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News Update for Wed., July 9, 2014


Fredonia man revived with "Heroin Antidote" drug after car crashes in town of Ellicott...

A police agency for the first time in Chautauqua County has indicated use of the "Heroin antidote" drug to revive a Fredonia man after he lost consciousness... and, his car crashed into a ditch in the town of Ellicott last night.  State Police in Jamestown say 30 year-old Zachary Ellis was traveling on Route 60 at Tompkins Road just before 6:30 p.m. when his vehicle went off the road.  Troopers say they found the car in a ditch... and, Ellis was unresponsive.  An A-E-D was used before officers found a hypodermic needle containing heroin inside the vehicle.  They then gave Ellis a shot of Naloxone, or "Narcan."  He regained consciousness... and, was taken to WCA Hospital for further evaluation and released.  Ellis was arrested and faces a number of charges including Driving while Ability impaired by drugs.  He was issued appearance tickets for Ellicott Town Court.


Randolph woman accused of stealing $56,000 from Lakewood Wal-Mart...

A Randolph woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing just over $56,060 dollars from the Lakewood Wal-Mart Super Center over a two-year period.  Lakewood-Busti Police say 57 year-old Cheryl Vaninetti wrote several checks to Wal-Mart from two bank accounts in 2010 and 2011.  Investigators say Vaninetti allegedly would place the checks in the retailer's bank deposit system... and, take cash for the check's value.  Police say she did it in a way that by-passed Walmart's electronic financial security system.  Once the checks were deposited into Wal-Mart's account... the checks would be returned to Wal-Mart for insufficient funds.  Vaninetti was arrested on a warrant for Felony second-degree Grand Larceny.


Leone says county Emergency Officials still assessing damage from Tuesday afternoon's storms...

Chautauqua County officials will be taking the state's cue on assessing the damage following the severe storms that brought localized flash flooding and damaging winds to portions of the county yesterday.  County Emergency Services Director Julius Leone says crews had to deal with the Water Street bridge in Fredonia... and, high waters that closed a portion of Route 60 in the town of Pomfret -- near Spoden Road.  Leone adds there was high water in Stockton... and, power outages in the Lakewood area.  Leone says they may make an assessment of storm damage... but, how much help they get will depend on the state.  He says they're talking with town highway superintendents... and, try to get an indication of how much damage there was overall.  While there wasn't a lot of widespread damage... Leone says yesterday's severe weather was a reminder about how quickly it can hit... and, why we must be prepared for it.


Abramson talks about Edward Snowden case, ethics at Chautauqua...

The former executive editor of the New York Times says the man at the center of the National Security Agency scandal is in a "tricky" position right now.  That's why Jill Abramson believes Edward Snowden has requested an extension of his exile in Russia after allegedly leaking sensative information about the United States... and, it's intelligence gathering.  Speaking with our Jim Roselle at Chautauqua Institution... Abramson said Snowden will likely face prosecution if he returns to the U-S... but, adds that staying in Russia doesn't help his case in being viewed as a whistleblower.  Abramson spoke as part of "The Ethics of Privacy" Week at Chautauqua.

 


 

 


 

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