Tioga County murder investigated….Sleepy driver wrecks in Knoxville…Osceola woman arrested for physical harassment…scattering of rubbish probed in Elk County….Ridgway woman accused of shoplifting at Walmart….theft of change stolen while vehicle parked at church in Fox Township….Walk with a Doc program underway

Tioga County

The murder of a 31 year old Buffalo resident in Liberty Township, Tioga County Friday afternoon remains under investigation by state police at Mansfield. Troopers say it appears to be an isolated incident with two vehicles involved—a black Ford Explorer driven by the victim, 31 year old  Jesus Iran Alicia-Santiago and a red sedan driven by the shooter, whose identity has not been revealed. The victim was able to drive his vehicle from the Park and Ride near the Liberty Exit on Route 15 to the Exxon Gas Station where he was located when police arrived. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 570.724.6621. Police did not explain if the homicide was the result of road rage or something else.

The name of a driver involved in a one-vehicle accident last Thursday afternoon was not released by troopers at Mansfield. A westbound 2017 Subaru Impreza went off of West Main Street in Knoxville when the driver fell asleep just before 2:00pm. The car knocked down three mailboxes and destroyed the posts. The woman was not hurt.

No details were released but state police at Mansfield are charging 24 year old Agnes Fitzwater of Osceola with physical harassment  in connection to an incident Saturday afternoon on Locey Creek Road. The suspect is accused of hitting the victim in the stomach with an open hand.

Troopers at Mansfield are investigating a harassment by communications. An unknown suspect allegedly threatened a 19 year old Covington resident over money Friday night.

Elk County

State police at Ridgway are investigating a scattering of rubbish on Beech Grove Road in Horton Township on the morning of July 19. Someone dumped blue siding on property owned by D and T Towing of Ridgway. Anyone with information is asked to call the Ridgway barracks at 814.776.6136.

A Ridgway woman has been arrested for shop lifting at the Walmart on the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys on the afternoon of July 25. State police claim Kaitlin Gorske, 27 scanned numerous items in the self check out and did not pay for the merchandise.

A theft from a motor vehicle on Main Street in Fox Township on the morning of August 15 was investigated by state police at Ridgway. While a 73 year old Kersey woman was attending mass at Saint Boniface Catholic Church someone stole  $15.00 in loose change from her 2017 Ford while it was parked in the church parking lot.


As part of a movement to promote health, nature, and local parks and trails, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announces  the second annual month-long effort encouraging communities and health professionals to get active together during ‘Walk with a Doc’ programs across Pennsylvania.

The effort is a collaboration between DCNR, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, Geisinger, the Walk with a Doc, and the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation.

The initiative provides communities the opportunity to take an active role in their health while exploring their local outdoor recreational areas with the medical professionals who provide care in their communities.

Throughout the month, communities and health organizations are hosting ‘Walk with a Doc’ events around the state.

Participation in the walks throughout September is free. Communities or organizations interested in hosting a walk can get assistance with finding doctor from the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

The statewide initiative will run throughout Pennsylvania Trails Month in September.

Walking is one of the best things you can do for your health, and numerous studies point to the health benefits of spending time in nature.

Getting regular physical activity on trails helps:

    Reduce stress and anxiety;

    Control weight;

    Reduce risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers;

    Strengthen bones and muscles;

    Improve mental health and mood;

    Improve sleep quality;

    Increase your chances of living longer;

    Increase positive feelings about quality of life; and

    Keep your lungs healthy.

Pennsylvania’s events are a part of the international Walk with a Doc program. In communities around the globe, doctors gather at least once a month to give a brief presentation on a health topic and then lead participants on a walk at their own pace.

Learn more about the launch of the Pennsylvania Walk with a Doc program on a DCNR video.