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City police have identified the 30 year-old victim who was shot and later died following a fight on Jamestown's westside last Tuesday morning...  
City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says the victim of the incident at 114 Livingston Avenue is William Michishima, who was taken off life support late Wednesday morning.  Samuelson says police were called to the scene about 9 a.m. Tuesday, and found Michishima with a serious head wound.  He was pronounced dead about 12:20 p.m. at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie shortly after being taken off life-support.  Samuelson says police have now charged the suspect, 54 year-old David Waggoner, with second-degree murder.  He was arraigned and sent to the county jail without bail.
Firefighters in the city of Jamestown have had to deal with a scrap metal fire at a recycling plant on the city's westside for the second-time this month...  
Jamestown Fire Lieutenant Don Mowery says crews were called to Ben Weitsman Recycling at 610 West Eighth Street -- at Monroe -- just after 12:30 yesterday afternoon.  Mowery says a large pile was heavily-engulfed in a smokey fire. He adds crews spent about another hour keeping watch on the scene to make sure the blaze was completely out.  He says no one was hurt and, no buildings were threatened.  An off-duty shift of six firefighters and a battalion chief were called in to assist.  The cause is under investigation.  (The earlier fire occured in another scrap pile back on Saturday, July 1.)
Due to that fire in Jamestown Thursday, the Board of Public Utilities reports that water may be discolored in that part of the city through this morning....  
BPU Spokeswoman Becky Robbins says fire crews needed to open a nearby hydrant and, that led to low water pressure in that area and, stirred up sediment in the water lines.  There may also be discolored water in West Ellicott, Celoron, Lakewood and past BOCES on Route 394.  She says do not do laundry until your water appears clear.
Tempers flared at a special meeting of the Fredonia Village Board yesterday afternoon as trustees consider taking a new course after the resignation of village administrator Richard St. George... 
The long-time village official told trustees that he resigned from the position he held for 12-plus years because of a "hostile work environment".  After the meeting, St. George explained that it's taken a toll on his health.  
Several former village officials spoke on behalf of St. George during the public portion of the meeting, which became heated at times. Among the speakers, former Mayor Frank Pagano said current village officials have been "getting rid of everybody that disagrees with you."  However, Mayor Athanasia Landis says she didn't force St. George to leave the position.  She also takes issue with his complaint about the work environment, adding that she's experienced a similar situation.  Village trustees are considering replacing the village administrator's post with several clerk and treasurers positions.  They rejected a resolution that would have rescinded the resolution creating the village administrator's position in 1977.
Three Chautauqua County residents face drug possession charges following a traffic stop in the town of Gerry on Wednesday....  
State Police in Jamestown pulled over a vehicle operated by 40 year-old Todd Witt of Stockton, on Gerry-Ellington Road for a traffic violation.  Troopers say they allegedly found a tray inside containing methamphetamine and marijuana in plain view.  Sheriff's deputies assisted, and, found Witt's license was suspended and, both of Witt's passengers were wanted on arrest warrants.  Officers say 38 year-old Brandi Howard of Sinclairville was wanted by Jamestown Police and 26 year-old Gary Warren had an active warrant for a probation violation.  All three were arraigned and sent to the county jail on drug-related counts.
The two north county residents who responsible for finding a two-year-old Silver Creek boy who wandered off from his home were officially recognized for their efforts Wednesday night...  
Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello and members of the legislature presented commendations to first-responders Teddy Braidich and, Jim Tytka, Junior.  Borrello says the 17-year-old Braidich was on a four-wheeler, searching a wooded area where they found the child..  
Braidich met up with Tytka -- a local fire chief -- in finding the boy after they heard him crying in the distance.  Tytka was unable to attend Wednesday night's meeting... but, will receive commendations for their June 6 heroics.  They include a Congressional commendation from local Representative Tom Reed.  That was presented by Reed's District Director Alison Hunt, who says Reed is quite aware of what both men did.  The two-year-old boy was eventually found in a wooded ravine, tired and frightened, but safe.  The boy was returned to his family within minutes of the rescue. 
More than 200 people were on hand for the annual Summer picnic program put on by the Chautauqua Adult Day Centers at Midway Park Wednesday...  
Those attending crowded into two pavillions by Chautauqua Lake for the day of music, games dancing and a picnic lunch.  Chautauqua Day Care Executive Director Frank Berik says they were pleased the rain held off so their five locations could get together.
The seniors were joined by several dignitaries, including State Assemblyman Andy Goodell, who helped serve lunches.  Goodell says he always enjoys a good picnic... and, having a lot of fun.  There were also representatives from the local offices of Congressman Tom Reed and, State Senator Cathy Young at the event.  Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace was also on hand and, greeted the seniors.
The second annual 'Wild America Festival' comes to Panama Rocks on Saturday and Sunday, in conjunction with the Roger Tory Peterson Institute...  
Jonathan Weston of Panama Rocks says they hope to build on last year's success, with the addition of one more local food vendor, and a dozen additional artists. There will also be music, demonstrators and lectures.  
Among the speakers will be Lee Peterson, Roger Tory Peterson's son, and Sam Mason, the SUNY Fredonia micro-bead researcher.  The festival runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday at Panama Rocks.  Weekend admission for both days is $15 for adults.  One day is $10.  More information at wildamericafest.com.  
A man from Buffalo is jailed after he was found with illegal drugs during a traffic stop in Jamestown Wednesday afternoon....  
City police say they saw 31 year-old Peter Carcione failing to keep right on Camp Street and, he was pulled over shortly before 2 p.m at King and Hebner Streets.  Officers say they found Carcione in possession of a quantity of Methamphetime and two kinds of illegal pills and drug paraphernalia.  He was arrested on charges including one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and, two counts of seventh-degree possession.  He's was jailed pending arraignment.

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