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Cattaraugus County woman killed when her Motorcycle hit a cow in the road...

A woman was killed... and, a man was seriously hurt... when their motorcycles collided after the woman's bike first struck a cow in the Cattaraugus County town of Napoli.  Sheriff's officers in Little Valley say 35 year-old Jennifer Bumpus of Little Valley was eastbound on Route 242 just before 8:30 last night when she struck a cow that had wandered onto the road.  Deputies say the second motorcycle, operated by 23 year-old Derrick Livermore of Conewango, then struck Bumpus' bike from behind.  Bumpus was pronounced dead at the scene... while Livermore was flown by Starflight Helicopter to UPMC Hamot in Erie, PA.  He's being treated for back, leg, and neck injuries.

BPU Water Main break fixed, unsettled water now the issue in Jamestown...

Motorists in Jamestown can now use the area of Main Street between First and Third Streets after repairs were made to a water main that broke overnight.  BPU Communications Cordinator Becky Robbins says that a 10-inch main break was discovered about 9 p.m. Monday when several customers reported low water pressure.  Water was shut down on North Main Street between First and Third... and, repairs were completed about 7 this morning.  Now that water service has been restored... customers throughout the BPU water system may experience discolored water until 7 tonight... to MIdnight tonight.

SWCS District voters deciding on $15.9-mill. Capital Project... 
Voters in the Southwestern Central School district are deciding today on a $15.9-million capital project with two rounds of voting.  Superintendent Maureen Donahue says the second session will be held this afternoon from 2 until 9 p.m.  Donahue says the planned work is mainly at the high school... and, surrounding grounds.  Donahue says it includes 'instructional renovation...' a complete overhaul of the auditorium, and a new gymnasium.  The new gym would be added at the east end of Southwestern High School.  Donahue says plans call for the current gym space to be made into a wellness center and a large 'multi purpose' classroom.  New York state building aid would pay 81.3 cents for every dollar of the work.


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