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May 20th

Bradford fugitive tracked down in Fla.

May 20, 2013

BRADFORD - McKean County law enforcement have tracked down and arrested a Bradford fugitive in Florida, where they say the man fled after giving police the slip by jumping out of a window at his Welch Avenue home.

May 19th

Fire on North Broad Street

May 19, 2013

At about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, a call went out for a possible fire, smoke in the basement at 820 North Broad St. in Ridgway.

Municipal primary election set for tomorrow

May 19, 2013

Elk County polling places will open at 7 a.m. tomorrow for the municipal primary election.
While last year's general election saw ballots cast by 13,474 or 66.37 percent of Elk County's 20,302 registered voters, the municipal election in 2011 only gathered 7,918 or 39.38 percent voter turnout, this according to the County Elections Office.
In addition, the municipal primary held in that year had even lower turnout, with just over a third of registered voters showing up to cast their votes.

Hospice fundraiser to have used books, bake sale, and free screenings

May 19, 2013

ST. MARYS – In 2006, the Community Nurses held a one-day used book sale offering several hundred books available for purchase for a small fee, and the event was held in the small library adjacent to the cafeteria at Sacred Heart Activity Center to raise money for their hospice program. Since that time, the sale has continued to grow and now typically has over 10,000 used books available for purchase at the St. Marys Catholic Middle School cafeteria over a four-day period.

May 17th

Second bomb this week found in Elk County Thursday

May 17, 2013

ST. MARYS – Local police are looking for the person, or persons, responsible for a pair of explosive devices found within days, and miles, of each other in Elk County this week.

Day on the firing range therapeutic for wounded vets

May 17, 2013

Wounded veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, amputees and others bearing invisible scars, were in Ridgway Friday for a long-range shooting event, part of a larger initiative intended to aide them in their transitions back into civilian life.

May 16th

Fire department terminates service

May 16, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Effective Aug. 1 the Johnsonburg Fire Department will discontinue operation of its Quick Response Service [QRS].

Winning Powerball ticket worth $2 million sold in St. Marys

May 16, 2013

ST. MARYS – The Pennsylvania Lottery announced yesterday that a $2 million winning ticket in Wednesday's Powerball drawing was purchased at the Sheetz in St. Marys.

EQT set to begin fracking wells in Jay Twp.

May 16, 2013

WEEDVILLE – With plans to drill near a Jay Township watershed on hold, EQT announced at Thursday's meeting of the township Board of Supervisors that they will begin hydraulic fracturing of four wells, at another location in the township, by month's end.

May 15th

Pennies an hour prison salary to pay $1.5 million in restitution

May 15, 2013

ERIE – A federal court has ordered that a St. Marys woman's prison salary of between 12 cents and 40 cents an hour be used to pay over $1.5 million dollars in restitution to her victims.

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