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A star-studded lineup has been released for the unveiling of the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, coinciding with the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. Amy Schumer, Lily Tomlin, Dan Aykroyd and alumni from the original season of "Saturday Night Live" are slated to perform Aug. 1-5 at venues near the comedy center, 2 W. Third St., Jamestown. Tickets will be ava…

Crime

Jamestown police arrested a 50-year-old woman accused of driving while intoxicated early Sunday morning after stopping her for making an improper right turn and having no tail lights. Officers stopped Roberta S. Johnson's vehicle on Tiffany Street in the city at about 2:24 a.m. After showing signs of intoxication, she was taken to Jamestown City Jail without incident an…

Business

Spring is just about here, the snow will finally melt from baseball diamonds, and the crack of the baseball bat will fill the air. It's an especially sweet sound for Superior Bat Co., a Jamestown company tucked away in an old factory that makes wooden baseball bats under the brand name A-Bat. Superior started making bats in 2003. Grace Wheeler runs it as a busine…

High Schools

It's not uncommon to see girls basketball players have four-, five- or sometimes six-year varsity careers. That's rarely the case on the boys side, yet Niagara Falls coach Sal Constantino has no reservations starting a pair of eighth-graders on a team seeking its third straight sectional title. Willie Lightfoot scored a game-high 16 points and Roddy Gayle added 12 as…

Crime

Jamestown police said they arrested a 56-year-0ld man for violating an order of protection after he allegedly threatened and restrained a female victim in a domestic violence incident in a West Fourth Street residence. Officers responding to a complaint at about 7 p.m. Friday were able to locate Randy Harrington Sr., of Jamestown, and took him into custody without incid…

Crime

Jamestown police said they arrested a 59-year-old man Friday night for aggravated driving while intoxicated, after watching him trying to drive away while clearly drunk. Officers said they saw Tod J. Ness of Jamestown "displaying signs of intoxication" and stopped his vehicle when he tried to leave the area around 3 Winsor St., near an unrelated incident that police wer…

A Jamestown man died after a fire at his home Thursday, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Patrick M. Reilly, 74, of Carey Place was still alive when a firefighter found him inside the burning residence. Reilly was taken by ambulance to UPMC Chautauqua WCA, in Jamestown, where he later succumbed to his injuries, according to police. The cause of the fire i…

High Schools

Six of the 15 sectional champions from last year were underclassmen, with most competing at the lighter weight classes. Last year’s champions from 145 pounds and up all graduated. While there are quite a few opportunities for newcomers, many of last year’s winners have changed weight classes. That includes Lancaster sophomore Ryan Stencel, the top-ranked D-I wrestler…

Crime

A 42-year-old man was charged with second-degree menacing after he threatened another man with a kitchen knife during an argument. Jamestown police responded to the 600 block of Spring Street at about 7:51 p.m. after receiving a report of a person armed with a weapon. Officers were told that an argument had occurred between Ismael Rivera-Pena and another unidentified…

Crime

Not having both headlights on at night landed a Jamestown woman in jail for drunken driving early Saturday morning. Jamestown police stopped Tammy B. Arnold, 35, at North Main Street and East Fifth Street for having a headlamp out. She was arrested for driving while intoxicated and taken to the city jail, where a chemical test recorded her blood-alcohol content highe…

A Jamestown man was arrested by State Police on charges of driving while impaired by drugs, according to State Police. Devin Houghwot, 29, was pulled over Friday on Buffalo Street in Jamestown for a traffic violation, State Police said. After allegedly failing several field sobriety tests, Houghwot was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and placed u…

Crime

A Jamestown teenager was arrested Monday after allegedly threatening his brother with a large knife and damaging his vehicle, according to Jamestown Police. Jamestown Police said the 16-year-old boy fled when officers arrived about 12:40 p.m. to the Franklin Street address, where the incident had allegedly taken place. The teen was located by police a short distance …

Columns

The marble figure stands motionless in a Plexiglass box, the smallest details of her hands and elaborate lace dress etched in stone. The statue went up in Jamestown's Lake View Cemetery more than a century ago, after the death of the young woman it was built to represent. The many wedding day stories about "the lady in the glass case" remain wildly alive: The lady wa…

High Schools

Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Eight of the high school football season, the first week of the postseason in Section VI. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/22/news-football-polls-week-eight/ Monsignor Martin Canisius 38, St. Fran…

High Schools

Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Seven of the high school football season, the last week of the regular season for Section VI Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/15/news-football-polls-week-seven/ http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/16/sect…