The moist air associated with the remnants of Alberto is moving into the area, along with scattered showers and thunderstorms through tonight...  
 
Forecaster Kirk Apffel of the National Weather Service Office in Buffalo says some of the storms could be on the strong side through then.  Apffel says there will be another round of showers and thunderstorms Friday and, some of those storms could produce heavy rainfall.  But, he adds that we'll get a break from the unusual heat and humidity after Friday.  Temps should top 80 away the lake this afternoon, before dropping into the 60s and 70s over the weekend. The city of Buffalo tied it's 2006 record for May 30 on Wednesday with a high of 91-degrees.
 
 
Sears is closing another 72 stores after reporting a first-quarter losses and plunging sales, but they do not include the store in the Chautauqua Mall in Lakewood...  
 
The West Ellicott K-Mart store is also not on the list of K-Mart's slated to close.  Nine of those 72 stores are K-Marts.  The struggling retailer said late Thursday that it has identified about 100 stores that are no longer turning profits, and 72 of those locations will be shuttered soon.  Sears Holdings Corp., based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, lost $424-million, or $3.93 per share, in its first quarter. 
 
 
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol will travel to Washington Friday to deliver a letter to President Donald Trump from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...  
 
Pompeo spoke to reporters in New York after meeting Thursday with Chol, the former military intelligence chief.  The latest news about the possibly "on-again" summit June 12 between Un and President Trump is heartening to local Congressman Tom Reed. However, Reed says he remains "cautiously optimistic" that the summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un will happen.  Yesterday, Trump said that talks leading up to that summit are going "very well."  After a North Korean official recently blasted U-S Vice-President Mike Pence, Trump said the summit was off.  However, behind the scene talks continued, and the meeting may happen.  Reed says, though, the talks need to achieve de-nuclearization in order to take place.  He made his comments for his weekly conference call with Southern Tier media.
 
 
A city man faces aggravated DWI charges for allegedly drunk-driving almost three-times the legal limit on Monday... 
 
State Police out of Jamestown pulled over 29 year-old Ramon Pando for a traffic violation on Route 60 and, after failing several sobriety tests, was arrested. Troopers say Pando provided a breath sample of 0.23 while in custody. He was released with appearance tickets for Ellicott Court next month to answer the charge. 
 
 
There are only two-months left before the new National Comedy Center has it's grand opening and, it's a "very intense" time for people working to bring the project home...  
 
The center remains on schedule to open in Jamestown during the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival August 1-5.  But, Comedy Center Executive Director Journey Gunderson says it's also an exciting time as it comes together.  Gunderson says, since they expect the opening to be extremely busy... now is the time to reserve your spot to tour the facility.
 
Gunderson says several of the exhibits -- which are interactive -- are actually being tested right now.  She says there are about 50 exhibits at the center on West Second Street.  For more information, or to reserve your time slot, again go online to Nationalcomedycenter.org.
 
 
There a new bench in the playground area at a park on Jamestown's southside following a dedication ceremony Thursday afternoon...  
 
It took a few years, but the bench -- named in honor of Michael Scalise -- was unveiled at Bergman Park.  That from one of the drivers of the project, Sean Kilmartin of Falconer, who was a good friend of Scalise's.  Kilmartin says, after Scalise was killed in a motorcycle accident in May of 2011, he and other members of the "Men of Bethel" at Bethel Lutheran Church began the effort.
 
Michael Scalise's father, Jack, was also at the ceremony along with Mike's mother, Judy.  Kilmartin says once they got together with city leaders, and they began looking at locations, they knew the Bergman Park playground was the right place.  Judy Scalise says Michael would be very honored to have the bench named after him.  
 
 
Another $38-million in state funding is now available to help farmers protect their land from being lost to development...  
 
Governor Cuomo has announced that the latest round of funding is available through the state's Farmland Protection Implementation Grant program.  The Democrat says the funding is the highest ever offered through the program created to ensure farmland is used for agriculture for generations to come.  Individual grants of up to $2-million are available to eligible municipalities, counties, soil and water conservation districts, and land trusts.
 

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