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Two Jamestown men have been arrested for allegedly trafficking crack-cocaine in the city that has also been found to contain Fentanyl in it....  

That from Jamestown Police Captain Bob Samuelson, who says resident tips and complaints are being credited with helping the Metro Drug Task Force break-up an operation at 42 West 10th Street Thursday afternoon.  Samuelson says members of the task force raided an upstairs apartment about 2:30 PM and, arrested 32 year-old Ryan Stills and 55 year-old Warren Dinkens.  Samuelson says they were using the apartment strictly to sell drugs.

Samuelson says drug agents were assisted by the New York state Police K-9 unit in executing the search warrant, which helped officers find a quantity of crack, found to contain traces of Fentanyl, as well as drug paraphernalia.  He says both Stills and Dinkens are jailed pending arraignment on charges of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and, other charges may be pending.  If you have any information on illegal drug activity in the city, contact the task force at 483-TIPS, that's 483-8477.  He says you can also confidentially contact them on their Tips 4-1-1 app.

A Jamestown man wanted for failure to appear in court has been arrested for allegedly having drugs and a large amount of money in his possession....  

City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says city police took 24 year-old Jesse Nahrebeski into custody early yesterday afternoon on a city court bench warrant.  Samuelson says Nahrebeski failed to appear on a driving while ability impaired charge and, he was allegedly found with six-grams of a Fentanyl-Methamphetimine mixture.  He was also allegedly found with more than 11-thousand dollars cash in his possession.  Samuelson says Nahrebeski is being held pending arraignment on one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.  Anyone with knowledge of illegal drug activity in Jamestown is asked to contact the anonymous tips-line at 483-TIPS. You can also contact the Tips 4-1-1 app.

Jamestown's mayor is blasting the U-S Department of Transportation's decision to reject Chautauqua County's bid to get a new commercial air carrier into the County Airport near Jamestown....  

Sam Teresi says the "fight is not over" to bring Boutique Air -- or some other carrier -- into the facility.  Teresi calls the decision to not accept the application by the county, along with Boutique Air, a setback to growing the local economy.

Teresi also took a parting shot at the last air service provider, Southern Airways, which couldn't keep passenger numbers up because they were cancelling two-thirds to three-quarters of their daily flights into, and out of Jamestown.  He says you can't keep passenger counts up when that happens.  In short, Teresi says Southern was providing "rotten" service to Jamestown.  But, he praised County Executive George Borrello and Congressman Tom Reed for their continuing efforts to bring in a new commercial carrier.  He remains hopeful that a more detailed application will be accepted by the U-S DOT.

It should feel a lot more like Winter for this weekend's 33rd annual President's Day Weekend Winter Festival at Lakeside Park in Mayville...  

And, there will be an ice castle as this year's centerpiece.  That from Mayville/Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce President Sally Andriaccio, who says the castle is ready -- thanks to our frigid temperatures a couple of weeks ago.

Andriaccio says the castle will be officially lighted tonight at 6 PM in the park.  The President's Day Weekend Winter Festival will feature some new events this year, including a beer and wine tent and, a children's activity tent.   The festival runs through Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Park.

It's National American Heart Month, which promotes education and prevention of heart disease.....  

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion says 1 in 4 Americans die from heart disease each year.  Megan Barone with the UPMC Chautauqua WCA Foundation says they're celebrating heart month with the 8th annual Strike Out Heart Disease bowling event at Jamestown Bowling Company.  Barone says proceeds benefit patients at the Cardiac Rehab Center at UPMC Chautauqua.  One patients is Jamestown's Cody Krandall, who received a heart transplant after a virus unexplainably attacked his original heart. The 25 year-old says his experience has opened doors to awareness of becoming an organ donor. He says New York state has "long had poor participation in organ donor programs.  He says healthy people have the chance to give people a "second chance at life."  Brenda Fitzgerald is the head of the Cardiac Rehabiliation Center at UPMC Chautauqua, which has helped numerous heart patients like Cody.  Again, to sign up for the 2019 Strike Out Heart Disease bowling event on Feb. 24, call Megan Barone at 664-8423.

A new exhibit at the state Capitol tells the story of New York's diverse people through images and objects reflecting 400-plus years of immigration and assimilation....
The "People of New York" exhibit now open in the East Gallery of the Capitol's second floor features six sections that explore themes illustrating how diversity began in New York and continues today.  Governor Andrew Cuomo says the exhibit highlights the contributions leaders from various races, ethnicities and religions have made across New York.  The Democrat says while the Trump administration "continues to fan the flames of division," the exhibit shows how New York's differences are the state's greatest strength.  Displays include contemporary Native American artwork, photographs of historical and contemporary figures, and archival material.

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