Three people were hurt in a three-vehicle rear-end collision Tuesday afternoon…Ridgway state police looking for missing gun…bi-partisan group of lawmakers announce reformation of Senate Fire and  EMS Caucus…

 Three people were hurt in a three-vehicle rear-end collision Tuesday afternoon in Charleston Township Tioga County. According to state police at Mansfield, the pile-up occurred when 21 year old Sharon Getgen of Blossburg became distracted by an incoming phone call through her vehicle’s Blue Tooth system and allowed her 2017 Ford Explorer to rear end  a Volkswagen  Tiguan driven by a 16 year old Wellsboro girl which was stopped for a 2007 Ford Explorer driven by Joseph Hastings of Wellsboro which was stopped in the East bound lane to make a left turn into a driveway. Getgen and two passengers in the teen’s car an 8 year old girl and a 16 year old girl, both from Wellsboro were taken to UPMC Soldiers and Sailors for treatment of minor injuries .A couple of Wellsboro residents riding in the VW, 56 year old George Gilmour and 42 year old Marcie Gilmour were not hurt. Getgen was cited for careless driving.

State police at Ridgway are looking for a gun lost Tuesday afternoon in Jay Township. The Smith & Wesson is valued at $400. Anyone who finds the gun is asked to contact the Ridgway barracks at 814. 776.3136.

A bipartisan group of Pennsylvania senators has announced the reformation of the Senate Fire & EMS (emergency medical services) Caucus to address issues and initiatives that support first responders across the Commonwealth. The Fire & EMS Caucus will be co-chaired by state Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32), Sen. Katie Muth (D-44) and Sen. Lindsey Williams (D-38).

The legislators noted that in 2018, the SR 6 Commission produced recommendations to improve fire and EMS in Pennsylvania. Several recommendations from the SR 6 Commission have been implemented but many still require action by the legislative and executive branches.

Currently, there are 19 senators who have joined as members of the bipartisan Fire & EMS Caucus.

The Senate Fire & EMS Caucus plans to meet at least quarterly and will advocate for issues of importance to first responders across Pennsylvania.

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Cameron 19

Elk 96 (+1)

McKean 137

Potter 9l

Tioga 189

Allegany (NY) 149

Cattaraugus 215