Monday’s high, 81; Overnight low, 70; .33” of rain weekend total







Two more ID thefts have been investigated by state police, Caden Whitman26, of Coudersport and Kaatelyn Gerhart, both of Coudersport told police their employers were contacted for an unemployment verification but they are employed.

Troopers at Coudersport have arrested 30 year old Fred George of Shinglehouse for physical harassment in connection to a domestic violence situation on the Eleven Mile Road Sunday morning. Police say George hit a victim with an open hand. The victims are identified as a 37 year  old woman and three teenage girls ranging in age from 13 to 17.

Injuries were reported following a collision last Thursday afternoon in Ulysses Township. According to troopers at Coudersport say the collision occurred when Emily Risser of Genesee tried to enter Rout 49 from a driveway and at first, did not see an approaching  Dodge Ram pickup driven by Lawrence Conklin of Bigler, PA. When she saw the pickup, Risser tried to go straight across the road and tried to avoid contact with the truck but its engine compartment hit the passenger side of Risser’s Chevrolet Traverse. Risser and  an 8 year old boy, and 84 year old Donald Stocum of Galeton were slightly hurt but did not required treatment. A six year old boy and the other driver were no hurt.

State police at Coudersport arrested 27 year old Tye Dynda of Westminster, CO for DUI after stopping his 2017Jeep on the Costello Road during the early morning hours Sunday,

A Kane fugitive was arrested by Lewis Run state police Saturday evening after taking off on foot. Police say when they were called to Clay Street they found 42 year old Robert Duck was wanted on a warrant. When police arrived, Duck reportedly tried to escape on foot.

DUI charges are being filed against a St. Marys man whose 2016 Nissan Rogue was pulled over Friday night on the Kane/Marshburg Road.  Officers claim, the man, whose name was not released was driving under the influence of a controlled substance. He was taken to UPMC Kane for chemical testing.

DUI charges are ALSO being filed against a 37 year old Erie woman whose 2011Toyo Van container trailer was stopped on Route 46 in Keating Township, McKean Country Saturday afternoon. Her name was also withheld.

An Eldred teenage driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle mishap Monday afternoon in Eldred Township. According to state police at Lewis Run, the 16 year old boy was headed south on Sartwell Road and tried to enter Hillside Road. His 2011 Ford Fusion went off the road, traveled along the shoulder before striking ditch and a tree. He was cited for failing to be licensed to drive.

Wildlife health experts from the Wildlife Futures Program (WFP) at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) and officials from the Pennsylvania Game Commission are investigating more than 70 general public reports of songbirds that are sick or dying due to an emerging health condition that is presently unknown.

As of July 1, 2021, reports from the public chronicle both adult and young birds exhibiting signs of the condition. The most common clinical symptoms include discharge and/or crusting around the eyes, eye lesions, and/or neurologic signs such as falling over or head tremors.

Affected birds are being tested for several toxins, parasites, bacterial diseases, and viral infections. To date, test results have been inconclusive.

Twelve species have been reported: Blue Jay, European Starling, Common Grackle, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, House Finch, House Sparrow, Eastern Bluebird, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Carolina Chickadee, and Carolina Wren.

Pennsylvania, the reports have been received from 27 counties, including:

Philadelphia, and Bucks, Montgomery, Chester counties: 15 reportsCumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, Schuylkill, York counties: 19 reportsNumerous reports have also been received across the United States including the Mid-Atlantic region, extending into the Southeast and eastern upper Midwest. Affected birds were first reported in and around Washington, D.C.

This is an emerging wildlife health event. Penn Vet will provide additional, timely information as it becomes available at

DETAILS: The public is encouraged to report any sightings of birds that have died and/or birds that have been seen with swollen and crusty eyes, as well as neurological signs such as stumbling and head tremors. Report the incident online at:

Experts are also encouraging the public to follow these FIVE precautionary measures until more is known:

Cease feeding birds and providing water in bird baths until this wildlife mortality event has concluded to prevent potential spread between birds and to other wildlife.

Clean feeders and bird baths with a 10% bleach solution.

Avoid handling dead or injured wild birds. Wear disposable gloves if it’s necessary to handle a bird.

Keep pets away from sick or dead birds as a standard precaution.

To dispose of dead birds, place them in a sealable plastic bag and discard with household trash. This will prevent disease transmission to other birds and wildlife.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Friday, July 2, there were 304 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,212,561.





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There are 310 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 59 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 continues to drop, after peaking at 2,661 patients which is slightly below what it was at the height of the spring 2020 peak of 2,751 patients on May 3, 2020.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of June 18 – June 24 stood at 1.2%.

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

As of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, July 1, there were 8 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 27,695 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 Thursday, July 1, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 62.9% of its entire population, and the state ranks 9th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.

According to the CDC, as of Thursday, July 1, 60.3% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated while 75.5% have received their first dose.

According to the CDC, as of Thursday, July 1, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

Statewide data representing the 66 counties within the Department of Health’s vaccine jurisdiction:


Vaccine providers have administered 11,711,557 total vaccine doses as of Friday, July 2.

First/single doses:  6,738,627 administered

Second doses:  4,972,930 administered

5,418,234 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 17,000 people per day receiving vaccinations.

1,320,393 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.

6,738,627 people have received at least their first dose.

The department continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC for wearing a mask where required by law, rule and regulations, including healthcare, local business and workplace guidance. For the protection of themselves and others, individuals who have not yet been vaccinated or are partially vaccinated, are still encouraged to wear a mask when in public.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 72,059 resident cases of COVID-19, and 15,554 cases among employees, for a total of 87,613 at 1,598 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Approximately 29,021 of total cases have been among health care workers.

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 of Health hotline