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City teen arrested for alleged stabbing...
A teenager has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a 25-year-old man yesterday afternoon at a Jamestown home... but, the victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.  City police tell the Post-Journal that officers were called to an upper unit at 14 Bishop St. shortly before 3 p.m.  Investigators say the stabbing was the result of an alleged argument over a video game.  The man was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital for treatment.  The suspect ran off... but, was taken into custody a short time later.  He is scheduled to be petitioned to county Family Court.

Cherry Creek teen arrested for allegedly burglary in Villanova...         
A Cherry Creek teenager has been arrested for allegedly entering a town of Villanova home illegally... and, damaging property inside.  Sheriff's officers say they were called to the scene on Route 83 just before 7 p.m. Thursday on a report of a fight.  They found the unidentified teen had entered the home illegally... and, she was arrested, and charged with second-degree burglary... and third and fourth-degree criminal mischief.  She was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail pending arraignment.

No heat advisory for Chautauqua County... but, high heat index predicated again for today...
The National Weather Service is expected to issue another Heat Advisory for much of Western New York today -- but, that doesn't include Chautauqua County.   That from Meteorologist Dave Zaff in Buffalo... who says heat and humidity levels will soar again today.  Zaff adds that it will be "very uncomfortable..." with the combination of air temperature and humidity making it feel like about 95.  Zaff says our actual temperature will reach about 90 again today.  It reached 97-degrees at the Weather Service's Buffalo office yesterday afternoon... with heat indexes around 105.  Around here... the heat index was around 95.

BPU prepared to deal with hot and humid conditions to provide electrict and water service...
With heat advisories expected to remain in effect through much of today... that means air conditioners and fans will be working overtime.  The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities reports... while there may be high-loads needed through today... they should not have a problem providing enough electricity.  BPU Spokeswoman Becky Robbins says Summer-time heat is seldom a problem.  Robbins says their biggest issue comes in Winter time, because a lot of their customers who heat with electricity that time of year.  During her 14 years at the BPU... Robbins says they've never had to issue any kind of conservation orders for electricity or water during the Summer.  Tempertures are to get into the low 90s in the area... and, the heat index will be about 95.  A heat warning is in effect for northern parts of the region... which may reach a heat index of 105 today.

Wendel says one new COVID-19 Case added Thursday...
There's one new case of the Coronavirus in Chautauqua County Thursday... and the number of cases under quarantine or isolaton orders has surpassed 300.  That from Interim County Executive P-J Wendel... who says the new case is a teenaged girl...bringing the total to 154.  Wendel adds there are now 19 active cases... and, those people continue to recover under health department orders.  He says 301 cases are now under quarantine or isolation orders... while 128 people have now recovered.  No one is hospitalized... while 17,612 negative test results have been reported to date.

Regional GOP state and federal leaders call for repeal of "Green Light" law...
State and federal Republican representatives opposed to New York state's "Green Light" Law were in Buffalo Thursday morning... calling for the measures full repeal.  The controversial law... which took effect last December... allows undocumented immigrants to get New York state drivers licenses and permits... and, was designed to make the roads safer.  That may have been the intent... but, local State Senator George Borrello says that's not what's happened, and it's posing a "great risk" to citizen's safety.  The Green Light law recently garnered more attention since a new amendment, signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, says state officials who share illegal immigrants' driver data with federal immigration enforcement agencies could be charged with a class-E felony.  During a press conference along the Buffalo waterfront... local Assemblyman Andy Goodell said that's outrageous... and unprecidented.  Goodell and Borrello were joined Thursday morning in Buffalo by local Congressman Tom Reed... and, newly installed State Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt of Niagara County. 

Barmore asks for patience when making on-line DMV Appointments...
Chautauqua County Clerk Larry Barmore says he understands people's frustration... but, adds that people looking to make appointments with the Department of Motor Vehicles must do so on-line.  Barmore says he knows "that many people are not happy with the new appointment system at the DMV... but, this was an order from the governor’s office that we must abide by.  We will make adjustments as we see the need to make the system better."  Barmore says they still have a backlog of people since March making appointments now... so the appointment slots went fast.  He adds that it's "imperative" that people spend 10 minutes at www.dmv.ny.gov to find out everything they need for their appointment.

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