Route 6 closed due to two-vehicle crash...

A serious, two-vehicle accident in Clarendon, Pennsylvania has left a major route in Warren County closed between Warren and Sheffield.  State Police in Warren say the accident was called in shortly before 3 p.m. Monday... and, several fire companies are reportedly at the scene on Route 6.  One person was reportedly trapping inside one of the vehicles.  Route 6 is closed between Warren and Sheffield.  More information when it becomes available.


PA man arrested for allegedly driving more than 100 m.p.h. in Sherman, with significant amount of pot in car...

State police say they've ticketed a 21 year-old Pennsylvania man for driving more than 100 miles per hour on Interstate 86 in the town of Sherman.  Troopers say they pulled over Nathan Koman of Cranesville, Pennsylvania about around 2:15 p.m. Sunday after clocking him driving 108 miles an hour in Sherman.  State Police officials add Troopers also found a bag containing 32 grams of marijuana during the traffic stop.  Koman is charged with speeding, reckless driving and criminal possession of marijuana.  He was ordered to appear in Sherman Town Court at a later date.


County Chamber to host annual State Legislative Breakfast Apr. 19 in Lakewood...

Members of Chautauqua County's business community will get more information on the "good and the bad" of the recently-enacted New York state budget later this month.  The county's Chamber of Commerce will host it's annual State Legislative Breakfast at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club Friday, April 19th at 8 AM.  Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Tranum says -- first though -- they want to find out about the future of the NRG Power Plant in Dunkirk.  Tranum says they're hoping for some good news on "repowering" that plant from State Senator Cathy Young and Assemblyman Andy Goodell.  Tranum says another concern is the state's Utility Tax... which business leaders were hoping would end this year.  It was to be "phased-out."  Tranum adds there's also some concern about the increase in the state's minimum wage.  However... he says the final agreement on the minimum wage is it will be "phased-in" over the next couple of years.  He adds that... while some businesses taxes will remain in the new budget... some are being reduced.  For more information on the county Chamber's State Legislative Breakfast on April 19... call their Jamestown office at 484-1101... or Dunkirk at 366-6200.  You can also register on-line at www.chautauquachamber.org.


Public hearing set on Lakewood's 2013-14 budget tonight...

A public hearing is set for tonight on the village of Lakewood's proposed 2013-2014 budget.  Mayor David Wordelmann says the hearing begins at 6:40 p.m.  Wordelmann says the tentative spending plan increases taxes by about 1.3-percent... while spending is up by nearly $101,000.  However... Wordelmann says revenues are also up about $80,000.  He adds, though, that the original requests in the spending plan were much higher... and, the final budget plan is "very tight."  Wordelmann says the budget was about $200,000 more than it wound up at.  He says there are basically four areas where spending is going up in the $3.24-million spending plan.  The biggest... he says... is more than $37,000 in increased pension costs to New York state.  Wordelmann says it's the third straight year of significant pension cost increases.  The other big increase is about $32,000 in combined fuel and equipment costs for the Police and Fire Departments.  Wordelmann says the tax levy only increases by about $22,000 under the plan.


DiNapoli speaks Monday on the fiscal pressures many local governments are dealing with...

New York state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is speaking today about the intense fiscal pressures many local governments are enduring.  DiNapoli is delivering the keynote address at a symposium in Albany on the fiscal problems facing local governments.  The event is hosted by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government.  DiNapoli has advocated an early warning monitoring system that would identify municipalities and school districts experiencing budgetary strain.  The comptroller says that would allow corrective actions to be taken before crises develop.


Two Jamestown men arrested for allegeldy dealing "crack" cocaine in city in recent months...

Two city men are jailed without bail for allegedly trafficking "crack" cocaine from an apartment on Jamestown's eastside.  City police  raided the dwelling at 113 Willard St. about 9:30 p.m. last Friday following a lengthy investigation into illegal narcotics sales in the Greater Jamestown area.  Members of the JPD SWAT Team made entry... and, found 41 year-old Christopher Howie inside.  He was arrested.  But... the other suspect -- 34 year-old Anthony Cunningham -- jumped out a window to try and flee police.  Officers gave chase... and, with the help of a K-9 unit... caught Cunningham a short district away.  Both Cunninghman and Howie were arraigned on third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance charges  Cunningham also faces charges including first-degree criminal nuisance... and, obstruction.  Both were then sent to the county lock-up.


Ridgeway, PA man arrested for allegedly child sexual assault in 2008...

A northwestern Pennsylvania man has been arrested for an alleged sexual assault on a 9 year-old Cattaraugus County girl five years ago.  The Buffalo News reports 38 year-old Harold Hunt, Jr. of Ridgeway, Pennsylvania was taken into custody last Thursday in Erie... and, was returned to Cattaraugus County.  State Police in Machias say Hunt was jailed in Erie on a warrant charging him with Felony preditory sexual assault, and child endangerment for the 2008 incident in Delevan.  He was arraigned in Yorkshire Town Court... and, sent to the Little Valley Jail on $150,000 bail.


BPU to replace water mains along Lakeview Avenue Tuesday...

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities will be replacing water mains on Lakeview Avenue on Tuesday from 535 Lakeview to Van Buren Street.  BPU Spokeswoman Becky Robbins says water will be turned off to customers in that area from 8:30 a.m. until around Noon.  When water is restored, Robbins says the water will be discolored on Jamestown's north side for about 12-to-18 hours.  Tuesday's work by the BPU's Water Division is part of the overall road reconstruction of Lakeview.  The BPU this year will replace water mains from Price to Falconer Streets on Lakeview. 


 

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