Pennsylvania’s Statewide Archery Antlered and Antlerless  opens Saturday and runs til Nov. 13; Sunday, Nov. 14; Nov. 15-19; and Dec. 27-Jan. 17, 2022. One antlered deer per hunting license year. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

Thursday’s high, 69; Overnight low 44







Kane teen seriously hurt in three vehicle collision…Two people arrested for trespassing on Sharon Township property…Statewide archery deer season opens Saturday….Public invited to view virtual plans for Tioga County Intersection update….Penn State asks visitors to watch for, stop spread of spotted lanternfly… 

Potter County

Coudersport based state police arrested two people for criminal trespass and related charges. Dakota Peterson, 29, of Alburtis, PA and Daniel Harris, 29 of Shinglehouse are accused of criminal trespass into a structure and criminal conspiracy for an incident allegedly occurring September 20 at 2420 Honeoye Road in Sharon Township. Petersen is also charged with obstruction of justice, driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoke and operating a vehicle without a valid inspection. Harris is additionally charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia. The property owners are identified as Tracy Metcalf and Michael Majot of Austin.

Troopers at Coudersport have charged 19 year old Ian Clark of Galeton with terroristic threats. Authorities claim when they responded to a domestic violence assault at 78 Crippen Run Road in West Branch Township on August 27, they learned Clark had attacked another family member, Joseph Clark.

A Woodhull, NY man has been charged for carrying a concealed weapon. State police at Coudersport allegedy  found 31 year old Jessie Graham  without a license to carry a concealed gun when they stopped a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria on Route 6 in Ulysses Township on September 20. Graham was a passenger in the car.

State police did not reveal the name of a driver of a 2011 Ford Ranger which collided with a bear on Route 6 in Pike Township just before 4:00 am August 28. The driver was not hurt but the bear succumbed to its injuries.

An ID theft is being investigated by state police at Coudersport. Someone used Austin resident Jody Hilarzewski’s information illegally late last week.

McKean County

Troopers at Lewis Run are also investigating an ID theft. Someone used information belonging to a 58 year old Port Allegany man to file a fraudulent unemployment compensation claim Thursday.

Trespassing charges have been filed against 21 year old Jackson Klatt of Middleport, NY and 19 year old Michael Peschio of Lake View, NY for a crime allegedly taking place Thursday morning on Route 59 in Keating Township, McKean County.

Tioga County

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) advises that virtual public plans for the Intersection Reconstruction Project at Route 6, Route 660, and Route 4002 are available to be viewed on the PennDOT District 3 website at Route 6 / 660 Intersection Project or in-person at the Charleston Township Building at 156 Catlin Hollow Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. In addition to the project information, a comment form is included.

The intersection reconstruction project will convert the existing sharply skewed four-leg intersection of Route 6, Route 660 and Route 4002 into two T-intersections approximately 800-feet apart.  Modifications to the intersection will improve safety to increase intersection sight distance. Construction will occur in stages with traffic being maintained on the existing roadways. Limited detours will be used at various times to maintain traffic around the area. Temporary traffic shifts and night-time lane closures will be implemented to minimize construction impacts.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Tioga, Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Union, Snyder, Northumberland, Montour and Columbia counties at

Information about infrastructure in District 3 including completed work and significant projects, is available at Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at

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With Penn State’s academic year and football season underway, thousands of students, families and fans are converging on Happy Valley, and the University wants to make sure they are not bringing with them an unwanted hitchhiker — the spotted lanternfly — a pest that feeds on more than 70 types of plants.

First discovered in the U.S. in 2014 in Berks County, Pennsylvania, the pest has spread to 34 Pennsylvania counties, which make up Pennsylvania’s spotted lanternfly quarantine zone. These counties are Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Chester, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Wayne, Westmoreland and York.

Penn State is asking visitors, especially those coming from areas in which spotted lanternfly is established, to take the following precautions before traveling:

–Walk around your vehicle and check closely for any spotted lanternfly adults and/or nymphs; particularly check the windshield wiper area, bumpers and wheel wells. In fall and winter, also look for egg masses, which have the appearance of mud splatters. On RVs, check the roofs as well.

–Check any piece of equipment or item that you will be transporting that has been outdoors in the quarantine area — such as grills, tents, tables or yard games.

–Do not park your RV or other vehicles under trees in the quarantine zone. Always keep your windows up.

–Check yourself before getting into any vehicle to make sure there are no spotted lanternfly nymphs or adults on you.

–If you find a spotted lanternfly, destroy it immediately. And, if you see one outside of the quarantine zone, report it online


The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, there were 4,892 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,429,940.


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There are 2,795 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 694 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 Sept. 17 – Sept. 23 stood at 8.9%.

As of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, there were 77 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 29,400 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 Wednesday, Sept. 29, 68.7% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

Vaccine providers have administered 12,756,615 total vaccine doses, including 121,741 additional doses authorized for people who are immunocompromised, as of Thursday, Sept. 30.

6,202,637 people are fully vaccinated; with 32,482 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 15,400 people per day receiving vaccinations.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 76,453 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 16,311 cases among employees, for a total of 92,764 at 1,625 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Approximately 31,109 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.