BFB Headlines (Thursday March 2, 2023),,,,$40,000 stolen from Millerton home…..Harrison Valley man arrested for car theft….State lawmaker is pushing for whole milk in schools…..Next on-air report at noon today on

Tioga County

A burglary at 63 Second Street in Millerton between November 1 and January 6 is being investigated by state police at Mansfield. Thieves stole $40,000 from an unlocked  gun safe owned by James Wood.

Troopers at Mansfield are also investigating a criminal mischief on Meadow Street in Tioga Borough early Wednesday morning. An orange mailbox owned by a 49 year old Tioga man was damaged by an unknown vehicle in the amount of $50.

Potter County

Coudersport state police arrested 38 year old Peter Zehr of Harrison Valley for stealing a motor vehicle. Troopers allege Zehr stole a 1998 Ford Econoline E250 filled with $1000 worth of scrap metal owned by Cody Metcalf. The theft took place between February 10 and 13. Zehr was committed to the Potter County Jail following arraignment.


Two pieces of legislation encouraging Pennsylvania schools to again offer whole milk in school lunches were approved by the Senate Education Committee Wednesday, according to committee chair Sen. Dave Argall (R-29).

Senate Bill 297, sponsored by Sen. Michele Brooks (R-50), would allow Pennsylvania schools to sell whole or reduced fat (2%) milk that is produced by Pennsylvanian dairy farms.

Senate Resolution 48, also sponsored by Brooks, urges the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow whole and reduced fat milk to again be offered in schools across the county.

In 2010, Congress passed a bill prohibiting whole milk from being served in schools, which President Barack Obama signed into law.

Additionally, the committee passed Senate Bill 232, also sponsored by Brooks, which would establish procedures for removing a tick from a student and require the schools provide information about Lyme disease to the parents or guardians of students bitten by ticks. Pennsylvania has the most cases of Lyme disease in the country.

All three bills now head to the Senate for its consideration.