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A farmer from Cherry Creek is in guarded condition in a Buffalo-area hospital after being shot multiple times early Tuesday morning...
State Police in Fredonia were called to the Noble Farm on Route 83 in the town of Cherry Creek shortly after 6 AM for a possible shooting.  Troopers say their investigation found that the only victim was farm owner, 53 year-old Nelson Noble.  Police say Noble was flown by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center. Troopers say the Pine Valley Central School district was closed yesterday as a precaution due to the proximity to the schools.  However, it appears there is no further danger the community or the school.  Police add that their Bureau of Criminal Investigation is in the early stages of the investigation.  The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is assisting.  If you have any information, call State Police at 679-1520 or (585)-344-6200.

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating after a hunter reportedly found human remains last Thursday in Crawford County.... 

Troopers in Corry were called to a wooded area off Steadman Road in Troy Township about 4:30 PM after the remains were found.  Police say the victim has not been identified yet because the bones appear to have been at the scene for an extended period of time.  Mercyhurst University's Forensic Anthropology Department is assisting in collecting and identifying the bones. Currently, Troopers say there is no fould play suspected.

The effort by Chautauqua County's top-elected official to become the region's next New York State Senator kicked into high gear last night on Jamestown's northside.....  

County Executive George Borrello cut the ribbon to officially open his main headquarters in a redeveloped office building on North Main Street -- near the intersection with Interstate 86.  Borrello says he was pleased to see people of all parties, and some never involved in political campaigns come out to support him.

Borrello says he was happy to locate the headquarters in a building recently purchased by Lynn Development Group for renovations because it's an indication of the kind of people that live in the 57th Senate District.  The Irving Republican says he will campaign strongly in each of the district's four counties... as retired Senator Cathy Young did.  Borrello says that's how she was able to bring people together for the greater good.  He is opposing Freedom Democrat Austin Morgan in the November 5th election.

One day after resigning from the House, Western New York congressman Chris Collins pleaded guilty this afternoon to federal charges of conspiring to commit securities fraud and false statements. Collins faces up to five years in prison on both counts, with sentencing scheduled for January....

Congress made the Buffalo-area Republican's resignation official Tuesday morning, just hours before he agreed to a plea deal before a federal judge in Manhattan.  Prosecutors said Collins had access to inside information about a biopharmaceutical company through his seat on its board.  They say he leaked bad news about a failed clinical trial at the company to his son.  The tip allowed Cameron Collins and another man to avoid nearly $800,000 in stock losses.  With his departure from Congress, it will be up to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to set a special election to fill the seat in the Republican-leaning district.

The immediate Jamestown-area will be getting a 10th Dollar General store soon but, this will be the first in the downtown area.... 

The City Council Monday night approved the packaging of four parcels in the Winsor-Crescent Streets area for the new location, which will be the fifth in the city.  The project is being developed by the Broadway Group of Huntsville, Alabama.  

Krayner says the new store will bring new tax money to the city, employ 10 full-time workers and provide a "grocery store" to an area of the city that has been identified as a "food desert."  That means there are no real grocery or other food stores nearby for residents living there.  DeJoy says there are also two privately-held properties being purchased for the project and all together, the property is just under an acre in size.  Broadway is purchasing the city-held property for $13,000.

A federal judge in New York has ruled that the 2017 federal tax overhaul's cap on state and local tax deductions was not an "unconstitutional assault" on the sovereignty of high-tax Democratic-leaning states.....

Judge J. Paul Oetken dismissed a challenge on Monday to the Republican-led tax overhaul filed last year by New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland.  The tax law capped a deduction for state and local taxes at $10,000.  The four blue states sued Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the Internal Revenue Service, alleging that the cap was "an unconstitutional assault on states' sovereign choices."  Oetken said in his dismissal that the states failed to show that the cap was unconstitutionally coercive.  Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the plaintiffs "are evaluating all options including appeal."

Thanks to three different funding sources, the city of Jamestown has been able to make about $16,000 worth of upgrades to the children's playground area at Allen Park....  

Mayor Sam Teresi joined with Parks and Public Works officials to announce completion of the project at the nearly 20 year-old playground area.  Teresi says funding for the effort came from three different sources: a significant donation from the Zanetta family, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and the Allen Park Women's Club.

The project includes a $4,000 Deck Chimney Climber, and a $1,200 Vertical Ascent Rock Climber.  Allen Park Women's Club President Carol Drake says they appreciate all the work done to upgrade the playground area, which was first constructed in 2000.  Drake says they were kind of surprised to be told the playground is that old.  Parkitects helped out with designing and laying out the project.  The city also put in just under $4,000 in Fiber Engineer Wood for Fall Zones around the playground area.

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