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A Jamestownn woman is jailed without bail for alleedly trafficking methamphetamine and suboxone on the city's southside. 


Jamestown police say members of the Metro Drug Task Force, and JPD SWAT Team raided an apartment at 248 Broadhead Avenue shortly after NoonMonday after receiving several neighborhood complaints. 


Officers say they found the suspect identified as 35 year-old Tracey Wynn inside and searched the apartment.  Police say they found just over 43-grams of Meth and, several doses of suboxone.  They add they also found several items of drug paraphernalia and, a quantity of cash. 


Task Force members say Wynn was arrested on charges including third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... and, second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia.  She was arraigned and sent to the county jail. 


Anyone with information on illegal drug-activity in Jamestown is asked to call the JPD Tips-line at 483-TIPS, that's 483-8477.  You can also contact the department's Tips 4-1-1 app.

The city of Jamestown did well in one of it's key revenue lines during the second-quarter of the year and, is lending optimism to making budget for 2017. 


City Council members last night received sales tax figures for April through June of this year and, learned there was a more than 7-percent increase over the second-quarter of last year. 


City Comptroller Joe Bellitto reviewed the numbers with Finance Committee members first and, Committee Chairman Tony Dolce says the city received $1.54-million-dollars for the quarter. 


Dolce says that's about $111,000 more than was budgeted adding the city is now "in relatively good shape."  Bellitto says, for the first two quarters of the year the city has received just over 2.9-million dollars which is about 48.5% of budget.  He says the city needs to receive about 99.5% of what they budgeted in the third and fourth-quarters to make budget for the year. 


That total is $6-million dollars which is $10,000 more than last year.  Last year Bellitto says the city had received just over 5% LESS than the 2017 figure for the first two quarters.  He says the city budgeted conservatively in 2017 because they fell 1.38% under budget last year.

Ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos is asking an appeals court for a new trial, citing the precedent set when former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was granted a new trial. 


Attorney Alexandra Shapiro wrote in papers filed Monday with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the Republican Skelos, like the Democrat Silver, is entitled to a new trial because public corruption laws were recently freshly defined by the U.S. Supreme Court. 


Skelos was convicted in 2015 on extortion, bribery and conspiracy charges.  He was sentenced last year to five years in prison.  He has remained free on appeal. That's in part because it was unclear what effect, if any, a Supreme Court ruling reversing the conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell would have on the Skelos case.

Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to set a spring retrial date for ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. 


The government asked the judge in Manhattan to schedule a trial for March, April or May.  The request comes a day after an appeals court agreed to let Silver's lawyers ask the U.S. Supreme Court to look at the case.  The Supreme Court turns down most requests. 


Prosecutors have said a defense request of the Supreme Court should not delay any retrial, especially since a key witness is over age 80.  Silver, who's 73, was sentenced last year to 12 years in prison after he was convicted of public corruption charges.  The conviction was overturned last month by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Chautauqua County's top elected official was in Dunkirk early Monday afternoon for his latest announcement regarding his "100 Days of Summer Safety" Campaign. 


County Executive Vince Horrigan yesterday focused on sun safety at Wright Park Beach.  Horrigan says times have changed when it comes to sun safety and, Shelly Wells of the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services indicated that you have to think about it all year long. 


Well says the U-V rays are still getting to the ground, even with cloud cover, so you should apply sunscreen whenever you go outside for any length of time. 


Mike Porpiglia of the American Cancer Society says you can sum up the sun safety rules with four words: slip  slop slap and wrap.  He says slip on a shirt, Slop on the sunscreen, wrap on sunglasses and, slap on your "wide-brimed" hat. 


Horrigan was also joined by Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas who supports the message to practice sun safety tips.

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