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City police investigating reported drive-by shooting on Jamestown's southside Christmas Day...
Jamestown police have been investigating a possible drive-by shooting early Christmas Day that occured on Newland Avenue.  City police confirm this morning there was an incident... but, no details have yet been released.  The Post-Journal is reporting a witness told dispatchers that two vehicles, a dark-colored SUV and a silver sedan, may have been involved and that a nearby window had been struck.  However... no injuries were reported.  Another witness later told police the two vehicles may have been chasing the other when four to five shots were heard in an area east of Forest Avenue.

Bear Lake woman arrested for DUI Accident in Warren Co. that downed power lines...
A Warren County, Pennsylvania woman has been arrested for driving drunk when her car crashed in Freehold Township... and, her vehicle caught fire.  State Police in Corry say they were called to the scene on Route 957 about 11:30 p.m. Monday, and found the car on fire with live power lines down around it.  Penelec was called into turn-off power to the lines... and, Wrightville Firefighters put out the blaze.  No one was inside the car... but, the operator was allegedly found at her home in Bear Lake about two-miles away unhurt.  Troopers say the unidentified 33 year-old woman was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol, and leaving the scene of a hit and run accident. 

JHS A Cappella Choir and Marching Band head out today for trip to Disneyworld...
Today, 157 members of the Jamestown High School A Cappella Choir and Red Raider Marching Band will leave for Disneyworld in Florida for some high profile performances there.  One of the students is Meridith Rohlin, a JHS Senior and President of the A Cappella Choir.  Rohlin says they're excited about this "once in a lifetime" trip.  The A Cappella will perform in the Candlelight Processional at Epcot Center at 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. on Saturday. Choir Director, Norm Lydell, says it's a high honor to be chosen.  The marching band will be in the Magic Kingdom parade at 10:30 a.m. on New Year's Eve, next Tuesday.  Band director, Meghan Murray, says the 'pre-trip' meeting with parents was revealing, because they learned that 75 to 100 of the kids have never been to Disney.  Both directors say the Jamestown community has been very generous in its support of this adventure for their students.  

Gas prices expected to hold steady across the region and U.S. through New Year's...
This day after Christmas will be another big travel day across the U.S. -- and the Jamestown-area -- and gasoline prices should remain stable through the New Year's time period.  That from the AAA's East Central Gas Price report... which says prices locally should remain slightly over $2.86 a gallon for regular, unleaded fuel.  Regional Spokeswoman Elizabeth Carey says traffic volumes will remain up through New Year's Day... as people head out for other locations for other Christmas celebrations through the weekend.  Carey says the New York state average price for gas is about $2.69 a gallon... while it's a little higher -- $2.75 -- in Pennsylvania.  She says there have also been slight increases in New Jersey and Delaware.  The national average is now $2.54 a gallon.

Fugitive from Justice arrested during I-86 traffic stop...
A Pennsylvania man sought on drug trafficking charges has been arrested in Chautauqua County as a fugitive from justice.  State Police in Jamestown say they arrested 47 year-old Joseph Zimmerman of Adamsville late last weekend after pulling over a car Zimmerman was in on Interstate 86 in Bemus Point.  Troopers say neither Zimmerman nor the other occupant, was wearing a seatbelt.  A background check showed there was an active violation of parole warrant for Zimmerman issued by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation, and Parole for sale of cocaine.  He was placed under arrest and taken to the Chautauqua County Jail, pending arraignment. 

Chautauqua County residents, businesses, urged to support Fredonia for appearance on Small Business Revolution... 
While representatives from the Small Business Revolution have made their initial visit to Fredonia, and received a rousing welcome, there is still more that can be done to help the village make the top five.  Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Tranum says the entire area can help give Fredonia a boost in the TV show that is shown through Hulu and Amazon Prime.  Tranum says making the show will also be big exposure for the county as well.  Tranum is also encouraging everyone to support the village, and it's efforts to make the top five on social media... including Twitter.  He says use the hashtag #MyFredonia, and highlight local businesses, and reasons "why you love Fredonia."  The announcement of the top five is expected to take place on Jan. 14.

Lawmakers pushing for adult Sexual Abuse victims to have the chance to sue...
Some New York state lawmakers want to give victims of sexual abuse an opportunity to sue over allegations ordinarily barred by statutes of limitation.  Churches, youth groups and schools were hit by a tsunami of lawsuits this year after the state gave survivors of childhood sexual abuse a one-year window to sue over allegations ordinarily barred by statutes of limitation.  Now, some lawmakers want to open the same window for people abused as adults. 


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