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Waggoner indicted for second-degree murder in shooting death of Jamestown man...
A city man is now jailed on $1-million bail ($2-million property bond) for allegedly shooting and killing another man during an argument in front of a home on Jamestown's westside.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says the Chautauqua County Grand Jury late this week handed up a second-degree murder indictment against 54 year-old David Waggoner.  Waggoner is accused of shooting 30-year-old William Michishima in the head... and, critically wounding the victim back on Tuesday, July 24.  Michishima later died at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pennsylvania.  Waggoner was arraigned in County Court... and, sent back to the county jail.
Conewango man arrested for sexual assault now indicted for first-degree rape...
A Cattaraugus County man has now been indicted for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at a laundromat on Jamestown's southside back on July 17.  JPD Captain Bob Samuelson says the Chautauqua County Grand Jury handed up the first-degree rape indictment against 33 year-old Dennis Park of Conewango late this week.  Park was originally charged with first-degree sexual assault in connection with the incident at Robo Laundromat at 111 Marion St.  Samuelson says Park was arraigned on the new charge... and, sent to the county jail on $1-million cash bail... $2-million property bond.
Investigation into serious assault in Fredonia continues...
Fredonia Police are continuing an investigation into an assault that occurred in the village last month.  The victim remains in UPMC Hamot with head trauma.  Police Chief Brad Meyers says the assault occurred during the overnight hours of July 20-21 in the area of 36 Water Street.  The victim, William Hall Jr., with no permanent address, was transported by Fredonia Fire to Brooks Memorial and was later transferred to the Erie based hospital.  Anyone with information about the assault is being encouraged to call Fredonia Police at 679-1531.
Aykroyd donates motorcycle he road most days to work at SNL to National Comedy Center...
Comedy Legend Dan Aykroyd road his 1971 Harley-Davidson one last time up to the entrance of the National Comedy Center... which will be the motorcycle's new home.  Aykroyd got the motorcycle in his Canadian hometown... and, wound up riding it to and from the NBC Studios when he worked on Saturday Night Live from 1975 to 1979.  With people mobbed around him... he said he gave several noteworthy people rides on the bike... including the late Gilda Radner, Laraine Newman, and Singer Linda Ronstadt.  The coup was pulled off by Comedy Center Executive Director Journey Gunderson while she was visiting Aykroyd two years ago in Santa Monica, California... and, they were talking over lunch.  They were enjoying some of his own Crystal Skull Vodka, and martinis at the time.  A few hundred people were on the city's westside last night for the Aykroyd event... prior to the two huge shows by stand-up and actress Amy Schumer at the Northwest Arena.
BRWS gets underway, 10-games to be aired on WJTN...
We will be doing 10 of the Babe Ruth World Series games on the air here on 101-3 and 1240 AM... WJTN.  We begin tonight with the local Southern Tier All-Stars playing Mid-West Champion -- Charleston, Missouri at 7:30 PM.  We'll have the 7:30 game each night with the local team playing the Southeast Regional winner on Sunday... and, the New England representative on Monday night.  On Tuesday... we'll have the game between Western New York champ Onondaga, and Pacific Northwest Champion Columbia Basin, Washington.  The broadcast schedule is on-line at mediaonegroupradio.com.
BR Tournament Director says charactor and discipline are big parts of teams...
The Jamestown area is about to be introduced to some fine young men, who play excellent baseball.  That's the assessment of Eugene Reynolds.  He's come to Jamestown from Alexander City, Alabama to be the Tournament Director for the 16 to 18 year old Babe Ruth World Series.  He says "charactor" comes first when the teams are selected to begin tournament play.  Reynolds has been Tournament Director for about a dozen World Series for 16 to 18 year-olds.  He says this level of Babe Ruth can be a real springboard for talented players... with some players making the major leagues in just a few years.  Reynolds complimented the Jamestown Babe Ruth committee for its work over the last year. The series is now underway at Diethrick Park.
Five-Star Urgent Care, Aspen Dental building opens in Lakewood...
One of New York's fastest growing urgent care providers has opened a second location in the Jamestown-area... along with a new dental office.  Five-Star Urgent Care... and, Aspen Dental... are now open at there new location at 390 East Fairmount Avenue in Lakewood.  Five Star's Regional Physician Assistant Jennilee Foster, says they're excited to now be up and running.  They're open seven-days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  She says no appiontment is needed... but, adds you can go on-line and save a spot in line.  Just Google Five-Star Urgent Care.  The 6,700 square foot building is about equally shared by Five-Star, and Aspen Dental.

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