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Woman arrested for armed robbery in Jamestown


JAMESTWON, NY - A 25-year-old is facing serious charges after committing an armed robbery in the City of Jamestown, police say.

According to a statement released by the Jamestown Police Department, Kimberly Ballinger entered the Kwik Fill store on Forest Avenue around 10 p.m. Friday night, displayed what appeared to be a handgun, and demanded cash.

She took off, but was caught by police a short time later.

She's charged with second-degree robbery and menacing.


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Sonwil Named a “Top Third Party Logistics and Cold Storage Provider” by Food Logistics Magazine

 Sonwil Named a “Top Third Party Logistics and Cold Storage Provider” by Food Logistics Magazine

Today Sonwil Distribution Center—a Buffalo-based logistics solutions provider—announced that it has been named one of Food Logistics magazine’s “Top National 3PL and Cold Storage Providers” for the second consecutive year. The designation comes from one of the logistics industry’s most well-respected publications, and draws attention to Sonwil’s dedication to client service, innovative use of technology and sector expertise.

 

“Sonwil has invested greatly in ensuring that our facilities meet and exceed the needs of our diverse food and beverage customer base,” said Peter Wilson, CEO & President of Sonwil Distribution Center. “To be recognized nationally by Food Logistics magazine is an honor, and a validation that our services, systems and ingenuity offers real value to customers, and is being acknowledged on a national platform.” 

 

Designated Drivers Hold the Key to a Safe and Successful Holiday Season

Designated Drivers Hold the Key to a Safe and Successful Holiday Season

 

The holidays are upon us — a time to celebrate with family and friends and prepare to ring in the New Year. And during this hectic season, there’s one thing we simply cannot forget, and it’s far more important than any gift. 

“When we’re out celebrating the holidays, we cannot forget to designate a sober driver who will get us home safely at the end of the night,” said Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst. “Nothing can kill the buzz of the holidays quicker than a buzzed or impaired driver out on the road.”

NFADA AutoTech Competition Organizers Thankful for Sponsors, Scholarships

NFADA AutoTech Competition Organizers Thankful for Sponsors, Scholarships

 

The annual NFADA Ron Smith Memorial High School AutoTech Competition, an annual event sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and Erie Community College, will take place on Saturday, Jan. 17. Winners will be crowned in both the diagnostic skills and tire-changing competition, and thanks to the generosity of several sponsors, prizes and scholarships will be awarded to hard-working local students.

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Outstanding Film on Tap for Nature Center’s First Friday in January

Outstanding Film on Tap for Nature Center’s First Friday in January

Jamestown, NY – Popcorn will be served during the screening of The Lost Bird Project at the Audubon Nature Center’s First Friday Lunch Bunch.

The 63-minute documentary about the work of artist Todd McGrain honors several now extinct birds. It will be shown on Friday, January 2, at 11 a.m.

Gone and nearly forgotten in extinction, the Labrador Duck, the Great Auk, the Heath Hen, the Carolina Parakeet, and the Passenger Pigeon leave holes not just in the North American landscape but in our collective memories. Moved by their stories, sculptor Todd McGrain set out to create memorials to the lost birds—to bring their vanished forms back into the world.

Celebrate Christmas with the Critters at Nature Center

Celebrate Christmas with the Critters at Nature Center

Jamestown, NY – The animals at the Audubon Nature Center love the holidays, when they see lots of visitors and get new things for their homes.

On Tuesday, December 30, you can meet some live animals during a presentation at Christmas With the Critters.

At the 10-11:30 a.m. event, Nature Center staff will bring various animals out to meet you. You can learn about them, touch some, and wish them a very happy holiday.

Participants will also open any gifts from the “Giving Tree,” make a craft to help backyard animals and take a tour of Liberty’s kitchen, to see what happens with the Bald Eagle behind-the-scenes.

Winter Lights at Audubon Has Exciting First Weekend

Winter Lights at Audubon Has Exciting First Weekend

Jamestown, NY – The debut weekend for the second annual Winter Lights at Audubon had visitors “oohing” and “aahing” at the spectacular interactive outdoor LED light display at the Nature Center.

Two weekends remain when you can explore and participate with a trail of interactive lights.    

You can play a drum to change the play of lights by the fire, play search-and-find with a flashlight that makes animals light up and make noise, and roll the earth through the seasons. This year, the number of lasers in the show has doubled, creating amazing effects on the building and at the overlook at the end of the trail. 

Not only have opportunities been added outdoors to this year’s one-of-a-kind lights show, there are interactive light experiences indoors as well.