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City man wanted for robberies in Buffalo arrested after car chase, and holding woman at gun-point...
A man wanted in Buffalo for several armed robberies has been been arrested in Jamestown after allegedly leading local police on a more than one-hour long car chase.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson said early this afternoon that the vehicle pursuit began in the city shortly before 10 p.m. Friday night... and, continued through the village of Falconer and Kennedy on Interstate 86.  Samuelson says the chase continued back into the city... and, the suspect -- now identified as 19 year-old Jordan Alexander of Jamestown -- was finally located on Stow Street.  He says Alexander was reportedly armed and holding a female in the car as gun-point as she was driving.  But... police were able to arrest him without incident.  No one was hurt... and, Alexander is being held without bail on multiple Felony armed robbery counts from Buffalo... and, several local charges... including unlawful imprisonment, and menacing.  Several police agencies assisted Jamestown Police.
Another city man arrested following car chase in Carroll...
A Jamestown man has been arrested on a Felony county court warrant after being pulled over for alleged vehicle infractions in the town of Carroll early last Friday morning.  Sheriff's officers say they pulled over 37 year-old Brian Wilson of Lafayette Street on Old Warren Road just after 7 a.m., after finding his pick-up truck was unregistered and uninsured -- and had illegal Tennessee license plates.  Deputies say Wilson also had a suspended driver's license.  They say Wilson initially refused to pull over for Sheriff's vehicles, and he later stopped at a Frewsburg business where he was arrested without incident.  Wilson is being held in the county jail without bail  on the Felony warrant, and several traffic violations... including second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.
Dunkirk woman acquitted on most serious charges in shooting death last year, found guilty of weapon's possession...
A Chautauqua County Court jury has found a Dunkirk woman guilty of only one of the four charges she was facing for shooting and killing her boyfriend.  Rebecca Ruiz was found guilty of second degree criminal possession of a weapon in the July 2017 shooting death of Julian Duman.  We heard from District Attorney Patrick Swanson late Friday afternoon, and he said she was found guilty of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and she faces a manditory state prison term of 3-and-1/2 to 15 years.  Ruiz was found not guilty on the other charges including second-degree murder and tampering with evidence.  The jury also had the option of convicting Ruiz on second-degree manslaughter, but did not do so.  Swanson says he was pleased that Ruiz was found guilty of a Felony charge and will spend some time in state prison.  He says they had to quickly re-group at the start of the trial because they lost their eye-witness to the crime.  Swanson says sentencing for Ruiz has been tentatively scheduled for June 15.
Jamestown man arrested in Ellicott for alleged drug possession...
A Jamestown man was arrested while walking in the village of Falconer Friday morning after allegedly being found in possession of a controlled substance.  Ellicott police say they saw a man -- later identified as 31 year-old Adam Meachem -- walking down East Main Street at 3 a.m.  Officers say Meacham was found to have a Valid Warrant out of the Ellicott Town Police Department.  After searching Meacham... Officers located a quantity of Crystal Methamphetamine... a Digital scale and other packaging materials.  He was arrested and charged with fifth-degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to sell and second-degree Criminally using Drug Paraphernalia... and, remanded to county jail without bail. 
Reed talks taxes, continuing resolution, and trade with County Chamber of Commerce...
There were several good things in the just-agreed to $1.3-trillion continuing budget resolution in Congress.  However... local Representative Tom Reed voted against the resolution... which was signed by President Trump Friday afternoon.  Reed discussed the spending plan... and, other issues during the once-delayed Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce's annual Congressional Luncheon in Mayville.  The Corning Republican says he voted "no" because it will add to the national debt... but, adds there is funding for some local and regional initiatives... including the Great Lakes Initiative, and the Community Development Block Grant program.  Reed says there's also $75-million in funding for the on-going clean-up at the West Valley Nuclear Demonstration Site in Cattaraugus County.  Even before the deal was announced... budget leaders in Washington sounded the alarm that the tax cuts recently enacted by the president and Congress would create another $1.5-trillion dollars in debt over the next 10 years.  However... Reed believes there is a difference when you're comparing "revenue loss" to "increased spending."  
City's 71st annual Easter Egg Hunt set for next Saturday at Allen Park Ice Rink...
The Jamestown Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department has already made the early decision to hold this year's 71st annual Easter Egg Hunt at Allen Park a week from today indoors.  That from Parks and Recreation Coordinator Julia Ciesla-Hanley... who says the weather appears to be warmer for that time period.  However... she adds that, while the long-range forecast is looking okay, they don't want to take a chance.  She says children up to age 12 are welcome to take part... with ages 4-and-under will go first... followed by 5-to-8, and 9-to-12 will go last.  Ciesla-Hanley says they'll have three-thousand candy-filled eggs placed inside the Rink.  She says they'll also have the usual Gold and Silver prize eggs... but, there are some new prizes this year.  Ciesla-Hanley says they include two new bicycle for children who find the Golden Eggs.  In addition to Sertoma Club... and, the family of Mark Hess... the Media One Group is a media sponsor of the event.  It begins at 10:30 a.m. next Saturday, Mar. 31 at the Allen Park Ice Rink.

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