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NEW LEGISLATIVE SESSION UNDERWAY IN HARRISBURG

As the fall legislative session session gets underway in Harrisburg, Republican leaders are weighing in on their outlook for pandemic-related mandates.  Mark Sims reports.

 

 


DRIVE-THRU COVID TESTING IN WARREN COUNTY

ACCORDING TO WARREN COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR KEN MCCORRISON, THERE WILL BE A DRIVE-THROUGH COVID TESTING SITE AT THE ISREAL BUILDING AT THE WARREN STATE HOSPITAL STARTING TOMORROW THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT MONTH.  HE SAID THAT WARREN GENERAL HOSPITAL REQUESTED SOME SUPPORT WITH TESTING AND THAT THE HOSPITAL HAD SEEN AN INCREASE IN PEOPLE REQUESTING TESTS THAT WERE NOT SHOWING SYMPTOMS.  THE HOURS WILL BE FROM 7AM-3PM TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY THIS WEEK.  NO APPOINTMENTS ARE NEEDED AND THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE TEST.


RIDGWAY SHEETZ CONSTRUCTION GETTING CLOSER

PERMITS FOR BOTH THE DEMOLITION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF THE SHEETZ STORE ON NORTH BROAD STREET WERE APPROVED IN JULY, ACCORDING TO RIDGWAY BOROUGH MANAGER MIKE HANDLEY.  THE NEW SHEETZ CONSTRUCTION WILL COST APPROXIMATELY 3.2 MILLION DOLLARS.  DEMOLITION OF THE OLD SHEETZ IS SUPPOSED TO BEGIN IN THE MIDDLE OF OCTOBER, BUT COULD BE DELAYED IF THE BUILDING MATERIALS ARE NOT ON HAND.


MCKEAN COUNTY RESTAURANT OWNER BEHIND BARS

THE MCKEAN COUNTY RESTAURANT OWNER INVOLVED WITH THE JANUARY 6TH INCIDENT IN WASHINGTON IS BEHIND BARS TODAY AFTER FAILING TO COMPLY WITH CONDITIONS OF BAIL RELEASE.  PAULA BAUER, OF KANE, WAS REMANDED TO CUSTODY FRIDAY AFTER FAILING TO SHOW UP FOR SEVERAL PRETRIAL CHECK-INS.  BAUER ISN’T CHARGED WITH ANY VIOLENT CRIMES, AND THE JUDGE DID SAY HE WOULD BE HAPPY TO REVIEW A MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF DETENTION. 


MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURS 1 IN ELK COUNTY

AN OIL CITY MAN IS RECOVERING TODAY AFTER A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN RIDGWAY TOWNSHIP, ELK COUNTY.  POLICE SAY 53-YEAR-OLD DENNIS FIELDS WAS TRAVELING TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS ON WATER STREET EXTENSION, EAST OF LONG LEVEL ROAD, WHEN HE LOST CONTROL AND STRUCK A DITCH.  FIELDS SUFFERED A MINOR LACERATION ON HIS HEAD AND WAS TREATED AT THE SCENE.  


TECHNOLOGY ON DISPLAY AT DAIRY SHOW

THE ALL-AMERICAN DAIRY SHOW IS UNDERWAY AND THE COWS AREN’T THE ONLY THING ON DISPLAY.  DAVID PAYNE HAS MORE…

 

 


GAS PRICES UP THIS WEEK

GAS PRICES ARE UP AGAIN THIS WEEK IN THE REGION.  TRIPLE A REPORTS A 3-CENT HIKE IN THE PRICE OF REGULAR UNLEADED TO REST AT 3.37 A GALLON IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.  LOCALLY, THE LOWEST AVERAGE PRICE COMES IN DUBOIS, WHERE IT’S 3.34 A GALLON.


CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK

As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting free child safety seat fitting events across the commonwealth.  Mark Sims reports.

 

 

IN CONJUNCTION WITH NATIONAL CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK, PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE TROOPERS WILL PROVIDE CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECKS.   THE ELK COUNTY SAFETY CHECK WILL BE HELD AT THE PENNDOT COUNTY OFFICE IN RIDGWAY FROM 3-9PM ON WEDNESDAY.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CAR SEAT SAFETY, LOG ON TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE WEBSITE….PSP.STATE.PA.US….


ANIMAL NEGLECT IN WARREN COUNTY

43 YEAR OLD DENNIS JOHNSON OF YOUNGSVILLE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF ANIMAL NEGLECT AFTER RECEIVING A COMPLAINT THAT A DOG WAS LEFT IN A HOUSE WITH NO FOOD, WATER OR ELECTRICITY IN EARLY AUGUST.  PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE SAY THAT THE DOG WAS LEFT ON IT’S OWN IN UNSANITARY CONDITIONS FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME IN A BUILDING WHERE JOHNSON HAD BEEN LIVING.


DEBT FORGIVENESS SCAMS AROUND

Pennsylvanians looking to have student loans forgiven are being warned to watch out for scams.  Mark Sims reports.

 

 


DRUG CHARGES FOR ELK COUNTY MAN

25 YEAR OLD DYLAN MICHAEL ROBUCK OF WILCOX HAS BEEN JAILED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGES FOLLOWING AN UNDERCOVER BUST.  AN OFFICER WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA NORTH CENTRAL DRUG TASK FORCE ARRANGED TO PURCHASE CRYSTAL METH FROM ROBUCK LAST AUGUST VIA CELL PHONE COMMUNICATION.  WHEN THEY MET IN PERSON, THE OFFICER PURCHASED APPROXIMATELY 20 GRAMS OF THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE FOR $550.  ROBUCK’S BAIL IS SET AT $50,000 AND HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 22ND.



SEXUAL ASSAULT IN MCKEAN COUNTY

50 YEAR OLD JEFFREY S. BENDER OF BRADFORD HAS BEEN ARRESTED AFTER A TWO MONTH INVESTIGATION AND IS FACING INDECENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES AGAINST A FEMALE UNDER THE AGE OF 13.  ALLEGEDLY, THE ASSAULTS HAPPENED OVER A SPAN OF THREE YEARS.  BENDER IS CURRENTLY FREE ON $4,000 BAIL.


ROUTE 120 RESURFACING PROJECT IN ELK COUNTY

PENN DOT IS ALERTING MOTORISTS THAT A RESURFACING PROJECT ON ROUTE 120 MAY CAUSE SOME DELAYS NEXT WEEK.  CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH AND WILL AFFECT ABOUT 3.5 MILES OF ROUTE 120 IN ST. MARYS BETWEEN THE CHESTNUT AND MICHAEL STREETS INTERSECTION AND THE BENZINGER ROAD INTERSECTION.  PENN DOT REMINDS EVERYONE TO USE CAUTION AND OBEY SPEED LIMITS WHILE DRIVING THROUGH THE WORKZONE.


EVENT BRINGS AWARENESS FOR VETS

An event held at the State Capitol sought to raise awareness about free services available to veterans in Pennsylvania.  Mark Sims reports.

 

 



ELECTION INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

As part of its investigation into the state's election system, The Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee has voted to issue subpoenas for election-related documents from the Department of State.  Mark Sims reports.

 

 


MASK ORDER BEING CHALLENGED BY HOUSE COMMITTEE IN PA

A legislative committee wants to know if it was within the Acting Health Secretary's power to issue to mandate masks in K-12 schools and child care centers in Pennsylvania. Mark Sims reports.

 

 


BREAKTHROUGH CASES SHOW POSITIVE VACCINE INFO

The state Department of Health says data on COVID-19 breakthrough cases in Pennsylvania shows the effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccines.  Mark Sims reports.

 

 


CHILD PORN CHARGES FOR DUBOIS MAN

33 YEAR OLD NAITHAN DEYARMIN OF DUBOIS WAS CHARGED LATE LAST WEEK WITH MULTIPLE COUNTS RELATING TO CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.  HE IS CURRENLY IN JAIL IN LIEU OF $100,000 BAIL AND HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SET FOR THIS FRIDAY.  THE INVESTIGATION INTO DEYARMIN’S ONLINE ACTIVITY BEGAN IN OCTOBER OF 2020 AND A WARRANT WAS ISSUED ON SEPTEMBER 10TH TO SEIZE HIS COMPUTER.  IT CONTAINED A FOLDER THAT WAS TITLED CHILD PORN AND CONTAINED MANY INAPPROPRIATE IMAGES.


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