Hot weather arrives this weekend, especially on Father's Day...
Get ready for some real summer-like heat and humid coming to the region this weekend... especially on Father's Day.  Forecasters say temperatures will reach the 80s away from Lake Erie today and everyone will see the mid to upper 80s on Sunday.  Meteorologist Jim Mitchell of the National Weather Service says today will be the better of the two days for outdoor work.  Sunday could get kind of unbearable.  Mitchell adds, though, that the "real feel" will be into the 90s due to the arrival of some humidity.  There is a also chance of showers and thunderstorms developing on Sunday... and, Mitchell says that could lead to a slight risk of flash flooding due to heavy downpours in some isolated areas.  While it will seem hot on Sunday... he says the 93 degree record high set in 1953 is not in danger of being shattered.
 
 
Two city men indicted by federal grand jury on drug and weapons charges...
Two Jamestown-area men have been indicted by a federal grand jury on drug and firearms charges following a raid earlier this year.  U-S Attorney James Kennedy, Jr. says 27 year-old Tyler Craig Anderson... and, 26 year-old Robert Lincoln... are charged with conspiracy to make false statements to purchase firearms.  In addition... he says Anderson is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana, maintaining a drug-involved premises, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes.  Prosecutors say Ellicott Police received complaints of suspected drug dealing at Anderson's Willard Street Extension home.  They later conducted undercover purchases... and, also learned that Anderson had several guns.  The raid was conducted in March... and police found cocaine, marijuana, and 14 firearms.  Kennedy says Lincoln is accused of buying at least three of the guns for Anderson.
 
 
Former County Legislator, Jamestown Democrat Joe Trusso passes away...
The voice of a giant in Chautauqua County politics has been silenced... but, he won't soon be forgotten.  Long-time Chautauqua County Legislator Joe Trusso of Jamestown passed away Thursday afternoon at the age of 86.  He was initially a member of the county's old Board of Supervisors, and was later elected to the legislature... and, chaired a number of committees.  Trusso spend nearly four decades as a county lawmaker.  He was good friends with late Legislator Tony Teresi... father of Mayor Sam Teresi.  Sam Teresi called Trusso a "great public servant."  Teresi says he could tell stories about Joe Trusso that could fill an entire day.  However... he says Trusso was "kind hearted... loved his church, loved his country... and, loved politics.  Not just the sport of politics, but, as a vehicle to do good for people in the community."  Funeral arrangments for Joe Trusso are being handled by the Lind Funeral Home in Jamestown. 
 
 
Borrello disappointed that Chautauqua County will not be receiving $20-million government efficiency grant...
Chautauqua County reached the top six last year... but, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that a Suffolk County town was the winner of the first Municipal Consolidation and Efficiency Competition.  County Executive George Borrello says that area earned the $20-million award to reduce property taxes and modernize services.  Borrello says he was disappointed by the announcement that was delayed for several months.  He says the town of Brookhaven on Long Island, was declared the winner.  Borrello says Brookhaven has about 500,000 people.  He says, though, that taking part was a worthwhile process because county officials learned about other funding opportunities.  Borrello says he will have the county "shop" all the projects to the different funding sources from the state.  He says he will also be re-engaging the County's Regional Solutions Commission, which he chaired when he was a member of the county legislature.  He expects to set up a meeting with the various local governments that were involved in the process.
 
 
State lawmakers propose term limit legislation...
A bipartisan group of state lawmakers is pushing for term limits on all elected state offices in New York, including the Legislature.  Led by Republican Senator Joseph Griffo of Oneida County, several Senate and Assembly members held a news conference late this past week in Albany to call for passage of bills that would limit the offices of governor, state comptroller and attorney general to two four-year terms.  The lawmakers say terms for both houses of the Legislature should be capped at a total of 12 consecutive years.  Griffo says the case for finally getting term limits passed in Albany is being helped by support from Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo and Republican candidate for governor Marc Molinaro.
 
 
PA man arrested for causing damage at Peek 'n Peak...
A Pennsylvania man is accused of damaging a hotel sprinkler at the Peek 'n Peak Resort and Conference Center in the town of French Creek.  Sheriff's officers say 26 year-old Alexander Mellin of Fountain Hill was a guest at the hotel back on June 10 when the damage was reported.  Deputies say the damage led to significant water damage in several rooms.  They say Mellin was issued an appearance ticket for French Creek Town Court at a later date.
 

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