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A woman is in the city Jail this following a stabbing incident that led to the death of a man on Lakeview Avenue.  Jamestown Police got the call reporting the stabbing about 8:45pm Sunday.  Police arrived and found the deceased male victim in the upstairs apartment at 501 Lakeview Avenue.  Investigators have the woman in custody and have charged her with Murder in the 2nd Degree.  She is currently in the city jail awaiting arraignment.  Police say they will release more details today regarding the identities of both the suspect in custody and the deceased victim.   Jamestown Police were assisted at the scene by investigators from the Chautuaqua County Forensic Investigation Team, New York State Police, and Town of Ellicott Police.


One man is in jail and two men are on the run following a burglary in Warren, Pennsylvania.  Pennsylvania State Police report that just after 4pm Saturday 61 year old John Brady arrived at his home in Pleasant Drive Township to find three black men burglarizing his house.  Two of the men fled the house while Brady held a third - 26 year old Lasheam Steward of Buffalo at gunpoint. Steward fled and got away in a stolen truck that belongs to 62 year old Earl Hartman who lives nearby. Hartman used another truck to  chase Steward down a dead end road where he crashed his truck.  After the Crash Steward assaulted Hartman and took the second truck.  Attempting to flee the scene in the truck Steward struck Hartmen and crashed that vehicle.  Steward then fled on foot.  A short time later Steward was apprehended on Pleasant Drive after police received a report of a suspicious person in the neighborhood.  Steward was arrested and transported to the Warren County Jail and has been charged with burglary, theft, criminal mischief, and criminal conspiracy.  Pennsylvania State Police are requesting assistance from the public in apprehending the other two suspects and are asking that any suspicious activity in the area be reported immediately. One of the suspects was dressed in all black, the second was wearing jeans and a blue and white striped shirt at the time of the incident.  Pennsylvania State Police in Warren were assisted by troopers from the Erie and Corry Stations, Conewango and Warren City Police, as well as the Warren and Forest County Sheriff's departments.


Dunkirk Firefighters were busy Saturday night fighting a vehicle fire that spread to two nearby houses.  The call went out at 10:58pm for a car fully engulfed in flames which had spread to 33 and 35 West Third Street in the city.  Firefighters knocked out the car fire quickly and searched for people in the residences.  33 West Third was a vacant home.  35 West Third was occupied, but nobody was home at the time of the fire.  It took firefighters approximately 3 hours to knock out the flames.  One firefighter with a medical emergency was taken to Brooks Hospital, treated and released.  Mutual aid was provided by East and West Town Fire departments and Fredonia Fire.  The fire is being investigated by City of Dunkirk and Chautauqua County Fire Investigators.


The naming of an architectural firm to head up renovation projects at Brooks Memorial Hospital and Lake Shore Hospital is "the first major step" in bringing a new health care system to Chautauqua County.  That from Brook's Chief Executive Officer Mary LaRowe... who says Brooks, and the TLC Health Network jointly announced that Clark Patterson Lee will head up the renovation efforts for both hospitals.  LaRowe says they settled on the Buffalo-based firm after a lengthy interview process. Clark Patterson Lee will construct a new building for Brooks... which LaRowe expects to happen by 2019.  Meanwhile, there will be several different projects going on at Lake Shore Hospital.  That from TLC Spokesman Scott Butler. Funds from a $57 million state grant will be used for the renovations at both hospitals.  Brooks and TLC announced earlier this year their intentions to become affiliated with Kaleida Health of Buffalo.


Police say a body has been found amid debris from a blaze at a western New York tire recycling plant, where thick smoke forced hundreds of neighbors to leave their homes. Lockport police say the body was found around 7 p.m. Friday at the scene of the fire at High Tread International. The person hasn't been identified. Officials had said they were looking into whether anyone was inside the facility when the fire started Wednesday. More than 200 firefighters battled the blaze before getting it under control Thursday. The fire forced the evacuation of about 200 nearby homes as acrid smoke wafted across the area, about 30 miles northeast of Buffalo. Some residents were allowed to return to their homes Friday.


"The whole of Jamestown is here"... That's the way one man described the scene at the Gateway Center on Water Street Friday afternoon, as Community Helping Hands celebrated its 15th anniversary with a huge block party.  In the midst of it all was Executive Director, Pastor Amy Rohler. Community Helping Hands provides clothing, furniture and household items for people in need.  Amy Rohler thanked everyone in the area who's helped them over 15 years, saying the Jamestown area is a 'wonderful, wonderful community'. In conjuntion with the anniversary, the organization has begun a campaign to get 50 individuals or groups to agree to provide $15 a week... so the they can to more in the next 15 years. Additional information on Community Helping Hands is available at 487-1488 or at chhny.org.


Almost 45 years after America's bloodiest prison rebellion, a historian's new account names troopers and Attica prison guards that investigators believed killed hostages and many unarmed inmates. Heather Ann Thompson also writes that authorities knew hostages would die, and details Gov. Nelson Rockefeller's secret efforts afterward to establish an acceptable narrative of what happened. Rockefeller ordered the retaking of the New York prison in 1971. The 1,300 inmates who rioted over conditions four days earlier and controlled part of the prison had clubs, knives and makeshift weapons and threatened to kill hostages. State police and guards fatally shot 29 inmates and 10 hostages. Thompson cites from court documents in "Blood on the Water" scheduled for release this month. Details from the book were first published by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.


The Village of Lakewood  Department of Public Works is announcing a road closure beginning this morning.  Due to a scheduled road project, Mall Boulevard/East. Robert Bootey Boulevard will be closed between Hunt Road and the Village/town line from 7:30am until work is finished this afternoon.


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