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WJTN News Headlines for Mon., Jan. 23, 2023

Franklinville man arrested after 38 cows are found malnourished, and one dead on farm...
A Cattaraugus County man has been arrested on more than three dozen counts of not providing sustenance to cows on a farm... and, being responsible for at least one's death.  Sheriff's officers in Little Valley were initially called to a dead cow complaint on Cadiz Rd. in Franklinville last Christmas Eve.  Following an investigation... deputies arrested 52 year-old Russell Ulmer on 38 counts of failure to provide sustenance... and two counts of disposal of dead animals.  Ulmer was issued appearance tickets for Franklinville Town Court at a later date.


City man arrested on drug and traffic charges following vehicle stop...
A Jamestown man faces several drug and traffic charges following a traffic stop on Winsor St. along the East Second Street corridor last Friday.  City police say a Gun-Involved Violence Enforcement detail was doing a saturation patrol when members spotted a white sedan with tinted windows in the area of Crescent and Cheney Sts. shortly before 4 p.m.  Officers say they stopped the car... driven by 30 year-old Zachary Miller... after finding that he was wanted on outstanding bench warrants for Jamestown City Court.  A further investigation and search of the vehicle, found that Miller was in possession of a "large quantity" of methamphetamine... and, a quantity of MDMA/Ecstasy.  Miller was also found to be driving with a suspended North Carolina license.  He was arrested for third-degree and seventh-degree criminal possession of a Controlled Substance... third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation... and, several traffic violations and the bench warrants.  He was taken to the city jail pending arraignment.


City woman arrested as fugitive from justice in PA...     
A Jamestown woman has been arrested following a complaint of an unwanted person at a southside residence early Sunday morning.  City police were called to the scene just after 3 a.m., and, found the person, 32 year-old Trisha Ferraro... at the scene.  Officers did a background check... and, found Ferrao was wanted ton several bench warrants issued through Jamestown City Court.  They also found an additional warrant out of Erie County, Pennsylvania for theft.  Ferraro was transported to the Jamestown City Jail where she is being held pending arraignment on the city court warrants... and, one count of being a fugitive from justice.


Dolce says city lawmakers will likely make sure to fully fund Senior Housing Improvement projects...
Jamestown city lawmakers are expected to revisit the issue of whether there's enough American Rescue Plan funding in the Senior Housing Improvement Program.  The matter was brought up during a recent City Council Work Session... with members believing they had allocated enough money to the program to cover all eligible projects.  Council President Tony Dolce says another $500,000 in ARPA funding was added late last year.  Lawmakers initially put $500,000 into the program, then added $500,000 more a short time later because it had become so popular.  City officials then came back to the Housing Committee... and noted the need for a total of $1.8-million to cover another more than 50 projects.  A few lawmakers expressed frustration over the fact there still wasn't enough money with the funding that had already been put in.  But... regardless... Dolce says the added projects will be funded because they still have a few million dollars left of the $28-million originally granted to the city in it's ARPA allocation.  Lawmakers hold their second work session tonight at 7:30 p.m.  Dolce made his comments for last weekend's "Community Spotlight" program here on the six Media One Radio Group stations.


New York State moving towards barring insurrectionists from holding public office...
Democratic lawmakers in a handful of states -- including New York -- are looking to send a message two years after the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol. Their message is that those people who engage in an attempted overthrow of the government shouldn't be allowed to run it.  In addition to New York... Connecticut and Virginia are among states where proposed legislation would prohibit anyone convicted of participating in an insurrection from holding public office or a position of public trust, such as becoming a police officer. 


Angola man arrested for burglary in Silver Creek...
A Buffalo-area man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a home in the village of Silver Creek... and, causing a disturbance until police arrived.  Sheriff's officers were called to 1207 Routes 5 and 20 about 4 p.m. last Thursday... and, arrested 40 year-old Michael Faraci of Angola, NY.  Deputies say Faraci is charged with second-degree criminal trespass... and, fourth-degree criminal mischief.  He was issued appearance tickets for Hanover Town Court at a later date.


Borrello named Pres. of NYS Conference of Italian American Legislators...
Chautauqua County's New York State Senator has been chosen by his Senate and Assembly colleagues to serve as president of the state Conference of Italian-American State Legislators.  Sunset Bay Republican George Borrello says he's "grateful" to his colleagues for naming him to the position.  Borrello says the mission of the bipartisan organization is to highlight the significant contributions of Italian-Americans to the state of New York.  He adds "New York State is home to over 3-million residents of Italian descent whose economic, social and cultural contributions make our state stronger and enrich the diversity of our cities and communities."  He also notes that his great-grandparents came to the United States from Italy... and, "worked hard to provide for their family." 

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