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Brocton woman jailed on $30,000 Bail for allegedly running a Meth Lab...
A Brocton woman has been arrested for allegedly making Methamphetime... and, being in possession of an electric stun gun during a traffic stop earlier this month.  Agents with the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force say they arrested 52 year-old Jodi Denmead of 5772 Ellicott Rd. on an arrest warrant at her home.  Task Force members say they Denmead was initially arrested on a prior arrest warrant on Dec. 15 on East Main Street.  A warrant was obtained to search the car... where authorities later found a "one pot" style Meth lab... along with the the material to make Meth.  Task Force agents add they also found a digital scale used for weighing drugs, and the stun gun.  Police say they arraigned Denmead on charges including third-degree Unlawful Manufacturing of Methamphetamine... and, Criminal Possession of a Weapon.  She was arraigned in Brocton Village Court... and, sent to the Chautauqua County Jail on $30,000 bail. 
City man arrested for allegedly being found in possession of stolen hand-gun...
A Buffalo man arrested earlier this month for allegedly trafficking cocaine in the Jamestown-area -- and free on bail -- has been arrested again for allegedly being found in possession of a stolen hand-gun.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says a patrol unit tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation on Crescent Street shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday.  Samuelson says the driver quickly stopped and fled on foot... but, adds that 19 year-old Kori Robinson was apprehended following a short foot chase.  He says Robinson allegedly discarded a gun during the chase... and, officers found the loaded, 9-mm. gun... which was reported stolen during a burglary in Jamestown last October.  Samuelson says Robinson was arrested on charged including second-degree criminal possession of a weapon... and, criminal possession of stolen property.  He's in the county jail without bail.  It's the third arrest in the past few weeks for alleged criminal possession of a weapon in the wake of a rash of recent shooting incidents in the city.
City man sentenced in connection with DWI fatal accident in Carroll last December...
A Jamestown man who was involved in a fatal crash last December has been sentenced in Chautauqua County Court to a year-and-a-half in jail.  District Attorney Patrick Swanson has announced that 37-year-old John Hillman was sentenced by Supreme Court Judge Paul Wojtaszek on two counts to a definite sentence of one year in the County Jail and to a definite sentence of six months in the County Jail.  They will be served consecutively for a total of 18 months he Hillman was convicted of criminally negligent homicide and driving while intoxicated.  Swanson says he was satisfied with the sentence.  He says 39-year-old Chalise Hebner of Pittsfield, Pa. died in the crash on Ivory Road in the town of Carroll.  He says quite often, drivers involved in DWI related fatalities don't have a criminal history.  Swanson says, though, such actions can completely change the life of the driver... and, the family of the victim. 
Jamestown celebrates local Post Office's 200th Anniversary...
The first Jamestown post office opened on Dec. 30, 1816... and a special ceremony was held Friday at the Fenton History Center to commemorate the event.  Current Mayor Sam Teresi told the audience getting a post office 200 years ago put Jamestown on the map... led by the first postmaster, and founder of Jamestown, James Prendergast.  The 36th postmaster, Eugene Oyer, currently holds the position.  Oyer says the 200th Anniversary is an exciting time for the Jamestown office.  Norm Carlson, the Fenton's Collections Manager, noted that the post office much more primitive in 1816.  Carlson says there were no stamps... envelopes... nor home delivery.  A special 'hand cancellation' featuring Jamestown's 'old' post office on West Third Street was created for the celebration.  It'll be available, by request, for the next 90 days at the downtown post office on East Third Street.  In addition... Oyer told the audience at the Fenton the local post office handled 200-thousand parcels over the last four weeks, about five times the usual volume.  
New York City ready for New Year's Eve Ball Drop...
Maybe a million revelers are expected to navigate through high security in the blocks around New York City's Times Square to cheer on the new year with entertainers including Mariah Carey.  The annual minute-long midnight descent of the famed glittering crystal ball is the highlight of a celebration watched around the world.  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will launch the ball with a press of a button.  Security has gradually been tightened for the event over the last two decades.  Recent deadly truck attacks in Germany and France brought about another security upgrade this year.  Dozens of 20-ton sanitation trucks weighted with an extra 15 tons of sand will block off streets leading to the celebration zone.  About 7,000 police officers will be there, too.

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