State police at Mansfield are investigating a reported rape..Minor injuries reported after passenger vehicle clips state truck in Roulette Towship….Cause of McKean County fire undetermined….Lawmaker plans legislation for state to divest assets of Russian companies…

State police at Mansfield are investigating a reported rape taking place between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021. Troopers say while they were investigating the alleged crime involving a 12 year old Nanticoke girl, they discovered a similar incident occurring on Lake Hill Road in Canton Township, Bradford County.

DUI charges are being filed against Michael Bloom (no address given) after a traffic stop at around 2:00 am January 28, 2022 on Route 49 in Osceola Township.

Minor injuries were reported following a collision Saturday night in Roulette Township. According to state police, Cole Chilson of Coudersport was going east on Route 6 when his Chevrolet Impala struck a PennDot truck operated by Christopher Ianson of Coudersport which was spreading salt on a small portion of the road. A passenger in Chilson’s car,  Allsion Stepp also of Coudersport was slightly hurt but did not require medical attention. Ianson was cited for speeding.

Both Ludlow residents involved in a scuffle Saturday night have been charged with physical harassment. Troopers claim when they investigated a domestic violence call on North Hillside Avenue they determined each had subjected the other to unwanted physical contact.

The cause of a fire at a house on Route 59 in Lafayette Township McKean County Saturday afternoon is unknown. The house was owned by Michael Stover of Murraysville, PA. State police did not reveal the extent of damage.

The theft of a gun in Otto Township, McKean County is being investigated by state police at Lewis Run. Tiffany Mott of Cyclone told troopers the weapon was taken between January 20 and February 2. It is a Cobra Denali .380 with a serial number of k27692 and is valued at $149.99. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 814.368.9230.

A 27 year old Bradford woman was arrested for DUI after troopers stopped her 2008 Jeep on Bagley Avenue early last Friday morning. Police did not release her name but assert they found she was driving under the influence and was found possession of a controlled substance and related drug paraphernalia.

A New Jersey woman has been arrested for drug possession in McKean County. Authorities claim 20 year old Zoe Banks was a passenger in a 2013 Ford Escape which was pulled over on Campus Drive during the early morning of January 29 and found in possession of a controlled substance and related drug paraphernalia.

DUI charges are being filed against 39 year old Theodore Kimball of Bradford after patrol officers stopped his 2006 Ford F-150XLT on North Center Street in Bradford Saturday evening.

A 41 year old Bradford man is being charged with DUI after police stopped his Dodge Ram pickup on Onorfrio Street in the city during the early morning hours January 29.

Drug possession charges are being filed against 20 year old Blaine Trojan of Smethport. Troopers at the Lewis Run barracks claim Blaine Trojan was a passenger in a 2002 Chevrolet which was pulled over early Tuesday on Railroad Avenue in Keating Township and was discovered to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Three Olean, NY residents were arrested for drug possession following a traffic stop on the Barnum Road in Eldred Township late Sunday night. State police allege all three occupants of the 2015 Chevrolet Cruz, 22 year old Marcus Mitchell, 21 year old Maddison Everitt, and 20 year old Blake Kettle were found in possession of a controlled substance.

Troopers at Lewis Run arrested three McKean County teenagers for underage drinking early Sunday morning on the Prentisvale Road in Eldred Township after they stopped a 2004 Acura. Police claim they found  a 17 year old Eldred girl, a 17 year old Rixford boy and 18 year old Daniel Douglas of Duke Center   had illegally consume alcohol being under 21 years of age.

A Chester, CA woman has been cited for disorderly conduct. State police at Lewis Run claim they were sent to her house on West Main Street in Hamilton Township seven consecutive times last Saturday for false burglar alarms.

A criminal mischief occurring on Division Street in Mt. Jewett last Friday afternoon was investigated by state police at Lewis Run. No details were released but the victim is listed as a 54 year old Mt. Jewett man.

State police at Ridgway are investigating a sexual assault reportedly occurring on the morning of February 7 on Main Street in Fox Township. A 27 year old St. Marys woman told police her 19 year old boyfriend from Kersey had sexual intercourse with her without  her consent.

Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) Monday said he plans to introduce legislation to divest Pennsylvania of any Russian financial assets in which the Commonwealth may be invested.

“Clearly the people of Pennsylvania stand with the people of Ukraine and against this unprovoked Russian aggression. Over the weekend, the Liquor Control Board pulled Russian-made vodka from its shelves, something I commend, and the Capitol was lit with the colors of the Ukrainian flag. But I think it is time we start moving beyond symbolism and get to concrete action with what Pennsylvania can do to hold Russia accountable and apply pressure to stop this attack on the innocent people of Ukraine as well as the viability of Eastern Europe,” Benninghoff said.

“The Commonwealth’s public funds represent a substantial amount of investment power. We have a moral obligation to ensure that our public fund investments are not inadvertently supporting those who are engaging in an unprovoked invasion of their democratically elected neighbors.”

According to a co-sponsorship memo released Monday, Benninghoff’s legislation would divest the Commonwealth’s holdings in the State Treasury and pension funds from investments that are connected to the Russian government and its critical supporters.

The effort would expand upon Act 44 of 2010’s divesture of the State Treasury and pension funds from investments related to Iran and Sudan.

Meanwhile by 14 of his House Republican colleagues, House Majority Environmental Resources and Energy (ERE) Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) sent the following letter this week urging Gov. Tom Wolf to ban the importation of Russian sourced energy and to end his job-killing, punitive crusade against the production and exportation of Pennsylvania natural gas and other abundant fossil fuels: The Commonwealth has a natural bounty of oil, gas, and coal that can heat homes, generate manufacturing feedstock, and fuel democracies far and wide.

The  state Health Department reports the number of deaths in Pennsylvania now totals 43,332. Deaths  in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service area  to date are mostly  holding steady.

Cameron 19

Elk 95

McKean 137

Potter 9l (+1)

Tioga 188

Allegany (NY) 149 (+1)

Cattaraugus 215 (+3)