Monday’s high, 27; Overnight low, 19; ½ inch of snow
SOME SNOW TO START OUT AND THEN SCATTERED FLURRIES. A HIGH OF 30 TODAY
LOW OF 12.TONIGHT MOSTLY CLOUDY TOMORROW HIGH OF 23
CHANCE OF FLURRIES TOMORROW NIGHT LOW OF 18.
THURSDAY CLEARING WITH A HIGH OF 28
SOME LIGHT SNOW THURSDAY NIGHT LOW OF 10.
Troopers at Lewis Run just released details about an accident occurring early last Thursday morning on Route 6 in Hamilton Township McKean County. Lauren Gentile was driving a Honda Civic just west of Hamilton road when her car ran over a dead deer in the highway, went out of control, traveled on off the northern side of the road and overturned before coming to rest. However, the driver was using the seatbelt and was not hurt.
An Olean, New York woman received minor injuries on a one vehicle crash occurring Saturday just before 2:00 am on Route 44 in Ceres Township McKean County. A 2015 Kia driven by Gabrielle Baldwin was traveling north on Route 44. When for unknown reasons, the car went across the highway, moved up an embankment and became airborne before overturning landing onto the driver’s side in the southbound lane. She suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash but declined treatment, however, is now being charged with DUI.
Police did not release the name of a 49 year old Eldred woman who is now charged with DUI after police allegedly saw her 2005 Chevy Trailblazer committing multiple traffic violations on Edson street and East Avenue in Eldred last Tuesday evening. She was later placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Two Erie men were arrested by State Police at Lewis Run on drug possession charges Troopers say when they pulled over a vehicle driven by Alexander Hayes for alleged traffic violations they found that he was in possession of a controlled substance and related paraphernalia and was also wanted by warrant. The passenger Monte McCallum was taken into custody and allegedly resisted arrest
A 32 year old Bradford woman is being charged with DUI after police stopped her 2005 sub on Bolivar Drive in Foster Township McKean county Sunday morning a little after 1:30am. Crysta; Windsor was placed under arrest for driving under the influence and charges will be filed in District Court.
A 41 year old Eldred man whose name was not released by troopers is also facing DUI charges. Police claimed the suspect was discovered to be driving his 2006 Ford F 250 Super Cab under the influence of a controlled substance and charges are pending in District Court. DUI charges arealso being filed against a 27 year old Bradford man whose name was not released after trooper stopped his 2008 Mazda on Pine Street at Boylston Street in Bradford early Monday morning. A 31 year old woman whose name was not released isalso facing DUI after troopers cited her for failing to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Route 59 and Big Shanty Road. She was placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence and charges are pending lab results.
A 35 year old Bradford man has been arrested for making terroristic threats Sunday afternoon at a home on West Washington Street in Corydon Township McKean County. Troopers claim the suspect committed the crimes during an active domestic violence incident. He was taken into custody without incident and placed in the McKean County jail.
Mansfield Based State police report A Port Allegany driver and his passenger escaped injury in a one vehicle crash occurring last Friday morning on Route 49 in Westfield Township. David Smoker was driving a Ford Taurus which went off the eastbound shoulder and skidded uncontrollably off the road. He and his passengers Zachary Evans also of Port Allegany were using seatbelts and were not hurt in the crash.
In other news, harsh winter weather can make it tough to get outdoors, especially in this part of the state where we have copious amounts of snow on the ground and bitter cold temperatures at time at times. But even in the worst conditions the game Commission’s around the clock live streams offer viewers a chance to connect with wildlife all from the comfort and warmth of home. A new 24 seven live stream from a black bear den in Monroe County was launched last week. We told you about that yesterday. That brings us to the total for four Game Commission live stream plans to run through the spring of 2021 last year’s farm country Eagle cam which provides a bird’s eye view into a long established nest and giant Sycamore overlooking scenic farmland is back the ever popular Hanover Pennsylvania Eagle cam has returned to the Game Commission after a year of being sponsored by the hawk mountain sanctuary and the agency snow goose camp got up and running at middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in January ahead of the snow goose migration through Pennsylvania and the action is picking up according to The Game Commission. All live streams can be accessed through the agency’s website pgc.va.gov. The live streams are a collaborative effort by the Game Commission HDL and on tap and Comcast business. HDL provides the streaming services and Comcast provides the internet connectivity for the two Eagle cameras Pennsylvania’s black bears usually are born in January and begin walking and about eight weeks they leave the den with three months old. During the 2019 run of the black bear live stream the bear left the den which is beneath a deck of a cabin on April 11. Game Commission information and education director Steve Smith on the agency’s live streams allow viewers to see wildlife behavior unfold in front of them at a closer proximity than usually possible in the wild. This is the seventh year for the 24 seven live stream at the Hanover nest located at could they’re a state park the first egg of the year was spotted at the Hanover neck nest this week. Bald eagles There we go. Bald eagles lay eggs in mid February and if the eggs are viable, they’ll hatch in mid to late March with young fledging in June but continuing to stop back at the nest. Snow this migration typically peaks at middle Creek from mid February to March.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health yesterday shared his weekly update on the COVID-19 case investigation and contract tracing data and encourage Pennsylvanians to download the COVID alert pa app as more than 778,000 have already done. An aid to contact tracing efforts are 59 counties in the substantial level of COVID-19 transmission rate. The health department did not release its usual information about COVID cases in Pennsylvania. However, here in the Black Forest Broadcasting service area Tioga County has 2108 confirmed cases; McKean 2191; Elk 1183; Potter 772 and Cameron 167. Across the border Cattaraugus County has gone over the 4000 mark with 4004 confirmed cases and Allegany County has 2690 confirmed cases. The Health Department says that contact tracing process is not possible without a case investigation by public health federal. Across the Commonwealth there are 258 case investigators who reach out to incoming cases who were younger than 19 and older than 64. To find out whether they where they went and with whom they came into contact. In order to prevent outbreaks. The case investigation typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes to complete for those who are between 19 and 64 years old and reside in an area without their own county or municipal health department. They will be contacted by a contact tracer to complete the form to initiated digital case investigation and efforts to connect to more people for the reporting week of January 24 through January 30. There were 39,179 COVID-19 cases statewide of those cases reported within the week 20% or 7836 cases and a case investigation started within 24 hours of receiving the positive report. Public health professionals will continue calling to complete the case investigation after the 24 hour period, an additional 6% or 2013 51 cases 2051 cases and a case investigation started within 48 hours.
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HARRISBURG, PA – Harsh winter weather can make it tough to get outdoors.But even in the worst conditions, the Game Commission’s round-the-clock livestreams offer viewers a chance to connect with wildlife, all from the comfort of home.
A new 24-7 livestream from a black bear den in Monroe County launched this week. That brings the total to four Game Commission livestreams planned to run into the spring of 2021.
Last year’s Farm Country Eagle Cam, which provides a bird’s-eye view into a long-established nest in a giant sycamore overlooking scenic farmland, is back. The ever-popular Hanover, Pa. Eagle Cam has returned to the Game Commission after a year of being sponsored by Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. And the agency’s Snow Goose Cam got up and running at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in January, ahead of snow-goose migration through Pennsylvania, and the action is picking up.
All Game Commission livestreams can be accessed through the agency’s website, www.pgc.pa.gov.
The livestreams are a collaborative effort by the Game Commission, HDOnTap and Comcast Business.
HDOnTap provides the streaming services and Comcast Business provides the internet connectivity for the two eagle cameras.
“HDOnTap is excited to partner with the Pennsylvania Game Commission for this cam’s resurgence,” said HDonTap Co-Founder and CEO Tim Sears. “We were unsure if the opportunity would arise again for the live bear den cam. Watching the female and her cub was such a joy in 2019, it quickly became one of our staff’s favorite cams to watch.”
The den featured in the black bear livestream is the same one from the Game Commission’s last black bear livestream two years ago, and the adult bear hibernating there could be the same one. Female black bears typically breed and have cubs every two years. Based on sounds picked up in the den, it’s believed the adult bear in the livestream is with at least one cub.
Pennsylvania’s black bears usually are born in January and begin walking in about eight weeks. They leave the den when 3 months old. During the 2019 run of the black bear livestream, the bears left the den, which is beneath a deck at a cabin, on April 11.
Game Commission Information and Education Director Steve Smith said the agency’s livestreams allow viewers to see wildlife behavior unfold in front of them, at closer proximity than usually is possible in the wild.
“Viewers often tell us how appreciative they are for the entertaining, educational opportunities the livestreams provide, but also for how the livestreams have given them a whole new appreciation of wildlife,” Smith said. “Those are among many reasons the Game Commission’s wildlife livestreams remain so popular, and why we’re proud to bring them back again this year.”
This is the seventh year for the 24-7 livestream at the Hanover nest, located at Codorus State Park. The first egg of the year was spotted at the Hanover nest this week. HDOnTap Co-Founder Tiffany Sears said the livestream is one of the company’s most popular. “Since 2015, viewers have enjoyed over 40 million hours of 24-7, live HD video and audio from the nest, as well as daily time-lapse clips on screens worldwide.”
Bald eagles typically lay eggs in mid-February and, if the eggs are viable, they’ll hatch in mid- to late March, with young fledging in June, but continuing to stop back at the nest.
Snow goose migration typically peaks at Middle Creek from mid-February to March.
Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Health today shared its weekly update on Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing data and encouraged Pennsylvanians to download the COVID Alert PA app, as more than 778,000 have already done to aid in contact tracing efforts. There are 59 counties in the substantial level of COVID-19 transmission rate.
“When you are diagnosed with COVID-19, we have public health professionals standing by to contact as many Pennsylvanians as possible to help inform close contacts and mitigate spread. In order for these proven health practices to be effective, we need residents to play their part and answer the call and participate in the case investigation,” Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam said. “If residents participate in these proven public health practices as well as downloading the COVID Alert PA app, we can truly help mitigate the spread of this virus and keep our friends, family and loved ones safe.”
The contact tracing process is not possible without a case investigation by a public health professional. Across the commonwealth, there are 258 case investigators who reach out to incoming cases who are younger than 19 and older than 64 to find out where they went and with whom they came into contact in order to prevent outbreaks while infectious. This case investigation typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes to complete. For those who are between 19 and 64 years old and reside in an area without their own county or municipal health department, they will be contacted by a contact tracer to complete a Connect & Protect Form to initiate a digital case investigation in effort to connect to more people.
For this reporting week between Sunday, January 24 and Saturday, January 30, there were 39,179 COVID-19 cases statewide. Of those cases reported within that week, 20 percent, or 7,836 cases, had a case investigation started within 24 hours of receiving the positive report. Public health professionals will continue calling to complete the case investigation after the 24-hour period. An additional six percent, or 2,351 cases, had a case investigation started within 48 hours.
Although public health professionals may call to start the case investigation, the case may not answer the call on the first attempt. The Department of Health leaves voicemails, texts, and sends a letter to the home requesting a return call. There were 7,934 people, or 20 percent of cases, in this reported week that were successfully contacted by a public health professional statewide.
In addition to the traditional case investigations, contact tracers will call to reach the case and share a Connect & Protect Form to initiate a digital case investigation. There are now a total of 325 contact tracers working to assist this process specifically. For this reporting week between January 24 and January 30, Contact tracers made 12,937 calls to reach 64 percent, or 8,227 individuals, successfully. Of the 7,030 that were sent forms, 43 percent, or 3,018 were returned. Since the implementation of the form on December 21, 2020 until January 30, we have received over 7,167 completed forms.
Therefore, there were 10,952 individuals, or roughly 28 percent of cases, who successfully completed a case investigation this week.
After the initial case investigation is complete, contact tracing begins. Within the same time period of January 24 to January 30, there were 1,509 contact tracing staff working with local and county health entities, partner organizations and the Regional Response Health Collaboration Program within the Department of Human Services as well as volunteers from Co-County Wellness in Berks County and Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health. These staff monitored 5,761 contacts who were identified during the case investigations.
Currently, all of the allotted 1,090 people have been hired through Insight Global. Some of these staff have been promoted to perform case investigations to meet the immediate needs of increased caseloads. There are 50 case investigators, 40 supervisors, and 10 resource coordinators who also help to refer Pennsylvanians to services during quarantine across the commonwealth.
Since the implementation of the Contact Tracing Management System in early October through January 23 in those areas of the state where Pennsylvania Department of Health is responsible for contact tracing, 73,575 of 98,075 contacts, or 75 percent of the total contacts identified, were effectively reached to communicate their quarantine status and offer ongoing symptom monitoring.
Between January 24 and January 30 there have been:
7,918 contacts have been processed for areas where PA DOH has jurisdiction;
5,904 people, or 75 percent of the total contacts identified, have been effectively reached to communicate their quarantine status and offer ongoing symptom monitoring;
1,191 people, or about 23 percent of the total contacts, were not reached; and
491 were still in the process of being contacted.
On September 22, the department launched COVID Alert PA, a free mobile app that uses Bluetooth technology to let a person know that they have been exposed to COVID-19 without compromising the identity or location of either the person using the app, or of the person to whom they may have been exposed.
The Department of Health has made updates the COVID Alert PA app to allow 13- through 17-year-old residents with parental consent to download the app and four new languages. This app is interoperable with 16 other states that also utilize the same notification exposure app technology.
In addition to the traditional case investigations and contact tracing process, there have been 1,347 cases that confirmed their positivity and uploaded their random IDs through the app. These uploads generated 649 exposure alerts to persons who have downloaded the app on their phones and who were in close contact (six feet for 15 minutes or more) to the case. Of those who received the alerts, 92 individuals requested a call back for further assistance from a trained contact tracer.
As the contact tracing program expands, the Department of Health continues to work in partnership with over 150 organizations, in addition to the county and municipal health departments, through regional partnerships to help gather and answer questions, identify problems and find solutions to improve contact tracing efforts within the region. Each regional partnership has met at least once, and includes public health staff, health providers, academic institutions, community organizations, and other stakeholders interested in helping to coordinate and engage around contact tracing efforts.
Organizations and entities interested in partnering in these efforts should reach out to RA-DHCONTACTTRACING@pa.gov.
You can find more information on the state’s contact tracing efforts at the Department of Health’s website here.