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Church to Protest at Childrens’ Funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church plans to protest at the funeral of the seven children killed in a fire earlier this week in Perry County, PA.In a news release, the church says the fire was a result of God’s wrath for Pennsylvania because the man who sued the church after they…

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Suspicious People, Vehicles in Bradford

Suspicions were high in a few areas of Bradford late Wednesday and Thursday. City police got calls about suspicious vehicles on Russell Boulevard and Summer Street, and suspicious people on Williams Street.Officers also looked into a theft on West Corydon Street, motor vehicle accidents at Davis and Main streets, and…

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Empty Bowls & Baskets Dinner Thursday

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold the sixth annual Empty Bowls and Baskets Dinner of homemade soup and bread to raise awareness of the fight against hunger and to raise money for the Friendship Table. The dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17,…

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Man Sentenced for 2008 Killing

A Jamestown man who pleaded guilty to killing another man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.50-year-old David Scarpino pleaded guilty to manslaughter for beating and strangling Bruce Boje in 2008.In August of that year, firefighters responded to a blaze on Andrews Street in Jamestown. After they put out…

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Natural Gas Expo Continues Today

The Natural Gas Expo at the University of Pittsburgh continues from 9 a.m. today.Pictured from Thursday, Dr. Assad Panah, left, director of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Petroleum Technology program, talks with Gene Hillyard of NuWeld Inc.; and Mitch Samuels of Electricord Manufacturing chats at the Natural Gas Expo…

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Death Toll Rising in Japan

200 to 300 bodies have been found in the Japan coastal city where a devastating tsunami hit earlier today, following an 8.9 magnitude earthquake.The tsunami is hitting Hawaii right now.For continuing, up-to-the-minute coverage, go to CNN.com.

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More Evidence of Violence in Juvenile Homes in New York State Surfaces

Lawmakers Call on Cuomo to Ax CommissionerALBANY – With shocking new video evidence revealing continued violence in New York’s juvenile centers, state lawmakers are calling on Governor Cuomo to fire Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner (OCFS) Gladys Carrion, according to Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean).Security video footage,…

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Benchbook to Help District Judges Handle Cases Involving Sexually Violent Crimes

The nation’s first Sexual Violence Benchbook designed specifically to guide state district judges in the handling of the crimes of sexual violence is being distributed to more than 540 magisterial districts judges throughout the state, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced on Thursday.“The benchbook is a valuable resource for our front-line…