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Conewango Valley man identified as victim in Route 83 fatal accident early Friday morning...
A Conewango Valley man has been identified as the person killed when his sports utility vehicle collided with a gasoline tanker truck early Friday morning on Route 83 in the town of Ellington.  State Police say 22 year-old Ramon Spunaugle was driving the southbound Jeep about 1:30 a.m. when his car crossed the center line.  Troopers say the driver of the northbound tanker, Steven Warner, tried to avoid the collision... but, was unable to.  State Police called in their Collision Reconstruction Unit... and, Route 83 was closed for several hours after the accident.  No one else was hurt in the crash.  The Chautauqua County HazMat Team was called into clean up a fuel spill into a ditch at the scene.

Limestone man sentenced to 220 months for Child Pornography...
A Cattaraugus County man will spend more than 18 years in federal prison following his conviction for receiving child pornography.  U-S Attorney James Kennedy, Junior said Friday that 63 year-old Kevin Fox of Limestone was sentenced to 220 months in prison... and, lifetime supervised release by U.S. District Judge Lawrence Vilardo.  Prosecutors say their investigation began when they learned that Fox -- in May of 2016 -- had persuaded an adult female to find two minor males, and engage in sexual activity with them for the purpose of producing a video or still picture depiction.  The woman was then able to meet a 16 and 17-year-old through Craigslist and persuaded them to have sex with her.  She took several pictures with each... and, allegedly sent them to Fox's phone.

Teresi says after reviewing city charter, ethics ruled, he had no problem with DeJoy investing to reopen former Friendly's restaurant...
Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi says... after careful review... he has no problems with his director of development taking on a major investment role in a new restaurant in the Brooklyn Square area.  However... Teresi does admit that it was kind of a surprise when he was informed a short time ago by Vince DeJoy that he was going to lease the former Friendly's Restaurant so it could be operated by the restaurant's former General Manager.  He says DeJoy came into his office before the announcement that he wanted to invest in helping Marcy Parenti operate the new "Jimmy's Hometown Restaurant."  Teresi says DeJoy's family stepped forward to help Parenti because she didn't have the up-front money to do so.  Earlier this month... DeJoy announced that he was using about $155,000 from an inheritance from an uncle to pay the lease for the new, family restaurant.  After reviewing the city code, and ethics law... Teresi says they determined DeJoy could go ahead with the deal.  However... he will have to recuse himself when similar businesses come to the city for help.  The new restaurant did receive a $55,000 low-interest loan from the county's Industrial Development Agency for the new business. 

Liuzzo among candidates receiving Libertarian endorsements to run for office...
A Jamestown City Councilman defeated in the recent Republican Primary to run for mayor will have another line on the ballot in November... if he decides to accept it.  Chautauqua County Libertarian Party Chairman Andrew Kolstee says party members nominated their slate of candidates during their monthly meeting in Bemus Point Thursday night... and, announced they are backing Andrew Liuzzo to run for mayor.  In addition... Kolstee says they endorsed incumbant Tony Dolce to run in Ward-Two... Brittnay Spry in the Fourth-Ward... and, Raven Mason-Thompson for At-Large.  In addition... Libertarians endorsed Rudy Mueller for Busti Town Supervisor... Russ Payne for Carroll Town Supervisor.  Kolstee says the candidates have been given forms to sign to accept their nominations.

Borrello says parts of "A Quiet Place II" to be filmed in Chautauqua County... 
Chautauqua County will serve as the back-drop for part of a science fiction thriller that'll begin filming soon in Western New York.  County Executive George Borrello says Paramount Pictures will be spending about 10 days in the county filming scenes for its upcoming movie, "A Quiet Place Part II."  Borrello says crews will film scenes at a "waterfront" location after competing against other areas, including Long Island.  He says more than 400 people will be hired across upstate New York for production of the film.  He says the production could give the local economy a real shot in the arm between contractors, labor and caterers.  "A Quiet Place - Part 2"... featuring star John Krazinski will be released next March.



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