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WJTN Headlines for Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Wolfpack defeated Moriah second-year in a row to win State Class-D HS Football title...
The Clymer/Sherman/Panama Wolfpack defeated Moriah 47-6 in today’s State Public High School Class D championship game at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.  The win the Wolfpack’s second title in as many years, and the win at the Carrier Dome was the second straight over Moriah.  Jon Swabik was Most Valuable Player of the game for Clymer/Sherman/Panama in the game broadcast on Media One station WJTN.  The Wolfpack jumped out to a 20-0 lead before half-time, and was never headed.  Congratulations to the Wolfpack!

 
Woman from Gerry arrested for allegedly transporting numerous drugs on CARTS Bus after she's found sleeping...
A Gerry woman has been arrested for allegedly being in possession of several kinds of drugs after she was found sleeping on a Chautauqua Area Rural Transit System bus late Wednesday.  State Police in Jamestown say they found the woman, 33 year-old Amanda Sendall, was sought on two outstanding warrants.  As she was being arrested... Troopers say they found Sendall in possession of three smoking devices containing methamphetamine residue... a spoon with meth residue... five suboxone strips... a bag containing several kinds of pills... including 22 acetaminophen and hydrocodone pills.  Sendall faces charges including four counts each of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... and possesssion of controlled substances by Ultimate users original container.  She was taken to the county jail pending arraignment.


Celoron man arrested in Kennedy for alleged assault and imprisonment in Kennedy... 
A man from Celoron is jailed for allegedly assaulting a woman in her home in Kennedy in front of two young children.  State Police in Jamestown were called to the scene late Tuesday... and, troopers say they found the victim with a swollen eye.  Police say their investigation revealed that Andrew Holcomb kicked the victim in the face, barricaded the victim inside the home, and took her phone... which prevented her from calling 9-1-1 for help.  Prior to troopers arriving... they say Holcomb fled the scene in a vehicle that he took from another person without their permission.  Holcomb was arrested at his home on charges includien second-degree menacing... unlawful imprisonment... and, third-degree Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.


Salvation Army in need of bellringers, donations for holiday season...
As you do 'Black Friday' shopping today... the Salvation Army hopes you'll drop some coins in the kettle.  Better yet, drop some dollars.  Major Kim Merchant of the Salvation Army in Jamestown reported that as of Wednesday, the campaign was already trying to make up ground.  Compared to last year, Merchant says they trail in fundraising by $6,000.  But, she adds they lost some days because Thanksgiving was late this year.  This year's goal for the Jamestown Salvation Army Kettle Campaign is $117,000.  In addition to accepting Apple Pay and Google Pay this year, the local campaign is going to have its first ever 24-hour kettle at the Lakewood Walmart on Dec. 13.  Merchant says an anonymous donor is matching up to $2,500 donated that day.  For more information... call the Salvation Army at 664-4108.


City man arrested in alleged Domestic Stand-Off...
A Jamestown man has been arrested for an alleged domestic incident which led to an hour-long stand-off with police on the city's weststside.  Jamestown Police were called to a Palmer Street address just before 3 p.m. Wednesday for a person who had unlawfully entered the basement of a home there.  Officers say the suspect, 29 year-old Wayne Snyder, Junior, had an order of protection to stay away from the home... and, tried to talk him out of the basement.  However... he refused, and he made several threats to harm himself.  However... he was later taken into custody without incident, and taken to the city jail on charges including first-degree criminal contempt... second-degree criminal trespass... and obstruction.


Reed says state's "liberal policies" are to blame as deficit tops $6-Billion...
New reports indicate that New York state is now facing a just over $6-billion budget deficit as officials begin work on a new spending plan for the next fiscal year.  Those reports show a $6.1 billion to $6.2-billion shortfall... and, that's raising a lot of red flags among both state and federal leaders.  Local Congressman Tom Reed puts the blame squarely on the state, and Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Reed says the Democrats "extreme liberal" agenda and big government spending.  Reed says it's causing people to leave the state, because they know that if this kind of spending continues, they're going to be left "holding the bag.  Cuomo recently gave a handful of reasons for what was first reported as a $3-Billion to $4-Billion spending gap in the current year's budget.  He did note Medicaid spending had increased... but, also said federal reimbursements were down.  Some have blamed President Trump and Congress for eliminating the State and Local Tax -- or SALT Deduction -- over 10-thousand dollars.  However... Reed says that that doesn't involve state -- but, federal taxes.  He adds about 98-percent of the people in his district are not affected by the changes to SALT. 


State announces date for Summer Camp registration...
Winter hasn't officially begun but New York state officials are already urging families to start thinking about summer camp.  Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos says online registration for the agency's 2020 summer camps opens on Jan. 26.  Parents are encouraged to register early since some weeks fill up quickly.  The department operates four residential camps.  They are Colby in Saranac Lake, Camp DeBruce in Livingston Manor, Camp Rushford in Caneadea and Pack Forest in Warrensburg.  The camps offer weeklong programs in conservation education for children ages 11 through 17.  Activities include fishing, bird watching, fly-tying, archery, canoeing, hiking, camping, orienteering and hunter safety.  One week of camp costs $350 per child.