Thursday July 18, 2018

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Bill giving hunters three Sundays has passed senate….Bath, NY motorcyclist killed in Tioga County crash Sunday….police look for hit and run vehicle….Coudersport woman charged with speeding after crash on Wycoff Run……

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Senator Jim Brewster of Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties, Senator Brewster co-sponsored legislation (Senate Bill 147) that specifies hunting be permitted on three Sundays throughout the year. This includes one day during deer rifle season, one day during deer archery season, and another day selected by the Game Commission. Also, the bill includes new provisions to address trespassing by hunters on private land.  Senator Brewster says that one of the greatest assets we have are state game lands. There are currently nearly 1.5 million acres of state game lands owned and maintained by the Game Commission. The game lands were paid for by hunters and help maintain open spaces for hunting and recreation. Senator Brewster also says that the measure would generate additional revenues for the commission. He said these revenues will help shore up finances and promote new initiatives.

A Bath,NY  motorcycle passenger was killed in a crash Sunday afternoon in Chatham Township, Tioga County. Mansfield based state police report 47 year old DeeDee Carnes was riding on a bike operated by Richard Fox, also of Bath, which went off of Route 249 near Short Hill Road and hit a small embankment on the west side of the highway. The bike went down the embankment and laid down on the left side. Carnes struck her head on a road sign on the curve. She was flown to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre where she succumbed to her injuries. The investigation is continuing.

State police at Mansfield are looking for a hit and run vehicle which damaged a PennDot work sign on the Bloss Mountain Road last Friday afternoon. An unknown northbound vehicle crossed the fog line on the east side of the highway, struck a PennDot sign and pushed it about 100 feet before stopping. The vehicle backed up and traveled south without the driver reporting the damage.

Coudersport based state police have charged a Coudersport woman with speeding following a one-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on Wycoff Run in Grove Township Cameron County. Valerie Werstler was going north when her Jeep Liberty failed to make a left hand curve, went off the road, spun around and hit a culvert with the rear end. Werstler was taken by ambulance to DuBois Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

A Ridgeley WV driver was not hurt when his Dodge Ram hit a fallen tree on Route 349 in Clymer Township, Tioga County early Wednesday morning. Sean Smith could not stop his pick up in time to avoid collision.

A tractor trailer operator was cited for careless driving after his Freightliner hit a mirror on a special equipment trailer in a work zone on Route 414 in Union Township, Monday afternoon. Police did not release the truck driver’s name but said no one was hurt.