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News Update for Tues., July 22, 2014


County has new air carrier to replace Silver on Oct. 1...

Chautauqua County will have a new airline... and, return to a popular, past destination point beginning next Oct. 1.  That from County Executive Vince Horrigan... who says the U.S. Department of Transporation has selected Sun Air to provide Essential Air Service out of the County Airport near Jamestown.  Horrigan calls it "great news..." and, adds that the county had been working hard with U-S Senator Charles Schumer to find a new carrier after Silver Airways announced early this year that they would stop providing regional service by mid-year.  However... Horrigan says Silver will continue providing service through Sept. 30, and Sun Air will use Pittsburgh as it's hub.  He says having air service is important to most of Chautauqua County's businesses... and, local tourism.  He says they're excited about what a Sun Air official recently told them about using Pittsburgh as a 'hub' again... and, low cost fares.  Horrigan also thanked Senator Schumer for helping the county keep it's EAS Status... and, find a new carrier.  He says Schumer was "instrumental" in this positive outcome for the county.  In the beginning... Horrigan says Sun Air will offer four flights each weekday... and, two each on Saturdays and Sundays.


Samuelson pleased with latest indictments in Falconer St. home invasion-robbery, and police-involved shooting...

A Jamestown police official says he's "very pleased" they have been able to get two more indictments in connection with the home invasion-robbery... and, police-involved shooting earlier this month.  JPD Captain Bob Samuelson says the Chautauqua County Grand Jury has handed down 22-count indictments against both 26 year-old Levelle Jones... and, 26 year-old Jacon Hicks -- each of Buffalo.  Samuelson says indictments are pending against three more persons in connection with the July 1st incident.  He says they've been able to piece together much of what happened that early morning at 188 Falconer Street.  Samuelson says that, combined with the information they're received so far, have led to the four current indictments... and, they believe it will lead to charges against two more.  Samuelson says one more person in Buffalo is still at-large... but, they're hopeful he'll be found soon.  They're continuing to ask for any help the public may have... but, adds they were able to talk to several witnesses at the scene... and, that's been a big help.  However... if you have any information that may help police... call 483-7537... or the JPD Tip-line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.
 

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