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A Mayville man has been killed in a weekend shooting incident following an altercation in an alley in the village of Sherman...  

Sheriff's officers were called to the scene at 114 West Main Street just after 1:30 AM Sunday and found the victim -- 29 year-old Justin Gibbons -- had been shot multiple times.  Deputies say Gibbons was rushed by ambulance to Westfield Memorial Hospital, where he later died.  Officers investigated and, determined that Gibbons had been involved in an altercation in an alleyway with 25 year-old Juliio Montanez of Jamestown.  During the incident, deputies say Montanez pulled a handgun, and fired multiple rounds at Gibbons as he was fleeing the scene.  Montanez has been charged with one count of first-degree manslaughter... and, was sent to the county jail pending arraignment.  Sheriff's officers were assisted at the scene by the Chautauqua County District Attorney's office, the Chautauqua County Forensic Investigation Team, State Police and the Coroner's Office.

A Jamestown man wanted on six Felony and misdemeanor warrants was arrested after police investigated a report of number of people allegedly trying to illegally enter a Mayville home....  

Sheriff's officers were called to the scene on Potter Road early last Saturday morning and, found an unwanted woman on the property, who claimed she was alone.  However, as a precaution, Sheriff's Office K-9 Link was brought in and, found a person's scent and, began tracking it.  The K-9 continued tracking from Potter Road onto Card Road for about half a mile, and officers found 26 year-old Ryan Paulisick in a wooded area.  Paulisick was wanted on several warrants by the Sheriff's Office and Jamestown Police and, he was taken to the county jail pending arraignment.  The woman was taken from the scene, and not charged.

There is still a lot of manufacturing going on in Chautauqua County and that's being celebrated during the entire month of October....  

That from Executive Director Todd Tranum with the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier.  He says local companies still produce a lot of product, as the area observed Manufacturing Day last Friday, October 4th.

Tranum says nearly 20-percent of all jobs in the county are still linked to manufacturing.  He says it's 19-percent here, but, is just 9-percent nationwide.  MAST collaborated last week with Jamestown Community College to observe Manufacturing Day with several local, state and federal proclamations.  However, they decided to make a month of it in the three county area.  Tranum says they have several other activities planned for the month of October.

Local Congressman Tom Reed is hopeful that the current two-week break for the House of Representatives and the U-S Senate will lessen the talk of impeachment, and more about legislative matters....  

Speaking during his recent trip to Jamestown, the Corning Republican noted the need for Congressional action on a number of legislative items -- including the need for a vote on the new, U-S, Mexico and Canada trade deal.

However, Reed also cautions that -- with Impeachment taking up much of "the oxygen" in D-C -- that the talk may ramp up and, push everything else aside through the 2020 election.  He says that would include lower prescription drug prices, trade agreements and other matters that affect people nationwide.  Yesterday, a spokeswoman for Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Perry encouraged President Trump to speak to the Ukrainian leader in a call at the center of a House impeachment probe.  But, says Perry wanted Trump to speak on energy matters with the Ukraine President, not about investigating Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son.


Relatives of some of the 20 people killed in a limousine crash have urged quick action on safety legislation so other families won't have to endure the grief they have carried for the past year.... 

 A half-dozen relatives joined Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer and congressional representatives to promote new federal legislation late last week that would tighten safety standards for limousines like the one that sped through a T-intersection in upstate New York and slammed into an embankment in October of 2018. The driver, 17 passengers on a birthday outing and two pedestrians were killed in the crash in rural Schoharie.

The Vatican authorized an investigation Thursday into the embattled Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, whose bishop has been fending off calls to resign over his handling of clergy misconduct allegations....  

The "apostolic visitation" will take place in the near future, led by Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.  That from the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C., which is coordinating the visit for the Holy See.  DiMarzio will submit his findings to the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church in Vatican City.  Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone said he welcomed the visitation and will cooperate fully.  The western New York diocese is the subject of dozens of lawsuits by people who claim to have been sexually abused by priests as children.

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