Jamestown police investigating two, overnight 7-Eleven robberies; one person believed to be involved...

City police are looking for a black man with a light complexion who they say robbed two 7-Eleven stores in Jamestown early this morning.  City Police say the first hold-up occured just after 2 a.m. at the store at 1011 East Second St.  Officers say the man was reportedly wearing a heavy black, Winter coat with a hood... and black baggy pants -- possibly sweatpants.  They add he was also wearing white sneakers with a black stripe.  The suspect allegedly threatened the clerk, and demanded and received a small amount of cash before fleeing on foot.  Police say the second hold-up occured at the 7-Eleven Store at 518 North Main St. about 3:30 a.m.  The robber also fled on foot.  Officers say the suspect is also believed to have a thin mustache.  Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to call City Police at 483-7437... or their TIPs line at 483-TIPS, that's 483-8477.


(Corr.)City police arrest man for allegedly fight, and being found in possession of significant amount of pot...

Jamestown police are issuing a correction on information about a city man being jailed for allegedly getting into a fight with his brother... and, is also accused of also being in possession of nearly 40 grams of marijuana.  City police were called to the scene of an alleged altercation shortly after 5:30 a.m. Thursday at 108 Fairmount Avenue.  On arrival... officers learned that 29 year-old Marcus Carlson had gotten into the fight in front of "Spirits" Bar and Grill.  Police initially charged him with third-degree assault... but, then also smelled a strong odor of pot coming from Carlson's jacket.  Officers found him with 38.8 grams of marijuana.  Carlson was also charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana.  He is being held pending arraignment.


"Black Friday" underway in Jamestown-area, but, not as busy due to "Grey Thursday" openings...

"Black Friday" was already well underway early this morning at some retail locations in the Jamestown-area.  Many stores opened last night to take advantage of early "Grey Thursday" specials for early shoppers... and, many stayed open all night for people going out after their Thanksgiving meal.  The Chautauqua Mall in Lakewood is re-opening this morning... though two stores... J-C Pennys and the Bon-Ton... were open all night.  Mall Marketing Director Cynde Breneman says their 50-plus stores have a "great variety" of items for sale.  She says they have everything from fashion to gadgets.  The other anchor store in the Mall... Sears... reopened at 5 a.m. after taking a few hours off to re-stock.  Breneman says a lot of stores have "Buy one -- get one at 50-percent" off specials going on.  Also on this Black Friday... she says Santa arrives at Noon.  Breneman says the YMCA will again sponsor the event... and, Santa will be arriving in a Military Humvee, with a military escort.  She says the Mall will be open today until 9 p.m.  She adds that their general hours Saturday are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.  For more information on the Mall... call 763-1823... or go on-line to www.chautauquamall.com.


"Black Friday" also underway at other locations...

Elsewhere... "Black Friday" began Thursday night at several other major retailers in the Jamestown-area.  Specials began at 6 last night at the Wal-Mart Super Center on Fairmount Avenue in Lakewood.  K-Mart in West Ellicott opened at 7 last night... and, will be continuing it's "door buster" deals until 2 this afternoon.  In Jamestown's Brooklyn Square... Big Lots Department Store was open all-day for Thanksgiving... and, re-opened at 6 this morning.


Cuomo's goal for renewable energy sources criticized by environmentalists...

Governor Andrew Cuomo told the state's Public Service Commission this week to make achieving 50 percent of the state’s electric power from renewable sources by 2030 a requirement.  However... some clean energy advocates say that’s not enough.  At next week's U-N Climate Change conference... many nations will be asking to lower the goal for the world's maximum allowable temperature increase.  Co-Coordinator Mark Dunlea of the "100 Percent Renewables Now New York" Campaign... the state needs to raise its goal for how much electricity it gets from renewable sources much higher, in order to reach its target for carbon reductions.  Environmentalists were encouraged by Cuomo’s veto of a proposed offshore liquefied natural gas port... a move that could clear the way for developing offshore wind power. 

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