Kane man jailed on rape charges….Bradford man arrested after stand off rejects plea deal….Stalker’s guilty plea rejected by McKean County judge….Crimestoppers helping to locate catalytic converter thieves in Tioga County….DCNR accepting applications for trail advisory committee….


McKean County

Kane man remains in  McKean County Jail in lieu of $250.000 after being arraigned Wednesday night on multiple rape charges. 42-year-old Brian Gausman is charged with four counts of felony rape, 10 counts of felony involuntary deviate sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion, felony incest of a minor, 14 counts of felony sexual assault and two counts of indecent assault by forcible compulsion.According to the criminal complaint, the female minor victim told police that Gausman had non-consensual sex over a six-month period earlier this year.

Out of the area, but of interest. Kenneth g. Klinger of Clearfield County was arrested Tuesday for attempting to have sex with a minor.

According to police, information  was received from 814-Pred-Hunters, an online predator watch group, posing as a minor. Klingler messaged an individual he believed was a girl and allegedly attempted to meet her for sex. Klingler was subsequently taken into custody and committed to the Clearfield county jail on multiple charges.

The case of the Bradford man accused in an armed standoff on Onofrio Street is headed for trial. 38-year-old Daniel Minich rejected a plea deal in McKean County Court Thursday, and both the prosecution and the defense waived pretrial hearings. Minich is accused firing several shots from a pistol both inside and outside of his residence in December of 2021, leading to the standoff which police successfully defused. A nearby occupied structure and a shed next to Minich’s home were hit by gunfire but no one was injured. A trial date is not yet been scheduled..

A guilty plea in a stalking case was rejected in McKean County Court Thursday  afternoon.41-year-old Keith E. Smith is facing 65 charges connected to stalking, harassment, and disorderly conduct. Smith tried to enter a guilty plea in McKean County Court, but Judge John Pavlock rejected the plea when Smith took exception to language in the plea agreement, insisting that message he sent were just “empty threats.” Smith is being held in lieu of $200,000. The case has been continued so Smith can consult with legal counsel.

Tioga County

Pennsylvania Crimestoppers has been asked to  help Mansfield state police investigate  several catalytic converter thefts that have occurred from March 2022 – August 2022 in Sullivan Township, Richmond Township and Covington Township in Tioga County. Any persons with information regarding these incidents are asked to contact PSP Mansfield at 570-662-2151 and speak to Tpr. SHEDDEN or anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=107 All callers to Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD for information that leads to an arrest, the solving of a crime/cold case or the location of a wanted person/fugitive or missing person.

Two catalytic convertors were ripped out of vehicles in Sharon Township, Potter County last week. Anyone with information about those crimes is asked to call state police at 814.274.8690.


The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announces the department is accepting letters of interest and resumes for two voluntary positions that will be opening on the 2023 Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee.

The agency is seeking two new members to voluntarily represent each of the following user groups: Horseback Riding and Members at Large. Members will serve a three-year term starting January 1, 2023. Letters of interest and resumes are due by October 31, 2022 and must be submitted to RA-explorepatrails@pa.gov. More information can be found on the Trails Advisory Committee webpage.

The 20-member, DCNR-appointed committee is charged with implementing the development of a statewide land and water trail network to facilitate recreation, transportation, and healthy lifestyles for all. The committee represents both motorized and non-motorized trail users and advises the Commonwealth on the use of state and federal trail funding.

ExplorePaTrails offers details on more than 650 trails covering more than 12,000 miles in Pennsylvania.

Each year, the Trail Advisory Committee selects a Trail of the Year to help build enthusiasm and support for both large and small trails and raise public awareness about the value of Pennsylvania’s trail network. The Delaware Canal State Park Towpath in Bucks and Northampton counties honored for 2022.

Thursday’s high, 45; Overnight low, 26







Saturday October 22nd, 2pm Eastern Coyote

The Eastern Coyote is an animal that has stirred interests and emotions among many that live in the state of Pennsylvania. Come out and learn some facts about this amazing animal!

Sunday October 23rd, 2pm Elk Basics

New to learning about elk? Join us for the basic breakdown as we learn about elk history, elk ecology and elk behavior. Are you a seasoned “Elkspert?” We bet you’ll learn something new too!