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Jamestown mother of five arrested for alleged drug possession and dealing...
A Jamestown woman has been arrested for allegedly selling and distributing methamphetime and suboxone in the presence of her young children on the city's eastside.  City police say members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and Jamestown Police SWAT Team raided the home at 154 Falconer Street just after 4 p.m. Thursday... and, arrested 31 year-old Amanda Penhollow.  Police say Penhollow's five children... all under the age of 8... where inside with her.  Investigators found quantities of Meth, and suboxone, along with several hypodermic needles, and drug paraphernalia.  Police say Penhollow is charged with fifth and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia... and, five counts of endangering the welfare of a child.  She was jailed pending arraignment. 
Sherman man arrested on Child Porn charge...
A Sherman man has been arrested for allegedly being in possession of child pornography after allegedly luring a young girl into his apartment, and showing her an inappropriate picture.  State Police in Jamestown say 65 year-old Peter Baker is accused of luring a 10 year-old girl into his apartment by offering her $20... and, then showing her the picture on his phone.  Troopers acted on a complaint by the girl's mother, and obtained asearch warrant for the apartment.  State Police say they found the images of child pornography inside.  Troopers say Baker went to the State Police barricks with his attorney, and was processed on charges of possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child... and, Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  He was issued appearance tickets for Sherman Town Court.
Rick Huber honored during retirement reception at MHA Monday afternoon...
A local man who has been the passionate leader of the effort to free people from drug addiction was honored Friday afternoon by the organization he helped build up.  New Program Director for the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, Rick Huber, was honored during a special program at the MHA's Water Street headquarters in Jamestown.  More than 100 people were on hand to praise Huber, and thank him for all that he's done.  Current MHA Chief Financial Officer Jenny Rohrer read several employee comments.  Rohrer says one employee wrote that there wasn't a day that went by when Rick didn't have a positive impact on an MHA staff member, client, or family member.  Several others spoke... including local attorney, and Vice-Chairman of the Mental Health Association's Advisory Board, Dale Robbins.  Robbins said the occasion was more about the people Huber helped kick their addiction to Heroin and other Opioids.  Huber thanked those on hand for the honor... and, said he was humbled by the recognition.  He also praised the people he worked with at MHA... who he says will continue to carry on the good work of the Association. 
Two Dunkirk men arrested for alleged possesion of drugs, including Ecstacy...
Two north county men were arrested after being found with a large quantity of a psycho-active drug and marijuana during a traffic stop in Falconer yesterday.  State Police in Jamestown say they pulled over a vehicle on County Route 380 and identified the driver as 25 year-old Jordan Kujawa and his passenger as 24 year-old Dylan Anzalone-Rosario.  While talking with Kujawa... Troopers say they smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.  A search revealed a container with 8-grams of ecstasy capsules... a bag of ecstasy capules and a bag with marijuana.  Both men are charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.  They are being held in Chautauqua County Jail without bail. 
Young pushes replacement of X-Lite Guardrails in the state, work is underway...
The State Department of Transportation has already begun removing potentially deadly X-Lite guardrail products on state highways across New York.  That's the result of efforts by local State Senator Cathy Young and a local resident to get the guardrails replaced on roadways across New York and other states.  Fredonia-native Hannah Eimers was killed in a crash in Tennessee in November 2016 that involved the X-Lite system.   At a transportation budget hearing late Thursday... Young urged DOT Commissioner Paul Karas to now move on helping local communities get rid of the X-Lite products.. and, she is introducing legislature to do a follow up study.  Karas says they're not sure about how widespread the use is of X-Lite guardrail products on local roads... but, adds that if legislation is approved to authorize a study, they will do it.  He says of the 43 X-Lite Guardrails in place... 16 have already been taken down with the rest being removed later this year.  
Apthorpe talks about school safety in wake of 11 shooting incidents already in 2018...
This past week's shooting incident at a Kentucky school was the 11th one this year nationally to occur on school property.  Such instances years ago were considered rare, and shocking.... but, not anymore.  It still shocks school officials... and, is the "most stressfull part of the job."  That from new Jamestown School Superintendent Bret Apthorpe, who says there are two parts to school safety now.  One is the physical part... which involves locked entry ways to make sure people who enter are allowed to be there.  The other part of that is working with local police on safety, and gun-involved incidents.  Apthorpe says the other part of it is the psychological and emotional aspect of safety.  He made his comments for this weekend's "Community Spotlight" program on the five Media One Group stations.

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