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Water Shutoffs In Focus Amid Virus Outbreak

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DETROIT (AP) — The advice is simple and universal: Washing your hands with soap and water is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But for millions of people across the country, that’s not simple at all: They lack running water in their houses due to service ...

Stocks Move Lower Following A Big 3-Day Rally

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Stocks are lower Friday on Wall Street, erasing part of a huge rally over the past three days. The market is still on track for sizable gains for the week following two weeks of relentless selling. Much of this week’s rally was driven by enthusiasm over a historic $2 trillion financial ...

Scientists Question Test Accuracy

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MADRID (AP) — Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus. The tests could reveal the true extent of the outbreak and ...

Trump Seeks To Force GM To Make Ventilators

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DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump issued an order Friday that seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators for coronavirus patients under the Defense Production Act. Trump said negotiations with General Motors had been productive, “but our fight against the virus is too urgent ...

Trump Warns Governors To Be More Appreciative

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After days of desperate pleas from the nation’s governors, President Donald Trump took a round of steps Friday to expand the federal government’s role in helping produce critically needed supplies to fight the coronavirus pandemic even as he warned the leaders of ...

Public Info Sought

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The Jamestown Police Department said it is looking for information following a shooting that sent a man to the hospital Thursday morning. Officers were called to the area of 707 Jefferson St., between West Seventh and West Eighth streets, around 11:45 a.m. after receiving word that a man ...

Show Of Support

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Words of encouragement and praise amid concerns over the coronavirus have dotted the property surrounding UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown. The chalk messages, left by an unknown writer, were discovered by hospital staff early Thursday and news quickly spread among employees and the public. ...

Virus Changes Menus, Operations As Restaurants Struggle

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CINCINNATI (AP) — In the battle to keep their New York City restaurant going despite sharp restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak, the owners of Il Posto Accanto are relying on something Beatrice Tosci would have considered sacrilege in normal times. "The biggest change is that we ...

Man Who Fled, Crashed Into Pole Charged

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A Jamestown motorist who briefly fled from police before striking a utility pole is facing drunken driving and other charges. The Ellicott Police Department said it observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed Friday around 1:20 a.m. in the village of Falconer. The driver, later ...

Playgrounds Closed At State Parks

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Efforts to combat the coronavirus and promote social distancing has forced the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to close its playgrounds, athletic courts and sporting fields on state park grounds. "Gov. Cuomo is urging all New Yorkers to stay home as ...

Cattaraugus County Reports First Confirmed Case Of Virus

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LITTLE VALLEY -- The Cattaraugus County Department of Health has announced its first confirmed case of the coronavirus. In a message posted around noon Friday, the county Health Department said it had one confirmed case of the virus, with 58 people in mandatory quarantine; 126 people have ...

House Passes $2.2T Rescue Package, Rushes To Trump

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting swiftly in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic. The House approved the sweeping measure by ...

5 Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus In Chautauqua County

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MAYVILLE — The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Chautauqua County has reached five, County Executive PJ Wendel said during a press conference Friday in Mayville. The individuals confirmed to have COVID-19 include a man in his 60s who recently traveled to New York City and a ...

Shooting Investigation Nets 6 Arrests In Jamestown

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A "significant seizure" of illegal weapons, narcotics and cash were announced in addition to six arrests following a daylong investigation into a shooting Thursday morning. Charges range from criminal possession of weapons to tampering with evidence, and include Torrie T. Jones, 21; Mikial C. ...

Q&A: How Can The Huge Congressional Aid Package Help You?

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to approve an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package that will provide one-time checks for most Americans and significant enhancements to unemployment benefits. Both will provide much-needed help to those recently laid-off and to financially ...

JPS Prepares For Future Impacts Due To Virus

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During a meeting designated for budget talk, it was expected of Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education members and administrators to further discuss the ramifications of COVID-19 and school closures. During the meeting, the board discussed ongoing protocol regarding distributing ...

Limited Exposure

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Several inmates who had been serving sentences or held on low bail amounts at the Chautauqua County Jail have been released to prevent the possible spread of the coronavirus should it arrive. Sheriff James Quattrone told The Post-Journal that the jail population, as of Thursday, was at 111 ...

Docs Group Asks For Smoking, Vaping Ban

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A study published in late February in the Chinese Medical Journal indicates those COVID-19 patients with a history of smoking or tobacco use are 14 times more likely to see COVID-19 symptoms progress as those who didn’t use tobacco. The study is at the heart of an effort by the New York ...

53 Tests In County Come Back Negative

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Community mitigation strategies to halt the spread of the coronavirus in Chautauqua County appear to be working. That was the message Thursday by Christine Schuyler, county director of health and human services, who noted no new cases of COVID-19. There remain three confirmed cases of the ...

Ellington Issues Landfill Moratorium

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Three weeks ago the town of Ellington took steps to prevent the future construction of any landfills within its jurisdiction. The town board held a public hearing on the issue, taking questions and comments from local residents. “We will be working on a town law to not have any ...