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Cuomo and Astorino taking full advantage of final, full day of Campaign 2014...

Governor Andrew Cuomo and a host of other Democrats are urging voters to show up to the polls in numbers ahead of Election Day.  Cuomo spoke to hundreds of union health care workers, carpenters and hotel employees at a rally Monday in Manhattan's Times Square.  He predicted labor will vote in droves.  A host of former and current elected officials seized on an upstate Republican assemblyman's recent comments that city voters were too lazy to vote.  Congressman Charles Rangel said New York City residents will vote ``like our life depends on it.''  Earlier... Republican candidate Rob Astorino said in an interview his campaign was not a ``dry run'' for another race.

Local Board of Elections ready for 2014 vote... number of registered voters in Chaut. County drop below 80,000...

With changing demographics... and, loss of population... Democrats now have the most voters of any party in Chautauqua County.  However... that doesn't always mean that Democrats win the majority of the election day races.  County Democrat Elections Commissioner Norm Green says Republicans are a close second in number of voters.  They were at one point in the majority.  Green also says... over the past several years... we've seen the number of registered voters drop to under 80,000.  When he first came on board... he says the number of voters was between 84 and 85,000.  However... it's now dropped to about 78,000.  Today is the final full-day of campaigning for candidates running for local, statewide, and national office in New York state... and, the county.  All three major, state-wide races are contested... headlined by the Governor's race with incumbant Democrat Andrew Cuomo and GOP Challenger Rob Astorino.  Locally... there is one race in Jamestown that will fill an open County Legislature seat.  That will pit Democrat Beth Kresge against Republican Elizabeth Rankin.  Kresge was appointed earlier this year to replace Fred Larson in Dist. 12 after he resigned to become Jamestown's second City Court Judge.

Unidentified woman dies in fatal fire in Salamanca...

Authorities say a woman has died after being pulled from a burning home in the city of Salamanca.  Fire officials tell local media that the blaze was reported around 4:30 a.m. Sunday at a home in the Cattaraugus County community.  When firefighters arrived at the scene, they rescued a woman from the second floor.  Officials say she was taken to Olean General Hospital, where she died a short time later.  The cause of the fire is under investigation. The victim's name has not been released.

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WJTN News Headlines for Dec. 12, 2019

A former Clymer Central School teacher recently convicted of child pornography involving a young child has been sentenced to 4-and-a-half years in federal prison.   U-S Attorney James Kennedy,...

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