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Assault charges against Bradford man bound to court

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Congress Street was barricaded for a short time Wednesday night while law enforcement officials tried to take into custody a man — reportedly armed with a shotgun — who refused to come out of a Blaisdell Avenue home.

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A tense standoff with an armed man barricaded in his Blaisdell Avenue residence Wednesday night came to a peaceful conclusion when the man surrendered to police.

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SMETHPORT — A Kane woman who was accused of scheming with another woman to unlawfully obtain prescription pills was found guilty of three charges at a trial this week in McKean County Court.

SMETHPORT — A Bradford woman was sentenced to 18 months probation for retail theft and ordered to a local substance abuse treatment as soon as possible during sentencing in McKean County Court Thursday.

A Ludlow man is in McKean County Jail for allegedly threatened to shoot his wife, son and nephew if they went on his property.

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As a teenager glued to his television in 1968 watching sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise gloved fists during the playing of the national anthem at the Olympics, Kenneth Shropshire immediately thought he knew what the protest was about.

If you couldn’t tell already, the weather this past weekend was a reminder that we are now truly in the heart of football season. Speaking as someone who was on the sideline for a very cold, very wet Bradford-Clarion game, I was longing for the far off days — otherwise known as last week — o…

SMETHPORT —  Nathan Hollowell and Blake Kinner each reached the century mark in rushing yards and scored a touchdown to key unbeaten Smethport’s Senior Night celebration with a 37-0 shutout of…

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German law enforcement authorities added another chapter to Volkswagen's diesel scandal Tuesday by fining the company's luxury division Audi 800 million euros ($925 million) for selling cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is edging out profit and revenue expectations for the third quarter and raising its profit outlook as domestic sales rise.

It’s right around the corner. That’s right — flu season. And like clockwork, the familiar muscle aches, coughs, chills, headaches, runny noses, sneezes and sore throats return, too. With the kids back in school, there’s also a much greater chance that they could catch a bug and bring it home to share with the rest of the family.

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It’s autumn, and the markets are filled with a harvest of carrots, parsnips beets and turnips, loaded with fiber and vitamin C. But how do you eat these rich root vegetables? Chef Jeffory McLean, of the New York Wine and Culinary Institute, offers some tips on buying and preparing seasonal root vegetables, just in time for comfort food.

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It’s said that a positive attitude is essential to health and wellness. Keeping a positive attitude in the face of great obstacles — tragedy, anger, violence, illness or hardship — is life’s toughest challenge. Hank Commodore has a simple, unfailing solution: Humble yourself with wisdom, and practice love and kindness to humankind.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry's keynote speech at the World Gas Conference in June opened with a marching band and ended with an exhibition by the Harlem Globetrotters. It was a spectacle befitting the industry symposium. "We're sharing our energy bounty with the world," Perr…

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's new Cabinet is now a record 50 percent female, including the country's first woman defense minister, after lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously approved the nominations put forward by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.