Vandals cause $13,000 in damage to fibre optic cable. See story below.
Emporium man accused of using butane torch to burn woman several times…Bradford man charged with drug charges and having an illegal firearm….Vandals cause $13,000 damage to fibreoptic cable in Potter County….Unemployment improves across region…Good day for Republican judicial candidates… unemployment down….
Tuesday’s high, 50; Overnight low, 33
WED-MOSTLY CLOUDY, CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS, HIGH 41
WED NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, LOW 30
THU-MOSTLY CLOUODY HIGH 42
THU NIGHT-PARTLY CLOUDY, LOW 26
FRI-PARTLY CLOUDY HIGH 43
FRI NIGHT-CLEAR, LOW 21
An Emporium man has been arrested for assault causing serious bodily injury in connection to an incident allegedly occurring Sunday afternoon on West 5th Street in that town. Troopers claim, the 29 year old unidentified suspect burned a 28 year old St. Marys woman several time with a butane torch. He is also facing a number of related charges.
Troopers at Lewis Run have charged a Bradford man for drug and firearms charges. Kenneth Bell, 25 was charged after troopers stopped his 2007 Ford Focus on Barbour Street late Monday night for a traffic violation. Officers claim Bell was found driving under the influence, in possession of a controlled substance and related drug paraphernalia and a gun with an obliterated serial number. Bell was transferred to the McKean County Jail following arraignment.
Coudersport based state police are investigating vandalism occurring at 843 First Fork Road in Sylvania Township Monday morning. Vandals caused $13,000 in damage to a fiberoptic cable owned by Trico Connections of Mansfield. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 814.274.8690.
Minor injuries were reported for a Rochester, NY driver after a collision Sunday afternoon in Wetmore Township, McKean County. According to state police, the collision occurred when Amari Foster tried to turn left onto .Route 321 from Hemlock Avenue and struck a Subaru Impreza driven by Craig Storrar of Wilcox. Foster and her passsewnger James Hagler of Port St. Lucie Florida were taken to UPMC Kane while Storrar was not hurt.
DUI charges are pending test results for a 32 year old St.Marys woman. The unidentified suspect was arrested during the early morning hours October 24 after patrol officers stopped her 2020 GMC Terrain on the East Joseph Road in St. Marys for a traffic violation.
State police at Mansfield continue to investigate a rash of thefts from vehicles in the Roaring Branch area. Thieves took a Range Rover key and $75 in cash from a 2010 Landcraft vehicle owned by a 39 year old woman while it was parked on the Ogdensburg Road last Monday or Tuesday. Troopers are encouraging residents to lock their vehicles at all time.
Minor injuries were reported for a Rochester, New York driver and her passenger after a collision Sunday afternoon in Wetmore Township. According to state police, the collision occurred when Amari Foster tried to make a left turn onto Route 321 from Hemlock Avenue and allowed her Ford Escape to collided with a Subaru Impreza driven by Craig Storrar of Wilcox. Foster and her passenger, James Haglger of Poort St. Lucie, FL were taken to UPMC Kane. Storarr was not hurt.
The region’s unemployment picture improved between August and September improved according to the state Department of Labor and Industry. Potter County saw a decrease from 6.8 to 6.3%; McKean County realized an improvement from 7.3 to 6.4%; Cameron County’s rate went down from 7.8 to 7.4%; Elk dropped f rom 7.0 to 6.4% and Tioga County improved from 6.9 to 6.5%. Chester County had the best rate at 3.8% which was down from 4.2 and Fayette County had the worst rate at 8.3 but improved from 9.0. Pennsylvania’s overall jobless rate for the period was 6.2% while the national figure was 4.8%.
Yesterday’s election was not only good in Virginia for Republicans but here in Pennsylvania where Republican candidates defeated Democrats in statewide judicial races. Republican Stacy Wallace a Bradford resident and Republican J. Andrew “Drew” Compton defeated Democrats David Spurgeon and Lori Dumas for Commonwealth Court. Two candidates are competing for one seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Republican Kevin Brobson beat Democrat Maria McLaughlin for the state Supreme Court Results of local races are posted at polling places.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced 2,639 individuals were hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 630 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.
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NOTE: A technical issue delayed today’s COVID-19 case report. Tomorrow, DOH will provide a three-day update with COVID-19 cases reported between Sunday through Tuesday.
The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients continues to decrease.
Statewide percent positivity for the week of Oct. 22 – Oct. 28 stood at 8.8%.
As of 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, there were 75 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 31,530 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 Monday, Nov. 1, 72% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.