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Sunday afternoon and evening's high winds affected trees, power lines and utility poles in the city of Jamestown, causing scattered power outages across the city..... 

Board of Public Utilities Spokeswoman Becky Robbins says crews were initially called out about 2 PM Sunday to deal with outages in parts of Celoron, West Ellicott, the Peck-Settlement Road, Buffalo Street Extension and Willard Street Extension.  Robbins says most everyone was restored by 7 PM last night.  A pole and transformer on Seventh Street in Celoron was knocked down by a falling tree and, crews had that repaired by mid-evening.  If you are experiencing any power loss issues, call the BPU Trouble Line at 661-1640.

A former Cattaraugus County woman -- now living in Buffalo -- was arrested during a traffic stop in Franklinville for allegedly trafficking illegal drugs.....  

Members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and the Franklinville Police Department pulled over 34 year-old Heidi Jankowiak on Route 16 early Saturday morning and, found her in possession of about 11 grams of crack-cocaine and three prescription pills used to treat hyperactivity.  Officers had a search warrant.  Jankowiak was arraigned in Freedom Town Court on charges of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.  The former Franklinville resident was then sent to the Cattaraugus County Jail with bail pending.  

Howling winds and falling temperatures didn't keep the fans of Four-H from attending the annual 'Green Tie Affair' at Chautauqua Suites in Mayville, Sunday evening.....

Kate Ewer, Four-H educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension, was ecstatic, with just under 600 people in attendance.  The dinner is an important fund raiser, helping to sustain Four-H through the year and Kate Ewer says it appears they made the goal of $25,000,  earning $10,000 on pies, alone.  Four-H offers a wide variety of programming for hundreds of young people across Chautauqua County.  

There was no final resolution reported but, one of the Congressional members involved in U-S -- Chinese trade negotiations earlier this month is feeling positive about the latest round of talks between the two sides.....  

President Trump and Chinese trade officials held their latest negotiations last Wednesday and, local Congressman Tom Reed says he's optimistic that an agreement may be reached sooner rather than later.

No one has said whether there will be an agreement produced by this coming Friday's deadline, when new trade tariffs go in place on goods sent between the two counrties.  The president, along with U-S Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, sat down with a Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He, that country's top economic official.  The talks between Lighthizer and Liu were the second major meeting scheduled between the two countries since President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping hashed out a temporary truce at the G-20 summit in December. 

A fugitive from justice from northwestern Pennsylvania has been arrested during a traffic stop in the town of Mina for allegedly hitting an officer in the face.....  

Sheriff's deputies say they pulled over 25 year-old Steven Combs of Wattsburg on Route 426 about 11:30 last Friday night for an equipment violation.  Officers found Combs had an outstanding arrest warrent in Erie County, Pennsylvania but, when they tried to arrest him, Combs hit one of the deputies.  After a brief struggle, Combs was taken into custody and, was awaiting arrangment on charges including fugitive from justice, resisting arrest, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, second-degree harassment, and unlicensed operation.

The Democratic governors of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Oregon and Illinois are teaming up to fight a provision in the 2017 federal tax overhaul that they say is hurting their economies..... 

The five leaders met last Friday in Washington, D.C., to discuss efforts to urge Congress to repeal the law's $10,000 cap on the federal deduction for state and local taxes.  With the cap, residents in high-tax states could see substantial increases in federal taxes.  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the cap could prompt wealthy residents to flee New York, contributing to a recent drop in state tax receipts.  New York is leading a lawsuit challenging the provision.  Republican President Donald Trump has praised the tax changes but says he's heard it's causing problems for some New Yorkers.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says Amazon's backing out of a deal to put one of its second headquarters in New York City is the "greatest tragedy" he has seen since he's been in government....  

Cuomo said on public radio station WAMC late last week that losing the Amazon deal makes him sick to his stomach.  Cuomo's public comments were his first on the topic since his office issued a statement February 14th, the day the Seattle-based internet retailer announced it was backing out of an agreement to redevelop a site in Queens.  Cuomo again blamed fellow Democrats who control the state Senate.  They include Senator Michael Gianaris, who represents the Long Island City neighborhood where Amazon wanted to base 25,000 jobs.  Emails requesting comment were sent to the offices of Gianaris and the Senate majority.

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