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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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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. ...…

Dec 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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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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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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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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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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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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 ...…

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First Night Cancelled for This Year »

First Night Bradford has been cancelled for this year. The organization’s status as a non-profit is in on hold because paperwork wasn’t filed ...…

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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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Obamacare by the Numbers: What a Difference a Year Makes »

The 2010 Affordable Care Act is now almost fully rolled out. Here's a look at Obamacare by the numbers.…

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Not Again! Italian Protester Scales St. Peter’s »

It was the fifth time Marcello Di Finizio has staged such a protest at the Vatican in recent years…

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U.S. Navy Helicopter Crashes in Kuwait »

A Navy helicopter crashed during a training mission in Kuwait on Sunday, with three of the six personnel on board sustaining minor injuries.…

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NYPD Chief: Mayor Lost Respect of ‘Some Officers’ »

The city finds itself in a "change moment," New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton tells TODAY's Matt Lauer.…

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Outback Ordeal: Dad, Sons Survive 10 Days Lost in Wild »

A father and his two sons survived 10 days in the Australian wilderness after taking a wrong turn and getting lost in a national park.…

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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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Here’s How to Play with Your Kid — And Enjoy It »

Here are five tips that will help you focus on the here and now, which will make playing with your…

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Jackie Chan’s Son Charged Over Drug Offense »

China's state prosecutor said it had charged Jaycee Chan, son of kung fu star Jackie Chan, with a drugs offense…

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North Korea Threatens U.S. Over The Interview, Denies Involvement in Sony Hack (Again) »

North Korean officials aren't just upset with Sony about he Interview —Kim Jong-un and co. have issues with the U.S.…

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Guess Who This Santa Sitter Turned Into! »

Before this cheery Christmas kid was a gift to the Hollywood social scene she was just another golden little girl…

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Soon Your Tech Will Talk to You Through Your Skin »

When Thomas Ella gets a text message on his smartphone, he can sometimes tell what it says without reading it. Instead, he feels it: An app called Mumble! “plays” the text as a pattern of vibrations,…

Dec 22 2014 / Read More »

Burgers That Look Like Asteroids and Margaret Thatcher, Because Why Not »

Designer Thomas Weil and Quentin Weisbuch met while working at a design agency in Paris. Fed up with the endless parade ...…

Dec 22 2014 / Read More »

15 Last-Minute Gifts That Will Help You Save Christmas »

You still haven't done your shopping? Don't worry. We're going to save your butt with these last-minute ideas you can still have under the tree (or at least on a doorstep) by Christmas Day. The post…

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What an Infiniti Would Look Like if There Were No Laws of Physics »

The Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo is a frankly ludicrous concept "car" designed for the Gran Turismo 6 video game. The post What an Infiniti Would Look Like if There Were No Laws of Physics appeared…

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Mathematicians Make a Major Discovery About Prime Numbers »

A year after tackling how close together prime number pairs can stay, mathematicians have now made the first major advance in 76 years in understanding how far apart primes can be. The post Mathematicians Make a…

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