Category Archives: WILQ Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 19, 2019

NEW COUNCIL LEADERS ELECTED The Williamsport City Council elected a new president and vice president last night who will serve the city through the end of 2019.  Randall J. Allison was elected president and Liz Miele, vice president, until the upcoming election of a new mayor and council will reorganize things.    Citizens interested in being…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 18, 2019

FIRE CAUSES EVACUATION OF ELDERLY RESIDENTS A fire broke out in one unit of the top floor of the Williamsport Manor Wednesday and nearly 100 residents had to be evacuated.  The fire, which triggered the sprinkler system in the building, was confined to a 5th floor apartment around 9pm.  A few elderly residents were treated…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 17, 2019

WOMAN TOOK MONEY FROM LOCAL VFW A Jersey Shore woman has been charged with taking almost 8 thousand dollars from a local VFW.  Fifty nine year old Dianne McAlister, who was a former employee at the west third street VFW in Williamsport, had access to the all the accounts and according to police, wrote checks…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 16, 2019

I-80 TRAFFIC AFFECTED BY TWO PROBLEMS TUESDAY There’s now an accident in the back-ups where Milton State Police were already working an overturned truck.  Emergency crews are working to clear a fuel spill that closed the ramp from Rt. 15 northbound from Lewisburg to the I-80 East Bound ramp in White Deer township at exit…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 15, 2019

  MOTORCYCLIST LIFE-FLIGHTED AFTER ACCIDENT There was a serious accident in Loyalsock Township Saturday morning in which a motorcyclist was trapped under an SUV according to the Williamsport Sun Gazette.  The wreck shut down East Third street at Northway Road for several hours.  29 year old Jonathan Toro of Williamsport was flown to Geisinger Medical…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 12, 2019

MAN FLEES POLICE, CRASHES VEHICLE, FLEES AGAIN A Williamsport man ran from an accident scene after he fled from police and crashed his car following an officer’s request to search his vehicle for suspicion of marijuana.  Twenty seven year old Earl Taylor of Cherry Street, was stopped by police, who suspected Taylor of smoking the…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 11, 2019

APARTMENT FIRE SET INTENTIONALLY A Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal determined that a fire that began in a Muncy apartment early Wednesday morning was intentionally set.  All the tenants escaped serious injury when they were alerted by smoke alarms and evacuated their 4-unit building on Water Street at about 3:30am.  The Williamsport Sun Gazette reports…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 10, 2019

SUSPECT IN 2016 CRIME SURRENDERS TO AUTHORITIES A city man has come forward to turn himself in for his involvement in the murder of 27 year-old Christopher Wilkins of Williamsport in 2016.  The Williamsport Sun Gazette reports that Jamal Brown was arraigned yesterday in district court on murder and conspiracy charges. Brown is the fourth…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 9, 2019

HOUSE FIRE CLOSES ROADS Several local hose companies responded to a house fire in Mifflinburg Monday which closed some roads there for several hours.  The Mifflinburg Hose Company reports through social media that Chestnut Street and Forest Hill Road were closed while volunteer firefighters worked on the house fire that began around 8am.  All lanes…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 8, 2019

STORMS BRING DOWN TREE, CAUSES FATALITY Saturday’s storms that moved through Clinton County, brought down a tree and killed a man from Parkesburg who was visiting there.  Forty year old Elmer Stoltzfus was on a kayaking trip at Sproul State Forest in Clinton Township when the tree fell on Stoltzfus during the thunderstorm around 4pm. …more »

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