Jamestown Man Sentenced To 12-Plus Years In Prison For Drug Distribution

first_imgBUFFALO – A Jamestown man will serve more than 12 years in federal prison for distributing drugs.The U.S. Attorney’s Office says that Kyle Kamholtz, 33, was convicted of possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possessing of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, was sentenced Thursday.Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth T. Molisani, who handled the case, stated that the defendant was identified as a methamphetamine distributor in the Jamestown, NY, area during an investigation that began in November 2017 by the Jamestown Police Department.The investigation included a series of controlled purchases of methamphetamine from the defendant, several vehicle and traffic stops that resulted in Kamholtz’s arrest for possession of methamphetamine and a firearm, and the execution of two search warrants at the defendant’s McKinley Avenue residence. Investigators seized a firearm, methamphetamine, scales, packaging, and other drug distribution paraphernalia. The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Acting Chief Timothy Jackson, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito, New York Field Division. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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National Comedy Center: Here’s Johnny!

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),imagine that….The National Comedy Center actually recognizing somebody besides Lucille Ball…The city of Jamestown should just rename the comedy center…The Lucille Ball comedy center…and The Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz museum should just be called The Lucy museum, and of course the cemetery sahould be known as The Lucy cemetery….The city of Jamestown, NY has produced other celebrities but CHOOSE TO FOCUS ON LUCILLE BALL….drop the name “Jamestown” and rename the town “Lucyville”…I’m sure Lucy is way more famous than James Prendergast….. Image courtesy the National Comedy Center.JAMESTOWN — The National Comedy Center will add a historic Johnny Carson archive to its collection of legendary comedic artifacts.The new Johnny Carson archive will exhibit in 2021 and 2022 in a partnership with Elkhorn Valley Museum in Nebraska and the Carson Entertainment Group.Announced Friday on what would have been Carson’s 95th birthday, the NCC will lead preservation of the Carson collection.The archives include screen-used artifacts, wardrobe, creative documents and awards that will be jointly exhibited by the National Comedy Center and the Elkhorn Valley Museum. The National Comedy Center will oversee the digital preservation and conservation of this historic collection, which chronicles Carson’s early life, career and legendary thirty-year reign as the king of late night television and one of the most beloved personalities in comedy history. In 2022, the National Comedy Center will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Johnny Carson’s legendary run as the host of The Tonight Show with a new multi-media exhibit: 30 Years of Late Night Television, 30 Years Later — at the National Comedy Center’s state-of-the-art museum.The exhibit will feature never-before-seen documents and creative papers (including Tonight Show monologues personally annotated by Carson), rare artifacts and wardrobe, and archival video from Carson’s storied television career. Curated selections from The Tonight Show will present a comedic time capsule of world events for three decades, including legendary monologues, classic Carson characters like Carnac the Magnificent, Floyd R. Turbo and Art Fern, and historic performances by many of stand-up comedy’s greatest talents — often seen in their earliest national television appearances.“Johnny Carson is one of the most beloved and influential late night hosts of all time. For 30 years, Johnny kept the country laughing through good times and bad, while also introducing us to many of the greatest stand-up comedians ever to take the stage,” stated National Comedy Center Executive Director Journey Gunderson. “The story of comedy in America simply cannot be told properly without presenting Johnny Carson’s enormous and invaluable contribution to the art form. We are excited to be partnering with the Elkhorn Valley Museum and Carson Entertainment Group to preserve Johnny’s legacy for generations to come.”last_img read more

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Alex Trebek Dies Following Cancer Fight

first_imgJeopardy! / YouTube LOS ANGELES – Alex Trebek, who hosted Jeopardy for 36 years has died from pancreatic cancer.A spokesman for the game show confirmed to TMZ that Trebek died at home Sunday morning.For nearly four decades, with style and a sense of humor, he was the man with all the answers who asked for questions and earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most game show episodes hosted by the same person.He has won seven Daytime Emmys for his work on the show and received a lifetime achievement Emmy award in 2011. Trebek had served as the face of the game show since its debut in daytime syndication in 1984. With more than 8,200 episodes under his belt, he holds the Guinness World Record for Most Game Show Episodes Hosted by the Same Presenter.“I’m like the energizer bunny,” he said in 2014. “Thump, thump thump.”The only time somebody other than Trebek has hosted an episode of this iteration of “Jeopardy” was when Trebek and “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak swapped shows for an April Fool’s prank, according to the Associated Press.The game show host celebrated 36 years with “Jeopardy!” in September and released his memoir, “The Answer Is …: Reflections on My Life,” in July. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Jamestown Woman Charged With DWI Following Crash In Gerry

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now Stock Image.GERRY – A Jamestown woman is accused of driving while intoxicated ahead of a crash in Gerry.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says 45-year-old Bethany Johnson drove off the road while traveling on Route 60 on Thursday evening.They say her vehicle then traveled through a lawn causing damage to the property.Johnson, deputies report, then fled the scene. She was located a short time later where deputies allegedly observed numerous additional traffic infractions. Johnson was taken into custody where deputies say she submitted a chemical breath test which indicated that Johnson was over four times the legal limit.She is charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and numerous other traffic infractions.Johnson was released with traffic tickets and will appear in the Town of Gerry Court at a later date.last_img read more

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Jamestown High School Student Giving Back To The Community

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Submitted image.JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown high school student is giving back to the community.High School freshman Aquila Becker, who is currently attending school remotely, donated hundreds of items to The Anew Center that she collected from the community.The center provides free confidential services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services include a 13-bed shelter, a 24-hour crisis hotline, case management, prevention education, a children and family outreach program, and advocacy.“I know that domestic violence has been rising. My mom is going to school and would like to work in the field and we just decided that donating to The ANEW Center would be a really nice thing to do,” said Becker. “I started out painting pictures and selling them to donate the money but then we decided that asking for donations the ANEW Center needs would be a great way to help.” “I’m lucky, I have everything that I need but I know not everyone has that so I felt like I needed to step up and help,” furthered Becker. “My mom and I were overwhelmed by the amount of donations we received. We got everything we asked for, and more.”Donations from Facebook, Jamestown Advanced Products, A-1 Auto Service, JHS, Persell Middle School and family and friends included: Laundry baskets or larger plastic baskets, towels, hair ties, brushes, combs, feminine hygiene products, dish soap, hand soap, laundry supplies, cleaning supplies (wipes, glass cleaner, sponges, mops, brooms), activity books & activity kits and new or gently used children’s books and stuffed toys.The center’s Shelter Manager Kristina Near says the year has been challenging for her group and they truly appreciate the donations.last_img read more

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Two Charged In Kidnaping Of 4-Year-Old Pennsylvania Girl

first_imgCORRY – Police in Corry, Pennsylvania have charged a duo in connection with a kidnapping of a 4-year-old girl Tuesday morning.Officers were first called to the 500 block of Sciota Street for reports of a domestic dispute and possible child abduction.The mother of the victim told police there was a fight at the residence when she told the pair, identified as Cheyenne Redmond and Brian Seidel, to leave.She said the fight became physical, and Redmond loaded the child into a Honda car; leaving the scene. Police then issued the Amber Alert and issued felony arrest warrants for both Redmond and Seidel.Pennsylvania State Police in Mercer located both suspects and the child, who was safe, and the Amber Alert was canceled.Redmond was arraigned on charges for felony kidnapping, felony interference with a child’s custody and simple assault. She was taken to the Erie County Prison with bond set at $100,000.Seidel is charged with felony conspiracy to commit kidnapping and felony interference with a child’s custody. He was also sent to prison with bond set at $75,000. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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World Premiere of Ode to Joy Begins Performances

first_img Ode to Joy Show Closed This production ended its run on April 19, 2014 Tony nominee Kathryn Erbe is caught in a love triangle in the world premiere of Ode to Joy, which begins performances off-Broadway February 12. A production of Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, the play is scheduled for a limited run through March 30. Written and directed by Craig Lucas, Ode to Joy is a story of love, heartbreak, addiction and illness. Erbe stars as an artist named Adele, an audacious painter who tells the story of her destructive relationships with her two lovers, Mala (Roxanna Hope) and Bill (Arliss Howard).Opening night is set for February 27 at the Cherry Lane Theatre. View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

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Welcome to the Jungle, Bernadette Peters!

first_imgMozart in the Jungle, a new dramady starring Bernadette Peters, has been picked up by Amazon, according to Variety. The show, which is based on Blair Tindall’s memoir, offers an inside look behind the scenes at the symphony. In related two-time-Tony-winners-heading-to-Amazon news (yes, that’s a category): Judith Light will be featured in the dark comedy Transparent, written and directed by Jill Soloway. Light will star alongside Jeffrey Tambor, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass. Mozart in the Jungle has another familiar Broadway name attached: Rocky director Alex Timbers, who collaborated with Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman on writing the pilot, which was directed by Paul Weitz. In addition to two-time Tony winner Peters, the show features Gael Garcia Bernal, Saffron Burrows, Lola Kirke, Malcom McDowell and Peter Vack.center_img Here’s to seeing these talented ladies streaming into our lives very soon! Check out some snippets below. View Commentslast_img read more

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Clay Aiken Runner-Up Again

first_imgBroadway alum Clay Aiken, who was running for Congress in North Carolina, has been defeated by incumbent Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers. Elmers won 58.85% of the vote in the state’s 2nd District; Aiken picked up 41.5%. Best known for being the 2003 American Idol runner-up to Ruben Studdard, Aiken went on to release five albums and star as Sir Robin in Spamalot on the Great White Way in 2009, winning a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Replacement. Other stage credits include the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. TV credits include Scrubs, Drop Dead Diva and 30 Rock. Watch Aiken’s speech to his supporters after losing his bid for a House seat below.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

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Fun Home Opens Officially on Broadway

first_imgReady to come to the Fun Home? The Broadway premiere of Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori’s musical opens officially on April 19 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. The show, based on the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, is directed by Sam Gold. In honor of the musical’s big night, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this sketch of the cast.Featured in the portrait are Beth Malone as Alison, Sydney Lucas as Small Alison, Judy Kuhn as Helen, Michael Cerveris as Bruce, Emily Skeggs as Medium Alison, Roberta Colindrez as Joan, Oscar Williams as Christian, Zell Steele Morrow as John and Joel Perez as Roy.Congratulations to the cast of Fun Home—we’re changing our major to all of you! About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 10, 2016 Related Showscenter_img Fun Home View Commentslast_img read more

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