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WJTN News Headlines for Thurs., Jan. 19, 2023

Widespread BPU power outage leaves much of Jamestown, and surrounding area without power a short time this morning...
A circuit problem tripped off power to most of the city of Jamestown... and, some parts of the surrounding area... about mid-morning today.  Board of Public Utilities Spokeswoman Becky Robbins says the widespread outage occured shortly before 9 a.m., and, was restored about half-an-hour later.  Mayor Eddie Sundquist was in the middle of a meeting in his office at Tracy Plaza when the power went out... but, says power was restored fairly quickly.  Robbins told us in an e-mail that all locations should have power back now.  In addition to most of the city... West Ellicott, Celoron and Falconer were also affected by the outage.  She says supervisors were able to quickly isolate the problem, and get the power back on.  However... she says the outage did cause water pumps at their pump station turned off... and, residents my see discolored water through tomorrow morning.


Langworthy proposes legislation that would eliminate federal tax credits for wind turbine projects on Lake Erie...
New local Congressman Nick Langworthy was in Dunkirk Wednesday afternoon to unveil his first bill since becoming a member of the 118th Congress.  The proposed legislation would deter companies from constructing wind turbines in Lake Erie.  Joined by County Legislator Martin Proctor of District 18... Langworthy announced the Lakes Before Turbines Act during a news conference at the Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club... and, changes a part of 1986 tax law that allows such credits for any projects in the Great Lakes.  He says without the federal tax credits, it would be too costly for companies to construct the wind turbines in the Great Lakes.  The Buffalo-area Republican says there's fierce opposition to such projects in his district... led by some state lawmakers... including local State Senator George Borrello and Assemblyman Andy Goodell. 


City man arrested for trepassing in same southside property three times in 2023...
A Jamestown man has been arrested for the third-time this year trespassing inside a condemned southside home.  City police were called to the location about 8:30 Tuesday morning on a trepass complaint.  Offficer ssay they found 38 year-old Aaron Albaugh inside... and, he was arrested for third-degree criminal trespassing.  Police say Albaugh was taken to the city jail pending arraignment.  Albaugh was arrested with two others just a few days ago for trespassing in the same building.


Falconer man arrested for burlgary in Lakewood...
A man from Falconer is accused of burglarizing a location on East Fairmount Avenue in Lakewood... and then trying to run off from police.  Lakewood-Busti Police were they were called to Wal-Mart SuperCenter at 350 East Fairmount Avenue about 4 p.m. Tuesday.  On arrival... officers spotted the suspect, 35 year-old Andrew Schultz, who matched the description of the suspect... and, was running off on foot.  Police say Schultz allegedly hid in a hedge-row before he was found... and, he tried to flee again... but, was caught.  He's charged with third-degree burglary, petty larceny and resisting arrest.  Schultz was issued appearance tickets for Busti Town Court at a later date.


Sundquist tells City Council his administration is working on a bonding resolution...
Jamestown city officials are looking at borrowing money for a number of capital projects and purchases... not covered by American Rescue Plan Act funding.  That from Mayor Eddie Sundquist... who told City Council at last week's work session... that he and his department heads are working out the particulars on what needs there are... and, how much it will all cost.  Sundquist says the last bond did not cover a number of areas that still need attention... and, they'll have a package together in the next "one to two months."  He was asked by a council member at the meeting if there is a chance that American Rescue Plan Act funding could be used at least for some of the projects.  He says there certainly is... but, he says they want to lay-out what they're looking to have bonded... then determine how much needs to be borrowed.  The previous capital bond was taken out during the Teresi Administration... and, went for a number of equipment and other purchases for the city.  


State Senate committee nixes Hochul's Chief Judge nominee...
New York Governor Kathy Hochul's nominee to be the state's chief judge was rejected by a state Senate panel Wednesday.  The Senate Judiciary Committee voted not to forward Hector LaSalle's Court of Appeals nomination to the full Senate after questioning him for more than four hours.  Most of Hochul's fellow Democrats voted against LaSalle.  Hochul has said he deserved a hearing before the full Senate.  She nominated LaSalle just before Christmas, hoping he would become the first Latino to lead the seven-member high court.  The pick ran into trouble after a vocal coalition of opponents claimed LaSalle's judicial record was too conservative.


JPD asks for public's help in locating missing juvenile...
The Jamestown Police Department is looking for the public's help in finding a missing runaway juvenile... who's not believed to be in any danger.  JPD Juvenile detectives are looking for 16-year-old Deston Guyot... who is 5'9" tall... and, weighs about 110 pounds.  Deston has brown hair and brown eyes.  Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call the Jamestown Police Department at 716-483-7537 or the Anonymous Tip Line at 483-TIPS.


 


 

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