Community Bank robber caught after trying to rob Kwik Fill in Jamestown of money...
A Jamestown-area man is jailed without bail for allegedly holding up the bank near Falconer Thursday afternoon... then committing another on the city's southside Thursday night.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says officers were called to the Kwik Fill station at 342 Forest Avenue just after 11:30 p.m. for an alleged hold up.  Samuelson says the suspect -- 34 year-old Albert Chapman -- entered the store, pulled a knife and demanded money.  However... he says Chapman wound up fleeing the store empty-handed.  Samuelson says they are also looking for the driver of an SUV that may have helped drive Chapman to and from the robbery at the Community Bank at 1982 East Main St. in the town of Ellicott -- just east of Falconer.  He says the accomplice was allegedly driving a darker-colored SUV.  Samuelson says... if you have any information on the vehicle or the driver... call Ellicott Town Police at 665-7083.  He says you can also call the JPD tips line at 483-TIPS, that's 483-8477.  You can also contact their Tips 4-1-1 app.  Samuelson says Chapman is a known drug-addict... and, was trying to get money to support his use of crystal methamphetimine.  He was arraigned on charges including first and third-degree robbery.
 
 
Three arrested for trespassing, drug possession, in town of Pomfret...
Three people accused of trepassing on property in the town of Pomfret earlier this week are also accused of using the location to make Methamphetime.  Sheriff's deputies and members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force were called to the scene at 5251 Webster Rd. about 11 p.m. Wednesday... and, found the trio.  Officers say they also found items used to produce meth while arresting 29 year-old Tyler Jaynes of Cherry Creek... and, 40 year-old Jessica Rumsey, and, 25 year-old Andrew Lindstrom of Fredonia.  All three were charged with one count each of second-degree criminal trespassing... and, third-degree unlawful manufacturing of Methamphetime.  They were all arraigned... and, sent to the county jail on $15,000 to $20,000 cash bail each.  The State Police C-SERT Team was also called in to help clean-up contamination at the Webster Road address.  If you have any information on suspicious or drug-related actvities... you are asked to call the Task Force at 1-800-344-8702.
 
 
WCA Corporations celebrate successes of past year... hospital's "positive" bottom line...
The past year has been a "great" one for UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital in Jamestown... which celebrated it's success at it's annual "Meeting of the Corporations" Thursday.  WCA President Betsy Wright high-lighted many of those accomplishments during the 23rd annual gathering.  She spotlighted the breaking of ground for the new, $20-million dollar, 44-thousand square foot facility... which is on target for opening about a year from now.  Wright says the project has been on-time, and on-budget so far.  She says contractors recently closed in the structure... and, work on the interior is moving forward.  In addition... she says the other big item is the fact the hospital -- again the past year -- finished with a "positive" bottom line.  She attributed that to three things... the first being their new affiliation with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  She adds they've also been able to recruit several new physicians... and, that helped boost their volume by 6-percent.
 
 
Church clock-tower in Fredonia now removed...
It took several days, but demolition crews have completed the task of removing the clock tower from atop the Family Church building in downtown Fredonia.  Associate Pastor Scott Wise says the contractor was able to finish the removal work on Thursday and is now working on installing temporary roofing.  Wise says the contractor involved noted that there are still some interior parts that still need to be removed.  Once the roof is in place... Wise says work can begin making permanent repairs.  He says they will be working with their architects and engineers on what needs to be replaced.  Flames heavily damaged the clock tower on May 4th. 
 
 
In sports... the Buffalo Sabres select Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin first overall in NHL draft...
The Buffalo Sabres have selected defenseman Rasmus Dahlin with the first overall pick in the NHL draft, giving them a dynamic player who should spark their rebuilding process.  Dahlin is the second Swedish player to be taken No. 1 and the first since Mats Sundin in 1989.  The smooth-skating playmaker has been considered the consensus first pick for more than a year.  After putting on a Sabres jersey Friday night, the 18-year-old will jump to the NHL right away and should help the club's league-worst offense that contributed to its last-place finish.  He had six assists in seven games at the world junior championships in Buffalo and put up 20 points in 41 games in Sweden's top pro league this season.
 
 

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