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No arrests made, but, one hurt in huge brawl at Chautauqua County Fair last Saturday night...

A large group of teens were reportedly involved in a huge brawl at the Chautauqua County Fair last Saturday night... forcing the sheriff’s department to shut it down early.  The fair did resume, and finish up it's week-long run Sunday.  Sheriff's Department dispatchers say officers were called to the scene about 9 p.m.  Deputies say those involved in the brawl were primarily juveniles.  One was taken to Brook's Hospital in Dunkirk for treatment of minor injuries.  WKBW-TV in Buffalo reported that Fredonia Police were called in for backup.  The TV Station also reports deputies ordered the midway rides to be shut down at 9:30 p.m. in an effort to get the crowd to disperse.


Youngsville, PA man killed when motorcycle hit's his car...

A Warren County, Pennsylvania man was killed early last Friday night when a car drove into the path of his motorcycle on Matthews Run Road in Sugar Grove Township.  State Police in Warren say 50 year-old Patrick Littlefield of Youngsville, was killed when he was struck by the vehicle, which was pulling from a private driveway onto Mathews Run just after 6 p.m.  Troopers say Littlefield was pronounced dead at the scene.  State Police say the driver of the car, a 16 year-old juvenile, was not hurt.  The investigation is continuing.


Buffalo area woman seriously hurt in one-vehicle accident in Cattaraugus County...

A Buffalo woman suffered serious injuries when the pick-up truck she was riding in crashed on Route 219 in the Cattaraugus County town of Carrolton.  Sheriff's officers in Little Valley say 45 year-old Josh Smith was northbound just before 4 a.m. Sunday when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel.  Deputies say Smith's Silverado truck left the road... and, rolled over in a ditch before coming to rest on the other side of the ditch in an upright position.  Officers say his passenger, 45 year-old Michelle... was flown to the Erie County Medical Center for treatment of internal injuries.  Josh Smith was treated at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.  No charges have been placed.


Ground broken on National Comedy Center in Jamestown...

Some legendary names in comedy -- Rivers, Carlin and Berle -- were on hand last Saturday afternoon to break ground on the National Comedy Center planned for downtown Jamestown.  It was one of the major high-lights of the four-day Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.  It took place at the proposed site of the center at the corner of Washington and West Second Streets.  Melissa Rivers says her late mother, Joan, would be be "very touched" to be part of such a place... but, confused at the same time.  Rivers says her mother never "thought of herself as a legend or trailblazer... she always went by funny is funny."  Carlin, the daughter of the late George Carlin, called the idea of a National Comedy Center "awesome."  Julian Ramis... son of the late Harold Ramis... was also touched by the honor.  He says comedy was "everything" to his dad, and his family.  Kelly Carlin says comedy provides a great "mirror" into who we are... and, allows us to look at "ourselves through different lenses."  Plans for the National Comedy Center include a hologram comedy club that will put visitors in the audience for classic routines of comedic legends.


Lakewood-Busti Police Chief says they will push state again for better signage in trouble spot near intersection of Fairmount Ave. and Mall Boulevard...

The investigation is continuing into last Thursday night's fatal, two-vehicle crash in Lakewood that claimed the life of a 16 year-old girl from Jamestown.  Lakewood-Busti Police Chief John Bentley says Genesis Toledo of Colfax Street was a passenger in an eastbound compact car that made an illegal left turn into the Lakewood Village Center at 270 West Fairmount Ave.  Bentley says the village has been pushing for the state to put up a "more visable" left turn sign for the eastbound lane -- just in front of the intersection with Mall Boulevard.  He says the signs are "properly posted..." but, adds he wants the state to look at that again.  Bentley says the other problem is the fact the far right westbound lane ends a Mall Boulevard.  He says some drivers get caught in the lane merge in front of the Tim Horton's Restaurant.


Proposal for $15 an hour wage for fast food workers now formally filed...

The plan to give most of New York state's fast-food workers a $15 minimum wage is taking another step toward reality.  Late last Friday... a state Wage Board formally filed the proposal with the state Department of Labor.  That's a largely bureaucratic step... but, it also means the proposal is likely to be approved by Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration by mid-September.  The increase would be gradually phased in over three years in New York City and over six years elsewhere.  The wage increase would apply to fast-food workers in restaurants with 30 or more locations.  An estimated 200,000 workers in New York will be directly affected by the increase.


New  Jamestown DMV Office opens today...

The county's Department of Motor Vehicles' new location in Jamestown opens this morning at it's new location on the city's westside.  County Clerk Larry Barmore says the new location, at 512 West Third Street, opens at 8 AM.  Barmore says the location will be newer, brighter and more customer friendly.  He adds that most people drove to the old location in the South County Office Building... but, parking was a problem.  Barmore says there are 18 off-street parking spaces next to the building... and, plenty of nearby on-street parking.  A grand opening is expected later this month.

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