Archive for: December, 2013

Blood Drive Monday at St. Bernard’s

The Community Blood Bank is holding a blood drive at St. Bernard's Church on Monday from noon to 5:30pm and is encouraging everyone who can

Charges Related to Fire Bound to Court

Charges against the South Center Street woman accused of leaving her four-year-old daughter alone in her apartment, which later caught on fire, have...

Firefighters Commend Cuomo

(News Release) ALBANY, NY – The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) today issued the following statement on Governor Cuomo’s veto of

Man Admits to Helping Make Fake Viagara

A Brockport man who helped produce fake Viagara has pleaded guilty in federal court to violating drug and weapons laws. 55-year-old James Volpe distributed an

Reaction to Supreme Court Decision to Invalidate Part of Act 13

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Speaker Sam Smith (R-66) issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court Ruling on Act 13 Zoning

Man Who Posed as Modeling Agent Sentenced on Child Porn Charges

A Clarion County man has been sentenced to 4 to 8 years in state prison for soliciting pictures of naked children. Attorney General Kathleen Kane

Attorney General Kane announces $2 billion foreclosure settlement; calls on Congress to help homeowners

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced her involvement in a federal and multistate investigation and $2 billion national settlement with Ocwen Financial Corporation and

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announces arrest of police officer for allegedly buying drugs on duty

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced that agents from the Office of Attorney General's Organized Crime Section (OCS) have arrested a police officer

Catt County Schools Locked Down AfterConvenience Store Robbery This Morning

An armed robbery at a convenience store prompted a lockdown at Pioneer Central Schools this morning. The robbery was reported at the Yellow Goose store

Phyllis Bretz

Smethport - Phyllis C. Bretz, 84, of Port Allegany, died Tuesday (December 17, 2013) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport. She was born May 20,

No Injuries in Morning Crash

A Smethport teenager escaped injury in a crash at just before 8 o’clock this morning on Route 46 just east of Bordell Road. Police say

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Confirmed Near Tionesta

More hemlock woolly adelgid have been found on the Allegheny National Forest. The invasive insect from Asia was found in the West Fork area of

DEP Reminds Pennsylvanians ‘Tis the Season to Recycle Electronics

Harrisburg – This holiday season, many people will receive new TVs and computers, often as replacements for older electronics. DEP reminds Pennsylvanians to recycle unwanted

Governor Corbett Puts Children First; Signs Child Protective Services Bills

Bipartisan Legislation Follows Recommendations of Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today will sign into law ten bills that put

Duke Center, McKean County Ongoing Oil Spill

Visit The Forum Discussion While the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has recently suggested increasing permit fees; citing fiscal concerns,the agency tries to remain solvent,

Battle to Save Volunteer Emergency Responders from ObamaCare

HARRISBURG — Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Forest/McKean) today participated in a joint House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee and Labor and Industry Committee hearing where

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Christmas, New Year’s

Driver Licensing, Motor Vehicle Services Available Online Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its

Option House Being Sold

It's official: The owner of Kabob Kafe in Ellicottville is buying The Option House. Bradford City Council approved a $50,000 loan on Tuesday that completes

Brookville Man Jailed for Kidnapping

A Brookville man is in jail for kidnapping a woman at gunpoint. Police say they got a report at around 7 o’clock last night ...

Kane Man Jailed for Threats

A Kane man is in jail for choking a woman and threatening to kill her. Police say 35-year-old Robert Duck was fighting with ...

Smethport Man Facing Charges

A Smethport man is facing drug and weapons charges. 67-year-old John Kelly called police at around 9 o’clock Friday night to report a fight between

Three in Court on Drug Charges

Two people were sentenced on drug charges today in Cattaraugus County Court. 31-year-old Carlton Sayles will spend two years in prison for attempting to sell

Roy Robertson

Smethport - Roy W. Robertson, 81, of Smethport, formerly of Cyclone, PA, died Saturday (December 14, 2013) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport. He was

NY State Trooper Dies After Thruway Crash

A New York State Trooper is dead after being hit by a tractor-trailer while he was conducting a traffic stop on the Thruway near Albany...

USGS: High Levels of Methane Gas in NY Southern Tier Water Wells

A new federal study has found high levels of methane gas in water wells in the Southern Tier of New York, even in areas that

Bradford Man Arrested for Burglary

A Bradford man has been arrested for stealing guns and other items from a Keating Township home last week. Police say 35-year-old...

Minard Run Oil contribution benefits area high school students

BRADFORD, Pa. – Minard Run Oil Co. has made a $25,000 contribution to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford that will allow more high school

Protecting Your Home From Burglars During the Holiday Season

(NewsUSA) – Ah, yes, the holiday season. Christmas, a time for celebrating with family, ripping into presents … and getting burglarized? Apparently so. According to the

Louise F. Clark

Louise F. Clark, 90 of 45 Belleview Ave., passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Pavilion at BRMC. Arrangements are incomplete and will

City of Bradford Police Log for 12/13/13

City of Bradford Police on Friday investigated an attempted burglary on Summer Street and incidents of trespassing on Williams and Pleasant streets as well as

Local Emergency Planning Committee Meets

(News Release) SMETHPORT – The McKean County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) met on December 6, 2013 at the County EMA facility. Representatives from McKean

PennDOT Urges Drivers to Use Extra Caution During Winter Storm

Harrisburg – With a winter storm predicted to impact a large part of Pennsylvania, PennDOT is urging motorists to use extra caution and if possible,

Pitt-Bradford triples Internet capacity through state-wide tech consortium

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has tripled its Internet capacity through the efforts of a technology consortium of universities called the

Fayette County man arrested on charges of distributing, possessing child pornography

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced a Fayette County man has been arrested as part of an ongoing effort to target the

Cops: Trio Helped Toddler Smoke Pot

A young Chautauqua County couple is facing charges for helping their toddler smoke marijuana. Sheriff’s deputies say 17-year-old Jessica Kelsey and 18-year-old George Kelsey –

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office to Dispatch State Police

(News Release) Effective Monday, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center will begin dispatching for the New York State Police Barracks in both Jamestown and

City of Bradford Police Log for 12/12/13

City of Bradford Police on Thursday investigated an attempted burglary on Kennedy Street, reports of suspicious activity on Bushnell and East Main streets, and thefts

Limestone Man Jailed for Stabbing

A Limestone man is in jail for stabbing a person with a knife multiple times Thursday night. Sheriff’s deputies say 31-year-old Justin Cramer stabbed Carey

Hannons Plead Guilty to Crosby’s Robbery

The husband and wife who conspired to rob the Crosby’s store on South Avenue have pleaded guilty. 39-year-old Robert Hannon Sr. and 34-year-old Alice ...

Dirt Bike Stolen from Smethport-Area Home

A dirt bike was stolen from a Norwich Township home on Thursday. Police say sometime between 4 and 10 p.m. someone when to the Christian
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