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It’s Teen Driver Safety Week in PA

Harrisburg — Adult supervision is a critical component of keeping teen drivers safe on the roads, even after they have been licensed, PennDOT said yesterday in recognition of Teen Driver Safety Week.Governor Tom Corbett has proclaimed this week as Teen Driver Safety Week to coincide with the national observance.“Parents must…

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Casey: Increase Inspections to Stop Stink Bugs, Emerald Ash Borer, Others

Invasive Species’ Harming PA EconomyWASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today called on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to step up agriculture inspections to prevent invasive species from entering the country following a report that such inspections have dropped dramatically in the ten years since the…

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Committee Approves New Bridge Names

The House Transportation Committee has approved State Representative Marty Causer’s bill naming two Potter County bridges in honor of area veterans.The bridge carrying Route 607 over Freeman Run in Austin Borough would be named the Captain Edgar E. Nuschke Memorial Bridge. The bridge carrying Route 872 over the East Fork…

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PA Supreme Court to Start Tweeting

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is giving people a new way to access its opinions and rulings online – Twitter.The state’s highest court will issue “tweets” to people who sign up to follow the court’s activities, and they will alert followers to any orders, new rules and opinions posted by the…

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Ceglia Looking for New Lawyers — Again

The Wellsville man who claims he owns half of Facebook has lost his third legal team after allegedly telling them to violate a court order.Jeffrey Lake, a San Diegolawyer whose firm represents Paul Ceglia, has filed papers in federal court in Buffalo to withdraw from the case and to ask…

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Man Accused of Punching Woman

A Silver Creek man is accused of assaulting a woman who had a child in her arms Sunday.20-yearold Matthew Ellis allegedly punched the woman and threw a remote control at her. Sheriff’s deputies say Ellis also ran his pickup truck into another person and destroyed a coffee table.He’s charged with…

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More Than 1,000 Pot Plants Seized

The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force says more than 1,000 marijuana plants have been confiscated in Chautauqua County over the past three months.Officers say they discovered several outdoor marijuana growing operations during airplane flights in the county. Pilots identified the plants, and then police went in to seize the…

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Baby Bald Eagle

The McKean County SPCA had a temporary resident of a very different breed today – a baby bald eagle.Game commission officers found the wounded bird and took it to the SPCA for safe keeping until Mark Baker of Eagle’s Dream Bird Rehabilitation could come from Olean to pick it up.The…

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Flutist Tiedemann to Perform at UPB

Accomplished flutist Sarah Tiedemann, accompanied by pianist Ritsuko Wada of Olean, N.Y., will perform as part of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Spectrum music series on Oct. 21.The performance will take place at 7 p.m. in the Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall. The performance is free.Tiedmann has prepared…

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Car Crashes into House, Creek

A Jamestown man is facing charges after crashing his car into a house and a utility pole, and ending up in a creek bed.Sheriff’s deputies say 40-year-old Brent Nelson was speeding on Marks Corners Road in French Creek at about 2:10 a.m. Sunday when his car went off the road…