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Jamestown police are looking for two men who allegedly held up a drug store -- with a knife -- in Brooklyn Square early Wednesday morning.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson say the hold-up at the CVS store on North Main Street is very similar to what happened early Monday morning when a man wearing a pair of Carhart overalls, and an orange bandana, held up the 7-Eleven Store on North Main.  Samuelson says the two men entered the store about 2:15 AM... and, and took cash, prescription drugs, and cigarettes. Samuelson says both where wearing masks... and, one had an orange bandana -- similar to the one used in Monday's hold-up.  He was wearing a dark-blue sweatshirt with the words "Tail Gate Party" on it's front.  The other man also had a dark sweatshirt on... with the letters "AE" (American Eagle) on it's front.  Other than that... Samuelson says the descriptions are fairly general. Samuelson says police believe the drugs stolen were either for use... or sale by the two men.  He says the clerk and other employees inside the store were unhurt... but, shaken up by the robbery.  Both bandits fled the store and remain at large.  If you have any information... you're asked to call Jamestown Police at 483-7531... or the JPS Tip-line at 483-TIPS.. that's 483-8477.  Samuelson says all calls will be kept confidential.


The investigation into this past Monday morning's robbery at the 7-Eleven store on North Main Street is continuing.  JPD Captain Bob Samuelson says, though, the number of leads into the 'knife-point' robbery has picked up.  The robbery... which occured at 5:41 AM at the 518 North Main Street location... involved the theft of cash and cigarettes.  The lone bandit in that case was dressed very similar to the one robber in the CVS hold-up.
In addition... Samuelson says the robber hid his face with an orange-colored bandana... and, he also appears to have been wearing blue latex gloves.  One of the robbers in these photos is also wearing blue latex gloves.  Photos of that robber have also been sent out to the media.  Samuelson says they got some additional information from a witness who walked into the store at the time of the robbery.


State police say a stretch of Interstate 86's westbound lanes in Cattaraugus County reopened last Wednesday morning after a milk tanker crashed and rolled over as the driver was trying to remove his sweater.  Trooper Victor Morales says the driver was traveling in the Cattaraugus County town of Allegany around 6:40 Wednesday morning when he began to take off his sweater... and, drifted onto the right shoulder.  Morales says this caused the tanker to overturn, spilling up to 7-thousand gallons of milk.  The driver wasn't injured.  About a three-mile stretch of the westbound lanes just outside Olean was closed for about 90 minutes while crews removed the tanker.  The lanes reopened around Noon.  Morales says a crew from the state Department of Environmental Conservation remained at the scene cleaning up the spilled milk early Wednesday afternoon.


New York legislative leaders say they're discussing pre-kindergarten funding, Common Core academic standards and charter schools as they try to reach a budget deal this week.  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver tells reporters Wednesday morning there are no final deals on anything, but they'll have a budget in place by next Monday's deadline.  Senate co-leader Jeff Klein, a Democrat, says they're moving toward a $300 million funding target for pre-kindergarten in New York City.  Republican Senate co-leader Dean Skelos says they are also trying to make sure Long Island and upstate school districts are treated fairly.  The leaders are also talking about ways to help charter schools and a delay or make other changes to the Common Core learning standards, which have had a shaky rollout in New York.


A new has singled out New York state as having the most segregated public schools in the nation.  The study by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California at Los Angeles suggests that New York's segregation is largely due to housing patterns but that it could be mitigated through policies intended to promote diversity.