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A Jamestown man was arrested after smashing a car window during a dispute on Tuesday... 
City police responded to 505 West 7th Street for a domestic in progress. On arrival, the unidentified victim told police that 21 year-old Tyree Holland allegedly threw a rock at her vehicle, smashing the rear driver side door window. Holland was found at a nearby residence hiding in a closet and arrested for obstruction and fourth-degree criminal mischief. He's awaiting arraignment in Jamestown City Jail. 
A Jamestown man faces assault and strangulation charges for allegedly holding a person in an apartment at knifepoint on Monday... 
City police were called to 401 West 4th Street for a physical domestic incident at 9 a.m., and located a male and female in the doorway of an apartment. Officers report that the unidentified female victim was being held in the apartment with a knife by 53 year-old Russell Rea, who had an active stay away order of protection. Rea was taken to city jail pending arraignment, while the female was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. 
He's only been on the job a few days, but the county's new Department of Public Facilities Director is visiting all of the facilities that he oversees...  
Brad Bentley says there have been a lot of stops to meet some 200 workers in their facilities.
County Executive George Borrello introduced Bentley at last night's Chautauqua County Legislature meeting.  Bentley is succeeding outgoing DPF Director George Spanos who is retiring after over 30-years with the department. 
In other county legislature news, officials approved an agreement with Bemus Point Central for a school resource officer during last night's session.  The legislature also authorized the sale of Curtis Street residential property owned by JCC. Both resolutions were approved by unanimous votes.
In a quest to provide temporary, safe and nuturing households to children in need, the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Service's Home Finding Team is hosting a Foster Parent Open House this afternoon in Cassadaga... 
Officials say there are 112 children in foster care right now in the county.  Deputy Commissioner of Adult, Children, and Family Services -- Leanna Luka-Conley -- says that 55-percent of this children are 5 years-old and younger. The Foster Parent Open House runs from 4-6 p.m. at the Park United Methodist Church at 25 Maple Avenue, and is free to anyone interested in attending. For more information, call 716-661-8051. You can also visit CHQhhs.com or their Facebook page, 'CC Foster Parent'.
The New York chapter of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations -- or AFL-CIO -- has announced that it's endorsing Democratic Congressional candidate Tracy Mitrano in the state's 23rd District...  
The announcement was made in New York City, where the state AFL-CIO was holding its 2018 Committee on Political Education Convention.  Mitrano says she's "incredibly honored to receive the backing of the AFL-CIO, an organization that advocates on behalf of so many working people in our community.  Organized labor is a critical force in our state, ensuring that all working people are treated justly."  The Ithaca resident, who is seeking to unseat incumbent Republican Tom Reed, is running on a platform that includes support for federal legislation to mandate livable wages for all, paid family and medical leave, and the compensation of public sector unions. 
New York corrections officials have released a new mug shot of Mark David Chapman as the man who killed John Lennon is up for parole for a 10th time...  
The 63-year-old Chapman was scheduled to go before New York's parole board this week. A decision is expected within two weeks of the hearing.  Chapman is serving 20-to-life in the Wende Correctional Facility in western New York.  He shot and killed the former Beatle outside his Manhattan apartment on December 8 of 1980.  The state Board of Parole last denied parole to Chapman two years ago.  The latest mug shot was taken this past January 31.
The JHS Red Raider Marching Band will present a preview of this year's field show at 8 p.m. tonight  behind Jamestown High School...  
Director Meghan Murray says the public is welcome at the performance.  This the band's 'intensive week' with the 110 members of the group working all day, everyday to put together the show.  The music is drawn from the Pachelbel Canon, a piece from around 1700, that is often heard around Christmas.  Tonight's preview is free of charge.  The band's first competitive event will be the 'Fall Festival of Bands' at Strider Field in Jamestown, on the evening of September 15.  
A charity arm of the Jamestown Firefighters union will be holding it's annual "Fill the Bus" campaign to provide school supplies for two local districts next month...  
Three retired firefighters who are members of the "Axemen" organization were on hand at Monday night's Jamestown City Council meeting and, discussed their outreach effort.  Spokesman Keith Ecklund says they will be collecting September 22 for two local school districts.
Ecklund says they have collected supplies to fill a fire truck and school bus for five-years in the Jamestown district, and two in Falconer.  He says they have several collection points in thek city, including most banks and credit unions, and several businesses including Harley-Davidson of Jamestown.  Ecklund says they'll be collecting pens, pencils, eraser, folders, zipper pouches and other supplies through September 21, then "Fill the Bus" at Friendly's on September 22.  He says supply distributions will take place the week of September 24.  For more information, call Ecklund at 664-1398.
A former Department of Public Works Director for the city of Dunkirk will become the village of Fredonia's Department of Public Works Supervisor...  
Village trustees approved the appointment of Tony Gugino to the position by a unanimous vote.  Gugino says he was flattered to be given the opportunity and, he feels Fredonia is a "wonderful village," and adds his family is from there.  Gugino will begin his duties on September 4 and, will receive an annual salary of $62,000.
U-S Senator Charles Schumer says the federal government has been studying the presence of a probable cancer-causing herbicide in foods such as granola bars and oatmeal for two years but hasn't released its findings...  
Schumer discussed the issue after an environmental group released a report showing the weed-killing chemical glyphosate in oat products.  Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the Monsanto weed killer Roundup.  A California jury recently ordered Monsanto to pay $289-million in damages to a man dying of cancer.

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