WJTN Headlines for Fri., Aug. 6, 2021

City man dies after truck accidently falls on him...
A Jamestown man has died after the pick-up truck he was working on fell on top of him this morning on the city's eastside.  City Police were called to the scene, along with emergency medical services, to 153 Hopkins Ave. on a report of a person traplped under a vehicle.  JPD Captain Bob Samuelson says EMS crews arrived to find a 28 year-old man trapped under a truck that was being worked on inside the garage at the location.  The victim died as result of his injuries from the weight of the vehicle falling on him.  The victim's name is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.


Cuomo given deadline to submitting evidence for Impeachment hearing; Goodell says trial on AG's report could begin even while committee finishes it's work...
New York state lawmakers are telling Gov. Andrew Cuomo that their ongoing impeachment investigation is ``nearing completion'' and gave him a deadline of Aug. 13 to provide additional evidence.  That would indicate that a trial in Albany's lower house may begin soon.  Judiciary Committee members have said they want to complete their investigation before starting procedings.  However... local Assemblyman says the full chamber could deal with the state Attorney General's investigative report simultaneously.  As for the process, the committee would make a recommendation to the full Assembly, which would then vote.  Once that's complete, it would go to the State Senate for a trial that would also include members of the State Court of Appeals.  Since last March... the Assembly's judiciary committee has been investigating whether there are grounds to impeach the Democratic governor over the A-G's sexual harassment allegations, and other matters.  In a letter sent Thursday... the law firm leading the Assembly's investigation reminded Cuomo's legal team that it has requested certain documents by subpoena and expected ``full compliance from the governor."  However... the time to respond was almost up.  Cuomo denies making any inappropriate sexual advances.


City woman arrested after allegedly stabbing a Bounce House, and biting man...
A Jamestown woman is accused of stabbing a bounce house... and, biting a man during a domestic violence incident on the city's southside.  Police say officers were called to the 300-block of South Main Street for an alleged dispute involving a knife.  Officers investigated... and, found that 33 year-old Breanne Veney had alleged stabbed the bounce house -- valued at $3,500 -- that belonged to the male victim.  The man also had a bite mark on his forearm.  Veney was jailed pending arraignment on charges of second-degree criminal mischief, and third-degree assault. 


Malatras says all SUNY schools are ready for Fall semester...
The head of the State University of New York system says they're ready for the start of full classes later this month... but, are pushing returning students to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  During a press conference at Jamestown Community College earlier this week... SUNY Chancellor James Malatras says they are still just "suggesting" that unvaccinated students and faculty need to mask up for the Fall Semester.  Malatras says they are in the middle of their "30-day Vaccination challenge," which includes already vaccinated students being welcome-back ambassadors.  However... at the same time... Malatras says SUNY is set to mandate vaccination for students, once one of the COVID vaccines receives full FDA approval.  If students aren't vaccinated... he says they will be subject to testing once a week to make sure campuses are as free of COVID as possible.  Malatras says there will be other restrictions... and, adds the best way to avoid those is to get vaccinated.  Fall classes at JCC begin on Monday, Aug. 23.


Forestville man arrested for allegedly using kitchen utensils to assault another person...         
A north county man has been arrested on assault and other charges after allegedly hitting another person with a frying pan and some bowls.  Sheriff's officers were called to a Walnut Street address in Forestville just after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on a reported disturbance.  Deputies found that 23 year-old Patrick Parker hit the other person with the kitchen utensils... and, when a third-party tried to stop Parker... the suspect punched that person.  He was then arrested for third-degree assault... fourth-degree criminal mischief... and, second-degree harassment.  Parker was taken to the county jail pending arraignment.


Firefighters called to Maytum Hall at SUNY Fredonia for small fire caused by roofing tar...
Firefighters made quick work of a fire Wednesday afternoon on the campus of the State University of New York at Fredonia. Fredonia firefighters responded to Maytum Hall just after 2:45 p.m., and, found fire in a wall space between two buildings, with insulation burning.  Fire crews determined that the cause of the fire was hot tar that a roofing company was using to seal the roof, with the tar seeping into the cracks and down the wall space.


Eight new COVID-19 cases reported in county on Thursday...
There are eight new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Chautauqua County over the past day... and, two people are now hospitalized.  The county's Health Department reports there have now been 9,378 cases... and, 39 of those are currently active.  Officials say no one has died... and, 9,181 cases have now recovered.  The seven-day infection rate is now 2.8-percent.