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News Update for Thurs., Apr. 19, 2018

Four people from central Southern Tier arrested for drug and weapons possession in Jamestown...
Four Central New York residents face Felony drug and weapons charges after their car was pulled over for making an illegal turn on Jamestown's eastside early Wednesday morning.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says officers stopped the car, driven by 29 year-old Michael Dubois of Canisteo, at the corner of Falconer and Winsor Streets -- just after 3 a.m.  During further investigation... Samuelson says they found two hand-guns -- one of them loaded -- and, quantities Heroin and methamphetime... drug paraphernalia, and cash.  He says they're happy to get the guns off the streets.  Samuelson says they believe the four-some was passing through the area... but, may have stopped here to buy the drugs.  In addition to Dubois... he says police arrested 39 year-old Glenn Shugart of Elmira... 32 year-old Sheldon Peet of Painted Post... and, 36 year-old Megan Harkenrider of Hornell.  Samuelson says all four were arraigned on second and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon... and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance charges.  Dubois is also charged with failure to signal a turn... and, aggravated unlicensed operation.  They were sent to the county jail without bail.
Heidenhain Closing in Jamestown next Fall...
A maker of optics and electronic precision products located in Jamestown's industrial corridor will be closing it's doors by the beginning of October... putting about 40 employees out of work.  Heidenhain Corporation in the Mason Industrial Park in the town of Ellicott issued U-S Labor Department WARN Listing on April 12 that the plant would be closing by October 1st.  According to the listing... the company and it's assets would be moved to either Schaumburg, Illinois... or overseas to Austria.  Human Resources Director Sally Overend says the affected workers are not represented by a union.  We have a call into Overend for comment on the closing.