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City man arrested for shooting at wall after dispute with storage tenant on Blackstone Ave...
A Jamestown man has been arrested for allegedly firing off several shots from a gun into a wall during a dispute with another man at his storage rental building on Blackstone Ave.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says officers were called early Wednesay afternoon on a report of "shots fired."  Samuelson says the owner of the building, 60 year-old Michael Carcione, got into an argument with a tenant... and, he fired several shots from a .22-calibur rifle into a wall of the building.  Fortunately... Samuelson says no one was hurt in the incident.  However... he says Carcione was arrested on one charge of Felony reckless endangerment.  Carcione was taken to the city jail pending arraignment.


City police on look-out for man allegedly involved in Home Invasion; drugs and money later found at scene...             Jamestown police say charges are pending after a reported home invasion on the city's westside resulted in the discovery of a large amont of drugs, and cash.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says officers were called to 118 Bush St. just before 11 a.m. Monday for the reported home invasion.  Samuelson says the alleged suspect fled the scene to another location when police arrived... but, they were unable to find him.  He says police tried to investigate the victim's apartment, which was burglarized.  However... the victim denied them entry and the search warrant was obtained, and executed Tuesday.  Samuelson say they found more than a pound of methamphetime, and more than $6,500 in cash.  He says it's a "sign of the times" because drug trafficking has been on the rise, and people are also selling more meth instead of just using.  Samuelson says investigators with the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force also found drug paraphernalia during the search.  The victim was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital for treatment of their injuries.


County reports 45 New COVID-19 cases, and one new death...
The Chautauqua County Health Department is reporting 45 new cases of the COVID-19 virus the past day... along with one new death.  Health officials say there have now been 7,139 total cases... and, 128 COVID-related deaths.  They add there were 9 new cases reported in Jamestown.  There are 239 active cases now... and, 29 are hospitalized.  Officials say 6,772 cases have now recovered.


Reed disappointed that Democrats now pushing Biden's $1.9-trillion COVID Stimulus without changes...
Local Congressman Tom Reed says he's concerned about Democrats going it alone when it comes to the Biden Administration's $1.9-trillion COVID-19 stimulus package.  The Corning Republican says Democrats are taking a partisan path in getting the package passed, and there's been "no sincere outreach any longer to the Republican side" to create a "more reasonable package."  Reed says he is pleased that the package includes about $350-billion in funding for state and local governments.  However... he is concerned that local governments may still get short changed once they get their checks, and the governor will reduce their aid by corresponding amounts, or more.  Reed made his comments during his weekly telephone conference call with regional media Wednesday.


Cuomo announces that stadiums can reopen with restricted capacity on Feb. 23...
Large arenas and stadiums in New York can soon reopen for sports and entertainment at 10-percent of their normal capacity under a plan announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday.  Cuomo said that major venues with a capacity of 10,000 or more can reopen starting Feb. 23.  The Barclays Center has already received state approval to reopen Feb. 23 for the Brooklyn Nets home game against the Sacramento Kings.  The governor's announcement comes as the number of COVID-19 infections drops, but remains much higher than last fall or summer. 


Absolut of Westfield announces proposal to build a new, $25-million facility in Lakewood...
The owners of Absolut Care of Westfield are proposing a new, 25-million dollar, 120-bed facility, in the village of Lakewood that would replace the Westfield home.  Business First of Buffalo is reporting that the new facility would be located on 17-acres of land at Fairmount and Lakeview Avenues.  While the new Lakewood facility would eventually replace the one in Westfield... there was no timetable given.  There was also no start date given for the project.  The new facility would provide short-term rehabilitation, and long-term skilled nursing care.  Lakewood Mayor Randy Holcomb says officials have no knowledge of the proposal.  We also have a call into Absolut officials, but have not heard back.


House fire in Brocton leaves one hurt...
One person suffered minor injuries in a fire at an apartment house on East Main Street in Brocton Tuesday night.  Chautauqua County Fire Investigators say Brocton fire crews were called to 60 East Main about 8 p.m., and, found a working structure fire.  They say two occupants of the lower apartments were able to get out... one with minor injuries.  Officials say the second-floor apartments were vacant and not rented.  They say it took the departments nearly three-hours to get the blaze under control.  Due to the extensive damage and partial building collapse, fire investigators were unable to safely enter the building.  The cause remains under investigation.


Federal CBP announces new border surveillance towers for U.S-Canadian border...
U.S. Customs and Border Protection hopes to build eight new video surveillance towers along the U.S.-Canadian border in Vermont and New York.  The federal agency has filed a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Remote Video Surveillance System for the U.S. Border Patrol's Swanton Sector, which includes Vermont, New Hampshire and a portion of upstate New York.  The proposal would include locations in Champlain, New York and the Vermont communities of Highgate Center, Franklin, Richford, Derby Line and North Troy. 


 

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