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Historic bar in New York City scene of people gathering to grieve deaths in mass terror shootings in Orlando...

New Yorkers are gathering in Manhattan at a historic bar to grieve the deaths of at least 50 people in a Florida gay nightclub.  People began assembling at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village Sunday after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.  The Manhattan bar became a national symbol of gay rights after a 1969 police raid led to violent street riots.  Gunman Omar Mateen was shot to death by police at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, after holding hostages for hours.  Activist Andy Humm, host of the "Gay USA" TV show... says Stonewall is "where we go when things like this happen."  He says Sunday's gathering is spontaneous for individuals feeling a need to be together.


Three arrest in Jamestown drug raid that leads to seizure of Meth, Heroin and cash...

Three people have been arrested... and quantities of Methamphetime and Heroin were seized... during a raid late last Saturday morning in Jamestown.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says officers were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a female occupant at 218 Fulton St. shortly before 10 a.m.  Samuelson says... when police arrived... the woman -- identified as 33 year-old Tiffany Mahoney -- ran into the upper apartment.  When officers located her in the apartment... they also found suspected Meth and drug paraphernalia inside.  Members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force were then called in... and, a search warrant was obtained.  Police found more Meth... totaling about 10 games all together... a quantity of Heroin and about $3,500 cash.  Mahoney and two others in the upper apartment... 34 year-old Wallace Peck and 22 year-old Jacob Trippy... where arrested on two counts each of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... and, one count of criminal use of drug paraphernalia.  They are jailed pending arraignment.  Anyone with information on the illegal trafficking of narcotics is asked to call the JPD Tips-line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.


City man arrested in town of Mina as fugitive from justice...

A Jamestown man has been arrested in the town of Mina for allegedly being a fugitive from justice from the state of Pennsylavnia.  Sheriff's officers say they were investigating a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 86 about 1:15 a.m. Saturday when they interviewed a person in the area not involved in the crash.  Deputies say they confirmed the person was 26 year-old Randy Miller of 1091 East Second St.  Following an investigation... officers say they found that Miller was wanted on two arrest warrants out of Pennsylvania.  One was for driving while under the influence... and, the other was for failure to return leased property.  Miller was arraigned on the fugitive charge... and, sent to the county jail pending extradition to Pennsylvania.


Schumer urges feds to okay $5.1-million for lead eradication...

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the federal government to approve $5.1-million in funding for the removal of lead-based paint hazards in homes throughout western New York.  Schumer says Erie and Niagara Counties are especially vulnerable because more than 40 percent of the homes there were built before 1950, when lead paint was commonly used.  It was banned in the late 1970s.  Based on the most recent data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,... more than 2,300 children in upstate New York were found with blood-lead levels associated with permanent neurological damage and behavioral disorders.  In western New York, 585 children, or approximately 13 percent, tested positive for lead poisoning in 2014.  The funding would come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Harriet Tubman National Park coming next?...

Harriet Tubman's upcoming debut on the $20 bill is just half the good news in the upstate New York town where the Underground Railroad conductor settled down and grew old.  A long-sought national historical park honoring Tubman could be officially established as early as this summer.  The move would give a boost to preservation efforts at her old home and church just as the former slave is poised to replace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

 

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