BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS NOVEMBER 22, 2019

MAN INJURED IN MONTOURSVILLE ACCIDENT
A man ran into the side of a car Tuesday morning in Montoursville and was hospitalized.  According to the Sun Gazette, 62 year old Timothy Hoke of Broad St. in Montoursville, was treated for injuries at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.  The car that Hoke hit was traveling westbound on Broad Street and was being driven by Diana Dicenso, also of Montoursville.  No word whether charges will be filed in the case.

ELECTION VERIFICATION RESULTS FINAL
The final numbers have been verified and elections have been decided in the Montgomery mayoral race and a seat in the South Williamsport Borough Council.   According to the Sun Gazette, Montgomery borough council woman Fae Herb received 123 write-ins and is the new mayor of Montgomery – defeating Sean Leet with 92 votes who was the only candidate on the ballot for mayor.  Richard Kershner Jr. won the four year borough council seat in South Williamsport with 144 write in votes defeating Hilarie German with 132.  According to Lycoming County election officials, write-in votes accounted for other wins in municipal positions like tax collector and auditor.

LIBRARY ENTERS NEW PHASE OF RECONSTRUCTION
The 75th anniversary celebration of the Konkle Memorial library this month in Montoursville kicked off the next phase of a renovation project plan that is estimated to cost about 300 thousand dollars.   Officials on the library’s board of trustees told the Sun Gazette that the building – which was recently successfully analyzed for structural integrity, once renovated, will allow more space for library programs, will lower the shelves from 8 feet to 5 feet with the same amount of book display space, have new energy efficient lighting as well as new flooring a part of the project.  The library has 3500 cardholders and lends about 40 thousand units a year.

BUDGET PROPOSALS SUBMITTED
It’s budget season.  The Woodward township supervisors presented a budget with no tax increase and the budget will be available at the township building for public review before it is adopted December 18th at the next supervisors meeting.  In the city of Williamsport, outgoing Mayor Gabriel J. Campana presented his final budget to council. According to the Sun Gazette, there are no tax increases and there are two proposed hires for the police department.  Mayor-elect Derek Slaughter said he would continue his role as councilman by examining the proposed budget this year – all members of council are eligible make changes to the budget draft.

FOUR HOUR POLICE STAND OFF IN SHAMOKIN
There was a police stand-off yesterday in Shamokin.  According to the News-Item, 27 year old Jared Wagner of Shamokin was in his market street residence around 11:45am when police arrived to serve a warrant.  Wagner originally refused to surrender.  Police say they recovered 37 year old Michelle Cragle, and 40 year old Shawn Hepner, of Shamokin, who were hiding in a crawl space in the home about an hour into the standoff.   After 4  hours, Wagner surrendered to authorities from Mount Carmel Township police and Shamokin police. The three were taken to Northumberland county Prison,  and charges are expected to be filed today

LIQUOR STORE ROBBED, SUSPECT IN CUSTODY
Williamsport Police have taken an alleged armed robber into custody.  According to the Sun Gazette, there was an armed robbery reported at the Wine and Spirits Liquor store on Hepburn Street in the Hepburn Plaza last night around 6:45 pm.  No names have been released in the crime, but police say the suspect was taken to the on-duty magistrate, District Judge William Solomon and was arraigned on felony robbery charges.

SOME CITY ROADS WILL OPEN NEXT WEEK
Some Williamsport area roads will be reopening next week.  Portions of East Third Street and Basin Street in the city will open next Tuesday, November 26th.  Basin Street will reopen between E. Third and East Church and E. Third will open between Academy and Basin Street.  Watch for flaggers along this road for general maintenance but East Third Street will remain open until next spring when the roadway reconstruction project resumes.

BUCKNELL GRADUATE SLATED AS COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
A 1983 Bucknell graduate and international businesswoman has been chosen for the commencement speaker for May of 2020.  Bucknell university officials said in a press release that Carolyn Miles, the President and CEO of Save the Children since 1988  will speak to the outgoing university class.  Save the children is a global organization serving children in the US and 120 countries.  Miles was chosen as the preferred speaker by members of the Class of 2020, and in 2015 was named as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine.

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK, UNINJURED
Scanner reports say a pedestrian was struck Thursday afternoon at the corner of W. Fourth and Williams Streets in Williamsport around 5:30 pm.  City police said that a yellow jeep struck a woman while she was crossing during the do not walk signal.  No injuries to the pedestrian were reported and there was no reported damage to the vehicle.

Sports
NFL Thursday Night Football
Texans over the Colts 20 to 17
NBA
Bucks beat the Trailblazers 137 to 129 and the Pelicans beat the Suns 124 to 121
NHL
Bruins beat the Sabres 3-2, Panthers beat the Ducks 5-4, Islanders over the Penguins 4-3, Flyers beat the Hurricanes 5-3, Blue Jackets with the Red Wings 5-4, Blues beat the Flames 5-nothing, Canucks over the Predators 6-3, Wild over Avalanche 3-2, Lightning beat the Blackhawks 4-2, Stars beat the Jets 5-3, Maple Leafs over the Coyotes 3-1, Sharks beat the Golden Knights 2-1, and Kings beat the Oilers 5-1
Men’s College Basketball
Alvernia beat Penn College 85-65
Women’s College Basketball
Penn State beat Clemson 68-55
Today sports
College Wrestling Penn State at Arizona State at 9 PM tonight
NHL New Jersey and Pittsburgh, and New York in Ottawa
NBA Atlanta is in Detroit, Charlotte in Washington, Sacramento at Brooklyn, Miami is in Chicago, Los Angeles Lakers play Oklahoma City, San Antonio play the 76ers, Cleveland and Dallas, Golden State plays Utah, Boston over at Denver, Houston play the LA clippers
College Football Saturday
Penn State goes to Ohio State at noon, Oklahoma State is in West Virginia at noon Pitt at Virginia Tech @330, Temple is at Cincinnati, Syracuse is in Louisville, Bucknell is at Fordham.
NFL Sunday
New York Giants play Chicago, Denver is in Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, Oakland plays the Jets, Dallas Cowboys in New England Patriots at 4:25
High School Football District 4 PIAA
Friday – Class A Quarterfinals Muncy vs Lackawanna Trail – 7PM Williamsport HS, Class AAAA Quarterfinals Jersey Shore vs Pottsville  Danville 7pm
Saturday – AAA Quarterfinals Montoursville vs Wyoming at Williamsport HS 1pm

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