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Lake Effect Snow Warning remains in effect until early Sunday night...
There will be a break in the Lake effect snow that has been falling across portions of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties during the day today... as the snow moves more into the Buffalo-area.  However... Forecaster Tony Ansuini with the National Weather Service says the wind will shift slightly... and, the snow will return by early this evening.  Ansuini says we'll see another 4 to 8 inches -- mainly in the traditional snow belt areas, and the Chautauqua Ridge area -- through early tomorrow.  We could see anotehr 3 to 5 inches Sunday.  Ansuini says the traditional lake snow areas will see about 2-feet of snow on the ground by early Sunday night. 
Duplex-type home extensively damaged from early Friday morning fire...
Fire has significantly damaged part of a 2-and-a-half story duplex on Jamestown's eastside.  City Fire Battalion Chief Matt Coon says firefighters were called to the scene at 944 East Second Street about 2:45 a.m. Friday... and, found smoke and fire coming from one side of the building.  Fortunately... Coon says no one was inside the structure.  He adds that they were able to  make an interior attack on the blaze... which they had under control in about 30 minutes.  Coon says damage was pretty much confined to the one-side of the structure in the second-floor and attic space of the structure at 944 East Second.  He says an off-duty shift was called in to assist.  One firefighter suffered a minor injury.  The investigation into the cause is continuing.
New Shults Ford-Lincoln Mercury opens on Washington Street...
The ribbon has been cut on the newest facility for the Shults Auto Group in Jamestown... with the opening of the new Shults Ford Lincoln Mercury at 2257 Washington St.  Several local officials were on hand for the event... which culminated a lengthy project to completely upgrade the showroom and service facilities.  Shults Auto Group President Tim Shults says it's an exciting time for the dealership... and, praised General Contractor Kessel Construction for helping to create an "over the top" facility... which has state-of-the art drive-in service.  The operator of Shults Ford-Lincoln Mercury... Ed Shults-III... also praised Kessel... along with their employees for keeping the operation going during the construction project.  He says they developed the facility with a vision of it's being a place for "community-type" events.
East Otto woman killed in SUV--Tractor-Trailer crash...
A Cattaraugus County woman was killed... and, a man seriously hurt... when their sports utility vehicle crashed into the side of a tractor-trailer at an East Otto intersection Thursday afternoon.  Sheriff's deputies in Little Valley say 52 year-old Grace Armbruster of East Otto was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash... which occured at the intersection of East Otto-Springville and Bowen Roads about 1:45 p.m.  Deputies say Grace Armbruster was a passenger in the SUV... which was northbound on Bowen Road... and, driven by 30 year-old Andrew Armbuster.  Officers say he failed to stop at the intersection with East Otto-Springville Road.  The SUV then struck the tractor of the big rig... which was driven by Jeffrey Laydecker... and, was eastbound on East Otto-Springville Road.  Officers say both Armbrusters were ejected from the vehicle.  Grace was pronounced dead at the scene... while Andrew was taken to ECMC in Buffalo for treatment of serious injuries.  Laydecker was not hurt. 
Souper Bowl Sunday set for this Sunday in Lakewood...
A yearly sports-themed fund-raiser for UPMC Chautauqua-WCA Hospital's robotic surgery program is set to go this Sunday afternoon in Lakewood.   The annual Souper Bowl Sunday will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club.  WCA's Director of Development, Megan Barone, says more than a dozen local restaurants will be offering specialty soups for people to try... and, there'll also be prize give-aways and raffles.  None of the businesses taking part have announced what soups they'll be serving Sunday... but, they are often a little different from the standard fare.  Barone says the money raised will help them continue the work of their DaVinci Robot used in Cancer surgeries.  Tickets will be sold at the door for $12 each... and, there may still be some pre-sale available at the hospital... or the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club for $10 each.  

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