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New Info on Missing Jamestown Man

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Police have new information about a Jamestown man who has been missing since late January.

The last confirmed sighting of 48-year-old Michael Whitehill was on South Main Street in Jamestown at around 8 p.m. on January 22, but police have learned that he may have been involved in an accident at 11 o’clock that night on Riverside Road in the Town of Kiantone.

A person told police they believe Whitehill was sitting in a disabled vehicle. Whitehill’s vehicle was found abandoned that night with damage to its hood and driver’s side. Investigators believe Whitemall may have walked away from his vehicle and was possibly picked up by another person driving by.

Anyone who has seen him is asked to call detectives at 716-483-8477.

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Ulysses House Destroyed by Fire

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A house was destroyed but no one was hurt in a fire Friday in Ulysses.

Paul Crippen Jr. and Kelli Crippen owned the house at 419 Graham Street.

State Police fire marshal David Surra says Kelli Crippen was asleep in the house when smoke alarms woke her up and she was able to escape.

Surra says due to the extensive damage and the collapse of the roof and first floor, the cause of the fire is undetermined.

Damage is estimated at $120,000.

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SBU's Crowley is Coach of the Year

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ESPN.com has named St. Bonaventure women's basketball coach Jim Crowley as its National Coach of the Year.

Crowley has led the No. 16 Bonnies to a program-record 29 wins, first Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season crown and first visit to the A-10 Championship title game. Bonaventure is all but assured a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. The brackets will be unveiled Monday evening at 7, and a viewing party will be held in the Reilly Center.

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Take St. Bonaventure to the NCAA tournament? Lead that school into the top 25 and to an undefeated regular-season championship in the Atlantic 10? Make the Bonnies -- the Bonnies -- nationally relevant?

Nobody was supposed to be able to do that. But Jim Crowley did.

Rewind the tape six years, and if St. Bonaventure wasn't the worst women's program in Division I, you could see the bottom of the ladder from where it sat -- making that basement, frankly, about the only thing close to Olean, N.Y.

Seemingly…

'Real Housewives' Star at Seneca Niagara

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NIAGARA FALLS, NY – Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel is about to get “Fabulicious!” this May. Teresa Giudice, star of television shows “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” and “Celebrity Apprentice,” will provide an up-close, interactive, Italian-cooking demonstration at Seneca Niagara Events Center on Saturday, May 12, at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now at all Seneca Casino box offices, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations and by phone at 800-745-3000. Large video screens on either side of the stage will provide excellent viewing for all attendees. Giudice, a New York Times best-selling author, will cook using recipes from her latest cookbook, Fabulicious!: Teresa’s Italian Family Cookbook.

Giudice, a 39 year-old wife and mother of four daughters, owns an online clothing and accessories boutique – TG Fabulicious LLC – and wrote another New York Times best-selling cookbook, Skinny Italian. She gained fame in 2009 as part of the inaugural cast of “The Real H…

Bonnies Win!

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Final score 71-68 ...

More details to follow ....

Box Score

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Real Life 'Weekend at Bernie's'

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State Rep Wants Unemployed
People to do Volunteer Work

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Hunter James Kelly Institute Opens

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The Hunter James Kelly Research Institute officially opened at the University of Buffalo Thursday night.

The state-of-the-art facility is named for the son of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly and his wife Jill. Hunter suffered from Krabbe Leukodystrophy, and died in 2005 at the age of eight.

The institute has a team of doctors in place to research and study diseases like Hunter’s.

For more information go to HuntersHope.org.

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Teenager Pleads Guilty to Murder

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A Potter County teenager has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in connection to the killing of 18-year-old Samuel Miller of Eldred in June.

16-year-old Kaylynn Benson will be sentenced at 2:30 p.m. May 1, according to the Potter County District Attorney's office. One of her co-defendants, 20-year-old Jonathan Prather of Coudersport, pleaded guilty last month and is scheduled for sentencing on March 26. A third co-defendant, Avery Buckingham of Austin, is awaiting further court action.

The three are accused of taking Miller to an area along Prouty Run Creek in Potter County, where Prather shot him eight times. Prather and Buckingham then dragged his body to the creek and threw him in while Benson held a spotlight. A fisherman found Miller’s body in the creek.

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Sunshine Report for January

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Car Hits Deer in Cameron County

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A Bradford man wasn’t hurt after his SUV hit a deer on Route 46 in Cameron County.

Police say 47-year-old Greg Burkhouse was traveling north on 46 when the deer entered the road.

The SUV was disabled.

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Needle Breaks Off in Man's Arm

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A Chautauqua County man is facing charges after a hypodermic needle broke off in his arm this morning.

Sheriff’s deputies say fire and rescue crews were called to a home at 3 a.m. and learned 25-year-old Brian Nowak had been using a hypodermic needle when the tip broke off in his arm.

Following an investigation Nowak was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument.

He will answer the charges in Town of Hanover Court.

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Tanker Rollover Near Oil City Closes Road

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UPDATE @ 3:30 p.m.: The road has reopened.

PA 227 is closed in both directions from Rouseville to Merrick St. in Oil Creek Township due to an accident involving a tanker truck that has rolled over.

Message boards are in place in Pleasantville, Rouseville and Grandview Rd. (SR 1001) to indicate the detour route.

Traffic is being detoured north on Route 8 to Titusville and then east on State Route 27 to Pleasantville. Headed the other direction, traffic is detoured west on State Route 27 to Titusville and then south on Route 8. Traffic at Grandview and PA 227 is being directed south on PA 227 and from there will pick up Route 8.

PennDOT expect the road to reopen by 4:30 this afternoon.


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Red Cross Gets New Vehicles

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In the past few months, the American Red Cross in McKean-Potter Counties received two new response vehicles to better enable the chapter to respond to emergencies in the local area. The 2012 Dodge Ram pickup truck was purchased in October with funding provided by the National Red Cross, and the 7’x16’ Disaster Response Trailer was purchased last month with donations provided by two local supporters. “The trailer will not only be stocked with shelter supplies, but will also be equipped to provide mobile feeding at disaster scenes,” stated executive director, Jason Bange. “This is a much needed addition to our chapter’s response capabilities and we are very grateful to all the donors who made this possible.”
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GT Thompson Supports JOBS Act

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U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson on Thursday voted to support H.R. 3606, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, legislation to help expand private capital investment in small businesses. H.R. 3606 passed the House with broad bipartisan support by a vote of 390-23.

“There’s been a significant decline in small business startups in recent years, with Americans unable to acquire the capital necessary to start that business and employers reluctant to take on new endeavors, grow their market share and create more work,” stated Thompson. “Passage of the JOBS Act will help pave the way for more small-scale business development which is critically needed in localities across the country, including the many rural communities of the 5th Congressional District.”

H.R. 3606 reduces certain Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration and reporting requirements for small businesses seeking to issue securities and raise funds from investors. The measure also clarif…

Casey Statement on February Jobs Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ February 2012 jobs report showing that 227,000 total nonfarm jobs were added and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.3 percent:

“I’m encouraged by this month’s jobs report. The solid job growth from the end of 2011 has continued into 2012. February marked the 24th consecutive month of private-sector job gains and the third month in a row where these job gains have exceeded 200,000, yet we are still a long way off from seeing the unemployment rate reach pre-recession levels. While the unemployment rate was unchanged last month, it has declined significantly since September.

Too many Americans haven’t felt the recovery. When workers have to pay more at the pump, they have less to spend on other goods and services. This is tough on families and can also harm the economy. We need a multi-pronged appro…

Political Muralists from Northern Ireland
Will be Artists in Residence St. Bona's

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Three muralists whose work draws thousands of visitors from across the world to the Northern Ireland city of Derry each year will bring their skills and experiences to Western New York this month with a weeklong stay as artists in residence at St. Bonaventure University.

With buildings in the Bogside area of Derry as their giant canvases, Tom Kelly, his brother William and their friend Kevin Hasson spent 12 years commemorating more than 30 years of civil strife and conflict in the six counties of Northern Ireland. The trio has become known as The Bogside Artists.

The 12 murals of what has been dubbed The People’s Gallery stretch in a line the length of Rossville Street in the Bogside area of Derry, which experienced the worst of the troubles throughout the long conflict.

Coinciding with their visit to campus will be an exhibit of their murals, the senior project of St. Bonaventure art major Karen Vester. The exhibit, “Peace and Reconciliation: For Them, For Us, For Me,” will feature larg…

Policy Committee Panel Discussion
Focuses on Fallout of AdultBasic Demise

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PHILADELPHIA, March 8, 2012 — One year after the low-cost state health coverage plan adultBasic was dismantled, Pennsylvanians are still struggling to purchase or maintain affordable health care.

A panel discussion hosted by the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today at Nazareth Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia examined how last year’s demise of the program, which provided low-cost health care to working Pennsylvanians who made too much to qualify for Medical Assistance, is impacting the 40,000 former adultBasic recipients. More than half of the former enrollees still do not have health insurance.

The hearing was held at the request of state Sen. Mike Stack (D-Phila.), whose district contained the second highest number of adultBasic recipients in the state.

“AdultBasic served to help working individuals who continue to work hard to make ends meet, especially in these difficult economic times. By the time they pay their bills and buy groceries, they have little left to pay for hea…

'Affairs of the Art' Opens Next Week

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The ninth annual University of Pittsburgh at Bradford student art exhibit begins Friday, March 16.

Part of the university’s Spectrum Series, “Affairs of the Art” will run until Friday, April 13, in the KOA Art Gallery of Blaisdell Hall. An opening reception with refreshments will take place from noon until 1 p.m. on March 16, in the KOA Speer Electronics Lobby of Blaisdell Hall. Both the show and the reception are free.

Richard Minard, visiting professor of art at Pitt-Bradford, will be hosting the art show this year.

“I was very impressed by the amount of really talented students here at Pitt-Bradford,” Minard said. “I hope to not just showcase student artwork but a diversity of student interests, processes and individual styles and forms of expression.”

More than 40 students will be featured this year with works expressed in simple, traditional and abstract art styles in the forms of ceramic, drawing, print-making, painting, digital photo, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and acrylic.

The fo…

Shake a Farmer's Hand,
Set Aside Government's Hammer

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By Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-Pa.)

National Agriculture Day is important for all of us, even for those who believe milk comes from convenience stores. Dr. Bruce McPheron, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University, often says, “Though we often take it for granted, most Americans shake hands with a farmer at least three times a day.” No matter how far removed from the farm, all Americans rely on access to an affordable and safe food supply. We often forget or fail to recognize that every day America’s farmers are working to fulfill one of our most basic and life-sustaining needs.

Pennsylvania’s abundant natural resources have made agriculture the Commonwealth’s single largest industry. As in other parts of the country, our farmers know that caring for, improving and protecting the environment in which they live and work is fundamental to their livelihoods and the security of our country.

However, too often the federal government hits farmers w…

US Senate Rejects Pipeline Measure

The Senate narrowly rejected a GOP-sponsored measure that would have bypassed the Obama administration's objections to the Keystone XL pipeline and allowed construction on the controversial project to begin.

Fifty-six senators voted in favor of the amendment -- four short of the 60 required for approval.

The proposed 1,700-mile long pipeline expansion, intended to carry crude oil from Canada's oil sands to the U.S. Gulf Coast, has become a political lightning rod. Supporters, including the oil industry, say it's a vital job creator that will lessen the country's dependence on oil imported from volatile regions.

Opponents say the pipeline may leak, and that it will lock the United States into a particularly dirty form of crude that might ultimately end up being exported anyway.

President Barack Obama rejected a bid in January to expedite the pipeline, arguing that a decision deadline imposed by Congress did not le ave sufficient time to conduct necessary reviews. Adminis…

Two Dead in Western Psych Shooting

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(CNN) -- Two people died and seven are being treated for injuries after a shooting Thursday afternoon inside the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, the center said on Twitter, citing police.

In a post a few minutes later, the medical center said police had indicated that one of the two "confirmed dead ... is believed to be the shooter."

For continuing coverage go to CNN.com.

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'Mike & Molly' Star to Appear at LucyFest

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Billy Gardell, co-star of the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly, will be the headline performer for LucyFest 2012.

The festival will be held August 1 to 5.

Comedienne Paula Poundstone makes a return trip to the festival. She performed during last year's LucyFest.

Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, will also be in Jamestown for the festival.

Tickets for Gardell's performance will go on sale April 17.

For more information about LucyFest 2012 go to Lucy-Desi.com.

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Pennsylvania Trying to Fight Fraud,
Trafficking in Food Stamp Program

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Harrisburg – Pennsylvania’s efforts to protect the integrity of the food stamp program include a strong focus on curbing trafficking in benefit cards and fraud at the retail level, Inspector General Kenya Mann Faulkner today told a Congressional panel in Washington, D.C.

Faulkner testified before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, which is examining fraud within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, more commonly known as food stamps.

“Governor Tom Corbett believes that it is important for Pennsylvania to provide health and human services, such as SNAP, to its truly deserving citizens,” Faulkner said. “Individuals who engage in fraud take away those limited resources from the neediest of Pennsylvanians.”

Faulkner said the Office of Inspector General (OIG) works closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services division, which oversees the SNAP program, and also the Department of Public Welfare, which administers SN…

Watch the Bonnies Punch Their Ticket to
March Madness at a Party in the RC

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ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — If you're going to the big dance, you might as well have a party first.

To celebrate the greatest season in St. Bonaventure women's basketball history, the campus and Greater Olean communities are invited to an NCAA Selection Show Party Monday night at Bob Lanier Court in the Reilly Center. Admission is free.

"Coach Crowley and the team have been so grateful for the outpouring of community support for the team that they hope as many people as possible can attend to share in this remarkable moment of achievement with them," said Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., university president.

Doors to the event open at 6:15 p.m., with pre-ESPN festivities — including season highlight videos and player introductions — to begin about 6:40.

ESPN will unveil the field of 64 teams beginning at 7 p.m., with the last bracket to be announced at approximately 7:40. The broadcast will be shown on a giant screen. SBU-TV will also air an hour-long live special that will be…

BAHS Playoff Ticket Update

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Pre-sale adult tickets for the Bradford Lady Owls state playoff game Saturday against Blackhawk are gone. There are some student pre-sale tickets left. Some tickets will be available at the gate Saturday afternoon.

There are about 50 20 adult tickets left for Owls state playoff game Friday night against Montour. There are student pre-sale tickets left as well. There will be some tickets at the gate Friday night.

You'll hear the Owls state playoff Friday night at 6:50 on 1490 WESB and WESB.com The unbeaten Lady Owls game airs at 3:50 Saturday afternoon, also on 1490 WESB and WESB.com


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TVTA We Gotta Regatta Set for May

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No Problems Yet as Solar Storm Hits Earth

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This year's most closely watched solar storm is sweeping over our planet right now, and so far the impact on satellites, power grids and communication networks is not as severe as some had feared, space weather experts say.

However, they cautioned that the storm could intensify as the day goes on.

Read more at Today.MSNBC.MSN.com.

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Bona Women Thank Supporters

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The following is a letter from head coach Jim Crowley and the entire St. Bonaventure women's basketball program on the support it has received this season.


From all of us associated with the St. Bonaventure women's basketball program, we want to send out our sincerest thanks to everyone who has supported us throughout this magical season.

The amazing response we have been given on campus, in the community and everywhere we go means so much to all of us. This past weekend at the Atlantic 10 Championship in Philadelphia, you helped create an atmosphere which more resembled a home game at the Reilly Center than a neutral-site contest. Thank you for everyone who made the trip, and also to those who passed along congratulatory notes.

We want to extend a special thank you to all of the women's basketball alumni who have wished us well, been to games and supported us from afar. Our success comes from all of your hard work, dedication and passion for this University and our program.

W…

PennDOT Supervisor Charged for
Issuing Driver's Licenses to Fugitives

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The Pennsylvania State Police, Bureau of Criminal Investigation conducted an investigation at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT); Malvern Driver’s License Center located at 225 Lancaster Avenue, in East Whiteland Township, Chester County.

This investigation started when the PennDOT uncovered that driver’s licenses were being issued to imposters posing as existing persons. This investigation concluded when the Pennsylvania State Police, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, filed criminal charges against a PennDOT Malvern Driver’s License Supervisor, Khalif Abdullah Ali (43) of Philadelphia. Ali was assisting individuals, who are fugitives from justice, to obtain new identities to avoid apprehension.

Ali was charged with Tampering with Public Records or Information (Felony 3 – 3 counts), Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft (Felony 3 – 3 counts), Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution (Felony 3 – 3 counts), and Computer Trespass (Felony 3 – 3 counts); 3rd degree felonies…

Off-Broadway Black-Light Puppet Show
Swims into Bromeley Theater March 15

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“ImaginOcean,” a black-light musical puppet show by Tony Award-nominated puppeteer John Tartaglia, will swim into Bromeley Family Theater March 15.

Students from area schools will enjoy two matinee performances during the day as part of Pitt-Bradford’s Kaleidoscope series, but those who don’t see it during the day can catch the special 7 p.m. public performance. Tickets are $7 for students; $8 for adults.

“ImaginOcean” is the brainchild of Tartaglia, who was the executive director, creator and star of the eight-time Emmy-nominated children’s show “Johnny and the Sprites.” He also earned a Tony Award nomination for his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical “Avenue Q,” a grown-up puppet show.

His other roles on Broadway have included Lumiere in “Beauty and the Beast” and Pinocchio in “Shrek The Musical.” He got his start working for 12 years on “Sesame Street,” beginning at the age of 16. He is currently developing several live shows including directing “The Musical Worlds of Ji…

Penguin Escapes from Aquarium

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The Tokyo Aquarium is searching for a penguin known as No. 337 after the bird scaled a rock wall and escaped. watch Today.com's here.

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NBC: Solar Blast May Have Earthly Impact

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Read all about it at MSNBC.com.


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