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WCA Hospital is now UPMC Chautauqua WCA...
Final state regulatory approvals have been given... and, with that... WCA Hospital now has a new name.  The announcement was made by WCA Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Betsy Wright Friday afternoon.  From this point forward, the hospital will be known as UPMC Chautauqua WCA.  Wright says the final approvals for their partnership agreement with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center came late Thursday.  Wright says this culminates a year-long process to formally make WCA part of the UPMC Health Care Network.  She adds that UPMC is also making a $25-million dollar commitment to improving services at the hospital over the next several years.  UPMC Officials have announced there will be no changes to management and staff at WCA.  UPMC Hamot President and CEO Jim Fiorenza was at the Erie, Pennsylvania hospital when it partnered with UPMC.  He says they've kept their commitments... and, have enhanced Hamot's job situation in "a positive way."  The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is one of the country’s largest provider-led integrated health care delivery and finance systems.  It's also a leading academic medical center that is consistently ranked in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. 
 
 
Three jailed during separate traffic stops for alleged Methamphetime drug trafficking...
Three city men are jailed without bail for allegedly trafficking significant amounts of crystal methamphetime in Jamestown.  City police say they pulled over a vehicle... driven by 32 year-old Beau Jones... at the intersection of Newland Avenue and Sampson Street about 2:15 p.m. Thursday.  Police suspected Jones was driving without a license... and, found a suspicious package inside.  They called in the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force... and, the state Police K-9 unit... and found more than a pound of Meth inside.  Jones was arrested on Felony criminal possession of a controlled substance charges.  Police say further investigation led them to pull over another vehicle, operated by Jones' 30 year-old brother, Matt.  Officers say they found Jones and his passenger, 20 year-old Steven Crowl, in possession of a safe that contained another nearly 3-ounces of Meth packaged for sale.  All three were arraigned... and, sent to the county lock-up.
 
 
Thousands on hand for Jamestown Christmas Parade, and Tracy Plaza tree lighting...
It was a nearly perfect night for a Christmas Parade... and, thousands jammed into downtown Jamestown for the annual kick-off to the holiday season.  The big event came as the parade kicked-off with the lighting of the 40-foot tall Colorado Blue Spruce Tree at Tracy Plaza.  Mayor Sam Teresi led the countdown, with two young helpers, to turn-on the tree's 2,500 blue and red lights.  Teresi thanked several people for making the tree lighting program and parade a success... led by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation... which again put on the parade again this year.  The Grand Marshall for the parade was Jamestown Police K-9 "Mitchell..." who was wounded during the capture of accused murderer Keith Robbins last month.
 
 
Lake Effect Snow in Jamestown area leaves one to 5-inches in some areas...
Jamestown-area residents were greeted by about 1 to 2 inches of new snow early Friday morning... as Lake Effect Snow returned to the area.  The precipitation began as rain Thursday night... but, in many places changed to a rain-snow mix... or just snow overnight.  Forecaster David Thomas with the National Weather Service in Buffalo says another one to two inches brought about 2 to 4 inches in some places.  Thomas says how much fell was both temperature and elevation dependant.  Thomas says we could see some additional accumulation in spots during the day today, with snowfall totals reaching 2 and 5 inches.  He says those higher totals will be in the usual locations... including ski country and the Chautauqua Ridge. 
 
 
Thomas says "Fall Season" was third-warmest ever...
It was a near record Fall Season in western New York... which was one of the warmest ever in the region.  That from Forecaster David Thomas at the National Weather Service... who says November ended up being the eighth warmest since records have been kept... dating back to the 1870s.  He adds our three "Fall months" were nearly the warmest ever.  Thomas says the average temperature from September through November was 51.5-degrees -- the third warmest ever.  He says that average is about 4-degrees above normal... and, was helped by a very warm September, and well above normal November. 
 

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