City man arrested for allegedly trafficking "Crack" Cocaine...

A Jamestown man is jailed without bail for allegedly selling "crack" cocaine in the downtown area over the past several months.  City police say they were assisted by State Police in investigating the alleged sales and trafficking of the illegal narcotic from 215 Winsor St.  Investigators say they determined that 50 year-old Miquel Camacho had made the sales... and, he was arrested during a drug raid on the residence.  Officers say Camacho was taken into custody without incident... and, arraigned on one-count of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.  Police say the investigation is continuing... and, more arrests are expected.  Anyone with information about illegal drug sales is asked to call the Jamestown Police Department's confidential tip line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.


Edwards says Marcus and Millichap looking for other potential buyers of County Home...

A Chicago-based real estate firm has already begun looking for a new buyer for the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk.  In fact... that occured before lawmakers last Wednesday night rejected the sale of the home to Altitude Health Services for the second time.  County Executive Greg Edwards told legislators that they are continuing to work with Marcus and Millichap on finding other possible buyers.  Edwards says the process began after lawmakers failed to approve the sale the first time... and, asked them to being an aggressive marketing strategy to find another buyers.  He says that's already underway.  Edwards believes there is still interest in the Dunkirk-area facility.  He says there is an incentive for the national marketing firm to continue the search.  Edwards says the nice part about the contract with Marcus and Millichap is that they don't get paid until they have found a buyer... that buyer is approved by the county and state... and, a contract is signed.


County lawmakers overwhelmingly support motion calling for repeal of NY SAFE Act...

A motion that urges the state to repeal the New York SAFE Act has cleared the Chautauqua County Legislature.  The vote was overwhelmingly in favor, 21-to-3... and, was met with rousing applause.  Silver Creek Republican George Borrello spoke in support of the motion... saying that it was important to send a message to state lawmakers and Governor Cuomo.  Borrello says "our liberty is being taken away one drop at a time."  He adds that "at the end of the day... the constitution needs to be upheld... and, our rights preserved."  The vote drew such a large crowd to the monthly meeting in Mayville that lawmakers decided to take up the motion before other items on the agenda.  It also took place before County Executive Greg Edwards' State of the County address.  Chautauqua is now one of more than 20 counties across the state that have passed motions calling for repeal of the SAFE Act.


Anti-Gun Control rally in Albany draws thousands -- including NRA President...

National Rifle Association President David Keene told thousands of opponents of New York's new gun control law that his group will help ensure the Second Amendment rights passed down to them will be passed on to future generations.  Cheered by the throng that filled the park west of the Capitol, many arriving on buses Thursday from across the state, Keene says they've lost battles before over the constitutional right to bear arms but will not lose the war.  The new law sets a seven-bullet limit on magazines, tightens the definition of illegal ``assault weapons'' and requires owners of formerly legal semi-automatic guns to register them.  The crowd broke into chants at various times, saying they will not comply and that Governor Andrew Cuomo, its sponsor, must go.


Cuomo responds to anti-gun control protestors...

Governor Andrew Cuomo says gun control is controversial, but the law he pushed through in New York has broad support... and, he believes it will save lives.  Asked about thousands rallying against the law in Albany while he visited Brooklyn Thursday, Cuomo tells reporters he is a gun owner and the change in the law is long overdue.


Forestville man arrested on warrant for unlawful imprisonment, and other charges...

A north county man is jailed without bail on a warrant for three Felony charges.  Sheriff's officers say they found 30 year-old Timothy Winford of Forestville at a home at 927 Route 39 about 1 a.m. Thursday.  Deputies say Winford was taken into custody without incident... and, was arraigned on charged of first-degree unlawful imprisonment... second-degree reckless endangerment... and, assault.  He was sent to the county lock-up... pending a future court appearance.


Edwards looks ahead to consolidation and sharing of services in 2013...

County Executive Greg Edwards delivered his eighth State of the County message Wednesday night... and, it not only reviewed the past year... but took a look ahead in 2013.  Among the items...the future of the Sherman Public Facilities' Shop.  Edwards says the Village of Sherman and the Town of Sherman have agreed to study the possibility of sharing the facility.  He says he's gotten commitments from both municipalities to study their "collective highway efforts" to see if it would be more efficient, and less expensive to run all their operations out of one facility.  Edwards says they would seek grant funding for the independent analysis.  As a result... Edwards says the maintenance crew that is currently reporting to the Sherman shop is expected to continue to do so throughout this next construction season.  He has also revealed that the county is marketing the Dunkirk Airport.  Edwards says unlike the County Airport in Jamestown, the Dunkirk Airport is "not an essential service" provided by the county.  He says it's for private plane operators.  Edwards wants to the county to sell the facility to a private entity which would eliminate the county's costs for operating the general aviation airport.  He says the move would allow the county to focus on the Jamestown Airport.


Buffalo woman exonerated in daughter's 1993 death has Stage-4 Cancer...

A New York woman who was freed from prison in 2007 after being cleared of killing her teenage daughter says she has terminal cancer.  Lynn DeJac Peters of Buffalo says her doctors tell her she should enjoy what limited time she has left.  DeJac-Peters spent more than 13 years in prison until her conviction for 13-year-old Crystallynn Girard's 1993 death was overturned on the basis of DNA evidence.  She reached a $2.7-million settlement with the state in November.  She tells The Buffalo News she's undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy for cancer that's affected her spine and lungs.  DeJac-Peters' second-degree murder conviction was overturned in November 2007 after newly analyzed DNA evidence placed DeJac Peters' former boyfriend in her daughter's bedroom around the time she died. 

 

 

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