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WJTN News Headlines for Thurs., Jan. 5, 2023

City man receives four-years in prison for assault in 2021 stabbing...
A Jamestown man has been sentenced to four-years in state prison for stabbing a neighbor during an assault in the Fall of 2021.  Chautauqua County District Attorney Jason Schmidt says Sean McIlveen received the term from County Court Judge David Foley Tuesday after being convicted of second-degree assault -- a Class D violent Felony.  Schmidt says McIlveen pled guilty to the charge last September.  Jamestown Police filed the charge on Sept. 8 of 2021 after he stabbed the neighbor with a knife.  In addition to the prison sentence... Schmidt says McIlveen was issued five-years post-release supervision.


Dunkirk man arrested during drug bust in No. County city...         
A Dunkirk man faces several drug-related charges following a three-month investigation into drug trafficking from his home that ended with a raid late Wednesday morning.  Sheriff's officers say their Narcotics Investigation team... along with Dunkirk and Jamestown Police executed a search warrant just after 10 a.m. at 29 Leming St., and, arrested 42 year-old Rodney Clyburn.  Police say Clyburn was the only occupant in the residence at the time of the search... during which they found 8.3 grams of fentanyl... four Suboxone strips, scales and packing material for narcotics sales... and, $279 in cash.  Clyburn is charged with third... fourth and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... and, second-degree criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was held pending arraignment in Dunkirk City Court.  If you have any information on suspicious or illegal drug activity in your area... you're asked to call the Sheriff's Department tip line at 800-344-8702 or 664-2420.


Gunderson says Comedy Center hopes to tap into more families, young children in 2023...
There is still an audience that remains somewhat untapped by the National Comedy Center in Jamestown that they hope to reach more of in 2023.  That from Center Director Journey Gunderson... who says the westside attraction continues to draw people to the city to see it's many exhibits and interactive displays.  However... Gunderson says they have found that children can have a really good time there as well as adults.  She says they haven't marketed it to young children... but, says her 3, 5 and 7 year-olds recently had a "wildly good time" there with her oldest having their birthday party there.  Gunderson noted that the comedy center made the list of top U.S. News and World Report destinations... and, that it won for "Best Family Destination" in the Post-Journal's annual "Best of the Best" survey.  She says her kids really enjoyed the interactive displays... including ones where they get a pie in the face... and, another where they're part of a cartoon and get hit in the head with a mallot.  Gunderson says the main floor of the Comedy Center is geared towards people of "all ages."  She says the more "adult humor" area is on the lower floor.  For more information... go on-line to ComedyCenter.org.  Gunderson made her comments during one of our recent Community Spotlight programs.


Jamestown man arrested following southside burglary...
A city man is accused of breaking into a home on Jamestown's southside... and, trying to steal items from inside.  City police were called to the location just after 5 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a "burglary in progress."  Officers say they found 33 year-old Steven Colburn inside... and, he was arrested.  Police searched Colburn... and, found he had stolen property in his possession... along with a quantity of methamphetamine.  He faces charges including second-degree burglary... petty larceny... and, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... and, jailed pending arraignment.


City woman arrested for child endangerment following domestic incident...
A  Jamestown woman faces multiple counts of endangering the welfare of a child following a domestic dispute on the city's eastside earlier this week.  Jamestown Police were called to the scene shortly after 3 PM Monday... and, found that 21 year-old Kirsten Swartz initiated a fight with another woman in front of the victim's three children.  Those children were ages 3, 2 and 11 months... and Swartz faces one count of endangering for each.  She was taken to the city jail pending arraignment on the charges.


Gasoline prices in Jamestown-area inching up...
Gasoline prices in some parts of the Jamestown-area have begun increasing after a spike in demand nationwide during the Christmas and New Year's holidays.  AAA's East Central Gas Price Report says -- to begin the week -- the cost for a gallon of regular, unleaded gas -- was about $3.70 a gallon.  However... some places have seen the price go up to $3.86 a gallon.  Nationally... the average price has gone up 12-cents a gallon from $3.10 to $3.22.  AAA says the late December winter storm and its frigid temperatures caused gas prices to spike... with refineries as far south as Texas and the Gulf Coast forced to shut down temporarily.  The storm also caused holiday travelers to fuel up... and hit the road early to beat the bad weather... and that spiked overall demand.  The Energy Information Administration says gas demand rose from 8.7 to 9.3 million barrels per day last week.  Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks fell by 3 million barrels to 223 million barrels.


 

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