Overnight thunderstorms bring up to inch of rain to Jamestown-area...

We should see drier, but, cooler temperatures Wednesday through the later part of the week after a cold front moved through the Jamestown-area late Tuesday morning.  That downpour produced another tenth-of-an-inch of rain... on top of the three-quarters of an inch to one-inch of rain we saw very early Tuesday morning.  That from Forecaster Jim Mitchell from the national Weather Service... who says strong line of thunderstorms roared through the area between 2:15 and 2:30 a.m.  Mitchell says the heavier amounts of rain earlier fell near the state line.  He says there were no reports of any damage... or flooding from the earlier storm.  We did hear about some brief outages in the Greater Jamestown-area early Tuesday morning... and, there was a group of about 300 National Grid customer outages in the Kennedy/Randolph area... where power was restored about 6 a.m.


Two Jamestown teens arrested, one jailed, for alleged assault, and robbery...

Two Jamestown teenagers are accused of fighting... and, then robbing another person on the city's southside late last night.  City police were called to the fight in the area of 75 Prospect St. about 11:30 p.m., and, found two male suspects quickly walking away from the area of the fight.  Officers say the pair threw property to the ground... but, were stopped.  Police identified them as 19 year-old Jackson Knappenberger... and, a 15 year-old boy.  Officers also found the male victim in the middle of Prospect Street... who had injuries to his face.  Police say the two suspects pushed the victim to the ground... and, punched him before taking his gym shoes... and, items out of his pockets.  Jackson was arraigned on several charges... including second-degree robbery and assault.  He was sent to the county jail without bail.  The 15 year-old's case is being further investigated. 


(NOTE: content)Sheffield, PA man arrested for allegedly buying cigarettes for minor girls in return for sexual favors...

A Warren County, Pennsylvania man is free on $50,000 bail for allegedly trading cigarettes for sexual favors from two teenaged girls who are minors.  State Police in Warren say 55 year-old David Slack of Sheffield was arrested for allegedly buying several items for the 13 and 15 year-olds inside the Uni-Mart store in Sheffield earlier this month.  Troopers say several witnesses told them they saw the girls lifting their shirts, and exposing themselves in front of Slack.  He allegedly passed cigarettes to one of the girls after minor physical contact near a picnic bench behind the store.  He is also accused of taking them into an area concealed by bushes for a short time before returning to the picnic area.  A male witness then walked over to Slack... and told him that he had contacted police... and, several others had witnessed the entire incident.  He was arrested... and, charged with corruption of minors... indecent assault... and, furnishing tobacco to minors.  Slack was released with the condition of no contact with the two girls.


 

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