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New COVID-19 Cases In US Soar To Highest Levels On Record

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CHICAGO (AP) — More than a year after the vaccine was rolled out, new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. have soared to the highest level on record at over 265,000 per day on average, a surge driven largely by the highly contagious omicron variant. The previous mark was 250,000 cases per day, ...

Hochul Warns Of January COVID-19 Surge As Case Counts Rise

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul warned Wednesday of a January surge in COVID-19 infections as hospitalizations from the virus continued to rise. More than 67,000 people tested positive for COVID-19 across the state on Tuesday, Hochul said, and about 6,700 were ...

First Responders’ Quick Thinking Makes Headlines In 2021

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Editor’s Note: This is the second of five stories highlighting some of the most-read stories in The Post-Journal during the past year. Today’s series focuses on breaking news and police news. The selflessness of police officers, firefighters and a city Public Works employee took center ...

Omicron Spreads Global Gloom Over New Year’s Celebrations

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BRUSSELS — After struggling with the coronavirus for far too long, the world understands all too well Belgium’s word of the year, “knaldrang!” — the urge to party, the need to let loose. Yet as New Year celebrations approach, the omicron variant is casting more gloom. Dire warnings ...

Council Approves Vehicle Purchases For Police Department

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The Jamestown Police Department will have four new vehicles to use in the future as they patrol the city. On Monday, the Jamestown City Council during its voting session meeting approved a resolution to purchase four new vehicles – not exceeding the cost of $40,000 each for a total of ...

Discovery Of Guns Leads To Charges For Falconer Pair

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FALCONER — A comment made to a teacher in November by a Falconer teen ultimately led to child endangerment charges for two village residents after loaded guns were found unsecured in their home. The weapons, two semi-automatic handguns, were seized as evidence Monday by officers with the ...