Troopers at Ridgway are looking for a hit and run pickup….St. Marys man arrested for shoplifting at Walmart…Sleepy driver wrecks car in Tioga County……Causer joins majority of House members seeking to make Voter ID a constitutional amendment……
Wednesday’s high, 47; Overnight low 33
THU-MOSTLY CLOUDY, CHANCE OF SHOWERS, HIGH 59
THU NIGHT-RAIN LIKELY, LOW 34
FRI-INCREASING CLOUDS, HIGH 43
FRI NIGHT-CHANCE OF SNOW THEN WINTRY MIX, LOW 31
SAT-WINTRY MIX, HIGH 41
SAT NIGHT-RAIN/SNOW CHANCE OF WINTRY MIX, LOW 31
State police at Ridgway are looking for a hit and run vehicle which sideswiped another Tuesday morning at about 7:45 am in Jones Township. A southbound black Ford F150 clipped a 2018 Nissan Titan driven by Logan Bobenrieth of St. Marys which was going north on the Montmorenci Road. The pick up driver did not stop to provided required information and continued from the scene. Bobenrieth was not hurt.
A St. Marys man has been arrested for shoplifting at Walmart between September 15 and October 26. Police claim 31 year old Wesley Chaplain switched price tags on numerous items without paying full retail value.
No injuries were reported for a sleepy Blossburg driver after a one-car accident in Tioga Township last Friday morning. Police found 27 year old Zachary Lindquist fell asleep at the wheel of his 2017 Chevrolet Cruze while going south on Route 15. The car became disabled when it went off the road and struck a concrete barrier just after 11:30 a,m.
Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) this week joined a majority in the state House in adopting legislation seeking to amend the state Constitution to require voters to present identification each time they cast a ballot.
“There is broad support among all Pennsylvanians – Republicans, Democrats and Independents – for expanded voter ID laws to boost election security,” Causer said. “We already show ID for most everything we do. It is not too much to ask to have people present ID when exercising their right to vote.”
View Rep. Causer’s comments on voter ID here:
Under the proposed amendment, voters would be required to present valid identification each time they cast their ballot, regardless of their method of voting. Any voter who does not have valid identification would be provided a government-issued ID at no cost to ensure no voter is disenfranchised by the requirement.
The voter ID constitutional amendment is one of five proposed constitutional amendments included in Senate Bill 106. Other proposed amendments would:
Require comprehensive auditing of elections, including the administration of elections, certification of election machines, the accuracy of the list of registered voters, the administration of voter registration and election results.
Limit executive orders to 21 days unless extended by a concurrent resolution of the General Assembly.
Allow the General Assembly to fully disapprove of a regulation without approval of the governor.
Allow candidates for governor to select their running mates for lieutenant governor, similar to the way presidential candidates select vice presidential running mates. Currently, the office of lieutenant governor is elected independently.
In order to amend the state Constitution, these proposals must be passed in identical form by the House and Senate in two consecutive sessions of the General Assembly and then approved by voters in a referendum.
The bill now returns to the Senate for its consideration.
The state Department of Health has updated the number of confirmed Covid cases in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area.
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