Humming bird waiting for directions. After spending  the summer here, they’ll soon leave for  home.

 Port Allegany woman accused of stealing cash from store….Bradford man arrested for assault….Smethport woman cited for failing to use interlock device….Shinglehouse teen processed for assault….NY state driver and passenger unhurt in Cameron County accident….Turkey survey results should be filed now… on-air report at noon today on

McKean County

A Port Allegany woman is being charged for stealing cash from the Nittany MiniMart on Route 6 in Keating Township over the period of several weeks.  The theft was discovered last Thursday morning. Police withheld the name of the suspect and did not release any more details.

A 41 year old Bradford man has been arrested for an assault causing bodily injury. State police claim the suspect, whose name was withheld, hit a 41 year old Eldred man during an argument on Route 6 in Keating Township on the evening of August 29.

State police at Lewis Run have charged 37 year old Misty Mihalko of Smethport with DUI after observing her commit traffic law violations on West Washington Street in Bradford late Saturday night. Troopers claim Mihalko was driving without an ignition interlock device which is a felony.

Troopers did not release any information but said DUI charges are pending against the driver of a 2018 Dodge Ram they stopped on Route 44 in Ceres Township early Saturday morning.

Potter County

A 17 year old Shinglehouse boy is being processed by state police via a non-traffic citation for harassment. Troopers say they investigated a domestic violence incident on High Street in Shinglehouse Saturday afternoon when an argument turned physical. Police said the 45 year old female victim did not want to press charges.

Cameron County

A Saratoga, NY driver and her passenger escaped injury in a one-car accident Saturday morning in Shippen Township, Cameron County. According to Emporium state police, Jean Woodring was driving a Ford F-650 which drifted off the highway and struck a guard rail, then continued along the  guardrail for a ways before Woodring regained control and brought the truck to a controlled stop on the right side of the road. Woodring and her passenger, Beatrice Hautzinger also of Saratoga were using seatbelts. The truck  was disabled and had to be towed from the scene.


The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s two-month survey on wild turkey sightings has ended, and participants are encouraged to report their July and August sightings through Monday, Sept. 5.Reports must be filed through the Game Commission’s  website The mobile app is no longer available.

Participants should report the number of wild turkeys seen from July 1 to Aug. 31, along with the general location, date and contact information if agency biologists have any questions.

Officials say your specific location information is NOT shared or stored; it is used solely to help determine the county, township, and Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) of each sighting.

The turkey survey, is part of the National Standardized Brood Survey, and is used in the game Commission’s  turkey population model. Whether it’s gobblers, hens with broods, or hens without broods, the data helps to determine total productivity in each WMU and compare long-term turkey reproductive success across the country.

Many factors affect wild turkey productivity, including spring weather, habitat, previous winter-food abundance, predation, and last fall’s harvest. Weather across Pennsylvania during late spring and summer 2021 were relatively warm and dry but varied by WMU, as well as the other factors that affect reproduction. For example, WMUs that experienced the 17-year Brood X cicada hatch tended to have excellent recruitment. These included parts of WMU 2C, WMUs 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B and 5C. Cicadas are an excellent source of protein for turkeys and predators that might otherwise prey on turkey poults.

This above-average statewide reproductive success last summer (3.1 poults per hen), coupled with more conservative fall 2021 turkey hunting seasons (shorter seasons in most WMUs and elimination of rifles) resulted in higher turkey survival into the 2022 spring breeding season. At the WMU level, reproductive success in 2021 improved in 15 of 23 WMUs compared to the previous three-year average. It was similar to the previous three-year average in two WMUs (2F and 4E) and was below-average in six WMUs (3A, 3B, 3C, 4C, 5D and a slight decline in 2D and compared to 11 WMUs in 2021).