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**Alert -- Man killed in Busti farming accident...

One person was killed in a farming accident on Orr Street Extension in the town of Busti last night.  Lakewood Busti-Police say a man died when his tractor rolled on top of him about 9:15 p.m.  Officers say they found the overturned tractor... and, determined the unidentified male operator was dead at the scene.  The man is not being identified at this time.  The Busti and Lakewood Fire Departments were also called to the scene.  The accident is still under investigation and further details will be released when they are available. 

Schumer proposing legislation to deal with scrap metal thefts...

Senator Charles Schumer is proposing legislation targeting thieves who strip and sell copper and other metal from homes and businesses.  The New York Democrat was in Niagara Falls earlier in the day Thursday to push a bill he's co-sponsoring that would require metal sellers to prove ownership.  It would also require scrap yards to keep detailed records of what they buy.  The bill also would cap the amount buyers could pay at $100... and make it a federal crime to steal metal from critical infrastructure.  Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Police Chief Bryan DalPorto and victims of scrap metal joined Schumer for the announcement.

Jamestown man arrested for allegedly burglarizing Fulton St. home...

A city man is jailed without bail for allegedly breaking into a home on Jamestown's northside early Thursday morning while a 5 year-old victim was inside.  City police were called to the scene on Fulton Street about 12:30 AM on a report of a burglary in progress.  Officers say 18 year-old Syvel Fields entered the residence through a window... and, he refused police commands for him to come out.  However... police were able to taken him into custody without incident a short time later.  Fields was arraigned late Thursday on charges of second-degree burglary... endangering the welfare of a child... and obstruction.  He was then sent to the county lock-up.

Jamestown-area observes National Day of Prayer...

There was singing... praise... readings... and, prayer for the Jamestown-area and the nation on this annual National Day of Prayer yesterday.  The annual gathering on Tracy Plaza was held before a large crowd brought out by the Summer-like conditions... and, the need for understanding in the wake of a terrorist attack... and, locally murder.  The Reverend Cameron Linehardt of Trinity United Methodist Church in Frewsburg spoke about dealing with the recent double-homicide in the town of Carroll.  Linehardt says he wanted to convey a message of hope in the wake of such a horrible tragedy.  Linehardt says he was asked to deliver the message by the pastors who are part of the group that organizes the local Day of Prayer.  A Carroll couple... Gordon and Joyce Skinner... were killed during what authorities call a home invasion-attack.  The Reverend Roy Ferguson of the Busti Church of God says the theme of "Pray for America" is never more evident than it has been in recent days.  Ferguson says the National Day of Prayer is a good time to remember on "whom we need to depend."


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WJTN News Headlines for July 6, 2020

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