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Allegany County along for the ride as ATV business booms

ANDOVER — Ed and Joe Kent are the fourth generation to operate the 1,600 acre family farm in Andover, where they raise Christmas trees and pumpkins, and harvest hay, oats, and beef cattle.


'American Pickers' set to return to NY

NEW YORK — A few years after a popular visit to Wellsville, "American Pickers" is returning to New York state. Hosts Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team plan to film episodes of the hit series throughout the region in May.


Allegany County couple arrested for mistreatment of dogs

An Allegany County couple was arrested Friday on three animal cruelty charges relating to the mistreatment of dogs, the New York State Police announced Monday. James L. Graham, 49, and Helen R. Graham, 50, both of Richburg, were arrested for failure to provide sustenance, neglect of an impounded ani


New York State issues empty trailer ban on Thruway for Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers and empty tandem trailers beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday due to high wind warnings and watches that will be in effect at that time for Western and Central New York.


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


Allegany Co. couple facing multiple animal cruelty charges

WIRT, NY (WIVB) - An Allegany County couple has been arrested on charges of animal cruelty, according to New York State Police. On Friday, troopers arrested Richburg residents James Graham, 49, and Helen Graham, 50, for failure to provide sustenance, neglect of an impounded animal, and failure to pr


Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York

We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l


Fire engulfs Allegany County church

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - A church in Allegany County, NY caught fire on Saturday evening. The Wellsvile Fire Department said the fire occurred at the Stannards Methodist Church in the Town of Willing on Route 248.


State Police Arrest Olean Woman on Shoplifting Charges

ALLEGANY, NY – State Police arrested a 40-year-old Olean woman on shoplifting charges Tuesday. Katey E. DeYoe, was charged with two counts of petit larceny after state troopers responded to a report of shoplifting at Walmart in Allegany.


More than “Simple Gifts” in store for Coudersport library

Children will once again learn to play ukuleles, and adults will be invited to bring their instruments of choice to Coudersport Public Library when the facility hosts free children’s and adult workshops along with a concert March 6 and 7.


Picnic for Allegany County folk in Florida

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — It is 79 degrees and sunny in Zephyrhills, Fla. where they are in the planning stages for the 63rd Annual Allegany County Picnic. If you are visiting the Sunshine State in March and you are from Allegany County you are invited to drop in at the annual picnic, according to organiz


Kordrupel, Raqib lead Women’s Indoor Track & Field to fifth at SUNYAC Championships

HOUGHTON, N.Y.—Senior Ronni Kordrupel (East Aurora/Iroquois) won a pair of titles and freshman Nisa Raqib (Buffalo/Hutch Tech) captured her first as the two athletes accounted for 34 of Buffalo State's 49 points at the SUNYAC Championships this weekend. The Bengals finished fifth of nine teams.


Mike Long Steps Down as NY State Conservative Party Chairman

A political earthquake in New York State came last week in Albany when legendary NYS Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long announced his retirement. Long, 78, has served as chairman for 30 years. “I am fully aware that the fight for Conservative values carries on and that many battles remain, but I


Crash leads to stolen bus recovery, charges

Spectator, The (Hornell, Wellsville, NY) to investigate the crash of a small passenger bus. Upon arriving at the scene, it was determined by deputies that the vehicle had been stolen from.


King leads J’burg over O-E in ‘A’ semis

Johnsonburg scored 20 points off of 13 first-half steals en route to a commanding 59-39 victory in the District 9 Class A semifinals over Otto-Eldred Friday night. J’burg’s (20-5) crisp zone defense gave the Lady Terrors trouble from the start, as Otto struggled to break the press and get good shots


UPDATE: High wind warnings begin Sunday across region

UPDATE, 7:15 a.m.: The National Weather Service has issued high wind warnings that will be in effect from Sunday morning through Monday morning across the region, with wind gusts in some places reaching as high as 75 mph.


Activity returns to former I-86 truck stop

BELMONT — Big trucks and heavy machinery have returned to the old truck stop off I-86 outside Belmont. Work is ongoing digging up and removing the empty fuel tanks that once serviced the truck stop. The project was regarded as a prerequisite for development at the site, where construction of a hotel


New York health system cuts jobs after poor financial performance

Olean, N.Y.-based Upper Allegheny Health System laid off 31 employees from two hospitals on Feb. 19, according to the Olean Times Herald. The health system laid off 16 employees from Olean General Hospital and 15 employees from Bradford (Pa.) Regional Medical Center. The affected employees represent


Beat the Blues raises $37,500 for St. James

HORNELL — Few things raise spirits in the Maple City like the assurance of quality healthcare. As UR Medicine St. James Hospital aims for a sustainable future at its new facility, community support has and will play a major role, according to administrators for the hospital's foundation.


Crusaders run past Austin, 61-38

ST. MARYS — Elk County Catholic trailed for only 24 seconds early in the first quarter as it pulled away for a 61-38 victory over Austin in the District 9 Class A quarterfinals at St. Marys Thursday.