Sunday’s high, 82; Overnight low, 53; 1.12″ of rain over weekend







Resident doe licenses on sale….Virus cases continue to go up in region…..Eldred man arrested for strangulation…. McKean County teen facing assault charges….Mansfield state police have arrested man for terroristic threats…Elderly Kane woman scammed out of $4500…Cable box and wires ripped off of Duke Center home…


Antlerless deer licenses are now on sale here in Pennsylvania. State residents are given preference and applying for antlerless deer licenses and resident hunters may apply for their first antlerless licenses. starting today.Non residents may submit their first application next Monday, July 20th.Resident applicants need to make checks and money orders payable to “County Treasurer” for $6.90 for each license they seek. The fee for nonresidents is $26.90 per license.A list of participating county treasurers and their addresses can be found within the 2020-21 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest, which is provided to all license buyers and available to view online. However, the 2020-21 digest incorrectly lists the address for the Luzerne County treasurer. The correct address for sending antlerless deer license applications to the Luzerne County treasurer is 200 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711.Applications that are incomplete or sent without proper remittance will be rejected and returned to the applicant. In any WMU where antlerless licenses remain, resident and nonresident applicants may apply for a second license beginning Aug. 3, and a third license Aug. 17.Applications during these rounds are accepted by mail only, and must be mailed with proper remittance in an official pink envelope, which ordinarily is provided by the license-issuing agent at the time a general hunting license is purchased.In most parts of the state, hunters are limited to purchasing a total of three antlerless licenses.However, in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, there is no limit to how many tags a hunter may acquire until the total allocation has been exhausted. Each hunter may apply for only one license per round in those WMUs until Aug. 3, when an unlimited number of applications can be submitted. Only three applications can be mailed in each envelope.If licenses remain, over-the-counter sales are slated to begin Aug. 24 in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, and Oct. 5 in all other WMUs, though over-the-counter sales could be affected by COVID-19 restrictions.

For the first time this year, participants in Pennsylvania’s mentored hunting program who are at least 7 years old can apply for their own antlerless deer licenses and Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) permits, which can be used to harvest antlerless deer on specific properties. In years past, mentored hunters could harvest antlerless deer, but only if their hunting mentor held a valid antlerless license or DMAP permit and transferred the permit to the mentored hunter following harvest. Mentored hunters under 7 cannot apply for their own antlerless tags and must continue to receive them by transfer.

As is the case with hunting licenses, mentored hunters over 7 must have valid mentored hunting permits before applying for antlerless licenses or DMAP permits. Qualifying mentored hunters may purchase no more than one antlerless deer license.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., July 12, that there are 725 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 95,414. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The number of cases here in Black Forest Broadcasting service area continues to inch up. While Cameron county is holding steady at 4 Elk has 29; McKean, 20 Potter, 18 and Tioga 29 cases. Across the border in New York State, Cattaraugus County has 138 cases and Allegany County has 66 cases. The number of new cases in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh, increased 200. Cases overnight Philadelphia county reported 148 new cases overnight.The number of tests administered within the past 7 days between July 5 and July 11 was 137,084 with 5,314 positive test resultsThe data section of the website is down for maintenance, so only new cases are being reported.

A 46 year old Eldred  man, whose name was not released by State Police, has been charged with strangulation for a domestic violence incident allegedly taking place just before 4:00 am Sunday in Ceres Township. The suspect is accused of pushing his 43 year old wife against a wall and grabbing her by the neck. Then he is suspected of pushing his stepdaughter down onto the floor of the residence during the altercation. He was placed under arrest and taken for arraignment before District Judge Cercone.

 Mansfield Based  State Police have arrested a 29 year old Mansfield man for making terroristic threats. Police say the incident began on the afternoon of July 1, when they were called by a family member  to make a welfare check on an individual who had made suicidal remarks. Upon locating the suspect at the Dewalt Road, authorities   say the suspect  refused to listen to commands and barricaded himself in the residence with multiple weapons and making threats towards State Police troopers.  He was taken into custody without further incident and arraigned in District Court.

A 14 year old Smethport  boy is facing charges for physical harassment for an incident allegedly taking place late Friday night on Delta Drive In Keating township McKean County. State police responded to an inactive domestic violence incident and upon further investigation determined that the juvenile had shoved the complainant and appropriate charges were filed.

 According to state  police at the Lewis Run, a 70 year old Kane woman has been scammed out of a large sum of money.  The 70 year old woman received a request from a fake Amazon employee requesting multiple gift card numbers to receive access to her Amazon shopping cart gift cards totaling of $4500  in State Police are advising the public to be aware of specific scams requesting personal information and funds.

State police at Lewis Run are investigating a criminal mischief occurring Saturday morning on Main Street in Otto Township. A cable box and associated wires were removed from the side of a residence owned  by a 52 year old Duke Center woman. The wire going to the cable box is believed to have been pulled down from the home by an unknown vehicle. Anyone with information about that is asked to call State Police Lewis Run 814.368.9230.

A 25 year old Bradford man has been arrested for drug possession after State Police stopped his 2001 Toyota Corolla on Bolivar Drive in Foster Township at around 11:00 am last Thursday. He was pulled over for alleged traffic violations and upon further investigation, he was reportedly found in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia charges or pending blood test results.

Ridgway based state police are continuing to investigate a possible drug possession after stopping a vehicle on Coal Hollow Road in Ridgeway Township Saturday night when police probed the unauthorized use of a vehicle they allegedly  found drug paraphernalia in the passenger seat and the investigation is continuing. However, cops determined no unauthorized use occurred.

A 49 year old Egg Harbor Township New Jersey woman has been arrested for DUI after her 2014 Jeep Patriot was pulled over on Route 219 in Horton Township, Elk County Saturday night for traffic violations and subsequently was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and charges are pending the results of those tests.

A 27 year old St. Marys man has been arrested for DUI after he was allegedly found to be driving under the influence of alcohol on Fulton Street at West Main Street Smethport  Borough early Saturday morning. Charges against him are also pending lab results

Two Bradford women have been arrested for drug related charges by State Police at the Lewis Run barracks. 20 year old Brittany Wade and 22 old Burnette Giuliano were charged after police allegedly found a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia in a 2000 Toyota 4-Runner, which they pulled over on South Avenue in Bradford Township on July 4,

The North Penn Telephone Company of Mansfield has been cited for disorderly conduct. State police at Mansfield explained that troopers  responded to an alarm at the company last Friday afternoon and this is the third time that they were responded to that address for false alarm, which under statute requires the company decided in non traffic citation was issued

A theft occurring on South Main Street in Richmond Township Tioga  county back on June 18 is being investigated by state police at Mansfield who claim that 30 year old Jeffrey Duell  of Coudersport gave a bad check to Robertson Auto sales in Mansfield for a vehicle owned by a 68 year old Coudersport man and charges are pending in District Court.