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Hot temperatures continue through Friday, slightly cooler weather Saturday, but that includes more of a chance of rain...

We've having another day of sunny... hot... and, humid conditions in the Jamestown-area today.  But... there have been few complaints.  An early afternoon thunderstorm Thursday held temperatures in the low 80s.  But... the National Weather Service says we'll see temperatures reach 88 to 90 -- depending on the storm situation.  Forecaster Jim Mitchell in Buffalo says It won't be quite as warm Saturday... but, there's more of a chance of rain and thunderstorms.  Mitchell says it'll be more humid on Saturday... and the chance of rain goes from 40-percent today to 80-percent tomorrow.  He says there is a chance of new records being set across the region today... with current records being around 90.  On Saturday... Mitchell says the high will be about 80 to 82 with a 40-percent chance of rain and thunderstorms.  A cold front moves through early Sunday morning... and, that'll bring a good chance of rain late Saturday night... and into Sunday.

Calif. man killed in CSX Train accident Wednesday now identified...

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office has now identified the California man who fell to his death from a CSX train in the town of Sherican this past Wednesday.  Deputies say 31 year-old Brian Kircher of Greenwood, California was allegedly riding on the train illegally.  At about 5 p.m., Kircher apparently fell from the moving train... and, sustained fatal injuries from the fall.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Silver Creek Police assisted in the investigation.

"Bulls and Barrels" rodeo event set for Gerry tonight and tomorrow night...

A new fund-raising event for the Gerry Fire Department gets underway tonight... and, if you enjoy the annual Gerry Rodeo... this will serve as a preview.  The first-ever "Bulls and Barrels" will be held this evening and tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m., and, will feature a strong field of professional cowboys and cowgirls.  Gerry Rodeo Spokesman Paul Cooley says their Stock Contractor... Shawn and Shana Graham of Painted Pony Rodeo... has put together a strong field that'll contest for $5,000 in prize money.  Cooley says there'll just be bull riding and barrel racing... with 32 bull riders... and, 30 barrel racers.  He adds the number of entries for this "mini-rodeo" have exceeded expectations... and, that will give local rodeo fans a lot to look forward to.  He adds they also have some added attractions... including the "Coopertown Clown" Bert Davis... and, his "Muttley Crew" of nine trained rescue dogs.  There'll be a midway... and, they'll also serve beef barbecue sandwiches made the way the beef barbecue dinners are for the Rodeo later this Summer.  Tickets are $15 for adults... and $10 for children ages 4 to 12.  Parking is free... or by donation.  Tickets are available through Ticketmaster... and, at the gate.

TRC set to hold another "Street JAM" 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament this weekend...

The Resource Center's annual three-on-three basketball tournament will be going all day Saturday and Sunday in the vicinity of the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena.  The Tournament Director for Street Jam, Vicky Bardo, says the brackets for this year's event are full... with more than 300 teams taking part.  Bardo says it draws a lot of interest to the downtown area.  The public is invited to watch the games at no charge throughout the weekend.  Street Jam is a fund raiser to help persons with disabilities... and, Bardo says it's raised a large amount of money -- more than 750-thousand dollars -- in its 17 year history.  She says the tournament runs rain or shine.  If there is lightning, play will be suspended until it is safe to go back on the street.

Gas prices hold steady for second week in a row... 
As the summer travel season kicks off... gas prices in the Jamestown-area continue to hover around $3.72 a gallon.  The AAA's Fuel Gauge Report says that figure's been unchanged for the past two weeks.  On the national front... the AAA says the average price for gallon of regular, unleaded gas is now $3.63.  That's 13-cents more than one month ago... but, is 3-cents less than one week ago.  The average American motorist has enjoyed a lower year-over-year pump price for 87 straight days.  The Fuel Gauge says the recent decline in the national average has been keyed by dramatic price drops in the Midwest where many motorists have seen pump prices retreat from historic highs.  Crude oil prices have also remained flat.

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