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Lions, Tigers and a few Bulldogs: Oh, my Scrimmage Saturday is around the corner for Western New York's scholastic football teams. The scrimmage extravagana begins at several sites at 9 a.m., as it's a chance for teams to hit players not on their own squad for the first time since practices began Aug. 14 throughout the state. Teams' playbooks will be scaled down, but…

A Clymer man was arrested on drug charges Friday after state trooprs pulled him over for a traffic violation and noticed marijuana in the back seat of his vehicle. Thomas McFarren, 28, was charged with criminal possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. Troopers  said they pulled McFarren pulled ov…

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Some of the funniest people in the world will converge on Jamestown and the Southern Tier this week, as the National Comedy Center presents its annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival July 31 to Aug. 6. In addition to dozens of comedy and standup shows throughout the week, the Festival is hosting a number of discussions, exhibits and celebrations with comics. Here’s a rundo…

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Families expecting a new baby or who already have one are invited to four Healthy Baby Festivals in coming weeks. Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program will host the free events, which offer activities for children and information for parents from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following days: Dunkirk: Tuesday in Washington Park. Buffalo…

A woman driving a car with a loud muffler early Monday was charged under Leandra's Law after an investigation determined she was driving while intoxicated, according to Jamestown Police. Vanessa M. Maldonado, 31, of Jamestown, had a 6-year-old child in her vehicle at the time of the stop at 4:30 a.m. on Lakeview Avenue, police officers said. Police said she also …

Obituaries

Jan. 1, 1935 – July 1, 2017 Ronald W. Malin, an attorney for 40 years in Jamestown, died Saturday in his Buffalo home after a period of declining health. He was 82. Born in Buffalo, he spent his early years in the Lovejoy neighborhood and was a 1952 graduate of Oakfield-Alabama High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Michigan State University …

A Jamestown couple was arrested on drug and child endangerment charges Friday following a police raid on their Sampson Street residence. Odessin M. McBride, 38, and Ashley R. McBride, 33, were in the residence with their 4-year-old child, officers from the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and New York State Community Narcotics Enforc…

The Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force arrested five people on drug-related charges after a 6 a.m. raid Thursday on a house at 853 Pendergast Ave., authorities said. A search of the lower apartment turned up more than three-quarters of a pound of marijuana, $3,570 cash and drug paraphernalia, police said. Five people were arrested at the site, including Angel L. Ortiz-R…

JAMESTOWN – Four people were arrested on drug charges Friday following a raid at a Norwood Avenue residence where narcotics were being sold, Jamestown police said. Investigators from the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, along with agents from the State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, conducted the raid about 9:14 a.m. and seized methamphetamine and prescrip…

GERRY – A Jamestown man was charged with felony driving while intoxicated following a crash Tuesday on Route 60 in Gerry. Casey Billyard, 24, had been driving erratically as he headed north before his vehicle left the road and crashed. Billyard was evaluated at the scene but was not injured, police said. Though he posted a blood-alcohol level of .10 percent, t…

JAMESTOWN – A teenaged driver was seriously injured Tuesday night when his car crashed into several parked vehicles, Jamestown police said Thursday. According to Jamestown police, officers observed Joshua M. Verrett, 19, of Jamestown, driving on Falconer and Thayer streets in a manner that was inappropriate for road conditions at the time. Shortly after, they said, Verr…

Jamestown police Monday arrested a motorist on a traffic stop during which they allegedly confiscated a loaded weapon from the man, police said. Randy A. Haskins, 25, of Sinclairville, was stopped at about 1:30 p.m. by police on Allen Street, near Buffalo Street, according to authorities. During an investigation, police said they found the driver to be in possession …

Counterfeit $20 and $100 bills are showing up in Jamestown,  police there say. At least one phony $100 bill taken in by a Jamestown business had Chinese markings on the front and back of the bill, police said. Other phony bills passed around the Jamestown area had markings that read "For Motion Picture Use Only." Police said bills are of the type known as prop money …

A Buffalo woman was arrested by New York State Police in Jamestown on a charge of driving while intoxicated. After receiving a report of a woman motorist leaving a Foote Avenue gas station in a possibly intoxicated condition Friday, Troopers pulled over Michelle Harrison, 35. Troopers said they saw her driving without any lights. Harrison was charged with DWI and add…

Comedy

Handwritten journals, annotated set lists and personal scrapbooks will be among archived materials of comedy legend George Carlin coming to Jamestown’s National Comedy Center. The center, scheduled to open next year, acquired the comedian’s archives, it was announced Tuesday night in a private event in New York City, the center said in a news release. Among the items tha…