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SUV-Pedestrian accident in Jamestown sends one to UPMC Chautauqua...
One person was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital last night after they were struck by a Sports Utility Vehicle on the Washington Street bridge in Jamestown.  City police us the accident occured about 8:20 p.m., and, traffic in both directions was closed off for at least three-hours.  More details are expected later this morning.

Brocton man arrested on warrant, and weapons charges...
A Brocton man has been arrested for violating his probation... and, allegedly being found in possession of numerous weapon as a convicted Felon.  Sheriff's deputies went to a home on Route 20 in the town of Portland late last Friday night, and found 47 year-old Robert Harris inside.  Officers say they advised Harris that he was under arrest... and, he then tried to barricade himself inside.  Deputies eventually took Harris into custody.  Deputies say they also found Harris with several weapons in his possession.  Harris was arrested for resisting arrest... and, nine counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.  He was arraigned, and sent to the county jail without bail.

Ashville man killed in one-car crash in Mayville...
An Ashville man was killed last weekend in a single-car accident on Beaujean road in Mayville.  Sheriff's officers say they were called to the scene about 10:30 last Saturday night... and, determined the vehicle had left the roadway and struck a telephone pole.  They say the car, driven by 33 year-old Roger Beaujean, Junior, had broken in half... and, the pole caught fire.  Deputies say that Beaujean was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the crash.  He was the only person inside the vehicle.  The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Westfield Police Department and the Mayville Fire Department at the scene.

JHS Band is once again State Champions...
The members of the Jamestown High School Red Raider Marching Band are state champions, once again.  The band won top place in the Large School 2 Division at the state finals Sunday at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. The band's show, Canon, based on the famed Pachelbel Canon, has been highly rated all season.  On Sunday, the show earned 89.9 points, three points ahead of Horseheads, the second place school.  Jamestown previously won championship honors in Large School 2 in both 2014 and 2015.  The JHS band will return home later today.  The F2CS Blue and Gold Vanguard from Falconer and Frewsburg also competed. They were in the Small School 3 division of the Syracuse event... finishing 8th.  Fewer than five points separated the top eight schools in that division.  

"Mamma Mia" may have been most successful show ever at Little Theater....
The most successful show in memory at the Lucille Ball Little Theater of Jamestown closed last Saturday night.  'Mamma Mia' sold out for eight of its nine performances.  Theater President, Bob Ostrom, was thrilled... calling the show a "phenominal success."  He says it was at least the most successful show they've had in 30 years.  'Mamma Mia' was directed by Helen Merrill.  She said it was terrific to have so many people leaving the theater feeling good... and added, "We need that so badly in our lives." The next show at Little Theater will be a 'Holiday Review'... on stage the weekend of Dec. 15.  

City Council to consider deferring JLDC loan repayments for Jamestown Brewing Company...
A delay in the shipment of materials for the new Jamestown Brewing Company has led creditors, including the city of Jamestown, to look at deferring loan payments.  The City Council tonight will vote at 7:30 p.m. on a plan to extend the time the company, slated to go into the former Jamestown Renaissance Center, can repay it's $180,000 Jamestown Local Development Corporation loan, from 7 to 8 years.  Finance Committee Chairman Tony Dolce says his panel recently approved the measure.  At-Large Councilman Andrew Liuzzo says he understands the delay in the project... but, did ask what happens if the brewing company were to default on the loan.  City Development Director Vince DeJoy noted that all creditors are in agreement to extending the time to the business so it can get up and running... and, he says they all want to see the new business succeed.  Under the new terms of the loan... Jamestown Brewing will not have to make a payment for the first six-months the loan has been out. 

Forestville man arrested for allegedly providing alcohol to minors...
A north county man has been arrested for allegedly supplying alcohol to minors... and, getting into a fight with one of the people at a home in Forestville.  Sheriff's officers were called to the scene on Pearl Street shortly before 9 p.m. Friday on a report of a disorderly person... and, found that 41 year-old Joel Tefft had allegedly supplied alcohol to minors and allowed those minors to get drunk.  Tefft is also accused of engaging in a fight with a person at the home... and, caused that person to sustain injuries.  He is charged with third-degree assault... two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and first-degree Unlawful Dealing with a Minor.  He was arraigned and sent to the County Jail one $1,000 cash bail.

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