Two Sherman women are safe after a water rescue on Chautauqua Lake in the area of Magnolia Tuesday afternoon... 
 
Sheriff's deputies received a report of screams coming from the lake and, responded with Chautauqua Institution Police. Officers say they saw an over-turned kayak with a person in the water. Bemus Point fire crews were able to assist 20 year-olds Bridget Yaw and Roxanne Toy back to shore with the help of shore personnel. Deputies remind citizens that the water is still cold and recommend the use of life jackets on all vessels, including paddle craft. No injuries were reported.
 
 
Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace helped a town of Busti property owner save a number of items from his garage Tuesday morning before it was destroyed by fire...  
 
Sheriff's deputies say the homeowner at 735 Hunt Road-- John Luciano-- called 911 a few minutes before 8:00.  But, officials say Sheriff Gerace spotted the fire as a by-stander and, was able to help Luciano get some lawn mowers and an ATV out of the garage before Lakewood firefighters arrived.  Busti fire crews soon joined them in putting out the flames.  No one was hurt, but there was some minor damage to the nearby house.  Fire investigators say the blaze was caused by either an overheated electrical outlet strip and/or a lithium battery charger that was plugged into it.
 
 
If a bi-partisan caucus, co-chaired by local Congressman Tom Reed, can get signatures from two more Republicans, they could force floor action on four bills to deal with 'Dreamers...' and, move ahead on improved border security...  
 
Reed said Tuesday there is momentum building for action to be taken on the "Problem Solver's" Caucus's "Discharge Petition" on June 7.  The Corning Republican says the GOP leadership is against the move, but he says the time for talk is over.
 
Hard-line conservatives in the House are opposed to giving legal status to "Dreamers..." also known as DACA kids.  They were brought to the U-S illegally by their parents.  Reed emphasized the measure is not amnesty, but would open up debate on how best to deal with DACA and, improve security on the nation's southern border.  He made his comments during his weekly telephone conference call with Southern Tier media.
 
 
A Jamestown man has been arrested for drug-possession after allegedly trying to pass a counterfeit 20-dollar bill at a convenience store on the city's northside early Tuesday morning...  
 
Jamestown Police were called to the 7-Eleven store on North Main Street shortly after 3:30 a.m. on a fraud complaint.  Officers say 42 year-old Richard Barr, Junior, who allegedly tried to use the bill at the business, had run off.  Barr was found at the corner of West Sixth and Cherry Streets and, arrested for first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.  He was found with Methamphetime, marihuana and hypodermic instruments and, was also charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.  Barr was jailed pending arraignment.
 
 
Two Stockton residents were arrested on drug possession charges following a traffic stop last Thursday in Sinclairville... 
 
State Police pulled over 23 year-old Robert Keech on Route 60 for speeding and, determined the occupants of the vehicle had allegedly been smoking marijuana. A search by a K-9 Police dog alerted troopers to a grinder of marijuana in the center console. Further search revealed Keech was in possession of a subutex pill and metal knuckles, while his passenger 23 year-old Jordan Chamberline was in possession of tramadol pills and a hydrocondone pill. Both men were released with appearance tickets for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Keech was additionally charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana. 
 
 
A new website that honors the Jamestown-area's war-dead was launched last weekend -- in advance of Memorial Day...  
 
That from Project Coordinator Barbara Cessna during last Saturday's Blue Star Mothers memorial service for Gold Star families at Veteran's Park in Jamestown last Saturday.  Cessna thanked the Blue Star Mothers, and Cindy Reedy with the Dwyer Project and, County Veteran's Services Director Greg Carlson for helping to get the "Chautauqua Veterans of Modern Warfare Memorial" up and running.
 
Cessna says another key person involved was local veteran Dan Lombardozzi, who had another commitment out-of-town and could not attend.  She says the effort to launch the site began after last year's Blue Star service.  Cessna adds their work is not done yet, adding they also want to honor those who suffer from PTSD, and other disorders associated with combat service. The new "Chautauqua Veteran's of Modern Warfare Memorial" can be found online at chqvmwmemorial.org.
 
 
As the summer baseball season approaches, Jamestown is gearing up for the 16-18 Babe Ruth World Series' return this coming August...  
 
Local Babe Ruth Committee Vice-President and Public Relations Division Director Kim Ecklund says this once-in-a-lifetime experience kicks-off August 4, with a parade with floats for all the teams, local musicians and organizations.  Ecklund adds that the committee is also in need of community support in several areas, with the biggest being host families.
 
Ecklund says the biggest reward as a host family is the relationship created between themselves and their hosted players that can last for years to come.  For more information on becoming a host family, participating in the parade and more, visit JamestownWorldSeries.org. 
 
 
Starbucks has closed thousands of stores and asked its employees to talk about when they noticed their racial identity, discuss what unconscious bias is and watch videos in which people of color describe feeling unwelcome in stores...  
 
It was all part of the coffee chain's anti-bias training, created after the arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks six weeks ago.  The West Ellicott Starbucks was among those spending an hour on the training Tuesday. 

WJTN News Headlines for June 25, 2018

Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Water Division work today will mean re-routing of traffic beginning at 8 a.m.  for approximately 5-6 hours near the corner of North Main Street and Buffalo ...

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