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Large Deficit Remains As Deadline Approaches

During 2017 budget deliberations, Jamestown City Council has been able to find $53,000 in savings and additional revenues. However, that amount of money won’t be enough to pull city officials out of the $878,000 deficit they started with following the release of the executive budget in ...

Jamestown police responded to a reported shooting incident Friday at 344 E. Fourth St., and later on Lakeview Avenue. No one was injured in any of the shootings, police announced. In the last two days, there have been four shootings in the city. It’s not clear if any of the incidents are related.
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Four Shootings In Two Days Have Police, City On Alert

A dangerous string of shootings in the city has put police and a restless community on edge. On Friday, the first of two shootings reported in the city occurred shortly after 3 p.m., when a man reportedly dressed in black and a dark ski mask entered a 344 E. Fourth St. residence and opened ...

Mason Premo, owner of The Premo Workshop, showcases his products at the Chautauqua Mall on Black Friday. Activity commenced yesterday at 6 a.m. as shoppers made their way to stores to find doorbusters and Black Friday deals — as much as 50 percent off an entire purchase.
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Local Shoppers Hunt For Holiday Bargains On Black Friday

LAKEWOOD — The holiday hustle and bustle is in full swing as shoppers made their way to Chautauqua Mall to find that right gift for a good price. Mall activity commenced Friday at 6 a.m. as shoppers made their way to stores to find doorbusters and Black Friday deals — as much as 50 ...

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Fenton History Center Brings Holiday To Life

With a knock at the front door on a chilly evening, a crowd of visitors was swept back into the holiday spirit of 1865. The Fenton History Center hosted the first “Meet the Fentons” holiday tour Friday night, allowing guests to interact with actors playing the famous Fenton family ...

The Chautauqua County Forensic Team huddle after scouring an area around 129 S. Main St. 
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Police Release Name Of Homicide Victim; Still Investigating Shootings

Jamestown police said Saturday they are still looking for information regarding Thursday morning's shooting that left a Buffalo man dead and two more hospitalized. Police said 26-year-old Allan B. Burnett Jr. was shot and killed at 129 S. Main St. following an altercation in the street at ...

The Chautauqua County Forensic Team huddle after scouring an area around 129 S. Main St. 
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Morning Homicide

First there was shouting. Then gun fire. A resident of 129 S. Main St. in Jamestown said he awoke to a commotion Thursday and only later learned one male had been shot and killed and two more hospitalized. “There was a lot of people yelling and screaming,” said the resident, who ...

The house at 35 Beckman Ave. in Westfield that will be rehabilitated.

Land Bank To Partner With Habitat For Humanity

For the first time, the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation will be working with Habitat For Humanity to rehabilitate a house. Gina Paradis, Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation executive director, said the two organizations will be working to rehabilitate 35 Beckman Ave. in ...

Officials Agree On Governor’s Hate Crimes Unit Plan

Post-election hate crime incidents and reports of discrimination in New York state have prompted a stern response from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Local officials say they’re supporting the governor’s creation of a Hate Crimes Unit and desires through legislative action to protect public school ...

Jamestown police at the scene on East Fourth Street after reports on shots fired. Police are looking for a suspect dressed in black. 
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Shooting Incidents

Jamestown police announced Friday they are investigating two addition shooting incidents on the heels of a homicide Thursday morning that left one man dead and two more hospitalized. Jamestown police are searching for a man dressed in black and wearing a ski mask who entered an apartment ...

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St. Susan’s Center Recipient Of Fletcher School Food Drive

All Fletcher Elementary School classrooms recently participated in a food drive for St. Susan’s Center in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. Anne Sischo’s kindergarten classroom presented the last two bags of non-perishable food items that were collected to St. Susan’s Center Executive ...

Alexis Ackley, 9, is currently battling cancer for the second time. The family is thankful for the community.

Girl Battling Cancer For Second Time Thankful For Community Support

A 9-year-old Jamestown girl in her second bout with cancer awaits her final chemotherapy treatment. During her battle, the support Alexis Ackley and her family have received has been near and far. A September benefit dinner for Alexis proved to be successful as Nancy Ackley, grandmother, ...

Jamestown police are looking for information into a shooting homicide that occurred on South Main Street this morning.
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Jamestown Police Looking For Witnesses Of Early Morning Homicide

Jamestown police are investigating a homicide that occurred at 129 S. Main St., Jamestown, around 4 a.m. Thursday. In a news release, police report there was a social gathering at the house and that an altercation happened outside in the street. Multiple shots were fired. Police said ...

Jeff James said his Thanksgiving dishes look a little different due to being a vegetarian. However, that hasn’t stopped him from creating some tasty recipes.

What To Do With All Those Tasty Leftovers After The Holidays

After the big feast on Thanksgiving Day, what should be done with the leftovers? The Post-Journal asked Judi Sandson, Harvest Time Cafe owner, and Jeff James, Labyrinth Press Company and Brazil Craft Beer and Wine Lounge, what they suggested for leftovers from the Day of Thanks. Sandson ...

Pictured is Owen Johnson, who died of a brain tumor. Johnson’s parents have been grateful of recent support.

Family Of Owen Johnson Grateful For ‘Absolutely Amazing’ Outreach

FREWSBURG — In the midst of Thanksgiving week, the family of Owen Johnson is thankful for a massive outpouring of community support earlier this month. On Nov. 5, a benefit was held in honor of Owen, who died from brain cancer last month at 4 months old. Cynthia Cook, Owen’s aunt, said ...

Carsyn’s family has used the money raised for him to purchase a much-needed transportation van.

Generous Donations Have Helped Carsyn Rockwell Become More Mobile

Carsyn Rockwell, the 9-year-old Jamestown boy who doctors once called a medical miracle, was not expected to live. Born with hydrocephalus, a condition where cerebrospinal fluid fills the cranial cavity, Carsyn — like so many others with the condition — was given a bleak future, complete ...

Mitchell, the injured K-9 with the Jamestown Police Department, has been chosen as the Grand Marshall as part of the Gift Exchange Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration, presented by The Resource Center. Transportation for Mitchell and his handler, Officer Erik Kraft, is being sponsored by Elite Kreation$ Auto Detailing.

Leader Of The Pack

For the Jamestown Police Department and a grateful community, K-9 Mitchell is not just a police dog, but a fellow officer and a hero. Last week, the 6-year-old German Shepherd, who’s been a member of the JPD since 2011, proved his mettle during a confrontation with Keith L. ...

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance photos Tuesday of the suspects involved in a Sept. 15 burglary of a safe in the Sherman Town Building. Town officials said the stolen documents are priceless and cannot be replaced. 
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Rewards Offered As Police, Town Continue Search For Stolen Safe

Sherman town officials are, in the most literal sense, hoping for a safe return. For the past two months, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office has been following leads into the Sept. 15 burglary of the township’s safe — which officials said contained vital municipal documents but ...

Chiropractor Pleads Guilty To Federal Fraud Charges

A Frewsburg chiropractor facing several healthcare fraud charges has pleaded guilty in federal court, acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced late Tuesday. Leo A. Kronert Jr., 66, as a result of the plea before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo, faces the possibility of ...

Lakewood Residents Balk At Cell Tower Plan

Cellphone towers may be necessary in today’s fast-paced, interconnected world. But for many Lakewood residents, the notion of having a 180-foot cell tower near the heart of their village is simply a bridge too far. Specifically, they claim, it brings an obtrusive and unwanted eyesore to a ...