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REJECTED: State shuts down Bradford Township new voting map

Clearfield County Solicitor Kim Kesner expressed his dismay over a letter sent about the recent Bradford Township voting redistricting. At Tuesday’s Clearfield County Commissioners meeting, the board reviewed a letter from the Department of State. In a communication dated April 17 sent to Clearfield


Bradford library undergoing bathroom renovations, expansion

For the past month, librarians at Bradford Area Public Library have not been asking construction workers to “shush” or “be quiet” due to the work the contractors need to complete by the end of May.


Law ends Pennsylvania license suspensions for non-driving offenses

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new Pennsylvania state law is now in effect, ending the practice of suspending driver's licenses for those convicted of certain non-highway safety violations, including drug offenses.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Downtown Cleanup Set for May 4

This year’s Main Street Clean-Up day has been scheduled for Saturday, May 4th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Registration will be held at Veterans’ Square. Volunteers, either individually or as groups, are needed to help with the event which is being held to coincide with the state wide “Great American Cle


Will Pennsylvania legalize recreational marijuana?

MANSFIELD, Pa. (WETM) - The "Keystone" state debating whether or not to legalize marijuana. On Tuesday, the states Lt. Governor made a stop at Mansfield University on his listening tour.


Woman Dies in Meat Grinder at Pennsylvania Processing Plant

A female employee of a processing plant in Pennsylvania’s Muncy Township died yesterday following an incident with a commercial meat grinder. Citing the Lycoming County coroner, media outlet WNEP-TV reported the fatality happened around 11:30 p.m. at the Economy Locker Storage Company. Officials sai


Superhero Fun Run/Walk coming Saturday to Bradford

To the children served by CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of McKean County, the agency is full of superheroes. CASA is inviting the community to join them in tying on their superhero capes and running shoes for the fourth annual CASA of McKean County Superhero 5K and Kids Fun Run. The event


4 killed in wrong-way crash in western Pennsylvania

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) — Four people are dead after a vehicle traveling the wrong way collided with an oncoming car in western Pennsylvania. The crash occurred just before 11 p.m. Sunday on Route 65 in Beaver County.


2-cent fee proposed for single-use plastic bags in Pennsylvania

Earlier this month, PennEnvironment joined forces with Pennsylvania House Democrats to announced its “Zero Waste PA” package of 13 bills looking to tackle a number of litter and pollution problems.


Pennsylvania State Police make nearly 400 DUI arrests over holiday weekend

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania State Police arrested 396 people for driving under the influence over the Easter/Passover holiday weekend, from April 19 through April 21. The total represents a 10 percent increase from the 359 DUI arrests during the same holiday weekend last year.


Meet Pennsylvania's New Official Amphibian, The Snot Otter

When you think about it, there is something a little odd about having an official state bird, flower, or gemstone. Does that make all the others unofficial? So it's just possible Pennsylvania elected representatives were having a bit of fun when they voted overwhelmingly to make the Eastern hellbend


Paul Manafort moved to Pennsylvania prison

Paul Manafort has moved to Pennsylvania. The former Trump campaign chairman is now imprisoned at the U.S. Penitentiary Canaan in Waymart, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.


Record number of tornadoes hit Pennsylvania in April – so far

At least a dozen tornadoes have touched down across Pennsylvania so far this month. That means this April has featured more tornadoes than any other April in the state’s history, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Steinbugl.


Man who killed wife and New York State trooper sentenced to life without parole

WATERTOWN N.Y. — After being found guilty for murdering his wife and a New York State trooper, a North Country man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The sentencing comes two years after Justin Walters shot his wife 13 times in their home in Theresa.


Upstate NY drug company fined $20M; ex-CEO indicted over opioids

A drug distributor in Upstate New York has been fined $20 million and its former head has been indicted over opioids. The Associated Press reports an indictment unsealed Tuesday reveals the Rochester Drug Co-Operative (RDC) and its ex-CEO Laurence Doud III have been charged over allegations the comp


McKean Co. commissioner Pingie dies Tuesday

McKean County Commissioner Chairman Al Pingie, a former city firefighter and U.S. Marine, died on Tuesday. Pingie had been ill for several months. A veteran of the Marine Corps, he had served with the City of Bradford Fire Fighters for 33 years, retiring in 2008 as captain. He had served as Bradford


Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to role in heroin distribution in Harrison County

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - A Pennsylvania man admitted to his role in a heroin distribution operation. Chad Neal, 25, of Duquesne, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and one count of distribution of heroin. Neal admitted to conspiring to distribute heroin in Harrison County, Wes


Olean Police review lawmaker's weed-smoking video

OLEAN, N.Y. — Police in the City of Olean, in Cattaraugus County, want to speak to a city lawmaker about a video he posted, allegedly showing him smoking marijuana. That common council member says he posted the video of himself smoking marijuana to show support for the legalization of recreational m


Heavy, gusty thunderstorms to rumble from New York state to Kentucky

While a severe weather outbreak is not expected, heavy, gusty thunderstorms will stretch from the eastern Great Lakes to the western slopes of the central Appalachians and part of the Ohio Valley into Tuesday evening.