A 29-year-old New York state trooper slain during a domestic call is being remembered as standout football player at his old college...  
 
Trooper Nicholas Clark was shot and killed early Monday while responding to call about a suicidal and possibly armed man barricaded in his home near the Pennsylvania border.  Clark played college football 2008-2011 at Alfred University, where head coach Bob Rankl on Monday called him the toughest player he ever had the opportunity to coach.  As a linebacker, Clark was a two-time All-America honoree and earned honors from the school's conference.  He held the school record for career tackles at 377 until 2017.  Clark tried out for the Buffalo Bills before becoming a state trooper.  Clark's mother is an accounting professor at Alfred University.
 
 
Our recent late Summer-like weather will resume today after a couple of rounds of thunderstorms and rain late Monday afternoon and evening...  
 
The National Weather Service, though, says heat will begin building through the day today in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties -- and most of Western New York.  Forecaster Jon Hitchcock in Buffalo says it'll be hazy, hot, and humid on the Fourth. Forecasters say temperatures should range from 75 to 80-degrees on both Saturday and Sunday, with sunshine and low humidity thanks to a cold front moving in later during the week. 
 
 
Chautauqua Lake will once again become a 'ring of fire' on the night of July 4th... thanks to the Chautauqua Lake Association.... 
 
The association's manager of Finance and Community Relations, Heather Nolan says it's an amazing sight with 11,000 to 12,000 flares lit at once.  The flares are sold at stores all along the lakeshore for $3.00 each.  The money goes to support the Chautauqua Lake Association's lake management efforts.  Heather Nolan notes the official time to light the flares is 10 p.m. on the 4th, but people often start them earlier, and light new ones as 10 p.m. approaches.  The Lake Association has sponsored the flare lighting since 1982. The tradition dates back to at least 1936.  Fireworks shows will be also occurring around 10 p.m. on the 4th in both Lakewood and Mayville.
 
 
Two people were hurt -- one seriously -- in a car-motorcycle accident this past weekend in the north county town of Hanover...    
 
Sheriff's officers say they were called to the scene on Route 39 about 1:40 PM Saturday... but did not release details.  Deputies say the operator of the motorcycle was flown to the Erie County Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.  The driver of the car was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  Officers say Route 39 was temporarily shut down for Accident Reconstruction. The investigation is pending.
 
 
One person had to be flown to a regionial hospital following a motorcycle accident in the Town of Pomfret last Saturday afternoon...
 
Sheriff's officers report deputies and emergency crews from Fredonia and Brocton reported to the scene on Route 20.  Investigation revealed the unidentified motorcycle operator became distracted by a group of motorcycles in the opposite lane and did not see the car in front of him stopping to turn left.  Deputies say the operator applied the brakes, but lost control and laid his bike down the roadway.  He was flown via Starflight to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of severe injuries. 
 
 
With three crashes involving motorcycles occurring within a single day over the weekend, Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace is continuing to stress motorcycle safety...  
 
Two of the crashes on Saturday involved motorcycles and conventional vehicles.  The third crash, a motorcycle-deer related mishap.  Gerace says drivers of both conventional vehicles and the bikes should keep safety in mind. Gerace says there are more and more motorcycles hitting the highway each summer.  The State DMV reports more than 241,000 motorcycles are in use across the state.   
 
 
If you have an outdoor surveillance system, you can help the Chautauqua County District Attorney's office with crimes in your neighborhood...  
 
That from D-A Patrick Swanson, who says his office has begun the "Community CrimeCam" program, which is modeled after other similar initiatives across New York state, and the nation.  Swanson says you can register to be part of the effort by going to the county's webpage and, click on the District Attorney's page.
 
Swanson says they have a number of cases in the past three years where they found either private residence or business video's that were "quite usefull."  He says one recent incident was the police shooting of a dog charging at them on Winsor Street in Jamestown last week.  He says that was private surveillance footage and, shows everything that would back up the police department's position in the case.  Swanson says they are starting the program in the city's of Jamestown and Dunkirk.
 
 
The Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education held their annual re-organizational meeting during a regular meeting Tuesday night...
 
Re-elected Board Members Nina Karbacka and Dan Johnson took their official oaths of office, while Paul Abbott and Patrick Slagle were re-appointed as President and Vice President. Soon-to-be seniors Ellen Cross and Natalie Carlson were also sworn-in as ex-officio student board members. Cross and Carlson say they are excited to get started and build connections between the student body and current board members.  Both girls are active in the school community and are also co-public relations officers for the National Honor Society. Their term continues now through June 30, 2019. In other actions, the board also adopted a tentative meeting schedule for the 2018-19 school year. 
 
 
All eight days of the upcoming 16-to-18 year-old Babe Ruth World Series are now officially sold-out...  
 
That means free admission all week August 4-11, 2018.  Local Babe Ruth Committee Public Relations Division Director Kim Ecklund says they have been "blessed" with the local support of businesses and the community who have purchased "A Day at The Park" so they could offer free admission to local residents and out-of-towners.  The Jamestown Babe Ruth League will sponsor Day-One and, Championship Day will be sponsored by Chautauqua County.  

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