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A Warren County, Pennsylvania man was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-car motor vehicle accident last weekend in Warren...  
State Police in Warren say 22 year-old Nathan Park was southbound in his pick-up truck on Conewango Avenue shortly after 10 p.m. on Saturday.  While making a left-hand turn, troopers say Park's vehicle went out of control, and traveled 300-feet along an embankment leading away from the roadway.  It then hit a depression in the road before the wheels lifted off the ground.  State Police says the truck traveled 48-feet and rotated counter-clockwise before rolling on it's side. The GMC Sierra landed on the south-side of a driveway on Conewango Avenue and bounced before landing on its right-side.  The truck then struck a tree with the roof of its cab and police say Park was trapped inside before being freed by rescuers.  Troopers were assisted by Glade Township Fire and a Deputy Coroner.
A catholic priest in Dunkirk has been put on administative leave following a sexual abuse complaint dating back to the nineties when he served at a church in Buffalo...  
Bishop Richard Malone announced Monday afternoon that Dennis Riter was placed on leave as an investigation continues into the complaint.  WKBW-TV in Buffalo reports that Riter, current pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Dunkirk, is facing allegations that he had inappropriate sexual contact with two former altar boys.  A victim who spoke with Channel 7 in Buffalo said he was abused more than 20 times over the course of three years.  a release issued by the Diocese of Buffalo states that the Erie County District Attorney's Office has been notified.  Bishop Malone also wrote an open letter to the parishioners of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.  In the letter, Malone tells parishioners to pray for Father Riter and the investigation.
Two city residents are jailed after they were allegedly found with drugs and a set of brass knuckles during a traffic stop last Sunday night...  
Jamestown police say they stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Newland and Forest Avenues at 6:00.  During the stop, officers identified a passenger in the vehicle as 23 year-old Chloe Fries-Isaac, who had an active warrant for her arrest on a prior incident.  She was arrested and a search of Fries-Isaac's property uncovered a quantity of marijuana and a hypodermic instrument in her possession.  Police say the driver, 40 year-old Henry Stoval, was found to have a revoked drivers license.  While searching the vehicle, police found methamphetamine the brass knuckles and a digital scale.  Both Fries-Isaac and Stoval face several charges and were jailed pending arraignment.
Local Congressman Tom Reed says he understand's President Donald Trump's frustration with the $1.3-trillion continuing resolution he wound up signing last Friday afternoon...  
The move came after Trump had threatened to veto the measure earlier in the day because of additional spending on domestic programs added by Congress.  Reed agrees that lawmakers need to be better prepared when this new agreement expires next September.
Trump ended up signing the appropriations measure because it funded most of his budget priorities, namely upgrades to the nation's defense.  It also included some new funding for border security.  However, Trump also issued a warning to Congress that this was the "last time" that he would sign such a spending bill.  Reed made his comments for his weekly telephone conference call with Southern Tier Media.
The United States is pursuing a "disruptive path" in trade negotiations with other countries, including our neighbors to the north and south...  
That from local Congressman Tom Reed, who addressed the issue of new tariffs on steel and aluminum recently signed by President Trump, during last Friday's Congressional Luncheon in Mayville.  During the session, hosted by the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, Reed cautioned business leaders to pay more attention to the actions that come out of negotiations.
Reed says the President's tone regarding tariff's (especially on China for "dumping steel" in the U.S.), is being taken seriously in negotiations with others -- namely those involved in the North American Free Trade Agreement-- also known as NAFTA.  The Corning Republican says while Mexico has been negotiating in "good faith..." Canada was not in the beginning.  But, he says that's changed in the past two weeks.  Reed was part of a trade mission two weeks ago that went from "Montreal to Mexico City..." and adds that he's "very confident" there will some new, and better trade policy acted on sooner rather than later.
If you're tired of mowing lawns in the summer, the National Audubon Society suggests you could plant bird-friendly gardens instead...  
Spring is finally here, and that means Americans will soon be mowing about 40-million acres of lawns every week.  With climate change and urbanization reducing the range of North American bird species, replacing parts of lawns with gardens can help restore the environment that birds need.  Community Conservation Director John Rowden with the Audubon Society says selecting the right native plants will do the most for local bird populations. He says this happens directly by providing food, nuts, seeds and nectars; but also indirectly by hosting insects.
The Audubon Society has launched a national "Plants for Birds" campaign urging Americans to grow one-million bird-friendly native plants this year. To help get there, there's a native-plant database on the Audubon Society webpage.  Rowden says users just have to type in their zip code.  It also provides a list of retailers that carry native plants and links to the local Audubon Society.  Replacing some lawn area with native plants also cuts down on the use of fertilizer and weed killers as well as the noise and air pollution from mowers.
The Jamestown City Council recently approved receipt of a $140,000 matching grant from New York State for the Second Street Piazza Streetscape Project...  
City officials say the project will create a festival street area between the Northwest Arena and Train Station to the intersection with Washington Street.  It will create a new, pedestrian area when the street is closed off for major events at the new National Comedy Center, and the arena.  The bulk of the funding for the project ($560,000) is being provided by the Gebbie Foundation in Jamestown.
New York state's top fiscal watchdog says the average bonus paid to securities industry employees in New York City rose by 17% last year as Wall Street profits soared for a second consecutive year...  
Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Monday that the average bonus paid to brokers jumped to more than $184,000.  The Democrat says pre-tax profits for the Wall Street operations of New York Stock Exchange member firms jumped 42% to $24.5 billion, the highest level since 2010.

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