Time to get Molly’s license. See story below:
…Investigation continues into catalytic converter thefts…All’s been quiet….Time to get dog license…Senator plans bill to protect freedom of speech….
Pennsylvania State Police at Mansfield are continuing to investigate several catalytic converter thefts that occurred from March 2022 – August 2022 in Sullivan Township, Richmond Township and Covington Township in Tioga County. Similar thefts have occurred in Potter and Elk Counties this year.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.Sourced via CRIMEWATCH®: https://www.crimewatchpa.com/crimestoppers/316/cases/pa-state-police-investigating-several-catalytic-converter-thefts-multiple-townships-tioga
The region’s traffic and accident scene has been reported quiet and there were no other incidents to report. In other news….
The Department of Agriculture is reminding Pennsylvania dog owners to purchase a 2023 license from their county treasurer by January 1, 2023. Licenses are not just a responsibility of owning a dog, they protect all Pennsylvania dogs and are the best way to bring your pet home quickly if it’s lost.
Officials say the best way to protect the dogs we love is with a license. Even if a dog has a chip, a license on their collar is clearly visible and helps ensure they will be brought home rather than ending up in a shelter.
All dogs three months of age and older are required to be licensed in Pennsylvania. An annual license is $8.50, and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50, and lifetime is $31.50. Lifetime licenses require that the dog have a microchip or tattoo. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities.
Dog license purchases keep all PA dogs and communities safe by funding the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement’s work:
Inspecting Pennsylvania’s kennels and ensuring the health and well being of dogs that spend their lives there;
Investigating and prosecuting illegal kennel and puppy mill operators;
Ensuring that dogs in breeding operations don’t go without veterinary care;
Protecting the public by monitoring dangerous dogs, investigating dog bites, and holding owners responsible;
Reuniting licensed lost dogs with their families; and
Helping unlicensed lost dogs find shelter.
Fines for unlicensed dogs range from $50 to $300, plus court costs – far more than the cost of a license.
Licenses can be purchased through Pennsylvania’s county treasurers. To ensure you’re purchasing a legitimate license and not being scammed, skip the search engine and type licenseyourdogpa.pa.gov into your browser’s address bar to find your county treasurer.
For more information of Pennsylvania’s dog laws, visit agriculture.pa.gov or licenseyourdogpa.pa.gov.
Senator Doug Mastriano announces he will soon introduce a historic bill to protect the free speech of Pennsylvanians from undue restriction and censorship on large social media platforms.
The legislation will create a private right of action that will allow users in Pennsylvania to bring legal action against a large social media platform if the platform purposely deletes or censors the user’s political speech and/or uses an algorithm to shadow ban. A censored user who sues would be able to seek statutory damages, attorneys’ fees, costs, and other forms of relief.
The legislation will also require a large social media platform to inform a user in writing why the user’s account has been banned or disabled within 30 days of the action and offer the user recourse to restore the user’s account. Additionally, large social media platforms will be required to publish and consistently apply standards for user censoring, shadow-banning, and de-platforming.