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Woman Sentenced for Witness Intimidation

A Bradford woman was sentenced Thursday in McKean County Court 100 to 200 days in county jail and a year probation on  witness intimidation charges.  47 year-old Robin Perez had pleaded guilty in June to intimidating a witness in a drug overdose that claimed the life of 25 year-old Driftwood…

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Kids Fun Day

The First Wesleyan Church of Bradford will be holding their annual kids fun day at the North Kendall park this Saturday July, 22nd from 1pm to 3pm. As in years past, the kids fun day will have a petting zoo and pony rides for the kids. There will also be…

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Zippo and Case helps Kids with Cancer

This weekend’s big event is the kids and cancer dice run going on Saturday in downtown Bradford. Yesterday event organizer Dave Gietner was on the Liveline and spoke with Anne Holiday about how the event got started and how they have help kids with cancer and other serious diseases. This…

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Severe Weather Alert!

This just into 1490 WESB, according to reports severe thunderstorms, hail, and a possible tornado, has hit the Buffalo area. Route 219 into Buffalo has been closed. Reports state that the Erie County Fairgrounds have been struck by strong winds causing one of the fairground buildings to loose its roof.…

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Street Renamed in Honor of Halloran

American Refining Group has renamed Brad Penn Way as Halloran Way in honor of its owner Harry Halloran Jr.  Halloran has owned ARG since 1997.  Bradford City Council approved the renaming the road, which runs in front of the oil refinery’s main office and research and development buildings off North…

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Parolee Facing Drug Charges

A Smethport man is facing several charges after an incident Wednesday afternoon on Shunk Lane in Keating Township.  Police received a report that 28 year-old Robert Pearsall was going in and out of his vehicle, slamming the door and yelling.  They say that Pearsall was observed acting strangely and appeared…

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Evidence Sharing Meeting in Stidd Case

McKean County Senior Judge John Cleland held a hearing Wednesday with the attorneys for Bradford businessman Steve Stidd and the state attorney’s office who are prosecuting the case.  The discovery issues meeting lasted several minutes while the two sides asked for a sharing of all evidence in the case.  Stidd’s…

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Rifle Stolen From McKean Co Home

Police are investigating the theft of a firearm from a Keating Township residence.  They say someone entered the home of Martin Howard on Route 46 and took a .22 rifle with a gold trigger and broken butt plate.  Anyone with information should contact Kane-based state police.

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Wellsville Woman Facing Drug Charges

A Wellsville woman is facing drug charges after her arrest Wednesday.  Wellsville Police charged 40 year-old Billie Wlasniewski with felony criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance.  The charges stem from the sale of illegal drugs in the village in April 2016. Wlasniewski was also charged with criminal possession…

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Bee Causes Emporium Crash

A bee caused an accident Tuesday afternoon on Four Mile Road in Emporium. Police say 59-year-old Bryan Smith of East Aurora, New York, was traveling east when he was stung by a bee, causing him to go into shock, and his vehicle to crash into a pole. Except for the…