Thursday February 6, 2020

Photo by Gerri Miller

(Audio will be posted later this afternoon)

Wednesday’s high, 48; overnight low, 31; 1/8 inch mixed precipitation





Causer, Owlett Invite Area Farmers, Ag Leaders to Breakfast with PA Ag Secretary… Bradford driver arrested  drugged driving after getting Jeep stuck in snow-covered field…Atherton PA man arrested for speeding after one vehicle rash in Lafayette Township, McKean County….Mechanical failure blamed for one vehicle accident in Keating Township, McKean Counthy…Would be thieves used a bobby pin to pick lock at a Ceres Township home…Kersey woman accused of using vehicle without permission….Two Elk County residents arrested for physical harassment in a car…Details released about tractor trailer crash in Tioga County …Galeton woman hurt in Tioga County accident…

Reps. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) and Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) are inviting area farmers and others in the agriculture industry to a breakfast meeting with Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding.The Farmer Breakfast will be held on Friday, March 13, at 9 a.m. at Pine Creek Inn, 1637 Route 6 West, Galeton.To ensure adequate space and food are available, people who wish to attend the breakfast should be sure to RSVP. Those residing in Causer’s district should contact the Coudersport office at 814-274-9769 or register online at Those residing in Owlett’s district should contact his offices in Wellsboro at 570-724-1390 or Troy at 570-297-3045, or register online at There is no charge to attend.

DUI Charges are pending against a 26 year old Bradford man following a mishap early Monday morning in Lafayette Township, McKean County. Troopers said when they investigated a disabled vehicle near the Lantz Corners intersection, they found the suspect had gotten his 2018 Jeep stuck in a snow-covered field. The man, whose name was not released, allegedly admitted to police that  he had been driving under the influence of a  controlled substance. He was taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center for chemical testing.

Minor injuries were reported for a Brockport man following a one vehicle crash on January 25 in Lafayette Township. According to state police, Kaleb Atherton’s Honda HRV both lanes of Route 219 and overturned after hitting an embankment. Atherton declined treatment but has been cited for speeding.

A Duke Center woman also declined treatment for minor injuries after her pick up truck went off the road, hit some guardrails, traveled down a 20 ft. embankment on Route 46 and came to rest against a tree. Investigators say the steering mechanism on Kathryn Danieleson’s 1996 Ford F-150 XLT failed while she was headed north. Danielson was cited for driving an uninspected vehicle.

Troopers at Lewis Run investigated an attempted burglary at a Ceres Township home Sunday morning. Would-be burglars used a bobby pin to pick a door lock at the home of  Richard Milliken.

Ridgway based state police have arrested 31 year old Atasha Simbeck of Kersey for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Authorities claim Simbeck drove a 2015 Jeep without the owner’s permission on January 25.She is also cited for giving false identification to police.

Two Elk County residents have been arrested for physical harassment after a fight in a vehicle. State police at Ridgway claim 57 year old Debra Penfield of St. Marys and 61 year old Keith Vansorsdale of were arguing in a 2013 Dodge Caravan while it was parked on Grant Road in Ridgway Township at around 11:00 pm January 26. When troopers investigated, they  arrested Penfield for being under the influence of alcohol and took her to Penn Highlands Elk for chemical testing.