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SBU Student Death Under Investigation

Officials have not determined yet what caused the death of a 19-year-old St. Bonaventure University student on Sunday.Matthew Dungan, a sophomore business major from Tonawanda, New York, was found unresponsive in an off-campus apartment early Sunday morning. Other students called for help. Dungan was then taken to Olean General Hospital,…

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A Couple of Weekend Events

A fundraiser for Hunter’s Hope at Byllye Lanes and the Free Family Film Fest were a couple activities keeping people busy — and inside — on Saturday. Buffalo Jills cheerleader Bri Pedine (center) takes time to pose with the organizers of the Hunter’s Hope fundraiser, Katherine Moyer and Erika Bacha.…

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Rapp Appointed to Finance Committee

HARRISBURG – State Representative Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Forest/McKean) has been appointed to serve on four House committees for the 2011-12 legislative session. Rapp’s newest committee assignment is to the high profile and heavily active House Finance Committee, which is responsible for all state tax legislation, including personal income taxes, school property…

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Ridgway Cop Guilty of Game Law Violation

A Ridgway Borough police officer has been found guilty and fined $400 for two state game violations after he used an ATV to hunt deer.Shawn Geci was hunting on the ATV on December 3 in Johnsonburg.He has 30 days to appeal the conviction and fines.Thursday’s convictions were his third and…

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Feds: Man Tampered with Witness

A Salamanca man already facing charges for having sex with minors is facing additional charges of tampering with witnesses.The US Attorney’s office says 45-year-old Kevin Donaldson tried to tamper with one of the girls who is a witness against him.Donaldson was originally charged with transporting minors accros state lines to…

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Senators Casey, Toomey to Sit Together During State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, DC—In the spirit of bipartisanship, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) announced today that they will sit together during the President’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 25. Democrats and Republicans have typically sat in different sections of the House chamber during the speech.…

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Whining About Winter?Not in Warren County!

The Annual Warren County Winterfest starts Friday at Chapman State Park and runs through Sunday.One of the highlights of the event is the Polar Bear Plunge, when hundreds of people take a dip in the icy cold waters of the West Branch of the Tionesta Creek. This year’s plunge is…

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PA Jobless Rate Drops in December

Harrisburg – Pennsylvania’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.5 percent in December, down one-tenth of a percentage point from November.Pennsylvania’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell for the fifth consecutive month, according to figures released Thursday by the state Department of Labor and Industry.Pennsylvania’s seasonally adjusted civilian labor force – the…

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Nushawn Williams Back in Court

Nushawn Williams was in court again today asking to have his guilty plea on rape charges vacated.He finished serving his sentence on those charges last spring, but the state attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit that’s keeping him in jail, saying he is still a threat to society. That…