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A fight involving several students at Jamestown High School led to an emergency lockdown for a couple of hours Wednesday morning.  

Jamestown Police Captain Bob Samuelson says officers were called to 350 East Second Street about 10:30 AM for a reported fight inside the school.  Samuelson says two juveniles -- who were actively involved in the altercation -- were detained... and, will likely face charges.  He says police are reviewing surveillance video and charges are pending further investigation.  No one was hurt in the incident.  On the Jamestown school website... district officials said the "emergency lockdown has been activated at Jamestown High School for the safety of our students.  All students are safe."  

A Jamestown man already wanted by police has been arrested for allegedly being found in possession of two stolen guns, and several stolen credit cards.  

City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says officers stopped a vehicle shortly before Noon on Willard Street -- near Barrows -- and found the driver, 24 year-old Daniel Sansom -- was sought on an outstanding warrant.  A search uncovered two stolen hand-guns in a backpack from a burglary on Arlington Avenue Tuesday.  Officers also found the credit cards... which belonged to three different people.  Samuelson says Sansom was also allegedly found with a small quantity of crystal methamphetamine, and prescription medications.  He was arrested on several charges... including two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon... and, five counts of fourth-degree criminal possesion of stolen property.  He was jailed pending arraignment... and, additional charges are expected.

Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello says he could be seated as soon as two-weeks from now as the region's new State Senator.  

Speaking on WJTN yesterday morning... Borrello says they have to wait for Board of Elections certification.  The Irving Republican says he will continue being county executive until then because he wants to make sure his office is ready for the move first.

Once he moves onto the State Senate... Borrello says County Attorney Stephen Abdella will be Acting County Executive, as laid out in the County Charter.  He says a more recent local law allows the county legislature to vote on an Interim Executive put forth by the county GOP.  Once he gets to Albany... Borrello says he would like to being work on what he calls the "First Employee Tax Credit..." which would help sole proprietors grow their business by making their first hire.  He says his first task, though, is to work with other lawmakers to get rid of some of the Justice Reforms passed by Majority Democrats that would allow "cashless bail" in New York state.

Jamestown Mayor-elect Eddie Sundquist says he will soon form a transition team to begin working on his move to Tracy Plaza next January 1st.  

That after Sundquist won Tuesday's election. Sundquist stressed a need for bi-partisanship to move the city forward.

Sundquist will replace the retiring Sam Teresi... who decided earlier this year to not seek another term in office.  The Democrat says he will begin assembling his transition team to work with the Teresi administration to make sure everything runs smoothly.  He adds that they will then begin building his administration team.  Wilfong was gracious in defeat... and, congratulated the new mayor during his concession speech at the Doubletree Hotel Tuesday night. 

There will be a new mayor in the village of Fredonia beginning next January 1st.  

Voters elected Republican Trustee Doug Essek, over incumbent Democrat Athanasia Landis.  Essek says he is looking forward to taking over as mayor.

Dr. Landis says she was bitterly disappointed by the outcome... saying there were potential voters who were "afraid of my accent... and, of "who I am."  She says they "got their wish."  Essek will be working with three Democrats on the Fredonia Village Board, including two incumbents.

 Local Congressman Tom Reed will be hosting a town hall meeting in the village of Falconer later today.  

The Corning Republican will host the hour-long session... giving constituents the opportunity to ask questions, and comment on current issues facing the 23rd Congressional District and nation.  The town hall will be held at the Ellicott Town Hall on South Work Street in Falconer beginning at 5:30 PM.

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