Warren Co. teen now sought for allegedly helping missing girl stay away on the loose...

The teenager who is allegedly connected with a Warren County girl who disappeared back on September 29th now faces criminal charges.  State Police in Warren say they have issued warrants for 18 year-old Kyle Bedow of Grand Valley, Pennsylvania on two Felony charges.  Troopers say Bedow is believed to be traveling with 15 year-old Reaghan Chase... and, say they've been traveling in a 2005 tan-colored Mercury Marquise with the PA license plate number HVP7853.  Police say Bedow is now charged with interference with the custody of a child... and, concealment of the Whereabouts of a Child.  Troopers are now offering a reward for information leading to Bedow's arrest... and, finding Chase.  If you have information... call Warren County Crimestoppers at 1-800-83-CRIME.


Cuomo calls on Congressional, Presidential candidates to state what they would do about gun killing's crisis...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says U.S. gunfire killings have reached a crisis... and, voters should demand every candidate for Congress or president answer what they'd do about it.  Cuomo enacted new firearm restrictions in New York in January 2013, a month after 20 children and six adults were murdered at an elementary school in neighboring Connecticut.  He tells The Associated Press there's a political price, and it cost him.  The Democrat says it's a difficult issue, especially because 30 to 40 percent of Americans distrust government and oppose gun control.  New York banned magazines that hold more than 10 bullets and sales of popular semiautomatic weapons with two military-style features, like the rifle used in Connecticut.


Contrary to earlier wire stories, "Scary Lucy" Halloween Exhibit at Mall won't include "Scary Lucy" statue...

Publicity about a new feature to the annual "Haunting at the Mall" at the Chautauqua Mall has been wrongly interpreted... and, it's produced some 'scary' results.  There was a vague story in the Buffalo News this (Tuesday) morning... that was apparently misinterpreted by other media.  That led to an Associated Press story that states that the statue will be part of the Halloween exhibit.  However... the man whose company puts on the Haunting at the Mall says that's not the case.  Scott Mekus with "Eventz by Scott" has put on the mall show for the past two years... and, says they'll have a person portraying "Lucy" for the exhibit.  Mekus says the statue is "not coming to the Haunted House."  However... he says the "Scary Lucy" exhibit will be "haunting" in it's appearance because it's for Halloween.  He adds the statue is not intended to offend... but, have some fun with the national furor earlier this year over the statue.  The "Haunting" will be located next to the current J-C Penny's store in the Mall.  Celoron village officials say the Lucy statue will not be moved from Lucille Ball Memorial Park until a replacement has been made, and erected.
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The "Haunting at the Mall" begins this Friday night... and, will continue each Friday and Saturday night from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. through Halloween weekend.  There will also be an added "Haunting" night on Thursday, Oct. 29.


"Town of Terror" at Children's Safety Village previewed...

Older teens and young adults have the chance to get into the 'Halloween Spirit' early again this year at the Children's Education Safety Village's "Town of Terror" event.  Safety Village Executive Director Terri Kindberg says this is the fourth-year for the event... which will be held each Saturday night, Oct. 9--24.  Kindberg says each Saturday runs from 7:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m. at the location next to the Ashville BOCES.  Volunteer Coordinator Jessica Dayton says... once people buy their admission ticket... they take a hay-ride to the back of the village.  They will then proceed through the miniature village.  Dayton says people taking part will then go "on their own route" through the "haunted town..." which uses the miniature buildings in the Safety Village.  With the fact there is a "terror" theme for this fund-raiser... Kindberg says it's for older children only.  In addition... there will also be a "Halloween Fun Fest" for the younger kids on Oct. 28.  For more information... call the Safety Village at 338-0170.

 

City DPW Director says Foote Ave. paving project should be underway next week...

Work has been progressing a little faster in recent days on the complete resurfacing of Foote Avenue in the city of Jamestown.  City Public Works Director Jeff Lehman told city council members at last night's work session that mill-work on Route 60 from the junction with Route 62 in the town of Kiantone... to Second Street in the city... was recently completed.  He adds that paving work is to begin next Monday.  Lehman says the repaving will begin at the Route 62 intersection... and conclude at West Second Street.


Forestville water is declared safe by state Health officials...

The Village of Forestville's drinking water is safe.  That's according to a detailed report that the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services has received from the New York State Health Department.  State health officials performed an independent and comprehensive review after residents questioned the safety of the village's water supply.  The village replaced their 120 year-old springs with two new wells last year.  County Environmental Health Director Mark Stow confirmed the findings.

 

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