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Thursday, March 20, 2008

In Case You Missed It ...

03/18/08 - Area Soldier Critically Injured in Iraq
A soldier from Cattaraugus County is in critical condition at a hospital in Germany after being severely injured in an explosion in Iraq. 25-year-old Sergeant James Hackemer graduated from Gowanda High School in 2000. He was injured when a roadside bomb hit his convoy on Friday. Hackemer has both of his legs amputated and is in a drug-induced coma. He is expected to be transported to Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital in Washington later this week.

03/19/08 - Another Drug Bust in Bradford
Another drug bust in the City of Bradford. 31-year-old Jason Baney of Summer Street was arrested Monday night after officers with the McKean County Drug Task Force saw a drug transaction taking place in a convenience store parking lot on East Main Street. Once the transaction was complete, task force and Bradford City Police officers arrested Baney. They also seized marijuana, money, drug paraphernalia and Baney's vehicle.

03/19/08 - 'Operation Family Cookout' Nets 29
The state Attorney General’s Office today announced it has charged 29 people with running what prosecutors are calling the “oldest known methamphetamine manufacturing operation in northwestern Pennsylvania.” The investigation, known as "Operation Family Cook-Out," began in March 2007 and focused on the illegal trafficking of methamphetamine by James and Ronald Frey of Albion. According to the criminal complaint the brothers manufactured methamphetamine at each of their residences, packaged and sold the drug from their homes between 1994 and 2007. They allegedly sold meth for as much $50 per half gram during that time. Attorney General Tom Corbett says the Frey brothers have been making a business out of cooking methamphetamine for 14 years. Today their business is shut-down and a significant hole has been put in the Erie meth market."

03/19/08 - BAHS Swimmers Earn All-State Honors
Five Bradford High swimmers have earned all-state honors after swimming to a 14th place finish overall in the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships over the weekend. They are Alex Goodman, Ben Daggett, Dan Gonzalez, Matt Schwab and Matt Anderson.

03/19/08 - Corderi, Cavuto Honored by St. Bona's
Victoria Corderi
NBC’s Victoria Corderi and FOX anchor Neil Cavuto have been honored as the 11th and 12th members of St. Bonaventure University’s Wall of Distinguished Graduates. The plaque-lined wall inside the University’s Murphy Building honors distinguished graduates of the Russell J. Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Corderi has won three national news Emmys and a George Foster Peabody Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 1997, she received an Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative journalism for a report on contaminated mattresses.

Neil Cavuto Cavuto is the senior vice president, anchor and managing editor of business news for the FOX Business Network. He hosts the one-hour daytime financial program, “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” as well as “Cavuto on Business,” a Saturday morning wrap-up program highlighting the week’s business news. “Your World” is the No. 1 rated cable news program in its time slot. Cavuto also anchors “The Cavuto Money Report” for FOX News Radio. The two plaques were unveiled at the Dr. Mary A. Hamilton Woman of Promise event, honoring senior Emily Ciraolo of Grand Island. Corderi was the keynote speaker for the event. Cavuto and Corderi were recognized as outstanding graduates in the field of broadcast journalism, the first from that field to be recognized. Lee Coppola, dean of the school, says Corderi and Cavuto have brought honor and pride to the journalism program that educated them.

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