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Freemont Man Headed To Prison

A Fre­mont man will spend 10 years of a 20 year sen­tence behind bars, fol­low­ing his sen­tenc­ing on Mon­day in Steuben Supe­rior Court. 23 year old Jere­miah Bates entered a guilty plea to a Level 2 felony of Deal­ing Metham­phet­a­mine. Bates was also placed on pro­ba­tion for five years and …

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Plea Deal Reached In Gas Station Robbery

A guilty plea on Mon­day in Steuben Cir­cuit Court in con­nec­tion with the attempted rob­bery of a Marathon gas sta­tion back in Feb­ru­ary. 19-year-old James Michael Moore of the Angola area, admit­ted guilt in con­nec­tion to a Level Three felony of attempted rob­bery. In exchange for his guilty plea, pros­e­cu­tors …

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Williams Health Commissioner Questions County TB Control Protocol

On Mon­day, Williams County Health Com­mis­sioner Jim Watkins asked county com­mis­sion­ers to con­firm that the health depart­ment is the lead agency for tuber­cu­lo­sis con­trol. Watkins, accord­ing to the Bryan Times, said the depart­ment has oper­ated as the lead agency for years, but he wanted con­fir­ma­tion due to upcom­ing changes in …

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Fundraiser Scheduled

A fundraiser to help with funeral expenses for Melody Bridges will be held Sat­ur­day at Area 51 in Ham­ler. Funds raised dur­ing the event also will be ear­marked for her two young sons. The 34 year old mother was killed last month in a motor­cy­cle crash in Williams County, when …

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Bryan Police Report Busy Weekend

Bryan Police were kept busy over the week­end. On Sat­ur­day, they arrested 39 year old Joshua J. Shaf­fer of South Cherry Street for Dis­or­derly Con­duct. Then they released him. On Sun­day, Bryan Police arrested 33 year old Joe W. Sher­man of SR 191 in Stryker for Unau­tho­rized Use of a …

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Four County ADAMhs Gets Clean Audit

The Four County ADAMhs Board received a clean audit from the state auditor’s office for 2014. In fact, things looked so good that the state even waived the need for an exit inter­view. That was good news, but even bet­ter news came when the board learned late last week, that …

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Salinas Verdict Rendered

In Defi­ance County Court on Fri­day, a jury returned a split ver­dict against a woman accused of shoot­ing her estranged hus­band. 45 year old Pauletta Sali­nas of Defi­ance, was found not guilty of attempted aggra­vated mur­der, but guilty of felo­nious assault after the jury delib­er­ated for less than four hours. …

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Brave Trooper Honored

Trooper Ryan Brill­hart of the Spe­cial Response Team has been hon­ored for his brave actions that saved the life of a man from a burn­ing vehi­cle. He was pre­sented with the high­est form of honor, the pres­ti­gious Superintendent’s Cita­tion of Merit Award, at the High­way Patrol’s Acad­emy by Colonel Paul …

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Three Arrested For Drugs After Traffic Stop

Three peo­ple were arrested on drug related charges by Angola Police on Wednes­day morn­ing fol­low­ing a traf­fic stop. Meth was found in the vehi­cle, as well as a two-year-old boy. 39-year-old Robert Phibbs of Angola was pulled over for an expired plate. An Angola K-9 alerted on the vehi­cle, where …

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69 Year Old Murder Story To Be Re-Told

The bru­tal mur­der of a Bryan librar­ian 69 years ago is being high­lighted in a new doc­u­men­tary, which will pre­miere on the anniver­sary of her death. Emily Aber­nathy was killed on Sept. 19, 1946, in the Bryan library by James Robert Engle. The doc­u­men­tary about the mur­der enti­tled “Emily’s Story,” …

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