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Sheriff's office identifies teen that drowned in Lake Erie near Ripley Thursday night...
Member of the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department WET Team recovered the body of a Waterford, Pennsylvania teenager who drown while swimming in rough water on Lake Erie near Ripley Beach.  Officers were called to scene about 6 p.m. Thursday for a man who was in distress, and late Friday recovered the body of 19 year-old Alex Musser.  Deputies say Musser was one of four people had gone to the beach to go cliff-jumping... when he and another 19 year-old man jumped into the rough waters.  Deputies say on arrival.... one of the teens was found on some rocks at the bottom of a cliff.  Firefighters assisted the County Technical Rescue Team to pull the male to safety and he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.  Officers say Musser was unable to get out of the water and already drowned when first responders arrived.  Several other agencies assisted.  Deputies say foul play was not involved.


Big Saturday night for Maniscalco at Comedy Festival expected after big Friday night with Mulaney...
Downtown Jamestown will again be bustling tonight with the last big day of laughs at the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.  Hundreds of people -- many from out-of-town -- were here for two sold-out performances last night by star stand-up comedian John Mulaney at the Northwest Arena.  That's not all... another 4,000 or so people are expected for tonight's two performances by fellow stand-up Sebastian Maniscalco.  Legendary Comic Lewis Black says getting three big names for a festival is a rare feat.  In addition to Mulaney, and Maniscalco... Brian Reagan appeared at Chautauqua Institution.  He says to have three of the top 20 comedians in the industry appearing in the same area over several days just "doesn't happen."  Maniscalco is fresh off an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live this past week.  His early show tonight begins at 5 p.m., while the late show is at 8... both at the Northwest Arena.  For more information... go to www.comedycenter.org.


Jamestown Public Market in "Lucy" mode for Saturday...
The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival will also have a lot of street activity today... and, some of that will be at the weekly Jamestown Public Market on Cherry Street.  Vendors will be on hand... starting at 10 AM... and, running until 2 PM between West Second and Third Streets.  Public Market Manager Linnea Carlson says they're always excited about being in the middle of the action during the comedy festival... which says says has historically been their best day during the year when they are open.  She adds there will also be an ice cream truck on hand selling tasty treats to local residents... as well as the out-of-towners who are here for the comedy festival.  She adds they'll also have some "Lucy" impersonators on hand... and, some will bring a trailer full of Lucy memorabilia.  Carlson says they'll also have a comedy troup that'll be part of the activities.  "Karate Sleepover" will be part of the fun.  Several local farm and other agri-businesses take part in the Jamestown Public Market... which is put on by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation each Saturday through October. 


Former NY Gov. David Paterson remarrying today...
Former New York Governor David Paterson is getting remarried.  The Daily News reports that Paterson will wed Mary Sliwa today in Manhattan at a venue overlooking the East River.  Sliwa works at an investment firm where Paterson also has worked.  The newspaper says former New York City Mayor David Dinkins will perform the ceremony before about 200 guests.  This will be a second marriage for Paterson, a Democrat who served as governor from 2008 to 2010.  He proposed in May at his 65th birthday party.  Sliwa was previously married to Curtis Sliwa, who founded the Guardian Angels and once co-hosted a radio show with Paterson.  Paterson recently announced that he has joined Las Vegas Sands Corporation to lead the casino and resort developer's push for a casino in New York City.