Monday’s high, 30; Overnight “low” 32 (temperature went up); 3″ of snow topped by sleet & freezing rain.
PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES TODAY A HIGH OF 22.
CLOUDS BUILDING TONIGHT LOW 17
SNOW SHOWERS POSSIBLE TOMORROW WITH A HIGH OF 31
SNOW, SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN TOMORROW NIGHT WITH A LOW OF 20.
THURSDAY MORNING FLURRIES. A HIGH OF 22
MOSTLY CLOUDY THURSDAY NIGHT WITH A CHILLY LOW OF SEVEN.
Sleet, snow and freezing rain blanket area…..Port Allegany woman victim of $1000 plus ID theft….Police investigating shoplifting at Kersey Dollar General….Minor injuries reported for Ridgway driver….Criminal mischief at Knoxville home reported….Two bills have been approved by the House to help PA farmers…Health Department says there are several ways to find out about vaccine availability….
A combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain blanketed the area overnight causing treacherous roads for the morning commute. PennDot crews worked through the night to clear roads. Several schools including Austin, Cameron County, Galeton, Kane, Port Allegany and Smethport had a two-hour delay.
Penn State says well partly cloudy skies today a high of 22. house building tonight a load of 17. Snow showers possible tomorrow with a high of 31 snow, sleet and freezing rain tomorrow night with a low
State Police at Crooks obtained the victim’s social security number to open a Charter Communications account and racked up $1,035 in charges. The investigation is continuing.
Troopers at Lewis Run are charging a 46 year old Bradford man, whose name they did not release. with DUI after stopping his 2012 Chevy Silverado on Jackson Avenue in Bradford City.
Mansfield based state police are investigating a shoplifting occurring at the Dollar General in Kersey recently. The case is open pending further investigation. No further information was released.
A Ridgway woman received minor injuries in a one vehicle crash occurring Saturday afternoon on Laurel Mill Road in Ridgway Township, Elk County, Diane Piccirillo was going west when her Chevy Trailblazer began to slide on the highway, went across the road, and when she tried to return to her lane of travel she overcompensated causing the SUV to continue sliding until it collided with a tree on the right side of the highway. She was taken by ambulance to Penn Highlands Dubois or treatment of minor injuries.
In other news, the State House passed two important bills recently that will help support the state’s agriculture industry by removing barriers to agritourism and ensuring dairy farmers can transport their milk during inclement weather according to Representative Clint Owlet
The state health department took yesterday off in observance of Presidents Day and did not provide a virus update. However, the Department says while vaccine supply from the federal government remains limited. The department is working to ensure the vaccine is provided in a way that is ethical, equitable and efficient. The Your turn tool provides a way to register to be alerted when it’s your turn to be vaccinated. A Commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains the current process for getting one Pennsylvania’s with a question about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health toll free hotline at 1-877-724-3258. a vaccine provider map is posted to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you all the locations that receive vaccine and how much they have received can be found on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution webpage and the vaccine dashboard data can also be found on the website to find more information about the doses administered and showcase demographic information. This is Black Forest Broadcasting News.
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The state House passed two important bills recently that will help support the state’s agriculture industry by removing barriers to agritourism and ensuring dairy farmers can transport their milk in inclement weather, said Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter).
“Our farmers are the reason we have food on our tables each day,” Owlett said. “They need and deserve our support, and one way we can do that is by adopting policies that will make their jobs a little easier.”
House Bill 101 creates the Agritourism Activity Protection Act to provide limited civil liability protections to people who offer agritourism activities on their farms. The bill would require the farmer or other activity provider to post specific warning signs and have a signed, written agreement with a participant that they have acknowledged the risk of participating in the activity.
The protections would not apply if the farmer or provider acts in a grossly negligent manner, purposefully causes the participant injury, commits an action or inaction that constitutes criminal conduct and causes the participant injury, or recklessly fails to warn or guard against a dangerous condition that causes injury or damages to a participant.
“Agritourism has helped many farmers diversify their operations to keep their farms going,” Owlett said. “It’s also beneficial because it gives the public the opportunity to explore and learn about farming and the hard work that goes into raising crops and animals that help feed us on a daily basis.”
Owlett also voted in support of a bill that would exempt milk trucks from weather-related commercial vehicle travel bans in the Commonwealth. A similar measure was approved in a bipartisan vote last session but was ultimately vetoed by Gov. Tom Wolf. House Bill 186 would require milk haulers who wish to be exempt during travel bans to obtain a decal issued by the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board.
“Cows don’t stop producing milk just because it starts to snow,” Owlett said. “Milk is highly perishable, and farmers have limited bulk tank capacity to store it. Milk haulers need to be able to get to the farms and transport the milk; otherwise, farmers will be forced to dump it, which causes more financial strain on their operations.”
Both bills passed with significant bipartisan support and head to the Senate for consideration.
The state Department of Health took Monday off for the Presidents’ Day Holiday and did not provide an update on virus cases. However officials say there are several ways residents can find information about vaccine availability.
Pennsylvania hospitals began receiving shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 14 and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 21. Please note that this includes vaccine administration through CVS as part of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership. Vaccination numbers for Pennsylvania do not include Philadelphia, which is its own jurisdiction, or federal facilities, which are working directly with the federal government.
A total of 318,450 doses were allocated through February 13:
175,175 first doses will have been allocated this week.
143,275 second doses will have been allocated this week.
To date, of the 2,439,550 doses allocated through February 13, 1,588,761 doses were administerd through February 12:
First doses, 85 percent (1,210,194 administered of 1,426,600 allocated)
Second doses, 37 percent (378,567 administered of 1,012,950 allocated)
The Your Turn tool provides a way to register to be alerted when it’s your turn to be vaccinated.
A commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains the current process for getting one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.
Vaccine provider map to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you.
All of the locations that received vaccine and how much they have received can be found on the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution webpage.
Vaccine dashboard data can also be found on the website to find more information on the doses administered and showcase demographic information.
Pennsylvanians can provide feedback on the Pennsylvania COVID-19 Interim Vaccination Plan by clicking on the Plan Feedback Form square under Popular Vaccine Topics. Frequently asked questions can also be found on the Department’s website.