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The Post Journal is reporting this morning that a female Titus Road resident in her 60s was the victim of an apparent homicide on Wednesday afternoon.  We will have more details as they become available.


City police are continuing to look for the man who allegedly robbed a 7-11 convenience store with a knife -- this one on Jamestown's eastside.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says the man -- believed to be in his 20s -- entered the store at 1011 East Second Street just after 3 AM yesterday wearing a dark-colored ski mask.  Samuelson says the store clerk was at the back of the business -- near the coffee dispensers -- when he was accosted by the bandit.  He says the robber pulled the knife and demanded cash.  However... Samuelson says the suspect took more than that. Samuelson says the suspect is described as being dark-skinned... is about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 inches tall... and, weighing about 150 to 160 pounds.  Samuelson says the bandit was wearing a long-sleeved red shirt... with gray athletic shorts.  He adds the red shirt has a distinctive white design on it that may be familiar or recognizable.  Samuelson says anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call city police at 483-7537... or their confidential tip-line at 483-8477.


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 PM. With the assistance of Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies... Ortolano says the vehicle was eventually located in Silver Creek.  33-year-old Robert Mangus, Junior... and, 35-year-old Darrly Bray were arrested and charged with 2nd-degree robbery.  Additional charges and arrests are expected.


New York City law Professor Zephyr Teachout has survived another attempt by Governor Andrew Cuomo's supporters to knock her off next month's Democratic primary ballot.  A four-judge panel today upheld a lower-court ruling and rejected arguments from Cuomo supporters that Teachout didn't meet the five-year residency requirement.  A Cuomo campaign spokesman says there are no plans to appeal the decision.


Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently hasn't taken a hit with voters in the wake of allegations his administration meddled with an anti-corruption commission.  A new Quinnipiac University poll shows the Democratic with a 56-to-28 percent lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino, a margin essentially unchanged since May.


New York state is "at a crossroads..." and, so was Onondaga County Comptroller Robert Antonacci when it came to what he saw happening in New York state.  Antonacci says he decided to run for state Comptroller because of what he sees as an "abyssmal" tax structure, and troublesome economic climate.  During a campaign stop in Lakewood Wednesday afternoon... the Syracuse-area Republican said he's the father of two young children... and, decided now is the time to try and make the state one that his children would want to stay and live in. Antonacci says the State Comptroller has a "bully pulpit..." and, has some control over the purse strings as far as state authorities... and, contracts.  In addition to being a CPA... he's also an attorney... making him uniquely qualified for the position.  As for incumbant Democrat Thomas DiNapoli... Antonacci feels he's been "asleep on the corruption issues" that have plagued Albany the past few years.  As for current polls that show him trailing DiNapoli... Antonacci says he's not concerned because the campaign really heats up after Labor Day.


The state's fiscal watchdog is trying to get the word out about the Office of Unclaimed Funds... and, how people can get the money they are owned.  State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the state has more than 13-billion dollars in unclaimed funds, and they are trying to reach people so they can get their money back.  He says there are a number of ways people get separated from the funds. DiNapoli tells us that he is trying reach out to residents in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, where there are millions of dollars in funds that are being held by the state.
You can check whether you have money owed to you by going on-line to the State Comptroller's website at osc-dot-state-dot-ny-dot-us.


Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino says New York can spur jobs and economic activity by cutting taxes and regulations, permitting hydraulic fracturing for natural gas... and, promoting agriculture and high-tech start-ups.  The candidate released a job plan during a campaign stop in Binghamton.  If elected... Astorino says he would streamline regulations and government mandates, reduce some taxes and eliminate others, cut state spending and invest 3.6-billion dollars from a banking lawsuit settlement in roads, bridges and transit.



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