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News Headlines for Thurs., Dec. 26, 2013


Lake Effect Snow Advisory in effect for Jamestown-area starting late Thursday morning...

Expect more lake effect snow for the next day or so.  The National Weather Service has issued a Lake Effect Snow Advisory from 10 this morning until 10 a.m. Friday.  We may see 1 to 3 inches of snow fall today... and another 3 to 5 inches tonight.  Meteorologist Tom Paone in Buffalo says a storm system moving across the area today will trigger the next round of lake effect.  Paone says a "weak low" pressure troth moving in that will bring a surge of colder air over Lake Erie.  Storm totals from this latest lake effect event will reach 4 to 8 inches in the most persistent lake snows.  West winds will also lower visibility to a half mile at times... so drivers will want to use extra caution during their travels, especially during the evening commute.


City man jailed without bail for allegedly stealing two, high-priced jewelry items from downtown store...

A Jamestown man has been arrested for allegedly trying to steal two pieces of jewelry -- valued at nearly $2,300 -- from a downtown store on Christmas Eve.  City police say officers were called to Carlson's Jewelry at 31 North Main St. about 3 p.m. for a reported robbery in progress.  Once they arrived at the scene... police learned that 46 year-old Steven Riley had gone into the store... and, asked to see the two pieces of jewelry.  While he had them in his hand... store personnel say Riley quick left the store.  However... he was stopped by store employees outside... and, detained until officers arrived.  The jewelry was worth $2,295 total.  Riley was arraigned on charges of fourth-degree Grand Larceny... and criminal possession of stolen property... and sent to the county jail without bail.


City woman arrested in alleged domestic incident over turned-off crockpot...

An argument over turning off a crock-pot in an apartment on Jamestown's southside led to a stabbling early Christmas morning that's left a city man with an arm wound... and, a woman jailed.  City police were called to 59 Prospect Street just after 12:30 a.m. on a report of a stabbing.  On arrival... officers learned that 21 year-old Bridget Putnam had become angry over the fact the male victim had turned off the applicance.  Police say Putnam allegedly chocked the man... then stabbed him in the left arm with a kitchen knife.  Officers arrested the woman on charges including second-degree assault... and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation.  Putnam was jailed pending arraignment in city court.


Hot oil boiling over blamed in Falconer Street fire; tenants being helped by relatives and Red Cross...

The tenants of a two-story apartment house on Jamestown's eastside are getting help from relatives and the Red Cross after an accidental blaze extensively damaged their building.  City Fire investigators say hot oil catching fire on a first-floor stove is the apparent cause of the blaze... which was called in shortly before 10 p.m. Monday at 420 Falconer St.  City Fire Lieutenant Phil Hanlon says Engine-4 was the first responding unit... and, found heavy fire showing from one side of the house.  Hanlon says two other trucks responded shortly after Engine-4 to assist at the scene.  The blaze was out in about 10 minutes.  Hanlon says the residents were fortunate to get away after trying to put out the fire themselves.


State Police part of nationwide "Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest" campaign...

New York State Police part of a national crackdown on drunk driving during the Christmas and New Year's holiday season.  The goal of the initiative ``Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest'' is to maximize DWI enforcement efforts to prevent motorists from being injured or killed by an intoxicated or drug-impaired driver.  Data show the holiday season is a particularly deadly time because of the increased number of drunk drivers on the roads.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that just over 32,000 people were killed nationwide in motor vehicle traffic crashes.

 

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