Jamestown firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire on the city's eastside late last night...  
 
Fire officials say the call at 382 Willard Street came in about 9:45.  Unofficially, there was word the building was a vacant house.  An emergency demolition was being ordered late last night.  No injuries have been reported. We have a call in to the Jamestown Fire Department for further information at this time. 
 
 
A city man is jailed pending arraignment for allegedly being found in possession of a controlled substance in a taxi-cab Wednesday evening...  
 
A Jamestown Officer reportedly saw a person exit a residence at 339 Delaware Avenue and get into a taxi-cab just before 6:30.  Officers say the vehicle was stopped for a traffic infraction as further investigation revealed that the passenger --36 year-old Jeremy Gross -- had a valid order or protection to stay away from the residence and its occupant. Investigation also revealed that Gross attempted to dispose of 3.9 grams of crystal meth while seated in the taxi. Officers located the drug where Gross was sitting.  He arrested on charges of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal contempt. 
 
 
A parole check yesterday morning on Jamestown's eastside led to the arrest of two people for allegedly being in possession of drugs, and drug paraphernalia...  
 
City police say officers assisted New York Parole agents on a house visit at 302 Allen Street about 8:00.  Officers say they found 31 year-old Patricia Raynor in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine, along with drug paraphernalia, and hyperdermic syringes.  They also found 45 year-old Dennis Penhollow-the-second, in possession of meth, as well as Suboxone and a small amount of marihuana.  He was charged with three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marihauna.  Raynor was arrested for seventh-degree criminal possession of drugs and criminally using drug paraphernalia, and possessing a syringe.  Both were jailed pending arraignment.
 
 
A Fredonia man is being held in the Chautauqua County Jail after being indicted by the county grand jury after a lengthy investigation into a robbery that occurred at a store at the D&F Plaza last month...   
 
Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano says that 30-year-old Nathaniel Lion was arrested Wednesday on a felony indictment warrant in connection with the hold up that occurred at Gamerz Haven.  Ortolano says Lion was arraigned on a robbery charge and remanded to the County Jail.   He praised the work of his detectives, saying they stayed on the case and brought it to closure.  
 
 
Chautauqua County's representative in the New York State Assembly says he's "very disappointed" in the final "one-house budget bill" the legislature's lower chamber has approved...  
 
The Assembly (which is about 2-1 Democratic) OKed the measure Wednesday, with Jamestown-area Republican Andy Goodell voting no.  Goodell says he has some major issues with the spending plan.  He says it cuts more than $1-billion from economic development programs and includes significant tax hikes.
 
Goodell says there are a few parts of the Assembly's budget that he likes, including restoration of some agricutural funding that the governor had cut in his budget proposal.  One will make sure to fund programming for Cornell Cooperative Extension, while another will restore money to the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program -- or CHIPS fundings.  Goodell says the increase in eduction funding totaled more than $1-billion, but the final breakdown is not yet available.  He says the Legislature's Joint Budget Conference Committee began it's work yesterday on hammer out a final agreement.  A final spending plan is due April 1.
 
 
The State Senate approved it's 2018-19 budget plan which "promotes affordability, opportunity, and security for all New Yorkers"...  
 
That from State Senator Cathy Young, who says the spending plan is "fiscally responsible..." and keeps state spending within the two-percent cap.  Young says it also serves as a "blueprint" for the creation of a better budget and a stronger, safer, and more prosperous New York.  The Olean Republican, who also chairs the Senate Finance Committee, says the budget "delivers on our promises to provide additional tax relief to overburdened families..." and others, as well as supporting key investments in education, infrastructure, health care and other areas.
 
 
Jamestown police are looking for the alleged suspect in a stabbing that occured early Wednesday night on the city's westside...  
 
City police confirm the stabbing occured at an apartment at 303 Lafayette Street shortly before 8:00.  Officers and Jamestown firefighters were called to the scene, with the male victim being rushed to UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital for treatment of an apparent head injury.  Police say the suspect remains at-large, but they know who that person is.  The severity of victim's injuries aren't immediately known.  The investigation is continuing.
 

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