Regional Wrap-up: Pitt-Bradford Cleared for Re-entry after Bomb Threat

Joanne Bauer

Joanne Bauer

Published January 1, 1970 12:00 am

A look at the top news stories in the region…

Pitt-Bradford Cleared for Re-entry after Bomb Threat
MCKEAN COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – According to sources, on Friday morning the University of Pittsburgh’s Bradford campus received a bomb threat similar to those that have been plaguing the university’s main campus – University of Pittsburgh campus – for the past two months.

According to sources, on Friday at 10:30 a.m., the main campus received an e-mail stating there was a bomb in Hanley Library on the Bradford campus.

Sources say Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department arrived with bomb-sniffing dog; they searched the building’s interior, exterior, and perimeter, finding nothing.

Sources say after the building was thoroughly searched, it was cleared for re-entry at about 12:30 p.m., and students, faculty, and staff were allowed back inside.

Judge Sentences Allegheny County Drug Dealer to 21 Years in Prison
ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PA. (EYT) – A resident of Upper St. Clair, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 262 months in prison, followed by 10 years’ supervised release, for violating federal drug trafficking laws.

United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry imposed the sentence on 29-year-old David Curran.

Curran was convicted in August 2011 of conspiring to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and then distributing cocaine.

He was ordered to begin the service of his sentence immediately.

Curran was also ordered to forfeit his interest in real property located in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania; a 2003 Land Rover automobile; $8,970 in United States currency that was seized on October 22, 2009; and $7,610 in United States currency that was seized on November 12, 2009.

In addition, Curran was ordered to pay a money judgment in the amount of $1,080,000 as gross proceeds of the crimes he was convicted of committing.

Jefferson County Burglary Under Investigation
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police are searching for the person/or persons who stole 200 pounds of angle iron from the home of Dale Dinger on Ewing Road in Perry Township, Jefferson County, Pa.

The incident happened sometime Friday or Saturday.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police.

Alan Jackson Coming to Crawford County Fair on Aug. 18
CRAWFORD COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – Alan Jackson is the featured concert for the 2012 Crawford County Fair, performing Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Jackson, 53, is from Georgia and has been a chart-topping country music artist since the 1990’s.

Jackson has recorded 35 number 1 country singles, writing or co-writing 24 of them. He’s had a total of more than 50 Top 10 hits.

He’s a 17-time Academy of Country Music Award winner; a 16-time Country Music Association Award recipient, and a two-time Grammy winner. In 2011, he was a Songwriter/Artist inductee unto the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Tickets for the Jackson concert go on sale April 23 at 10 a.m. at (800) 585-3737 or online at

Storm System to Affect Weather in Western Pennsylvania
WESTERN PA. (EYT) – According to forecasts, the storm system that resulted in five deaths and widespread property damage in the Midwest on Sunday weakened as it moved east; however, it still could create havoc in Western Pa.

According to the National Weather Service, the cold front associated with the Midwest storms is expected to reach Western Pa. by early evening, resulting in thunderstorms with winds gusting to 35 mph.

Temperatures are expected to dip from a high of 80 degrees this afternoon to lows in the mid 40s by this evening, with winds of 15 to 20 mph.

Sources: Ridgway Record; FBI-Pittsburgh; The Meadville Tribune; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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