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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Author Returns to Route 6

You may remember a few years ago that a man walked along Route 6 from Cape Cod to Long Beach California.

Well, Joe Hurley is making another trip another the historic highway, and this time he’ll be stopping at libraries along the way. Among the places he’ll be stopping are Bradford, Smethport and Port Allegany in McKean County and Coudersport and Galeton in Potter County.

We’ll be talking with Hurley on an upcoming LiveLine about his trek, and the book he wrote following his last journey – “Ten Million Steps on Route 6.”

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Cookbook Sales to Help Pet Rescue Program

Try one of the 650 tasty dessert recipes printed in the “DELICIOUS DESSERTS COOKBOOK” published by Cole Memorial’s rehabilitation services department. The 438-page cookbooks are available for $20 each to benefit the Teacher’s Pet Rescue program in Potter County.

When the rehab services team decided on a community charity project, they compiled all their favorite recipes and published a cookbook to support Teacher’s Pet Rescue. The rescue center is a non-profit, volunteer-operated organization that is challenged by the many financial burdens required for the care of lost or abused dogs. Adoption opportunities are coordinated once the dogs are ready for a new family.

To purchase a cookbook, stop by the Falling Leaves Festival tables located near the Coudersport Ambulance Hall on Saturday, October 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or the Courthouse Square, all day, Friday and Saturday. Orders are also being accepted by calling Kathy at 814-558-4728, Aleisha at 814-558-2332 or emailing delicious.desserts.cookbook@gmail.com.

For more information about Teacher’s Pet Rescue, call 814-274-0383 or email blackberrylane2002@yahoo.com.

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Vanessa Williams Engaged to Bona Alum

Yes, that was Vanessa Williams you saw during St. Bonaventure University’s Alumni Weekend in June – and you just might be seeing a lot more of her in Allegany, and the Buffalo area, too.

The former Miss America and current actress recently got engaged to 1984 St. Bonaventure graduate Jim Skripp, who still lives in Western New York.

The relationship started in Egypt when Williams – whose mother grew up in Buffalo – approached Skripp, who was wearing a Sabres shirt.

Vanessa was making no secret of her visit to Bona's ...:

So we don't know why this local paper chose not to identify her:

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Frein Search Halts Hunting in NEPA

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has temporarily closed all hunting and trapping seasons within seven townships in northeastern Pennsylvania, where the search continues for a fugitive wanted in the shooting death of a state police trooper.

Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough today issued an executive order to close temporarily the hunting and trapping seasons within Price, Barrett and Paradise townships in Monroe County; and Blooming Grove, Porter, Lehman and Greene townships in Pike County.

The townships all are within Wildlife Management Unit 3D.

The closure affects all private and public lands, including the portions of State Game Lands 180, 183 and 221 located within those townships. Those portions of game lands are closed to all public access while the executive order is in effect.

Hunting and trapping seasons will remain closed in the identified townships until the executive order is lifted, which will be announced by the Game Commission in a statewide news release that will be posted on the agency’s website at the time it is issued.

The closure was initiated after the Pennsylvania State Police advised on Tuesday that troopers who are part of the search for fugitive Eric Frein had uncovered explosive devices that apparently were left behind in wooded areas by the fugitive, and would pose an obvious danger to anyone who would encounter them.

Hough said the discovery of the devices, and the danger associated with the search effort in general, would pose too great a risk to hunters, trappers and members of the general public.

“While we realize this temporary closure might disappoint some of the hunters and trappers it affects, we’re certain, too, they understand the gravity of the situation, as well as the danger in allowing the seasons to continue as scheduled, given this new information,” Hough said. “Plenty of good hunting and trapping opportunities remain outside of the temporarily closed area, and we need hunters to readily adjust their plans to help bring resolution to this case and see that justice is served.”

Frein is wanted in the Sept. 12 ambush-shooting death of Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson II outside the state police barracks in Blooming Grove, Pike County. Trooper Alex Douglass was wounded in the attack. The search for Frein has continued since, and police recently discovered explosive devices – at least one of which was attached to a trip wire – in the area they were searching.

The Pennsylvania Game and Wildlife Code authorizes the Game Commission to close any hunting or trapping season, or otherwise take necessary action, to assure the purposes of the code, including assuring the health and safety of the persons who hunt or take game and wildlife.

The Game Commission earlier this week issued an advisory to those who might be planning to hunt in the area of the search, and indicated that the seasons would continue as scheduled, but the recent findings by state police changed the circumstances.

Game Commissioner James J. Delaney Jr. , who represents Pike, Monroe and other northeastern Pennsylvania counties as part of the eight-member board that sets policy for the Game Commission, said the temporary closure is supported in full by the commissioners and is necessary given the totality of circumstances.

By closing the hunting seasons in the area of the search, the Game Commission hopes to remove risks to human safety, and ensure there will be no interference in the effort to apprehend Frein.

“The suspect has demonstrated a disregard for human life,” Delaney said, “The safety of the law-enforcement officers who are part of the search, as well as that of the sporting public, must take precedence here.”

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Port Stabbing Victim Charged With Assault

The man who was stabbed during an incident near Sheetz in Port Allegany, and another man, are now facing charges.

25-year-old Kyle Bonneau of Roulette is charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and related offenses in connection to the September 21 incident that left him with several stab wounds that required surgery.

Court papers say he and 36-year-old Antwan Cunningham of Coudersport got into a fight and while Cunningham was stabbing Bonneau, Bonneau punched Cunningham in the face until he was unconscious. He had cuts on his cheek, lip and wrist, a black eye and at least two missing teeth.

26-year-old Christopher Taylor of Port Allegany, who was with Bonneau, is charged with aggravated assault as well. 18-year-old Triston Duell of Coudersport, who was with Cunningham, is also charged with aggravated assault.

Cunningham is in McKean County Jail on $75,000 bail. Bonneau is free on $75,000 bail. Taylor and Duell are each free on $20,000 bail. All four are scheduled to appear in Central Court later this month.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

PGC Urges Senate to Increase Officer Safety

Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough today urged the state Senate to act quickly to pass legislation that would allow Wildlife Conservation Officers working for the Game Commission and Waterways Conservation Officers working for the state Fish and Boat Commission to wear body cameras in performance of their official duties.

The state House of Representatives overwhelmingly has supported House Bill 2178, which was sponsored by state Rep. Dan Moul, R-Adams County. The bill passed the House in June by a vote of 191-5.

Hough urged the Senate to follow suit.

“As most Pennsylvanians know, the fall hunting seasons are almost here, and our officers already have begun ramping up patrols to stop poaching activity and other illegal practices,” Hough said. “Mobile video-recording devices have been shown to make the jobs of law-enforcement officers safer, and a timely vote by Senators to allow our Wildlife Conservation Officers to wear the cameras now, as they enter their busiest time of year, would have an immediate impact with measurable results.

“I thank Senators in advance for making officer safety a high priority,” Hough said.

The use of body cameras already has been expressly approved by the state Legislature for other police agencies statewide. The devices, which can be clipped onto an officer’s uniform, are similar to the dashboard cameras installed in most law-enforcement vehicles. The mobile cameras are considered especially suitable for Wildlife Conservation Officers, who often patrol while on foot.

The mere presence of cameras can quickly defuse what might otherwise become hostile situations, and cameras often capture valuable evidence that increases the chances of successful prosecutions.

The Game Commission in 2012 purchased body cameras for its officers, and officers used them briefly in the field before the law was changed to provide that only state and municipal police officers could use body cameras.

Moul, whose legislative district includes the area of Adams County where Wildlife Conservation Officer David L. Grove was shot and killed by a poacher in 2010, sponsored the legislation as a way to increase officer safety.

The Senate could vote on the bill as early as next week.

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Professor Publishes Book on Prison Education

Dr. Tony Gaskew, associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, understands the concept of social justice from both a personal and academic perspective.

In his new book, “Rethinking Prison Reentry: Transforming Humiliation into Humility,” Gaskew uses his experiences as young black man in inner-city Chicago, a major crimes police detective, a federal prison volunteer and a scholar to examine the role higher education and the criminal justice system could play in expanding the definition of social justice.

Gaskew spent 10 years assigned as a member of the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, investigating and arresting thousands of violent criminal offenders. Throughout his professional career, there is very little that he has not seen or experienced. This includes how the institutionalized oppressive nature of the criminal justice system and its by-product of mass incarceration have negatively impacted the lives of black males across the nation.

Born in one of Chicago’s most violent inner-city neighborhoods -- commonly referred to as the “Wild One Hundreds” – Gaskew describes how his journey as a young black man growing up surrounded by poverty and crime shaped his collective outlook on life and the criminal justice system.

“My dad encouraged my brothers and me to explore careers in policing and to immerse ourselves in educational endeavors as early as the age of 5 and 6,” he said. “He had a ’60s-style mindset and felt it was an important part of our collective moral duty as black American men to become ‘mitigators of justice,’ especially when an unjust criminal justice system existed for black Americans. He simply wanted to give his children an opportunity at everything he was legally denied growing up in the era of Jim Crow.”

In his book, Gaskew describes a prison-based education, the Humiliation to Humility Perspective, designed to address the prevalent racial politics of shaming, self-segregation, and transgenerational learned helplessness faced by many black men trapped within the counter-culture of crime and mass incarceration.

“We (as a society) need to be re-educated that some of the most brilliant and talented minds in the nation are locked behind bars, and that can only be accomplished if we start seeing these men as incarcerated college students,” Gaskew said.

“The ‘truth’ of knowledge accessed through an education is a powerful liberating force for change and transformation. Prisons are no different than college campuses once you take a very close look. It’s what the students at either location are learning that separates the two worlds. The collaborative relationship between institutions of higher education and institutions of corrections have the potential to transform the entire concept of social justice for generations of disenfranchised Americans.”

Gaskew has published numerous articles on issues of social justice. His most recent work includes a book chapter in the edited volume “Crimes Against Humanity in the Land of the Free” entitled, “The Policing of the Black American Male.”

He holds a doctoral degree in conflict analysis, specializing in crime and justice from Nova Southeastern University.

In 2013, he was awarded and served as the principal investigator on a Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency research grant examining the impact of reentry initiatives on recidivism rates. He is the recipient of the 2012 PBAA Teaching Excellence Award, and in 2010 he was awarded the FCI McKean Volunteer of the Year.

Artwork for the cover of then new book was created by Jamie Vanalstine, a biology student from Byrnedale.

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First Case of Ebola Confirmed in US


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Three Plead to Selling Drugs

Three Olean men have pleaded guilty to illegally selling drugs in the city.

49-year-old Ernest Rivera sold the drugs on January 29; 39-year-old William Brow on May 21; and 20-year-old John Chaubel on January 16. Chaubel also tried to illegally sell a firearm that day.

All three men are scheduled for sentencing on December 1 in Cattaraugus County Court.

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PSP: Frein Hid Pipe Bombs in Woods

Police hunting for suspected cop-killer Eric Frein found two "fully functional" pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods. State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens said the explosives could have been detonated by a tripwire or lighted fuse, which he said was consistent with Frein's "gutless efforts to kill and injure law enforcement from a distance."

At a news conference this afternoon, Bivens said search teams have also found other supplies Frein "hastily" left behind but declined to describe them. He also called on Frein to give up, saying the search team is “not going anywhere.”

Read more at NBC News.com

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Man Fights for Repossessed Vehicle

A man who apparently didn’t want a vehicle to be repossessed got into while it was being towed away this morning and started spinning the tires in an attempt to get it off the flatbed tow truck.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies say 30-year-old Joseph Ryan of Silver Creek continued spinning the tries until the vehicle was partially off the side of the tow truck, where it got stuck.

Ryan is charged with reckless endangerment and deputies say further charges are pending.

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Limestone Man Headed to State Prison

A Limestone man who admitted to stabbing another man multiple times with a knife back in December will spend the next 20 years in New York State Prison.

32-year-old Justin Cramer was sentenced in Cattaraugus County Court for stabbing Carey Mills Jr. at Mills’ Limestone Run home on December 12.

Mills had to be taken to UPMC Hamot after the stabbing.

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Cruisin’ into Christmas Parade Planning Underway

The Street Dreams Car Club, Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce and our signature sponsor CNB Bank are proud to announce plans for the Sixth Annual Cruisin’ into Christmas parade on Friday, November 21st at 6 pm on Historic Main Street in downtown Bradford.

Cash prizes will be awarded for six different divisions: best holiday music arrangement by a school band, best holiday float by a business, best holiday float by a non-profit organization, best decorated classic car, best holiday arrangement by a dance team, and best decorated fire truck. In each category, prizes will be $250 for 1st place and $100 for 2nd place.

Applications can be picked up at the Chamber office at 121 Main Street, Bradford Monday through Friday from 10am until 4 pm. Registration will close on November 15th. If you have any questions, contact Gary Hoy, President of the Street Dreams Car Club or Ron Orris, Executive Director of the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Official Dedication of Robert H. Jackson Air Field

JAMESTOWN – September 29, 2014 - The Robert H. Jackson is pleased to announce that a dedication ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 4, 2014 to officially name the Robert H. Jackson Field at the Greater Chautauqua-Jamestown Airport. The airport’s terminal was previously dedicated in Jackson’s honor in 1973 and on Saturday all of the airport’s runways and surrounding grounds will be named in his honor. This event is free and open to the public.

The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. at the airport’s Robert H. Jackson Terminal, 3163 Airport Drive in Jamestown, with the landing of a military C-47 (DC3) aircraft, and special appearance by “Robert H. Jackson.” Property of the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, NY, the C-47 aircraft was recently in Normandy to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. Its appearance at the airport in Jamestown is made possible through support provided by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, the Robert H. Jackson Center, and Bruce Janowsky, a Jackson Center board member.

Emcee for the dedication ceremony will be Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan. Other speakers include Greg Peterson, co-founder of the Robert H. Jackson Center, and George Spanos, Chautauqua County Public Facilities Director, who will welcome the airport’s new carrier, Sun Air Express. The event will also pay special tribute to the service and sacrifice of area World War II veterans, and tours of the C-47 aircraft will be offered after the ceremony.

"This is an exciting opportunity to pay honor to native son Robert H. Jackson, as well as our veterans; all exemplify the qualities of courage, dedication, concern, and conviction – things that move and inspire the rest of us to do more and be more," said Mr. Peterson.

Robert H. Jackson, former country lawyer, U.S. Solicitor General, U.S. Attorney General, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and Chief U.S. Prosecutor before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, lived the American Dream. Through intelligence and hard work, he rose from a rural background to have a significant impact on national and world affairs. Justice Jackson’s writings and actions have come to personify the American ideal of fairness and justice for all. His approach at Nuremberg set the standards used to address aggressive war, war crimes and crimes against humanity, even in our world today.

The Robert H. Jackson Center was established to present and interpret the inspirational life and extraordinary accomplishments of Robert H. Jackson. The Center is located at 305 E. Fourth Street, Jamestown. For information, contact 716-483-6646 or email info@roberthjackson.org.

Pictured, Robert H. Jackson, Jamestown native and Chief American Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trial, pictured 4th from the right, circa 1946.
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More Charges in Sheetz Stabbing

A second person has been charged in connection to a stabbing outside of Sheetz in Port Allegany on September 21.

36-year-old Antwan Cunningham of Coudersport was charged and sent to McKean County Jail last week for the stabbing outside the convenience store. Late Monday night, the man accused of driving the car Cunningham was in that morning was charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and harassment. 18-year-old Triston Duell, also of Coudersport, is free on unsecured bail.

Court papers say the victim’s friend told police Duell and Cunningham followed them out of Sheetz to Brooklynside, onto Route 6 and back onto North Main Street, where both vehicles stopped, Cunningham and the victim got out of the vehicles, and they fought. That’s when Cunningham allegedly stabbed the other man several times.

The victim had to have stitches and surgery to repair the injuries.

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Pitt-Bradford to Host Arts Exhibit for
Disabilities Awareness Month

Starlight Studio and Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y., will hold an arts exhibit at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford as part of Disabilities Awareness Month in October.

The opening reception for the exhibit will be from 6:30-7:30p.m. Oct. 13 in the KOA Art Gallery in Blaisdell Hall and is free and open to the public. The gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. The exhibit will be up through Oct. 31.

Starlight Studio and Art Gallery is an art studio habilitation program created by the Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York in 2008, according to Carrie Marcotte, director of the Starlight Studio Art Gallery.

“Participants in the program work with professional artists to cultivate their skills and interests in a myriad of art and media techniques,” she said.

There is also a street-level gallery on site, which affords participant artists the opportunity to display and sell their work.

Carma Horner, disability resources and services coordinator at Pitt-Bradford, said she has brought a disabilities awareness program to campus each October since beginning her current position several years ago. Previous programs included a visit from the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Chaz Kellem, manager of diversity initiatives, and documentary films about people with various disabilities.

This year, Horner said, she wanted to bring in artists after being inspired by a mural in Ohio created for the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by Kong Ho, muralist and former professor at Pitt-Bradford. While searching for artists, she found Starlight Studio.

“I’m hoping that we can reduce some stigma and break down some barriers with this exhibit,” Horner said, noting that many of the artists, just like much of the population have “hidden” disabilities – ones that cannot be seen by looking at someone.

The show is made possible, in part, by a $1,000 grant from the Walmart Community Giving program.

For more information on Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, visit starlightstudio.org. For disability needs, contact Horner at (814) 362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Police: Huffing Causes Crash

Police say huffing from an aerosol can caused a car crash in Cattaraugus County last month.

Troopers say 19-year-old Kyle Frost of Arcade lost control of his car and crash into a tree on Route 39 in Yorkshire on August 29. He and a passenger had to be treated for injuries.

Following their investigation, troopers say the crash happened immediately after Frost huffed from the can. He is scheduled to face a reckless endangerment charge in Town of Yorkshire Court.

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Ridgway Marine Declared Missing

A Ridgway marine has been declared missing near an island in the Pacific Ocean.

Authorities say 26-year-old Donovan Clancy was wading in heavy current off one of the islands in the Northern Marianas, between Japan and the Philippines.

Clancy is assigned to the Marine Wing Communication Squadron based at Camp Foster in Okinawa, Japan. Coast Guard and Marine units near Guam were not able to find Clancy over the weekend, but are still searching.

He is a graduated of Elk County Catholic High School.

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Domestic Incident Spills to Woman's Workplace

A domestic incident spilled into a woman’s workplace when her estranged husband threatened to kill her and three other people.

Court papers say Anthony Hornung II went to the woman’s home Thursday night, argued with her, dragged her through the house by her arm and said if he can’t have her no one can. He left the house when her roommates came home, but then texted and called her, leaving threatening messages.

Later that night he showed up outside the back of the Bradford Era building, where he was threatening people. He raised a fist to the woman’s boss as if he was going to punch him, and bumped the man’s chest with his repeatedly, while threatening to kill people. When police arrived Hornung ran to Players Bar, but police caught up with him.

Hornung is charged with criminal trespass, flight to avoid apprehension, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct, simple assault and several summary offenses. He is in McKean County Jail on $50,000 bail.

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Annual 'Dig Pink' Volleyball Game Thursday

On Thursday the Bradford Area High School volleyball team will join thousands of teams from around the country participating in this year's Side-Out Foundation's Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally.

Senior players Jessica Buchheit, Hailey Burgess, Courtney Henry, Courtney Holzwarth, Rylee Lundgren and Marissa Yohe are organizing the event as a voluntary community service project. Their team is one of manymiddle school, high school and college teams promoting breast health education in the community as well as raising funds to further research.

Dig Pink events give spectators the opportunity to become involved by making donations to the cause and by ?pinking out? the events -wearing pink to show their support.

Thursday's event be held in conjunction with the team's match against Elk County Catholic High School. The JV game will start at 6 p.m. with the varsity match to follow.

Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to wear pink.

Dig Pink event t-shirts will be sold at the game for $10 and proceeds will be part of the team?s fundraiser.

Before and during the volleyball matches there will be several special activities including a basket raffles with products donated by local businesses, pink-themed baked goods and a ?Posted in Pink? photo booth withstudent photographer Sarah Potter.

The proceeds from all donations will benefit the Side-Out Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

For more information about the event, please contact any senior volleyball player.

The Side-Out Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 2004 to unite volleyball players and coaches and to have them work toward the common goal of making a significant and identifiable difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families.

The organization's goal is to advance clinical trials, increase patient support services and educate communities. It contributes the funds to organizations that serve breast cancer patients,whether it be in the form of research, medical services or patient support.

Pictured, Bradford Area High School senior volleyball players prepare for Dig Pink Night set for Oct. 2 to raise awareness of and donations for breast cancer research and treatment. From left to right are Hailey Burgess, Courtney Holzwarth, Marissa Yohe, Jessica Buchheit, Courtney Henry and Rylee Lundgren. The event will feature basket raffles, pink baked goods, Dig Pink T-shirts and a "Posted in Pink" photo booth.
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Elk County Land Deal Nixed

The state game commission had planned to buy a nearly 13,000 acre tract of land in Elk County and add it to State Game Lands 25, but that won’t be happening after all.

The purchase was approved in January, but The Conservation Fund and the current landowner couldn’t come to terms on the final deal.

The game commission wants hunters to realize that the tract remains privately owned, so they can't hunt there.

The property is in Jones Township and is bisected by Route 219. The game commission had planned on generating the $12.2 million for the purchase through timber harvest revenue.

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Teen Suffers Broken Leg at Rock City

A teenager suffered a broken leg after falling from a rock at Rock City Park late Sunday afternoon.

Allegany firefighters say two teen boys were climbing rocks at around 5 o’clock when one of them got wedged about 45 feet off the ground and the other fell to the trail below.

The teen who fell suffered a compound leg fracture and was taken from the scene by Mercy Flight helicopter. Firefighters had to rappel down from above the rocks to rescue the other teen, who sustained only minor bumps and bruises.

They got both boys out by 7:20 p.m.

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7-Year-Old Girl Hurt in Motorcycle Crash

A seven-year-old girl was hurt when she was thrown off the motorcycle she was a passenger on.

Police say the bike was on Route 46 in Cameron County at about 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon when the valve stem of the back tire malfunctioned, and the tire went flat. The driver, 30-year-old Ronald McLaughlin of Johnsonburg lost control of the bike, and when it turned onto its side, Hailey James of Johnsonburg was thrown off.

Police say Hailey's helmet wasn't on properly. She was taken by ambulance to Penn Highlands St. Marys for treatment of moderate injuries. McLaughlin wasn’t hurt.

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Vehicle Stolen From Kightlinger's

Someone stole a vehicle from Kightlinger Motors in Coudersport over the weekend.

Police say the vehicle was taken between Saturday night and Sunday morning, and was found near a house on Christian Hollow Road in McKean County.

Troopers are continuing their investigation.

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Cash, Jewelry Stolen From Home

Someone stole cash and jewelry from a Genesee home last week.

Police say sometime between 10 o’clock Wednesday morning and 1:30 that afternoon a burglar went into the Academy Street home and took the cash and jewelry.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Coudersport-based state police.

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