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Two arrested for allegedly trafficking Meth, and pot in Falconer...

Two Jamestown-area residents have been arrested for allegedly being found in possession of methamphetime and marijuana in the village of Falconer.  Ellicott Town Police say members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force... and, the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force... along with the state Police C-NET Team... raided a residence at 13 South Phetteplace Street about 10 a.m. Friday.  Police say the Sheriff's Department SWAT Team helped make entry into the home... and, they found 39 year-old Steven Kent.  They also stopped a vehicle... driven by Kelly Berenguer... as she was trying to flee the scene.  Both were arraigned and sent to the county jail without bail.

City man jailed for allegedly selling cocaine to undercover police....

A Jamestown man is under arrest for allegedly trafficking cocaine to undercover police officers in the city.  Agents with the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force joined with the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force.., and, others... to raid the residence at 614 Prendergast Ave. about 7 a.m. Friday.  Task Force members say they found 36 year-old Efrain Mariera-Lebron inside... along with a quantity of cocaine... and, a large amount of cash, and scales to weigh narcotics.  Police say they charged Mariera-Lebron with third-degree criminal possesion... and, sale of a controlled substance.  He was arraigned, and sent to the county jail without bail.  The City Police SWAT Team... and, state Police C-NET Team were also involved in the raid.


Rosas and Green pleased with experience at DNC Convention...

New York State's first elected Hispanic mayor says he was pleased with the experience of attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.  Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas says he felt Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivered a message of unity with her acceptance speech Thursday night.  Rosas says Clinton "reached" out to all segments of the population... and, adds he was "very impressed" by what she had to say.  Green added that he felt Philadelphia was much better prepared to hold the convention than Charlotte, NC was four years ago.

Brocton firefighter accidently hits pedestrian with car while responding to rescue call...

A Fredonia man escaped serious injuries early Friday morning when he was struck by a car driven by a Brocton Fire Department member who was responding to a drug overdose.  Sheriff's deputies say 68 year-old David Hazelton of Brocton was responding to the call... which was called in just before 5:30 a.m. from a location on Route 20.  Officers say Hazelton was turning north onto Lake Avenue from Main Street -- and struck the pedestrian --  42 year-old Christopher Small.  Deputies say Small was trying to flag down a Sheriff's patrol car when he was hit.  Hazelton stopped to help Small... who was then taken to Brook's Hospital for treatment.

NYS reports just over 20-percent of students sit out this past school year's Common Core tests...

For a second straight year... more than 20 percent of New York students sat out of this year's Common Core tests, but those who took them showed gains in English and to a lesser extent, math.  State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia released the results late Friday, noting that changes made to the 2016 tests cloud direct comparisons to last year's results.  But... overall, 37.9 percent of third- through eighth-grade students scored proficient in English language arts, up 6.6 percentage points from 2015.  In math, the percentage of students considered proficient increased by one percentage point to 39.1 percent.  About 21 percent of the 1.1 million eligible students opted out of the tests, up slightly from last year despite changes... including making the tests shorter.

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