Strong storms hit most parts of the region last night, but the worst of it appears to have struck an area just west of Warren, PA... 

Meterologist Kevin Fitzgerald with the National Weather Service in State College says a roof was ripped off a lumber company along with damage to steel doors of the building.    Fitzgerald says they'll send investigators to the scene later today to determine if a tornado occurred.  As for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties, the Buffalo Weather Service office reports storm damage at disperate locations, including Findley Lake, Mina, Salamanca, Little Valley and Delevan, but no suspected tornadoes.  There have been no reports of personal injury from any of the storms.


State Police in Pennsylvania are investigating the death of an Erie man at a Warren County home who was reported as "out of control" when they were called and, was dead when they arrived.... 

State Police in Corry say troopers were called to the scene on Sutton Road in Freehold Township shortly before 11 PM last Friday and, found the unidentified, 33 year-old man had died.  Police say they are still investigating the cause and manner of death of the victim.  The Warren County Coronor's Office, and District Attorneys Office are also involved.


A city man is jailed for alleged burglary after he was found trepassing on a porch last Saturday morning on Jamestown's Southside....

Officers were called to 102 McKinley Avenue just after 8:30 AM on a report of a suspicious man there and, found the man at the scene.  However, police say 34 year-old Tony Fish initially lied about his identity because he was wanted on a Felony warrant.  Fish was arrested without incident, but, was found in possession of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.  He was arrested for second-degree burglary, false personation, unlawful possession of marijuana, and criminally using drug paraphernalia.

 
There is both good and bad news in the new state budget recently adoped by the New York state legislature and, signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo....  

That from Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi, who says, while there were cuts, the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program, or CHIPS Aid and, "Extreme Weather" road aid remains intact.  Teresi adds there's also more fairness with sales tax being imposed on most Internet sales.

Teresi says there were some items the legislature "punted on..." including an increase in funding for Jamestown to maintain state highways in the city.   However,  he says there are bills in both the Senate and Assembly now that would rectify that situation.  On the issue of additional aid, Teresi says they've been told that one-million dollars the city has received the past two-years is in this spending plan.  However, it's not in the normal state aid catagory.  He says they have to apply for the funding, and that creates some delays.  In fact, he says last year's payment was just released two weeks ago. 


A north county man had to be revived using naloxone following a drug overdose in Rumsey Street in the village of Silver Creek late last week.... 

Sheriff's officers were called to the scene just after 5 PM last Friday on a report of an unresponsive male and, deputies administered what's also commonly known as narcan and, the unidentified male soon after became alert and responsive.  Officers say the subject was taken to Lake Shore Hospital for further treatment.  No charges were filed.


The Dunkirk School Board has adopted the district's proposed 2019-20 budget.  The action came at it's monthly meeting held late last week....  

District Business Manager Cindy Mackowiak presented the board with a spending plan that totals $47.8-million, a 4.6 percent increase over the current budget.  Mackowiak says there were several factors that led to the increase, although the budget calls for no change in the tax levy.  Those include some special education costs and, salary increases.  Mackowiak says the proposed budget also includes an increase in State foundation aid of just over 5-percent, or about $1-million. The budget vote is scheduled for May 21st.


A Jamestown man faces several charges after he allegedly trespassed on property where he got involved in a fight in the town of Harmony last week....  

Sheriff's officers were called to the scene on Route 474 in Ashville about 4 PM last Wednesday and, arrested 27 year-old Shawn Battle.  Deputies found Battle was trespassing and, damaged a cell phone that did not belong to him.  Battle then fled the scene but, officers say they later found Battle and, he was taken into custody on charges including third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree harassment criminal mischief and, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.  Battle was taken to the county jail pending arraignment.


An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to "sanctuary cities" to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor....  

Immigration advocates say sanctuary cities typically make it easier for migrants to put down roots and stay in the country.  The plan would put thousands of immigrants in cities that are not only welcoming to them, but also more likely to rebuff federal officials carrying out deportation orders.  Many of these locations have more resources to help immigrants make their legal cases to stay in the United States than smaller cities.  Trump blames troubles on the border on Democrats and their inaction in Congress.


New York state is launching a new effort to fight synthetic cannabinoids....  

Late last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a multi-agency initiative that includes public awareness campaigns and greater resources for law enforcement.  The Democrat says the effort includes additional drug-sniffing dogs who will search for the illicit substance in state correctional facilities.  Officials say the strategy also includes clinical guidance for mental health professionals and emergency room staff who treat users of the drug.  Known as synthetic cannabinoids or synthetic marijuana and sold under brand names such as K2, the lab-made drugs are intended to mimic the effects of marijuana but can have far more dangerous side effects.  The state has outlawed several different chemical formulations of the drug, but Cuomo says more must be done to discourage use and hold dealers accountable.

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