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News Update for Mon., Nov. 18, 2013

Frewsburg woman seriously hurt in rollover accident in Cherry Creek...

A Frewsburg woman suffered serious injuries after her car overturned several times in a single-vehicle accident in Cherry Creek late Monday morning.  Sheriff's officers say Sarah Parke was traveling on Milestrip Road about 11 AM when her car crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic for no apparent reason.  Deputies say Parke then apparently over-corrected... and, lost control of the vehicle.  Officers say the car then overturned multiple times before landing in a ditch.  Starflight Helicopter was called to the scene... and flew Parke to the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo for treatment of unknown injuries.

Three teens arrested in connection with armed robbery in city of Jamestown...

Three Jamestown teenagers have been arrested for allegedly holding up a man on Newton Avenue at Stowe Street early Sunday morning with a stolen handgun.  City police were called to the scene about 3:30 a.m., and, found the victim was walking home from a friend's house when a 17 year-old girl... and, two boys, ages 15 and 16... approached him in the middle of the street.  Officers say the girl displayed what appeared to be a pistol... and, threatened the man.  The trio allegedly stole some property from the man... and, ran off.  Police later found the three... and, one put down an item and walked away from it.  It was later found to be the handgun... which had earlier been reported stolen.  The 17 year-old was arrested on several charges... including first-degree robbery, second-degree menacing... and, criminal possession of a weapon.  The 16 year-old boy is also charged with first-degree robbery... along with grand larceny.  The 15 year-old's case is being petitioned to family court.

Council holding public hearing tonight on proposed 2014 budget...

The Jamestown City Council will hold a public hearing on the city's $33.6-million, 2014 budget proposal tonight at 6 p.m.  Lawmakers have been reviewing the spending plan with department heads for the past few weeks... since Mayor Sam Teresi unveiled the proposal Oct. 8.  Councilmembers have cut $30,000 to pay off some debt due to the city's recent upgrade in it's bond rating.  Mayor Sam Teresi says that amount could go up to more than $100,000 once lawmakers fashion the final budget.  But, at this point, no other cuts have been made... and, the mayor says Jamestown is in the same boat as most surrounding municipalities that have had to increase taxes.  The amount being paid to the state retirement fund... Worker's Compensation and other areas have increased.  Teresi is hopeful that lawmakers can cut the projected 2.68-percent tax increase to at least a more modest increase.  He says his proposed executive budget increases the tax rate by 55-cents per $1,000 full value.