Two brothers from Jamestown are jailed without bail after allegedly being found with a large quantity of drugs in their possession during routine traffic stop...  
 
City police say their K-9 Unit pulled over the car for failing to sign for a turn at the intersection of Allen Street and Foote Avenue -- near UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital -- about 7:30 last Friday night.  Officers say they found the driver was 49 year-old Henry Myers, while the passenger was his 50 year-old brother, Jeffrey.  Police say they found Henry Myers was driving with a suspended license. When he was taken into custody, he was found with a large amount of Meth and a digital scale.  Police searched the vehicle, and allegedly found another large quantity of methamphetime, along with heroin, marihuana and nearly $2,000 in cash.  Police say they seized nearly 3,000 ounces of Meth, 7 bags of Heroin and 4.2 grams of marijuana.  Both men were arraigned on Felony charges, including second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and sent to the county lock-up.
 
 
 
Two Jamestown residents were arrested late last week on outstanding bench warrants... and, being found in possession of a small amount of methamphetime...  
 
City police say officers spotted the pair, identified as 39 year-old Bradley Knapp and 28 year-old Heather Brown, acting suspiciously near the corner of Water and King Streets.  When police got out of their patrol car, officers say Knapp ran off behind the houses there.  They arrested Brown, who was sought on warrants.  They then searched the area, and found Knapp hiding on the front porch of a home on Water Street.  He was also wanted on city court warrants.  The JPD K-9 found a small baggy of Meth.  Both were arrested on the bench warrants, and for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.    
 
 
 
The Jamestown Raiders went undefeated in the AAU State Hockey tournament mixed division for win the state title... 
 
The Raiders capped the weekend with a sweet victory over Roy-Hart. Our Andrew Hill was featured along-side a group of broadcasters for the play-by-play on WKSN-1340.
 
Net-minder Tommy Chapman was piled on by teammates as the coaching staff embraced during the celebration. The game remained tied until a goal by defenseman Cole Sndyer lifted the Raiders over the Rams with just over 8:00 remaining. Jack Brinkley sealed the deal for Jamestown in the last two minutes, letting a shot fly as Blade Ellis scored on the rebound, making the final score 4-2. 
 
 
 
The number of laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza has dropped across New York state, the first decline since the flu was deemed widespread in December...  
 
Governor Cuomo announced late last week that about 13,700 flu cases were reported last week to the state Department of Health, down from 18,250 the previous week.  He continues to encourage New Yorkers to get a flu shot.  Health officials say the number of New Yorkers hospitalized last week with the lab-confirmed flu cases fell for the third consecutive week to around 1,700.
 
 
 
Chautauqua County's top-elected official says they are "actively pursuing" another Essential Air Service carrier for the county airport near Jamestown after losing it's previous carrier earlier this year...  
 
County Executive George Borrello says the loss of the EAS for Southern Airways Express as one of his first major issues to deal with upon taking office.  Borrello says he remains optimistic that they can get a reliable carrier into the airport soon, and plans to talk with two of them next month when he visits Massena in the north country.
 
Borrello says there are currently two carriers servicing the Massena International Airport which is in a very rural part of the state.  He declined to talk about Massena's carriers, but it's website touts Boutique-Air is one of the carriers.  Chautauqua County lost the Southern Airways service because of low ride counts in it's flights.  The EAS program calls for an average of 10 daily passenger flights per day; however, the county was only averaging 1.7.  Borrello made his comments during this past weekend's "Community Spotlight" program on the five Media One Group stations.
 
 
 
Jury selection is expected to get underway this week in Chautauqua County Court for a Dunkirk woman who is accused of murdering her boyfriend last summer...  
 
Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson confirms that jury selection in the trial for Rebecca Ruiz is set to begin on Tuesday, March 6.  Ruiz allegedly shot 21-year-old Julian Duman to death last July 6 at a residence near the intersection of Lake Shore East and South Zebra Street in Dunkirk.  Ruiz faces charges including second-degree murder.
 
 
 
More than $210-million in state grants is being awarded to scores of municipalities from Buffalo to Westchester to bring broadband internet access to thousands of New York homes and businesses...  
 
Governor Cuomo announced late last week that seven separate grants, totaling $214-million, will be shared by localities in western, central and northern New York, the Finger Lakes region, the Southern Tier, the Mohawk Valley, the Albany area and the Hudson Valley.  When the projects are completed, another 125,000-plus homes and business will have access to high-speed broadband. 
 
 
 
When some Northeast dairy farmers received their milk checks last month, their dairy cooperative included a list of mental health services and a suicide prevention hotline...  
 
It was an alarming sign of the financial stress small dairy farms are enduring.  The Agri-Mark Inc. dairy cooperative says it felt obligated to get the resources out to its one-thousand farmers in New England and New York following the suicide of a member farmer in January.  Minnesota has set up a free 24-hour confidential helpline for farmers, and calls have been pouring into FarmNet, a help line in New York.

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