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Forestville teenager accused of stealing $11,000 from home safe in north county village; arrested in Jamestown...

A Forestville teenager has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a safe -- and, stealing about $11,000 worth of property -- in a village home last July.  Sheriff's officers say 19 year-old Jesse Borrello of Pearl Street allegedly broke into the home last July 30.  Following a lengthy investigation... deputies say an arrest warrant was issued for Borrello.  Borrello was located in Jamestown and later arraigned in Hanover Town Court on charges of third-degree Grand Larceny... and, criminal mischief.  He was then sent to the County Jail... where he posted $10,000 bail, or $20,000 property bond.


Woman from Southern Erie County dies from injuries in town of Hanover car-pedestrian accident...

A woman from southern Erie County, NY is dead following a weekend car/pedestrian accident in the town of Hanover.  Sheriff's officers say 44 year old Andrea Waterman of Lawtons was taken to the Erie County Medical Center with serious physical injuries after being hit by a vehicle while walking last Saturday night.  Deputies report that Waterman was walking on Routes 5 and 20  when she was struck by the vehicle.  Waterman was taken to Lake Shore Hospital before being transferred to ECMC by Alstar Ambulance... where she later died.  No charges have been filed.


BPU signs new, four-year "Flex Rate" agreement with Artone Manufacturing...

A local maker of custom furniture and fixtures has become the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities' seventh major electric customer to sign a "Flex Plan" Agreement.  BPU officials say today (Monday) that the four-year agreement with Artone Manufacturing on Allen Street will help to slightly reduce the company's power costs.  In exchange... Artone agrees to invest in it's local facility and workforce.  Artone President Mike Calimeri says the deal "helps the bottom line..." and, adds they certainly appreciate the fact the BPU wants to help local manufacturers save money on energy costs.  BPU General Manager Dave Leathers thanked Artone staff for making the investment in it's now year-old location... building an energy efficient facility in part of the old Bush Industries manufacturing plant.  Mayor Sam Teresi says Artone has been a manufacturing "anchor" for more than 40 years, and a good neighbor dating back to when Calimeri's dad started the company.  Calimeri says Artone is coming off a record sales year.  The company makes furniture and fixtures for four different markets... including retail store fixtures, hotel room furniture, senior care room furniture... and, contract case goods.  Artone currently employs 82 people... and, is looking to add five more this years.


DiNapoli says Upstate succession not a good idea for the region, as well as New York as a whole...

New York's Comptroller says the state is better whole... than in parts.  While in Jamestown last Friday for a tour of economic development projects, Thomas DiNapoli was asked the 'succession question'... would upstate New York be better off as its own state?  As the New York's chief fiscal officer, DiNapoli says definitely not.  He says a lot of what drives New York in terms of it's economy, and economic power is the fact it's a big state and includes the Wall Street district.  At the same time though, DiNapoli, who is from Long Island, sympathizes with those who feel overshadowed by New York City issues.  He says he felt like his district got the short-end of the stick when he was a state Assemblyman.  DiNapoli concluded his news conference at the Gateway Station by saying, "Stay in New York... don't go to Ohio... or Pennsylvania." 


Trump channel's "Death Wish" in support of Second-Amendment rights...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is channeling 1970s action star Charles Bronson in defending Second Amendment rights in the aftermath of the shooting at an Oregon community college that left nine dead.  Trump said in a rally in suburban Nashville last Saturday that he has a handgun carry permit in New York.  He adds that any attacker will be ``shocked'' if he tries to assault the real estate mogul and that he will emulate Bronson in the vigilante film ``Death Wish.''


Brocton man arrested for allegedly drug possession during routine traffic stop...

A Brocton man is jailed following a routine traffic stop uncovered a number of drugs -- including Methamphetime -- in his possession.  Sheriff's Deputies say they spotted a vehicle commit a traffic violation just before 4 AM last Saturday on Adams Street in the village of Silver Creek.  Officers say the driver... 34 year-old David Topliffe... was found to have a suspended license.  Further investigation... and, subsequent search of the vehicle found that Topliffe was in possession of powdered methamphetamine, processing materials for Meth, prescription narcotic pills, and a quantity of marijuana.  He faces several charges... including Felony criminal possession of methamphetamine precursors... two counts of criminal possession of controlled substance... second-degree criminally possessing drug paraphernalia... aggravated unlicensed operator... and, unlawful possession of marijuana.  He was arraigned in Silver Creek Village Court and sent to the County Jail.