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Death Investigation in Warren County

State Police are investigating a death in Sheffield Township. They say the body of a man was found in a car at a pull-off area on Route 666 about a mile from the intersection with Route 948. State police Warren and Erie counties, as well as Warren County Coroner Jerry…

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Multi-Vehicle Fire on Seaward Avenue

City of Bradford firefighters were called Tuna Valley Towing at about 1:45 this afternoon for multiple vehicles on fire, and flames quickly spreading to other vehicles. They say the fire was brought under control shortly after they arrived, but Seaward Avenue was closed for about an hour as a precautionary…

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Homicide Charge Against Stidd Bound to Court

The homicide charge against 64-year-old Stephen Stidd of Bradford has been bound to McKean County Court following a preliminary hearing this morning in front of District Judge David Engman. Stidd is accused of shooting and killing  his son-in-law Mel Bizzaro in 2015. He remains in McKean County Jail without bail.…

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Celebrating Music

June 21 is more than the first day of summer. It’s the day music is celebrated all around the world. And this year, Bradford is joining the celebration. That evening Historic Downtown Bradford will be filled with food, fun and music as the community celebrates local musicians and the art…

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Father, Son Sent to Prison

A father and son accused of not filing income tax returns on nearly $7 million worth of earnings have been sentenced in federal court. 65-year-old Randall Branch and 45-year-old John Branch, both of Warren, owned a business that sold natural gas and oil to various suppliers. They stopped filing tax…

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Accused Lighter Thief in District Court

 Charges against a man accused of stealing more than 500 Zippo lighters while working as a home contractor have been bound to McKean County Court following a preliminary hearing this morning. Court papers say 48-year-old Andrew Bird of Eldred was doing drywall work in a home on Congress Street in…

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Woman Jailed After Toddler ODs

 An woman is in jail after her 2-year-old son had to be treated for an overdose of illegal drugs that she allegedly left within his reach. State police say earlier this month 24-year-old Shalynn Schatz of Emporium left the drugs within the reach of two 2-year-old boys. The one who…

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Wolf, PennDOT Announce Road Projects

(news release) Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced over $195 million in highway and bridge improvements that will come to fruition across the north central region during the 2017 construction season. “It’s exciting to note the many improvements Pennsylvanians will see this year across…

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Awesome Art Auctioned Off

This is just some of the artwork that went to the highest bidder during Tuesday night’s annual Autism Awareness Art Auction. Organizers say this year was the most successful so far. (This was the fourth year of the auction.) All proceeds will go to CARE for Children. You can see…

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City Council Learns of Housing Improvements

During Tuesday night’s Bradford City Council meeting members learned of a proposal to rehabilitate McKean County housing units, located in the city of Bradford, and a relocation of some units elsewhere in the county.  Dusti Dennis, the executive director of the Redevelopment and Housing Authority, says the 200 housing units…

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