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Jamestown Firefighters are still on the scene of a fire at 85 Jones and Gifford.  Fire officials say the call for the fire at Miles Machine came in around 6:30 this morning.  An extra shift was called in to help fight the blaze.  No word on the severity of the damage or any injuries. We will have more details when they become available.


A Jamestown man has been arrested for allegedly being in possession of a significant amount of marijuana during an early weekend traffic stop.  City police say a patrol pulled over 28 year-old William Blakey on East Seventh Street at Lincoln Street about 2 PM last Friday.  Officers say they found Blakey had a suspended driver's license... and, further investigation led them to discover 49.8-grams of pot in his possession.  Blakey was arrested for fifth-degree criminal possesion of marijuana... aggravated unlicensed operation... and, several other vehicle and traffic violations.  He was being held in the city lock-up pending arraignment.


A Jamestown man has been arrested for allegedly being found in possession of marijuana and cash after being pulled over for a traffic violation.  City police say they, and State Police, stopped the vehicle on North Main Street just before 2:30 PM Saturday.  Officers say they noticed a strong odor of pot coming from the vehicle... and, arrested 42 year-old Nathan White after he was found with 2-ounces of marijuana... and, 4-thousand dollars in cash.  Police say White has been charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana.


The head of the new National Comedy Center says she and other officials are very pleased with how this past weekend's fourth-annual Lucy-Town Half Marathon and Comedy Show went.  Center Director Journey Gunderson says she was "thrilled" with how the two-day program went from Sunday's 13.1-mile race... to the near-sold out show for Comedianne Tammy Pescatelli.  Gudnerson says the race may never draw "thousands of runners..." but, adds they do have a special niche. Gunderson says they added a "best costume" award for this year's run... which has featured people dressed up like Lucy in the previous three years.  A couple of San Diego, California won the first award for being dressed up like Lucy and Ricky Ricardo.  Gunderson adds that several runners expressed their appreciation for Saturday night's comedy show with Pescatelli.  Back to the Half-Marathon... Gunderson says she announced first through third-place finishers for the Half-Marathon... and in several cases... people from out of town were announced.  She says those included Virginia Beach, Virginia and Chattanooga, Tennessee.  There was also a 5-K run/walk held Saturday afternoon... and, a 2-K Kids run before the Half-Marathon.  Those events were sponsored by Univera Health.


GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump is under fire from Republican lawmakers -- including local Congressman Tom Reed -- for making vulgar and sexually charged comments about women that were caught on tape in 2005.  However... Reed last weekend stopped short of calling for Trump to step down as the party's standard-bearer.  In a printed release last weekend... the Corning Republican said women "are never to be talked about in this way.  Reed adds that "as someone with eight older sisters, a wife and daughter I care deeply about, it is disappointing and offensive to hear these words."  Reed's opponent... John Plumb... accused Reed of "dangerous-double-speak."  Plumb says it's clear that Reed "made a self-serving political calculation that this is the best way to advance his Washington career, and the special interests that he protects."


There is a new Firefighters Memorial Momument dedicated to late members of the Celoron Volunteer Fire Department.  Presiding over Saturday's ceremony at the front of the Fire Hall was the Chaplain for the Chautauqua County Fire Chief's Association, Peter Dawson. Dawson adds that the Memorial stone and new flagpole were being dedicated in "memory of those who committed themselves... and, have been called to their last alarm."   Celoron Fire Department Vice-President Rose Nelson says it was an "emotional service..." but, adds it was an important one to hold.  Nelson says Hinman and Crandall Memorials created the stone... and, they purchased the flag-pole from Ace Flags in Buffalo.  Dawson called the ceremony a fitting tribute... but, was also able to work in one light-hearted moment.  He says a firefighter once asked "why would any sane person volunteer to do all that is required?.  Dawson says the answer is simple "sane people don't."  The Celoron Hose Company also hosted an Open House following the ceremony... featuring food and refreshments... a bike give-away... face-painting... an Mason's fingerprinting for children. 


Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly, the nephew of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, was allegedly involved in a brawl at his brother's high school football game in New York.  It happened during a game between his brother's team, St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, and Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School on Friday night.  Buffalo police suspended the game.  There have been no reports of arrests.  The scuffle began after Chad's brother, Casey Kelly, reportedly took a late hit.  Chad ran onto the field, and video shows him being restrained on the field by several coaches.  Chad Kelly has been in trouble before. In 2014, he was arrested after a bar fight, eventually pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.  The Buffalo native is in his second season at Ole Miss after stops at Clemson and junior college at East Mississippi.


Police in Warren County are investigating several alleged acts of vandalism in Elk township... not far from the border with Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties.  State Police in Warren say the vandalism includes stolen or damaged road signs... and, tampering with road barricades.  Anyone with information on who may have been involved in these crimes is asked to contract Crimestoppers... or State Police at (814)-728-3600.