Monday’s high, 85; Overnight low 66







Game Commission continues effort to change status of Peregrine Falcons. See story below.

Wellsville driver charged following collision in Ulysses Township…..Genesee man accused of harassing neighbor….Police make several DUI arrests……Game Commission continues process to change designation of Peregrine Falcons….State’s positivity rate continues to climb…


Potter County

No one was hurt in a collision last Friday afternoon in Ulysses Township. According to state police, the collision occurred when Austin Dailey of Wellsville who was speeding on the Gold Road when he tried to pass  a Honda Cross Tour driven by Tiffany Crowe of Ulysses and the right front corner of his Chevrolet Silverado hit the SUV’s left rear causing disabling damage. Both drivers were using seatbelts as was Dailey’s  passenger, Christopher Vargas also  of Wellsville. Dailey was charged with improper passing.

A Genesee man has been arrested for harassing his neighbor last Friday. Troopers allege 19 year old Gavin Soule harassed Heather Davenport for no legitimate purpose.

Coudersport based state police  have arrested a 25 year old Coudersport man for DUI after stopping him on the Old Colesburg Road in Eulalia Township last Wednesday night. Troopers did not release the suspect’s name but claim when they investigated, they found he had been driving his 1996 Ford Bronco under the influence.

A Panama City Beach, FL teenager was arrested by Coudersport based state police for possession of drugs and paraphernalia after he was stopped on the Loucks Mills Road Sunday afternoon. Officers claimed they detected an odor of raw marijuana and a consent search yielded a small amount for personal use.

McKean County

DUI charges are pending against a 19 year old Bradford  woman who was pulled over by state police Route 646 early last Friday morning in Keating Township. Police assert the woman was driving here 2014 under the influence of a controlled substance.

A 39 year old Bradford man is also facing DUI charges after he was stopped on Park Street in the city last Thursday morning. The suspect whose name was not released, was taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center for chemical testing. Police claim he was driving his 2005 Hyndai Sonata under the influence of a controlled substance.

Cameron County

No injuries were reported for a Driftwood man following a one-vehicle accident last Tuesday on the Bucktail Trail in Gibson Township, Cameron County. Troopers say Dave Ellenberger was going east and lost control of his Ford F-150XLT on a left hand curve. The truck sustained undercarriage damage while hitting some rocks on an embankment. The truck re-entered the highway before coming to rest on the northern shoulder.


The Pennsylvania Game Commission is proposing to remove the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) from the Commonwealth’s list of threatened birds, reclassifying its status as protected. The Game Commission Board of Commissioners gave preliminary approval to the listing change at its July meeting, and will consider the proposal for final adoption at its meeting in September. Those wishing to submit comments about the proposed change may do so until Sept. 5. Comments may be submitted by email to or by mail to: Peregrine Falcon Comments, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Bureau of Wildlife Management, 2001 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9707.Pennsylvania’s population of nesting peregrine falcons has continued to increase since the Game Commission upgraded the species’ status from endangered to threatened in 2019, and with that recovery, the objectives established in the agency’s 2013-2022 Peregrine Falcon Management Plan have been achieved. This proposal to further upgrade the peregrine’s status comes after more than 40 years of conservation recovery action in Pennsylvania and nationally, in which the Game Commission has played an active role. This represents Pennsylvania’s third high-profile raptor recovery, following that of the bald eagle and osprey, demonstrating that an endangered or threatened species listing is not a permanent designation, and recovery is an achievable goal. The Game Commission’s 2013-2022 Peregrine Falcon Management Plan also outlines a post-delisting monitoring plan designed to survey the species for an additional 10 years to ensure the continued success of this recovery.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that between 12:00 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 7 and 12:00 a.m., Monday, Aug. 9, there were 4,080 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,237,956.


ELK 1600

McKEAN 2948


TIOGA 2623



There are 754 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 185 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.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of July 30 – August 5 stood at 5.4%–up from the previous week.Between 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, there were 5 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 27,903 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

According to the CDC, as of Sunday, Aug. 8, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

According to the CDC, as of Sunday, Aug. 8, 63.8% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.  Vaccine providers have administered 11,771,356 total vaccine doses as of Monday, Aug. 9.

5,769,461 people are fully vaccinated; with 45,251 vaccinations administered yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 13,900 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 if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

There are 4,969,572 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 72,556 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 15,682 cases among employees, for a total of 88,238 at 1,604 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Approximately 29,520 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 at 1-877-724-3258.