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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 $1.2 millionfrom Pennsylvania taxpayers.The conspiracy involves two for…

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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 in state prison. David Boylan...…

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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 Bova of Warren took the money between January 1 of 2009 and September 19 of this year by writing 16…

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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 register with them. 52-year-old Lawrence Meyer was arrested on a warrant and then sent to McKean County Jail ...…

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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 sewage rates by $2 a...…

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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 District Attorney’s office. 53-year-old Darlene Venezia-Skaggs had been charged by the state attorney general’s office ...…

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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, 1933, maybe in Smethport. ...…

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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 court records, 23-year-old Chad Reed of...…

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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 following a four-month investigation by the Warren County Drug Task Force into heroin trafficking. Hanson was arrested at the ...…

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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 strongly encourage parents to accompany their children while they wait for their bus. ...…

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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 in Coudersport say the horse did not have appropriate food, water or ...…

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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...…

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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 this afternoon. 49-year-old Darryl Kring is accused of going...…

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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 says 53-year-old Darlene Venezia Skaggs wrote two prescriptions for Oxycodone at her home, and then...…

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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 ...…

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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 across the Commonwealth create an original work-of-art illustrati…

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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 did not comply with a previous order from an administrative law judge mandating “responsible alcohol management” training...…

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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 ...…

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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 gas operations, new research suggests abandoned wells may be a significant source of the potent […]…

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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 exhibition will be held from Jan. 16-30 in the KOA Art Gallery in Blaisdell Hall […]…

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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 program next week. The show, which can be heard at 1490 AM, will be broadcast […]…

Dec 11 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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, when he admitted to the August incident. He’ll be sentenced March 9. Today, he ...…

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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 had been scheduled for a preliminary hearing today in McKean County Central Court, but that hearing has been moved ...…

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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 has surpassed 95 percent of its ...…

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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, who turns 19 next week, dropped the machete as soon as soon as they got there. Police learned the argument…

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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 Tom Warner at the Pioneer High School in Yorkshire. The St. ...…

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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, at gunpoint, and then ran away toward North...…

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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 haven’t released the man’s name, but say he was taken to Corry Memorial Hospital. ...…

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Attorney General Kane: Child predator arrests over last week bring total to 160 for 2014 »

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced that the Child Predator Section arrested six men for the distribution and possession of child pornography over the past week, bringing the total number of arrests for 2014 to 160 predators."The…

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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 predators, protect consumers, seniors and veterans from fraud, and expos…

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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 had sexual contact with a person younger than 13 on July 16 in the city. In 2011, he...…

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One Book Bradford Season Postponed »

By Sandy RhodesA perfect storm of events -- including an arid financial stream and rising costs -- have forced the One Book Bradford committee to ...…

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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 head into a door, causing a goose egg on his head and scratches...…

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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 Thomas Jones III of Irving was sentenced ...…

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Armed Robbery on Summer Street »

City Police responded a citizen armed robbery on Summer Street. The victim arrived home and an unknown male demanded money from the victim. The suspect displayed a handgun and was able to obtain cash from the victim before fleeing towards […]…

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Attempted Homicide/Suicide in Warren County »

State police are investigating an attempted homicide and suicide in Warren County. They say Charles Williams stabbed 42-year-old Angel McShane in her Garland home...…

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Man Pleads Guilty to Euclid Avenue Crash »

The man who was driving nearly 70 mph on Euclid Avenue when his car crashed into a tree, seriously injuring two of his five passengers, has pleaded guilty in McKean County Court. 23-year-old Matthew Herbstritt was charged ...…

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Coudersport Fight Leads to Charges »

A fight in Coudersport has led to charges against a Wellsville, New York, man. Police say 35-year-old Michael Knight assaulted 27-year-old Donald Wright of Coudersport at a home in the borough. Besides simple assault, Knight is charged ...…

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Hunter Grazed by Bullett »

A hunter was hit in the leg by a bullet Thursday morning after getting into a fight with another hunter on state ...…

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Man Jailed on Child Porn Charges »

A Port Allegany man is facing child pornography charges in Potter County. 26-year-old Christopher Mitchell is accused of having inappropriate contact with a child younger than 16 in August of 2011 in Ulysses. He is facing five ...…

Dec 6 2014 / No Comment / Read More »







Drink Beer? Take Showers? Worry About West’s Snowpack »

Some scientists say the West's snowpack is declining, in a hint at a future with less water to irrigate crops, brew beer and take showers.…

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On Video: Rice Kissed Wife-to-Be After Knocking Her Out »

New surveillance footage appears to show former Ravens running back Ray Rice and his then-fiancée Janay Palmer after the elevator incident.…

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On Video: Handcuffed Rice Appears to Kiss Wife-to-Be »

New surveillance footage appears to show former Ravens running back Ray Rice and his then-fiancée Janay Palmer after the elevator incident.…

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Meet Four People Who Lost 100 Pounds — and Kept It Off »

TODAY catches up with four people featured in the "Joy Fit Club" this year, to see how they lost the weight and are maintaining their…

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The Year in Pot: Marijuana Hits Milestones »

Here are five marijuana storylines that stood out amid all the smoke in 2014.…

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Christopher McCormack »

Christopher J. McCormack Mt. Jewett Christopher James McCormack, 40, of East End Avenue, Regent Square, Pittsburgh, and formerly of Mt. Jewett, passed away Thursday ( December 11,…

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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 Kane. Born March 13, 1930,…

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Frank M. Novosel »

Frank M. Novosel, 96, of 102 Laurel Avenue, Kane, died Friday morning, December 5, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital after a brief illness. Born January 28, 1918 in Kane,…

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Sony Hacking Scandal — N Korea: If You Don’t Believe We’re Innocent … We’ll Get You Again »

North Korean officials should bottle their gall and sell it ... because they now say the can prove they're clean…

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7 Big-Batch Cocktail Recipes for Holiday Gatherings »

Break out the punch bowl! Here are seven big-batch cocktail recipes to try, from holiday classics to surprising creations.…

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Guess What Nikki Reed is Doing for the Holidays »

Nikki Reed is looking forward to a frozen holiday. "I want my family to be all together, which I think is…

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Best of 2014: Top 10 Beauty Looks of the Year »

2014 may very well have been the year of the booty but it was also a year of beauty as…

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Sony and the rise of state-sponsored hacking »

North Korea has been blamed for one of the most destructive cyberattacks on a company in US history. It's just the latest in a string of hacks sanctioned and funded by governments.…

Dec 20 2014 / Read More »

I poured soy sauce all over my hydrophobic white shirt (hands-on) »

A new all-cotton hydrophobic shirt from Threadsmiths runs a liquid gauntlet full of coffee, tea, soy sauce and wine.…

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While You Were Offline: 30,000 People Buy Bull Poop, George R.R. Martin Freaks Out Over The Interview »

From the reactions to Sony pulling The Interview to the end of the beloved Serial, a lot happened on the Internet last week. Catch up here. The post While You Were Offline: 30,000 People Buy Bull…

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Dystopian Fiction’s Popularity Is a Warning Sign for the Future »

In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, writer Naomi Klein discusses dystopian fiction and her new capitalism-vs.-the-climate …

Dec 20 2014 / Read More »

Every Serial-Related Google Image Search You’ve Been Afraid to Do »

Finished the Serial podcast and want to know what all those people and places looked like without just using your imagination? Here's every Google image search you were scared …

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »





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