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News Update for Thurs., Mar. 13, 2014


Warren County man killed when work torch triggers oil tank explosion...

A Clarendon, PA man was killed Wednesday when the oil tank he was working on in Brokenstraw Township exploded.  State Police in Warren say troopers were called to the scene on Irvine Run Road about 10 a.m.  Investigators say the accident occured when 26 year-old Nickolai Briggs was doing some welding work on top of the 10 to 12-foot tall tank.  Officials say they believe fumes from the tank exploded sometime between 8:30 and 10 a.m.  Troopers say Briggs was pronounced dead at the scene.  They say the force of the explosion threw him about 60 feet from the tank.


Blizzard produces little snow in Jamestown-area, but is record setter for WNY...

Our weather situation is returning to normal... a day after the first blizzard to hit the Chautauqua County area in several years.  The major winter storm left anywhere from 8 to 16 inches of snow across western New York.  Higher amounts were in northern Erie and Niagara Counties.  While it was the first blizzard to hit Chautauqua County this season... Forecaster Tony Innsuini says it was the second one for the National Weather Service Office in Buffalo.  The first storm earlier this year included the Buffalo-metro area.  The Weather Service also recorded a record high snowfall amount for Mar. 12 with 13.4-inches.  As for Chautauqua County... it's the first blizzard in more than decade.


Take-5 Lottery winning ticket sold in Dunkirk...

There's a lottery winner in Chautauqua County from Wednesday's Take-5 drawing.  The New York Lottery has announced that the winning ticket was sold at the Tops Market at 3955 Vineyard Drive in Dunkirk.  Officials say the ticket is worth $64,764... so the person who may have been stocking up their pantry for the latest Winter Storm may soon be buying a plane ticket for a warm weather vacation.  The winning numbers for the Take-5 yesterday were 4-17-28-36-38.  In addition to the just over $64,000 top prize... the lottery says 190 players each purchased $511 winning tickets by matching four out of five numbers for the March 12 drawing.

 

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