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Chautauqua County man arrested for allegedly robbing Amish store in Cattaraugus County at gun-point...

A Cherry Creek man has been arrested for allegedly holding up an Amish store owner in the town of Conewango... tying him up... and, stealing money from a cash register.  Cattaraugus County Sheriff's officers say the suspect, 22 year-old Michael Dybka, allegedly entered the store on Chapman Road just after 5:30 p.m. Thursday... and, pulled a pistol on the owner... and, demanded cash.  Deputies say Dybka was wearing a bandana over his face... and, he is accused of tying up the owner on the floor before fleeing the scene.  Officers say the owner was able to provide a description of the bandit... and, his car.  Police later arrested Dybka at his home on one count of first-degree robbery.  He was arraigned in Conewango Town Court... and, sent to the Little Valley Jail on $100,000 cash bail.

Reed announces RAMI Act approved by Congressional Committee, next up a vote by the full Congress...

A bill co-sponsored by Chautauqua County's congressman to help boost advanced manufacturing in the United States has cleared it's final hurdle to a final vote in the U-S House of Representatives.  Corning Republican Tom Reed says he's very pleased that the House Committee on Science has approved the "Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation" -- or RAMI Act.  Reed says the bi-partisan bill is "one step closer to crossing the finish line" and becoming law.  He says it's about creating the jobs "of today and tomorrow."  Reed says he's not sure when the measure... which is co-sponsored by Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy... will go before the full House for a final vote.  However... he says the measure has strong bi-partisan support in both the House and Senate.  Reed says he sees several manufacturers in his 23rd Congressional District -- teaming with area colleges and universities -- having a good shot at RAMI's competitive grants.  He says it's a good opportunity to take products that "aren't there yet" commercially, and, get them there.  Reed says there will be a total of $300-million available for a network of regionally-based hubs to compete for.  They will work on plans to make ideas and concepts a reality... and, begin production.  Reed says Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown, and Missouri's Roy Blount are co-sponsoring the bill in the U.S. Senate.  The president has already touted the bill as a job-creators... and, is expected to sign it.

NYS: Report says state has already taking in about 3,300 unaccompanied, immigration children from war torn Latin America...

The New York Immigration Coalition says close to 3,300 unaccompanied immigrant children have arrived in New York since January... and, almost 7,000 more expected to reach the state in coming months.  Coalition Director Camille Mackler says most are fleeing gang violence in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.  The coalition's number agrees with statistics released Thursday by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement.  There was a report that some would be sent to the Corning-Elmira area of the 23rd Congressional District.  However... Congressman Tom Reed and others spoke out against such a move... and, it was nixed.


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