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Casey, Gillibrand Want More to be Done to Prevent Veteran Suicides

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) joined a bipartisan group of senators to call on Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to do more to stem the “unacceptable” level of suicides among veterans currently estimated to be 18 per day. The call came in a letter sent to the Administration.“After…

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Gabler Veterans Bill Passes Unanimously

HARRISBURG – The state House has unanimously passed legislation authored by state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) that would help improve services provided by county veterans’ affairs directors to veterans in Pennsylvania. “The men and women who fought for our country have earned the right to have the highest level of…

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Teen Sentenced for Multiple Burglaries

A Salamanca man who, along with his sister, went on a burglary spree last fall, has been sentenced to two to six years in prison.18-year-old Kyle Cooper was denied youthful offender status. He pleaded guilty to breaking into 13 condos at Snow Pine Village d Eddy’s Restaurant in Great Valley,…

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Tractor-Trailer Driver Charged with DWI

The man who crashed his tractor-trailer near Route 219 in the Town of Ashford late Monday night has been charged with felony driving while intoxicated.Sheriff’s deputies say 44-year-old Karl Baker of North Collins did not stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Peters Road and Route 219, then…

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Court Rejects Seneca Nation’s Appeal

A New York state appeals court today lifted a temporary order preventing the state from taxing cigarettes sold by Indian retailers to non-Native customers.The Seneca Nation had asked the appeals court to extend the ban while it continues to challenge regulations adopted by state taxing officials.The court order denies the…

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Castle Doctrine Bill Sent to Governor

HARRISBURG – The Senate today approved legislation supported by Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) that would expand the Castle Doctrine in Pennsylvania, sending the bill to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. House Bill 40 would protect gun owners who act in self-defense by removing the “duty to retreat”…

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Catt County Men Face Burglary Charges

Two men were in Cattaraugus County Court today facing burglary charges.Ryan Radar, who turned 40 today, was sentenced to 3 to 6 years in prison for breaking into buildings in May and June of last year in Allegany and Hinsdale.18-year-old Johnathen Wilcox of Franklinville pleaded guilty to attempting to break…

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Two Men in Court on Drug Charges

A Bradford man is in jail on drug charges.20-year-old Tyler Martin was arraigned early this morning on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.Martin is in jail in lieu of $10,000 bail and a preliminary hearing has been scheduled for July 13 in front of District Judge…

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Two Sex Offenders in Catt County Court

A Conewango, New York, man who attempted to have sex with a person younger than 11 has pleaded guilty in Cattaraugus County Court.38-year-old Jason Bishop is accused of trying to have sex with the child in January and February of this year.Bishop will be sentenced on August 29.A Machias, New…