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Bfd Man Facing Theft Charges

A man is facing theft charges after allegedly stealing items form a home on South Avenue in Bradford.  Court records allege that 20 year-old Jared McAndrew broke into a home while the family was on vacation and took two video games and around $250 in cash.  The homeowner told police…

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Three of Recent Olean Fires Labeled Suspicious

Olean Police say the latest apartment fire, Wednesday night at 424 Second Avenue, included a graffiti message from a potential arsonist that more fires may be on the way.  And, they say three of the four fires over the last 2½ weeks are “very similar in nature.”  Only the October 30 fire…

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Man Sentenced for DUI Crash

A Smethport man has been sentenced to five years in the Intermediate Punishment Program after a DUI crash where two kids were in his vehicle and not in booster seats.  32 year-old Joseph Irons pleaded guilty back in October to operating his vehicle, while under the influence of a combination…

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Bfd Woman Pleads to Causing Drug Death

A Bradford woman has admitted to providing her boyfriend with a fatal dose of fentanyl. 36-year-old Amber McKinney pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and delivery of a controlled substance in connection to the death of 25-year-old Derek Clay of Driftwood in October of 2016. McKinney and Clay had chewed a…

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Scarnati Urges House to Pass CHIP Bill

The Senate approved legislation on Wednesday, October 25th, that would extend the life of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), while prohibiting the use of funds for sex change procedures, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). This legislation is currently awaiting action in the House of Representatives. Scarnati explained that…

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Man Out of Prison a Decade Early

A man who ran a multimillion dollar marijuana business with his father has been released from prison more than a decade earlier than expected. Nine years ago Joseph Tigano III of Cattaraugus, New York, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. On Wednesday an appeals court reversed his conviction and…

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Another Apartment Fire in Olean

Olean Police are investigating the fourth house fire in the city in just over two weeks. The latest fire happened at a Second Avenue apartment house Wednesday evening. Police woke up two tenants and helped them out of the building. The tenant of who called 911 was already out of…

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Tom Ridge Hospitalized After Heart Procedure

UPDATE 3:45 PM: Ridge condition upgraded to “serious but stable.” Former Pennsylvania governor and America’s first Homeland Security secretary Tom Ridge is hospitalized after undergoing an emergency heart procedure at a Texas hospital. A spokesman for Ridge says he was attending the Republican Governors Association conference when he called for…

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Commissioners Ok Borrowing Plan

McKean County Commissioners have voted to borrow $3.5 million dollars for the 2018 fiscal year.  Commissioners say that during January and February of each year the county experiences a negative cash flow and the loan will keep them afloat.  The note will be repaid during the first six months of 2018.