BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 30, 2019

GRAFIUS RUN TO BE SUBJECT OF POTENTIAL DEP STUDY
The state Department of Environmental Protection has requested 300 thousand dollars be allocated in the capital budget to study flooding at Grafius Run  According to the Sun Gazette, consultants informed City Council of the request Thursday which will now be able to find a long awaited solution to the flooding problem for residents downstream from Loyalsock Township.  The most recent August 15th flooding event will be added to the damage estimate total for the region which could effect how quickly a feasibility study gets done once Governor Wolf Approved the Capital projects budget.

NEW PART-TIME OFFICER FOR MONTGOMERY
The Montgomery Borough Council has hired a new officer with 24 years of law enforcement experience.  Ray Kontz, a Muncy police officer, and former Williamsport City homicide detective was hired as a part-time officer in Montgomery.  According to the Sun Gazette, the Borough had a need for a new hire after losing employees from retirements and a death in the deparTment.

BRIDGE WORK TODAY NEAR SELINSGROVE
There will be a bridge inspection today along Routes 11-15 just outside of downtown Selinsgrove.  PennDOT said in a press release that there will be a crane inspection of the two bridges spanning Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks  along 11-15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  All lanes will remain open, but the outside shoulders in both directions will effecting traffic.

HUGHESVILLE NATIVE WWII VET REMAINS WILL COME HOME
A 1936 graduate of Hughesville High School who served in World War II and whose remains were just identified through modern science will be coming home September 28th for burial and full military honors.  According to the Sun Gazette, James I. Trick was a 25 year old private who was killed in Germany November 4th 1944 and was interred at a cemetery in the Netherlands.  A commission from the Department of Defense and American Battle Monuments Commission made Trick’s identification possible.

GRANT ISSUED FOR PA AIRPORTS
There will be a 13.7 million dollar grant available to improve Pennsylvania airports according to Governor Tom Wolf.  Danville’s airport will be allocated about 180 thousand dollars of the grant for runway lighting and other equipment.  The Northumberland County Airport will a receive about 75 hundred dollars to fund security cameras. The funding will help upgrade safety features, expand facilities and attract more growth to the Susquehanna Valley.

ELDERLY WOMAN INJURED IN ACCIDENT ON 220
A three vehicle accident shut down Rt 220 near the Thomas Street interchange early yesterday for about 30 minutes, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police. 65 year old Ardena Cathcart of Jersey Shore was entering the northbound lanes of Rt 220 on the ramp when Jeremiah Stark of Jersey Shore struck her car from behind.  The sun  gazette reports that the woman’s car was pushed onto the interstate striking the rear of a truck driven by Jason Renzo of Lock Haven.  Stark’s vehicle caught fire and Jersey Shore volunteer firefighters responded.  Cathcart was taken by ambulance to Williamsport Regional Medical Center.  Police said Stark and Renzo were not injured.

HOME OF TIOGA COUNTY WOMAN BURGLARIZED
A Tioga County woman reported to police that she was a victim of theft of almost 300 thousand dollars.  The 85 year old Mansfield woman said someone broke into her home on Cherry Flats road and stole a safe from the basement of her residence between August 15th and August 19th. According to Central PA dot com $270,000.00 in certificates of deposit were stolen safe, as well as over 10 thousand dollars in currency and jewelry plus the safe itself was worth over 15 hundred dollars

POLICE HAVE LABOR DAY ROADWAY REMINDERS
Police have some reminders for motorists who are out and about during the Labor Day Holiday this year.  In addition to the checkpoints and roving DUI patrols that will be in place around statistically high crash areas around Lycoming County, State Police in Montoursville say that  motorists are required to move to an open lane if police are stopped along the roadway in PA with emergency lights activated.  And please always wear your seatbelt.

DRUM CORPS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP COMES BACK TO WILLIAMSPORT
Drum Corps is coming to Lycoming County!  The DCA championships come to Williamsport this weekend and the city will be full of music and rhythm tonight!  The Friday night kickoff will feature more than 25 drum corp ensembles performing free at points around the city between 6 and 7:30.  City Hall will have activities and there will also be several featured ensemble performances at the Community Arts Center until 8:15 when 8 mini corps will compete. There will also be drum corp performances at halftime shows during High school football The White Sabres will be at Danville High School and the Hawthorne Caballeros at Williamsport High School.

Sports
Major League Baseball

Indians blanked the Tigers 2-nothing, A’s over the Royals 9-8, Twins thumped the White Sox 10-5, Rays over the Astros 9-8, Cubs beat the Mets 4-1, Marlins over the Reds 4-3, Mariners beat the Rangers 5-3, Pirates over the Rockies 11-8, Diamondbacks beat the Dodgers 11-5, and Padres bumped the Giants 5-3

In Preseason NFL football
Panthers beat the Steelers 25-19, The Jets blanked the Eagles 6-nothing,
New York Giants over the Patriots 31-29, and the Bills beat the Vikings 27-23
New York Penn League
Crosscutters beat the Auburn Doubledays 7-1

Tennis US Open – significant 2nd Round Result
Women’s Singles
US’s Taylor Townsend defeated  4th seed Simona Halep of Ukraine 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (Halep is the 2019 Wimbledon Champ)

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