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A motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident involving a motorhome Sunday in Freehold Township, Pennsylvania.... 
 
State Police in Corry report the fatal accident occurred around 3 p.m. on Route 6 when the 57 year-old Harley Davidson operator reportedly crossed the center line just west of Route 958.  Troopers  say the rider was struck head-on by a Ford Motorhome operated by a 73 year-old male.  After the inital point of impact, the motorcycle was dragged nearly 150-feet before coming to rest. The motorhome then traveled across the left side of the road and struck a ditch. That driver was sent to Corry Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. No charges have been filed. 
 
 
Two Dunkirk men are jailed on $50,000 bail each for allegedly pulling a gun on another person at the Chautauqua County Fair in Dunkirk and, robbing them...   
 
Sheriff's deputies say 23 year-old Christian Mota-Cruz and, 22 year-old Benjamini Catalino allegedly displayed the gun while taking the items about 10:30 p.m. Thursday night.  Officers say the men then ran off, but they were located elsewhere, and arrested at the Central Avenue fairgrounds.  Both Mota-Cruz and Catalino were arraigned on charges including first-degree robbery, and fourth-degree grand larceny. They were then sent to the county lock-up.
 
 
There are some places in the south basin of Chautauqua Lake that are experiencing Harmful Blue-Green Algal Blooms, including Lakewood Beach...  
 
The Chautauqua County Health and Human Services Department reports that Lakewood Beach had been closed for a time due to blooms... but, officials say they have dissipated in recent days... and, the beach reopened last Thursday, July 19.  In addition.. health officials say there have also been blooms in the Celoron area... and, near the Chautauqua Lake Bridge.  There has also been some nearshore Algal Blooms reports in Bear Lake... but, those have not been confirmed.  There have been no Algal Blooms reported in Findley Lake so far.
 
 
A local Korean War veteran known for providing more than 300 American flags to local schools and organizations over the years has been inducted into the New York State Senate's Veteran's Hall of Fame...  
 
Jamestown's Peter Carlo received the honor last weekend from State Senator Cathy Young during a reception at the Frewsburg American Legion.  Young praised Carlo for his bravery after being wounded in combat, and re-entering the fray because of a shortage of machine gunners.
 
More than 60 peple were on hand for the event, though Carlo was officially inducted into the Hall of Fame this past Spring in Albany.   Carlo says he learned teamwork at basic training, something he has used his entire life.  But, he adds the support of his wife has kept him going.  State Assemblyman Andy Goodell and County Veteran's Services Director Greg Carlson were also on hand.  Representatives for Mayor Sam Teresi and Congressman Tom Reed were also on hand for the event.
 
 
On the ground in dozens of states, there is new evidence that democratic socialism is becoming a significant force in Democratic politics...   
 
The movement, until recently, had operated largely on the fringes of liberalism's farthest left flank. But as Donald Trump's presidency stretches into its second year, the Democratic Socialists of America is boasting tens of thousands of new members and dozens of candidates on the ballot from Maine to Kansas to Hawaii.
 
 
The skies cleared, and allowed the Babe Ruth 'World Series of Wheels' to go forward at Bergman Park in Jamestown Sunday.  Local Babe Ruth President, Russ Diethrick, said a number of classics were on the field...
 
The three-day Scandinavian Festival returned to Jamestown Community College this year.  On Sunday, organizer Don Sandy, declared success.  In Silver Creek on Saturday, the first Laurel Run following the death of Laurel Hotelling came to a conclusion.  The Resource Center's Community Relations Director, Steve Waterson, said many people attended.
 
 
A small, but high-quality number of cars, ATVs and other items with "wheels" on them were on hand for the first "World Series of Wheels" Sunday at Bergman Park in Jamestown...  
 
Rains for overnight and early Sunday morning led to a lower turn-out for what used to be the "World Series of Cars."  However, local Babe Ruth Committee President Russ Diethrick says they were ready to go -- rain or shine -- with several classic and vintage vehicles.  The Chautauqua County Antique Car Club and, some World Series committee members got together and started the event nearly 35-years ago.  Russ adds that there was a great variety of food for event-goers.  He also thanked the many sponsors and supporters for being part of the program.  The money raised helps the committee put on the local Babe Ruth World Series.  The effort has raised well over 300-thousand dollars through the years.  This year's 16 to 18-year-old series begins August 4 at Diethrick Park.
 
 
Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is begging for mercy ahead of his sentencing next week, telling a judge he prays he will not die in prison...  
 
The 74-year-old Democrat submitted a letter in Manhattan federal court late Friday, saying he and his wife "are both crumbling" since he was convicted in May during a retrial on corruption charges.  Prosecutors, in their own submission Friday, sought a sentence of well over 10 years in prison.  Silver was sentenced to 12 years in prison after a 2015 conviction at trial.  That conviction was overturned by a federal appeals court following a Supreme Court decision that redefined what constituted corruption.  Silver was first elected in 1976. He served as speaker for 21 years, resigning after his arrest.

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