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City police release more information, possible suspect vehicle in Jamestown home invasion robbery...

Jamestown police are asking for the public's help in locating an SUV that may have served as a getaway vehicle for last weekend's home invasion robbery.  City Police also say the home where two men forced their way inside was at 555 South Main St.  Officers say the suspects were able to get the occupants to answer when their said their car had broken down.  However... the men then pulled a gun... and, tied up the occupants before fleeing with money and property.  Police say they've received information about a blue "crossover" SUV -- possibly a Chrysler Pacifica -- parked near the home.  Officers say a white woman was driving... and, the vehicle had Pennsylvania license plates.  Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call JPD at 483-7537... or 483-8477.

Jamestown man arrested for alleged sexual assault of minor...

A city man is jailed on $20,000 cash bail for allegedly committing sexual assault on a juvenile earlier this year in the town of Carroll.  Sheriff's Deputies say they received the complaint late this past May that 25 year-old David Petteys of Prospect Street was having an inappropriate relationship with the child.  Following an investigation... officers say an arrest warrant was obtained in Carroll Town court for Petteys' arrest.  He was later located by Jamestown Police... and, arrested without incident.  Petteys was then turned over to the Sheriff's office... and, arraigned on charges of first and third-degree Criminal Sex act... and, one count of endangering the welfare of a child.  He was then sent to the county lock-up.

City lawmakers made final adjustments to 2016 budget to be acted on next Monday night...

The Jamestown City Council made several attempts... but, were unable to find any budget cuts that were either legal or made sense.  While unable to find cuts... lawmakers last night actually added a small amount of money to an agency whose funding had been completely cut out in the $35.1-million dollar spending plan.  City Council President Greg Rabb says members decided to put $2,500 into the spending plan to the Jamestown Senior Center.  Rabb says there was consensus that they should "at least pay the rent, and supply expenses."  The biggest change to the spending plan actually took place earlier in the day at the Board of Public Utilities meeting.  The BPU approveed adding another $232,000 to the BPU's dividend payment next year.  It had been $250,000 in Mayor Sam Teresi's budget.  The addtional payment would lower the tax increase from 5.6-percent to just over 4-percent for 2016.  That also gives the city some breathing room under it's constitutional taxing limit.  The biggest cut proposed was about $236,000 by First-Ward Councilman Brent Sheldon.  However... those were nixed due to minimum manning clauses in the DPW... and, efficiency of the Summer Work Program.  The budget will be voted on next Monday night.

BPU and Board's largest union reach agreement on four-year contract...

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities has approved a new, four-year contract agreement with it's largest employee union that runs through the end of 2019.  BPU General Manager Dave Leathers says the board Monday approved the pact with IBEW Local-#459... which represents 83 employees.  Leathers says members of Local-#459 approved the agreement back on Nov. 2... and, will replace the contract scheduled to expire next March 31.  The contract also was extended from April 1 of this year through March 31 of next year with no changes.  Leathers says the new contract covers the time period of next January 1st through December 31st of 2019.  There will be a 2.25-percent wage increase starting next January 1.  There will then be 3-percent increases each of the next three years.  Also... Leathers says the two parties negotiated new health insurance changes effective January 1, 2017.  He says employee premiums will increase to 17-percent in 2017... 18-percent in 2018... and, 20-percent in 2019.



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