Local News Headlines
City woman acquitted in second-degree murder trial...
A Jamestown woman accused of stabbing and killing her half-brother last August has been acquitted in her Chautauqua County Court jury trial.  The Post-Journal reports that 24 year-old Barbara Redeye was found not guilty after the 12 jurors deliberated for just over three-hours Friday in the case.  The newspaper reports that Redeye was visably elated by the outcome.  She claimed when she was arrested and during the trial that she had been physically and psychologically abused by 36 year-old Dale Redeye leading up to the August 14, 2016 stabbing.  Both shared an apartment at 501 Lakeview Avenue.  Redeye was looking at a possible maximum sentence of 25-years to life in state prison if she had been convicted.
 
 
Cuomo says restoring power to WNY and CNY customers still without power is top priority...
Governor Andrew Cuomo says restoring power is the first priority in the response to violent weather that knocked out power to more than 200,000 utility customers in western New York.  The Democrat traveled to Rochester Friday afternoon to assess the damage and recovery.  Wednesday's windstorm brought gusts of 70 mph to 80 that mph knocked down trees and utility poles across a 10-county area from the state's southwest corner to the Lake Erie shoreline.  As of Noon Friday... outages had been reduced to around 122,000 by local crews alongside utility workers from other states and Canada.  Meanwhile, a storm hitting southern New York has dumped 4 to 7 inches of snow in the Hudson Valley and several inches around the New York City area.  Cuomo urged residents to check on neighbors and said the state will do everything possible to assist crews working to restore power.
 
 
All but a few Chautauqua Co. outages restored as of Saturday morning...
There are still a few, individual power outages across Chautauqua County after Wednesday's wind event that left more than 7,000 National Grid customers without power.  That from National Grid Spokesman Steve Brady... who says there were still 27 outages scattered across the county... and, another 240 in Cattaraugus County late Friday morning.  Brady says -- overall -- National Grid restored power to more than 100,000 customers across western New York Thursday.  He says says more of the problems were along Lake Erie... and, south of Chautauqua Lake in the Stow-area.  Brady says they"re wrapping up a lot of their work here.  However... he urges anyone still without power to call them to ensure they weren't missed.  Brady says... don't assume that National Grid knows your power is out.  He says once crews are done here... they'll be moving to trouble spots to the north and east.  Brady says... if you are still without power at your home or business... call their Outage Reporting number at 1-800-867-5222.
 
 
Dunkirk school officials get latest budget update...
Dunkirk school district officials continue to wrestle with the budget that will go up for a public vote in May.  Business Manager William Thiel gave an update at last night's board meeting.  With the district facing a possible 4.3 percent increase in the tax levy... school officials hope the final state budget contains more state aid than what Governor's budget included.  Thiel says this will be key in determining the outcome of the final tax levy figure.  The District is also taking hit with its revenue side with the loss in funding as a result of the NRG re-adjustment... and, will be receiving about $200,000.
 
 
Turn Clocks ahead before retiring tonight...
Daylight Savings Time begins early Sunday morning... and, that means turn you clocks ahead before to go to bed tonight.  As residents prepare to "Spring Ahead" tonight... the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York urges all New Yorkers to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure their homes are properly protected.  If alarms have removeable batteries, those batteries should be replaced.  Officials says alarms equipped with sealed-in batteries should be tested to ensure they are in proper working condition.  The National Fire Protection Association says three of every five home fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms, and the vast majority of smoke alarm failures are due to dead or missing batteries.
 
 
WJTN-SE-93 Home and Rec Show continues Saturday...
Dozens of vendors are on hand... and, you'll have a chance to win $10,000 at this year's annual WJTN, SE-93 Home and Recreation Show at the Northwest Arena in downtown Jamestown.  The show got underway yesterday afternoon... and, continues today through 5 p.m.  You'll see the latest in Spring home and garden opportunities in the Jamestown-area.