sped up as he tried to elude police.  Officers say Manwaring's license plate number was recorded by their on-board license reader... and, he was later tracked down.  He was charged with two counts of speeding... and, one count each of reckless operation and failure to comply with a lawful order.  He is to appear in North Harmony Town Court at a later date.


The 137th annual Chautauqua County Fair gets underway for it's week-long run today... and, a number of new shows and old favorites will be part of the Grandstand entertainment.  That from Fair Board President Dave Wilson... who says the fair will begin with the traditional firing of their Civil War-era cannon.  Wilson says yesterday ended their pre-sale ticket sales for week.  He adds that your pay-one-price ticket also guarantees you admission to the grandstand shows. Wilson says there'll be two grandstand shows for opening day today... with Horse Harness Racing at 2 PM... and, the Stagecoach Outriders Show at 7 PM.  On Tuesday... the first of the two demolition derbies will be held.  Wilson says the first new show will be on Wednesday night at 7 PM when the Legends Stunt Show makes it's first appearance.  Another big attraction... the annual 4-H Meat Animal Sale... will again be Friday beginning at 12 Noon.  Wilson made his comments on last weekend's "Community Spotlight" program.  For more information about the fair... call 366-4752... or go on-line to Chautauquacountyfair-dot-ORG.


U-S Senator Charles Schumer says the nation should increase funds for the development of high-tech sensors that can disable a car's ignition if its driver is drunk.  The New York Democrat said Sunday that he is supporting legislation that would increase funding for research and development of the new sensors.  The technology works by detecting alcohol in breath or even the touch of skin.  If a person's alcohol level is found to be above the legal limit to drive, the car's ignition will not start.  Schumer says the new sensors are less cumbersome than existing ignition interlocks, and could one day be made available as a regular option in automobiles.  He says they should also be mandatory for those convicted of drunken driving.


As the county continues to finalize damage figures from the recent, devastating flash floods that hit the North County-area... County Executive Vince Horrigan and the County Legislature took some time out to recognize the work of emergency responders.  They did that during last week's Legislature meeting in Mayville.  Horrigan and lawmakers especially praised their work in the rescue of a woman who fell into Slippery Rock Creek near Brocton on July 14th.  Horrigan, a former Air Force colonel, says he's impressed by the local fire system's "robust response....."  Horrigan and Legislature Chairman Jay Gould commended members of the county Water Emergency Team, and representatives of Brocton, Portland and Silver Creek Fire Departments and Emergency Services Director Julius Leone for their efforts.


More than 250 classic and vintage cars were on display at the 32nd World Series of Cars at Jamestown's Bergman Park Sunday.  While they usually look for about 350 to 400 cars and other vehicles each year... organizers say a large number of people attended the annual fund-raiser for the local Babe Ruth Committee putting on the World Series tournaments.  Local Babe Ruth Committee President Russ Diethrick says the warm and sunny conditions brought out a "nice crowd... " and, brought in some new cars. Diethrick says some of the judges noticed a lot of vehicles that they had not seen there before.  In addition to the cars... which included classic Cadillacs... coupes... and, muscle cars.  Diethrick says there were also some nice looking, vintage trucks... as well as fire trucks.  Diethrick says the World Series of Cars -- going into this year -- had raised more than 300-thousand dollars in it's 32 years.  He says the fund-raising is vital... because it costs the Babe Ruth committee about 120 to 130-thousand dollars to put on each world series.


Kelsey Settles won the Rally Masters Division in the All-American Soap Box Derby on Saturday.  The 18-year-old from Owensboro, Kentucky, raced in a car honoring late aunt Connie Leonard, who died from breast cancer in 2012.  The car, which won best paint job in 2012, had a large pink bow along with the motto ``Fight Like a Girl.''  Settles was one of three champions from Kentucky, marking the first time anyone from the state won.  Fifteen-year-old Tyler Peterson of Bowling Green topped the Rally Super Stock field, and 11-year-old Lukas A. Ramey of Hanson topped the Rally Stock competition.  Arlington, Massachusetts, had a champion in Local Masters for the second straight year as 16-year-old Bailey Martin won.  The Jamestown-Area Soap Box Derby winners were competitive... but, only winners moved on.  Falconer's Bryce Larson finished second in his Super Stock heat... while Falconer Damon Vincent got third in his Stock Division heat.  A field of 418 racers from around the U-S... and, representing countries as far away as Japan and New Zealand competed in hot and windy conditions.






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