WJTN News Headlines for 26

Jamestown police are investigating a reported shooting late this morning on the city's westside.  Officers were called to the area of 6 Jefferson Street... and, found one person hurt.  The victim was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital after being injured.  We'll have more when it becomes available.

A motion opposing a state budget amendment that would allow the "fast-tracking" of energy project siting in New York state has been approved by the county legislature.  Lawmakers... via video conference last night due to the COVID-19 outbreak... unanimously okayed the measure.  Brocton-area Republican Mark O'Dell sponsored the motion... and, says it rejects the removal of local governments and citizens groups, from the process.

County lawmakers have heard a tidal wave of concerns from north county residents... where a number of wind turbines have been located in recent years.  South County lawmakers also joined in... among them West Ellicott Republican Lisa Vanstrom... who says she disagrees with "the governor's overreach into our local government..." and, deciding what "we want in our own towns, villages and county."

There are no new positive cases of the Cornoavirus in Chautauqua County.  However... other exposure numbers are up.  Public Health Director Christine Schuyler says there are still three confirmed cases in the county... with another 11 in Mandatory Quarantine.  That's were people have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case... or has someone in their household who had contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19.  In the meantime.... The first positive case of Coronavirus has surfaced in nearby Warren County Pennsylvania.  Public Information Officer Cecile Stelter says no specific information will be provided about the patient, except that the individual is in quarantine and receiving medical care.  

The two brothers accused of robbing the Sugar Grove Kwik Fill station in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania last week have been found, and arrested in Buffalo.  The Post-Journal reports that police took 20 year-old Joshua, and 19 year-old Aaron Jacoby into custody... and, says they are suspected in several "active criminal cases" in the Buffalo-area.  State Police in Warren say Aaron Jacoby is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; robbery – threat of immediate bodily injury; and robbery – taking property by force; and Joshua Jacoby faces those charges plus a charge of theft by unlawful taking.  Investigators say the brothers went to the Kwik Fill station -- where they both worked -- late Tuesday night, March 17th -- and held up the clerk brandishing a knife.  Both are being detained in Buffalo.

The suspect of a menacing complaint that involved a shotgun on the State Thruway in the town of Hanover on Wednesday, is now the focus of an investigation into explosives in the city of Niagara Falls.  State Police Troop A's Bureau of Criminal Investigation reports that possible explosives were located Wednesday evening in the residence of 47-year-old Jose Gandia in Niagara Falls and the area near the home had to be evacuated.