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Bear Lake man arrested for threatening people with shot-gun while high on Meth...
A Warren County, PA man is accused of assaulting one person... and, threatening three others with a 12-gauge shotgun before he was arrested by by police.  State Police in Corry say they were called to the scene of an alleged altercation on Main Street in Bear Lake just before 1 p.m. Friday.  Troopers learned that 45 year-old Shawn Handley had arrived at the home while under the influence of methamphetimes... and, started a fight with a 53 year-old man there.  Police say Handley was chased outside, where he retrieved the shot-gun and pointed it at two other men and a woman before he fired one shot into some weeds behind the home.  Handley then allegedly fled from the scene twice on his motorcycle before troopers were able to catch him some woods behind the house.  He was arraigned on charges of assault, making terroristic threats, and reckless endangerment, and taken to the Warren County Jail pending further court action.
Missing Erie Co. Teenager returns home...
An Erie, PA-area girl reported missing last Sunday has now been located in the Corry-area.  State Police in Corry say 17 year-old Jessica Lynn Rick left her home that afternoon... and, failed to return home.  However... troopers said she did have brief contact with friends and family in the Corry-area.  She was reportedly refusing to return home.  However... she was found safe, earlier Friday.
Two men arrested for drug possession after speeding car is pulled over in Ellery...
Two men are accused of being in possession of cocaine and heroin after the car they were in was stopped for speeding in the town of Ellery.  Sheriff's deputies say they spotted the speeding car on the Bemus-Ellery Road a week ago last Friday... and, pulled over the vehicle... operated by 44 year-old Kevin Pawlak of Fredonia.  Officers say they first saw the passenger, 48 year-old Jason Selig of Brocton, throw items out of the car.  K-9 Drake was called in... and, found both men in possession of the illegal drugs.  Both men were charged with one count each of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and were issued appearance tickets for Ellery Town Court.
County Legislature committee approves added funding for Dunkirk Power Boat races...
A Chautauqua County Legislature committee has approved spending $20,500 more to support a first-ever off-shore power boat race weekend next month in the city of Dunkirk.  That from Audit and Control Committee Chairman, Pierre Chagnon, who says the panel first approved the move to use about $12,000 in bed tax funds to support the new event... which is replacing the former Dunkirk Air Show.  Chagnon says they also authorized spending the added money for an event that's national in scope.  He says the event will be televised by CBS-TV -- some of it live from the event.  The additional funding will also come from the county's 3-percent occupany tax fund... which currently has about $126,000 in it.  Chagnon says the Dunkirk Power Boat races will also fill about 600 area hotel rooms that week.  The measure now moves on to the entire legislature for a vote next Wednesday.
Saratoga race track opens Friday...
Triple Crown winner Justify won't be running during the 150th meet at Saratoga Race Course, but many of the brightest stars in thoroughbred racing will grace the historic track over the next six-plus weeks.  The 40-day meet opened Friday, offering 69 stakes races worth $18.8-million in purses, with the likes of Good Magic, Hofburg, Gronkowski, Vino Rosso, and Bravazo competing for a share of the prize money.  Todd Pletcher will be seeking his 13th training title in 16 years.  He won it last year with 40 winners, one more than Chad Brown.  As for Justify, trainer Bob Baffert has sent him back to Del Mar and will keep his prized colt under observation after swelling in his left front ankle emerged two weeks ago. 
"World Series of Wheels" set for Sunday...
The annual "World Series of Cars" will have a new name for the first-time in some 30-plus years.  It will now be known as the "World Series of Wheels" when the annual event is held this coming Sunday at Jamestown's Bergman Park.  The event has been expanded this year to pretty much include anything with wheels on it... and, it begins with the annual breakfast put on by Meals on Wheels of the Jamestown-area at 7 a.m.  Local Babe Ruth World Series President Russ Diethrick says the event was started by a local antique car group -- the Chautauqua County Antique Car Club -- and with some help from Babe Ruth officials.  Diethrick says the World Series of Cars started about the same time the Babe Ruth World Series began in Jamestown... and, has raised more than $300,000 for the baseball events.  Babe Ruth Committee Vice-President Kim Ecklund... who also heads up public relations... says by making it the "World Series of Wheels..." expands what they have to include ATVs, bicycles and motorcycles.  

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