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Bradford man pleads guilty in two drug cases

SMETHPORT — A Bradford man pleaded guilty Thursday in McKean County Court to allegations in two crack cocaine deliveries. Leonard E. Elder III, 27, entered a plea in one case to conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance and, in the second case, to possession with the intent to deliver a controlle


Pennsylvania man accidentally runs over, kills wife in their driveway

PALMER, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a man accidentally ran over and killed his wife in the driveway of their Pennsylvania home. Palmer Township police say the accident occurred around 3 p.m. Thursday, moments after 66-year-old Debra Mitchell got out of the car.


Additional felony charge added in child abuse case

One of two people charged in the alleged assault of a baby girl will face one additional felony charge when she appears in McKean County Court for the case. Alana N. Dinch, 20, of 81 Rochester St., Bradford, is now charged with aggravated assault-attempts to cause serious bodily injury under circums


Alligator found living in Pennsylvania home during drug search

SOUTH COATESVILLE, Penn. - Police say they found an alligator at a Pennsylvania home they were searching for drugs. Officers were at the home on a warrant last Friday. Police say the alligator was a juvenile about three feet long – far short of its adult size of eight to ten feet.


Federal court will hear case of man who claimed Capital One Auto Finance violated Pennsylvania laws

PHILADELPHIA -- A district court has denied a motion to remand filed by a person who sued Capital One Auto Finance after his vehicle was repossessed. On Jan. 23, Judge Harvey Bartle III for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied Randy Langer's motion to remand on the


The Crook Farm & Country Fair ‘intergral part’ of Landmark

(Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series on the Bradford Landmark Society and Historic Crook Farm.) The Crook Farm is an integral part of the Bradford Landmark Society.


Kane State Police finds new home

The Pennsylvania State Police Kane barracks is relocating on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The new location is located at 130 Airport Road, Lewis Run next to the Bradford Regional Airport. The barracks will be known as Pennsylvania State Police — Lewis Run.


VanSickle headed to Vatican, hopes to speak at summit

Clergy abuse survivor Jim VanSickle has a message to deliver, and he’s taking it to the Vatican next week. VanSickle, a Bradford native who suffered abuse at the hands of now-incarcerated David Poulson at Bradford Central Christian High School more than 30 years ago, is seeking permission to speak a


Valentine’s Day Baby Delivered in Rush Hour Traffic on Pennsylvania's Blue Route

Two Montgomery County police officers were dispatched to an interesting scene early on Valentine’s Day. In the middle of morning rush hour on the Blue Route (Interstate 476), a mother was in labor.


Sen. Tartaglione, Gov. Wolf lead rally for long-overdue raise to Pennsylvania’s minimum wage

ABOVE PHOTO: State Sen. Christine Tartaglione with Gov. Tom Wolf at the meeting for the PA minimum wage hike. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, numerous elected officials, labor leaders, and commuters gathered at Frankford Terminal to join the call for a living wage.


Here Are Pennsylvania's Most Prolific Robocallers

Robocalls are annoying. There's nothing worse than seeing your phone buzz, picking up, and hearing a robotic voice on the other end try to dupe you into giving up your bank and credit card information. And with tax season coming up, Pennsylvania can expect even more.


Pennsylvania child Cherrie Mahan still missing after getting off school bus in 1985

February 22, 1985 began like any other Friday for Cherrie Mahan's family in Butler County, Pennsylvania. Cherrie was just eight years old and was in the third grade at a nearby school, just north of Pittsburgh.


Push resumes to recognize official Pennsylvania amphibian

The Eastern hellbender (Photo by Dave Herasimtschuk, U.S. Department of Agriculture: usda.gov) "The Eastern hellbender exemplifies what is good about Pennsylvania's waterways."


Jamestown police put drug den out of business

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKBW) — Jamestown police have charged two men with running a drug house in the city and selling crack cocaine laced with fentanyl. Ryan Stills, 32, and Warren Dinkens, 55, are both charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.


1 year after first medical marijuana sale in Pennsylvania, here's where things stand

Today is the one-year anniversary of the first medical marijuana sale under the Pennsylvania law passed in 2016. The first Lancaster County sale came about three weeks later, on March 10, 2018.


Passenger killed in one-car collision in Gerry

A Cattaraugus County man died Friday in a one-car crash in Chautauqua County, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Paul R. Newell, 43, of Coldspring, a passenger in the vehicle, was partially ejected from the vehicle when deputies arrived on the scene at 11:21 a.m. on Gerry-Ellington


Pair Jailed After Crack Cocaine Found In City Home

Several complaints of narcotics activity in a Jamestown apartment led to the discovery of a crack cocaine trafficking business Thursday. Police announced the arrests of 32-year-old Ryan J. Stills and 55-year-old Warren E. Dinkens on charges of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substan


Two Arrested Following Investigation into Complaints of Drug Activity on City’s North Side

JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Police Department arrested two men Thursday afternoon following an investigation into complaints of drug activity at a residence on the north side of town.


Pennsylvania girls form first all-female Boy Scout troop

A group of 17 girls in Pennsylvania have formed the nation’s first all-female Boy Scout troop since the organization began accepting girls this month. Chester County’s Troop 19 held their first official meeting in recent weeks, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.


Police investigate lewd photos sent to teen

Warren state police are seeking information about a report of lewd photos sent to at least one teenage girl. A Sugar Grove resident reported their 14-year-old daughter received lewd pictures from another student at her school on Jan. 20.