BACKYARD BROADCASTING NEWS JUNE 7, 2019

MAN ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING AT KIDS

State Police in Selinsgrove say they have arrested a man from Freeburg who shot a BB gun at young children.  Forty-three year old Robert  Olds  was arrested for assault charges occurring May 22nd at a home on East Front Street in Freeburg against 3 boys, ages eight, 10 and 13.  WKOK reports police observed Olds shooting the gun by video surveillance.

ROUTE 87 VEHICLE CRASH VICTIM UPDATE

State Police told the Williamsport Sun-Gazette that the three women who sustained serious injuries Wednesday in the vehicle crash on Route 87 south of  Barbours, remain in serious condition.  Tammy Yourish of South Williamsport crossed the center lane southbound on Rt 87 in her Toyota Rav 4  and hit Kristin Confer who was driving, and her mother, Jean, in their Hyundai Santa Fe.  Both drivers were taken to UPMC, Yourish is at in intensive care.  Jean Confer is in critical condition at Geisinger Medical Center.

REVITALIZATION PROJECT GETS FUNDING

The East Third Street Gateway project got a boost last night when Williamsport City Council Approved the use of a $621 thousand dollar grant for new pavement, sidewalks and lighting.  The multi-modal transportation grant was secured by Delta Development Group and is to revitalize the areas on E. Fourth Street between Franklin and Penn Streets.  According to City Council officials, the money comes from state taxpayers and not city funds.

MONEY TO PROTECT INFRASTRUCTURE APROVED

The Water and Sewer Authority in Fairfield Township has secured funding to complete the plan for their Tules Run Well Project.  During the process of providing fire protection and a secondary water source for the township, authorities found they needed to protect certain electrical elements that crossed a stream.  Five thousand nine hundred and twenty dollars will provide concrete cover over electrical lines in an erosion prone area of the water source.

ROBINSON GRANT FEATURES NEWBERRY STUDENTS

When Construction is complete in Newberry, folks will see new “Welcome to Newberry” banners hanging from street posts in the neighborhood.  The Newberry Community Partnership featured the art at the West Branch School Fair showcasing the student artists.  Williamsport’s Robinson  Grant will fund the banners.

MISSING ELDERLY MAN MAY BE IN LYCOMING COUNTY

The Pennsylvania State Police in Columbia County say a missing man from Orange township who may be in Lycoming County.  Sixty-two year old Stuart Glazer, is a White male at 6’01”, 190 lbs., Bald, with a Gray Beard, wearing glasses. a White T-Shirt, Gray Zip Sweatshirt and blue jeans. Glazer was last seen in the area of Mill St., Orangeville, june 6th around 2:00 PM. Police think Glazer may be confused and headed North on State Route 47. If you have information please contact police immediately by calling 911 or PSP Bloomsburg.

MUNCY POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL MOVE LOCATIONS

The Muncy Borough Council has approved a new location for their police department.  In a five to two decision, the council voted to move the department from the borough office to the same building occupied by the West Branch Regional Authority on Old Glade Run Road.  There is language in the new lease that allows them to take back the property if they find they need the space back within 90 days, but the Muncy Chief of Police, James Dorman says they agreed on the floor plan that suits everyone.

WILLIAMSPORT CONTRACTS FOR THREE NEW BUSES

Use of funding has been approved for River Valley Transit Authority to contract with bus producer Gillig, for 4 more compressed natural gas busses in Williamsport bringing the current fleet total to 23.  There is a community match of funds for River Valley transit to use as part of the State Operating Financial Assistance program, totalling about 210 thousand dollars required from the city.

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