Heavy rain and gusty winds expected…Lewis Run state police make several DUI and drug possession arrests…Two Tioga residents charged for physical harassment….


Emergency management officials say heavy rainfall & gusty winds associated with the remnants of Hurricane Nicole will affect Central Pennsylvania Friday and Friday night.

RAIN: 1.5-2.5 inches of rain expected across northwest and north central PA; 1 to 2 inches of rain expected in south central and southeast PA. Total rainfall amounts have trended slightly lower over the past 24 hours.

FLOODING: Forecast rainfall is expected to produce limited flooding impacts including isolated, minor urban and poor drainage inundation flooding especially from leaf-clogged storm drains. Some small streams, creeks, and rivers could reach action/caution levels, but river flooding is unlikely at this time.

WIND: Isolated severe thunderstorms may produce strong to locally damaging wind gusts in the Middle and Lower Susquehanna Valley Friday afternoon into early Friday night. Non-thunderstorm wind gusts between 25 and 40 mph from the south are forecast Friday evening into Friday night before shifting to the northwest on Saturday. Limited impacts expected.

McKean County

State  police at Lewis Run arrested 49 year old Debra Smith of Bradford for drug possession after conducting a traffic stop on Route 219 in Lafayette Township on the evening of October 10. Troopers claim when they stopped her 2003 Jeep for traffic violations they found her in possession of a controlled substance and related drug paraphernalia.

Troopers also arrested a 26 year old Eldred woman whose name they withheld, for driving her 2013 GMC  under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance.  She was pulled over on Route 155 in Eldred Township early Sunday.

DUI charges were also filed against a 34 year old Pottsville PA man who was stopped on Route 155 in Liberty Township at around 4:30 am October 1. Troopers allege the suspect whose name they withheld, was driving his 2013 Chevrolet Cruze under the influence of alcohol.

A McKean County juvenile has been charged with harassment by communications. Authorities allege the youth sent a message via social media harassing a Duke Center resident on the afternoon of September 25.

Mansfield state police have charged both Tioga residents involved in a scuffle just before midnight last Saturday night. James Russell, 28 was charged with harassment and 28 year old Cassie Holley was charged with harassment and criminal mischief for an incident taking place on Round Top Road in Charleston Township. Holley is accused of breaking a screen on a Samsung Galaxy cell phone belonging to Russell causing $150 in damage.


Thursday’s high, 66; Overnight low, 54







SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.—Scott W. Keiser, 63, of Shinglehouse, formerly of Ceres, N.Y, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer.Born on Friday, March 27, 1959 in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, he was a son of William M. and Patricia R. Stafford Keiser. On December 12, 2010 in Shinglehouse, he married Jacqueline L. “Jackie” Frost, who survives.Scott attended Lewisburg High School, Mansfield University, and Penn State University where he received a certificate in engineering. He honorably served in the US Army from 1976 to 1979 serving as a Track Vehicle Mechanic.Scott, along with his best friend, James “Jim” Pratt, owned and operated State Line Auto in Ceres, N.Y. For many years, he was employed at Confir Realty in Bolivar until he became ill.He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, and tinkering and fixing things. He was an avid outdoorsman. His greatest love was spending time with his family.Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 12 years; his mother and stepfather, Patricia and Alan Fowler of Olean, N.Y.; nine children: Ryan T. (Mauricio) Keiser and Brandon A. Keiser, both of Olean, N.Y, Beth (Brandon) Freer of Eldred, A.J. (Ashli) Lockwood of Roulette, Michelle (Anthony) Tate of Coudersport, Maria (Floyd Higby) Burdick of Richburg, N.Y., Heather (Chris Witter) Burdick of Little Genesee, N.Y., Henry (Desiree) Burdick of Bolivar, N.Y., and Amanda Nelson of Allentown, N.Y..; many grandchildren; two great-grandsons; a great-grandson due in March; many nieces and nephews; and his cat, Missy.Scott was predeceased by his father; a brother, Randall T. “Randy” Keiser; a grandson, Landon Lockwood; and a niece, Gracie Ebert.Family and friends may call from 11am to 1pm on Monday, November 14, 2022, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse where a memorial service will follow at 1pm with Richard Lasher, Jackie’s brother-in-law, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors on Monday.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240.Scott entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Scott, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page