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69 YEAR OLD EDWARD E. WRIGHT OF BRADFORD WAS SENTENCED IN MCKEAN COUNTY COURT YESTERDAY IN CONNECTION WITH CHARGES THAT HE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AN UNDERAGE EMPLOYEE AT A MUSIC STORE HE OWNED IN BRADFORD.  WRIGHT WILL SERVE ONE TO TWO YEARS IN STATE PRISON AND FOUR MONTHS OF CONSECUTIVE PROBATION ON SEVERAL COUNTS INCLUDING INDECENT ASSAULT AND CORRUPTION OF MINORS.  HE WAS ALSO DEEMED A SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR AND WILL HAVE TO REGISTER AS ONE FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE…

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DAVID G. SANDERSON, 59, OF ST. MARYS – A PODIATRIST IN ELK COUNTY HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE FELONIES ATER ALLEGEDLY OVERPRESCRIBING OPIOD-BASED MEDICATIONS TO PATIENTS FOR OVER A YEAR.  THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT ACCUSES SANDERSON OF COMMITTING 15 OFFENSES WITH 15 DIFFERENT PATIENTS FROM JANUARY 2019 TO APRIL OF 2020.  DAVID SANDERSON’S PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SET FOR AUGUST 3RD.  BAIL WAS SET AT $100,000…

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Recent reports indicate Governor Tom Wolf has softened his position on voter ID and would be open to voter ID requirements.  Mark Sims reports on what the governor had to say about the issue today.

 

 

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THE STRUTHERS LIBRARY THEATRE HAS APPONTED KAREN AUSTIN TO SERVE AS INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.  THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES HIGHLIGHTED AUSTIN’S WEALTH OF MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS AS A PERFORMER AND DIRECTOR.  SHE IS A GRADUATE OF LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY IN VIRGINA AND LIVES IN WARREN WITH HER HUSBAND GREG.  THE POSITION OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BECAME VACANT WHEN WENDY MCCAIN ANNOUNCED HER RESIGNATION LAST WEEK….

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38 YEAR OLD JESSICA LYNN RAUGHT OF RIDGWAY IS CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF CHILDREN, WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS, AFTER AUTHORITIES FOUND HER WITH CHILDREN IN A HOME WITH NO ELECTRICITY OR RUNNING WATER IN MAY.  A DRUG TEST CONFIRMED THAT RAUGHT TESTED POSITIVE FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS.  HER PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SET FOR AUGUST 12TH

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A joint hearing of the the Senate Appropriations and Education Committees examined the recently approved plan to consolidate six of the 14 state -owned universities.  Mark Sims reports...

 

 

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STATE POLICE HAVE FILED MULTIPLE CHARGES AGAINST 39 YEAR OLD BRANDY SUE PIERCE OF REYNOLDSVILLE FOR SENDING SEXUAL PHOTOS TO A MINOR.  ACCORDING TO AN AFFIDAVIT, IN OCTOBER 2018, PIERCE ALLEGEDLY SENT INAPPROPRIATE PICTURES OF HERSELF TO A 15 YEAR OLD DURING A DISCUSSION ON FACEBOOK MESSENGER.  FURTHER MESSAGES BETWEEN THE TWO SHOWED THEY ALSO HAD CONVERSATIONS ABOUT MEETING UP FOR SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS.  PIERCE’S PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SET FOR AUGUST 31ST

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AN ARREST WARRANT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR CHAD D. MCLAUGHLIN, 34, OF TIDIOUTE, IN CONNECTION WITH MONTHS OF BURGLARIES TOTALLING AROUND $115,000 IN VALUE.  THE CRIMES OCCURRED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 2020 AND MARCH OF THIS YEAR AT A HOME IN THE 200 BLOCK OF MAIN STREET IN TIDIOUTE BOROUGH.  AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT MCLAUGHLIN STARTED TO SELL THE VICTIM’S BELONGINGS ON EBAY IN JULY OF 2020 AND CONTINUED TO BURGLARIZE THE VICTIM’S RESIDENCE INTO EARLY 2021.  ANYONE WITH KNOWLEDGE OF CHAD MCLAUGHLIN’S WHEREABOUTS SHOULD CONTACT POLICE…

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State environmental officials say the deaths of significant numbers of fish in western Pennsylvania may be linked to pesticide or herbicide use.  David Payne reports.

 

 

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A RIDGWAY MAN IS RECEIVING CARE TODAY AFTER AN EARLY MONDAY MORNING ACCIDENT IN FOX TOWNSHIP, ELK COUNTY.  POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED ON SHELVEY SUMMIT ROAD, WEST OF BUENA VISTA ROAD WHEN 39-YEAR-OLD BENJAMIN GOODROW LOST CONTROL OF HIS MOTORCYCLE, CAUSING IT TO CRASH.  GOODROW SUSTAINED SUSPECTED SERIOUS INJURIES AND WAS FLOWN FROM THE SCENE FOR TREATMENT. 

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The state Department of Health is out with the latest coronavirus figures in Pennsylvania, including for this past weekend.  Mark Sims reports...

 

 

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DONALD CRAIG PENFIELD, JUNIOR, 39, OF ST. MARYS IS FACING INVASION OF PRIVACY CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY TAKING PHOTOS OF A WOMAN IN HER APARTMENT WITHOUT CONSENT.  IN MAY, ST. MARYS POLICE MET WITH A WOMAN WHO SAID THAT SHE OBSERVED INTIMATE IMAGES OF HERSELF ON PENFIELD’S PHONE THAT WERE TAKEN WITHOUT HER KNOWLEDGE OR CONSENT.  POLICE OBTAINED A SEARCH WARRANT TO EXAMINE THE PHONE, ONE OF THE PICTURES WAS DELETED, BUT IT WAS ABLE TO BE RECORVERED.  PENFIELD’S PRELIMINARY HEARING IS AUGUST 17TH

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65 YEAR OLD EDWARD FRANK OF JEFFERSON COUNTY FACES CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES AFTER A SEARCH OF HIS HOME IN REYNOLDSVILLE TURNED UP COMPUTERS, HARD DRIVES, SD CARDS AND FLASH DRIVES WITH THE SUSPECTED PHOTOS AND VIDEOS.  IN 2018, POLICE SEIZED 64 DIFFERENT ELECTRONIC STORAGE DEVICES FROM THE HOUSE THAT INCLUDED 281 PICTURES AND 34 VIDEOS.  EDWARD FRANK HAS BEEN ARRAIGNED AND REMAINS IN JAIL IN LIEU OF $70,000 CASH BAIL WITH HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING SCHEDULED FOR JULY 30TH

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