Number of cases in PA exceeds 57,000 while cases within region hold steady….New cases reported in NY state…this is National Police week….Ulysses woman charged with child endangerment4 and other offenses…Both men involved in a Harrison Township fight have been arrested…..ID theft investigated by Coudersport state police…Vandals cause $3000 in damage to Fiber optic cable owned by Tri-County…
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., May 11, that there are 543 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 57,154. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.
The state is reporting an increase of 24 new deaths today, bringing the statewide total to 3,731 deaths in Pennsylvania. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the Health Department’s website, https://www.media.pa.gov/ All 67 counties have Covid-19 cases. The number I the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area remains the same at 33—16 in Tioga; 6 in McKean; 5 in Elk, 4 in Potter and 2 in Cameron County. There has been one death in the region. A 72 year old Kane man succumbed to the virus. Cases continue to increase in nearby New York State continue to increase. Now, according to the NY State Health Department. Cattaraugus now has 61 cases and Allegany has 38.
Most of the Pennsylvania patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. More data is also available on the website.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 11,801 resident cases of COVID-19, and 1,655 cases among employees, for a total of 13,456 at 540 distinct facilities in 44 counties. Out of the total deaths, 2,552 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.There have been none here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service area. Approximately 3,790 of our total cases are in health care workers.
For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” on pa.gov/
Non-life-sustaining businesses in the red phase are ordered to be closed and schools are closed statewide through the remainder of the academic year. Currently, 24 countie( including Pottr, Cameron, Elk, McKean and Tioga} are in the yellow phases with some relaxed constrictions. However everyone is required to wear a mask in public. 13 more counties are expected to move to the yellow phase on Friday May 15.
All Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertPA, a text notification system for health, weather, and other important alerts like COVID-19 updates from commonwealth agencies. Residents can sign up online at www.ready.pa.gov/BeInformed/Signup-For-Alerts
U.S. Attorney David J. Freed recognizes the service and sacrifice of federal, state, and local law enforcement. The week will be observed Sunday, May 10 through Saturday, May 16, 2020.In 1962, President Kennedy issued the first proclamation for Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week to remember and honor law enforcement officers for their service and sacrifices. Peace Officers Memorial Day, which every yea r falls on May 15, specifically honors law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of duty.
Each year, during National Police Week, the nation celebrates the contributions of law enforcement from around the country, recognizing their hard work, dedication, loyalty and commitment to keeping our communities safe. This year the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored law enforcement officers’ courage and unwavering devotion to the communities they swore to serve .Based on data collected and analyzed by the FBI’s Law Enforcement Officer Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) Program, 89 law enforcement officers died nationwide in the line of duty in 2019, including one officer here in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Comprehensive data tables about these incidents and brief narratives describing most of the fatal attacks are included in the sections of Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2019. The names of the fallen officers who have been added in 2020 to the wall at the National Law Enforcement Memorial will be read on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, during a Virtual Annual Candlelight Vigil. Of those, Lieutenant Robert Earl McCallister of the Susquehanna Township Police Department, served the community. Because public events have been suspended as a result of COVID-19, the vigil will be live streamed to the public at 8:00 PM (EDT). The online event can be viewed athttps://www.youtube.com/user/TheNLEOMF.
State police at Coudersport have arrested 32 year old Aimee Gamble of Ulysses for endangering the welfare of children, possessing a controlled substance, simple assault, harassment, and harassment of public drunkenness following an incident allegedly taking place Sunday afternoon on Horseshoe Road in Ulysses Township. Troopers claim Gamble made multiple threats to a 63 year old Ulysses man, splashed coffee in his face, punched him in the chest and slapped him in the face. When troopers investigated, they allegedly found methamphetamine amd drug paraphernalia in close proximity to the defendant’s two children under the age of 6.
Troopers have also arrested another Ulysses resident for physical harassment for an assault allegedly taking place last Thursday afternoon in that borough. Authorities assert 29 year old Ashley Connolly assaulted an 11 year old boy during an argument.
Both men involved in a scuffle Sunday afternoon at 204 School Street in Harrison Township have been charged with simple assault and harassment. State police contend 25 year old Dakota Clark of Harrison Valley and 33 year old Keith Butler of Galeton “duke it out” during an argument.
A criminal mischief taking place between 8:00 am last Wednesday and 10:45 am Thursday at 702 Hanky Panky Road in Gaines Township, Tioga County. Vandals damaged about 300 feet of fiber optic line causing about $3,000 in damage.
A Pine Grove driver has been arrested by Coudersport based state police for DUI. Ronald Fidler, 53, was arrested after troopers responded to a one vehicle crash at around 4:00 am February 22 on Route 44 in Summit Township.
An ID theft is being investigated by state police at the Coudersport barracks. An unknown cyber thief used personal information belonging to Jason Jones of Osceola Mills, PA to open a bank account tlast Wednesday.
A Moravia, NY driver escaped injury Sunday night in a car/deer collision in Liberty Township, Tioga County. According to Mansfield based state police, Nathanial Johnson was going north on Ropute 15 when a deer ran in front of h is Hyundai Sonata but he was unable to avoid impact.
State police have cited 24 year old Michael Watkins of Osceola, PA for driving without a license following a one-vehicle crash in Deerfield Township, Tioga County. Saturday morning. Watkins was going west on Route 49 when his Chrysler Sebring went off the road and hit a tree. Watkins and his passenger, Travis Huck were using seatbelts.
DUI charges are pending against 28 year old Jordon Onks of Blossburg after a one-vehicle crash early Saturday morning in Covington Townshp. State police report Onks was headed west when his Pontiac Grand Prix veered pff the East Hill Road and hit a guardrail. Onks allegedly admitted to consuming alcohol prior to the crash.
Two Wellsboro residents have been arrested for drug possession after a traffic stop on South Main Street in Richmond Township last Thursday evening. Authorities claim when they interviewed the 37 year old female driver , they found she and her 24 year old male passenger were in possession of illegal substances and various drug paraphernalia.