Black Forest Express


Monday’s high, 78; overnight low, 56; 1.26″ of rain over the weekend


TUE NIGHT-low 58






McKean County jail inmate accused of attacking guard….Woman injured by an accidental rifle discharge in Kane…Ridgway man accused of stuffing  Walmart merchandise in his pants and walking out with  paying for items…No one hurt in three-car chain reaction collision Monday in McKean County….Sinnemahoning State Park accepting watercraft and bicycle bids… Work is underway to replace bridge on Route 59…..

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Lewis Run State police are investigating an assault taking place early Friday morning at the McKean County Jail. An inmate, whose name was not revealed, is suspected of injuring a Corrections’ officer while being transferred to another holding cell for being unruly. The guard was treated at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

A Kane woman was hurt in an accidental shooting Monday afternoon at 7045 Highland Road in Wetmore Township. According to state police at Lewis Run, Lisa Springer was trying to remove a Savage Mark ll .22 cal hunting rifle from the back seat of Dodge Ram when the rifle malfunctioned and caused an accidental discharge. Springer was taken to UPMC Kane for treatment of her right index finger.

Troopers at Coudersport are continuing to investigate a report of child abuse allegedly occurring on the Hickox Ulysses Road on the evening of May 21.  Police were assisted by Potter County Children and You Services staff.

A Ridgway man has been arrested for shoplifting at the St. Marys Walmart on the afternoon of May 24. State police there claim 57 year old Mark Nelson removed a Samsung Sound Bar from its packaging, and put the bar down the front of his pants along with a Blue tooth charger, then left the store without paying for the items which are valued at a total of $268.

Minor injuries were reported for a Warren driver after his Hyundai Accent rolled over on PA Route 59 in Corydon Township last Thursday afternoon. Troopers said Michael Anderson was going west when the car drifted onto the shoulder and collided with an embankment.  Anderson was treated at the scene and refused further medical treatment.

No one was hurt in a three-vehicle pile up Monday afternoon on Route 46 in Keating Township, McKean County. State police at Lewis Run report the chain reaction collision occurred when Kassandra Manning of Smethp0ort was too closely following Dylan Overbeck, also of Smethport and when he tried to stop, her Chevrolet blazer ran into the back of his Pontiac G6 and shoved it into another Pontiac G6 driven by Kaleigh Keyes of Lewis Run.  Police said all of the drivers were using seatbelts and refused treatment.

State police at Ridgway have charged 28 year old Daniel Gadley of Kersey with criminal mischief. Police claim that last Friday night, Gadley intentionally destroyed property belonging to Randi  Hulings of Ridgway.

A tractor trailer operator was arrested by state police at Mansfield for DUI on the afternoon of May 15 in Liberty Township. The driver, whose name was not released, was pulled over when his 18 wheeled combination rig was observed driving erratically and the suspect was allegedly seen throwing beer cans out of the window on Boar Run Road.

Emporium based state police charged a 60 year old Philipsburg man for DUI after he was allegedly observed committing a traffic violation while operating a 2015 Harley Davidson on Route 872 during th evening of May 17.

A 20 year old North East, PA resident was also arrested by state police at Emporium for DUI. Officers stopped the underage drinker after his 2001 Toyocar Van Container Trailer was observed swerving in and out of the eastbound lane of Route 120near Memorial Springs early Saturday morning.

Lewis Run state police arrested 54 year old Paul Fuller of Kane for DUI after stopping him on N.Fraley Street in Kane early Saturday morning . Fuller was allegedly found in possession of a small amount of marijuana and was taken  to UPMC  Kane for a blood draw.

Police did not reveal the name of a 55 year old Smethport man who was arrested for DUI after his 2017 Can-AM ATV was seen committing traffic violations on the West Valley Road on the evening of May 19. Charges are pending receipt of lab results.

Sinnemahoning State park is currently accepting bids the Watercraft and Bicycle.If you or someone you know may be interested in bidding on the contract, visit for more information.Questions about the bid can be directed to the park office. Bid documents are available for review, both online and at the park office.The bid closes June 19, 2019.  Contact Sinnemahoning State Park for information about this exciting opportunity.  Call 814-647-8401 or email

PennDOT is alerting motorists that preliminary work on a bridge replacement in Lafayette Township began earlier today.The bridge spans Three Mile Run on Route 59, just east of Mount Alton. Replacing the bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from McKean County’s list of bridges in poor condition.

Initial work will involve mobilizing equipment, drainage work, roadway widening, clearing and grubbing. Flaggers in the roadway will enforce and alternating traffic pattern while this work is completed.

Once initial work is complete, the contractor will install temporary barrier closing one lane. The bridge will then be replaced using half-width phasing. Traffic will be controlled by temporary signals that will be set to flash mode before becoming fully operational Tuesday, June 11.

The overall project consists of replacing the existing reinforced concrete slab bridge with a new precast reinforced concrete box culvert, approximately 600 feet of roadway reconstruction, drainage upgrades and guiderail installation. PennDOT expects to open the new bridge to traffic by early September. Bob Cummins Construction Co. of Bradford, PA is the contractor for this $1 million project.The existing 15-foot structure was constructed in 1932 and carries an average of nearly 1,300 vehicles each day. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.Subscribe to PennDOT news in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, and Potter counties at For regional updates on Twitter, follow\511PAStateCOLL