Category Archives: WILQ Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING INFANT A man has been charged with assault after police say he abused his 5 week old daughter.  According to the Sun Gazette, 44 year old Grant Wright of Williamsport  allegedly caused a spiral fracture to the infant’s leg between January and February of this year.  Tests at the hospital also…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

INJURED PEDESTRIAN NEAR BUCKNELL IDENTIFIED There are more details coming forth about the pedestrian accident that shut down Route 15 near Bucknell University early Monday.  30 year old Audie Shiffer was struck when he was walking from his broken down car east to west along Route 15.  According to WKOK, Shiffer was struck by 30…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

RESIDENT CAUSE ROAD COLLAPSE A Porter Township resident, attempting to find a water leak underneath a Jersey Shore public roadway caused the road to collapse after digging for the leak with a jackhammer.  According to the Sun Gazette, a leak at a High Street residence caused the Jersey Shore Joint Water Authority to shut off…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

WOMAN IDENTIFIED IN CRASH The Trout Run Woman killed in the Route 87 crash in Montoursville last weekend has been identified by the Lycoming County Coroner.  Charles E Kiessling, Jr. told the Sun Gazette yesterday that Abigayle Bobinger of Wallis Run Road in Cascade Township was the victim in the one car accident.  Bobinger’s Subaru…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 6, 2019

ANOTHER SENTENCED IN 2016 DOUBLE HOMICIDE More sentencing has taken place this week in the double homicide home invasion case from 2016 when Shane Wright and his mother Kristine Kibler were killed in their Williamsport home.  According to the Sun Gazette, 22 year old Casey Wilson pled guilty this year to murder charges.  He also…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 5, 2019

GUNSHOT VICTIM ARRESTED FOR GUN AND DRUG VIOLATIONS The gunshot victim recovering from the July 17th shooting incident along the 600 block of Maple Street has been charged with a felony firearms violation and other drug charges according to police.  19 year old Corey Stewart-Richardson of Philadelphia was arraigned in district court and jailed Wednesday…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 3, 2019

ACCIDENT VICTIM MAY HAVE HAD MEDICAL CONDITION The Lycoming County coroner is investigating a fatal accident Monday afternoon near the Tioga County line that closed Route 287.  A volunteer from the Morris Fire Department told police that a man died in the vehicle that went off of the roadway on Route 287 in Cogan House…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 2, 2019

Ethic Commission In Works To ensure transparency of all branches and employees in city government, Williamsport City Council took steps towards creating an ordinance to establish a city ethics commission. According to the Sun-Gazette, the commission would comprise of five city residents with no other elected or appointed connections to the city. The commission will…more »

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…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 28TH, 2019

Coach Franklin Denies Wrong Doings After allegation of pressuring a former team doctor to clearing athletes to return from injuries, Penn State Football Head Coach James Franklin denied any wrong doing. According to ESPN News Services, Franklin stated the school would “vigorously defend our program”. Former director of athletic medicine, Dr. Scott Lynch filed a…more »

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