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Peters becomes third woman to receive Ritzer Labor Award...
For only the third time in the past 34 years... a woman has received the Jamestown Central Labor Council's "George Ritzer Labor Award."  Current Civil Service Employees Association Local #807 President Bonnie Peters was presented the award during this afternoon's ceremony at the Jamestown Labor Day Festival.  Peters... who has headed up the unit representing most Chautauqua County employees... says she's "extremely honored" to be one of the few women to have been honored... and, used the opportunity to urge women involved in labor to take on more leadership positions to "help labor unions" regain the stature they once had.  Central Labor Council President David Wilkinson echoed those sentiments.  Peters was presented with a plaque and other accolates... including a citation from State Assembly Andy Goodell.  Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi also presented Peters with a proclamation recognizing her... and, also declared September 3rd through 9th as "Labor Appreciation Week" in Jamestown.
City couple arrested after 2-year-old child is found unattended to...
A Jamestown couple is under arrest after their 2-year-old child was left unattended for more than 30-minutes last Sunday night... and, was found walking around in the 700 block of East Second Street.  City police were called to the scene at East Second and Thayer Streets just before 6:30 p.m., and found the child wandering alone.  However... officers couldn't locate the parents.  Police say about 30-minutes later... the parents called police... saying they couldn't find their child.  Further investigation revealed that one parent had left the house, and the other was sleeping when the 2-year-old left the house unattended... and, walked nearly a block before being found okay.  Police say the child was turned over to a family friend... and, they arrested the parents, 29 year-old Christina Scivener and 25 year-old Andrew Morton for endangering the welfare of a child.  Child Protective Services was also called.
City man arrested for Cocaine possession during traffic stop...
A city man has been arrested for allegedly being found in possession of a quantity of cocaine during a traffic stop on Allen Street early yesterday morning.  Jamestown Police say they pulled over 42 year-old Scott Moore's car shortly before 3 a.m. for failure to dim his high-beams.  Officers say they found Moore had a suspended non-driver ID only... and, he was taken to the city jail pending arraignment.  Police say they found the cocaine during a search prior to his being put in the city jail on charges including seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... unlicensed operation... and, on two bench warrants.
Reed believes there will be no government shut-down over Trump's proposed Border Wall...
Chautauqua County's representative in Congress says he believes lawmakers can avoid a government shut-down... and, provide what's needed for border security.  That from Corning Republican Tom Reed in the wake of President Donald Trump's threat to shut the government down if there's no funding for a border wall in the final budget that Congress needs to pass before the end of September.  Reed says the bi-partisan Problem Solver's Caucus has been working on House measures that have broad support among Republicans and Democrats.  As for a border wall... Reed believes there are other -- less expensive means -- to secure the southern border.  Increasing the debt ceiling is another matter that Congress needs to take-up once lawmakers return from their August recess.  However... officials on Sunday talk shows feel that should happen due to the need for federal Hurricane relief in southeastern Texas.  He made his comments during his weekly telephone conference call with Southern Tier Media.
Capitol Watch on new SUNY Chancellor...
In New York state government news, the state's higher education system is getting a new leader and its Court of Appeals faces a busy week.  Kristina Johnson formally takes over as chancellor of the State University of New York on Tuesday.  The Stanford University-educated scientist and engineer holds 118 patents and has held top positions at Johns Hopkins and Duke University.  Meanwhile, the court will hear arguments in several cases, including one centering on DNA evidence lost to floods during Superstorm Sandy.
Jamestown man and woman arrested on drug and other charges following traffic stop...
Two city residents have been arrested on several traffic infractions... and, for allegedly being in possession of a quantity of Methamphetime and drug paraphernalia.  Jamestown Police say they pulled over a Ford Brono on South Main Street about 4 a.m. Saturday for a loud muffler, and suspended registration.  Officers say they found the operator, 27 year-old Zachary Legere, was driving with a suspended license... without a registration... and, no insurance.  Police say his passenger, 29 year-old Maddie Seiler, was found in possession of a quantity of Meth, drug paraphernalia, and a hypodermic needle.  She's charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.  Seiler was being held pending arraignment... Legere was cited and released.

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