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Underage Party Leads to Arrest »

A fight at an underage drinking party has led to charges against an Olean man. Sheriff’s deputies say 20-year-old Jared Mitchell hit another person in the mouth causing an injury...…

Jul 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Hearing Continued for Alleged Euclid Ave. Drunk Driver »

The preliminary hearing for the Bradford man accused of driving drunk when he hit a woman who was getting into has been moved to later this...…

Jul 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Woman Facing Drug Charges »

The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force has arrested an Olean woman following two separate incidents in Olean. The task force say 30-year-old Laurie Lawall sold ...…

Jul 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Feds: Man Illegally Sold Cows »

You’ve probably heard the term “cash cow.” Well, this guy got lots of cash for some cows – but the problem is they weren’t his to sell. 28-year-old Timothy Deland of ...…

Jul 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

City of Bradford Police Log for 7/15/14 »

Late Monday night City of Bradford Police arrested a drunk driver on Euclid Avenue. On Tuesday they investigated a report of a suspicious person on School Street and were called to disturbances on Walker Avenue and Williams Street. Officers were also alerted to an...…

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Vehicle Crashes into Rew Post Office »

A vehicle crashed into the Rew Post Office on Summitt Road at just before 12:30 this morning. A parked car was also hit. Rew Fire Department and Bradford Ambulance were called to the scene, but we ...…

Jul 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Speeding Leads to More Than Ticket »

Speeding on Route 219 in Ashford led to more than a traffic ticket for a Cheektowaga woman. Sheriff’s deputies stopped 33-year-old Amy Bednarek at about 10:15 Saturday morning and, while speaking to her, smelled marijuana. They soon found ...…

Jul 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Kane-Area Joy Ride Leads to Charges »

State police saw a boy lying on his stomach on top of a speeding Jeep Cherokee, holding onto the luggage rack bars, and now the girl who was driving the Jeep is ...…

Jul 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Two Sentenced for Burglary »

A Cattaraugus County woman will spend the next two to four years in state prison after being convicted of burglary. 34-year-old Sandra Sherlock of Olean was sentenced for breaking into a Town of Allegany...…

Jul 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Man Accused of Using Weed to Buy Stolen Guns Pleads Not Guilty »

A Freedom, New York, man has pleaded not guilty in Catt Co. Court to using marijuana to buy three stolen guns. Prosecutors say Christopher Lund make the transactions – which...…

Jul 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Bradford Arsonist Pleads Guilty »

The man who started four fires in Bradford early this year and late last year has pleaded guilty to arson. 21-year-old Harvey Rose admitted to starting fires at 8 Thompson Avenue and 10 Congress Place, as well as 125 West Washington Street ...…

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Kane Man Jailed for Burglary »

A Kane man allegedly caught in the act of breaking into a house is in McKean County Jail. Police say 30-year-old Jamie Bard was caught trying to break into a...…

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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges »

A woman who was pulled over for a traffic stop over the weekend is now facing drug charges. Police say they pulled over...…

Jul 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Sex Offender Fails to Register — Again »

Charges against a Turtlepoint man accused of failing to register with Megan’s Law have been bound to court. 61-year-old Gregory Koons failed to re-register in January. He also failed to re-register last October. He’s in McKean County Jail on $50,000 ...…

Jul 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Task Force Finds Pot, Pills and Cocaine »

The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force found crack cocaine, powder cocaine, marijuana and several painkiller pills while executing a search warrant at a Hinsdale home. 40-year-old Patti ...…

Jul 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Police: Man Assaulted His Baby »

A 20-year-old Jamestown man is accused of shaking and hitting his baby on Thursday. The six-month-old is in critical condition at Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo. Steven Spencer ...…

Jul 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Bradford Man Jailed for Assaulting Ex »

A Bradford man is in jail for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend at her home and in the Hotel Holley parking lot Friday night. Dennis Fuino...…

Jul 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Arrest Made in Horse, Buggy Crash »

A tip from a Facebook follower led Olean-based state police to the woman they say hit and Amish horse and buggy last week on Route 16 near Ishua, and then drove away. Troopers say someone saw their press release on Facebook and called in ...…

Jul 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

City of Bradford Police Log for 7/11 to 7/13/14 »

City of Bradford Police over the weekend investigated a motor vehicle accident on Bolivar Drive, a person driving under the influence of drugs on Potter Street, and a fight ...…

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Bacha Joins Local Unted Way »

The United Way of the Bradford Area, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Sonja Bacha as Administrative Assistant. Sonja began her position at the office on Monday. “I am proud to welcome Sonja...…

Jul 12 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Eight suspected child predators arrested on unrelated charges »

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of eight Pennsylvania men on unrelated charges as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography. The arrests occurred over the past week in counties throughout the Commonwealth including,…

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Search Continues for Attempted Carjackers »

The search is continuing today for a black man and white woman who tried to rob and a man carjack a vehicle early Thursday morning near Randolph. State...…

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City of Bradford Police Log for 7/11/14 »

City of Bradford Police on Friday investigated an assault on Pike Street, a motor vehicle accident on Davis Street, vandalism on Congress Street and criminal mischief on Laurel Drive and Main Street. Officers were called ...…

Jul 12 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Wallace Elected County GOP Chairman »

The McKean County Republican Committee has unanimously elected Stacy Wallace of Bradford as chairman of the McKean County Republican Committee. Wallace succeeds state Rep. Martin Causer of Turtlepoint, who has...…

Jul 12 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Bradford Architect, Artist Preston Abbey Passes Away at Age 90 »

Designed Kendall, Zippo, Fretz buildingsPreston Roger Abbey, 90, of 670 East Main St, passed away July 10, 2014 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home following a brief illness. Born on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1924 in...…

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Tack’s Inn Robbed; $200 Reward Offered »

Message posted by Tack’s Inn: ATTENTION sometime between 12am and 9am this morning i was robbed. Without much to go on i am offering a $200 reward for the arrest of person or persons in connection to this cowardly act. […]…

Jul 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Teen Girl Charged with Assault »

A 13-year-old is accused of assaulting a staff member at the Randolph Children’s Home Monday night. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says the girl ...…

Jul 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

City of Bradford Police Log for 7/10/14 »

City of Bradford Police on Thursday stopped someone who was driving under the influence of drugs on North Center Street, dealt with traffic/parking problems on Seaward and Euclid avenues and looked into reports of suspicious activity on Chambers and Barbour streets. The news leader...…

Jul 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Attempting Carjacking in Catt County »

Police are investigating an attempted carjacking early this morning in Cattaraugus County. They say at around 6 a.m. on Cold Spring Road a man came upon the scene of what ...…

Jul 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Brad Mason Resigns as Warden »

County Commissioner Al Pingie confirms to WESB that Brad Mason has resigned as warden at the McKean County Jail. His resignation is effective Thursday, July 10. The commissioners oversee Mason in his role as warden. However his sheriff's position is an ...…

Jul 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Man Arrested for St. Marys Stabbing »

An arrest has been made in the stabbing of a Ridgway man late last month, and the suspect is also charged with running from police who wanted to question him on Tuesday. St. Marys police say they were...…

Jul 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Cannon Named Acting City Administrator »

Teri Cannon has been named acting city administrator for the City of Bradford. City council made the appointment during its meeting Tuesday. She replaces city clerk John Peterson, whose resignation will become official on July 29. Also during the meeting council officially did ...…

Jul 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Troopers Still Looking for Van That Hit Amish Buggy; Injured People, Horse »

Police are looking for the person who was driving a minivan that hit an Amish horse and buggy, injuring the people in the ...…

Jul 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Deer Causes Motorcycle Accident »

A deer hit a passenger on a motorcycle this morning, causing injuries to both her and the driver. Sheriff’s deputies say 62-year-old Robert Stickner of Cranesville was on ...…

Jul 5 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

PSP: Man Shot Gun at Pickup Truck »

After firing a gun at a pickup truck early Friday morning, a Smethport man is spending the rest of his holiday weekend in McKean ...…

Jul 5 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Real Bradfordians Love This Song On The 4th Of July! »

The following article was submitted to us: Crack open a cold beer and raise it to being free in the good ole USA! Yee Haw!…

Jul 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Zippo Through The Years »


Since the Zippo lighter’s first prototype in the 1930s, Zippo’s success has been closely tied with American history. The company manufactures all lighters in Bradford, Pennsylvania. The image of The Statue of Liberty is the most reproduced image that appears […]…

Jul 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Fatal Crash in Elk County »

A West Virginia man is dead after the driver of the minivan he was in fell asleep at the wheel Thursday afternoon in Elk County. State police say 73-year-old Mary ...…

Jul 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Woman Charged for Stealing from Kwik Fill »

An Allegany woman is accused of stealing from her employer. Ellicottville Police say while 53-year-old Patricia Wesley was working as a store manager for the Ellicottville Kwik Fill she stole merchandise on June 23. She was arrested Thursday ...…

Jul 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Refurbished Gazebo Dedicated »

The gazebo in Veterans Square was re-dedicated this afternoon after being repainted and refurbished to look more like the original gazebo that was in the town square more than 135 years ago. Chamber of Commerce...…

Jul 3 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Overruled: Russia Caves to World on Jet Crash Probe »

A reluctant Russia joined a U.N. Security Council vote urging a stop to fighting in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed.…

Jul 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Guillotine ‘Probably Best’ for Executions: Judge »

Ninth Circuit dissent says lethal-injections are doomed and the guillotine is "probably best."…

Jul 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

JetBlue Pilot Among Six Arrested in Boston Drug Bust »

A JetBlue pilot is among six people arrested by Boston police over the weekend in an investigation of drug dealing incidents near the Boston Common.…

Jul 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Parents Locked Autistic Kids in Room for Years: Cops »

John and Janice Land are accused of locking their twin 22-year-old sons inside a basement room of their Rockville, Maryland, home for six years.…

Jul 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Naked Bodies in Woods: Suspect Charged in 1990s Cases »

Investigators weren't able to link DNA samples to a suspect until earlier this year, police say.…

Jul 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Donald F. Nelson »

Donald F. Nelson, 92, formerly of 299 Seaward Ave., passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Chapel Ridge. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced shortly. …

Jul 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Henry E. Jones »

Henry E. Jones 69, 19 Leigh St., Bradford, passed away, Wednesday July 16, 2014 at the Bradford Manor. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral…

Jul 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Sharon B King »

Sharon B King, 62, formerly of 67 North Center St., passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014 at The Pavilion at BRMC.…

Jul 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Mrs Bucket in ‘Willy Wonka’: ‘Memba Her?! »

Diana Sowle is best known for playing the hard working mom Mrs. Bucket -- opposite Peter Ostrum as Charlie Bucket…

Jul 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

‘Deliverance’ Hillbilly — Ready to Show Hillbilly Mema a Goood Time! »

Love is in the air, or maybe that's just the backwoods -- but Herbert “Cowboy” Coward from “Hillbilly Blood” is…

Jul 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Eddie Murphy — Faux Son Drops $50 Million Lawsuit »

The comedian who kinda faked being ;Eddie Murphy's son has now backed off his defamation suit against Eddie ... admitting…

Jul 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Disney Star Bella Thorne — Scare The Crap Outta Me … For 3 Grand A Week »

Disney star Bella Thorne ;stands to make a small fortune from her new horror flick, "Amityville" ... ; but there's…

Jul 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

GE releases instructions for 3D-printable jet engine »

If you head over to Thingiverse, you can get instructions for a hand-cranked, 3D-printable jet engine, courtesy of GE.…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Quickflix CEO tells Netflix to bring it on »

Stephen Langford, CEO of Australian streaming service Quickflix, confirms "business as usual" after shares change hands, while he is eager to battle Netflix face-to-face in Australia.…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

New Xiaomi Mi Band will cost just $13 »

The new wearable fitness tracker will have a battery life of 30 days and doubles as a security key for your XIaomi smartphone.…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Xiaomi unveils the iPhone-lookalike Mi 4 »

Powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and loaded with 3GB of RAM, the Android KitKat smartphone will debut in China.…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

How Smartphones Opened Up a Wonderful New Frontier for Art »

David Sparshott For most of history, great art tended to be inseparable from its physical setting. There was no Sphinx without Giza, no Creation of Adam without the Sistine Chapel, no Hamlet (in performance, at least)…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

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