BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 14, 2019

UNITYVILLE CRASH VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

Two victims involved in a vehicle crash this week near Unityville have been identified.  Sixty-one year old Thomas Weaver of Muncy and 53 year old Susan Napkora of Dallas we both injured when Weaver’s 2011 Camaro failed to negotiate a left turn from Route 43 North onto Route 118 hitting mailboxes, a guard rail and Napkora’s 2019 Nissan Altima.  Both were taken by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center.  Weaver was admitted in fair condition, but police say Napkora suffered very serious injuries.

FORGERY CASE DROPPED

Authorities have dropped  a felony forgery case against a Trout Run woman.  Police originally charged Ashley Giacomi with felony forgery and misdemeanor theft for allegedly passing a counterfeit bill at the Shell Gas Station on Lycoming Creek Raod on April 24th.  The Sun Gazette reports there was insufficient evidence for police to charge Giacomi.

GRANT WILL ASSIST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

Additional housing for domestic violence victims is possible after Lycoming County commissioners have agreed to apply for over 50 thousand dollars in grant money to help the YWCA’s Liberty House program.  The Sun-Gazette reports that if approved, the grant includes matching funds from the Lycoming County United Way.  The YWCA provides housing for domestic violence victims until they can become self-sufficient.

EARTHQUAKE FELT NEAR HARRISBURG

Residents in Juniata County may have felt the earth move this week.  The US Geological Service confirmed a 3.4 magnitude earthquake in Central PA around 8:30 pm Wednesday night.  The epicenter was 11 miles southwest of Mifflintown.  This is the largest of eight total earthquakes reported in the state.

EMERGENCY SINKHOLE REPAIR FOR TWO WEEKS

If the weather cooperates, Williamsport’s Campbell Street sinkhole should be repaired in about two weeks, according to engineers at the Municipal Water Authority.  The Sun-Gazette reports crews working to repair the line between Grace and Third streets found worse damage than originally expected when they opened the street June 1st.  Much of the brick and mortar in the century old lines is eroding and collapsing.  Emergency repairs could cost the city 550 thousand dollars.

ACCESSIBLE PLAYGROUND TO BE DISMANTLED

The City of Williamsport has applied for a grant from the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Administration for a new handicapped accessible playground at Memorial Park in 2020.  According to the Williamsport Sun- Gazette, Mayor Gabriel Campana’s office has ordered the old playground at the park be dismantled today and the pieces recycled.

PENN TECH TUITION INCREASE

Tuition at Penn College is going up.  The board of directors approved a new budget which includes a decrease in spending by 7.1 million dollars, but increases tuition by 2.51 percent, and fee increases for residence life and dining services.  The Williamsport Sun Gazette reports that overall, the amount of tuition goes up by $14 per credit hour for in-state students and $21 per credit hour for out-of state students.

MARCH FOUNDER WILL BE MISSED TONIGHT

The 36th annual newly renamed “Anthony DiSalvo Flags Across America Flag Day March in Williamsport will take place without its’ namesake tonight.  Founder of the local march and a lifelong member of the Susquehanna Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Anthony “Tony” DiSalvo passed last February at age 89.  The  parade will step off from Nichols Place at 6:30.   At 7 at Penn College, where the parade ends, there will be a National Pledge of the Allegiance recited by all those in attendance.

Sports

In HS Baseball Playoffs

Class A Final  – West Middlesex beat Greenwood 2-1

Class 3A Final Mount Union over NotreDame GreenPond 9-1

HS Softball playoffs

Class 6A Final Central Dauphin beat Hazelton 3-1

Major League Baseball

Braves over the Pirates 6-5, Twins thumped the Mariners 10-5, Blue Jays over the Orioles 12-3,  Arizona blanked Washington 5- nothing,
Angels over Tampa Bay 5-3, Cardinals tied with the Mets at four – game was suspended in the 9th.  Play resumes 6 PM Friday.  Rangers lost to the Red Sox 7-6, Royals beat the Tigers 7-3 White Sox edged the Yankees 5-4, Rockies beat the Padres 9-6 and the Dodgers beat the Cubs 7-3

NBA FINALS

Toronto Raptors edged the golden State Warriors 114-110 last night in Game 6 of the NBA finals.  Taking the series 4-2

Williamsport Crosscutters – Opening night tonight 7:05 against the State College Spikes.  Their 2nd game is Saturday

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