A Roulette man escaped injury in construction machine wreck…suspect tried to pay for Amish goods with fake currency in McKean County…Eldred man scammed out of $1400 when trying to buy puppy…More unemployment ID thefts investigated by state police….Port Allegany woman arrested for physical harassment…..11.6 million residents vaccinated…

Sabinsville driver escaped injury in a car/deer collision early Tuesday morning in Eldred Township, McKean County. State police report Robert Thatcher was going south on Route 446 when a whitetail bounded onto the highway in front of his Chevrolet Impala. Thatcher was unable to avoid contact . The car had to be towed from the scene.


A Roulette driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle crash last Thursday in Liberty Township, McKean County. Troopers explained Robert Gummo was going south of Doyle Hollow Road when a mechanical issue caused his Galion to go off the road, hit a road sign and then roll over causing damage to several trees and bushes. He was cited for driving with a suspended license.

State police at Coudersport have made several DUI arrests lately. Kenton Kurtz, 72, of Stewartsown, PA was arrested on the evening of July 14 when police stopped his 2020 Subaru on Silver Maple Drive in Portage Township. Justin Kline 37 of Crawfordsville, AR was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and having an prohibited offensive weapon when he was pulled over during the early morning of July 3 on W. Chestnut Street ,Coudersport. Police did not reveal what weapon was in Kline’s possession. And a an 18 year old Austin resident was arrested for having a controlled substance when his 2005 Ford Explorer was pulled over on Cowley Hill Road in Portage Township on the afternoon of July 26.

A known suspect is accused of trying to buy merchandise at the Amish Consignment auction on Green Hollow Road in Annin Township last Saturday afternoon using phony US Currency. Charges are pending completion of the investigation. State police across the region continue to investigate ID thefts. A 44 year old Eldred man was scammed out of $1480 when he tried to buy a puppy online on the afternoon of July 23. The money was siphoned out of his bank account when he provided personal information. A 51 year old Brockport woman told police she received a check in the mail for unemployment on July 27 but she had not applied for compensation. A 60 year old Johnsonburg man was also a victim of unemployment fraud and ID theft according to state police at Ridgway.

Troopers at Lewis Run arrested 28 year old Karissa Neal of Port Allegany for physical harassment. Authorities claim Neal committed the crime against a 29 year old Coudersport woman at a house on Route 155 in Annin Township early last Saturday morning.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 5, there were 1,731 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,232,185.

There are 624 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 141 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 again.


ELK 1594

McKEAN 2943


TIOGA 2621



Statewide percent positivity for the week of July 23 – July 29 stood at 3.9% up from the previous week.
As of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, there were 7 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 27,890 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, Aug. 4, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, Aug. 4, 63.3% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.
Vaccine providers have administered 11,705,733 total vaccine doses as of Thursday, Aug. 5.

5,734,642 people are fully vaccinated; with 20,365 vaccinations administered yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 13,100 people per day receiving vaccinations.

The department continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC guidance 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. CDC also recommends all individuals wear a mask indoors in public while in an area of substantial or high transmission.
In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 72,426 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 15,662 cases among employees, for a total of 88,088 at 1,604 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.
Approximately 29,450 of total cases have been among health care workers.
The Wolf Administration has announced a partnership with PA State Association of County Fairs to offer free COVID-19 vaccine clinics.
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 at 1-877-724-3258.