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City police looking for man who allegedly held up E. 2nd Street 7-Eleven store...

Jamestown police are looking for the masked bandit who held up an eastside 7-Eleven convenience store early Wednesday morning.  As with the hold up at the Allen Street 7-Eleven earlier this month... a knife was involved.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says the dark-skinned man entered the East Second Street store just after 3 AM.  Samuelson says the robber accosted the store clerk... who was at the back of the business.  He says the robber pulled a knife and demanded cash... but, ended up taking the entire cash drawer.  The robber is believed to be in his 20s... is about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 inches tall... and, weighs 150 to 160 pounds.  Samuelson says the bandit was wearing a long-sleeve red shirt... with a distinctive design on it.  He says the image is a white eagle, or bird-type design with white writing down the sleeves.  Samuelson adds the suspect was also wearing gray athletic shorts.  He fled in an northly direction from the store on foot.  Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call city police at 483-7537... or their confidential tip-line at 483-8477.

Two men arrested for allegedl hold-up in city of Dunkirk...

Two Dunkirk men have been arrested after an investigation into an armed robbery in the north county city on Tuesday.  Dunkirk Police Chief Dave Ortolano says officers responded to a 9-1-1 call of a suspect running while carrying a shotgun in the area of Lake Shore Drive East, and North Gazelle Street just before 12:30 p.m.  Ortolano says... upon further investigation by officers, they determined that an armed robbery had occured, and began an investigation.  They got descriptions of both the suspects, and the suspect vehicle involved.  With the assistance of Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies... Ortolano says the vehicle was eventually located in Silver Creek.  33-year-old Robert Mangus, Jr., and, 35-year-old Darrly Bray were arrested and charged with 2nd-degree robbery.  Additional charges and arrests are expected.

Media One News Director takes "Ice Bucket Challenge..."

MOG News Director Terry Frank accepted... and, took the "Ice Bucket Challenge" that's been sweeping the Jamestown-area... and, nation.  Thanks to fellow Media One employees Brian Papalia... and, Debbi Yochim... Terry got a bucket of ice dumped on my head Wednesday morning outside the station.  He was nominated to take the challenge by one of my former college roomates, Jack Potter.  The "Ice Bucket Challenge" was started by a former Boston College Baseball star who was diagnosed with the rare and fatal disease, ALS, not long ago.  Frank says "many of you know my mother died from ALS last November... so, this cause has admittedly been personal to me."  There still is no long-term treatment available, and there's no cure.  I have challenged a friend from college, Steve Prevesk... Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi... and, City Council member Tony Dolce.

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