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Study Ranks Health of Counties

A new report looks at county health rankings nationwide, and considers a number of health factors including risk behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors and the physical environment of a county. McKean County ranks 44th out of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. Cameron County is 61st; Elk County 60th, Jefferson, 45th,…

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Man Pleads Guilty in Son’s Death

A Jamestown man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for killing his 2-year-old son in 2009.32-year-old Agustin Morales was charged after his son Auston died on October 17 at Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, a day after he was found unresponsive at his home.Morales was scheduled for a jury trial…

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Work on I-86 Starts Monday

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has announced that construction is scheduled to resume on Interstate 86, in the towns of Randolph and Cold Spring, Cattaraugus County. As a result, several travel restrictions will go into effect. Beginning Monday, April 4, Interstate 86 between Exit 16 and Exit…

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SUV Hits Street Sweeper; 3 People Hurt

Three people were hurt when an SUV hit a highway department street sweeper in the Town of French Creek this afternoon.Sheriff’s deputies say 45-year-old Loye Albright was operating the street sweeper on Redding Road when the speeding SUV driven by 35-year-old Julia Miller of Clymer hit the sweeper, causing it…

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Bradford Going for Championship

Watch for Mayor Tom Riel and BACC Director Ron Orris on Fargo’s Valley News Live at 7 a.m. Thursday (via Skype).From Weather.com:Both Bradford, Pa. and Fargo, N.D. steamrolled through their “Final Four” opponents in impressive fashion to set up a cold-weather championship showdown.Bradford got 14,126 votes; New Orleans got 7,065.…

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County Young Republcians Receive Award

By SANDRA RHODESSMETHPORT – The McKean County Young Republicans group is less than a year old, yet it has garnered attention statewide.The local Young Republicans group recently won the Young Republicans of Pennsylvania Best Small Club Award.“It was a complete surprise,” said Chairman Andrew Johnson of Port Allegany. “I received…

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Casey to DEA: Ban ‘Bath Salts’ Immediately

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today urged the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to use its authority to temporarily ban the chemicals in so-called ‘bath salts’ to immediately take the dangerous drugs off the streets. In a letter to DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart, Senator Casey pointed to recent…

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Jeep, Tractor-Trailer Collide in Allegany

Charges are pending following a collision between a Jeep Wrangler and a tractor-trailer this morning on Route 417 in the Town of Allegany.Sheriff’s deputies say that at about 9:30 a Jeep driven by 25-year-old Derek Emerson drifted into the oncoming lane and collided with the tractor-trailer driven by 55-year-old Louis…

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Save-A-Lot, Ralph Rose to Receive Awards

Leadership McKean is first recipient of Directors’ AwardThe Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the recipients of their 2011 Awards along with the nominees to be honored in each category. Leadership McKean has been selected by the BACC Board of Directors as the first recipient of the…