BFB Headlines…Roulette man arrested for drug possession….Both people involved charged for domestic  violence….Mills resident arrested for physical harassment…..State police look for lost guns….Ridgway burglary investigated…Theft of license plate  probed in Tioga County…Bipartisan effort underway to change Primary Elections in PA….

A 25 year old Roulette man has been arrested for possessing drugs. State police charged Nathan Thompson after they were called to 48 North Street in the Village on April 19 and allegedly found he was in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Both 30 year olds involved in a domestic violence incident Saturday on Walnut Street in Shinglehouse have been arrested for physical harassment. Troopers report charges were filed against a Shinglehouse man and a Kane woman.

A 21 year old Mills resident has been arrested for physical  harassment in connection to an assault Sunday on the Marsh Creek Road in Harrison Township. The victim was a 32 year old Westfield woman.

Troopers at Coudersport are looking for two guns that were lost on Big Hollow Road in Oswayo Township between June 14, 2022 and November 20, 22. One is a Sturm Ruger 357 Revolver valued at $800. The other is a Smith and Wesson Snub  Nosed Revolver. The value is unknown.

Elk County

A burglary in Fox Township is being investigated by state police at Ridgway. The burglary took place at a residence on Hayes Road between 7:30 pm and 9:03 pm Tuesday. No further details were released.

Tioga County

Mansfield state police are investigating the theft of a license plate in Liberty Township between April 5 and 7. The plate was taken from a red Ford Escape owned by Cheryl  Antes of Liberty which had broken down on Route 15. The plate has been entered into NCIC as stolen.


We’re getting close to Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania—It is May 16  this year.  Currently only Democrats And Republicans can vote for their party’s nominees.Sens. Dan Laughlin (R-49) and Lisa Boscola (D-18) have introduced legislation to repeal closed primaries and allow registered independent voters who have checked “no affiliation” or “none” on their voter registration form to vote in primary elections.Senate Bill 400 will allow registered voters who are unaffiliated, have no registered party or are registered Independent to cast their vote on either the Republican or Democrat ballot. Voters who are registered with a party will continue to be required to vote on their respective ballots.According to the Pennsylvania Department of State, more than 1.28 million registered voters are not currently registered with the largest two political parties, though many of them used to be registered Republican or Democrat.

In the Senate, SB 400 has gained bipartisan support.

Pennsylvania is one of nine states that maintain completely closed primaries.