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Flash Flood Watch in effect for Chautauqua County until 6 p.m....

Due to all the rainfall of the past month... forecasters are concerned that any further downpours will trigger more flash flooding.  The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch  for Chautauqua County until 6 o'clock tonight.  Forecaster Dan Kelly in Buffalo says they are monitoring the situation very closely.  Kelly says the ground is already very saturated... and, when it rains... it "just runs off."  He says those who live near creeks and streams should be prepared to go to higher ground should heavy rains hit the area.  Storms that hit the Brocton-Portland area last Friday brought anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain... triggering flash flooding that forced some evacuations.  Showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for this afternoon.

Shooting, and stabbing victims in early morning incident on Jamestown's westside escape with non-life threatening injuries...

Jamestown police are investigating a shooting and stabbing that occured early yesterday (Sunday) morning on East Second Street.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says the two victims were brought to the emergency room of WCA Hospital for treatment of what appear to be non-life threatening injuries.  Samuelson says the assaults took place about 5:15 a.m. at 517 East Second Street.  He says the person shot suffered a shoulder wound... and, the person stabbed had wounds to his arm, and head... but, he adds none of the injuries were life-threatening.  He believes both have been released from the hospital.  Samuelson emphasizes that the assaults were not random acts.  He adds they're still investigating the motive... and, looking for possible suspects.  He says the victims were both men... who were in their 20s... and, were apparently at some kind of house party... or "after hours" party where several other people were attending.  Samuelson says they're asking for the help of anyone who may have been at that part... because the two victims are not cooperating with police.  You can reach Jamestown Police at 483-7531... or the JPD Confidential Tip Line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.

Reed -- and most Republican House members -- oppose Senate Immigration Bill they call amnesty;  but, 23rd Dist. representative says backs programs that allow them to stay legally in the U.S....

The recently approved Senate Immigrant Reform Bill will not pass in the Republican-controlled House... mainly because that bill provides Amnesty to the 11-million illegal immigrants now living here.  That from local Congressman Tom Reed... who says he is completely opposed to Amnesty -- even a 13-year path to citizenship.  Reed says it's not fair to those people who have gone through the process legally.  The Corning Republican says his first concern is securing the border... and, doing so by using better technology.  He says -- if used to it's fullest extent -- it will allow those people to live here so they can stay, and better enjoy the freedoms all Americans do.  Reed says he doesn't want the 11-million people now here illegally... but, observing our laws... and, working... living in the shadows.  He believes there is common ground that could be found between the House and Senate in granting them, and their children "legal status..." where the risk of deportation is removed from those who are already here.

Martin Short tickets durign Lucy-Town Half Marathon now on sale...

Tickets are now on sale for legendary comedian Martin Short's performance during the Lucy-Town Half Marathon and 5-K Weekend on the evening of October 12th.  Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center for Comedy Spokesman Steve Neilans... says tickets went on sale at 10 AM Monday.  Short is widely known for his work in comedy... especially through Second-City Television and Saturday Night Live... where he is both a former-cast member and a three-time host.  Tickets are available by calling the Reg Lenna Civic Center box office at 484-7070 and on-line at www.LucyRace.com.  The Reg Lenna box office will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays... and, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.


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