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Jamestown Police raid meth lab

JAMESTOWN, NY – A Jamestown Police task force raided an address on 8th Street Friday leading to the arrest of Harry J. Radke, 39.

Police say Radke was charged with cooking meth at that address and possession of a number of controlled substances.

The New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team secured some dangerous chemicals at the scene.

Holiday reservations down in Ellicottville

ELLICOTTVILLE, NY - Because of the dry and warm conditions, hotels in Ellicottville are finding fewer people are making reservations for the holidays.

In some cases, hotels are finding people are starting to cancel their reservations for Christmas week, which tends to be the busiest time in the village for tourism, when hotels are ordinarily booked solid.

The owner of the Illex Inn, Rick Jackson, says the bed and breakfast has only booked a couple of reservations for Christmas week. Jackson says in general business has been pretty stagnant, given that only two rooms have been booked in the last two weeks.

Jackson says usually if there's no snow during this time of year, people tend to shy away from booking rooms.

Skeletal remains found in Southern Tier forest

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY – Hunters found male skeletal remains in Boutwell Hill State Forest Wednesday at about 10:40 a.m., according to a statement released by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office.

The forest is located about midway between Cassadaga and Cherry Creek.

The Sheriff's Office was helped at the scene by the Chautauqua County Forensic Team, Lakewood-Busti Police Department, Chautauqua County Emergency Services, NYS Forest Rangers, NYS DEC, and the Mercyhurst Forensic Anthropology Team.

They say investigation is continuing.

Carroll police chief back on the job

TOWN OF CARROLL, NY - A police chief in Chautauqua County who was facing assault charges is back on the job.

On Wednesday night, the Town of Carroll town board voted to end Timothy Wright's period of unpaid leave.

Wright was arrested following an alleged domestic dispute with his wife while driving through the Town of Leon back in April. Investigators say Wright struck his wife several times causing injuries.

Lawmakers said Wright shared with them the conditions of his adjournment in contemplation of dismissal that he was given by the court, but they would not address those conditions publicly.

Catholic Charities WIC Celebrates Chautauqua County Expansion with Open Houses in Dunkirk, Jamestown

Catholic Charities WIC Celebrates Chautauqua County Expansion with Open Houses in Dunkirk, Jamestown

Area service providers, partner organizations, community members and Catholic Charities’ officials were among those who attended two open house events in Dunkirk and Jamestown (Tuesday) Dec. 8 to celebrate the expansion of its Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program to Chautauqua County.
Each open house included brief remarks and refreshments, along with site tours by WIC staff members. Regional WIC leaders were also in attendance at both celebrations. Lake Erie Medical Services (LEMS) Pediatrics, in association with Brooks Memorial Hospital,
co-sponsored the event in Dunkirk.

Opening day at area ski resorts pushed back

ELLICOTTVILLE, NY - Local ski resorts are patiently waiting for the first significant snowfall to arrive.

In a typical winter, Holiday Valley aims to open the slopes the day after Thanksgiving, but warm conditions have forced the resort to push back its opening day to December 5.

Pulse Poetry Slam Event

Pulse Poetry Slam Event

Pulse Poetry Slam Event

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. will be hosting a December installment of Pulse Poetry Slam on Thursday, December 3 at 6:00pm.
This event is free, family friendly, and open to the public. Audience members and performers of all ages are welcome.

Performance poetry is an excellent way to express creativity while practicing performance and public speaking. Poets and audience-members welcome.

The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center is located at 301 East 2nd Street in Downtown Jamestown.

The Infinity Arts Café entrance is located on 3rd street, by entering through the doors to the old Post Office.

Email info@infinityperformingarts.org

Website http://www.infinityperformingarts.org/