Virtual meetings on CWD to be  held across PA next month. See story below


Monday’s high,55; Overnight low

TUE-mostly Sunny 74

TUE NIGHT-partly cloudy 64

WED-overcast,  69

WED NIGHT-rain, 42

THU-rain, 67

THU NIGHT-rain, 60

Tioga County

An elderly Westfield driver died in a collision and a Troy PA driver suffered serious injuries in a collision Saturday afternoon in Middlebury Township. According to Mansfield based state police, 86 year old Wilhelm Kalke was going west on Milk Plant Road and tried to make a left turn onto Route 287 and failed to yield to oncoming traffic. His Chevrolet Silverado rolled onto its side after being hit by a GMC Sierra driven by Christopher Garvin. Both drivers were taken to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital where Kalke was pronounced dead.

Mansfield based state police are looking for a defiant trespasser who tried to enter a home of Broughton Hollow Road in Delmar Township between April 7 and 9. An unknown man demanded to see auction items but after being told to leave, he stuck his foot inside the door as if to block the home owner from closing it. After being told three times to leave, the man finally left.

Potter County

A Coudersport woman escaped injury Friday afternoon when an unknown vehicle sideswiped her car on the Dingman Run Road in Hebron Township and kept going. Troopers said Mikayla Bell was driving 2011 Chevrolet Impala south near Snyder Road when the fender bender occurred. The other driver failed to stop and provide required information. Anyone who can shed light on the incident is asked to call state police at 814.274.8690.

DUI/drug charges are being filed against a 19 year old Coudersport man who was stopped by troopers on Cowley Hill  Road  in Keating Township late Friday night. Police claim they discovered the driver of the 2006 Ford F-150XLT was in possession of crystal methamphetamine and heroin.

A 51 year old Coudersport resident is also being charged with drug possession following a traffic stop early Saturday morning on Fox Mountain Road at Cowley Hill Road in Portage Township . Troopers allege they found the driver of a 2006 Ford F-150 XLT. Authorities did not explain if the two cases were related.




The National Deer Association (NDA) has announced a series of virtual public meetings supported by the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) to discuss Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the state. NDA President and CEO Nick Pinizzotto will be joined by representatives from the PGC and other experts in the field to discuss the latest plans on how and why to combat CWD in Pennsylvania and across the country.

CWD is currently the most significant threat to the future of healthy deer populations, deer hunting and the hunting industry. It is quickly becoming the biggest challenge to broad wildlife conservation that sportsmen and wildlife managers have encountered over the last century. First detected in Pennsylvania in 2012, CWD has continued to spread across the Commonwealth, including several positive deer being found in new areas this year. Data suggests that if no changes in CWD management are made, parts of Pennsylvania could eventually reach a 30 percent prevalence rate.

Speakers include:

Nick Pinizzotto – President and CEO, NDA

PGC Representative – Regional Representative

Bryan Richards – Emerging Disease Coordinator, National Wildlife Health Center

Kip Adams – Chief Conservation Officer, NDA

Andrea Korman – Chronic Wasting Disease Coordinator, PGC

Six total meetings will be held over the course of three consecutive weeks, one for each PGC region. Each webinar will last roughly two hours, with 80 minutes of presentations and 40 minutes of Q&A. Attendees MUST preregister using the following links:

Southwest Region – May 5, 2021

Northcentral Region – May 6, 2021

Northeast Region – May 11, 2021

Northwest Region – May 13, 2021

Southeast Region – May 17, 2021

Southcentral Region – May 18, 2021

For information on the boundaries of each region, and for additional information regarding the PGC, visit:




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About the National Deer Association

Formally launched on November 10, 2020, the National Deer Association is a non-profit deer conservation group that leads efforts to ensure the future of wild deer, wildlife habitat and hunting. Formed by combining the strengths of two long-serving, successful organizations, the National Deer Association has a combined 38 years of action that has changed deer management for the betterment of hunting and protected North America’s most vital and admired game species for future generations. Visit or follow @deerassociation on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 26, there were 1,881 additional positive cases of COVID-19, in addition to 3,162 new cases reported Sunday, April 25, for a two-day total of 5,043 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,136,057. Confirmed cases in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area: Confirmed cases in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area:


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There are 2,561 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In Pennsylvania. Of that number, 544 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day is about 3,400 lower than it was at the peak on December 25, 2020. The current 14-day average continues to increase, but it is still below what it was at the height of the spring peak on May 3, 2020.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of April 16 – April 22 stood at 8.6%–an improvement over the previous week.

The most accurate daily data is available on the website, with archived data also available.

As of 11:59 p.m. Saturday, April 24, there were 5 new deaths and as of 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 25, there were no new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 25,988 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 morning, April 26, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 47.3% of its eligible population, and the state ranks 10th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.

According to the CDC, as of Monday morning, April 26, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

Vaccine providers have administered 8,043,744 total vaccine doses as of Monday, April 26.

3,200,270 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 96,800 people per day receiving vaccinations.

1,914,947 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.

5,115,217 people have received at least their first dose.

This week, a total of 8,326,640 doses will have been allocated through May 1:

297,520 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.

276,520 second doses will have been allocated this week.

To date 8,043,744 doses , have beenadministered total through April 26:

First/single doses:  5,115,217 administered

Second doses:  2,928,527 administered

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home, even if fully vaccinated. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

There are 149,970 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 639 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.

There are 4,355,119 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 70,484 resident cases of COVID-19, and 14,708 cases among employees, for a total of 85,192 at 1,588 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Approximately 27,503 of the  total cases are among health care workers.

All Pennsylvanians age 16 and older are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine. The provider map is available here.

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.