Hot, Humid Weather to be around Jamestown-area for rest of the week...

Hot and humid conditions are expected to be with us through the end of this week... and, even possibly into the early part of next weekend.  That from Forecaster Tom Paone with the National Weather Service in Buffalo... who says we won't likely break any records this week.  Paone says that due mainly to the amount of rain that's gotten into the ground in recent weeks.  He says high pressure affecting a large area from the Middle Atlantic states through the Great Lakes region.  On Sunday... Buffalo reached 91 degrees... just one degree off it's record of 92.  As for us... we reached 89 degrees at our Media One studios late Monday afternoon.  Paone says the heat and humidity is not unusual because we're into the hottest time of the year.  However... he says avoid the mid-day sun if you can... and, if you have to be outside... take some precautions... including drink plenty of fluids, wear light, loose fitting clothing, and a hat to protect your head.  Paone says we could see some scattered showers later Thursday... and Friday.  But... he says the next best chance of rain will be Saturday.  He says a cold front will move in to the area by then... bringing more comfortable conditions.


City an arrested for allegedly trafficking cocaine in the city...

A Jamestown man has been arrested for allegedly selling cocaine to an undercover police officer several times in the city over the past three months.  Agents with the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force... along with city police... arrested 22 year-old Cody Mason of 505 Palmer St. late last week on a warrant.  Task Force members say Mason was arrested without incident... and, charged with third-degree criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance.  Once he's arraigned... police say he'll be sent to the county jail pending further court action.  Task Force agents say they obtained additional information during the arrest... and, the investigation is continuing.  If you have any information about drug trafficking in your area... call the task force at 1-800-344-8702.


Reed supports twin measures to delay employer, and individual mandates on health insurance under Affordable Care Act...

Chautauqua County's Congressman says it's only fair that if there's a delay in the employer mandate for Obamacare... there should also be a delay in the individual mandate.  That from Corning Republican Tom Reed... who is supporting on two bills that support the one-year delay for employers... and, a one-year delay for individuals.  Reed made his comments during his weekly telephone conference call with Southern Tier Media.  He says the Obama Administration should not be picking "winners and losers" in getting the program in place.  Reed says everyone needs relief from this "trainwreck" of a piece of legislation.  He says he's pushing support of the delay in the employer mandate because they need to send the message that the president cannot unilaterally ignore the laws... even laws that he supported, and pushed to have them enacted.  He also says delaying both mandates would give lawmakers more time to replace the Affordable Care Act with more "patient centered reforms..." and, deal with rising health care costs.  Reed does say that in state's where Health Care Exchanges are in place... Americans who need health care coverage... and, can't afford it... will be able to get it.


Sinclairville woman hurt in weekend accident on Lakewood used car lot...

An elderly Sinclairville woman escaped serious injuries after losing control of her car... and, it struck a small bridge in the back parking lot of a used car dealership in Lakewood.  Lakewood-Busti Police say 77 year-old Ruth Murray was operating the vehicle in the back of Gene Swanson's Used Auto lot on First Avenue about 6 p.m. Sunday when the accident occured.  Officers say the bridge connects the lot with the entrance to the dealership.  Lakewood fire and EMS units were called to the scene to help get Murray from the car... and, take her to WCA Hospital for evaluation.  No charges have been filed.


 

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