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Two people remain hospitalized with serious injuries after a State Police cruiser ran into the back of a mini-van on the State Thruway in the town of Sheridan Monday afternoon.....  

State Police Troop "T" now reports that 33 year-old Trooper Stephen Barker of Buffalo was responding to a report of a property damage accident westbound when he came upon the Dodge Caravan, operated by 75 year-old Harry Gibbons of Irving.  Investigators say Barker failed to see traffic slowing up ahead, and his car slammed into the mini-van. Barker and Gibbons and two of Gibbon's passengers were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  However, two others were flown to the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo.  Police say 66 year-old George Cole of Arcade is in serious condition, and 70 year-old Timothy McCann of Depew, is in critical condition.

At-Large Jamestown City Councilman Andrew Liuzzo used the old southside neighborhood he grew up in to announce he is staying in the race for mayor....  

Standing in front of an old, neglected garage on Hazzard Street, Liuzzo announced last night that he's accepting the Liberatian Party's endorsement to run for the city's top-elected post.  The Republican says he wants to create a "progressive community" that offers hope and help for both citizens and businesses.

Before last month's GOP Primary, which he lost to County Legislator Dave Wilfong, Liuzzo said he would not seek another endorsement, but, he had already talked with the Libertarian Party.  Liuzzo says he did not know until last Friday's announcement that they were going to endorse him.  At that point, he had to make a decision, which he says he gave "a lot of thought."  Liuzzo noted that in the time he's been a councilman, it's "obvious that I am not well-liked in city government." 

Congressman Tom Reed voted in the minority last night as the Democratic-led House has voted to condemn President Donald Trump's tweets telling four Democratic congresswomen of color to ``go back'' to their countries of origin....  

Tuesday's vote was 240-to-187 and was solidly opposed by Republicans.  Only four GOP members voted for the measure.  Reed joined most Republicans in saying what Trump said was totally "inappropriate..." but, was not racist.

Reed says he has expressed his concerns to Trump when he has the president's ear, or at least to someone on the White House staff.  However,  he adds that he's also going to "fight for what I believe in."  While he disagrees with the president on what was said in the tweet, Reed says he agrees that the so-called "Squad" of four Congresswomen -- including New York's Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez -- represent a "radical socialist movement" in the Democratic Party.  Reed made his comments during his weekly telephone conference call with Southern Tier Media.

A pair of sisters from Lakewood took some of the top honors at the Four-H Steer Show at the county fair in Dunkirk Tuesday....  

A 1226 pound 'main cross' named 'Hugo'... raised by Lydia Covert, won grand champion.  She said he thought he would 'do good', but was'nt sure.  Her sister Corinne, won 'commended steer'... fourth place in the show.  Corinne says they decided to go with 'homegrown' animals this year.  Both of the prize winners were born from cows in their own herd.  Reserve Grand Champion' was won by Parker Schauman of Panama, in his first year in the competition.  'Highly commended' went to Michael Kibbe of Randolph.  Around 20 steers will go on the market at the Meat Animal Sale that starts at noon on Friday.

Two adults and nine children were found late Monday night after they got lost while hiking for nearly 4.5-hours in the town of Arkwright.....  

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call about 9:30 PM and, say the 11 hikers were thought to be near a creek by Park Road.  A search was conducted by State Forest Rangers and Sheriff's K-9's Drake and Bentley.  One of the K-9 Units was able to locate the group and, escort them out of the area.  Deputies say the two people were treated at the scene by Cassadaga Fire crews and later transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.  Deputies and Forest Rangers were assisted by members of the CAST Team and Sheriff's Road Patrol in the search.   

A woman from Florida has been arrested in Jamestown for allegedly driving while under the influence of drugs with three small children were in the car with her....  

City police add that a Jamestown man riding with her was wanted on two city court bench warrants and, was also arrested.  Officers pulled over the car at the 7-Eleven Store on North Main Street just before 1:00 Tuesday morning and, arrested 23 year-old Corina Baker of Largo, Florida for traffic violations, and found she was driving while impaired.  She faces three counts of violating Leandra's Law and, endangering the welfare of a child.  The passenger, 23 year-old Tyler Tedesco, was found to be wanted on the two city court warrants.  Both were held pending arraignment.

The annual drive to raise about $20,000 for Jamestown's largest soup kitchen didn't quite get to that mark, but did raise well over $19,000.....  

With that, organizers of the Cents for St. Susan's effort are calling this year's drive a big success.  Board of Public Utilities Spokeswoman Becky Robbins, who coordinates the drive, announced Tuesday morning that the effort raised $19,465.  St. Susan's Director Bonnie Scott-Sleight thanked the community for it's support.

Sleight later corrected herself and said it was 10-thousand meals in the month of June.  She and Robbins agreed their canisters located at several businesses did well this year, along with other activites they held.  Robbins says their annual one-day Hot Dog sale at the BPU did very well, raising $500.  Scott-Sleight says the fund-raiser helps them buy supplies, and keep the lights on at St. Susan's all year round.  Over the 20 years of the Cents for St. Susan's campaign, Robbins says they have raised just under $235,000.

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