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Parts of Jamestown-area have two-feet plus of snow from Lake Effect Storm system...
Some places in the Jamestown-area are seeing more than two-feet of snow on the ground as southern Chautauqua County gets pounded by Lake Effect Snow.  That from Forecaster Jon Hitchcock with the National Weather Service... who says our Lake Effect Snow Warning continues until 6 p.m. tonight for both Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.  Hitchcock says this snow is definately being driven by the winds coming off Lake Erie.  There was some influence from Lake Huron, which enhanced some of yesterday's snowfall.  That won't be the case today.  We've had one report of nearly 30-inches of snow this morning in West Ellicott... by early last night, we had a report of 26-inches in Mayville, and 22-inches near Frewsburg.  Hitchcock says another weather system will bring a general snowfall to the area Sunday and Monday.  That storm could be a tricky one... which could deliver several inches of snow depending on how cold the air is.  In addition... another arctic blast is on the way for mid to late next week. 
We do have a couple of road closings, and issues to report on.  The state Thruway Authority was urging motorists last night to avoid unnecessary travel along a stretch of Interstate 90 south of Buffalo.  And, Interstate 86 near the Bemus Point exit was closed for a while late this morning after a tractor-trailer crashed in snowy conditions.
Horrigan appoints Budget Dir. Kitty Crow to be new County Finance Director...
Chautauqua County's Budget Director for the past 10 years has been named as the county's new Finance Director beginning next Feb. 1.  County Executive Vince Horrigan this afternoon announced the appointment of Kitty Crow to replace the retiring Susan Marsh... who is retiring next Jan. 31.  Horrigan says Crow brings 24 years of experience with finance and budgeting to the position... and, in-depth knowledge of the county and it's finances.  Since April of 2012... Horrigan says Crow has also served as the county's Health Insurance Administrator.  As Budget Director... and, Health Insurance Administrator... he says Crow has managed the development and delivery of 11 county budgets, administered the county’s health insurance plans for active employees and retirees.  He says Crow must first be confirmed by the county legislature... which he believes will happen later this month.  Horrigan adds that there were two county legislature members of the search committee that named Crow as a finalist for the position.  Crow says she's "very honored and grateful to be appointed as the next Finance Director for Chautauqua County."
Sherman student arrested for allegeldy makiing threats against school...
A student has been arrested for allegedly making threats against the Sherman Central School overnight and early Friday morning.  Sherman School Superindent Mike Genestre says the school was put into a "lock-out" situation around 8:30 a.m. after someone saw a social media pots by the student... who also allegedly made a verbal threat.  Genestre says a "lock-out" is where no one is allowed to enter, or leave the building.  State Police in Jamestown were called in to investigate... and, the student was taken into custody about an hour later.  Genestre says no one was hurt, and classes continued on as scheduled.  The student was not identified.
NY provides help for homeowners facing possible foreclosure...
New York state has published a "bill of rights" for home owners facing foreclosure.  Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the move late this past week.  It's one piece of a broader effort to help New Yorkers struggling to stay in their homes.  The bill of rights reminds residents that they have the right to stay in their home and the duty to maintain it during the foreclosure process. 
Election Recount in Pennsylvania decision to be made on Monday... 
A federal judge in Pennsylvania says he'll rule Monday on a Green Party-backed bid seeking a recount of paper ballots cast in the state's November 8th presidential election.  Judge Paul S. Diamond made the announcement Friday afternoon after listening to arguments in Philadelphia.  Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's lawyers argue that it's possible that computer hacking occurred, although opponents say they have presented no such evidence. 

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