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Former Rew VFD Chief Passes Away

Clifton H. Hastings, 81, of Rew, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with stage 4 cancer. He was born on May 7, 1936 in Rew. He was a graduate of the Bradford Area High School. On January…

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Police Make Over 100 Arrests in Orchard Park

It was a busy afternoon yesterday for Orchard Park Police, who responded to more than 100 calls before, during and after the Buffalo Bills football game at New Era Field.  Officers and EMS personnel responded to medical calls, the result mostly of alcohol consumption and the October heat.  They also arrested several…

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Cuomo Signs New Firefighter Cancer Legislation

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that will protect volunteer firefighters who are diagnosed with certain cancers.  Beginning in January the bill will provide support for treatment for life-threatening forms of cancer including lung, prostate, breast and other cancers.  Around 96,000 volunteer firefighters in New York state could be covered if…

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Hunter Shot in NY State

 A 42 year-old man was shot by another hunter Sunday night in Genesee County in New York.  Police and firefighters say that the incident happened around 7 p.m. Sunday near Pavilion and that two people were hunting on a large piece of property off Perry Road when the shooting happened.  They say…

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Water Issues in Chautauqua County

The Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services has issued a mandatory boil and conserve water order for all customers in the Village of Fredonia and Town of Pomfret.  The Department of Health says that a major water leak was discovered in the Castel Heights area. Crews are working to fix…

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Man Charged For Violating Store Ban

An Olean man is facing charges after he entered the Dollar General on Union Street in Olean Saturday afternoon.  Police say that 24 year-old Lennox Wilson was arrested on a warrant for trespassing when he entered the store after previously being banned.  Wilson, who was issued a court appearance ticket, claimed he…

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges

Two men are jailed on drug charges after arrests Friday.  30 year-old William Brown of Bradford and 37 year-old Dwayne Higgs of Buffalo were both charged with possession and sale of a controlled substance.  Higgs was also charged with driving while operating privileges were suspended or revoked.  They are both…

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One Injured in Two Vehicle Accident

Police continue to investigate an accident involving a tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle Sunday morning on Route 6 in Roulette Township.  They say that the passenger vehicle entered the path of the tractor trailer and collided.  The driver of the passenger vehicle was extricated and flown to ECMC in…

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Stidd Jury Selection Begins Today

Jury selection is underway in McKean County Court today in the trial of Bradford businessman Steve Stidd.  The 65 year-old Stidd is charged in the shooting death of his ex son-in-law Mel Bizzaro in January of 2015 behind Togi’s Family Restaurant on East Main Street in Bradford.  Stidd has been…

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Mitchell Paige Honored in Eldred

A special presentation  of the Mitchell Paige Story will take place tonight (10/21/17) at 7 PM at the World War II Museum in Eldred.  The event is in honor of the 75th anniversary of the battle in which Pennsylvania native Mitchell Paige was awarded the Medal of Honor.     …

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