Archive for: December, 2014

BACC Extends Hours For Holiday Shopping

The Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce will offer extended hours on Monday, December 22nd and Tuesday, December 23rd for holiday shoppers looking to purchase Bradford

20 arrested in Pa. insurance fraud sweep; Two fugitives still at large

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of 20 individuals across the Commonwealth for a variety of unrelated insurance fraud offenses that are among

United Way at 99 Percent of Goal

The United Way of the Bradford Area is at 99 percent of its goal. Co-chairs Jeannine Schoenecker and Lisa Minich are confident that...

Hearings for Accused Assailants Set

Hearings for one man accused of punching a nurse and a doctor, and another man accused of chasing his brother with a machete, have been

Bradford Man Charged With Indecent Assault

A man is facing a number of charges for having inappropriate contact with a child. 32-year-old Paul Hensley of Bradford is accused of being in

Gas Pipeline Company Settles With DEP

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a settlement with Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC (TGP) for multiple violations of the Clean Streams Law

Smethport Sex Offender in Jail

While investigating a property dispute in Smethport state police learned that one of the people involved was a Megan’s Law sex offender and required to

Band Booster Accused of Stealing Money

A member of the Warren Dragon Band Boosters is accused of stealing $12,000 from the organization over the past several years. Police say 46-year-old Michele

Man Sent to Prison for Sucker Punch

A man who sucker punched another man at Wolf Run Marina in August of last year will spend the next eight months to two years

PennDOT corruption investigation: 10 charged in massive fraud and kickback scheme

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced that 10 individuals were charged for their alleged roles in a widespread overbilling scheme that defrauded at least

Some Nurse Practitioner Charges Dismissed

Some of the charges against a Bradford nurse practitioner accused of writing prescriptions she wasn’t authorized to write have been dismissed by the McKean County

Coroner’s Office Needs Help

The McKean County Coroner’s Office needs your help. Coroner Mike Cahill says he is looking for relatives of Michael Spilak, who was born June, 3,

Look for Higher Sewer Bill in 2015

Bradford City Water customers will not see an increase in their water rates, but sewer rates are going up in 2015. The increased will raise

Man Jailed for Punching BRMC Nurse, Doctor

A man accused of punching a nurse and a doctor at Bradford Regional Medical Center early Saturday morning is in McKean County Jail. According to

Van Driver Tries to Pick Up Child

UPDATE from state police: The incident happened at 7:12 a.m. in Hamlin Township (the Mount Jewett area) while students were waiting for their bus. Troopers

Neglected, Malnourished Horse Euthanized

A malnourished and injured horse had to be put to sleep after it was found on Deering Road in Summit Township on Monday. State police

Suspected Heroin Dealers Arrested

Two people accused of being heroin dealers were picked up in Warren Monday. Police say Shane Williams and Shauna Hanson, both of Warren, were arrested

Woman Accused of Hurting 6-Year-Old

A 35-year-old woman is accused of hurting a 6-year-old boy who was trying to leave her house while she and a man were...

Nurse Practitioner Waives Hearing

A Bradford nurse practitioner accused of writing prescriptions she wasn’t authorized to write waived a preliminary hearing in Kane today. The state attorney general’s office

Man Admits to Indecent Assault

A man who denied allegations that he inappropriately touched a woman back in July admitted to it earlier today. 21-year-old Trevor ...

Fight-Related Charges Bound to Court

Charges against a Kane man accused of threatened to kill another man last month have been bound to McKean County Court following a preliminary hearing

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announces winners of 2015 Drug-Free Calendar Contest

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the winners of the Office of Attorney General's 18th annual Drug-Free Calendar Contest in which fifth-grade students from

Christopher McCormack

Christopher J. McCormack Mt. Jewett Christopher James McCormack, 40, of East End Avenue, Regent Square, Pittsburgh, and formerly of Mt. Jewett, passed

Burglary Charge Dismissed

A burglary charge against an Eldred man accused of breaking down an apartment door with a baseball bat has been dismissed, but ...

Buckhorn Hotel Cited

The Buckhorn Hotel in Kane has been cited for allowing smoking, and not posting “no smoking” signs back in September. State police say they also

Study finds ‘significant’ methane leaking from abandoned wells

WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration nears a decision on whether — and how — to clamp down on methane leaking from active oil and

Pitt-Bradford to host photo exhibition from January 16-30

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Office of International Services and Study Abroad will host its third annual photography exhibition “Passion.” The

Friends of Hanley Library to present annual “Season’s Readings” on WESB (Dec. 16)

BRADFORD, Pa. – The Friends of Hanley Library at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will present its 22th annual “Season’s Readings” on WESB’s LiveLine

Man Pleads Guilty in Two Counties

A man has admitted to distributing indecent material to minors in two counties earlier this year. 24-year-old Shawn Washington was in Cattaraugus County Court Monday,

Caroline "Keck" Swedenhjelm

Caroline M. Swedenhjelm KANE Caroline "Keck" M. Swedenhjelm, 84, formerly of West Wind Road, passed away Saturday (December 6, 2014) at the Lutheran Home at

Hearing for Alleged Home Improvement Scammer Moved to Next Month

The hearing for a Bath, New York, man accused of taking nearly $30,000 for home improvement work he didn’t do in Bradford and Foster townships

Bradford United Way at 95 Percent of Goal

With just less than one month to go in the United Way of the Bradford Area’s 2014 Be a Champion campaign, officials announced the drive

Police: Man Threatened Brother with Machete

One man is accused of chasing his younger brother with a machete on Jackson Avenue early this morning. City police say Weston Rick of Bradford,

St. Bernard’s School Places Third in WNY Scholastic Chess Championship

St. Bernard School placed third overall in the Western New York Scholastic Chess Championships on Saturday in the K-8 section. The event was directed by

Robbery Suspect Still at Large

City police are continuing to investigate the armed robbery of a Bradford man early Saturday morning on Summer Street. They say the robber demanded cash,

Attorney General Kane adds Chief of Staff, realigns Executive Office

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has realigned her executive office to strengthen her commitment to public safety by continuing to prosecute drug dealers and child

Driver Hurt in Tanker Crash

The driver of a tanker truck was hurt when his rig crashed just before 8 o’clock this morning on Route 6 in Warren County. Police

Woman Accused of Assaulting 9-Year-Old

A woman is accused of putting a nine-year-old boy in a choke hold. Police say 30-year-old Jamie Jackson of Mount Jewett also pushed the boy’s

Sex Offender Pleads Guilty Again

A man convicted for having sex with a teenager three years ago has pleaded guilty to another child sex abuse charge. 24-year-old Ryan Tarr Olean

TV Thief Gets Probation

A man who stole two flat screen TVs and then took them to a pawn shop will spend the next five years on probation. 21-year-old
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