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Jamestown police looking for help in locating missing woman from Cattaraugus County...

City police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing Cattaraugus County woman who was treated at WCA Hospital... and, released early Sunday morning.  However... police say neither her family nor friends have seen or heard from 50 year-old Roseane Hardiman since.  Jamestown Police Captain Bob Samuelson says 50 year-old Roseanne Hardiman was last seen leaving WCA's Emergency Department.  Samuelson says they believe she was picked up by a friend who is not known to the family... but, they want to confirm that.  Anyone with information is asked to call City Police at 483-7537... or the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office at 938-9191.

Reed says he's "All-in" on negotiations to get government back operating, and deal with looming debt default...

Chautauqua County's Congressman says he's "all-in" when it comes to working with fellow House members to resolve both the government shut-down... and, the looming debt crisis.  During his weekly conference call with Southern Tier Media Monday... Tom Reed said he's been talking with members of Congress on both sides of the political aisle... and, believes there are some 'opportunities developing.'  The one most discussed ideas is called the "Mini-Grand Bargain."  He says the goal is to take "a broader look" at the situation that's driving the debt crisis.  However... Reed does say the "Mini-Grand Bargain" would involve negotiating parts of "Obamacare" that members on both sides don't like in an effort to make a better bill.  He says those include the Medical Device Tax... and, the Independent Advisory Board... which some Democrats have said they are against.  Among the items Reed says they need to look at are "entitlement" programs that will soon run out of money... such as Social Security Disability.  The U.S. is facing a default on it's debt on Oct. 17.

Explosion and fire destroys home in town of Ripley...

Firefighters from Ripley and four other departments responded to a house explosion late this morning.  The blast destroyed most of the house on Lakeview Road, but, fortunately did not injure anyone.  Ripley First Assistant Fire Chief Brian Chess says the single story house was blown apart.  Chess says the home owners were not inside the structure when the explosion occured.  He says no one was hurt.  The call came in about 11:25 a.m.  Ripley fire crews received mutual aid from South Ripley, Westfield, and Sherman along with both the Crescent and Fuller Hose Companies from Northeast, PA.  The explosion is apparently being linked to a natural gas issue... but, County Fire Investigators were called to the scene to determine an exact cause.

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