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East Main Street Crash

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Bradford Police and Fire departments were called to this two-vehicle accident on East Main Street at about 3:15 this afternoon. We'll have information as it becomes available. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Route 770 Work to End Tuesday

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Work to replace two bridges that span Minard Run on Route 770 in Bradford Township is winding down, with the removal of temporary traffic signals scheduled for Tuesday. Once the traffic signals are removed, the road and bridges will return to carrying two-way traffic. For the next couple of weeks, some clean-up operations and final work will be done to close out this construction season. Flaggers and daylight set-ups will be used during this work. The contractor will return to the project next spring to perform final paving and place an epoxy treatment on the bridge decks. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Native American Music Awards to be
Broadcast from Seneca Allegany Events Center

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Hosted by A Taste of Honey's Janice Marie Johnson, the 15th Annual Native American Music Award (NAMA) Ceremonies will be packed with an A List of live performers and special guests on Friday November 14, 2014 at the Seneca Allegany Events Center at the Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca, New York. Among the performers are: Five-time award winner Indigenous featuring Mato Nanji whose music has been featured on national radio and shows like Sons of Anarchy and whose latest album, The Vanishing Americans, pays tribute to his father; Jamie Coon, whose music has been featured on the TV Show Ghost Whisperer, American Idol finalist Charly Lowry and her band Dark Water Rising, former NFL player and opera singer, Lawrence Harris, who has been critically acclaimed as a "major voice" by the NY Times and much more. Other special guest presenters include: Caren Knight Pepper, the wife of the late Jim Pepper, Dylan Jenet who recently signed to Stevie Wonder's…

Sex Offender Headed to State Prison

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A man originally charged with nearly 900 offenses related to sexually abusing a girl for 10 years will spend the next 22 ½ to 45 years in state prison. 66-year-old Gordon Link of Port Allegany pleaded no contest in April to aggravated indecent assault and corruption of minors. He is accused of sexually abusing a girl between the time she was 5 years old until she turned 15. He has been deemed a sexually violent predator. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

National Fuel Lowers Rates

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National Fuel’s rates will drop tomorrow. The quarterly adjustment will lower the monthly bill of a typical residential customer from $77 to $70. Sandra James, director of cooperate communications for National Fuel says the adjustment reflects a decline in the market price of gas since the company lowered gas costs on August 1. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Casey, Toomey Comment on Capture of Frein

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U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement following the capture of suspect Eric Frein: “I’m grateful for the tireless work our state and national law enforcement officers undertook to capture the suspect, Eric Frein. These brave law enforcement officers have worked day and night for weeks to ensure Eric Frein is captured. We owe these officers our deepest gratitude. Their determination to capture Eric Frein over these last weeks has been a stirring reminder of the sacrifices that our law enforcement officers make on a daily basis. Tonight my thoughts are with the family of Cpl. Dickson and Trooper Alex Douglass and his family.” U.S. Senator Pat Toomey released the following statement following the successful apprehension of Eric Frein: “My deepest thanks to the Pennsylvania State Police and the numerous other law enforcement agencies that diligently worked to successfully apprehend Eric Frein tonight in Monroe County. “Each Pennsylvanian owes a debt of gratitude…

City of Bradford Police Log for 10/30/14

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City of Bradford Police are investigating a burglary that was reported Thursday on South Avenue. Officers were also called about harassment on Interstate Parkway and Congress Street, and a disturbance, also on Interstate Parkway. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Buffalo's ECMC, Women & Children's
Designated to Treat Ebola Patients

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Two hospitals in Buffalo are among 10 in New York State designated to treat Ebola patients. ECMC and Women and Children’s Hospital have agreed to care for potential Ebola patients, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. New York State’s Ebola plan calls for designated hospitals statewide, which are equipped for the isolation, identification, and treatment of Ebola patients, to handle all Ebola cases. Cuomo’s office said the designation of Ebola treatment centers does not lessen the need for all hospitals to be able to appropriately and rapidly identify, isolate, diagnose and stabilize suspect Ebola patients. Additional hospitals are expected to be designated soon. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Guilty Plea in Elk Poaching Case

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A Bellefonte man has been sentenced to spend up to 18 months in jail and pay more than $20,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to poaching three bull elk in Clearfield County, one of them among the largest on record in Pennsylvania. 25-year-old Frank Buchanan Jr. poached the elk during two nights in September. The largest of the three bulls had a 10- by 9-point non-typical rack. If it had been legally taken, it would rank as Pennsylvania’s third-largest bull elk ever. Two other men charged in the incident waived their preliminary hearings. 46-year-old Jeffrey Bickle, also of Bellefonte, and 20-year-old Cody Lyons of Milesburg are due back in court November 19. Game Commission photoThe news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Route 255 Work Finished;
Potter County Work Winding Down

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Work on a section of Route 255 in St. Marys is finished, and traffic controls between the Tractor Supply intersection and Route 120 have been removed. For the past two construction seasons, work has included pavement repair, drainage improvements, addition of a right-turn lane for Route 255 northbound traffic at Vine Street, re-alignment of the Arch Street intersection, and a right turn lane on Route 120 east for Route 255 south traffic. Also, the project to rehabilitate sections of Routes 44 and 144 in Potter County is winding down, with a detour for Route 144 set to end tomorrow afternoon. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Personal Enrichment Classes at JCC

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Jewelry Making with Tammy Blair Learn how to make interesting and original jewelry by creating your own clay beads and turning them into pretty earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and rings! We will also use beautiful beads, shells, wire, yarn, and paper. Create beautiful and fun pieces of jewelry to wear or for gift giving! Tuesday, November 4, 2014
5:30—8:30 pm
Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean
Cost: $25 Needle Felting with Cathy Lacy Needle felting is a free form craft using a barbed needle and wool roving. We will make a variety of animals and shapes using this simple technique. Great for gift giving! Wednesday, November 12, 2014
5:30—8:30 pm
Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean
Cost: $19 Nail Art with Tammy Blair Let your nails express your personality! Decorate your hands for the holidays with cool designs on your nails. Learn how to create marbleizing, French manicures, fruits, flowers, and more! Let your imagination run wild. Tuesday, November 18, 2014
5:30…

Causer Weighs in on Ski Denton Dilemma

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HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) issued the following statement in response to news that Ski Denton at Denton Hill State Park may not open this season for financial reasons: “I am deeply disappointed by the prospect of Ski Denton at Denton Hill State Park being closed this winter. The park is a wonderful place enjoyed by so many of us in the area, and it has great potential to offer year-round recreation. Despite years of calling on the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to step up and invest in the park’s infrastructure, the facility has been virtually ignored by state officials. Considering the financial boost the state gets from the thousands of acres of state-owned land in our region, it is certainly fair to expect some of that money to be invested here at home. “I have spoken with DCNR in recent weeks about this situation and am encouraged the department has agreed to conduct a feasibility study to identify ways to not only improve skiing a…

WEB EXTRA: Dr. Mutter's Marvels
By Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

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Creepy, grotesque but true stories of the medical field in the 19th Century. Listen to my chat with Cristin here. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Scarnati Working With DCNR on
Future of Denton Hill State Park

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Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) issued the following statement regarding the future of Denton Hill State Park: “Denton Hill State Park is a tremendous asset to our area, providing outstanding recreational opportunities to local residents and visitors to our region. Operation of the park has long been a collaboration between the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and a local concessionaire through a Concession Lease Agreement. “Unfortunately, the concessionaire has announced that Ski Denton is not financially able to open for the 2014-2015 ski season. I have been engaged in conversations with DCNR to determine opportunities moving forward that will provide for growth and promote year-round visitation at Denton Hill State Park. “DCNR has recently agreed to conduct a feasibility study of ski operations and all-season operation of concessions at Denton Hill State Park. The park is an important part of our community and I will continue to work with DCNR to d…

Car Swerves to Miss Elk, Lands in Ditch

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A woman who swerved her car to avoid hitting some elk, ended up in a ditch. Police say 31-year-old Jeannette Friday of Weedville was on Bennetts Valley Highway at 3 o’clock this morning when she looked down to light a cigarette. When she looked back up, the elk were in the road. She was issued a citation. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Accidental Shooting at Kinzua Bridge State Park

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UPDATE:
A 27-year-old man who was working on the new Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitors Center accidentally shot himself in the leg Wednesday afternoon. Police say the Cuba, New York, man who they did not name was sitting in his vehicle when the gun went off as he was moving it. The bullet hit his left hamstring and went out of his leg through the calf. The site supervisor heard the shot, saw the man slumped near his vehicle and used a belt as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. An off-duty paramedic who was visiting the park also helped in treating the man, who was eventually flown to UPMC Hamot. ~~~ An accidental shooting has been reported at Kinzua Bridge State Park. A landing zone for a trauma patient has been set up in the park’s overflow parking lot. The incident happened at about 3:40 p.m. We’ll have more information as it becomes available. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

School Bus Windows Shot

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Windows from a number of school buses were shot and cracked over the weekend in Wetmore Township. Police say the incident happened between 4 o’clock Friday afternoon and 5:30 Sunday afternoon while they were parked at 39 Old Smethport Road. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Kane-based state police. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Jeep Hits Tree in Potter County

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A driver was hurt when his Jeep went out of control on Route 44 near the Black Forest Inn in Potter County and hit a tree. Police say 27-year-old Nathaniel Shirey of Jersey Shore was speeding when the Wrangler went out of control. He was thrown from the vehicle when it hit the tree, and suffered moderate injuries. He was taken by ambulance to Jersey Shore Hospital, and was cited for driving at an unsafe speed. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

City of Bradford Police Log for 10/28/14

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City of Bradford Police on Bradford investigated a fraud reported from Forman Street as well as motor vehicle accidents on Mill and Kennedy streets. They were called to a domestic incident on Bank Street and reports of harassment on School and Congress streets, Interstate Parkway and Lorana Avenue. Officers were also called about barking dogs on Walker Avenue and suspicious activity on Main Street. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

As Halloween Draws Near ...

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You can find a list of trick-or-treating times and other Halloween activities on our community calendar at http://www.wesb.com/news/comcal/.
You can also listen to some safety tips for your pets by going to WESB.com/listen, clicking on the "Local Programs" tab and scrolling down to today's LiveLine and "Halloween and Your Pets." The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Some Info Released on Fatal Route 255 Crash

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Ridgway-based state police have released some information about this morning's fatal crash in Elk County, but have not released the names of the victims yet. They say the crash happened at 10: 20 a.m. when a Kenworth T800 was traveling south on Route 255 (Million Dollar Highway) at the intersection with Laurel Lane when, for unknown reasons, it left its lane and went into the path of another Kenworth truck. The driver of the first truck was flown to UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh. The driver of the second truck was pronounced dead at the scene by the Elk County Coroner. Police are continuing their investigation. They were assisted by Fox Township Fire and EMS, St. Marys fire and EMS personnel, the Elk County Hazmat Unit and PennDOT. Route 255 between Kersey and Old Kersey Road will be closed for several more hours so emergency crews can continue conducting an accident investigation. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes if they must travel that way. The news leader of the…

Eldred Man Charged With Burglary

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An Eldred man is facing charges for a burglary in Port Allegany. Geromia Schoonover is charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor counts of defiant trespass, criminal mischief/tampering with property, and disorderly conduct in connection to an incident Monday in the borough. Schoonover is free on $5,000 unsecured bail and a preliminary hearing has been scheduled for November 6 in front of District Judge Bill Todd. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Several In Court on Drug Charges

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Several people appeared in Cattaraugus County Court on drugs charges, including a couple of people already in jail on similar charges. 33-year-old Demario Watkins of Buffalo, who is currently in jail, pleaded guilty to selling a controlled substance on December 19 in Salamanca. 24-year-old Bryant Battle of Olean, who is also in jail, sold a narcotic drug on April 18 in Olean. They are both scheduled for sentencing on January 5. A heroin dealer has been sentenced to 2 years in state prison. 29-year-old Joseph Vavrecan of Olean sold the drug on February 1 in the Town of Hinsdale. 22-year-old Lawrence Smith of Buffalo will spend 4 months in jail and 5 years on probation for selling drugs on May 9 of last year in Olean. And, 21-year-old Alexander Carpenter of Allegany has pleaded not guilty to selling drugs in Olean on April 26. His case has been adjourned for motions. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947