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City man sought for operating Meth Lab on Crossman St. found in PA...

The Jamestown man accused of setting up and running a methamphetime lab on the city's northside last month has been arrested in Titusville, Pennsylvania.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says the Crawford County location was one where they believed 38 year-old Phillip Reichardt might have fled to after officers discovered the lab during parole check at 19 Crossman Street last September 19th.  Samuelson says a Felony warrant had been issued for Reichardt's arrest... and, he was found Thursday morning.  Since the initial contact at 19 Crossman, he says they had been in contact with Titusville Police.  Samuelson says that's because the parents of Reichart's girlfriend live there... and, they believed he might be heading there to avoid arrest in New York.  He says Reichardt was found in one of two locations they believed he might be at.  Samuelson says Reichardt was arrested as a Fugitive from Justice... and, he's jailed pending extradiction.  Samuelson adds that... since it was a "one-pot" lab... the State Police C-NET Team was able to clean up the home so it can be occupied again.  He says they expect Reichardt to be returned in about one to two weeks... depending on whether or not he waives extradiction.  He faces one Felony count of Manufacturing of Methamphetime.

Horrigan tells fellow legislators it's time to make a decision on latest offer for Co. Home...

A Chautauqua County Legislator who is running for county executive says it's time for lawmakers to 'rise above politics' on a vote to sell the County Home.  Republican Vince Horrigan says he is ready to move forward... and, vote on the agreement to sell the Dunkirk-area facility to VestraCare.  Horrigan... whose from Bemus Point... voiced his support for holding the vote on the County Home on Oct. 30 during Wednesday night's special meeting.  He says opponents to holding a vote that night are searching for excuses not to hold a vote.  But... several legislators -- including Jamestown Democrat Chuck Nazarro -- felt the vote should be delayed until after the Nov. 5 election.  Nazzaro feels some lawmakers may change their mind and want to sell after that time.  Legislature Chairman Jay Gould says the vote will take place during another special session on Oct. 30.  Before the vote... he says the proposal will be sent to the Human Services and Audit and Control Committees.  Gould adds the public can speak to those two committees when they meet next week.  He says the public will also be able to speak on the proposed sale during the second public portion of the Legislature's regular meeting Oct. 23... and, at the special meeting on Oct. 30.

Gas prices drop another penny this week...

Gasoline prices in the Jamestown-area have fallen just over a penny this week to $3.69 a gallon.  The AAA's Fuel Gauge report also says the national average price of a gallon of regular, unleaded is down 4-cents this week.  The Fuel Gauge says U.S. and global markets are working to evaluate the impact of the federal government shutdown... and, renewed U.S. debt ceiling concerns.  However... retail gas prices continue to march steadily downward.  The AAA says it expects retail prices will continue to drop in the coming months, as sufficient supplies, flat demand and cheaper winter-blend gasoline mean motorists are likely to pay less to fill their tanks.


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