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It's been a Veteran's Day Weekend full of observances of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and, those continued yesterday with a program at Jamestown Community College....  

The Armistice was signed to signal the end of World War-One but, was not formally recognized until a year later when then President Woodrow Wilson formally declared it as Armistice Day.  JCC's Accessibility Services Director Donald Poole read part of what Wilson said that day, adding that it formally became a national holiday 27 years later.

To commemorate the Federal Holiday Monday, JCC Veteran's Coordinator Melissa Stormer says they had a panel discussion, with veteran's sharing their stories with students and staff.  Between their three main campuses, Stormer says there are roughly 100 veteran's who currently attend Jamestown Community College.  The Veteran's Day observances at Veteran's Park, and at Third and Main Streets in Jamestown were held Sunday -- which was actually Veteran's Day.

One person has died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash in the town of Ellicott last weekend...  

Ellicott Police say they responded to the crash on Route 60 near Van Cobb Road just before 7 p.m. Saturday and, determined a southbound vehicle on Route 60 entered the northbound lane, and struck an on-coming vehicle.  Officers say the unidentified south-bound operator was found unresponsive inside the vehicle and was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.  The investigation is continuing into what caused the crash. Ellicott police were assisted at the scene by state police, Fluvanna Fire, and the Sheriff's Department. 

A city man is now jailed without bail after he was identified as the alleged bandit during a brazened day-light robbery at the 7-Eleven store on the city's eastside last Friday afternoon...  

Jamestown Police Captain Bob Samuelson says 48 year-old Reinaldo Lugo allegedly stole a Chevy Cavalier earlier in the day and, later drove it to the store at 10-11 East Second Street shortly before 2 p.m. Friday.  However, Samuelson says they found some video, and other evidence that led them to Lugo, who was arrested Sunday.

Samuelson says the larceny charge stems from the taking of the car on Kipp Street.  He says Lugo stole the money because he needed it for his illegal drug habit.  He says Lugo never displayed a gun to the employee in the store and no one was hurt.  Lugo was arraigned Monday morning and sent to the county lock-up.  Samuelson says they are working with the District Attorney's office, and more charges are pending.

A Jamestown man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a relative with a knife during a domestic incident early last weekend...  

City police were called to the scene on Hall Avenue just after 10 a.m. last Friday and, found that 38 year-old Timothy Snyder had attacked the person with the knife, but the victim sustained only minor injuries and did not require medical treatment.  Snyder was arrested and, was also found to have been involved in another incident last Wednesday.  He was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree menacing and assault, and, aggravated family offense.  Snyder was arraigned and sent to the county jail with bail to be set.

The man who has been Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace's "right-hand man" for the past 13 years is retiring at the end of the year...  

Sheriff Gerace - who was defeated in the recent election -- says Undersheriff Charles Holder has held the position since 2006.  Gerace says Holder has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.  Prior to being appointed Undersheriff., Holder was the agency's Captain, Sergeant and Academy Director of the Zone 13 Training.  Holder was the Team Supervisor of the County Fire Investigation Team and the Crisis Negotiation Team.  Gerace says Holder will become the new Emergency Planning Coordinator for the SUNY College at Fredonia.  He thanked Holder for his "many years of service, dedication and professionalism."  His retirement will become effective in December.

New York state residents will be able to apply for $372-million in federal home heating assistance starting this week....  

The Home Energy Assistance Program, or HEAP, helps low-and middle-income people heat their homes.  HEAP applications will be accepted by local social service departments beginning Tuesday.  Eligible household can receive a one-time regular HEAP benefit of up to $726.  State officials anyone living outside of New York City can apply for a regular HEAP benefit online at myBenefits.ny.gov. New York City residents can download the application and mail it in.  Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

A storm system passing to the south of the area will bring a mix of snow and rain to the area through today... 

Forecaster Dan Kelly of the National Weather Service in Buffalo says the greatest amount of snow will be over the hilltops, while it will be more of a rain-snow mix near the Lake Erie shore. Kelly says snowfall amounts are expected to range from 2-4 inches over the higher elevations, while only an inch is being projected closer to the lake.  Lake effect snow is expected to kick in today but, snowfall amounts are not expected to be anywhere near the totals that were reported from the north county during Saturday's storm.  We'll have the latest forecast coming up shortly. 

Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment... 

That's the conclusion a pair of scientists reached in studying the decline in harvest of four commercially important species of shellfish in coastal areas from Maine to North Carolina.  The scientists say their work shows change in the climate and environment, and not overfishing, is the reason for the shellfish decline.  The lead author of the study is Clyde MacKenzie, a shellfish researcher for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration based in Sandy Hook, New Jersey.  The work focused on eastern oysters, northern quahogs, softshell clams and northern bay scallops.  MacKenzie says one of the ways warming has negatively impacted shellfish is by making them more susceptible to predators.

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