A teenaged girl who ran away from home in the Mayville area is safe and sound after being found on Hannum Road in the town of Chautauqua late last Saturday night...  
 
Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene shortly after 11 p.m. after the teen was reported missing and had possibly fled to the Chautauqua Gorge.  Officers say they got to the Gorge campsite area and found evidence the girl had been there.  Sheriff's Department "K-9" Bentley was deployed to track here scent from the campsite.  Officers say the K-9 tracked from there, and found the girl barefoot in the surrounding wooded area.  Deputies say the unidentified 13 year-old did not require medical attention and was returned to her family.
 
 
Earlier in the evening Saturday, Sheriff's officers were in the town of Westfield, searching for two men who became lost in the Chautauqua Gorge watershed...  
 
Sheriff's officers were called to the area of Mount Baldy Road shortly after 6 PM on a report of a man who entered the trail system on an all-terrain vehicle, but had not returned for some time.  Deputies say the missing person called a family member and said the ATV became disabled, and he had gotten lost.  The family member then tried to find the man on foot and became lost himself.  Sheriff's officers say K-9 "Bentley" was deployed at the trail head to track the subjects.  After tracking for about a mile, they say Bentley located both subjects unharmed.  Officers say neither of the two men, ages 33 and 59 needed medical attention and both were returned home.
 
 
Quick work by Jamestown firefighters prevented extensive damage to a two-family house on the city's east side late last Friday night...  
 
City Fire Lieutenant Don Mowery says crews were called to the scene at 353 East Fourth Street shortly before Midnight and found smoke and fire coming from the scene. Mowery says two engines responded, but they only needed one hand-line to bring the flames under control.  He says firefighters were able to contain fire damage to the "area of origin."  He says there was water damage to the first-floor and smoke damage through-out the home.  No one was hurt and both families living in the house were not at home at the time.  He says fire crews were at the scene about two-hours.  The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental in nature. 
 
 
A plan by the Trump administration to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census has prompted legal challenges from many Democratic-led states...  
 
But, not a single Republican attorney general has sued -- not even from states with large immigrant populations.  Democratic attorneys general contend the question could drive down participation, leading to an inaccurate count.  An undercount could affect the allotment of U.S. House seats and federal funding for states.  U-S Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has said that the Census Bureau lacks definitive evidence about the consequences of including the question.  
 
 
Local Congressman Tom Reed says he hopes last Friday's targeted air-strikes against suspected chemical facIlities in Syria will end President Bashar Assad's alleged use of them against his own people...  
 
During a town hall meeting in Gerry this past Saturday morning, Reed said he supports President Trump's decision to fire off about 100 rockets on three sites which Pentagon officials say are at "the heart" of Assad's programs to develop and produce chemical weapons.
 
The chemical attack took place a week-ago last Saturday and was allegedly taken by the Assad regime against rebels in the Damascus suburb of Douma.  Reed says he had no doubt -- given his track record -- that Assad was behind the attack, which killed 40 people.  As for Congressional action, the Corning Republican feels they must act before any kind of escalation in the U.S. and allies response took place.  The A-P reports that TV footage showed piles of rubble outside a destroyed building and a burned vehicle.  The Syrian military says the attack on the center destroyed an educational center and labs. 
 
 
The progressive Working Families Party has endorsed "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon against incumbent Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo...  
 
Nixon says she was honored to receive the endorsement Saturday and "inspired by the enthusiasm of progressive working-class members of the party."  Nixon is challenging Cuomo in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.  The Working Families Party endorsement could give her a ballot line in the November general election, even if Cuomo wins the Democratic nomination.  A Cuomo campaign spokeswoman says the governor's "record of progressive accomplishment is unmatched." 
 
 
With tax day arriving tomorrow, New York's state comptroller says his office has already stopped more than $24-million in questionable or fraudulent personal income tax refunds...  
 
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says many taxpayers claimed refundable credits based on incorrect information like an inflated number of dependents or understated income.  Auditors this year stopped $3.3-million worth of refunds that were linked to tax preparers filing false returns. 
 
 
Buffalo, New York, is inviting tourists to eat their way through a new "wing trail" featuring a dozen chicken wing hot spots...  
 
Tourism officials unveiled the Buffalo Wing Trail late last week at the Anchor Bar, where the Buffalo wing took flight in 1964.  While just about every restaurant in the city has wings on the menu, the restaurants chosen for the trail each put a unique spin on how they cook, season and serve the appetizer.  'Visit Buffalo Niagara' says it polled it's 86,000 Facebook followers, looked at online reviews and consulted with National Buffalo Wing Festival founder Drew Cerza before settling on the final list. 
 

WJTN News Headlines for Oct. 16, 2018

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