….Highway signs stolen….Glock 43 lost in Stewardson Township…Harrison Valley woman involved in three-vehicle collision driving without required ignition interlock….black ice causes accident in Jones Township…Tractor trailer operator arrested for drug possession in Ridgway….Pennsylvania now has a Freedom Caucus….

Potter County

Coudersport state police are looking for thieves who stole a variety of posted highway  signs sometime

between October and this month on the East Branch of Fishing Creek Road in Hebron Township. The signs are valued at $427.00. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 814.274.8690.

Anyone who finds a black Glock 43 in Stewardson Township is asked call state police at the Coudersport barracks. The gun was lost November 23  on Pine Hill Road.

A Harrison Valley woman was slightly injured in a three-vehicle collision November 26 in Harrison Township. State police said Teri Mills was going east on Route 49 when she drove her 2008 Chrysler Sebring off the left side of the road for about 50 yards before colliding with a 2011 Ford F250 Supercab which was legally parked. The impact forced the truck into a 2011 Ford F350 which was also legally parked. Mills was not wearing a seatbelt and was taken to UPMC Cole for treatment of a foot injury. Mills was arrested for driving a vehicle without an ignition interlock as required by court order.

Elk County

Weather conditions are blamed for a one-vehicle accident in Jones Township just after 6:00 am Tuesday morning. Troopers report Christina Schaberl of Johnsonburg was going north on Route 948 when her Ford Escape hit a patch of black ice, slid off the road and hit an embankment where it became disabled. Schaberl was not hurt.

State police at Ridgway arrested an Indianapolis, Indiana truck driver for drug possession after stopping his rig on Front Street in Ridgway at 10:30 am Tuesday. While conducting a commercial motor vehicle inspection, troopers smelled pot coming from the cabin and allegedly found 31.5 grams of marijuana in the sleeper birth. Drug possession charges are being filed in district court against 47 year old William Moore.

Cameron County

DUI charges are pending against a 32 year old Emporium man following a one-vehicle crash late Monday night on West Allegany Avenue in that town. Police claim when they investigated, they found the driver of a 2018 Dodge Ram had been driving under the influence. His name was withheld.

Tioga County

State police at Mansfield also withheld the name of a 55 year old Mansfield man suspected of driving a 2013 Ford under the influence of alcohol during the early morning of October 23. The suspect was pulled over on the Ore Bed Road in Richmond Township.


State Reps. Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) and David Rowe (R-Union/Snyder) have been chosen to lead the Pennsylvania Freedom Caucus, which was formally introduced during a Monday news conference at the state Capital. The 23-member group selected Keefer to serve as chairwoman, while Rowe is the caucus’ founding vice chairman. The Pennsylvania caucus will join the State Freedom Caucus Network, which was launched last year to help conservative lawmakers come together, organize and fight for the principles in which they believe. Pennsylvania becomes the eighth state to establish a freedom caucus. Caucus initiatives include reigning in regulations, zero-based budgeting and issues that increase the scope and powers of government.