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Six people were sent to the hospital, three for serious injuries, following a two-car head-on crash last weekend on Route 16 in the Cattaraugus County town of Franklinville....  

Sheriff's deputies in Little Valley say the accident occured shortly before 4 PM Saturday and, both drivers were flown to the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo for treatment.  Officers add that a child was also flown to Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo.  The other three people were taken by ambulance to other local hospitals.  No names have been released and, charges are pending.

An 18 year-old woman from Mayville has been arrested for allegedly assaulting and trying to stab another person during an altercation in the village last week...  
Sheriff's officers say they took 18 year-old Caitlyn Reardon into custody early last Wednesday night.  Deputies say Reardon tried to stab the other unidentified person with a sharp object.  She was later arrested for second-degree menacing, harassment, and endangering the welfare of a child and, jailed pending arraignment.

President Trump has yet to name someone to replace former National Security Advisory John Bolton after Bolton tendered his resignation, or was asked to resign, last week....  

Local Congressman Tom Reed says he appreciates Bolton's service to the Trump Administration but, feels a building rift between him and the president led to the change.  Reed says Bolton has always been considered to be "hawkish" in his views of national defense... and, the president is pushing to get out of military conflicts.

Reed reminded reports during his recent Media Conference Call that the NSA Director serves at the pleasure of the president.  While he disagreed with Bolton at times, Reed says he also highly respected his views on how to win and secure peace.  Some observers believe the "last straw" in the relationship between President Trump and Bolton was the administration looking to invite both Afghan government leaders, and leaders of the Taliban, to Camp David to hammer out a final peace agreement with the U-S.  That meeting was later cancelled.

State Police in western Warren County, Pennsylvania are looking into the theft of more than two-dozen handguns from a commercial store in Columbus Township....  

Troopers in Corry say the break-in at C-&-H Sports in Corry was discovered last Saturday morning.  Police say an unknown person or persons entered the store on Route 6 and, took about 25 guns from a display case.  The suspect or suspects then fled the scene.  Anyone with information on the thefts is asked to call State Police in Corry at (814)-663-2043.

The largest player in the e-cigarette market says it's reviewing an announcement from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, but agrees there's a need for "aggressive category-wide action."  

Juul Labs Inc. spokesman Austin Finan says in a statement Sunday the company would "fully comply" with local laws and any federal policy when they're effective.  Cuomo, a Democrat, announced Sunday the state health commissioner would be making a recommendation this week to the state Public Health and Health Planning Council.  The council can issue emergency regulations banning the flavored vapored products. Cuomo referenced young people getting addicted to nicotine in introducing the ban.  Juul says it has stopped selling flavored products in traditional retail stores since November of last year.

U-S Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred are among the National Women's Hall of Fame's latest honorees.... 

They and eight others were celebrated this past weekend in Seneca Falls, New York, for their advocacy and activism.  The Class of 2019 also includes activist Angela Davis, attorney Sarah Deer, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and retired Air Force fighter pilot Nicole Malachowski.  Composer Laurie Spiegel was recognized for her electronic music and molecular biologist Flossie Wong-Staal for her work that helped prove that HIV is the cause of AIDS.  Two inductees were honored posthumously: Former New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, who died last year, and artist and suffragist Rose O'Neill, who died in 1944.

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