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Victims of Sunday morning's home invasion robbery in Jamestown were apparently targeted...

The couple that was tied up and robbed at gun-point last weekend on Jamestown's southside were apparently targeted by the two suspects allegedly involved.  That from City Police Captain Bob Samuelson... who says they've had a couple of breaks over the past day in the case.  Samuelson says that involves discovery of a vehicle that might have taken the two men involved to the 555 South Main St. address... and, helped in their get-away.  He says the two suspects were "not going around door-to-door... looking to rob that morning."  Samuelson adds, though, they don't have a motive yet in the robbery.  He says the suspects were able to get the occupants to answer when they said that their car had broken down.  However... the men then pulled a gun... and, tied up the occupants before fleeing with money and property.  Samuelson says tips from the public helped police find a Sports Utility Vehicle they believe may have served as a getaway vehicle for last weekend's home invasion robbery.  He says a blue-colored Chrysler Pacifica was found in a parking lot off Lakeview Avenue last night.  He says that car has been impounded... and, they're in the process of obtaining a search warrant to look at the vehicle.  One robber is described as a 6'3" tall black man... while the other was a 5'7" Hispanic male with a stocky build.  The woman driver of the car is described only as a white woman.  Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call JPD at 483-7537... or 483-TIPS, that's 483-8477.


Cassadaga woman dies after car hits horse, crashes in Catt. County...

A Cassadaga woman was killed last night when her car hit a horse in the Cattaraugus County town of Leon... and, overturned.  Sheriff's officers in Little Valley say the crash occured about 9 p.m. Tuesday on Mosher Hollow Road when the woman... 43 year-old Lerlene Rumsey of Route 60 hit the animal... as it was being walked across the two-lane road.  Deputies say Rumsey's vehicle continued north and when into a ditch... and, struck a dirt embankment.  The car then rolled over three times... and, she was thrown from the vehicle.  Officers say Rumsey was pronounced dead at the scene by County Coroner Howard VanRensselar.  The crash is still under investigation.


Jamestown man arrested for alleged sexual assault on juvenile...

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.


Schumer calls on FDA to ban high-powered laster pointers used in Aircraft Strikes...

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban the sale of high-powered, long-range green laser points to the public.  Schumer's push comes in the wake of several recent incidents in which green lasers were pointed at aircraft... and, temporarily blinded and disoriented pilots.  This includes the incident two weeks ago when the pilot of a FedEx plane flying over Jamestown reported a green beam of light coming from a laser on the ground lighting up the aircraft.  Schumer said that while it is lucky no one was harmed in the Jamestown incident or any other green laser attack... the federal government should act before a horrific event occurs, not after.  Schumer says "simply put: these green, long-range, high-powered laser pointers are a danger to our pilots and the hundreds of passengers whose lives depend on their eyesight and training.  While we are very lucky the recent incident in Jamestown did not yield devastating results, we cannot sit idly by and wait for a horrific incident to occur before we act."


Sponsorships falling into place for Jamestown's Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration...

A number of returning sponsors... and, new ones... will be taking part in the annual Tinseltown Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration a week from this Friday in Jamestown.  That from Events and Marketing Associate Edwin Rodriguez with the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation... which is again putting on the event this year.  Rodriquez says the event steps off on and near the Third Street Bridge at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4.  He says one new sponsor is Elite Kreations Auto Detailing... which is sponsoring the grand marshall's transporation that night.  The Resouce Center is again the prime sponsor.  In addition... Rodriguez has announced that Santa Claus will be escorted by Shults Auto Group.  Santa’s trip through downtown ends at Tracy Plaza and signals the start of the parade fireworks off the Spring Street Parking Ramp.  While sponsors have fallen into place... Rodriquez says it took some time for those entering floats and other units to enter the parade.  He says they're now "getting a rush" of entries.  The night will start with music on Tracy Plaza... then the lighting of the city's 45-foot tall Norway Spruce Tree before the parade steps off.  For more information... call the JRC at 664-2477.


New York pushing to use more renewable energy by 2030...

New York is taking steps to accomplish Governor Cuomo's goal of generating half of the state's electricity from renewable sources by 2030.  Cuomo's administration says Monday that it will task the state's Public Service Commission with enforcing the 50-percent target.  About 26-percent of the state's power now comes from renewable sources.  Cuomo is expected to make reducing emissions and boosting green energy a focus of his state-of-the-state address in January, a speech used to lay out priorities for the state budget and the coming year. 

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