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National Weather Service continues Lake Effect Snow Warning through Friday morning at 7 a.m....
The lake effect snow is continuing to accumulate across portions of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties today... but, much of the activity has been here in the south county.  Forecaster Jon Hitchcock with the National Weather Service in Buffalo says that will change later today when an arctic cold front crosses the area... so everyone will get some more snow later into the evening.  Hitchcock says the strong winds are a concern for everyone, causing blowing and drifting snow.  Hitchcock says there a wide range of snowfall from overnight.  The National Weather Service has a report of 10 inches near Jamestown... to 7 inches in Randolph and Little Valley... and 4 inches in Perrysburg.  There was only light snow along the Lake Erie shoreline, totaling about 2.5-inches.
Two city men arrested for allegedly being in possession of two, loaded pistols as police investigate rash of shooting incidents...
An investigation into "suspicious" activity on Jamestown's northside has led to the arrest of two city men who were allegedly in possession of two, loaded hand-guns.  The arrests come as city police are investigating five shootings that have occured since last Thanksgiving Day morning.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson would not say if Monday afternoon's arrests are part of that investigation.  However... Samuelson does say they're pleased to have the two hang-guns... one of which was allegedly stolen in Florida... off the street.  He says it makes the community "that much safer."  Samuelson says police did a street check into the suspicious activity allegedly involving 23 year-old Jose Santiago... and, 22 year-old Eddie Ortiz.  He says a ballistics check will be on both guns.  Samuelson says both Santiago and Ortiz were arrested in the lot at 811 North Main St. as they were getting out of a vehicle about 2:30 p.m. Monday.  He says officers impounded the vehicle... and, then got a search warrant for the car.  Inside... police say they found the two hand-guns.  Both men are charged with criminal possession of a weapon... and, Santiago is charged additionally with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.  Both are now in the county jail without bail.  If you have any information on illegal guns in the city... call the JPD 4-1-1 app... or the confidential tips-line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.
Buffalo man arrested during traffic stop for alleged possession of "crack" cocaine...
A man from Buffalo is jailed without bail for allegedly trafficking crack cocaine in the Jamestown-area after being pulled over for an alleged traffic infraction.  City police say officers pulled over the vehicle... driven by 19 year-old Kori Robinson... at Peach and Bowen Streets -- shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday.  Police say they found that Robinson was driving without a license... and, he was taken to the city lock-up.  Officers say a subsequent search turned up a quantity of "crack" that was packaged for sale.  Robinson was also allegedly found with a large sum of money in his possession.  He was arraigned on one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... and, sent to the county lock-up.
City man arrested for allegedly burglarizing apartment...
A Jamestown man has been arrested for allegedly entering an eastside apartment, and stealing jewelry and other items inside.  City police were called to the scene at 20 East Fifth St. about 4 p.m. Wednesday... and, found 19 year-old Charles Thomas, Junior inside.  Officers say the victim told officers that she was returning home when she saw Thomas leaving her apartment with the stolen items which belonged to her.  Police say they later found Thomas -- still inside the building -- with the stolen items.  He was arrested on charges of second-degree burglary, and petty larceny.  Thomas was being held pending arraignment.
City Development Director pleased with latest meeting on Downtown Revitalization Initiative meeting...
Nearly 50 community members in Jamestown favored several downtown projects at the most recent meeting on the city's $10-million Downtown Revitalization Initiative.  The state recently announced the city was receiving one of the DRI grants to back economic development and infrastructure efforts.  Tuesday night's session was hosted by the state's consultant for the process... H-R-and-A Associates of New York City.  City Development Director Vince DeJoy says H-R-and-A began with a list of 36 potential projects... and they provided a matrix about how the projects should be viewed: feasibililty, sustainability, and transformative.  DeJoy says the 44 people on hand were broken up into smaller groups that looked at all the projects... and, ranked the National Comedy Center high.  He says they also ranked the proposed Double-Tree Hotel to be located two blocks away on the westside is as important to that area.  DeJoy says H-R-and-A also discussed the projects in detail during an earlier planning meeting before the community session at the Robert H. Jackson Center.  He says the consultants will now go back and look at both sessions, and come back with a more refined list in January.

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