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Celoron woman arrested for allegedly making Meth, and being in possession of the drug...

A Celoron woman has been arrested for allegedly running a Methamphetime Lab operation in her Dunham Avenue apartment.  Agents with the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force say they raided the lower apartment at 66 Dunham about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday... and, arrested 31 year-old Kimberly Ferguson on a warrant out of Ellicott Town Court.  Task Force members say they located a quantity of Methamphetamine oil... the precursors for making Meth... and, lab equipment used in it's production.  Officers say Ferguson was arraigned on one count of third-degree Unlawfully Manufacturing Methamphetamine... and, sent to the county jail without bail pending further court action.  As a result of the discovery of the hazardous materials used in making the Meth,  the state Police CCSERT team was called to the location to decontaminate the scene and collect evidence.  Police say they seized just over eight-ounces of Meth. oil.  Additional charges are pending.  Anyone with information on the suspected trafficking of illegal Narcotics is asked to call the Task Force at 1-800-344-8702.

BPU crews repair damaged power line that triggered early morning outage...

A portion of Jamestown's Westside... as well as much of the Celoron area... was without power for about three hours this morning.  Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Spokeswoman Becky Robbins says a downed tree limb was apparently the culprit.  Robbins says the branch brought down a power line about 5 a.m., and affected the Livingston Avenue, and area of Jones and Gifford Ave.  Robbins says power was restored to the affected area by about 8 a.m.

BPU Water crew working on main break on city's northside...

The Board of Public Utilities is dealing with a water main break on Washington Street.  BPU Spokeswoman Becky Robbins says Water Division crews were called to the scene early this morning... and, the water is off between 12th and 15th Streets.  Robbins says the break was repaired by shortly after 11 a.m.  However... there will be unsettled water all day on the city's northside.

Winter Weather to finally make appearance in Upstate NY region...

Upstate New York's prolonged stretch of spring-like weather is coming to an end, with lake-effect storms expected to dump more than a foot of snow on parts of western and north-central New York.  The National Weather Service has issued lake-effect snow watches starting Friday and continuing into Saturday for areas south of Buffalo and east of Lake Ontario.  Forecasters say while is expected to only receive an inch or two, areas south of the city could get between 8 and 18 inches by Saturday afternoon.  The weather service says the Tug Hill Plateau region north of Syracuse could also get up to 18 inches.  The arrival of typical December weather comes after some upstate areas broke long-standing high-temperature records for the month and longest stretches without snow accumulation.

County Legislature approves creation of North County Water District...

The Chautauqua County Legislature has unanimously approved two key measures establishing the new, North County Water District.  Lawmakers last night approved a state environmental review of the project... then formally establishing the district with a cost not to exceed $11.75-million.  County Legislator George Borrello of Silver Creek called creation of the new water district an "historic moment" for the county.  Borrello says "we have worked together, instead of as individual municipalities, focused on this goal."  Borrello says having enough good, clean water supply is important to the population... as well as economic development.  County Executive Vince Horrigan called the votes a "watershed moment for regional solutions in this county."  The proposal includes a map of how the new district will look... but, another also allows for expansion.  Horrigan says he'll keep pushing for that... first with the village of Fredonia.  Horrigan says the county, and officials with the new district will look to firm up plans... and, borrow the money for the project early next Spring.

Annual "Holiday Haul" underway again at Jamestown Cycle Shop...

Jamestown Community College Athletic Director Keith Martin is again hosting his annual "Holiday Haul" at the Jamestown Cycle Shop in Brooklyn Square.  Martin started the three-day "camp out" a few years ago to raise awareness -- and, get donations for the St. Susan's Center.  He says there is an ever-increasing need this year... as the city's largest soup kitchen is projecting that it will again feed a record-number of meals to the needy in the community... totalling about 120,000 meals... which is 8,000 to 10,000 more than last year.  Martin says they did well last year... and, says he wants to top that this year.  Martin says he and members of JCC athletic teams... among others... will be on hand to accept donations of non-parishable food items... and money through 3 p.m. Saturday.  Martin will be in a tent provided by Jamestown Awning.  He says they're trying to fill up a truck provided by Jamestown Mattress Company.  Other sponsors include the Cycle Shop and Cummins Engine Company.



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