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Pair Facing Burglary Charges

A Cattaraugus County couple is facing charges for a burglary in Chautauqua County. Sheriff’s deputies say on Sunday 32-year-old Trista Taggart and 39-year-old Ryan Taggart of Gowanda went into a shed in Silver Creek without permission and took property that did not belong to them. Trista was released on her…

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Rotary Holding Supply Drive for CAC

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month the Bradford Rotary Club is holding a supply drive to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of McKean County (CAC). Items needed include: Gas cards, gift cards to Smethport area restaurants, journals, notebooks, sketch pads, stress balls, gift cards to purchase healthy snacks, puzzle…

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Woman Requests Jury Trial in Shooting

A Turtlepoint woman has asked McKean County Court for a jury trial in a case where she is accused of shooting her boyfriend in the pelvic area.  34 year-old Joann Hull was in court Thursday and made the motion to President Judge John Pavlock.  Hull is charged with aggravated assault,…

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County Applys for Water Quality Grant

McKean County Commissioners have authorized the county to apply for a $250,000 Baseline Groundwater Quality Delta Grant from the state.  The money would be used for monitoring and reporting groundwater quality results throughout the county.  The grant would also include $75,000 in matching funds from the U. S. Geological Survey.…

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Pa Gov. Tom Wolf Visits GGB

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolff made an unannounced visit Thursday to the Bradford Area School District’s George G. Blaisdell Elementary School campus.  The governor told school district officials that he had heard a lot of good things about the school district on previous visits to the city and wanted to see…

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NY Food Stamps Online Pilot Program Launches

New York food stamp recipients will be able to use their benefits to purchase groceries on-line under a pilot program launching today. Amazon and Walmart are kicking off a two-year program established by the Federal Government to allow SNAP recipients to order and pay for their groceries online. Shop-Rite will…

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United Way Announces Impact Funding Recipients

The United Way of the Bradford Area has awarded the second round of Community Impact funding. Bradford Area Public Library, Bradford Ecumenical Home, Chapel Ridge, Evergreen Elm, Inc., McKean County Historical Society and the Bradford YMCA – Kids Fest will be receiving funding. An announcement will be made in for…

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UB Hazing Death Sheds Light on Sigma Pi Frat

The death of a freshman pledge of Sigma Pi at the University of Buffalo is drawing attention to similar incidents at other chapters of the fraternity. Six months prior to the death of Sebastian Serafin-Bazan at the UB chapter, Ohio University freshman Collin Wiant died at an incident at that…

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State House Passes Abuse Reforms

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed two measures recommended in last year’s grand jury report on the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic clergy in the State Lawmakers voted 162-22 to toughen penalties for people who do not report suspicions about repeated child sexual abuse. They also voted unanimously…

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Two Ticketed for Incidents on Route 417

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says two people have been ticketed for incidents Monday morning in the Town of Allegany.  A New York State DOT truck, which was westbound on Route 417, brought down some power lines causing a number of utility poles to break.  Minutes later a woman, who was pulling…