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A car-pedestrian accident that occured on Jamestown's southside Tuesday morning sent a young boy to the hospital...  
City police confirm the accident occured about 7:45 a.m. at the corner of Foote and Cole Avenues.  Officers say the child was taken to UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital for treatment.  No other details have been released at this time. 
Local Congressman Tom Reed heard from those who utilize the Chautauqua Works program during a visit to the city of Dunkirk Tuesday afternoon...  
Five people who use the services spoke with Reed when he stopped by the Central Avenue office and told him first-hand how the program has been helping them in their search for new jobs.  Reed says new employment figures show there are more jobs openings than unemployed workers across the nation.
Executive Director Katie Geise with Chautauqua Works, says it was helpful for the Congressman to hear from people who are using the services.  While she can talk about the nuts and bolts of the program, those who have benefitted from the program give the best input.  Reed says people want work, but the government needs to do a better job of giving them the opportunity to succeed.  
The historic Singapore Summit between President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un was a success, but is just the start of work towards denuclearation of the Korean peninsula...  
Those are the feelings of local Congressman Tom Reed, who says he is "cautiously optimistic" that Kim will make a "good faith" effort to hold up his end of the agreement.  Reed adds, though, that if Kim is not serious about eliminating his arsenal, the consequences will be grave.  He says the U-S reciprocated by commiting to end military exercises with South Korea.
The discussions wrapped up early Tuesday morning (Eastern Time) with the signing of an agreement between Kim and President Trump.  While the U-S committed to ending it's war games, Reed said there will be no reduction in the just over 28,000 U-S Soldiers stationed near the Korean De-Militarized Zone.  He believes that both North Korea, and it's strongest ally, China, are convinced that if the situation is not solved peacefully, the military option will be used "to remove the threat."  Reed made his comments during his weekly telephone conference call with Southern Tier Media.
The Lakewood Farmers' market has a new manager, a new day, a new location, and a new name... 
The 'Lakewood Farmers' and Artisans' Market' will be run by Harriet Sessler, and she says they will open this Thursday, June 13 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.,across from Hartley Park. Ten vendors have signed up, offering fresh produce, baked goods, meats, and honey.  Jewelry, soaps, photographs and postcards will also be available.  Sessler adds, part of Terrace Avenue will be closed for the market hours from the end of Chautauqua Avenue and Packard Avenue.  On days when there is evening entertainment in Hartley Park, vendors will have the option to stay open until 7:00.  
A Conewango Valley woman is jailed on $10,000 bail after allegedly breaking into a business in the village of Falconer Monday morning...  
Ellicott Town Police accuse 26 year-old Caitlin Arnold of burglarizing Kozy Corner's Kleaning just before 7:30 a.m. and, damaging property there.  She was arraigned in Jamestown City Court on one count of burglary and sent to the county lock-up pending further court action.
A new hockey team is coming to play in Jamestown... 
The Northwest Arena is welcoming the 'Rebels' to play their home games at the West Third Street venue for their 2018-19 season.  The Rebels come to Western New York from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a record of 41 wins and 15 losses this past season.  President of the Southern Tier Xpress Jim Cirbus calls the expansion a "dream come true."
Cirbus says the Rebels have won their Eastern Division Championship three-years running and, have been in the Championship Cup a few times. Training camp will run from July 6-8 and is open to the public.  In addition, the Rebels are currently looking for host families for the upcoming season.  For more information, visit the Northwest Arena's facebook page.  
Jamestown motorists are still paying high prices at the pump this week...  
The AAA's latest Gas Price Report says prices in the area held steady at $3.04 per gallon of regular, unleaded fuel.  However, prices have dropped $2.03-dollars 7-cents on average statewide.  On the national front, gas price averages have dropped four-cents to $2.92 since the beginning of June.  Today's national price at the pump is 58-cents higher compared to this time last year.  
A New York man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for trying to join the Islamic State group, despite telling the judge he only wanted to provide humanitarian aid to Syrians...  
The U.S. District Court judge told Arafat Nagi on Monday he found his humanitarian claims hard to believe in light of graphic social media posts of Islamic State violence and a photo of Nagi posing with an assault rifle.  Nagi pleaded guilty to trying to provide material support to a terrorist organization.

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