Fredonia man arrested following high-speed chase in Lakewood Monday night...
A north county man has been arrested on some 30 charges after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase through the village of Lakewood... and, west into Panama.  Lakewood-Busti Police say they were called to the Wal-Mart SuperCenter on Fairmount Avenue shortly before 8 p.m. Monday night on a report of a person stealing several items, including clothing.  Officers say 22 year-old Tyler Elssesser of Fredonia allegedly drove off in a westerly direction with police in pursuit.  Officers say speeds reached 98 miles per hour before Elssesser turned onto Route 474 and drove into Panama... where he was stopped.  Police say speeds on 474 reached more than 100 mph before the pursuit ended.  Elsesser is charged with larceny... reckless endangerment... and, also faces drug charges.  He was arraigned in Busti Town Court, and sent to the county jail on $20,000 cash bail... $40,000 property bond.
 
 
Gillibrand condemns Assad for reported Chemical attack in Syria...
New York's Junior Senator is calling on U-S officials to work with thier  allies to get a permanent cease-fire in the Syrian civil war as a way to begin regime change in the Middle Eastern nation.  Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand made her comments during a conference call with state-wide media today.  Gillibrand is among those saying that strong-armed Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has to go after the latest chemical attack near Damascus.  She calls it a "heartbreaking" and horrific" story... and, adds Assad's actions are "an outrage."  Gillibrand says the U-S needs to engage it's allies and go to the United Nations to call for Assad's removal.  He has been Syrian president since July of 2000... and, was accused of severe crackdowns on citizens during the so-called "Arab Spring" several years ago.  The unrest is being attributed to starting the current civil war in that country.
 
 
More Wintry weather before warm up later in week...
After a wintry start today, we'll see the start of a warm up over the next few days that should bring more spring-like weather to the area.  Meteorologist John Rozbicki of the National Weather Service in Buffalo says a passing weather system brought a shot of light snow to portions of Western New York overnight.  He says there was an "inch or two" of snow that fell in some spots, and it felt more like January instead of April 10.  About 8-tenths of an inch of snow was reported near Jamestown, one inch in Little Valley and 2 inches in Franklinville.  Several passing weather systems will bring milder weather to the area, but, Rozbicki says there is a question about how much of a warm up we'll be getting later this week.  It may reach 70 in the Jamestown area by Friday.
 
 
 

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