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Fire damages two-family house on Jamestown's eastside...
Quick work by Jamestown firefighters prevented extensive damage to a two-family house on the city's east side late last night.  City Fire Lieutenant Don Mowery says crews were called to the scene at 353 East Fourth St. shortly before Midnight... and, found smoke and fire coming from the scene.  Mowery says they saw fire and smoke coming from the first floor kitchen area.  He says it took about 15 to 20 minutes to get the flames under control.  Mowery says two engines responded... but, they only needed one hand-line to bring the flames under control.  He says firefighters were able to contain fire damage to the "area of origin."  He says there was water damage to the first-floor and smoke damage through-out the home.  No one was hurt... and, both families living in the house were not at home at the time.  He says fire crews were at the scene about two-hours.  The cause remains under investigation.
Reed supports air strikes on suspected Syrian chemical weapon facilities, but, wants Congress to authorize any escalation if requested...
Local Congressman Tom Reed says he hopes last weekend's targeted air-strikes against suspected chemical faclities in Syria will end President Bashar Assad's alleged use of them against his own people.  During a town hall meeting in Gerry this past Saturday morning... Reed said he supports President Trump's decision to fire off about 100 rockets on three sites which Pentagon officials say are at "the heart" of Assad's programs to develop and produce chemical weapons.  The Corning Republican says he's hopeful that this will send the message, and stop the "horrific humanitarian" problems there.  The chemical attack took place a week-ago today... and, was allegedly taken by the Assad regime against rebels in the Damascus suburb of Douma.  Reed says he had no doubt -- given his track record -- that Assad was behind the attack, which killed 40 people.  As for Congressional action... the Corning Republican feels they must act before any kind of escalation -- or expansion -- of military action took place.
Teresi says County has yet to ask city for help on possibly moving CARTS drop-off -- pick-up area from Train Station...
The city of Jamestown will be ready and able to help Chautauqua County find a new pick-up and drop-off point for the county's bus system once it decides whether to move.  That from Mayor Sam Teresi... who says there has been no formal notification by the county that it's going to move the Chautauqua Area Rural Transit system hub from in front of the Gateway Train Station.  The move  -- at least temporarily -- is reportedly being eyed with the expected opening of the National Comedy Center this August.  Teresi says the county is thinking that the street is going to be closed off because of the new streetscape project on West Second St., and the opening of the comedy center.  He says the $700,000 Streetscape project is being undertaken for events and activities around the comedy center... and, the Northwest Ice Arena.  The question has been raised by some that if CARTS leaves the train station... could the city or others be on the hook for the $11-million in federal funding to renovate the landmark site.  Teresi says the location will still likely be used for transporation activites... so that should not be a problem.  He says the building will still be used for motor coach excursion drop offs, and, possible excursion train stops in the future.  Teresi adds that it's hoped -- and anticipated -- that more excursion bus trips will be stopping off to see the National Comedy Center... once it's opened.  The grand opening is now expected to take place during this year's Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in August.  Teresi made his comments for this weekend's "Community Spotlight" program on the five Media One Group stations.
Three arrested in connection with alleged Home Invasion in Jamestown...
Three people are accused of obstruction and felony criminal trespassing following an alleged home invasion on Jamestown's westside early Thursday morning.  City police were called to the scene at 504 West Sixth St. for a person with a weapon -- and possible home invasion.  Through investigation... it was learned that two males and one female unlawfully entered the home.  Officers set up a perimeter and began giving verbal commands for the suspects to come out.  Police found 30 year-old James Sullivan of Jamestown hiding in the bathroom tub with a shower curtain over himself.  It was determined that Sullivan allegedly entered the home with a shotgun, along with two other suspects from northwest Pennsylvania.  All three were arraigned... and, sent to the county jail without bail.

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