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City man arrested for allegedly home burglary in Fredonia... 
A Jamestown man is in custody after allegedly breaking into an apartment in the village of Fredonia on Saturday.  Fredonia Police say that 46-year-old Marcus Norman allegedly entered the upstairs apartment at 180 Lambert Ave., and, stole an undisclosed amount of cash and property.  Officers say one of the victims awoke and found Norman burglarizing the apartment.  The suspect fled the scene... but, Jamestown Police located Norman after receiving a description of the suspect and his vehicle. 

Frewsburg man arrested early this morning for allegedly DWI, Leandra's Law violation...

A Frewsburg man has been arrested on a number of charges... including a violation of Leandra's Law... after his car was pulled over early this morning in the town of Carroll.  Sheriff's officers say they stopped the vehicle... driven by 40 year-old Robert Houghwot... just before 12:30 a.m. on Frew Run Road for several alleged traffic violations.  Deputies accuse Houghwot of driving drunk... and, he was arrested.  Officers add that a child under the age of 16 was inside the vehicle... making the charge a Felony under Leandra's Law.  Deputies also say he had a previous DWI, and had his driving privleges in New York State suspended.  When Houghwot was taken into custody... he was also allegedly found in possession of a small quantity of marijuana.  Houghwot was arraigned in Carroll Town Court... and, sent to the county jail without bail... pending a future court appearance.

Airport Manger says Sun Air stepping up it's game in commuter air service...

The new air carrier at the Greater Chautauqua -- Jamestown Airport had a rough start in the area market.  However... Sun Air has made several corrections to it's service... and, riders have been seeing a big improvement over the past couple of months.  That from the county's Manager of Airports and Parks, Bill Tucker, who says Sun Air needed to step it's efforts up in all five of it's new markets.  He says that's led to a 98-percent reliabililty rate in August.  Tucker says Sun Air is now operating an average of 208 flights per month.  Tucker says there are four, round-trip flights each weekday, and, two round trip flights on both Saturday and Sunday.  He adds they also fly on holidays.  Tucker adds Sun Air is also very affordable, with $29r flights to Pittsburgh.  However... he says that rate is only good through going to their website at www.flysunairexpress.com.  You can also call 1-844-8SUNAIR.  Tucker says you can not get that rate through Expedia and other internet booking sites.  He feels Sun Air is working hard to live up to it's motto of "Frequent, Reliable, and Affordable."  Tucker made his comments for this past weekend's "Community Spotlight" program.  

New owner former M-&-T Bank building renames it the "Signature Center..."

There's a new name for the former M-&-T Building at Third and Main Streets in downtown Jamestown.  The building's new owner, George Patti, says it's now the "Signature Center."  He made the announcement during last Friday's official ground-breaking on the $3.5-million project.  It's the first project to use new state tax credits under city's recently received "Downtown Historic District" status.  Patti thanked the Jamestown Renaissance Center... and, Mayor Sam Teresi's administration for their help in making the project a reality.  Patti already has an "anchor tenant..." in Digitell moving into the second and third-floors of the three-story building this coming December.  Mayor Sam Teresi says having the public and private sectors working together is the key.

Schumer wants DEA to create special unit to investigate on-line sales of Synthetic Marijuana...

U-S Senator Charles Schumer says the Drug Enforcement Administration should create a special investigative unit to target online sales of synthetic marijuana.  The New York Democrat says that despite state bans on fake pot, dealers are able to sell it online to users as well as retailers. He says a special unit within the DEA could investigate these dealers and notify credit card companies to stop transactions involved in purchasing the drugs.  Schumer that federal statistics show some 2,300 emergency room visits in a two-month period were related to synthetic marijuana use, and that poison control center calls about the drug are surging around the nation. 

Harmony Historical Society holds successful annual Fall Festival...

Under a clear, blue sky at Blockville Sunday... the sounds of the local Swedish group, Svenska Spellman, entertained the audience at the Harmony Historical Society's Fall Festival.  The society's president, Lyn Nagle, said the weekend went very well.  While there was rain Saturday, they still had a nice turn-out as the grounds dryed out by later in the day.  The group held its festival two weeks earlier than usual this year in hopes of getting better weather.  Nagle believes they'll keep the new date in future years.  She says people really enjoyed the demonstrators, the food, the music... and the quilts.


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