Friday February 1, 2019

Black Forest Express

 

Thursday’s high, 10; Overnight low, 17

FRI-SNOW POSSIBLE, HIGH 20

FRI NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, LOW 10

SAT-CLOUDY-MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 35

SAT NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, LOE 31

SUN-MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 44

SUN NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, LOW 34

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BFB Headlines Friday, February 1,2019)  McKean County jury finds Bradford man guilty on charges relating to manufacture of “meth”….Trash burning caused $85,000 fire in Bradford….Investigation continues into corruption of minors case near Semthport….Lawrenceville garage accused of  passing two vehicles for inspection illegally…check book stolen from car parked in Liberty, Tioga County…..Rep. Thompson co sponsors bi-partisan resolution allowing whole milk in school cafeterias……Next on-air report after 12:06 pm on www.blackforestbroadcasting.com

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The state police fire marshal found that a blaze which destroyed a 15 x 20 ft. wood frame detached garage Thursday afternoon was caused by a male juvenile burning cardboard behind the building. The flames went up the building’s exterior rear and spread to the whole structure. Damage to the building owned by Carrie Schwind is estimated to be $85,000. A neighbor’s house was also damaged. There were no injuries.

A McKean County Jury on Thursday convicted Corry Robinson of Bradford for crimes relative to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine in January, 2018. The defendant was convicted of Conspiracy to Manufacture over 1,000 grams of methamphetamine (Felony); Conspiracy to Possess Precursor Chemicals with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine (Felony); Conspiracy Risking a Catastrophe (Felony 3rd); Conspiracy Operation of a Methamphetamine Lab (Felony); and Recklessly Endangering Another Person (Misdemeanor 2). The defendant was acquitted of one count of Possession of Precursors. The case was initiated by Bradford City Police following a home visit by an agent with State Parole to a residence on East Main Street. Following identification of suspected one-pot meth labs at the residence in Bradford, agents with the Attorney General’s Office and the PA State Police Clandestine Lab Team responded. Officers were assisted by emergency personnel and firemen due to the volatility of methamphetamine. McKean County District Attorney Stephanie L. Vettenburg-Shaffer prosecuted the case on behalf of the Commonwealth. Methamphetamine cases increased significantly in the county in 2018. This is one of several cases that were investigated during that time. If anyone suspects illegal drug activity, please contact the McKean County Drug Task Force at the District Attorney’s Office by email at MCDTFtip@gmail.com.

Troopers at the Kane barracks say they are continuing to investigate alleged cases of corruption of minors in Norwich Township, McKean County. Authorities claim an 18 year old male sent explicit photographs to four Smethport girls ages 12 and 13 an a 13 year old Cyclone girl.  The pictures were sent between September 1, 2018 and January 18, 2019.

A Tioga County garage owner has been charged with violating state vehicle inspection laws. State police in Mansfield assert Glenn Bissonnette of Addison, NY passed two vehicles, a 2002 Subaru on December 4, 2018 and a 2002 Ford Windstar on January 5, 2019 which should have failed. The charges are pending in district court.

Troopers at Mansfield are looking for the thief who stole some items from a vehicle parked on Williamson Trail in Liberty last weekend. A checkbook, containing checks for First Credit Union was taken f rom a 2016 Subaru owned by Dawn Harer.

An Elmira, NY driver has been cited for speeding following a one-vehicle crash in Sullivan Township, Tioga County Wednesday morning. Kevin Place’s Subaru Forreter traveled off the Pitts Road while going east, hit a small ditch and traveled about 60 feet through a cornfield where it finally stopped. Place was not hurt.

U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Collin Peterson (D-MN) have introduced a bill to allow for unflavored and flavored whole milk to be offered in school cafeterias.

H.R. 832, the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2019 recognizes the importance of milk to the health and well-being of growing children. Last year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue directed USDA to allow schools to serve 1 percent flavored milk in school meal programs. H.R. 832 would allow whole milk to be included as well.

In 2010, Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act which amended nutrition standards in the School Lunch Program.  Among the changes, the law mandated that flavored milk must be fat free within the program.

This law, along with lower participation in the program, led to an alarming decline in milk consumption in schools since 2010. Declining milk consumption in schools not only impacts students, but also dairy farm families and rural communities across the nation.

To help encourage nutritious options in the School Lunch Program and increase consumption, Rep. Thompson introduced legislation – H.R. 4101, the School Milk Nutrition Act of 2017 – which provided schools the option to serve 1 percent flavored milk varieties.

In May of 2017, the USDA announced a rule that allowed schools to receive waivers for low-fat (1 percent) flavored milk, rather than only fat-free, which is the essence of H.R. 4101.

On January 29, 2019, Rep. Thompson introduced H.R. 832, the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2019.  This legislation builds on the previous bill and USDA’s rule by allowing whole milk (both unflavored and flavored) to be offered within the School Lunch Program.

In 2010, Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act which amended nutrition standards in the School Lunch Program.  Among the changes, the law mandated that flavored milk must be fat free within the program.

This law, along with lower participation in the program, led to an alarming decline in milk consumption in schools since 2010. Declining milk consumption in schools not only impacts students, but also dairy farm families and rural communities across the nation.

To help encourage nutritious options in the School Lunch Program and increase consumption, Rep. Thompson introduced legislation – H.R. 4101, the School Milk Nutrition Act of 2017 – which provided schools the option to serve 1 percent flavored milk varieties.

In May of 2017, the USDA announced a rule that allowed schools to receive waivers for low-fat (1 percent) flavored milk, rather than only fat-free, which is the essence of H.R. 4101.

On January 29, 2019, Rep. Thompson introduced H.R. 832, the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2019.  This legislation builds on the previous bill and USDA’s rule by allowing whole milk (both unflavored and flavored) to be offered within the School Lunch Program.