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A Winter storm with snow and the coldest air of the season is slated to be in the Jamestown-area by early this weekend....  

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from Saturday afternoon through Sunday night for almost all of the upstate region.  In addition to temperatures around zero by Sunday, Forecaster Dan Kelly with the National Weather Service in Buffalo says we'll also see strong winds during the storm.  The National Weather Service says at this time, greater than six inches of snow is possible.

The top official with the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce says there were some good things for the business community in Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State message... 

President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Tranum said yesterday, that the positives include making the state's 2-percent Property Tax Cap permanent.  Tranum says the state needs to continue to mitigate taxes, including the fees on energy.  He says there are a lot of fees that have been added over the past several years.  The Chamber is pleased that Governor Cuomo continues to include funding for workforce investment programs.

A Jamestown woman and her juvenile passenger were arrested for drug possession during a traffic stop on Tuesday....  

State Police say 33 year-old Peggysue Goldsmith was pulled over for speeding on Interstate-86 in Stow and, while speaking to her, allegedly smell marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.  A Trooper's K-9 Unit aided in the search of the car, which, found Goldsmith in possession of 29 hydrocodone pills and over 25-grams of marijuana on the unidentified juvenile's person.  Both were placed into custody and, Peggysue was released with an appearance ticket for North Harmony Town Court later in the month. while the child was issued a ticket for Chautauqua County Family Court. 

A Falconer woman was arrested for drug possession following a probation visit at her home Wednesday afternoon....  

Ellicott Town Police say they assisted Chautauqua County Probation officers at 33 year-old Alisha Zuck's residence at 2:15 PM.  Police say she was allegedly found in possession of a quantity of cocaine during the home visit and, she was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.  Zuck was issued an appearance ticket for Ellicott Town Court at a later date. 

There is a change in location for the new hospital that Brooks-TLC Hospital System wants to build in the North County area....  

The hospital system has announced that it is now considering a 30-acre site on East Main Street in the village of Fredonia.  Brooks President and Chief Executive Officer Mary LaRowe explains why they decided to make a change from the original proposed site on East Main Road in the Town of Pomfret.

LaRowe says there will not be any major changes to the new facility, she says the building will lay at a slightly different angle than was previously planned.  LaRowe says a groundbreaking is expected on the new site this spring and, the new hospital facility is now slated to open sometime in 2020.

A Rochester man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a car from a business on Route 60 in the town of Ellicott and, driving it to Rochester.....  

Ellicott Town Police say 25 year-old Steven Prescha allegedly stole the vehicle on January 9 and, the car was recovered the following day.  Officers say an arrest warrant was issued and, Presha was arrested by State Police in Rochester.  He's now being held in the Chautauqua County Jail pending further court action.

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