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Adam Owens Discusses Extensive Local Acting Career

Adam Owens is a man of many hats, costumes and talents. Over the past several years, Owens has been seen directing and performing in a multitude of musicals, plays and productions throughout the greater Jamestown area. In the following interview, he discusses with The Post-Journal how his ...

City Receives $2M From State Financial Restructuring Program

City of Jamestown officials have received more than $2 million from a state program aimed at helping municipalities fund cost-savings programs. Since the creation of the state Financial Restructuring Board for Local Governments program in 2013, city officials have been granted $2,363,000 to ...

SWAT Team Plays Key Role For PD In Drug Battle

Members of the Jamestown SWAT team huddled in the basement of the police department early Friday, meticulously going over their objectives. On a white board were instructions written in marker for each member of the team, comprised of officers within the department, as well as pictures of ...

Seven Charged After Drugs, Cash Seized In Sweeping Raids Friday

Methamphetamine, cocaine, cash and guns were seized in a series of sweeping raids in the city of Jamestown that also resulted in seven arrests Friday. The multi-agency investigations, which includes the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, ...

BPU Done With LED Street Light Conversions

If you’ve noticed that street lights in certain areas of Jamestown are brighter than before, you’re not experiencing the medical symptom of photophobia. You’re noticing the change because the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities converted 1,142 high-pressure sodium bulbs to more ...

Gun Background Check System Riddled With Flaws: Officials

SEATTLE — Recent mass shootings have spurred Congress to try to improve the nation’s gun background check system that has failed on numerous occasions to keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous people. The problem with the legislation, experts say, is that it only works if federal ...

Cooling Down

“Oh, what a relief it is,” was once a popular catchphrase for Alka-Seltzer, but it might be what audience members and stage performers will be saying at the Lucille Ball Little Theatre once its new air conditioning system is installed. Because of the need for an air conditioning ...

Quattrone Eyes Collaboration, Efficiency In Bid For Sheriff

LAKEWOOD — James Quattrone said he wanted to be a law enforcement officer since he was 5 years old. A longtime Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputy and active community member, Quattrone announced his candidacy as a Republican candidate for sheriff last week. Quattrone said he told ...

Fire Officials: Check Alarms As Clocks Spring Forward

State and local fire officials are using Daylight Saving Time as a reminder to check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The annual “Spring into Safety” campaign includes ensuring all devices are working properly and that alarms more than 10 years old are replaced. In addition, fire ...

Three Hostages, Gunman Found Dead In California Veterans Home

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. — Three workers for a program that treats veterans for post-traumatic stress disorder were found dead Friday along with the suspect who took them hostage in a daylong standoff at the largest veterans home in the U.S., officials said. The bodies of the four were discovered ...

City Firefighters Battle Charles Street Blaze

Jamestown firefighters were called to a structure fire late Friday on Charles Street. The cause of the fire, reported about 11:45 p.m., wasn’t immediately known. Crews arrived to find smoke coming from the roof before finding fire on the first floor. The blaze appeared out before it broke ...

Cocaine, 15 Long Guns Found In Multi-Agency Raid

ELLICOTT -- More than 2 ounces of cocaine, 4 pounds of marijuana and 15 long guns were discovered at an Ellicott residence Friday, part of an "ongoing investigation into the sales and trafficking of narcotics in the Jamestown area," city police announced Saturday morning. Charged was ...

Three Jailed After Drugs, Cash Found During Raid

Three Jamestown residents were jailed following a multi-agency investigation that found drugs were reportedly being sold from a Bassett Street home. A search warrant was executed by police and members of the city SWAT team at 22 Bassett St. around 6:40 a.m. Inside, police found 21 grams of ...

Drug Sweep Uncovers Meth At Forest Avenue Home, Three Charged

Three Jamestown residents were awaiting arraignment after methamphetamine was discovered during an early morning sweep Friday by the city SWAT team. The charges were the result of an investigation by the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and State Police after it was discovered crystal ...

City Man Indicted On Enticement, Child Sex Trafficking Charges

BUFFALO — A Jamestown man who U.S. federal prosecutors say attempted to coerce minors into prostitution and sexual activities was indicted by a federal grad jury in Buffalo. The 14-count indictment against 37-year-old James A. Chapman was announced Thursday by U.S. Attorney James Kennedy ...

Schumer: HIDTA Changes ‘A Deadly Mistake’

Local officials say efforts to change the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program could be detrimental to the county. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, called the proposed changes a “deadly mistake.” Schumer announced in a press release that the administration’s budget proposal would ...

Gunman Takes Hostages At California Veterans Home

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A gunman took at least three people hostage at a large veterans home in California on Friday and police locked down the sprawling grounds, Napa County Fire Capt. Chase Beckman said. Police closed access to the large veterans home in Yountville after a man with a ...

Winter Storm Warning Issued Through Saturday Morning

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a winter storm warning for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming and southern Erie counties from now until 5 a.m. Saturday. Heavy snow -- with between 4 to 8 inches of additional accumulation -- is expected to fall between now and Saturday ...

‘Difficult Times’

The low price of milk has been impacting Chautauqua County dairy farms for the past three years, but farmers are saying this year is the worst they have seen. Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management extension educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension, said there are over 200 dairy ...

Gus Macker Returns To Jamestown For 45th Anniversary

For a second consecutive year, the Mack is coming back to Jamestown. A consortium of three area daily news publications — The Post-Journal, Dunkirk OBSERVER and Times Observer of Warren, Pa. — along with Media One Group acting as media sponsor, will once again host the annual Gus Macker ...