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An unidentified man has been accidently shot and killed by his own rifle in a hunting accident in Warren County's Sugar Grove Township.  

The Pennsylvania Game Commission tells the Warren Times-Observer the man is not from Warren County... and, they are working to contact the victim's family.  The commission says Thursday afternoon's death involved “a man climbing down from his tree stand with a loaded rifle.  He attempted to hand the rifle off to a partner.  The gun fell and discharged.”  They say the cause of death was a “single wound to the neck."  Game Commission officials say you should “always unload your gun when going up or down tree stands.”

A Jamestown man is accused of ripping down a sign at a downtown church and, harassing an employee there.  

City police were called to the scene at St. James Church just after 1 PM Wednesday... and, were told about what happened, and that an employee followed 48 year-old Daniel O'Neil from the scene.  O'Neil was later found on Water Street -- near the Gateway Center.  Officers say he allegedly spit towards a different church employee, then grabbed the man in a violent manner, and then went outside, and pulled down the sign.  O'Neil was arrested on charges including second-degree harassment and criminal mischief.

An Ellington teenager face felony charges for allegedly causing hundreds of dollars in damage to a vehicle last Sunday.  

State Police in Jamestown responded to a residence in the Town for a reported broken window.  Investigation revealed that when removing his vehicle from the property, 19 year-old Austin Bratton threw several items through the rear window of the victim's vehicle.  Troopers say Bratton was arrested and released with an appearance ticket to appear in Ellington Town Court for third-degree criminal mischief. 

The likelyhood of Articles of Impeachment reaching the U-S Senate could determine how soon the chamber takes up the just recently approved U-S, Mexico, Canada trade agreement.  

That from local Congressman Tom Reed... who says a House vote on the articles against President Trump will probably take place around the middle of next week.  Reed says the USMCA will benefit everyone from grape farmers to automobile plant workers.

However... Reed also cautions that once Impeachment is voted out of the House of Representatives, it is then taken up in the Senate.  Once that happens... he says all other work stops until the Senate acts on Impeachment.  The Corning Republican says the full House vote on Impeachment will likely happen before Congress leaves for it's end-of-year Holiday recess.  Reed made his comments during his weekly telephone conference call with regional media.

The ribbon has been cut on a project to replace a defunct boiler -- and provide handicapped accessiblity to Jamestown's Fenton History Center....

Officials with the center joined Mayor Sam Teresi and other city leaders at the new entrance on the southside of the former Fenton Mansion for the occasion.  Teresi praised everyone involved -- namely former Development Director Vince DeJoy and Public Works Director Jeff Lehman -- for coming up with a way to get $68,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding for the dual effort.

Teresi also praised the Fenton History Center's board for their good stewardship of the city-owned property.  Fenton Director Noah Goodling says they had a diaster in the moment when the old boiler stopped working in June of 2018... but, adds the way the city stepped up to help provided "light in the darkness."  City Council President Marie Carrubba... who works for Southern Tier Environments for Living... says they always support making properties handicapped accessible... and, she says this is another example of Jamestown leading the way in that area. 

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