Jamestown police are looking for the person who shot and wounded another man during a disturbance on the city's eastside early Tuesday night...  
 
City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says officers were called to the scene at 47 Bowen Street shortly after 7 p.m. for a person being shot in the leg. He says the victim was transported to UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital for treatment. He is currently listed in stable condition. Samuelson says police are not identifying the victim at this time.  He did say it was a male in his 20s.  There's also been no identification on the alleged shooter, but Samuelson says they have talked with some witnesses, and the victim himself and, they have some leads.  He says the victim was targeted.  If you have any information on the incident, you can call city police at 483-7537 or their Tips-line at 483-TIPS (8477).  You can also contact JPD through their Tips 4-1-1 app.  Police say all calls will be kept confidential.
 
 
A 2-year-old Silver Creek boy is home with his family -- safe and sound -- after he wandered away from his home late Wedneday afternoon...  
 
Sheriff's officers were called to the scene on Route 5 about 4:30 p.m. after the child, who was seen on the family's deck, took off while his mother stepped away momentarily.  Deputies say the mother frantically searched her yard and home without success and, she called 9-1-1.  Officers responded and called in several other police and rescue personnel to assist in the search of the immedidate area.  Just before starting a massive ground search... Silver Creek Firefighters located the child south of the railroad tracks in a ravine, about a 1.5-miles from his home.  He was frightened, but, not hurt and was quickly re-united with his family.
 
 
A Dunkirk man will be sentenced in August after he was found guilty of charges in connection with a kidnapping that occurred at the Fredonia Wal-Mart on Route 60 in August of 2016...  
 
Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson held a news conference yesterday morning, announcing that 39-year-old Samuel Saeli was convicted of second-degree kidnapping and second-degree "based on sexual motivation."  Saeli was arrested by Fredonia Police for kidnapping a 13-year-old autistic boy in the store's parking lot.  Swanson was pleased with the results of the trial. The case was first tried last September.  Swanson says both charges carry a potential penalty of 8 to 25 years, with post release ranging from 10 to 20 years.  The D-A also indicated that there may be federal charges pending, but he would not comment on that case.  
 
 
The organization that presents 'Fluvanna Fest' every Father's Day Weekend faces some special challenges this year...
 
Fluvanna Community Historical Society board member, Rea Bobula, said she came in the door and saw the water; she thought the Historical Society was "over".  One Monday in the winter, Archivist Mary Turney walked into their building-- the old Fluvanna church-- and found running water from a split pipe that ran down into the basement ankle deep.
 
None of the society's artifacts were damaged, but they won't be able to use the building for this year's 'Fluvanna Fest' on June 16.  All the other usual events will occur, and board member Dottie Muzzy hopes people will come, she says they need a fundraiser.  More information on 'Fluvanna Fest' can be found on Facebook, or at runsignup.com.
 
 
Warren County's only K-9 police dog will be laid to rest following a fatal training accident Tuesday evening... 
 
The Warren Times Observer reports K-9 "Choper" died shortly after midnight Wednesday as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. The paper says Choper was originally born in Holland and was sworn in as part of the force in May 2015 with his handler Scott Neiswonger of the Conewango Township  Police Department. Flags will fly half-staff today in honor of K-9 Choper. 
 
 
 
What has been known as the city of Jamestown's Summer Concert Series at Allen Park has been expanded and, will be known this year as the "Summer Performance Series"... 
 
That from City Parks and Recreation Coordinator Julia Ciesla-Hanley, who unveiled this year's schedule of events at the Goranson Bandshell yesterday afternoon.  Ciesla-Hanley says they are adding the group "Pearl City Jazz" and the Chautauqua Theater Company to the schedule. The opening performance of the weekly series will be next Wednesday night, June 13, at 7 p.m. with the annual performance by the Jamestown High School Concert Band.  Band Director Megan Murray says they're excited to again take part because they get to do more "popular, upbeat" music.  She adds a lot of the tunes will be recognizable.  The following week, Ciesla-Hanley says "Pearl City Jazz" will be up the following week and, the Municipal Band-- under the direction of Rick Lundquist-- will perform the following week at 7:00. 
 
 
The annual Catholic Charities Appeal has again gone into overtime, but meeting the $11-million goal has been a struggle this year...  
 
Diocesan Director Sister Mary McCarrick admits part of it is due to the sex abuse scandal involving several priests over the past three decades.  However... McCarrick adds that Catholic Charities is a separate entity that operates under the Diocese of Buffalo's umbrella and, none of the money raised will be used for settlements.  But, she says it will help victims of sexual abuse.
 
McCarrick says they have raised just over $10-million of the $11-million goal for 2018.  This year's theme is "Love Your Neighbor."  McCarrick says Catholic Charities helped about 150,000 people over the past year in Western New York and about 14,400 of those were in Chautauqua County.  She says the help runs the gamut from the basices with short term housing and food, to counseling.  McCarrick says they have two offices in Chautauqua County, one in Jamestown.  For more information, go online to CCWNY.org.  The appeal runs through June 30.
 
 
Cynthia Nixon says state lawmakers shouldn't rush regulations to permit sports betting in New York state...  
 
The Democratic candidate for governor told reporters in Albany Monday that she's not "a big fan" of gambling and urged lawmakers to take their time with the regulations.  The Legislature is now considering permitting sports wagering after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a ban on sports betting in most states.  The "Sex and the City" star and longtime political activist also announced that she supports calls for supervised injection facilities, where addicts can shoot up under the eye of medical professionals who can intervene in case of an overdose. 
 
 
Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, the first openly gay House member from New York, says he's running for state attorney general...  
 
The 51-year-old Democrat from the Hudson Valley announced Wednesday that he's seeking election as the state's top legal officer to go after the "crooks" in the White House, Albany and corporate suites.  Maloney is the latest Democrat to announce a campaign for attorney general since two-term incumbent Democrat Eric Schneiderman suddenly resigned last month amid allegations that he physical and verbally abused four women he had dated.  New York City Public Advocate Letitia James was nominated as the party's candidate at the Democratic state convention last month.  Former gubernatorial candidate and Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout launched her campaign Tuesday.  Maloney was first elected to Congress in 2012. He and his husband have three children.
 
 
Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout is launching her Democratic campaign for New York attorney general with a promise to crack down on potential conflicts of interest in President Donald Trump's business empire...  
 
Teachout says that if elected she would litigate aggressively against Trump, using the vast power of the office as a "sword, not just a shield."  Teachout, a former New York gubernatorial candidate, is a leader of a watchdog group that has taken Trump to court over the constitutional emoluments clause.  She announced her candidacy outside the headquarters of the Trump Organization at Trump Tower.  Teachout faces several candidates in the attorney general race, including New York City Public Advocate Letitia James. 
 
 
An unsubstantiated threat was made online against Jamestown High School last week...  
 
In a statement released Wednesday, JHS Principal Mike McElrath says "there have been conversations and posts on social media about a potential threat made to Jamestown High School.  The threat made last week to the high school was handled swiftly by the JPS administration and the Jamestown Police Department."  McElrath adds, there is no credible threat to JHS and the school was never put into a lockdown. 

WJTN News Headlines for June 25, 2018

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