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Corry, PA residents arrested for drug, gun possession during traffic stop in Mayville...
Two Corry, Pennsylvania residents have been arrested in Mayville following a traffic stop for allegedly trafficking drugs, and being in possession of a stolen handgun.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers say they stopped a car on Route 430 just before 3 a.m. Saturday for a traffic violation.  However... the two subjects in the car... 42 yer-old Jerry Roneker, Jr. and 26 year-old Lyndsey Sventek... were trying to conceal drugs in plain view.  Officers found that Sventek was wanted on a Felony warrant from Crawford County, PA, and, Roneker was found with the loaded-handgun... which had been reported stolen from the Warren-area.  A search of the car found they were in possession of over 2 ounces of methamphetamine, a large quantity of MDMA and Xanax pills, heroin, scales, packaging materials, and over $10,000 in cash.  Both subjects were arrested.  Roneker faces several charges... many of them Felonies... including second and third-degree criminal possession controlled substance... and, Felony criminal possession weapon.  Sventek was charged with second and third-degree criminal possession controlled substance... and, criminally using drug paraphernalia.  Both were arraigned, and sent to the county jail no bail set.

City man arrested following car-pedestrian accident involving his son...
A Jamestown man is jailed following a car pedestrian accident in which his son was struck last Friday night.  City Police say the unidentified boy was hit at the corner of Washington and Sixth Streets just after 6:30 p.m.  The boy's father, 29 year old Jonathan Graham, told the driver not to call police to report the incident, because there was a warrant out for his arrest... and, he said he didn't want to go to jail.  Officers later found Graham and his son at the North Main Street 7-11 Store.  He admitted that he refused to let his son have treatment due to the warrant.  It was found that city police had a warrant for Graham's arrest... and, he was additionally charged with endangering the welfare of a child.  Graham was jailed pending arraignment.

Chautauqua and part of Erie Counties under High Wind Warning...
The National Weather Service has now upgraded our High Wind Watch... to begin tonight... to a High Wind Warning.  That as a storm system will bring some gusty winds to portions of Chautauqua and Erie counties over the second-half of the weekend.  Forecaster Heather Kenyon in Buffalo says the warning runs from 7 this evening, to 11 p.m. Sunday.  Kenyon says wind gusts, though, won't be as strong as the last wind event that occurred about two weeks ago... and will be mainly in the lower terrain area along the Lake Erie shoreline.  But... Kenyon says the winds could get strong enough to bring down some trees and powerlines. 

Young pleased with candidates coming forward seeking to replace her in Senate... 
Local State Senator Cathy Young says she is encouraged by the response of potential candidates interested in running for her seat, now that she is leaving the State Senate in just a few days.  Young, who has been a Senate member since in 2005, is leaving the Senate to head up Cornell University's Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture.  Earlier this week... Young spoke about the process of selecting a successor... saying there are many qualified candidates coming forward.  Young says there is a lot of uncertainty, because of the changes were made in the State's election laws earlier this year.  She also hopes that her Senate offices remain open after she leaves the post.  Young praises the work of her staff over the years, saying they have handled thousands of constituent cases each year.  The Olean Republican will leave the Senate on Sunday, to begin her new duties on Monday.

Full Moon Rising Bakery opens in new location in Jamestown...
There's a new bakery open on Jamestown's eastside... and, if you like birthday parties... Full Moon Rising Bakery on East Third Street is the place to be.  The ribbon was cut on the bakery... located in the former Humidor.  Full Moon Rising Owner, Andrea Latona, says she's excited to be in their new location... one that she knows well.  Latona says they're in the former Humidor News Store location -- next to the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts.  Full Moon Rising has a lot of bright and brilliant colors on the walls... and, on many of their sweet treats.  Latona says the buildings owners, and people at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, have made for a pleasant move.  She says her love of planning her children's birthdays got her going in the business.  Latona says they've open six days a week.  She says they're open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays... and, Saturdays.  They're open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays when the Reg is doing shows... and, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.  Their website is Fullmoonrisingbakeryjtny.com.

Make sure to "Spring Ahead," as Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday...

Don't forget to "Spring Ahead" before you go to bed tonight... as Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday.  The time change is considered by local fire departments to be an ideal time for residents to change the batteries in their smoke, and CO detectors.  In addition... AAA is remindering motorists to proper adjustments in for safer travel.  Officials say many will find on Monday that their normal morning commute will be darker than they’re used to, which can be especially dangerous for pedestrians and children waiting at bus stops.  So, make sure to turn your clocks ahead one hour before retiring for the evening.

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