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A Dunkirk woman has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man duirng an incident on Lake Shore Drive in the north county city last night. 


Dunkirk police say they responded to a report of a gunshot victim at 141 Lake Shore Drive East about 10 p.m. Thursday.  On arrival officers found a male victim laying unresponsive in the yard outside the home. 


An investigation led to the arrest of 28 year-old Rebecca Ruiz of the 141 Lake Shore Drive East address on one count of second-degree murder.  Police say Ruiz is being held in the Dunkirk City Jail pending arraignment. 


The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of relatives.  Police officials say they believe the shooting was an isolated incident and, not a random act.  Dunkirk Police were assisted by the Sheriff's Office, State Police and Fredonia Police and, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office.

Jamestown police are continuing to investigate following a pair of drug raids on the city's north and east sides. 


Officials say members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force raided the residence at 853 Prendergast Avenue and, the Noe Place Can Redemption Center at Second and Winsor Streets yesterday afternoon. 


Tlhe Prendergast Ave. location is where an unsolved murder occured in June of last year.  However no arrests have been reported as yet.  More when it becomes available.

A Cattaraugus County man has been arrested for allegedly trafficking Heroin laced with Fentanyl in the Randolph-area. 


Agents with the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force say they had been investigating 30 year-old Dakotah Kaltenbach of Steamburg for some time.  Task Force members accuse Kaltenbach of selling the illegal narcotic mix from a home at 92 West Main Street in Randolph. 


He was arrested on two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and, one count of third-degree criminal sale.  Kaltenbach was arraigned in Randolph Town Court and, sent to the Little Valley Jail on $5,000 cash bail. 


The Task Force in Cattaraugus County is made up up Sheriff's officers and members of the Salamanca, Gowanda, and Franklinville Police Departments and, State Police.

The gerrymandering of Congressional District in the United States has led directly to the polarization of the House and Senate. 


Those are the feelings of former Congressman Bill Clinger of Warren, Pennsylvania.  Clinger spoke with our Dennis Webster on our "Chautauqua Now" show and, discussed the current situation where the Senate broke for the Fourth of July Holiday without acting on health care bill. 


Clinger says many Congressional Districts seem to wind up either heavily one-way or the other and, with that more hard-line Republicans and Democrats are elected and, they don't "want to negotiate."  Due to the situation Clinger says "we don't have a working Democracy anymore." 


He was known as a "moderate" Republican member of the House of Representatives from 1980 to 1997 and, saw the problem beginning as he was retiring from Congress.  Clinger recalled talking with "freshmen" members of a committee he chaired the last year he was in the House. 


He says he told them he wanted them to work with the committee to "move legislation" ahead and he says they told him no "we won't."  Clinger adds that's the main reason he didn't run for Congress again.

The McCrea Point Park and Boat Launch will be re-dedicated tomorrow morning after a lengthy project to clean-up and upgrade the location on Jamestown's westside. 


That from City Riverwalk Commission Chairman Bill Stevenson who says the park is one of the city's "hidden jems."  The re-dedication will be held at 9 AM at the launch off West Eighth Street. 


Stevenson says they're excited because there'll be plenty of chances to take a ride on The Chautauqua Bell to get a look at the outlet and, the rides will take place at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and take people up, then down the outlet. 


Stevenson says the activities at the boat launch begin right after the rededication and, continue until 4 p.m.  He says those activites also include the chance to rent out kayaks or canoes at $10 each to check out the outlet on your own. 


He says there will also be a petting farm a small car show and, chainsaw exhibition.  Stevenson says there will also be music.

A city man has been arrested for allegedly using Methamphetime while he was supervising a young boy on Jamestown's northside. 


City police say officers were called to 230 Price Street about 5 Thursday morning on a report of a domestic incident.  When officers arrived they say they spoke with 27 year-old Zachary Legere and a 29 year-old woman who both admitted to taking the narcotic drug. 


Police say they also found drug paraphernalia and hypodermic needles that were within reach of the child.  Further investigation led to Legere's arrest on charges of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and, endangering the welfare of a child.

A Cassadaga man is okay after his canoe capsized in Cassadaga Creek late Wednesday afternoon. 


Sheriff's officers say 66 year-old Raymond Jordan, Junior, was out on Cassadaga Lake in his canoe early in the afternoon but, had not been heard from since 3 p.m. 


Deputies were called to the scene and, deployed kayaks along with Cassadaga Fire, and Chautauqua County Emergency Services crews.  They later found Jordan on Cassadaga Creek where his canoe had capsized after encountering a beaver dam. 


Cassadaga crews helped Jordan getting back to shore where he was checked over and released.