A Jamestown man sought on a warrant for violating terms of treatment court has been arrested for allegedly being found in possession of drugs with the intent to sell. 
 
City police say officers last Friday afternoon spotted on 27 year-old Sean Barrett inside a parked vehicle in the area of East Second Street and Foote Avenue. 
 
Officers say they took Barrett into custody on the warrant and, found him allegedly in possesion of a quantity of methamphetamine packaged for sale.  Police charged him with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.  He was sent to the city jail pending arraignment.
 
 
There's been another fatal hunting accident in the region, this one involving an Erie-area man whose pistol accidently fired a round as he was taking it out of it's holster. 
 
State Police in Corry, Pennsylvania say 32 year-old Nicholas Powell of Union City was out hunting Friday afternoon when he returned home about 4 PM. 
 
Troopers say the gun was in a shoulder holster when Powell went to take it out and, it discharged one round into his chest.  Police say he was rushed to Titusville-Area Hospital where he later died.  
 
 
He won't be back on the Jamestown City Council next year but, outgoing Council President Greg Rabb says there's still plenty to get done before the end of the year. 
 
Rabb did not win re-election to a sixth-term last month but, says he's still keeping his nose to the grind-stone on a number of fronts.  One item going before council at tonight's work session is the proposed expansion of the Northwest Arena on West Third Street.  Rabb says it includes the city selling a piece of land on Second Street to the Arena.
 
The expansion of the ice arena will allow for more office space, likely for the new National Comedy Center to be located across West Second Street from the arena. In addition, work is progressing on the new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel on Fourth Street. 
 
Rabb says these are just two of the projects taking place.  He says there's a lot of complicated work involved in getting such projects to fruition, and he says it's been "exciting" to be part of it. 
 
Rabb made his comments for this past weekend's "Community Spotlight" program on the five Media One Group Stations.
 
 
A head-on collision between a car and a parked FedEx delivery truck in the town of Ellery last Friday has left a local couple in the car in serious condition at an Erie, Pennsylvania hospital. 
 
State Police in Jamestown confirm that the accident occured on Route 430 about 11:30 AM Friday.  Troopers say the driver of the westbound car, 80 year-old Bruce Cobb, crossed the center line for some unknown reason. 
 
Troopers say the truck involved was actually parked on the side of the road.  The driver of the truck, 61 year-old Rudolph DeSanto of Erie, suffered a shoulder and back injury.  He was taken to UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital for treatment. 
 
Police say Cobb and his wife and passenger, 75 year-old Patricia Cobb, were both flown to UPMC Hamot in Erie for treatment of possible head and internal injuries.  No charges have yet been filed in the case.
 
 
There's a new center for New Yorkers working to stay healthy following a struggle with drug use. 
 
Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the opening last week of the new Pillars Recovery Center in Harlem.  The facility, which received $1.75 million in state funding, offers peer support groups, job training, recreation and health programs and treatment programs tailored for individuals. 
 
The centers are intended to serve as a non-clinical, substance-free place where former users can come together to support their recovery.  The state says they now have similar recovery centers in all five of New York City's boroughs. 
 
Cuomo says the new center is an example of steps the state is taking to expand treatment and services for those struggling with addiction and drug use.
 
 
There were more than lighted floats and, the lighting of the Christmas Treet during Jamestown's annual Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration last Friday night. 
 
However, the tree lighting was the main attraction. Mayor Sam Teresi presided over the official tree lighting at Tracy Plaza.  However, he also recognized the winner of contest between classes at nearby Jamestown High School. 
 
Teresi says that involves several planters located on Third Street for the Christmas season.  Four of those were from each class at JHS. For having the winning planter, Teresi says a donation was made by an anonymous source to the Class of 2021 of $100 that will go towards the classes fund-raising efforts in the JHS "Penny Wars." 
 
Jamestown's "Mr. Baseball" Russ Diethrick, was the parade's Grand Marshall.
 
 
City officails in Dunkirk have broken ground on a $750,000 bridge project, one that has been a top priority of the Rosas Administration for the past two-years. 
 
City officials were on hand Friday to begin the replacement project for the bridge on Howard Avenue using a "Bridge New York" grant.  The portion of Howard Avenue has been closed since 2007 and Mayor Wllie Rosas says it's left abot 10 homes without timely fire protection. 
 
City Public Works Director Randy Woodbury says Rosas was able to get the funding after a meeting with Governor Cuomo.
 
Second Ward Councilman Marty Bamonto says not only will the project help the neighborhood, but it could assist with future economic development at a nearby Steel plant.  Work on the project is expected to begin on Monday
 
Woodbury says a pre-cast bridge has already been built for the site and, it'll be transported to the location.  Weather permitting, he says the project should be completed by the end of the month.
 
 
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is warning Project Veritas that it could lose its ability to raise money in New York because it didn't disclose its founder's criminal record. 
 
The Democratic prosecutor's office wrote Wednesday to the conservative non-profit, which has used disguises and hidden cameras to uncover supposed liberal bias in the mainstream media. 
 
A woman affiliated with the group tried to get The Washington Post to report a false sex assault allegation against Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.  Registered charities in New York must disclose executives' convictions.

 

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