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Three northwestern Pennsylvania residents were arrested on drug charges after drug agents allegedly found a large quantity of methamphetamine in a vehicle on the city's eastside Wednesday morning. 
 
Jamestown Police say an officer made a traffic stop at the intersection of East Second Street and Fourth Street.  During the traffic stop, officers were advised by dispatch that the operator of the vehicle, 26 year-old Kyle Hedderick of Union City, was wanted on a warrant out of Erie County, Pennsylvania. 
 
While arresting Hedderick, officers say they saw a container of suspected meth inside the vehicle.  The passengers were asked to get out, and police found what appeared to be a suspected one-pot meth bottle sticking out from a front seat.  The Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and state Police C-CSERT teams were called in to assist. 
 
Police say a search warrant was obtained and inside the vehicle they found 4.3 grams of methamphetamine, 4 ounces of meth oil and drug paraphernalia
 
 
Two men have been arrested for allegedly shooting inside a home on Jamestown's southside early Wednesday evening and, endangering the people inside the residence. 
 
City Police Chief Harry Snellings says officers were called to the scene at 164 Barrett Avenue, near the corner with Cowden Place about 7:30 p.m. on a report of "shots fired." 
 
Snellings says they determined that there was a shooting incident, and arrested 35 year-old Douglas Beardsley, and 25 year-old Jarried Dean.  He says both face multiple charges.
 
Snellings says, while in jail, Dean was found to be in possession of two unprescribed Hydrocodone pills.  He adds that futher investigation showed that the firearm used in the shooting incident was stolen. 
 
Both men are being held in the city jail pending arraignment.  Snellings says the incident was not random but, was a targeted shooting.  
 
 
The National Weather Service is continuing a Winter Weather Advisory through Noon today for the western Southern Tier. 
 
Forecaster Aaron Reynolds says a warm front moving across the area late yesterday brought some precipitation late last night. He adds there will also be some ice accumulation which could result in a difficult morning commute.  He says the biggest concern is for freezing rain,  which he says can cause problems you don't see until you're on top of it. 
 
The Weather Service says ice accumulations around one-tenth of an inch are expected and, urge drivers to slow down and use caution while on the road. 
 
 
Jamestown police now say more than one juvenile has been arrested in connection with an "implied threat" against the Jamestown Public Schools Thursday morning that led to a "lock-out" district-wide. 
 
That from City Police Chief Harry Snellings, who confirms the juveniles allegedly made the threat and, school officials were alerted by a concerned parent.  Officials then notified the School Resource Officer, who then contacted city police. 
 
Snellings says the lock-out started at 9:55 a.m. and, ran until 10:25 AM.  School officials say the lock-out occured out of an "abundance" of caution.  No one was hurt. 
 
During a district-wide lock-out, no one is allowed to enter any of the schools.  It's not known if the "juveniles" involved were students.
 
 
Governor Cuomo says he is proposing a 65-million dollar plan to address algal blooms in several lakes across New York state, including Chautauqua Lake. 
 
The Democrat made the announcement late Thursday in Syracuse.  Cuomo says algal blooms, which proved problematic for several areas this past Summer, pose a threat to tourism and health in areas around affected lakes.  He says it's a problem that is "here and now.  We saw it this year and we don't want to see it in the coming years." 
 
The governor said a four-step, $65 million plan to tackle the issue would be included in his State of the State address and budget proposal at the beginning of 2018. Cuomo's plan calls for a "focused effort" on 12 lakes considered to be most vulnerable to developing algal blooms. Chautauqua Lake is one of three in the western New York region that would get help.
 
 
County Legislator George Borrello is less than two weeks away from becoming Chautauqua County's next Executive. 
 
Borrello on Wednesday night received a commendation from the County Legislature for his work as a member of the lawmaking body since 2010.  The Irving-area Republican says he's proud of his accomplishments and is ready to get to work.
 
Borrello says he held his last face-to-face meeting with his transition team earlier this week and, he's looking forward to visiting with 100 local businesses in his first 100 days in office. 
 
Borrello says there will be a swearing-in ceremony at the Chautauqua County Courthouse on New Year's Day as he prepares to succeed Vince Horrigan who is leaving office for retirement.
 
 
 
The man who has been Jamestown City Council president for the past nearly 10 years says he will miss being part of the panel in the new year but, will continue to be active in the local community. 
 
At-Large Councilman Greg Rabb will be overseas when the council hold's it's re-organizational meeting January 8th... so he made some parting remarks at this week's year-end meeting.  Rabb thanked the community for his five-terms on council, and he thanked his colleagues on the panel for their hard work.
 
Rabb also thanked the city's department heads for their hard work and responsiveness to Jamestown's residents and, members of the City Council.  He also thanked Mayor Sam Teresi for his work and dedication to the city. 
 
Rabb says sometimes residents don't appreciate what Teresi does, but he thanked him for helping him find "a home" in Jamestown.  He also thanked retired City Financial Services Director, and Clerk James Olson, for his dedication and hard work on behalf of the council.  He reiterated how pleased he was that council worked towards concensus on all matters before them. 

 

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