City man arrested for allegedly stealing several items from home and garage on Jamestown's southside...

A Jamestown man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a number of items from a house and garage on Barrett Avenue early Tuesday morning.  City police were called to the scene shortly after 1 a.m. on a report of a burglary-in-progress.  Officers say neighbors allegedly reported seeing a man -- who was not a resident -- making several trips in and out of the building... and, carrying a number of items out of the residence.  Responding officers were able to get a description... and, obtained a search warrant for the home of 43 year-old Johnny Nunez.  Nunez was arrested... and, several of the items reported stolen were also found.  Police say they also found a quantity of drugs... and, several pieces of drug paraphernalia.  Nunez was charged with second-degree burglary... larceny... criminal posession of a controlled substance... and, criminal use of drug paraphernalia.  He's being held pending arraignment.


BPU-RHI Monofrax reach tentative agreement to extend Flex-Rate tariff program...

The first Jamestown-area business to take advantage of the Board of Public Utilities "Flex-Rate" program offered to industrial customers has taken another step towards formally extending it's agreement.  The BPU Tuesday afternoon approved a basic, 4-year Flex-Rate tariff with R-H-I Monofrax of Falconer.  Board General Manager Dave Leathers says Monofrax's current agreement for a "slightly" lower industrial rate ends this fall.  Leathers says this would be the BPU's third, 4-year agreement with the company.  He says the current agreement expires in October of this year... so, they've been working "pretty proactively with them" on getting an extention in place.  Leathers adds that Monofrax has provided the needed documentation... and, supporting letter to finalize and sign the agreement.  He says the "Flex Rate" program helps provide local industrial customers with more of a "set rate" over the 4-year term of the contract.  Leathers says there's a slight reduction with a "pass through" on hydro-power, and no fuel-adjustment charges.  In exchange for the electric cost breaks... Monofrax... or any other industry taking part in the BPU's "Flex Rate" plan is required to keep employment at a certain level... and, meet capital investment targets.  The BPU has a handful of such agreements in place with local manufacturers.


Reed says Snowden should be "held accountable" for security leaks...

The man who admitted to leaking information about two National Security Agency programs was a lower-ranking contractor for the NSA... but, he's released important and damaging information to the United States.  Because of that... local Congressman Tom Reed feels Edward Snowden needs to be held accountable.  Reed has been part of briefings on the situation in Washington... and, says Snowden has clearly abused his position with the NSA.  The Corning Republican says Snowden's release of information was completely "inappropriate..." especially in light of the IRS scandal, and other breaches of public trust that have been taking place.  At the same time... Reed says he believes the question of "why" Snowden leaked surveillance information... including the NSA's use of phone records to track people... needs to be addressed.  The Corning Republican says there needs to be a balance struck between national security, and people's rights.  Reed says the fact Snowden made the decision to release the information out on the Internet could do "us harm in the long-term."  He also says the intelligence agencies need to be asked "what" they're doing... and, tell citizens what's being done, and why. 


Free Fishing weekend coming up in NYS...

State officials are hoping to reel in some new anglers by offering a weekend of free fishing.  Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens says people can fish without a license next weekend in any of the state's 7,500 lakes... and, ponds or 50,000 miles of rivers and streams.  The free fishing weekend is being touted as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's ``NY's Open for Hunting and Fishing'' initiative.

 

 


 

 

 

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