(**New)Special Legislature meeting with potential County Home buyer cancelled...

A special meeting of the Chautauqua County Legislature to consider a new offer for the County Home in Dunkirk has been cancelled because the prospective buyer has failed to make a required deposit on the purchase.  That from Legislature Chairman Jay Gould... who says County Executive Greg Edwards made the recommendation after the potential buyer, Richard Platschek of Long Island, didn't make the $1.65-million deposit.  That's 10-percent of the $16.5-million purchase offer made by Platschek.  Gould says Edwards told him he is terminating the tentative agreement... and, will continue efforts to find a buyer for the County Home.


Operators involved in motorcycle-truck accident in Jamestown now identified...

A Lakewood man has been identified as the rider of a motorcyle Jamestown police say struck a Ford Explorer on the city's southside.  Officers were called to the scene at the intersection of Newland and Broadhead Avenues about 5:30 p.m.  Police say 22 year-old Todd Dean was allegedly speeding westbound on Newland when the driver of the Explorer... 36 year-old Grant Monroe... pulled away from the curb on Newland.  Officers say he was then starting to make a left onto Broadhead when his vehicle was struck.  Police say Dean suffered a serious injury when his bike went down.  He was initially taken to WCA Hospital... then flown by Starflight Helicopter to the Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pennsylvania.  Dean faces charges... including speeding and aggravated unlicensed operation.  Monroe is also charged with making an unsafe start... and, having an uninsured vehicle.  Police say the interesection was closed for about three hours while the Sheriff's Department Accident Reconstruction Team helped Jamestown Police with the investigation.


Two Warren, PA men arrested following traffic stop for allegedly buying cocaine in Jamestown...

Two Warren, Pennsylvania men are jailed without bail for allegedly being found in possession of a quantity of cocaine in their car this morning in Jamestown.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says officers on patrol pulled over a car... driven by 60 year-old Robert Proctor... at the corner of Foote Avenue and Harrison Street about 8:40 a.m. for a traffic violation.  Samuelson says... while officers were talking to Proctor and his passenger... they spotted a bag of white powder lying on the floor of the vehicle.  He says it's likely they got brought the half-ounce of cocaine here... given the circumstances involved.  Samuelson says it's another example of the drug issue "plaguing the city."  He says both Proctor and his passenger... 42 year-old Anthony Russell... were arrested.  Proctor and Russell were both charged with third and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... and, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument.  Samuelson says Proctor was also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation... and, failure to signal a lane change.  Both were arraigned and sent to the county jail with bail to be set pending a recommendation from the District Attorney's office.


Amish girl, 3, seriously hurt when car strikes buggy in Cattaraugus County... 
An Amish girl is being treated at a Buffalo-area hospital after the buggy she was riding in last Saturday was struck by a car in the Cattaraugus County town of East Otto.  Sheriff's Deputies in Little Valley say the girl's father... 39 year-old Ezra Glick... was operating the buggy just after 7:30 p.m. when the car approached from the south.  Officers say the vehicle... driven by Dominic Fiorello of East Otto... struck the buggy... and, it overturned.  Deputies say Glick... and, his three daughters were thrown from the buggy.  Neither he nor two of the girls were hurt.  But... the third... who was 3 years-old... was flown to Children's Hospital in Buffalo... where she's in stable condition.  Charges are pending... and, the accident remains under investigation.

 

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