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Man Killed in Snowmobile Accident

A man died late Saturday night after his snowmobile struck another sled head-on.  Sheriff’s deputies say that a snowmobile, driven by 28 year-old William Rick

Salamanca Man Charged With Rape

A Salamanca man is charged with rape. Salamanca Police arrested 38-year-old Benjamin Bloomfield in connection to incidents involving a 21-year-old woman. They didn’t release any

Man Charged for Driving Snowmobile Drunk

A Mayville, New York, man is accused of driving a snowmobile on a public road while his blood alcohol content was more than 3 times

Woman Pleads to Child Endangerment Charge

A Bradford woman pleaded guilty Thursday to endangering the welfare of her five year-old son.  Court records indicate that 31 year-old Misty Good allowed 31

Bfd Woman Pleads to Five Different Cases

A Bradford woman pleaded guilty Thursday to five difference cases, including one where she tried to rundown a Bradford City Police officer.  33 year-old Amber

Former Employee of Minich Electric Charged

A Bradford man is accused of stealing over $77,000 from his employer.  US District Court indictments say that 29 year-old Tyler Little, who worked as

Man Facing Charges After Traffic Stop

A Coudersport man has been charged in connection with a traffic stop on January 31 in Bradford.  Police stopped 23 year-old Samuel Hankins for operating

7th Grade Substitute Teacher Charged

A middle school substitute teacher has been charged with posing as a woman online to get an underage girl to send him nude photos. 26-year-old

Man Charged for Assaulting Child

A Bradford man is accused of assaulting a child.   Court records say that, more than once, 35-year-old Michael Holden threw the child onto a

Cause of Death: Gunshots

Warren County’s deputy coroner has released the cause of death of an 18-year-old who was killed February 5.   Ed Lloyd says Marcus Mattson of

Champlin to review book for Friends of Hanley Library

BRADFORD, Pa. Isabelle Champlin, a retired professor of archaeology at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, will review the award-winning novel “Euphoria” by Lily King

‘Blind Boy’ Paxton to bring old-time blues to Pitt-Bradford

BRADFORD, Pa. – Fresh from playing the Lead Belly Fest at Carnegie Hall last week, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton will bring a mix of acoustic

Man Charged With Stealing Cemetery Headstones

A Gowanda man is accused of stealing headstones from cemeteries in Gowanda and Springville.  Police have charged 21 year-old Shawn Blanc with felony cemetery desecration

Office of Attorney General announces $13 million settlement with MoneyGram

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office today announced a $13 million settlement with MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc., a money transfer service.The settlement resolves a multistate investigation

Attorney General Kane issues statement on Senate vote

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today released the following statement on today's Senate vote:"Today is a good day for all those who share my desire

Two Hurt in Minard Run Road Crash

Two people were hurt in a crash this morning on Minard Run Road, just west of Route 646. Police say a vehicle driven by 31-year-old

Charges Against Accused Worth W. Smith Thief Bound to Court

Charges against a Bradford woman accused of stealing more than a quarter of a million dollars from Worth W. Smith over a 10-year period have

Fugitive Arraigned on Multiple Charges

A fugitive from justice in McKean County who was picked up Monday at the Seneca Allegany Casino has been arraigned on three cases in district

Crispell’s 1989 Death Sentence Overturned

The Potter County Court has overturned the death sentence of convicted killer Daniel Crispell.  Potter County Senior Judge John Leete ruled that Crispell’s counsel failed

Bfd Woman Charged in Thefts and Escape

A Bradford woman is facing numerous charges after her arrest on January 2nd.  Court records say that 28 year-old Kristin Demis stole a Sega Genesis

Fatal Crash in Falconer

A Chautauqua County woman is dead after her car was hit nearly head-on by another vehicle at about 1:40 this afternoon in Falconer. Sheriff’s deputies

Oil and Gas Slowdown Impacts Seneca Resources

Seneca Resources is shutting down two thirds of its local oil and gas operation.  Seneca spokesman Rob Boulware says the low gas prices, coupled with

Olean to Get Money From Timber Harvest

The City of Olean will see over $158,000 from the sale of timber on 70 acres of land near the Cattaraugus County-Olean Municipal Airport.  Olean

Attorney General’s office warns consumers of ‘IRS scam’

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office today warned of a new variation of a pervasive telephone scam that aims to defraud taxpayers. The well-known

Jury finds Bryce Stahlman Guilty in Assault

A Salamanca father and son were acquitted of felony assault by a jury Friday in Cattaraugus County Court.  A jury did, however, find 21 year-old

Smethport Woman Dies in House Fire

A Smethport woman died in a house fire early Saturday morning on Route 446 in Keating Township.  McKean county Coroner Mike Cahill says that 69

Man Wanted in McKean County Picked Up at Casino

A man wanted in McKean and four other Pennsylvania counties was picked up this morning at the Seneca Allegany Casino. 65-year-old Barry Lindsey, who last

House Cat Shot in Face

Police are looking for the person who shot a house cat in the face. They say the incident happened sometime between Tuesday and Friday on

Phone Scam Hits Market

Police say someone scammed a Potter County store out of a couple thousand dollars. They say a man claiming to work for Vera Phone Company

Bfd Man Charged in Brass Knuckles Assault

A Bradford man is facing multiple charges after an attack with brass knuckles last Friday night at a party at a gravel pit off Pine

Man Charged With Theft By Deception

A St. Marys man is accused of taking more than $3,000 from a Kersey woman as partial payment for a home improvement project, but never

Parolee Tries to Run From Deputies

An Olean man, wanted on a parole violation, was apprehended Tuesday after fleeing from sheriff’s deputies.  31 year-old Matthew Krysick, while being place in a

Office of Attorney General announces $470 million settlement with mortgage lender HSBC

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s Bureau of Consumer Protection today announced a $470 million joint state and federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer

PSP: Mom Stole Child’s Meds

A woman is accused of stealing 27 prescription pills that were prescribed for her child. Court records say an employee of Beacon Light on East

Police, Drug Task Force Pick Up Three

City of Bradford Police, working with the McKean County Drug Task Force, picked up three people in Bradford Friday, two of whom were out on bail

Bona’s Gets Gift for Center for Arab and Islamic Studies

A number of Olean-Allegany area community members have committed gifts totaling nearly $70,000 to St. Bonaventure University’s Center for Arab and Islamic Studies (CAIS).. Support

WalkWorks program expanding to Eldred

BRADFORD, Pa. – WalkWorks walking program is expanding to Eldred. The program identifies community-based walking routes and establishes sustainable walking groups to encourage walking for

PSP Head Confirms Investigation

State Police Commissioner Tyree Blocker released a statement today confirming an Internal Affairs investigating into suspected cheating at the state police academy in December. “I

Office of Attorney General warns of new ‘phishing’ email scam

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office today warned Pennsylvanians of a new "phishing" email scam in which scammers have misrepresented themselves as being affiliated

Bfd man Sentenced on Stolen Gun Charge

A Bradford man has been sentenced to nine months to 18 months in the McKean County Jail on a gun charge.  23 year-old Christopher Goldthwait
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