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Report: Marcellus Shale Industry Growing Faster Than Expected

Investment and production in the Marcellus Shale natural gas field is growing faster than expected, according to a report released today by the Marcellus Shale Coalition.The report says production increased over four-fold from 300 million cubic feet per day in 2009 to 1.3 billion in 2010, while the number of…

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Senior Centers Offer Relief from Heat; Heat Wave Safety Tips

Due to the current heat wave, the Office of Human Services, Area Agency on Aging, is making senior centers in McKean, Cameron and Elk counties available for seniors to access for temporary relief from the heat.The senior centers are air conditioned and may be offering extended hours to assist in…

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Tanker Truck Crash in Westfield, NY

Three people were hurt when a tanker truck and another vehicle collided in Westfield, New York, this morning.Sheriff’s deputies say a vehicle driven by 50-year-old Ronald Saxton of Celeron didn’t stop at a stop sign and hit the tanker truck operated by 60-year-old Lee Tarr of Galeton. The tanker rolled…

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Guard Releases More Information About Kane Soldier Who Died in Afghanistan

A National Guard soldier from Kane has died in Afghanistan.30-year-old Staff Sergeant Ken VanGiesen and two other members of his unit were killed Monday when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.The National Guard says the others who died are 47-year-old Sgt. Edward Koehler of Lebanon and 49-year-old Sgt, Brian…

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Kersey Woman Falls Asleep at Wheel

A Kersey woman was hurt when she fell asleep at the wheel Monday morning on Toby Road in Fox Township and hit a utility pole.Police say a vehicle driven by 19-year-old Ashley McCandless went off thre road, hit a guide rail, went up an embankment, hit a mailbox, then traveled…

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Burglary at Galeton Drug Store

Police are investigating a burglary at the Galeton Drug Store on Monday.They say they arrived on the scene at 20 West State Street to find the audible alarm sounding and the glass of the front door smashed, where the burglar attempted to get in.Anyone with information on this incident is…

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Kane Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

A National Guard soldier from Kane has died in Afghanistan.30-year-old Ken VanGiesen and two other members of his unit were killed Monday when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.The National Guard and the Defense Department have not released any further details yet.The Ronald McDonald Funeral Home in Kane is…

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Attempted Robbery Reported in Bradford

Bradford City Police on Monday investigated a possible burglary on East Main Street, and an attempted robbery on Main Street, according to the complaint report and request sheet. They also looked into a report of a theft on Mechanic Street.Officers were called to disturbances on Congress and Main streets and…

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Roswell Park Moves Up Six Spots onList of Nation’s Best Cancer Centers

BUFFALO, NY — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) has again been ranked among the top cancer hospitals in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals, published online at http://www.usnews.com/besthospitals. RPCI jumped six spots, to 27, on the publication’s annual roster of Top-Ranked Hospitals for Cancer —…

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Man Pleads Guilty to Knife Attack

A Yorkshire man has pleaded guilty to assaulting another person with a knife.20-year-old Marshal Gilcrease violated an order of protection on May 16 when he cut a 24-year-old with the knife.He will be sentenced on September 26 in Cattaraugus County Court.