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Wacky weather continues through Christmas Day, but, predicted to change once we get into January...

It's been a record-smashing Christmas Holiday season in the northeast.  New York City yesterday broke it's record for the warmest Christmas Day ever.  The National Weather Service says temperature reading in Central Park was 66 degrees about 12:30 a.m. Friday.  The previous record was 64 degrees in 1982.  There was a record-breaking lead up to Christmas here in western New York.  The mercury reached 66-degrees in Buffalo early on Christmas Eve.  Forecaster Dave Thomas with the Weather Service says we'll continue to see higher than normal  temperatures through the coming week... though there may be some snow about mid-week.

Fire at Vacant House in Jamestown remains under investigation...

The investigation is continuing into the cause of last Thursday morning's fire in a vacant house that gutted one room and part of another.  City Fire Lieutanant Brian Eckteberg says crews were called to the scene at 1052 1/2 North Main Street about 6:10 a.m.  Eckteberg says firefighters found flames starting to come out of a window on arrival.  He says it took about an hour to bring the blaze under control, and put out the flames.  He adds that crews were at the scene until about 10:15 a.m.  An off-duty shift was called into assist at the scene.  No one was hurt.

Local police report no serious accidents, or other issues over Christmas...

Local police report a fairly quite Christmas and Christmas Eve in the Jamestown-area... but, the holiday weekend is not over yet.  Local police are still urging motorists to travel safely as a record number of people are traveling this weekend.  On this weekend's "Community Spotlight" program.. Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace says his department and other police are part of New York's latest "Stop DWI Crackdown."  Gerace adds they're also on the lock-out for drivers under the influence of drugs.  He says several of his deputies are trained as DREs or "Drug Recognition Experts" to do a battery of testing if it appears someone is under the influence.  Gerace says drivers under the influence of drugs can often exhibit the same problems as a drunk driver.  They might be weaving in and out of their lane... or speeding up, or driving too slow.  Otherwise... Gerace says, if you are driving some distance to get to a relative or friend's house, make sure you're well-rested, and have a plan in place for getting to your destination.  If you see someone who is driving dangerously... Gerace says you're also urged to call 9-1-1.

Sheridan man saved by deputies using Naloxone...

Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers were able to save a north county man from an apparent Heroin overdose on Christmas Eve.  Deputies say they were called to a home in the town of Sheridan early Thursday night... and found the unresponsive male.  Officers proceeded to administer Naloxone... commonly known as narcan... to the unidentified male... who regained consciousness a short time later.  They add the man was to Lake Shore Hospital where he was treated without further incident.


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