Local News Headlines
City man arrested for allegedly driving while under the influence of drugs...
A Jamestown man is jailed on $30,000 bail for allegedly driving while under the influence of -- and being in possession -- of illegal drugs.  State Police in Jamestown say they pulled over 25 year-old Brandon Philbrick late Thursday on South Main Street for alleged traffic violations.  Troopers say a background check revealed that Philbrick had multiple driver's license suspensions... and, he was taken into custody.  During a search of the vehicle... police say they found a container with four-grams of methamphetime, a digital scale with baggies and a hypodermic needle.  A State Police Drug Recognition Expert found Philbrick was under the influence of a stimulant... and, he was charged with several counts... including driving while ability Impaired by Drugs, and, third-degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. 
 
 
Body of dead person found in Sherman; but, police not saying if it's missing Warren County man...
Searchers have found the body of a deceased person in the town of Sherman... but, police aren't saying whether it's the body of the Warren County, Pa. man reported missing earlier this week.  A State Police Sergeant in Jamestown confirmed the body was found in the vicinity of Wait Corners Road -- near the site of last weekend's Blue Heron Music Festival.  That's where 23 year-old Sven Blumquist went missing early last Saturday morning.  The sergeant says, though, that the identification is pending an autopsy.  Otherwise... State Police will only say that they are continuing to investigate Blumquist's disappearance.  He was last seen about 1 a.m. as he walking away from his campsite at the festival to go listen to one of the bands. 
 
 
GOP Gubernatorial candidate Molinaro in north county to meet local Republicans...
The man who hopes to unseat Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the fall elections made a campaign swing through Western New York on Thursday.  One stops for Marc Molinaro was in Chautauqua County where he met with County Republicans.  Assemblyman Andrew Goodell was among those attending the gathering in Sunset Bay.  Goodell says he knows the gubernatorial candidate well from his days in the Assembly... and, says Molinaro was "floor leader" when he was there, meaning he had a real good grasp of issues facing the state and counties.  He believes the Dutchess County Executive has a shot at beating Cuomo.   Goodell feels the outcome of the so called 'Buffalo Billion' trial and Cynthia Nixon's upstart primary challenge could impact the governor's campaign.  He says Cynthia Nixon is opposing Cuomo in an upcoming primary... and, also has the Working Families Party line.  In a Facebook post, Molinaro commented that he had a "great time" meeting with Chautauqua County Republicans.  
 
 
State health report recommends legalization of recreational use of pot...
A report from New York state health officials is recommending the legalization of marijuana.  The 74-page analysis released Friday concludes that the benefits of legalization outweigh potential risks.  It suggests the state could raise nearly $700-million in tax revenue off the drug, and that legalization won't significantly increase rates of marijuana use by adults or teens.  The report predicts that legalizing marijuana could reduce opioid dependency while eliminating criminal penalties that disproportionately impact minorities.  It will now be up to Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers to propose specific legalization proposals.  Cuomo has long expressed concerns about legalization, last year calling marijuana a "gateway drug."  But he has softened his stance amid pressure from legalization supporters, including his Democratic primary opponent, "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon.
 
 
Teresi says city "on track" at mid-year to meet 2018 budget projections...
Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi says the city appears to be on-track to meet it's projected 2018 budget figures through the first six-months of the year.  Teresi says the five, critical areas they often review, are within budget so far at mid-year.  But -- at the same time -- Teresi says their salt and overtime budgets for snow removal were hit "pretty hard" by the past Winter and early spring.  He adds that he's expecting that second-quarter sales tax figures will be "as strong" as they were in the first-quarter of this year.  Teresi says a lot depends on "big ticket" sales such as cars, appliances, boats, and furniture.  He adds the economy plays a major role in that, as well.  Teresi adds the city is also getting a boost from a lot of development taking place in the downtown area -- especially on the westside.  That's where the final touches are being put on the new National Comedy Center.  He made his comments for this weekend's "Community Spotlight" program on the five Media One Group stations.
 
 
Cable TV lineman killed in electrocution accident in Cattaraugus County...
A Maine man has died after being electrocuted while running an overhead cable television line in the Cattaraugus County Town of Yorkshire.  State Police in Machias say they were called to the scene on Block Road just after 4:30 p.m. last Wednesday.  When they arrived... Troopers say they saw Delevan rescue crews performing CPR on 39 year-old James Fogg of Fairfield, Maine.  Investigators determined that Fogg... who was working for S-G Communcations... was working in a bucket truck when he came in contact with a primary electric line...exposing him to high voltage.  Troopers say he was taken to Bertrand-Chaffee Hospital in Springville... where he later died.
 
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