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(**New)Driver allegedly involved in Lakewood hit and run accident of Sept. 6 arrested... jailed without bail...

The Jamestown man accused of fleeing the scene of a serious two-car, head-on crash in the village of Lakewood has been arrested in the city.  Lakewood-Busti Police say 38 year-old Victor Cameron of Collins Street was taken into custody on a warrant about 9 a.m. Wednesday.  Sergeant Investigator Paul Gustafson says Lakewood-Busti Police received several anonymous tips on Cameron's whereabouts... and, they and Jamestown police were able to find Cameron.  He allegedly ran off from the scene of the accident last Friday afternoon at the intersection of Fairmount and Fairdale Avenues.  Cameron was arraigned on charges of first-degree Felony aggravated unlicensed operation... leaving the scene of a personal injury accident... and, failure to yield.  He was then sent to the county jail without bail. 

Local first responders recall "9/11" 12 years later...

Local first responders are recalling the events surrounding the "9/11" terrorist attacks... and, how Chautauqua County sent firefighters and equipment to assist in the aftermath.  The county's Emergency Services Director... Julius Leone... was coincidently at a meeting on terrorism in Albany when he learned about the attacks.  Leone says the V-A Hospitals were putting on the program, and how to prepare when they heard about what happened.  County Deputy Fire Coordinator Dan Imfeld was among those firefighters and EMTs sent by the county to assist first responders in New York City in the aftermath.  Imfeld assisted in an area near Ground Zero... where you could see the downed towers... and, he says it was like "no other experience I've ever had."  Yet... he's been in emergency services for 30 years.  Chautauqua County suffered one loss that day.  Celoron native Amy King was a flight attendant on one of the planes that struck the World Trade Center towers the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

Croscut not bitter, philosophical on losing GOP Primary Tuesday...

A former chairman of the Chautauqua County Legislature says he's disappointed that he will not be returning to the panel in January.  Legislator Fred Croscut lost his Republican primary to fellow lawmaker David Himelein Tuesday, 229-to-198.  The Sherman Republican says he has enjoyed his eight terms on the Legislature... and, adds he feels he and the legislature were able to accomplish a lot during his time on the panel.  Croscut says it's unfortunate... because there's still work left to be done in such areas as the management of Chautauqua Lake.  He and Himelein went head-to-head as the result of the downsizing of the County Legislature from 25 to 19 members.



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Chautauqua County reports 28 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed last weekend... There are 28 new cases of the COVID-19 Virus in Chautauqua County the past two days.  That from Interim County Execut...

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