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A Mayville woman is jailed on $20,000 bail following her arrest Wednesday morning for allegedly being found illegally possessing several drugs during a traffic stop in Mayville.......  

Sheriff's deputies say they spotted a car operating without a valid inspection sticker just after 11 a.m. and, subsequently stopped the vehicle.  Further investigation revealed the operator, 24 year-old Allison Syper, was driving while impaired by drugs.  Syper was found to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine, suboxone, clonazepam.  Officers say her passenger, 23 year-old Robert Keech of Stockton, was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.  Syper was jailed on charges including third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and, two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.  Keech was released to probation on one count of criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

A city man faces drug possession charges after police found several controlled substances stuffed in his pants Thursday morning...  

Officers say they stopped a vehicle at the intersection of North Main and West 7th Streets for operating without headlights and, found 24 year-old Robert Comber sitting in the passenger seat.  Comber was found to have a bench warrant out of Jamestown and Chautauqua County Courts.  Investigation revealed he was allegedly in possession of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine stuffed in his pants.  Officers also found Comber to be in possession of multiple baggies containing heroin packaged to sell and a digital scale.  He was taken to the city jail to await arraignment. 

President Donald Trump's announced withdrawl of about 22-hundred U-S troops from Syria caught military officials and, most lawmakers by surprise....  

While some voiced their opposition to move, local Congressman Tom Reed said he supported the withdrawl and added that he opposed President Obama's decision to send troops there to help eliminate ISIS in Syria's Civil War.  Reed believes consolidating a Middle Eastern base in Iraq is the way to go.

Several lawmakers and, military officials quickly expressed concerns that ISIS rebels will re-group in the region.  One of them was U-S Senator Lindsey Graham.  However, after initially opposing the move, Graham said -- after a recent meeting with President Trump -- he changed his mind.  He says that Trump told him that there would be a gradual withdrawl.

For the first time ever, The Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York is bringing a symposium to Jamestown, on Saturday, January 26.... 

Judy Christian, the President and CEO of the Alliance, says the focus will be helping people with lupus and other auto-immune diseases manage their symptoms.  The program will be at the Carnahan Theater at JCC from to 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with no cost.  One of the presenters will be acclaimed Physical Therapist, Chris Nentarz.  Judy Christian says he will offer the tools for mindfulness, breathing, exercise and fitness, in a very accessible way.  Lunch will be provided.  Registration is required.  Call 835-7161 Ext. 2, or go online to LupusLearning.org.  

A Jamestown woman faces obstruction and endangering the welfare of a child charges following a well-fare check early yesterday morning....  

City police responded to 14-14 East 2nd Street shortly after midnight to check on a child possibly in danger, crying and screaming.  Officers say they could hear the child in a locked apartment inside the building crying for her mother.  After numerous attempts to make contact with anyone in the apartment, police officers reportedly breached the door, which they found to be barricaded.  They say 22 year-old Kristen Capizzi was taken into custody and, is being held pending arraignment. 

Development officials in the city of Dunkirk will be focusing their energies on revitalizing the area in and around the Coburn Block in the north county city during 2019....  

That from Mayor Willie Rosas, who says they want to bring more traffic to that portion of the city, which has been on the decline with the closing of P&G Foods and the fire that destroyed the Masonic Temple nearly 10 years ago.

Rosas says there are a couple of projects that are already on the drawing board, including a new buyer for the Coburn building who is looking to bring some commercial and residental use back to the structure.  He also noted out that a new business will be formally announced in the near future, including a Lasertron.  That would be similar to the one in Buffalo.  Meanwhile, he indicated that work will begin soon on the construction of the new Cold Storage Warehouse facility on Roberts Road in the city.  The project received the support of the city and the Chautauqua County IDA last year. 

National Grid and union representatives have reached a tentative agreement after a bitter contract dispute left about 1,200 employees locked out for months in Massachusetts...  

The utility and two United Steelworkers locals said in a joint statement Wednesday night that the terms of the agreement will be presented to union members by January 7.  It said details would not be released until members are able to vote.  This week, the governor signed legislation to extend unemployment benefits for employees who have been locked out since July.  There had been hope recently that a breakthrough might be in sight.  National Grid also serves customers in Rhode Island and New York.

The Jamestown-area man who allegedly set a dozen fires in the Jamestown and Falconer area in March of 2017 is now being held in the Chautauqua County Jail -- awaiting trial....  

Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson says the cases in Pennsylvania involving 20-year-old Jonathan Young were resolved by late Summer, allowing him to be sent back to Chautauqua County, where he faces about two-dozen charges.

Young was serving a sentence in the Butler County Jail in Pennsylvania.  The charges in Chautauqua County stem from more than a dozen fires in the south county area, including a major fire that damaged a half-block area in the Village of Falconer.  A January 22 trial date has been set after a plea deal was rejected by Young's attorney.  It's our second-biggest story of the year.

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