Sherman woman killed in hunting accident in town of Sherman...
A Sherman woman is dead following a hunting accident Wednesday afternoon on Armenian Road in the town of Sherman.  Sheriff's officers were called to the scene in the area of 2998 Armenian Rd. shortly before 5:30 p.m.  On arrival... deputies say EMS crews found 43 year-old Rosemary Billquist, who lived at the address with a single gun-shot wound.  Officers say the hunter, 34 year-old Thomas Jadlowski of Cornish Street in Sherman, called 9-1-1 and had applied pressure to Billquist's wound until EMT's arrived.  Jadlowski says he saw a deer in a field about 200 yards away from his location, and fired one shot.  He says he heard a woman scream... and, immediately went to her location.  She was taken to UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pennsylvania where she later died.  Sheriff's deputies were joined in the investigation by the state Department of Environmental Conservation Police.  DEC officials say their early investigation shows that Billquist was in the field walking her dogs at the time of the incident.  They add that Jadlowski fired the shot after sunset, which is the legal limit to hunt deer.  Officers say Jadlowski is cooperating with the investigation, and no charges have been filed yet in the case.  The case will be reviewed by the Chautauqua County District Attorney's Office.
 
Gerace praises two men who rescued Chautauqua man from burning house...
Two men are being praised for saving the life of a town of Chautauqua man who was trapped inside his burning home last Sunday night... and, they pulled him out to safety.  Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace is praising off-duty Lancaster Police officer Shaun Dimino and a next door neighbor, for getting the 67 year-old man out of his Morris Road home.  Gerace says Dimino has a nearby hunting cabin... and, called the Sheriff's Department about 9:20 last Sunday night.  However... he didn't know the address, and went next door to ask homeowner Austin Clark so he could call 9-1-1.  Gerace says the neighbor joined with him to go into the burning home to carry the unidentified man out.  Gerace says the man inside the home is doing okay after the harrowing experience.  Firefighters got to the scene and put the fire out... but, Gerace says if not for the actions of Dimino and Clark... the outcome occupant could have been very different.
 
Gerace touts Thanksgiving Day Holiday Safety...
Chautauqua County residents should be thinking "safety first..." when traveling during the long Thanksgiving Day holiday... and not drink and drive.  That from Sheriff Joe Gerace... who is urging motorists to drive with caution when going to relatives or friends over the next four days.  Triple-A is estimating that just under 51-million Americans will be traveling between now and Sunday night.  In addition to not drinking and driving... Gerace says buckle up and wear your seat-belt.  He adds be courteous to others on the highways.  In addition... Gerace says man sure you get enough rest before taking that long-trip.  The holiday -- for the most part -- starts today... and, the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving has become one of the biggest "party nights" of the year.  Gerace again urges people not to drink and drive... and, don't use drugs and drive.  If you are going to drink, get a designated driver, or taxi.
 

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WJTN Headlines for Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017

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