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Man Charged for Sexually Assaulting Child

A Salamanca man was arrested and charged Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting a child. Shawn Michael Sayers, Sr. was arrested in Olean on a sealed indictment warrant from the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office. He is charged with predatory sexual assault, two counts of predatory sexual abuse against a child, two…

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Man Makes Threats at BRMC

A Staten Island, NY, man is accused of threatening to blow up Bradford Regional Medical Center while he was a patient in the emergency room. Police say 38-year-old Scott Mitchell hit a security guard in the face, took an oxygen tank from under his bed, and asked for a match…

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Two of Four Priests Cleared

Two of four priests accused of child sexual abuse in the Buffalo Diocese have been cleared; two others remain on administrative leave. The diocese says the claims against Father Fabian Maryanski and Father Mark Wolski have been substantiated. Claims against Father Roy Herberger and Monsignor Frederick Leising have been dropped,…

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SBU Opens Gaming Room

Gaming at St. Bonaventure University has gone from the residence hall to the Reilly Center. A new video gaming room for students has opened on the second floor of the Reilly Center. The room will officially open during the spring semester but has been available for limited hours this week…

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Man Accused of Molesting Child

Another Elk County man is accused of molesting a child. Police say 34-year-old Robert Lyons was living with the victim and her mother in their Horton Township Home. Court papers say Lyons touched the girl inappropriately and engaged in sex acts with her from October of last year to July…

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Erie Diocese Releases Details About Compensation Fund for Victims

The Diocese of Erie has released new details about the independently administered compensation fund for victims of abuse. Bishop Lawrence Persico says an independent administrator has been named, a time frame has been set, and a plan for how the funds will be secured is now in place. Persico says…

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NY Troopers Looking for Dog Abusers

New York State Police at Homer is seeking the public’s assistance locating the people responsible for throwing two dogs out of a moving vehicle in Cortland County on Wednesday. Troopers patrolling Interstate 81 in the Whitney Point area spotted a tractor trailer parked in the left lane of the interstate just…

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Bfd Man Facing Stalking charges

A Bradford man is accused of stalking a former sex partner and harassing her and her boyfriend. Court papers say 49-year-old Angelo Mininni contacted the woman several times either in person or by text.  She overheard him telling someone else that he could kill her boyfriend in front of her…

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Woman Sentenced for Kane Arson

A woman was sentenced Thursday in McKean County Court to 27 months to seven years in state prison for burning down her former home.  44 year-old Holly Gausman of Grampian torched her Kane home in 2014 to collect over $300,000 in insurance money.  Gausman was also ordered to make restitution…

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Kane High School Goes on Lockdown

Kane Area High School went into lockdown Thursday at 1:16 p.m. after a police incident near the school.  Police radio reports indicated there was a suicidal male on Chestnut Street in Kane.  School superintendent Jeff Kepler says there was no danger to the students or staff and the school went…

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