A Warren, Pennsylvania woman has been arrested as a fugitive from justice after being found in a hotel in downtown Jamestown...  
 
City Police say they were sent to the Best Western Hotel at 200 West Third Street late last Friday on a report of a wanted person being there.  Officers say they quickly found 31 year-old Jessica Lamper, who was wanted on a warrant issued by the Warren County Sheriff's Department.  Police say Lamper disobeyed several officer commands, but was taken into custody without further incident.  She was taken to Jamestown City Jail on one count of Felony Fugitive From Justice and second-degree obstruction.  She was arraigned, and sent to the county jail without bail.
 
 
A man from Clymer has been arrested for allegedly violating Leandra's Law for being drunk while driving with three children under the age of 15 in his car...  
 
Sheriff's deputies say they stopped the vehicle-- driven by 39 year-old Johnathan Whitney-- on Route 474 in the town of French Creek shortly before Midnight last Saturday for a traffic infraction.  Deputies say they found that Whitney was driving in an intoxicated state, and the children were his passengers.  Whitney has been charged with Felony Driving While Intoxicated -- Leandra's Law, DWI, and Speed in Zone.  He was issued appearance tickets for French Creek Town Court.
 
 
An Ohio man was arrested for allegedly operating a snowmobile while intoxicated in the village of Mayville...  
 
Sheriff's officers say they saw a snowmobile on its side just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday, on Trail-Four.  Investigation revealed that 55 year-old Kevin Ropes of Rocky River, had left the groomed portion of the trail and tipped over on its side in soft, unpacked snow. Ropes was taken into custody for snowmobiling while intoxicated and SWI per-se. He was released and will appear in the Town of Chautauqua Court at a later date.
 
 
Chautauqua County's top-cop is voicing his support for a proposed local law that would create an animal abuser registry in the county...  
 
Sheriff Joe Gerace says he's been working with County Executive George Borrello... who announced the proposed local law late last week, to develop the proposal.  Gerace says he already has an animal abuse officer on staff and the proposed registry would assist in her work.
 
Gerace says the idea of a registry came from his counterpart in Niagara County and, he says their sheriff has also been helping Chautauqua County through the process of getting the program in place.  He says the idea is similar to the sex offender registry that has been in use for years.  Gerace says he believes the idea of an animal abuser registry will catch on across the state and adds he believes it will become something that's used state-wide to reduce animal abuse.  The Chautauqua County Legislature's Public Safety Committee will be taking up a proposed local law during it's meeting this Wednesday, March 21.   
 
 
New York's two U-S senators say they'd like to honor Congresswoman Louise Slaughter by renaming a Rochester train station after her...  
 
The New York Democrat died Friday at a Washington hospital where she was treated following a fall at home.  She was 88.  Democrats Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, said last Saturday that the renaming would be appropriate nearly a year after Slaughter dedicated the station.  They noted that Slaughter spent years fighting to secure over $15-million in federal funding for the station.  They said Slaughter was solely responsible for securing the necessary federal funding.
 
 
The two new, twin pedestrian bridges that are part of the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk are now award-winning spans...  
 
That from Mayor Sam Teresi, who says they were recently recognized by a New York state association with it's "Structures of the Year" award for 2017.  Teresi says Public Works Director Jeff Lehman and Development Director Vince DeJoy accepted the award, along with span designer Dan Dupree from Clark-Patterson Lee.  Teresi says the $2-million project was presented the award by the western New York chapter of the American Public Works Association.
 
Teresi says the city received a $2-million grant through the state with the help of Empire State Development.  Jamestown used $400,000 in left-over Urban Development Action Grant monies to pay the match on the grant.  He adds that the spans have both been installed, but says there is still some finishing work that remains, including some landscaping work around the twin spans.  Teresi says project to make and install the bridges was done with no local tax dollars involved.
 
 
Police say a former Cornell University student has been arrested after bomb-making materials and an AR-15 rifle were found in his apartment near the campus...  
 
The Syracue Post-Standard reports that 20-year-old Maximilien Reynolds was charged in federal court Friday with possessing a silencer and a destructive device.  He was also charged with aiding and abetting the straw purchase of a rifle.  Information on an attorney for Reynolds wasn't immediately available.
 
 
If you bought a Powerball ticket in Pennsylvania for Saturday's drawing, you may be holding a piece of paper worth $457-million...  
 
Powerball officials say a single winning ticket was sold in Pennsylvania that matches all of the winning numbers: 22-57-59-60-66 and Powerball 7.  The jackpot from Saturday's drawing is the eighth-largest ever for the Powerball game.  The specific location where the winning ticket was sold has not been announced.  Powerball is played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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