Digital hunting licenses now available. See Story below:

Emergency services responded to a transformer fire at Morgan AMT Wednesday morning….Lawrenceville driver unhurt in one-vehicle accident in Keating Township Monday…Driver and passenger escape injury in McKean County car/deer collision…NY man charged with terroristic threats in McKean County….Austin man accused of hitting another Monday morning in Emporium….Digital licenses available for hunters….More than 6 million residents vaccinated….. https://soundcloud.com/gerri-miller-611294886/black-forest-broadcasting-podcast-september-16-2021

Wednesday’s high, 81; Overnight low, 55; .53” of rain

THU-MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 77

THU NIGHT-CLEAR, LOW 65

FRI-PARTLY SUNNY, HIGH 79

FRI NIGHT-CLEAR, LOW 63

SAT-PARTLY SUNNY, CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORM, HIGH 80

SAT NIGHT-CLEAR, LOW 61

 

Coudersport Emergency Services responded to Morgan AM&T Wednesday morning  when  a transformer fire shut off electric to their facility. The power outage put furnaces in danger of overheating and exploding unless they were treated with glycol. Workers were evacuated to a safe location within the facility. Other issues came about prior to arrival, Chief 48-Phelps( Command ) requested additional units – 2 Tankers to the scene, one from 44 Austin, one from 46 Roulette. Units tied into feed the facility as maintenance made adjustments and got glycol flowing through the ovens. Once this occurred, crews waited til the temperatures returned to safe operating range ( 2100° c ) and were released. Command terminated and All units returned at approximately noon.

A Lawrenceville driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident Monday afternoon in Keating Township, Potter County. State police report Henry Stiles was going south on Gas Well Road when his Ford F550 went off the road and hit a tree.

No one was a hurt in a car/deer collision early last Friday morning in Hamlin Township, McKean County. According to Lewis Run State police, Anthony Ray of Mt. Jewett was unable to avoid hitting a whitetail which  came onto Route 6 in front of  his 2015 Jeep Cherokee. He and his passenger, April Yoder also of Mt. Jewett were wearing seatbelts at the time.

State police at Lewis Run have charged 44 year old Douglas Hale of Friendship, NY for terroristic threats. Troopers allege Hale threatened the life of a 40 year old Port Allegany man in an apartment on Cris Drive in Lafayette Township Monday evening.

DUI charges are being filed against 42 year old Amy Simes of Bradford by state police at Lewis Run. Troopers claim they determined she had been driving her 204 Chevrolet Impala on Route 219 under the influence of drugs.

A 44 year old Austin man, whose name was not released is accused of physical harassment. Troopers at Emporium claim the suspect hit a 66 year old Emporium man during an argument on the Four Mile Road early Monday morning.

DUI charges are pending against a 26 year old Oakdale woman whose 2017 Ford Escape was stopped by Emporium based state police early September 7 in Shippen Township. State police allege they found the suspect in possession of illegal narcotics and paraphernalia following a crash on the Sizerville Road.

Drug possession charges are pending against 24 year old Jacob Sullivan of Pittsburgh a after state police at Mansfield stopped his 2003 Ford Taurus on Route 15 on the afternoon of September 4 on Route 15 in Covington Township. Troopers claim they found Sullivan in possession of a controlled substance.A

Cameron, NY woman has been cited for disorderly conduct by state police at Mansfield. Troopers claim 36 year old Ashley Smith created a disturbance at 13305 Route 49 in Lawrence Township on the morning of August 10 alarming people at that location.

Elk County

A 41 year old St. Marys man is facing DUI charges after Ridgway based state police stopped his vehicle on the Toby Road in Horton Township Wednesday afternoon for driving without a license. Charges are pending toxicology reports.

Just in time for squirrel season, Pennsylvania hunters now may carry digital versions of their licenses, in place of paper licenses.

Statewide

Unlike Pennsylvania’s former hunting and furtaker licensing system, the new system, HuntFishPA, is equipped to issue digital licenses. The Pennsylvania Game Commission earlier this year authorized hunters and trappers to carry digital licenses and permits, though paper harvest tags still must be carried and used in any season where harvests must be tagged.

Hunters and trappers who already have purchased their 2021-22 licenses can download PDF copies of their licenses and permits by logging in to their profile on HuntFishPA (https://huntfish.pa.gov) and accessing their Purchase History.

Those who buy licenses now and in the future will be emailed a PDF version of their licenses, so long as they provide an email address in their profile. This applies whether they buy licenses online or at an issuing agent. All documents will be emailed, except for harvest tags.

Deer, bear and turkey hunters, and those hunting or trapping in any other season where harvests must be tagged, must continue to carry paper harvest tags afield. No electronic harvest tags are being issued or authorized for use. And all paper licenses and permits that are carried afield must be signed.

Those who plan on hunting big game or bobcats, or trapping fishers or otters must plan ahead of time to be sure that they are in possession of their harvest tags prior to hunting or trapping those species. All harvest tags will be mailed to those who purchase their licenses online.

But for many hunting and trapping opportunities, a digital license is all that’s required.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15, th

There were 4,812 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,359,263.

CAMERON 250

ELK 1783

McKEAN 3163

POTTER 1196

TIOGA 2882

ALLEGANY (NY) 3896

CATTARAUGUS 6544

There are 2,308 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 580 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients continues to increase.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Sept. 3 – Sept. 9 stood at 9.1%.

As of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, there were 45 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 28,696 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

According to the CDC, as of Tuesday, Sept. 14, 67.3% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

Vaccine providers have administered 12,480,139 total vaccine doses, including 58,758 additional doses authorized for people who are immunocompromised, as of Wednesday, Sept. 15.

6,082,996 people are fully vaccinated; with 18,715 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 14,700 people per day receiving vaccinations..

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 75,273 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 16,105 cases among employees, for a total of 91,378 at 1,620 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Approximately 30,624 of total cases have been among health care workers.

Dept. of Health reported 97% of COVID deaths, 95% of hospitalizations and 94% of cases are among unvaccinated Pennsylvanians.

All Pennsylvanians age 12 and older are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine. Use Vaccine Finder to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you.

A commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains the current process for getting one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department