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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

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

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

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

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

Two Meth Labs Disabled by Police

Two people were arrested Thursday after the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force raided an apartment house at 42 Commercial Street in Gowanda.  Police charged

Little Valley Woman Facing Leandra’s Law Charge

A Little Valley woman is facing DWI and Leandra’s Law charge after her arrest Sunday night.  Sheriff’s deputies stopped 44 year-old Jennifer DeChane on Erie

Deer Feeder Damaged at Hunting Club

Police are looking for a green pickup truck or similar size vehicle, and which may have been equipped with a snow plow after an incident

ARG Replacing Coal Boiler

American Refining Group’s neighbors will hear the sounds of progress and improvement during the coming weeks as work starts to replace the refinery’s only remaining

Sheriff’s Dept. Asks for Help

The McKean County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help in finding a man who has active warrants out of at least five counties,

Attempted Home Invasion in Wilcox

Police are looking for the man who tried to break in to into a Wilcox woman’s home late last month. They say at about 10:15

Catt County Man Jailed for Rape

A 26-year-old Cattaraugus County man is charged with rape in connection to an incident this past summer. State police say Joseph Tyler Jr. of Dayton

Man Accused of Killing Dog

A Cattaraugus County man is accused of shooting and killing his neighbor’s dog. Police say 48-year-old Theodore Robinson Jr. of Humphrey shot and killed one

Zmuda Waives Hearing

Bradford’s former interim fire chief has waived his preliminary hearing on theft charges. 42-year-old Rich Zmuda of Bradford was charged in September with three counts

Stolen Potter Co. Car Found in Bradford

A car and a dealer’s tag stolen from Potter County over the weekend were found in Bradford Monday night. The car and tag were taken

Would-Be Bomber Gets Probation

A man who made an improvised explosive devices and planned to put it under another person’s vehicle has been sentenced to five years’ probation in

Man Pleads to Assaulting Baby

A man who injured a baby so badly she had to have emergency brain surgery has pleaded guilty to assault. 26-year-old Jared Murphy of Salamanca

Woman’s Play Published

A play written by a Shinglehouse woman has been published by Pioneer Drama Service, which has been publishing plays and musicals specifically for the educational,

Man Admits to Suzy’s Arson

A man has admitted to starting a fire that did half a million dollars damage to the former Suzy’s Furniture store on Route 255 in

Former Coudy Man Facing Megan’s Law Violations

A former Coudersport man is accused of failing to register with state police per Megan’s Law.  37 year-old Jason Favinger moved from Coudersport to Elizabethtown,

Man Charged With Welfare Fraud

; A man currently living in Bradford is facing grand larceny and other welfare fraud-related charges in Chautauqua County. 36-year-old Daniel Oste is accused

Turkeys Contribute to Crash

Turkeys crossing the road contributed to a crash on Route 6 in Wetmore Township Saturday morning. Police say 31-year-old Laura Olson of Kane and 26-year-old

Smethport Surpasses UW Goal

The Smethport Campaign for United Way officially closed the 2015 campaign having raised $15,245, surpassing the monetary goal for the first time since being managed

OPD: Woman Sold Heroin

 An Olean woman already charged for selling heroin, has been arrested on an active indictment out of Cattaraugus County Court.  26-year-old Samantha Clark was wanted

Man Charged After Heroin OD

After police administered Narcan to unconscious man they believed overdosed on heroin, they arrested the person who was with him at the time. Cuba, New

Port Theft Suspect Caught

A man caught on surveillance cameras breaking into a cash register at Port Allegany Beverage earlier this week has been caught. 30-year-old David Thomas Jr.

Woman Facing Leandra’s Law Charge

A Little Valley woman is facing a Leandra’s Law violation after a traffic stop Thursday night on Route 242 in Machias.  Police stopped 25 year-old
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