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City police releasing few details... but, looking for as many as two suspects in alleged 7-Eleven Robberies...

Jamestown City Police are now investigating two alleged robberies at the 7-Eleven store on the city's eastside that occured early yesterday morning... and, this morning.  Officers say an unidentified person entered the convenience store this morning... and, pulled a gun on the clerk before stealing an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register.  That happened one day after a similar person went into the store, displayed an apparent weapon... and, fled the store with an undetermined amount of cash.  The Sunday robbery reported occured about 4 a.m.  It's not known if any vehicles were involved.  The man was wearing a hoodie each time, and was about 5'3" to 5'5" tall.  Anyone with information on either of these robberies is asked to call City Police at 483-7537... or the JPD Tips-line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.


City man arrested for allegedly threatening physically disabled person in supermarket parking lot...

A Jamestown man has been arrested for allegedly threatening a physically disabled person Sunday afternoon in the Top's Market parking lot.  City police were called to the Washington Street location about Noon... and, found a domestic incident had occured in the lot.  Officers found the victim, and the suspect -- identified as Patrick Liberte.  They say witnessed told them that Liberte was swinging a belt around like he was going to hit the victim who is disabled.  Officers then arrested Liberte for second-degree endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person.  He was jailed pending arraignment.  The victim was taken for evaluation to WCA Hospital.


Ohio teen arrested for allegedly speeding in stolen car on I-90... 
An Ohio teenager is jailed on several charges after leading police on a high-speed pursuit on the state Thruway from the state line into the town of Westfield.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies were called to assist Pennsylvania State Police just after 4 a.m. Saturday when the pursuit began.  Officers say the eastbound vehicle... driven by 17 year-old Shamear Hubbard of Richmond Heights...  was traveling at a high rate of speed.  However... Pennsylvania Troopers were able to get Hubbard to pull over in Westfield.  Deputies say the Hubbard was turned over to them... and, on further investigation... they found Hubbard to be impaired by drugs and alcohol.  They add that a background check also found his vehicle had been stolen in East Cleveland, Ohio.  Hubbard faces charges including driving while intoxicated... and, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property.  He was arraigned in Westfield Town Court... and, sent to the County Jail with bail to be set.  Additional charges are pending in Ohio and Pennsylvania.


Chautauqua Institution decides -- for now -- not to act on bids for Amphitheater Project...

Chautauqua Institution's Board of Trustees met Saturday... but did not act... on bids for a 'renewed' Amphitheater.  Chautauqua spokesman, George Murphy, says the numbers in the 16 "sub" bid packages were higher than expected.  Murphy says the board hopes to take up the matter again before the end of the year... and has asked Chautauqua's staff to re-examine all the bids in the meantime.  He says they're going back through the bids and "de-scoping" the process to make sure what they bid on what correct.  Murphy adds, taking some additional time right now should not affect the projected 2017 opening.  At the end of the summer, the Chautauqua Board agreed to move forward with plans to build a new Amphitheater, at a projected cost of $33-million.  Overall, Murphy says Chautauqua had marginal attendance growth this past summer, and has 'strong financials' heading into 2016.

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