A Chautauqua County Court Judge has thrown out a lone manslaughter charge against the Sherman man accused of accidently shooting and killing his neighbor in a hunting accident last November...  
 
In a four-page ruling issued earlier this week, Judge David Foley said the District Attorney's Office erred when it presented its case in front of a grand jury against 34 year-old Thomas Jadlowski in the death of Rosemary Billquist.  The Post-Journal reports the judge specifically said that District Attorney Patrick Swanson failed to answer a question of a grand juror regarding a lesser charge against the Sherman man.  Jadlowski was indicted by the grand jury on charges of second-degree manslaughter and hunting after dark.  Swanson says he disagreed with Foley's ruling, and now has 30 days to re-submit the case to another grand jury. 
 
 
 
The city man accused of dousing a woman with a flammable liquid and setting her on fire during a domestic incident last December has been indicted for attempted murder by a Chautauqua County grand jury...  
 
The Post-Journal reports that 37 year-old Luis Castro-Mojica will appear at a pre-trial conference next month after being indicted on one count each of second-degree attempted murder, and first-degree assault.  Both are felonies.  The new charge is the result of an ongoing investigation into the December 5 domestic incident at a Thayer Street home were Castro-Mojica set her on fire, seriously burning her.  District Attorney Patrick Swanson says the 27 year-old woman is still recovering from the ordeal at a Buffalo hospital.
 
 
 
Site plan approval has been given for the new Athenex manufacturing plant proposed in the north county town of Dunkirk...  
 
Officials say the Dunkirk Planning Board Thursday night approved the plan, another step in developing final plans for the Route 5 site for the pharmacutical maker.  Fourth-Ward Dunkirk City Councilman Mike Civiletto was among those attending the meeting held at Jamestown Community College's North County Campus.
 
Civiletto says there was much discussion about concerns people had with the project -- including those of some neighbors to the project.  The Dunkirk Town Board will have the final say when members meet on March 1.  In another development, First Ward Councilman Don Williams says the facility will likely be built using a Project Labor Agreement.  He says details of the PLA are currently being negotiated, which he says will put "a lot of local tradespeople to work."  Company officials have indicated to local officials they hope to break ground on the plant early this spring.
 
 
 
One person was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in the Cattaraugus County Town of Allegany last Tuesday night...  
 
Sheriff's deputies in Little Valley say the crash occurred just before 10:30 p.m. on Buffalo Road.  Officers say the accused driver, 30 year-old Rolland Neilly of Olean, was later located in the city.  His unidentified passenger was taken to the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo for treatment of serious injuries sustained in the accident.  Neilly was arrested and arraigned on charges of felony unlawful fleeing from a police officer and causing serious injury to a third-party, leaving the scene of a person injury accident, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to keep right and speeding. Deputies say the investigation is still on-going with possible further charges pending. 
 
 
 
A Jamestown resident was arrested Wednesday evening for allegedly blocking traffic from passing in the area of Newland and Forest Avenues... 
 
Officers were called to the scene shortly after 6 p.m. for an intoxicated-disorderly male in the roadway stopping traffic. Officers saw 39 year-old Raymond Brown-Senior standing in the middle of the road preventing traffic from passing. He was taken to city jail and is being held on charges of disorderly conduct and second-degree obstructing governmental administration. 
 
 
 
A federal assistance program that helps low-income families with their heating bill payments is available again for National Fuel customers... 
 
That from Assistant Director of Corporate Communications Emily Ciraolo, who says the second round of The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is available to households that need assistance or have exhausted both the regular and first-emegency HEAP benefits. She says there are guidelines for applying, including a "shut off"  notice, your case number, social security number, utility account number and household income and resource amounts (bank account, etc).  Ciraolo says that HEAP benefits are available on a first-come-first-serve basis until funds run out.  The deadline to apply is April 27, 2018.  For more information or to check eligibilty, vist HEAPhelps.com or call 1-877-443-2743. 
 
 
 
Site work is now underway for  two, new health-related businesses that would be located between Sacred Heath Catholic Church and Davidson's Restaurant in Lakewood...  
 
After a delay in demolition work on the former Stroehman Bakery Outlet, and the former Pfeffer Insurance building was turned over to Morgan Management, which began work on the Fairmount Avenue site earlier this year.  The proposal would combine both properties and involve construction of a new 6,700 square foot building that would house a new Aspen Dental, and Five Star Urgent Care. 
 
 
 
Fox News personality and former New York prosecutor Jeanine Pirro has pleaded guilty to driving 95 mph in a 65 mile an hour zone...  
 
Authorities previously said that a state trooper clocked Pirro's Cadillac going 119 mph on Route 17 in Nichols, New York -- near Binghampton -- last November 19th.  The Journal News says Pirro - who negotiated a plea deal with the Tioga County district attorney's office - has been fined $300 plus fees and has to take a defensive driving course.  Pirro said in November that she'd been driving for hours to visit her ailing mother and didn't realize how fast she was going.  Pirro was a Westchester County judge before serving as district attorney from 1994 to 2005.

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