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WJTN Headlines for Tuesday Dec. 26, 2017

A Gerry man is jailed for allegedly holding his girlfiend and two children at gun-point during a brief stand-off early last weekend. 
 
State Police in Jamestown say they arrested 33 year-old Richard Sendall without incident following the incident, which began about 9:30 a.m. last Saturday on Wilson Road.  Troopers say the 31 year-old victim called in the complaint. 
 
State Police set up a perimeter and, Sendall surrendered.  The young children were located in good health, along with the woman.  Troopers say they seized loaded firearms from the Sendall residence.  They arrested him on several charges including second-degree assault, and unlawful imprisonment. 
 
While being booked, Sendall claimed he was having a medical emergency.  Troopers administered first aid and he was taken to UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital for treatment before being arraigned.
 
 
An Ashville man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting another person last weekend and, being found in possession of several guns. 
 
Sheriff's deputies say they were called to an undislosed location in the town of Harmony last Saturday night on a report of a person with a weapon.  Officers say they also found that 56 year-old Sean Reardon had thrown an object at another person during an argument, injuring them. 
 
Deputies further discovered that Reardon is a convicted felon and, is not allowed to have firearms in his possession.  Reardon was arraigned on charges of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and, third-degree assault and sent to the county jail with bail to be set.
 
 
 
Two Brocton men are accused of assaulting two other people with a large tire and a BB-gun in the village early last weekend. 
 
Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene in the village about 2 a.m. Friday, and found that a male victim had been shot in the face with the BB-gun.  Officers say they found that 31 year-old Justin Stalter and 23 year-old Daniel Gilbert started an altercation with the two victims. 
 
They accuse Stalter and Gilbert of first rolling the tire across the road and hitting a female victim, then fired the BB-gun at them.  Both victims were struck, with the male getting hit in the face.  He was treated for the wound. 
 
Stalter and Gilbert were arraigned on warrants for second-degree assault, harassment, and reckless endangerment and, sent to the county jail with bail to be set.
 
 
Infrastruture and development projects in the city of Jamestown will be receiving state funding in the latest round of funding from the western New York Regionial Economic Development Council program. 
 
That from Mayor Sam Teresi, who says the largest allocation, $140,000 will go towards a $700,000 streetscape project on West Second Street.  Teresi says it'll take place between Washington and Jefferson Streets, between the Northwest Arena and National Comedy Center.
 
Teresi says the other $560,000 for the effort will come from a grant from the Gebbie Foundation.  He says the city and Jamestown Renaissance Corporation are also receiving an $80,000 grant for an update of the city's 12-year-old Urban Design Plan.  Teresi says most of the recommendations in the plan have been implemented. 
 
In addition, Teresi says there'll be a $100,000 grant to put together a new "City Market" where the Renaissance Corporation hold's it's indoor market to create a "year-round" market area in the city.  He made his comments for last weekend's "Community Spotlight" program on the five Media One Group Stations.
 
 
Governor Cuomo is proposing new rules for online campaign ads to ensure voters know who is behind the content. 
 
The Democrat said early last weekend that on-line ads should be held to the same scrutiny as traditional campaign advertisements for print, TV and radio.  He wants lawmakers to approve rules requiring online ads to include the name of the group paying for the content. 
 
In addition, platforms like Facebook would be directed to maintain a public file containing greater information about campaign ads. 
 
 
Another aspect of the Tax Reform and Jobs Act that local Congressman Tom Reed likes is doubling the Child Tax Credit to 2-thousand dollars for each child. 
 
Reed says it's part of a two-part boost to American families.  The Corning Republican adds that the legislation will also bring "refundability" up to $1,400.  Federal officials say that means the credit could reduce your tax liability below zero and you would still be able to receive a tax refund. 
 
Reed believes that will help move more families out of poverty. The cut off for the tax credit would increase from $110,000 to $400,000 for married couples filing jointly.  However, the expanded credit ends after 2025.  Reed made his comments for his weekly telephone conference call with Southern Tier Media.

 


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