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A man is in serious but stable condition at an Erie, Pennsylvania hospital following a shooting at a bar on Jamestown's eastside early Saturday morning....  

City Police were called to the Bullfrog Hotel on East Second Street -- at the city line -- just before 1:30 AM,  where the bartender at the scene had secured the weapon.  Police say an altercation between two people led to two shots being fired.  The victim was reportedly struck by both shots and, taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital.  He was later transferred to UPMC Hamot in Erie.  Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call Jamestown Police at 483-7537, through the anonymous tip line at 483-8477 or via their Tips 4-1-1 app.


A missing hunter was found safe and sound late last week after getting lost in a wooded area off Hall Road in the town of Arkwright....  

Sheriff's officers were called to the area last Friday night to search for 54 year-old Richard Snyder, Junior of Lakeview.  Deputies say their K-9 unit and State Forest Rangers found Snyder half-a-mile into the woods and, was able to get out of the woods without any injuries.


There will be no vetoes of any of the changes made by the Jamestown City Council to the 2020 budget recently approved by lawmakers....  

That from Mayor Sam Teresi, who had about a week to sign -- or veto parts of the $36.6-million pending plan.  Teresi said late late week that he had no problems with how council decided to use $150,000 in savings on the city's self-insured prescription drug plan next year.  Until the savings on prescription drugs was found by City Comptroller Joe Bellitto, lawmakers were looking at a very tight budget that included a slight tax levy increase and, no increase in the tax rate.  However, the council and Mayor Teresi agreed on a $150,000 in savings, $110,000 of which will lower the rate by 16-cents per thousand.  The other 40-thousand dollars is being put back into the Prendergast Library's line item, bringing that total to $100,000 in 2020.


The current chairman of the Chautauqua County Legislature says he's "all in" in seeking the Republican nod to become the next county executive....  

In a printed release, Lakewood Republican Paul "PJ" Wendel announced his candidacy for the recently vacated position held by now-State Senator George Borrello.  Wendel says "after a great deal of thought and consideration with my wife and family, and with overwhelming support from residents throughout the County, I want to serve as our next Chautauqua County Executive."  Wendel was first elected to the County Legislature in 2012 and, has been chairman the past two years.  Wendel got his start in politics as a village trustee in Lakewood in 2007.  An interim county executive needs to be selected by County Republicans, and confirmed by the legislature, within 45-days.


Nine individuals across a wide variety of athletics will comprise the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020and, are set to be inducted this coming February.... 


The Board of Directos announced the living inductees as long-time coordinator for the local Special Olympics Bob Goold;  Female Athlete of Year in 1987 Chris (Carlson) Jenkins, she played basketball, softball and volleyball at Panama. Justin Johnson is a 1994 Jamestown High and 1998 U.S. Military Academy graduate.  Johnson's Jersey #54 was retired at JHS, scoring 1,670 points, 857 rebounds.  Tim Nobles has a Career record of 537-146 in 31 years as Pine Valley Girls' Basketball head coach; Air Force Veteran Elly Norton was a 4-sport athlete at Bemus Point and previously pitched in minor league baseball with the Newark Yankees.   Westfield native Mark Orlando played Division 1 football at Florida State and currently serves as the Offensive Cordinator at Grambling State and, Mike Tramuta Played football, baseball, basketball and track-and-field at Dunkirk High and at Cardinal Mindszenty... was All-Catholic in cross-country and basketball. The deceased honorees include "Father of JCC Athletics" George Bataitis serving as the Athletic Director for 32 years and, former Little League and Babe Ruth League Coach Bob Bender. Bender was a heavy hitting left-fielder, multiple-time MUNY All-star, both are World War Two veterans. The group will be honored at the 39th annual awards banquet on February 17th and, will bring the total number of inductees to 209.

A Mayville woman has been arrested for allegedly getting into a fight early last weekend in the village....  

Sheriff's officers say they were called to the undisclosed scene about 10:30 PM last Friday and, spoke with 37 year-old Margie Curry.  Further investigation led to Curry's arrested for fourth-degree criminal mischief, and endangering the welfare of a child.  She was taken to the county jail in Mayville pending arraignment.  


A bi-partisan group of House members has come to a consensus on the need to find a better way to run the federal government by on-going Continuing Resolutions....  

That from local Congressman Tom Reed, who co-chairs the Problem Solver's Caucus,which recently adopted a measure to better deal with funding departments and agencies outside of defense.  The just-approved CR runs through December 20th.  Reed says the White House supports their measure and, he's hopeful it will soon be taken up by Congress.

Reed says the large majority of the Problem Solver's group agreed that the various federal departments need those full-year numbers to run effectively.  He says there is about $1.3-trillion in non-defense spending that should be spelled out clearly for the next 12 months.  The Corning Republican made his comments during his recent conference call with Southern Tier Media.


Adobe Analytics says that online spending hit new records on Thanksgiving Day, reaching $4.2-billion...  

The company says that's a 14.5-percent increase from a year ago.  Adobe also says that Black Friday was on track to hit $7.4 billion dollars.  By 9 AM Friday,$600 million has already been spent online shopping, a 19.2-percent increase from the year-ago period.  But, as online sales surge, some retailers were grappling with outages, according to technology company Catchpoint, which monitors retailers' online performance.  Costco.com experienced "intermittent slow load and transaction times" starting late evening on Wednesday, according to Catchpoint.  The site was unavailable for a brief time early on Thanksgiving.  Costco is currently flagging "longer than normal response time" on its website.  H&M was down for under 5 minutes on Thanksgiving, according to Catchpoint.

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