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Cattaraugus County boy killed when bicycle is hit by pick-up truck in Ashford...

An 11 year-old Cattaraugus County boy has died from his injuries suffered when his bicycle was struck by a pick-up truck Monday afternoon on Gooseneck Road in the town of Ashford.  Sheriff's deputies in Little Valley say the boy -- who has not been identified -- was riding his bike about 5:15 p.m. when he was struck. Officers say he was rushed to Bertrand-Chaffee Hospital, where he later died.  Deputies say the driver of the truck, Joseph Flynn of West Valley, has not been charged... but, the investigation is continuing.  The Sheriff's Department was assisted by State Police, and the West Valley Fire Department.

Brocton-native Jason Perdue announces run for State Assembly...

A Brocton-area native, now living in Jamestown, has announced his candidacy for the 150th State Assembly District seat.  Jason Perdue was recently endorsed by the Chautauqua County Democrat Committee to run against Republican incumbant Andy Goodell.  Perdue says he grew up in the area... and, his family knew the struggles of many who are just trying to get by.  He says he's "willing to stand up and fight for everyone."  Right now... Perdue says he feels not everyone is being fully represented.  He works in retail in the immediate Jamestown-area... and, says he sees -- first hand -- the struggles of many in the community.  Perdue agrees more has to be done to create more jobs, and opportunities to enter the workforce.  He says he also supports the $15 an hour minimum wage... which will be phased-in under the new state Budget.  Perdue says Goodell did not support the increase.  He says the increased wage will help the economy.  Perdue adds he will also make it a priority to focus on the current Heroin and opiate drug crisis.

Latest Siena Presidential Poll shows Clinton and Trump still in front in Pres. Primaries in NYS...

A Siena College poll shows former New York Sen. Hillary Clinton leading Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders by 10-percentage points among the state's Democratic voters ahead of Tuesday's primary.  The poll shows Clinton favored by 52 percent of likely voters compared with 42 percent for Sanders, down from 55-35 percent in March.  Among likely Republican voters...the Siena poll shows New York City businessman Donald Trump backed by 50-percent, followed by 27 percent for Ohio Governor John Kasich... and, 17 percent for Texas Senator Ted Cruz.  In the March poll, Trump had 45 percent, Kasich and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio each had 18 percent and Cruz 11 percent.  The April 6-11 polls of 538 Democrats and 469 Republicans has a margin of error of 4.5 and 5 percentage points, respectively.

Reed engaged as Trump supporters work to get the vote out for Trump on Apr. 19...

The New York state primaries are less than a week away... and, the campaigning is continuing for both Democrats and Republicans.  On the GOP side... local Congressman Tom Reed is one of the co-chairs for Donald Trump's campaign in the region.  Many of the delegates are being awarded by Congressional District.  Reed says his role has been to help get his "broad list" of supporters to vote for the Billionaire developer next Tuesday.  He says they want to make sure they "get people engaged..." and, shape the rhetoric in as positive a fashion as we possibly can."  Reed adds that it's important that the "people" make this decision.  Reed says Trump understands that the economy is a major issue for the upstate New York region... and, that boosting the manufacturing base is important to that.  At the same time... he says Trump wants to pursue fair trade agreements abroad.  Reed says both he and Trump oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement because the U.S. is "not negotiating that to the high standard that we need it to be."

Gas prices up about 1.5-cents this week in Jamestown-area...

Gas prices in the Jamestown-area have jumped about one-and a half cents over the past week to just under $2.20 a gallon for regular, unleaded fuel.  The AAA's Fuel Gauge Report says the price is up from $2.17.7 cents to just over $2.19 a gallon.  The Fuel Gauge says the average is based on reports from 19 local service stations.  Triple-A says the price here was $2.59 a gallon this time last year.  The national average is $2.04.  Nationally... the Fuel Gauge says the price declined over the week for the first time in nearly two months, though the drop was only about one cent.  Today’s average price is the lowest for this day since 2009.  AAA says pump prices are likely to fluctuate in the short-term as the supply of summer-blend gasoline continues to make its way to terminals nationwide.


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