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City police looking for allegedly shooter involved in northside incident...
Jamestown police are asking for the public’s help in finding the allegedly suspect involved in a shooting incident that took place early Tuesday afternoon on the city's northside.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says officers were called to the scene at 811 Prendergast Ave. shortly before 1:30 PM.  Samuelson says no one was hit the the single-round that was fired in an upstairs apartment.  On arrival... he says they found a single-round had been fired from a pistol towards another person, but, the victim ended up getting hit in the head with the gun during an altercation before the suspect fled the scene.  Samuelson says the suspect reportedly drove off in a green-colored mini-van.  He says they are looking for the suspect... who is described as a dark-skinned Hispanic male in his 40s... wearing a red tank top, Caveliers hat, and long dark shorts.  Samuelson says they're sure the suspect was aiming at the victim in this case.  He says... anyone with information on the incident... is asked to call the Jamestown Police at 483-7537... or their anonymous tip line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.  He says all calls will be kept confidential.
 
 
Haffa arraigned on three charges in indictment, pleads not guilty...
A Cheektowaga man who is accused of trying to kill a Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputy on Sept. 11 appeared in County Court Monday morning for arraignement.  Acting District Attorney Patrick Swanson says 21 year-old Justin Haffa was arraigned on three felony charges... first-degree attempted murder, first-degree robbery, and, and attempted aggravated assault on a police officer.  Swanson says Haffa was originally charged with the first-degree attempted murder... and, second degree assault.  However... he says that they looked at the case file... and, decided on the three counts against Haffa.  He's accused of pulling a knife on a deputy as she was giving him a field sobriety test on Route 60 in the town of Pomfret.  The Sheriff's Office says the deputy tried to use her gun to defend herself, but Haffa got the gun away from her and fled the scene.  He was later taken  into custody on Putnam Road in the town of Stockton.  Haffa will remain in the county jail without bail... pending an Oct. 3 pre-motion conference.
 
 
House fire at 20 Linden Ave. in Jamestown determined accidental...
An electrical problem is the apparent cause of a house fire in Jamestown that caused onsiderable damage in part of a single-family home on the city's southside late yesterday morning.  City Fire Battalion Chief Andrew Finson says crews were called to the scene at 20 Linden Ave. about 10 a.m.  Finson says two people were inside when  the blaze was called in... but, adds they got out safely.  He says crews found flames coming from the first-floor... and, says the fire was moving up the back exterior wall.  Finson says it took about 15-minutes to bring the blaze under control.  He says they called in an off-duty shift of 12 firefighters and a commander to help deal with the blaze.  Finson says they also had five firefighters left from the earlier blaze at 158 James St.  No one was hurt in that accidental blaze.  He says fire crews were at the scene about two hours.  Finson says one firefighter suffered a minor injury... and, was treated at the scene. 
 
 
City lawmakers to vote on application for RESTORE-New York funds for project at former Key Bank building...
The city of Jamestown is applying for $500,000 in state funding to help the new owner of the former Key Bank headquarters in downtown Jamestown turn the building into a "mixed use" facility.  During last night's Council work session... lawmakers heard basics of the proposal from Principal City Planner Bill Rice.  Rice says the new owner is looking a putting commercial, professional office, and some residential space in the location at North Main and East Second Streets.  However... he says there will likely be only one residential unit on each of the top three floors because of issues with structure.  He says the application has to be into the state by Oct. 3.  Rice says the new owner... identified as Arnold Duke... has been contacted by a number of interested commercial and professional office parties in the building.  He would only say that one would add 25 to 30 "high-paying" jobs to the downtown core.  Mayor Sam Teresi says the city will be seeking the largest grant possible -- 500-thousand dollars -- from the state's RESTORE-New York Program... for the project.  The city council will vote on applying for the funding at next Monday night's voting session.

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