The National Weather Service has now issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning for most of Western New York from 7:00 this evening, through early Friday. 
 
That from Forecaster Jon Hitchcock with the Weather Service's Buffalo office who says the prime areas for snow will be Northern Chautauqua and Cattaraugus, and Southern Erie counties. 
 
A strong cold front crossed the area late yesterday with lake effect snow impacting the Buffalo metro area first before moving into the Southern Tier late tonight through Thursday.  Hitchcock says there is still a little uncertainty.
 
Total snow accumulations of 9 to 18 inches are possible in the most persistent lake snows causing travel to become very difficult at times. 
 
The greatest snow amounts will be across northern portions of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties and Southern Erie county.  We will continue to follow developments.
 
 
There is some bi-partisan movement being made towards getting a two-year agreement in place to fund the federal government's military and non-military operations. 
 
That from local Congressman Tom Reed, who co-chairs the Congressional 'Problem Solvers Caucus' made up of both Republicans and Democrats.  Reed says that the Problem Solver's have reached a consensus on a two-year commitment, which he calls "responsible governing".
 
Reed says to him, the most important part of the two-year agreement in the bi-partisan caucus is that it adequately funds the military for the next two years.  Safety issues have arisen in the U.S. Navy with several fatal accidents with equipment over the past year. 
 
Officials say that's from the effects of budget cuts in recent years due to "sequesteration."  The Corning Republican says this agreement overrides sequestration.  He made his comments during his weekly telephone conference call with Southern Tier Media.
 
 
A city woman is jailed for allegedly assaulting a man during a domestic incident last Sunday on the city's eastside, during which she was holding a six-month old child. 
 
City police were called to the scene at 237 Crescent Street shortly after 7 a.m. on a report of a domestic violence incident.  When officers arrived, they were told that 21 year-old Toni Lynn Hubbard had grabbed the male victim by the throat, punched him several times and bit him on the arm. 
 
She's also accused of trying to push the victim down the stairs while holding the child.  They also learned the victim had a valid order of protection against Hubbard and, she was arrested on charges including third-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment and, criminal obstruction of breathing. 
 
 
All three entities involved would have to vote first to allow the city of Jamestown to sell it's wastewater treatment plant to the city's Local Development Corporation to raise roughly $16-million in "working capital." 
 
That from Mayor Sam Teresi and the city's Bond Counsel, Kenneth Bond, during Monday night's presentation to the city council.  Bond says the move would give the city some latitude in what the money is used for.  However, Teresi says the three entities involved must first approve the move.
 
Bond says before the votes are taken, though, the city needs to develop a long-term plan for using the money that would be coming in, including funding some capital improvement projects, creating reserve funds, or to provide matching money for grants. 
 
Bond says the money would be raised when the not-for-profit JLDC goes out to bond for the purchase.  That money would "pass-though" to the city.  Teresi says user fees will likely cover the pay-back costs for the city.
 
 
The Salvation Army of Jamestown is almost one-third of the way to it's goal of $112,000 for it's annual Red Kettle Campaign. 
 
That from Captain Kim Merchant, who says the campaign is well underway... and, has already raised $35,000.  Merchant says they still have a ways to go but, adds they're optimistic about making goal, which she says is critical to their operation. 
 
The Red Kettle Campaign started just before Thanksgiving at a few locations and, Merchant says they are now using all 10 of their usual sites.  Merchant says they've again had to hire bell-ringers but, adds the number of volunteers for this year is starting to pick up as we get closer to Christmas and, the wrap-up of the campaign. 
 
If you would like to volunteer to man the kettles, Merchant says call Holly Eckstrom at their South Main Street headquarters at 664-4108.
 
 
Jamestown-area residents will soon be able to order groceries through an industry-leading grocery delivery service starting today. 
 
Wegmans-Buffalo Consumer Affairs Manager Michele Mehaffy says that the partnership between Wegmans and Instacart launched in June and is now expanding to the Wegmans in West Ellicott to provide a "seamless shopping experience".
 
Mehaffy says the most recent Wegmans to partner with Insta-Cart prior to West Ellicott was the store in Erie, Pennsylvania.  She says they have had a great success with Instacart so far. 
 
Mehaffy says the delivery option allows customers to use their Wegman's Shoppers Club card to get discounts on groceries without taking time to go to the store.  For more information, visit Wegmans.com/Instacart
 
 
A Brocton woman was arrested for an alleged Leandra's Law violation in the Town of Durkirk last Saturday evening.
 
Sheriff deputies say they were called to a business on Vineyard Drive to check the well-being of a female subject at 7 PM. On arrival, deputies say the the female subject left the area in a vehicle.
 
The vehicle was located and an investigation showed that the female subject--who was identified as 37 year-old Shannon Jusko-- was operating the vehicle while ability impaired by drugs.
 
There was also a child under the age of 16 year-old inside the vehicle, making the arrest a felony. Jusko was taken to the County Jail on bail.

 

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WJTN Headlines for Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017

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