BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS NOVEMBER 25, 2019

BOMB THREAT CAUSES AN EVACUATION AT A LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL
A call about a bomb threat to the Jersey Shore High School on Friday morning has Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police investigating the incident.  According to the Sun Gazette, the school was evacuated following the threat around 9:15 am Friday, which police say came from social media sources.  Administrators from the school said students and staff were relocated to a secure location and bomb sniffing dogs did not detect a threat in the building.  Police say they are looking at a person of interest and the investigation is ongoing.

VICTIM DIES IN TREVORTON ABUSE CASE
The little girl in the middle of the Trevorton Child abuse case has died after prayers and vigils were held all last week.  Arabella Parker was taken off life support at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville last Wednesday and according to a spokesperson for the family, died around 1:20 pm Friday afternoon after her health declined.  According to WKOK, Parker has been hospitalized since October 10th when her mother’s boyfriend Jahred Burgess of Trevorton allegedly severely abused the girl.  Burgess is jailed for abuse charges along with Parker’s mother Samantha Delcamp.  The Northumberland County DA has not commented on additional charges for Burgess since Parker has passed away.

FREE PARKING IN WILLIAMSPORT FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Free On-Street and on-lot parking begins after 3pm in Downtown Williamsport this week on Black Friday through Christmas according to the Williamsport Parking Authority.  According to the Sun Gazette the authority says the free parking is a gift to residents and hopefully it will entice them to come downtown to shop and dine during the holiday.  The authority will remove some meterless poles and address the confusion about the new meters by putting the system online, hopefully to resolve some of the glitches.

PA GAME COMMISSSION ADDS SOME CHANGES THIS YEAR
A couple changes are coming for hunters when the season opens this weekend on November 30th .  The first change is obvious with the opener not the usual Monday after Thanksgiving, like it’s been since 1963 through last year, but Saturday. Adding the third Saturday into the season, expands the season to 13 days.  Authorities told PennLive that they expect the first day of firearms season to be the biggest harvest day for bucks, and that the partial wash out during the season last year could mean more older bucks this year.  The statewide general firearms season runs from November. 30-December 14.

THEFT IN SNYDER COUNTY
Items worth more than 3 thousand dollars were stolen from a home in Mount Pleasant Mills and police are investigating.  Police told WKOK that a burglary occurred at a home on Cross Street in Mount Pleasant between 2pm on November 10th and 6pm on November 11th .  Loose coins and a video surveillance system were stolen.  If you have any information on this Snyder County crime, call Mount Pleasant Police

CITY WILL PAY PENALTY FOR LANDFILL ISSUES
Lycoming County Commissioners acknowledged violations that have arisen after the failure of a landfill liner or cap covering after heavy rainfall this year, which are violations of the Solid Waste Management Act.  The city will be handed a 20 thousand dollar civil penalty from the state Department of Environmental Protection.  The saturated soil that covered a liner has been fixed and will reduce the potential for contaminants leaching from the landfill site. All issues observed during inspections in 2018 have been resolved, according to DEP officials.

SINKHOLE IN SHAMOKIN
An abandoned mine shaft was opened accidentally by a construction company working in Shamokin Friday.  According to the Daily Item, a worker from Affordable Demolition and Construction was uninjured and an excavator undamaged after a 20 foot wide and 25 foot deep hole opened up on an empty lot at 649 Diamond Street.  There will be an investigation started by the Department of Environmental Protection today.

DUI TASK FORCE ENCOURAGES SOBRIETY FOR THE HOLIDAY
DUI Checkpoints will be in place during the Thanksgiving holiday through the first of the year according to the Lycoming County DUI Task Force.  Police say in a press release that trends in drinking and majrijuana use before driving seem to happen more often from November 27th through December 1st .  The Lycoming County DUI Task Force coordinator, Chief Joseph Hope, remionds all residents to find a safe ride home if you’ve been drinking.  Buzzed driving is drunk driving.

KING STREET CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES THIS WEEK
Reconstruction in Northumberland of King Street between Priestley Avenue and Front Street will continue this week.   Work includes construction of curbs and sidewalks, installation of traffic signals and signs, and other miscellaneous work, so motorists should watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the work zone.   Detours will remain in effect until Wednesday afternoon.

Sports

NFL
Bills beat the Broncos 20 to 3, Bears beat the Giants 19-14, Steelers beat the Bengals 16-10, Jets beat the Raiders 34-3, Seahawks beat the Eagles 17-9, Patriots beat the Cowboys 13-9,  Buccaneers beat the Falcons 35-22, the Browns beat the Dolphins 41-24, Saints beat the Panthers 34-31, Redskins beat the Lions 19-16, Titans beat the Jaguars 42-20, 49ers over the Packers 37-8,
NBA
Mavericks beat the Rockets 137 to 123, Nets beat the Knicks 103 to 101, Kings beat the Wizards 113 to 106, Nuggets beat the Suns 116 to 104, Clippers beat the Pelicans 134 to 109.
NHL Sabres beat the Panthers 52, Hurricanes beat the Red Wings 2-nothing, Oilers beat the Coyotes 4-3,
HS Football from the weekend –
PIAA Class A quarterfinals – Lackawanna Trail beat Muncy 26-13, Class 3A State Quarterfinals – Wyoming area beat Montoursville 43-27 in.
Jersey Shore beat Pottsville in Class AAAA Quarterfinals in Danville Friday in three overtimes 42-35.
Jersey Shore faces District 2 Champion Dallas next Friday in state semifinals Danville 6pm.

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