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Man Who Hid From Police Pleads Guilty

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The man who tried to hide from police in a small wooded area off Seaward Avenue because he didn’t like the state parole program he was in has pleaded guilty. 55-year-old John Crocker of Bradford got into an argument with his daughter after she told him she was going to take him back to Erie so he could turn himself in. He got out of the car and hid from police for about half an hour until he was taken into custody. Crocker told police later that he would rather be in jail than in the parole program. He is on parole after serving time for drug charges. He will be sentenced on December 18 in McKean County Court. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Man Admits to Sexually Assaulting Teenager

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A Bradford man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old. Prosecutors say Andrew Hughes was 25 years old when he had sex with the teenager in February of last year. Hughes is scheduled for sentencing in McKean County Court on February 12. He remains jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Mother of Wandering Kids Pleads Guilty

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The woman whose young children were found wandering on East Main Street has pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of children. On September 1 the 3-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son of 29-year-old Rheannon Bryant were dirty, had severe diaper rashes and full diapers. Bryant admitted she didn’t know where the children were. The person who first came upon the children tried to find the parents for about half an hour. Bryant is scheduled for sentencing on December 18 in McKean County Court. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Holiday Valley Open for the Weekend

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There is a plus side to all that snow in Cattaraugus County – for skiers. Holiday Valley opened this morning for skiing and snowboarding, and will be open Saturday and Sunday, too. Two lifts will be running until 10 o’clock all three nights. They start at 8:30 Saturday and Sunday morning. At least four slopes will be open, depending on how much more snow we get, and how much more they make. The slopes will be closed Monday through Thursday of next week, and then will reopen next Friday. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Man Allegedly Kicked Another in the Face

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A Silver Creek man is accused of kicking another man in the face during an argument in a trailer park this morning. Sheriff’s deputies say 34-year-old Randall Abbey shoved 45-year-old Edward Gawron to the ground before kicking him. Abbey will answer the harassment charge in Town of Hanover Court. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

No One Hurt in Ridgway Fire

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An overheated electrical unit is believed to be the cause of a fire that damaged a Ridgway apartment Thursday afternoon. State police say the fire started in the ceiling of an upstairs apartment on Walnut Street occupied by 31-year-old Marjorie Moore. The building is owned by Steven Lenze of St. Marys. 65-year-old John Stumpf is listed as the other occupant of the building. Damage is estimated at $50,000. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

City of Bradford Police Log for 11/20/14

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City of Bradford Police on Thursday investigated a theft on Bushnell Street and a disturbance on High Street. They also got a report about someone making threats on East Main. Officers were also called to complaints about harassment on Interstate Parkway and Fairbanks Avenue, and criminal mischief on Main Street. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Bradford Man Hurt in Route 219 Crash

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A man who was thrown from his pickup truck and then left the scene of the Route 219 accident last night is facing DUI and other charges. Police say 23-year-old Cody Fowler of Bradford lost control of the truck on the snow-covered road, about two miles from Route 59, at around 10:45 p.m., when it went up and over a guardrail and hit a tree. Witnesses saw Fowler got to a nearby business, where police found him a short time later. Fowler was first taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center, but then transferred to UPMC Hamot for treatment of moderate injuries. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Charges Withdrawn Against Lewis Run Man

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Charges have been withdrawn against the Lewis Run man who had been cited for telling a DEP employee he was driving too fast on Chapel Fork Road in Lafayette Township. State Police had said 49-year-old Daniel Brinsky would be getting a citation for disorderly conduct. The incident happened on the afternoon of October 28. The charge was withdrawn last week. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Senators Announce Formation of
Pennsylvania’s First Rural Regional Community College

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HARRISBURG) – The Pennsylvania Department of Education has taken steps to establish Pennsylvania’s first Rural Regional Community College, announced Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senator Bob Robbins (R-50) and Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21). According to the legislators, the newly created community college is being established with the goal of offering two-year associate degrees, as well as training and certificate programs to underserved areas of the Commonwealth. Curriculum of the college will be determined by the Board of Trustees, based upon the future workforce needs of the designated region of Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean, Potter, Venango and Warren counties. “I am very excited that groundwork for launching the Rural Regional Community College is now in place,” Senator Scarnati stated. “This will be the first community college to offer greatly needed higher educational opportunities to northwestern Pennsylvania. Thanks to input by ed…

Man, Woman Accused of Staging Robbery

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A man and woman are accused of staging a robbery to get $200 from a Bradford man. Timothy Wright and Breanna Miller had tried a few other times to get the money before staging the robbery. According to papers filed in District Judge Dominic Cercone’s office the first attempt happened when Miller was in the shower with the victim at a Forman Street apartment. Next, Wright tried to get the money while Miller and the victim were having sex. During the staged robbery back in June, Wright grabbed Miller from behind and held a knife to her neck, while threatening to kill her if the victim didn’t hand over the money. After Wright left with the money Miller asked that he not call police. Wright and Miller are both in McKean County Jail on $25,000 bail each. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Cops: Man Tried to Stab His Brother

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A Bradford man is accused of trying to stab his brother with a couple of screwdrivers because the brother didn’t want him to leave the house with his pregnant wife and two young children while he was drunk. 33-year-old Donny Hoffman attacking his brother late last night on North Center Street, according to papers filed in District Judge Dominic Cercone’s office. Walter Hoffman told police that after he convinced Donny not to go out with his pregnant wife and kids, he overhead him saying they were going anyway. Later, Donny snapped and attacked Walter with the screwdrivers. Walter was able to subdue his brother, but not before sustaining several injuries. Donny is in McKean County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Jerry Seinfeld to Appear at Lucy Comedy Festival

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Jerry Seinfeld,will be performing his signature stand-up routine during the 2015 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on performing both nationally and internationally in 2015. His tour will visit the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena for two performances on August 1 at 7pm & 9:30pm. These shows are on sale Monday, February 9 at 10am. Members of the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum & Center for Comedy will be able to participate in an exclusive pre-sale period beginning Monday, February 2 at 10am. “Jamestown celebrates the best in comedy, and Jerry Seinfeld is exactly that,” said Journey Gunderson, festival producer and executive director of the Lucy Desi Center for Comedy and National Comedy Center. The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival will take place July 30 – August 2, 2015…

Board Meeting Postponed

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The Board of Directors Meeting for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services has been postponed and rescheduled for December 4 at 5 p.m. at 2 Main Street, Suite 600, Bradford. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Man Guilty of Assaulting Toddler

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A jury found a Bradford man guilty of assaulting a toddler. 45-year-old Olivar Gonzalez-Iriarte was babysitting the two-year-old boy when he beat him, causing head and neck injuries that had to be treated at BRMC. Gonzalez-Iriarte remains in McKean County Jail without bail. A sentencing date hasn’t been set yet. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Bath Salts, More Found in Man's Home

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Bath salts, a gun and drug paraphernalia were among the items police say they found in an Emporium man’s house last week. 59-year-old Gary Boyer is facing multiple charges after marijuana, smoking devices, a pill grinder and digital scales, as well as the bath salts were found. Police say he also had a .22 caliber pistol with the serial number removed. Boyer is in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Two Jailed for Selling Drugs

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Two Salamanca residents are in Cattaraugus County Jail for selling drugs to undercover agents with the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force in Randolph. 21-year-old Michael Doner is accused of selling heroin. 37-year-old Mary Mosley is accused of selling cocaine. They are each charged with felony counts of criminal possession of and criminal sale of a controlled substance. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

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A Lake Effect Snow Advisory will go into effect late this afternoon and go through Friday afternoon. The National Weather Service in State College says we can expect the snow to start at around 5 o’clock and end at around 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon, but the heaviest snow is likely between 8 o’clock tonight and 10 o’clock tomorrow morning. The northwest part of McKean County – including Bradford, Lewis Run and Ludlow – could see between 4 and 7 inches of snow. The southeastern part of the county will see 2 or 3 inches. A Lake Effect Snow Warning will be in effect in Warren County during the same time period. Parts of that county could get up to 10 inches of snow. The warning remains in effect in Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties until noon tomorrow. In Lake Effect Snow storms the weather can vary from locally heavy snow in narrow bands to clear skies just a few miles away. If you’re traveling across the region, be prepared for quick changes in road conditions, as well as visibi…

City of Bradford Police Log for 11/19/14

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City of Bradford Police on Wednesday investigated an assault on Belleview Avenue. They also dealt with some traffic issues and assisted other agencies. Officers also helped a motorist on North Bennett Street. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947