State Police in Pennsylvania say a body found along the New York shoreline of Lake Erie with a gunshot wound to the head and an anchor attached to the torso has been identified as that of a woman whose husband reported her missing last month. 

 

Police add that 48 year-old Christoper Leclair has been charged with killing her.  51 year-old Karen Leclair of Albion, PA was reported missing last June 11 by her husband who is a commercial fisherman. 

 

Lt. Wayne Kline says dental records were used to identify Karen Leclair's body Wednesday.  Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace says his DIVE Team found Mrs. Leclair's body about 11 a.m. Tuesday.  Kline says Christopher Leclair's dad tried to hide the revolver used to shoot her and has been arrested. 

 

Christopher Leclair told police his wife was sitting on a bucket on the edge of a boat when she apparently fell overboard while he wasn't looking.  Authorities charged him with criminal homicide because dock surveillance cameras show the couple left together the day before he reported her missing and he returned alone.


A Falconer man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a hand-gun from a village residence early Tuesday morning. 

 

Ellicott Town Police say they were called to the unidentified location where the victim identified 22 year-old Aaron Johnson of Park Avenue as the suspect involved.  Officers say they found Johnson a few blocks away and, he was arrested. 

 

Police add that a search turned up the weapon and, Johnson was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and, criminal possession of a weapon.  He was arraigned and sent to the county jail without bail.



Three residential burglaries in the Ripley-area has led the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office to issue a warning to residents there to lock their doors especially if they are away. 

 

Sheriff's deputies say the break-ins occured over a three-day span and, during the evening hours.  Officers say, in each case the suspects committed the crime while the residents were inside sleeping. 

 

In all 3 incidents the doors of the victim's homes were unlocked.  They were all reported around July 1st.  The Sheriff's Office is advising residents in the Ripley area to lock their doors.  To report any suspicious activity contact the Sheriff's Office at 753-2131.



The opening round of the second-annual LECOM Health Challenge gets underway this morning at the Peek 'n Peak Year-Round Resort near Findley Lake. 

 

The PGAWeb.com Tour event runs through Sunday and, Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan says it's great to have the tour back in town.  Horrigan said Wednesday that they have a special event taking place for military veterans who will be admitted free today. 

 

He adds they'll have another special event Sunday morning and, veterans will again be involved later in the day Sunday as veteran's "tend the flag" on the 18th hole that day.  There will also be a prayer service early Sunday before tee-off. 

 

Horrigan says it's going to be a fun four days and each days events will be shown on The Golf Channel again this year.  Tickets are still available including single-day or four-day passes. 

 

Other activties including a Wellness Fair are being put on during the week.  You can go on-line to their website at LECOMhealthchallenge.com.  Tickets are also available at the gate each day.


There are seven questions that a person should ask when they're looking for a financial advisor that has their best interests in mind. 

 

 

That from Managing Partner Carol Clark with OnCenter Financial Advisors who is a 28 year veteran of providing independent, ethical and transparent financial guidance.  Clark taught three classes on that topic during the first week of the season at Chautauqua Institution. 

 

Clark says the first question is whether the advisor is actually a "broker," because that means fees because different products are priced differently, and many fees are hidden.  Clark says 90% of the registered financial advisors in the United States are actually brokers meaning they work by commission. 

 

When you find a financial advisor you like Clark says you need to ask whether they or their firm affiliated with a broker-dealer.  She says you should also ask if the advisor provides proprietary mutual funds and, where the money is held. 

 

Clark says you should ask if it has a "third-party custodian" meaning that no one can withdraw your money except for you.  Clark says that can help stop fraud in many cases.  For more information on OnCenter Financial Advisors go online to oncenterfinancial.com.

 



A Jamestown man has been arrested for allegedly violating an order of protection when he was found at the scene of an alleged domestic incident early Wednesday morning. 

 

City police were called to the scene in the 100-block of East Second Street and, found the suspect, 23 year-old Joseph Novak, inside the home.  Officers say Novak resisted when they went to arrest him and, he faces several charges after being found with the victim. 

 

Novak is charged with first-degree criminal contempt aggravated family offense and, resisting arrest.  He was being held in city jail pending arraignment.

 

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