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Duffy tells Cuomo he won't run for Lt. Gov. again...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will have to pick a new running mate now that Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy has decided not to seek another term.  Duffy announced his decision in a letter to Cuomo that was first reported by the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester.  The 59-year-old former Rochester mayor cited the job's travel demands and a desire to spend more time with family.  Duffy wrote that he's proud of the administration's accomplishments, particularly its work to boost the upstate economy.  The announcement comes two weeks before Democrats hold their nominating convention on Long Island.  Cuomo is widely expected to tap a running mate from western New York or Long Island.  Possibilities include Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown... and, former Congresswoman Kathy Hochul of Buffalo.

Town of Busti man arrested for allegedly raping 16 year-old last Summer...

A Busti man is being held in the County Jail on $25,000 cash bail for allegedly having sex with a 16 year-old girl in the Summer of 2013 in the town of Kiantone.  State Police in Jamestown say they concluded a lengthy, joint investigation with Jamestown Police with the arrest of 27 year-old Michael Clark.  Clark is charged with third-degree rape... and, Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  Police say Clark was arraigned in Kiantone Town Court... and, sent to the County lock-up.

Jay Leno show that's part of Lucille Ball Comedy Festival a sell-out...

Unless you have a ticker in hand... you won't be able to get into the Jay Leno headliner program at this August's Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.  Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center of Comedy officials late Thursday morning announced the Saturday, August 9 show with Leno was a complete sell-out.  Lucy-Desi Center Director Journey Gunderson told us... shortly after the tickets went on sale April 18... that they were going fast.  She says the final tickets were officially swooped up after about three-weeks.  Gunderson says this is the fastest a Lucy-Desi Festival headliner has sold out in the history of the event.  This year was more of a challenge, too, because the program is being held at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena.  Seating there is 2,200.  The usual venue... the Reg Lenna Civic Center... holds about 1,270 people.  For more information on all festival events... contact the Lucy-Desi Center of Comedy at 484-0800... or go on lind to www.lucy-desi.com.


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WJTN News Headlines for July 13, 2020

Two boaters are safe after the bass boat they were on capsized on Chautauqua Lake last Saturday afternoon in the Loomis Bay Road area.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's Navigation officers were ...

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