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Two teens struck by car sent to hospital... one with serious injuries...

Two teenaged girls were hurt -- one seriously -- after they were struck by a car on Jamestown's westside early yesterday afternoon.  City police were called to the scene at Washington and West Eighth Streets... where they found the vehicle was southbound on Washington Street... and, had the green light at the intersection... shortly before 1 p.m.  Officers say the girls... a 13 year-old from Jamestown, and a 16 year-old from Lakewood... were not in the crosswalk... but, began walking across Washington.  Police say the driver of the Volkswagon Jetta was not able to stop in time... and, hit both.  The 13 year-old was flown by Starflight Helicopter to Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo... while the 16 year-old was treated at WCA Hospital... and, later released.  City police ask anyone with information about the incident to contact them at 483-7537.

City man arrested for allegedly threatening girlfriend, police with loaded rifle...

A Jamestown man has been arrested for allegedly threatening a his girlfriend... then police... with with a high-powered rifle last weekend.  City police were initially called to the scene of a domestic violence incident just after 2 a.m. Saturday at 417 James Ave.  On arrival... officers were told that the woman was inside the house with a disgruntled man who was threatening her... and, said he would shoot responding police 'on sight.'  Officers say she told 9-1-1 dispatchers that her boyfriend, 60 year-old Douglas Smith, had a rifle within his grasp.  The woman was able to leave the house... and, was taken to a safe location.  After a brief standoff... Smith surrendered outside of his residence... and, he was arrested.  During the investigation, it was found that Smith was a convicted felon and that he was in the possession of several firearms.  Officers did secure the weapons, and found one of the rifles to be fully-loaded.  Smith was arraigned on charges of third-and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon... and sent to the county jail without bail.

Reed throws support to GOP Lt. Gov. candidate Moss...

The Republican candidate running for Lieutenant Governor in New York has received the official backing of Chautauqua County's Congressman.  Corning Republican Tom Reed says he has gotten to know Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss... who has been the Central New York county's top-cop since 2005... very well.  Reed says he became a good friend of Democrat Lieutenant Governor candidate Kathy Hochul when Hochul was in Congress.  However... he feels Moss is the better candidate... and, they share many of the same values.  Reed says that's creating job opportunities, and supporting Second Amendment rights.  Moss says he appreciates Reed's support... especially regarding his opposition of New York's SAFE Act.  While the SAFE Act is not a major campaign issue to many people... Moss believes it will bring out a block of voters that often doesn't vote in large numbers -- hunters.  He feels that will create a large voter turnout on election day. 


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