Two people were hospitalized after a crash just outside Waterford in Erie County. According to crash scene investigators from the Pennsylvania State Police Kimberly Dreischalick of Erie ignored a stop sign while crossing the intersection of State Route 97 and Flatts Road and was hit by a Union City man who had right of way. Dreischalick was airlifted to UPMC Hamot while the other driver was taken by ambulance.
Last week the office of the Pennsylvania Fire Commissioner released about $2,000,000 worth of grant money to benefit fire and EMS services in Northwest Pennsylvania. The Lion’s share went to departments in the more populous Erie and Crawford Counties where departments received a total of 98 separate grants that average around $11,400 a piece. Mercer, Venango, and Clarion split the rest, receiving close to the same on average.
2021-2022 Pennsylvania antlerless deer license applications are being accepted by county treasurers starting today, DO NOT send your applications to the Game Commission. Your applications must be sent to a county treasurer through the mail and are encouraged to be sent in the pink envelope provided by the Game Commission; all envelopes require a first class postage stamp. If you are sending multiple requests for multiple people you must send an individual check or money order with each application. Licenses are issued on a first come, first serve basis through the US Postal Service only. The price for a resident license is $6.97 and for a non-resident is $26.97.
A 29 year old Erie man whose name was not released was arrested after an argument in Warren County turned into a threatening situation. According to State Troopers based in Corry the man began menacing a woman and her two children by threatening to kill them.
The Tamarack Wildlife Center has confirmed that the mysterious songbird pathogen reached Northwest Pennsylvania last week and cases have been found in Crawford and Erie Counties. The Center is joining the Game Commission in asking area residents to please take down all bird feeders and baths, including hummingbird feeders out of an abundance of caution. Much like with COVID-19 social distancing, preventing birds from congregating in a single area should help slow the spread while authorities determine what disease is killing birds. Answers to common questions about this pathogen can be found on Tamarack Wildlife Center’s Facebook Page and sightings of infected birds can be reported here.
In State News Alan Byerly of Fleetwood Pennsylvania is the 50th resident of the state to be arrested and charged with crimes in relation to the Capitol riot on January 6th. Byerly allegedly attacked Capitol Police officers with a stun gun and has been charged with assault on a federal officer among other things.