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Authorities were called to an incident involving a man and woman in Pittsfield Township, Pennsylvania Thursday morning. State Police based in Warren were notified of a stabbing and shooting incident by Warren County 911 at 11:30am.  When police arrived to the scene on Taylor Lane they found 42 year old Angel McShane of Garland with a stab wound to her back and a male dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.   Mcshane was flown to Hamot Hospital in Erie for treatment.  The identity of the victim is being held pending notification of his relatives.  The investigation is continuing as an attempted murder/suicide.


Two men are now jailed after being formally charged in connection with a "one-pot" Methamphetime Lab that Jamestown police stumbled across while looking for another person in an unrelated case.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says one of the men arrested... 35 year-old Donald King... was a tenant of the basement apartment at 307 Allen Street.  Samuelson adds that 38 year-old Richard Dean was allegedly helping to "cook" the meth. Samuelson adds that charges are pending against a third person in the case.  Samuelson says officers went to the scene about 2:15 PM... and, smelled the meth while investigating the other case.  He says a search warrant was obtained.  The state Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team was called in to clean-up the location.  Both Dean and King were arraigned... and, sent to the county jail without bail.


One person has been arrested so far... but, several more are arrests are pending after the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force raided a northside apartment house... and, found several illegal narcotics -- including Heroin.  JPD Captain Bob Samuelson says they were joined by the State Police C-NET Team in executing a search warrant at 824 Cherry Street about 10:20 Wednesday morning.  Samuelson says they found several people inside... and, one, a 17-year-old male... has been charged with criminal possession of crack-cocaine... and, marijuana.  He says there were "5 to 6" other people inside the apartment when they arrived.  He says the amount of Heroin, crack-cocaine, and marijuana found is not being disclosed.  Samuelson says they also found a quantity of cash.  He says charges are pending against the others found inside.


Dunkirk's top cop says he's pleased that a city man will be serving prison time after being sentenced in federal court after his conviction on drug and weapons charges.  A federal judge in Buffalo has sentenced 28-year-old Christopher Marcinkowski (Marr-sin-Cowski) to 6-and-a-half years in prison following his conviction for possession with intent to distribute cocaine... and, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.  Police Chief David Ortolano says his department continues to make stopping the illegal drug trade a top priority.... police put a lot of work into the case. Police say they found a marijuana grow operation inside the residence... along with a quantity of cocaine and drug packaging materials.  Ortolano says his department spent a lot of time on the case... which stemmed from their arrest of Marcincowski at his Columbus Avenue home in February of 2012.  During a raid on the house... Ortolano says they spotted the suspect tossing a sawed-off shotgun out of a second-story window.


Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York should consider better police training, body cameras on officers and other changes following a grand jury decision not to charge a white police officer in the chokehold death of a black man.  The comments came on public radio's ``Capitol Pressroom'' yesterday.


Two Cattaraugus County men have been indicted on charges stemming from the slaying of another man whose body was found at a scenic overlook along a rural road last summer.  However... both have pleaded NOT guility to the charges.  The District Attorney's Office says 28-year-old Gary Maull of Olean made his plea last week to second-degree murder in the killing of 54-year-old Lamont Clemons of Olean.  Prosecutors say 53-year-old Thomas Hall of Olean also pleaded NOT guilty to criminal facilitation and witness tampering for allegedly helping Maull.


State Senator Cathy Young was honored by The Resource Center today (Thursday) for her efforts in support of people with disabilities, and the centers where they often work.  The senator was given TRC's 'Community Action Award' in a presentation at the Mary Andrews Work Center in Dunkirk.  Young says the future of such centers is uncertain because of a movement to find jobs for the disabled 'out in the community...' Prior to her election to public office... Young worked for the Rehab Center in Cattaraugus County, an agency similar to the Resource Center.  In comments following the ceremony... the Senator said jobs 'out in the community' are only right for some people with disabilities.  See adds it's not 'realistic' for some.  Young says she'll continue to work for creative solutions when the legislature convenes in Janauary.  State Assemblyman Andy Goodell was also given a 'Community Action Award' at the Resouce Center's Disability Awareness Awards earlier this Fall.


Federal energy regulators have approved a 700-million dollar pipeline project designed to ferry cheap Marcellus Shale natural gas from Pennsylvania into high-priced markets in New England and New York.  The project's backers said Wednesday the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval means the 124-mile Constitution Pipeline could be operational by next winter.  The lead partners are Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Williams Partners and Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas.  Williams says Marcellus Shale gas is about half the cost of the Gulf of Mexico gas that typically reaches Boston and New York City.


There are still some tickets remaining for the annual Progressive Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular that's returning to Jamestown a week from this Saturday.  The unique program that combines ice skating... gymnastics... and, music... will be held at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena on Saturday, December 13th at 7 PM.  Arena General Manager Brian Cersosimo says the program will be video taped for play two times next February on ABC-TV. Cersosimo says among the world class figure skaters on hand will be Olympic Doubles Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White from the most recent Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.  There will also be Simon (Suh-Moan) Bios... the top-ranked gymnast in the world.  County music singer Danielle Bradberry from "The Voice" will also perform.  Again... the Progressive Skating and Gymnastics Spectatular program is Saturday, December 13th at 7 PM.  Cersosimo says there are still some tickets remaining.  For more information... call the arena at 484-2624... or go on-line to Jamestownarena-dot-COM.