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>School bus driver cited after striking pedestrian

JAMESTOWN -- No children were hurt, but a city school bus driver was cited following an accident involving a pedestrian Wednesday morning.

Frederick Keifer, 73, of Jamestown, received a ticket for failing to yield the right of way after police said the bus he was driving hit a man. Douglas Cook, 49, of East Fifth Street, was treated for injuries not considered life-threatening in WCA Hospital. Keifer said he did not see Cook when he made the turn.

The accident occurred just before 8 a.m. at East Fifth Street and Prendergast Avenue.

There were 15 children on the bus at the time. None of them were hurt.

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>Man accused of violating order of protection

JAMESTOWN -- A city resident was charged with harassment and criminal contempt after police said he violated an order of protection.

Philip Baxter Jr., 43, had been ordered to stay away from his alleged victim, a 45-year-old man. When police responded to a call from Newton Avenue just before 4 p.m. Tuesday, they learned that Baxter had allegedly threatened the man.

Further investigation showed a valid order of protection issued by Jamestown City Court for Baxter to stay away from the victim.

Baxter was taken into custody and arraigned. He was released on bail, pending a future court appearance.

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>Text messaging lands woman in hot water

CHERRY CREEK -- A Cattaraugus woman who sent a pair of text messages from her telephone to another person with an order of protection against her was charged Tuesday with criminal contempt, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies said.

Bevetta J. Reason, 23, of Maple Hill Road, was arraigned in the Town of Cherry Creek Court and taken to jail in lieu of $500 bail.

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