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Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello is issuing a travel advisory for Chautauqua County due to weather conditions.... 

Speaking to Dennis Webster this morning, he says Department of Public Facilities Director Brad Bentley is estimating about one-inch an hour is falling, with the most accumulation across the Chautauqua Ridge south.  With blizzard-like conditions this early in the season, Borello says snow crews are doing the best they can.

Borello says representatives from Homeland Security are also here in the county to assist with snow removal at the direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Individuals who are traveling are advised to slow down and use extreme caution. The National Weather Service in Buffalo has Winter Storm Watch remains in effect through 6 p.m. tonight.  

An unidentified man is being sought after he allegedly held up the Dollar General Store in Warren County's Pine Grove Township last weekend....  

State Police in Warren say the white male had his face covered as he entered the store on Route 62 shortly after 2 p.m. last Sunday afternoon.  Troopers say the man was wearing camoflage pants, and a greenish colored hoodie.  He allegedly demanded cash from the register, and left with an undisclosed amount of money.  He was last seen driving north on Route 62 in what appeared to be a blue Ford Explorer with tan trim.  Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call State Police at (814)728-3600.


Some places in Chautauqua County are looking at upwards of a foot and a half of snow by tonight that's causing tough travel conditions and power outages across the region...  

The National Weather Service in Buffalo is continuing a Winter Storm Warning through 6:00 tonight and -- as the snow continues to pile up -- Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace says you may want to consider putting off a trip if it's not necessary.

Route 60 was closed earl Tuesday morning in both directions from Route 83 near Laona to Bard Road in Cassadaga because of a disabled tractor-trailer.  Meanwhile, a slew of accidents were reported throughout the county including one that shut-down a portion of Interstate-90 near Silver Creek.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is again dismissing talk that he will run for president....  

Asked about a possible presidential run on New York City public radio Tuesday, Cuomo said he is ruling out the idea.  The Democrat won a third term earlier this month and has repeatedly said he isn't planning to run for the White House in 2020.  Before the election he said only his own death would prevent him from finishing a third term as governor.  Cuomo's repeated denials haven't ended the speculation.  The Associated Press reported last week that Cuomo has contacted some Democrats in Iowa, home to the influential Iowa Caucus.  Cuomo dismissed the report as false.  He said Tuesday that Democrats need someone with both experience and credibility to beat President Donald Trump.

Some lengthy negotiations and a lot of "give and take..." has allowed the city of Jamestown and it's Board of Public Utilities to reach a new water and sewer agreement with the town of Ellicott...  

The BPU approved the agreement during it's regular meeting Monday afternoon and, City Council approved the proposal unanimously at Monday night's meeting.  Mayor Sam Teresi, who is also BPU President, says he voted for the new agreement at the BPU meeting because it's "good for the city."  Customers will now pay 200-percent of the city rate and he says this new, 10-year deal is unique.

Teresi says the 200-percent payment rate on water is in-line with what they have with the village of Lakewood, towns of Busti and North Harmony and, parts of the town of Kiantone.  In return, the BPU and the city will be providing maintenance and repair services for the town's water and sewer lines.  Teresi and Ellicott Town Supervisor Pat McLaughlin will now sign the new municipal agreement.

The homeless, and others in need of shelter with the arrival of cold weather was the focus of "Giving Tuesday" across the Jamestown-area....  

The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County pushed donors to help several local programs that helps people in need of housing.  That from United Way Coordinator of Marketing and Resource Development Cynde Johnson, who says prizes were being offered to people who donate to programs like the UCAN City Mission and, The Salvation Army's Anew Center.

The phone number for the United Way is 483-1561.  Johnson says the UCAN City Mission alone has provided more than 4,000 safe and secure bed nights to homeless men so far this year.  Giving Tuesday also high-lighted the work of the YWCA in Jamestown's Transitions program for women as part of #NYGivesDay.  

A Democrat who came close to unseating indicted Republican Chris Collins in New York's most conservative congressional district has formally conceded....  

Nate McMurray told reporters Monday he's decided against pursuing a recount or possible legal action after losing in the western New York district by less than a percentage point.  Instead, he announced the creation of a grassroots organization, "Fight Like Hell", that McMurray says will be a voice for people who feel disenfranchised or apathetic toward politics.  McMurray, the town supervisor of the town of Grand Island, says his concession comes with "some regret."   He says he'll run for office again "when the time is right."  Collins is scheduled to stand trial in 2020 after pleading not guilty to federal charges of insider trading and lying to the FBI.

Authorities in western New York are seeking the public's help in finding the driver of a pickup truck that struck a sheriff's deputy after last Sunday's Buffalo Bills game, leaving him with a serious arm injury....  

The Erie County Sheriff's Office says the deputy was directing traffic at Big Tree Road and Route 219 in Orchard Park around 4:30 p.m. Sunday when he was hit by a dark-colored Ford F-250 pickup with a full, rear window hunting-related decal.  Deputies say the vehicle continued traveling east on Big Tree Road and turned left onto Route 219 and drove north.  The deputy was taken to a Buffalo hospital for treatment.  Deputies asking anyone who may have seen the vehicle or knows of a similar truck to call the sheriff's office.

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