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Father, Son Sent to Prison

A father and son accused of not filing income tax returns on nearly $7 million worth of earnings have been sentenced in federal court. 65-year-old Randall Branch and 45-year-old John Branch, both of Warren, owned a business that sold natural gas and oil to various suppliers. They stopped filing tax…

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Accused Lighter Thief in District Court

 Charges against a man accused of stealing more than 500 Zippo lighters while working as a home contractor have been bound to McKean County Court following a preliminary hearing this morning. Court papers say 48-year-old Andrew Bird of Eldred was doing drywall work in a home on Congress Street in…

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Woman Jailed After Toddler ODs

 An woman is in jail after her 2-year-old son had to be treated for an overdose of illegal drugs that she allegedly left within his reach. State police say earlier this month 24-year-old Shalynn Schatz of Emporium left the drugs within the reach of two 2-year-old boys. The one who…

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Wolf, PennDOT Announce Road Projects

(news release) Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced over $195 million in highway and bridge improvements that will come to fruition across the north central region during the 2017 construction season. “It’s exciting to note the many improvements Pennsylvanians will see this year across…

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Pirates and Cubs Tonite on WESB

The Pirates and Chicago Cubs wrapup a three game set tonight in the Burgh and on WESB.  Pirates baseball on WESB on the air at 6:40pm.  Tyler Glasnow pitches for the Pirates and Jon Lester goes for the Cubs.  Lester has a 2.66 ERA.  Glasnow is 0-1 with a 7.94…

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Awesome Art Auctioned Off

This is just some of the artwork that went to the highest bidder during Tuesday night’s annual Autism Awareness Art Auction. Organizers say this year was the most successful so far. (This was the fourth year of the auction.) All proceeds will go to CARE for Children. You can see…

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City Council Learns of Housing Improvements

During Tuesday night’s Bradford City Council meeting members learned of a proposal to rehabilitate McKean County housing units, located in the city of Bradford, and a relocation of some units elsewhere in the county.  Dusti Dennis, the executive director of the Redevelopment and Housing Authority, says the 200 housing units…

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Man Enters Home While Intoxicated

A Mansfield man is accused of breaking into a Potter County home and refusing to leave.  Police say that 61 year-old Newell Vandergrift, who was under the influence of alcohol, entered the home in Sharon Township through a front door and wouldn’t leave.  Vandergrift was charged with criminal trespassing and…

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Cubs Blank Pirates

The Chicago Cubs blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday night 1-0 on WESB.  The lone Cubs run came on an error.  And the Pirates lead the majors with 20 errors and they’ve also allowed 15 unearned runs, the most in the big leagues.  Gerrit Cole was the hard luck loser allowing…

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Bradford Track Teams Win

The Bradford Lady Owls ended the Dubois girls’ 74 meet track winning streak Tuesday with a 77-73 win.  Ashton McGriff and Brooke McGriff both quadrupled for the Lady Owls.  Regan Johnson, Amanda Little, Abby Coffman and Sofia Oliver were all singles winners.  The Lady Owls are 4-0.  The Bradford boys…

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