Panama man arrested for alleged sexual abuse of two girls earlier this year...
A man from Panama is jailed without bail for allegedly having sex with two juvenile girls earlier this year.  Sheriff's deputies say they arrested 50 year-old Frederick Antill, Junior of Niobe Road Friday afternoon following a joint investigation of a "suspicous situation" with Child Protective Services of Chautauqua County... and the Child Advocacy Program.  During an investigation by all three agencies... it was found that at multiple times last February and March, Antill engaged in sexual acts with the two girls.  Officers obtained a warrant... and, Antill was arrested for second-degree rape... and, third-degree criminal sex.  He was arraigned and sent to the county lock-up.
 
 
Helicopter search in Jamestown yields unknown results in search for Carpenter...
City police Friday confirmed that police helicopters from the region flew above the city in search of a city man who went missing earlier this month.  However... City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says the looks from high-above are a "routine part" of the search for 35 year-old Sean Carpenter.  Carpenter went missing in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 11th as he was walking south on Pine Street between First and Second Streets.  Police say he was walking towards his home on Superior Street... but, he never made it.  Carpenter is 6' 2" tall... and, weighs about 180 pounds.  He has brown hair and a short beard... and blue eyes.  He was last seen wearing a brown baseball hat, and a long sleeve green jacket.  If you have any information on the case... call city police at 483-7537... or their anonymous tips line at 483-TIPS, that's 483-8477.
 
 
Regional HUD Administrator Lynne Patton in Jamestown and Dunkirk Friday...
A member of the Trump Administration is in Chautauqua County Friday getting a look at lower-income areas that have benefitted from a federal housing program.  Region-2 Housing and Urban Development Administrator Lynn Patton was on the northside of Jamestown this morning to check-out a small catering business, and a rehabilitated house at 835 Spring Street.  Both benefitted from Jamestown's just over $1-million allocation from the Community Development Block Grant program that Jamestown, she says visiting Elegant Edibles and the house is a great way to see how their "data-driven programs" work.  Patton says HUD Secretary Ben Carson, herself and others with the agency took part in a listening tour the past year to see how the departments programs work... and, what needs to be reformed.  She says that tour led them to get a 10-percent increase in funding for the program... which was great news to city Development Director Vince DeJoy... who administers the local program.  DeJoy says the tour is a great way to show why the CDBG program needs to continue.  DeJoy says Elegant Edible's Owner Vicky McGraw noted that the help she received from the city's CDBG Facade program literally helped "transform" her business on North Main Street.  Patton was the guest of local Congressman Tom Reed... who has been a strong supporter of the CDBG Program.  Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi and Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas were also on hand for the tour in Jamestown.
 
 
Reed receives Conservative Endorsement to run for Congress...
The New York State Conservative Party has announced it is again backing incumbant Southern Tier Congressman Tom Reed for re-election this Fall.  State Party Chairman Michael Long is citing Reed's "commitment to standing with us and bringing common-sense, conservative leadership to Congress."  Long adds the Corning Republican "has been an advocate for conservative principles" during his time in Congress.  Long calls Reed a "champion of federal tax reform."  Reed says he's honored to again have their endorsement... and, says that's in addition to the state's Independence Party endorsement.
 
 
Watchdog groups renew call for crack down on state government corruption...
Government watchdog groups are renewing their call on Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York state Legislature to agree on measures that will strengthen transparency and crack down on corruption.  Saying the first half of the 2018 legislative session produced no anti-corruption legislation, members of six groups presented a proposal this week that they called a "road map to reform."  They want Albany leaders to address a lack of transparency in economic development projects, limit certain campaign contributions and require state economic development entities to follow the same laws state agencies do.  The renewed push comes during a six-month stretch of corruption trials or retrials for two former Cuomo administration officials and two ex-leaders of the Senate and Assembly.
 
 
Jamestown man arrested for DWI...
A wanted city man faces several charges for allegedly driving drunk on Jamestown's eastside last Thursday night.  Officers pulled over a vehicle at the intersection of East Second and Stowe Streets for a traffic infraction... and, identified the driver as 60 year-old Frank Nutt.  Police say he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and failed a sobriety test before refusing to submit a breath test.  Nutt was also found to allegedly have an expired-revoked license from a prior DWI incident... and, multiple active arrest warrants for probation violations. He was taken to city jail pending arraignment. 
 
 
 

WJTN Headlines for Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

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