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MCKEAN COUNTY HAS THE HIGHEST PERCENT COVID POSITIVITY IN PENNSYLVANIA AT 16.2%.  ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, THE COUNTY REMAINS LISTED AS A SUBSTANTIAL RISK FOR COMMUNITY SPREAD.  OTHER COUNTIES IN THE AREA ARE ALSO SEEING INCREASES IN POSITIVITY RATES.  THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CONTINUES TO STRONGLY ADVOCATE FOR PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS TO GET VACCINATED….

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CITY OF BRADFORD POLICE REPORT THAT OFFICERS STOPPED A VEHICLE EARLY MONDAY MORNING FOR A TRAFFIC VIOLATION.  THE DRIVER FLED THE SCENE ON FOOT AND WAS NOT CAPTURED.  THE PASSENGER 25 YEAR OLD DAKOTA KING WAS DETAINED ON ACTIVE WARRANTS FOR HIS ARREST.  KING WAS REMANDED TO MCKEAN COUNTY JAIL PENDING TRANSFER TO POTTER COUNTY….

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A ST. MARYS WOMAN IS RECOVERING FROM INJURIES SHE RECEIVED IN A MONDAY MORNING ACCIDENT IN RIDGWAY TOWNSHIP, ELK COUNTY.  POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED ON THE RIDGWAY ST. MARYS ROAD, WEST OF OLD STATE ROAD WHEN A CAR, DRIVEN BY 42-YEAR-OLD WILLIAM BLOOM, OF ST. MARYS, CROSSED INTO THE OTHER LANE AND STRUCK A CAR, DRIVEN BY 21-YEAR-OLD TAYLOR FREEBURG.  HER CAR STRUCK A CULVERT AND OVERTURNED.  FREEBURG WAS TAKEN TO PENN HIGHLANDS ELK FOR TREATMENT.

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The Senate Communications and Technology Committee continues to seek answers on behalf of some 72,000 Pennsylvanians whose personal information was exposed by a data breach involving a third-party vendor hired to help with the state's COVID-19 contact tracing program. Mark Sims reports.

 

 

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Gov. Tom Wolf wants to get the word out that gasoline supplies are plentiful in Pennsylvania, despite the disruption of a major east coast oil pipeline.  David Payne reports.

 

 

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A LOCAL AIRPORT WILL BE GETTING SOME UPGRADES SOON.  STATE SENATOR CRIS DUSH ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THAT THE DUBOIS REGIONAL AIRPORT WILL RECEIVE 450 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FUNDING TOWARD IMPROVEMENTS TO THEIR FACILITIES.  THE FUNDING IS EXPECTED TO HELP UPGRADE THE HANGARS, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND SEVERAL OTHER AIRPORT STRUCTURES.  THE FUNDING IS THROUGH PENNDOT'S AVAIATION TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.  

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A SMETHPORT MAN IS RECOVERING TODAY AFTER STRUCK A BEAR ON TUESDAY EVENING.  POLICE SAY THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED ON ROUTE 46 IN KEATING TOWNSHIP, MCKEAN COUNTY WHEN 20-YEAR-OLD HAYDEN ERSKINE COULDN'T STOP IN TIME AND HIT THE BEAR IN THE ROADWAY.  HE WAS TAKEN TO OLEAN GENERAL HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT OF UNSPECIFIED INJURIES.  

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ACCORDING TO A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT, GARY K. DIOGUARDI, 43, OF BRADFORD IS ACCUSED OF RECEIVING MORE THAN $8000 IN BENEFIT PAYMENTS OVER A TWO YEAR PERIOD FROM 2016 TO 2018.  HE ALLEGEDLY DID NOT REPORT THAT HIS FIANCEE WAS LIVING WITH HIM, AT THE TIME, AND DID NOT REPORT HER INCOME ON HIS APPLICATIONS FOR ASSISTANCE.  DIOGUARDI WAS ARRAIGNED YESTERDAY MORNING AND HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SET FOR MAY 19TH….

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MICHAEL ALAN RAIRDAN, 20, IS FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY ADMITTED TO VIDEO RECORDING A WOMAN AND A YOUNG GIRL SHOWERING. RAIRDAN WAIVED HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING AT DISTRICT JUDGE MARK JACOB’S OFFICE AND WILL BE FORMALLY ARRAIGNED AT THE ELK COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS ON JUNE 4TH…. 

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POLICE CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE A MONDAY AFTERNOON BURGLARY IN JAY TOWNSHIP, ELK COUNTY.  THE INCIDENT HAPPENED ON OLD BYRNEDALE ROAD.  POLICE HAVEN’T RELEASED MUCH, BUT DID SAY THE RESIDENCE WAS FORCABLY ENTERED AND SEVERAL ITEMS WERE TAKEN. 

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THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING INTO AN ASSAULT THAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK IN RIDGWAY TOWNSHIP.  POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED MAY 7TH AT A HOME ON WILCOX ROAD AND THAT 3 PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED IN THE SCUFFLE.  A 48-YEAR-OLD, UNIDENTIFIED JOHNSONBURG MAN WAS CHARGED AS A RESULT.  NO FURTHER INFORAMTION WAS GIVEN.  

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DYLAN GARY SHEEN, 24 OF RIDGWAY IS IN JAIL ON $100,000 BAIL FOLLOWING A HEROIN BUST IN APRIL.  ACCORDING TO POLICE, 950 BAGS OF HEROIN WERE SEIZED.  SHEEN FACES MANY CHARGES THAT INCLUDE CRIMINAL USE OF A COMMUNICATION FACILITY, CONSPIRACY TO MANUFACTURE AND DISTRIBUTE…AND POSESSION, AMONG OTHER FELONIES.  THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT WAS FILED AT MAGISTERIAL JUDGE JAMES MARTIN’S OFFICE EARLIER THIS MONTH.

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A BRADFORD MAN IS FACING CHARGES FOR ALLEDGEDLY STEALING A BEER.  25-YEAR-OLD DAVID CABISCA ADMITTED THAT HE WENT UP TO THE 21-YEAR-OLD VICTIM’S PORCH AND TOOK A CAN OF MILLER LITE AND LEFT THE SCENE.  PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE SAY THE CHARGES ARE PENDING.

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THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR A NEW YOUNGSVILLE BOROUGH MANAGER.  LISA HAGBERG HELD THAT POSITION FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS AND MOVED ON TO A NEW JOB WITH WARREN COUNTY IN APRIL.  BOROUGH COUNCIL MEMBERS SAID YESTERDAY THAT THEY HAD RECEIVED 13 RESUMES AND THERE WERE SOME VERY GOOD CANDIDATES.  FIRST INTERIEWS WILL BEGIN SOON.

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