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BELMONT -- A father and daughter who lived as husband and wife will be sentenced Nov. 20 in Allegany County Court.

Wade Newsome, 58, and Tammy J. Newsome, 33, of Wellsville pleaded guilty to one count each of incest, a felony, Friday.

County Judge James E. Euken accepted their pleas and scheduled their sentencings.

The Newsomes had been indicted March 22. Assistant District Attorney Keith Slep said they had "illegally acquired a Maryland marriage license and become wed," knowing the blood relationship that exists.

He said they lived as husband and wife in Wellsville from the time of the visit to Maryland, Sept. 16, 1996, until Dec. 22.

He said the union produced several children, who were taken from the Newsomes by the county Social Services Department last year.

The Newsomes are free pending their sentencings, but an order of protection is in effect to keep them separate.

Little Valley man, 44, charged with drunken driving

LITTLE VALLEY -- Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies have charged a Main Street man with drunken driving after they saw him cut through a driveway at an intersection.

Andrew Swan, 44, was charged by deputies at about 3 a.m. Monday on Route 353 near 10th Street.

Swan is charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right and having no inspection ticker. He was released to answer the charges in Village Court at a later date.

Dunkirk man, 24, jailed on public lewdness charge

DUNKIRK -- A 24-year-old city resident was in the city lockup Monday pending arraignment today on charges of of public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors.

Police reported that Julio Cesar DeLeon II of Dove Street was arrested when police were investigating a report received Saturday that a male in a motor vehicle was exposing himself and committing lewd acts in the presence of several young children.

Jamestown fire blamed on faulty electrical wiring

JAMESTOWN -- Faulty electrical wiring is believed to be the cause of a fire late Sunday night that extensively damaged part of the second floor of a two-story house at 225 Crescent St.

City Fire Capt. Chet Harvey said crews were called to the scene at 8:41 p.m.

"On arrival, we had fire showing in the west wall of the second floor. The building was pretty well involved. All the occupants . . . were accounted for," said Harvey.

He said one of the nine people living in the house was treated for smoke inhalation.

Harvey said firefighters confined the flames to the area where the blaze originated.

"There was quite a bit of charring and damage to the building's west wall," he said. "The rest of the structure, however, is pretty much intact with very little fire damage. (There is) some smoke damage and a little bit of water damage."

Ripley man injured as train strikes car

RIPLEY -- A 36-year-old man was injured Monday after his car was struck by train at the Norfolk Southern crossing on Station Road.

Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies said Keith H. Potter of West Side Hill Road drove through the crossing signals directly in front of a westbound Norfolk Southern train. Potter's car was shoved over the tracks and landed in a ditch on the west side of Station Road.

Potter was airlifted to St. Vincent's Hospital in Erie, Pa., where he was listed in stable condition. His car was destroyed.

Potter was also ticketed in the 5 p.m. accident for driving through a flashing/audible signal at a railroad crossing.

Owner values golf clubs in Amherst theft at $4,000

Golf clubs valued at $4,000 were stolen from a home on Quail Hollow Lane in Amherst over the weekend, police said Monday.

The theft was discovered Sunday morning, police said. Someone apparently got into the garage through an unlocked door.

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