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Stormy weather downs trees, power lines, across Chautauqua County on Labor Day... 
It's been a stormy start to Labor Day 2020... as thunderstorms roared through much of Chautauqua County about mid-morning today.  Sheriff's Department dispatchers say there are some trees down on Bard Road in Cassadaga... and, there are some outages in Frewsburg on Oak Hill Road, and much of Forestville.  A few Jamestown residents called to say power was out in the area of Park and Prather Avenues.  That outage began about 10 minutes to 12 Noon.  Dispatchers add there are also trees down in Bemus Point, Cherry Creek, and Maple Springs.  

City recognized Labor Day in smaller, subdued ceremony...
It's an unusual Labor Day in the Jamestown area... in a couple of  ways.  There was no festival Sunday at Bergman Park, but the city took time on Friday... at city hall... to recognize the day.  Mayor Eddie Sundquist spoke about the contributions of organized labor... noting that for some 120 years, the U.S. has recognized the contributions of labor to created better working conditions, including the eight-hour work day, and five-day work weeks.  At that same event, David Wilkinson, Business Manager of the IBEW... the electrical workers union... announced the Central Labor Council would present its annual George Ritzer Labor Award to the 'essential workers' who carried the nation through the coronavirus shutdown.  He says they went to work at a time most people were told to stay home for their own safety at the beginning of the COVID-19 shut-down.  The Ritzer Award is usually presented to one member of the labor movement during the Labor Day Festival at Bergman Park.   

Unidentified man killed in fatal crash in Cattaraugus County...
A 44 year-old man has died after losing control of his car, and it crashed into a guard rail, and struck an oncoming vehicle on Route 353 in Cattaraugus County town of Little Valley last Saturday night.  Sheriff's officers in Little Valley say the unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene just after 6 p.m.  Deputies say the man was southbound when the accident occured.  The car ended up in a field.  No other injuries were reported.  Officers say their investigation is continuing.

Ellery woman arrested for harassment...         
A woman from the town of Ellery has been arrested for allegedly shoving another person during an altercation last weekend at a home on Route 430.  Sheriff's officers were called to the scene shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday... and learned that 35 year-old Tarrin Jones had gotten into an argument, and shoved another adult in the presence of a child under the age of 17.  Deputies later found Jone in possession of a hypodermic instrument... and arrested her.  Jones was taken to the county jail pending arraignment on charges of second-degree harassment, endangering the welfare of a child, and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument.  She will receive tickets for Ellery Town Court at a later date.

Thirteen new COVID-19 cases reported in county over past weekend...
There are 13 new cases of COVID-19 in Chautauqua County over the past weekend... including 4 reported on Sunday.  The county's Health Department says that brings the total number since the pandemic began to 507.  No other numbers were released last weekend.  However... there were 311 cases that had recovered as of last Friday night... and, 633 people were in local quarantine or isolation.  

Lost hiker from Buffalo found safe in town of Arkwright last Sunday...
A Buffalo man is safe and sound after getting lost while hiking in the area of Burnham Road in the town of Arkwright early Sunday morning.  Sheriff's officers were notified of the missing, 36 year-old man about 1 a.m., and K-9 "Link" was deployed with deputies to search for the man.  Officers say the K-9 found the unidentified man about a mile into a wooded area -- near Arkwright Falls -- about 3 a.m.  Deputies says they navigated with the subject out to Park Road... where he was evaluated, and returned to his camp safely.

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