BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 6. 2020

LEWISTOWN MAN KILLED IN TURNPIKE PILE-UP
United Parcel Service has announced that a local  man was killed in the deadly multi-car pile-up that closed lanes of the PA turnpike for over 14 hours yesterday.  Daniel Kepner, age 53 of Lewistown, who had 5 years of service with the company, and, 48 year old Dennis Kehler, of Lebanon Pennsylvania who  had 28 years of service were driving together in a tractor trailer from  their Harrisburg, operating center. According to State Police a tour bus full of passengers was traveling to Cincinnati, Ohio, negotiated on a downhill curve, then careened up an embankment and rolled over beginning a chain reaction that killed 5 and sent almost 60 to local hospitals.  What caused the crash is unknown and the National Transportation Safety Board has dispatched a team to investigate.  All lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike were reopened about 6:30pm last night after the detour at mile marker 161 was lifted in Westmoreland County according to officials at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ENDANGERING CHILDREN AFTER ACCIDENT
A Williamsport woman who crashed her car and fled the scene by walking away with her injured children, was arrested and charged last month. According to police 25 year old Tara N. Martin of Williamsport, had a DUI-suspended license during the accident that happened on State Route 15 South, Clinton Township, about 11pm on December 30th.  Afterwards, she walked with her visibly injured kids to the infant’s father’s home about a mile away.  Martin then went to her home where a police affidavit reports that she fell asleep.  Martin was arrested and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing January 10th.

LOGO CONTEST FOR WATSONTOWN K-9 UNIT LOGO
Watsontown Police want local students to help create a new logo for the department’s new  K-9 unit. In release, Watsontown police officers, the Police K-9 Project and the Northumberland DA’s Office, are asking sixth through twelfth grade students to participate in an art contest to design the logo.  Warrior Run, Shamokin, Mount Carmel, and Line Mountain Area School District students may participate by speaking with their art teachers during school hours. The contest will run from January 15 until March 1, 2020.

FARM SHOW OPENS, FEATURES CRAFT BREW COMPETITION
Thousands of people were in Harrisburg for the opening day of the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show Saturday. The theme of this year’s show is “Imagine the Opportunities.”  Two local brewers have been recognized for their craft at the Pennsylvania farm show this year – New Trail Brewing Company, Williamsport received  second in the Amber lager category and Rusty Rail Brewing Company, Mifflinburg, Union County took second place in the American or English Porter category. According to Penn Live the Farm show contest had more than 100 entries over last year. The event is the largest indoor agricultural show of it’s kind.  Miss  and there will be a Square dance competition  in New Holland Arena at 8pm. The show is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Saturday January 11th. Admission is free, but it does cost $15 to park at the Farm Show complex Visitors can sample beer at the Farm Show where it is available in the Main Hall at a Bier Garden through next weekend.

POLICE SEEK INFO IN SUNBURY SHOOTING
Sunbury police are working to identify suspects in a shooting that happened Sunday night around 1am, near Gashouse Alley.  According to police reports about 30 people were involved  in a disturbance  involving a gunshot that caused the people to flee the scene.  Police are seeking to question more people with information, if you knbow anything about thei incident, please contact Sunbury police corporal Travis Bremigen

MISSING TEENAGER FROM MIFFLINVILLE
Columbia County officials are looking for a teenager who went missing over the weekend. The South Centre Township police say 17-year-old Jocelyn English is missing from the Mifflinville area , they say she be in need of medication. She is 4, 11 with light brown and blonde hair with hazel eyes.  Last seen wearing a BLACK puffer coat, Jeans, and a BLACK long sleeve shirt. If you have seen, have ANY information aboutJocelyn English, you are asked to contact the South Centre Township Police Department or Dial 911.

OIL SPILL SATURDAY CLEANED UP
A small oil spill from a disabled tractor-trailer being towed, stretched across the West Branch Susquehanna River bridge on Route 642 and caused temporary road closures Saturday.  According to the daily item, Emergency responders  cleaned 5 gallons of motor oil from the road starting at at Elm and Front streets in Milton, continuing about 3.5 miles across the bridge to Old Route 15 before ending at a commercial trucking lot in White Deer Township, None of the oil is believed to have made it into the Susquehanna River or surrounding tributaries, according to Northumberland County emergency management officials.  DEP received a report about the spill at 8:30 a.m. from Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, and it was cleared by 1:15pmSports
NFL
AFC Wildcard Playoffs Saturday, Texans beat the Bills 22 to 19, Titans over the Patriots 20 to 13
NFC Wildcard Playoffs Sunday Vikings beat the Saints 26 to 20, and the Seahawks beat the Eagles 17 to 9
Divisional playoffs next weekend – Minnesota vs San Francisco and Tennessee is in Baltimore on Saturday 1/11, Houston meets Kansas City and Seattle is in Green Bay on Sunday 1/12
NBA
Clippers beat the Knicks 135 to 132, Heat beat the Trailblazers 122 to 111, Timberwolves over the Cavaliers 118 to 103, Grizzlies beat the Sun’s 121 to 114, and Lakers over the Pistons 106 to 99.
NHL Capitals beat the Sharks 5 to 4, Panthers over the Penguins 4 to 1, Lightning beat the Hurricanes 3 to 1, Flames over Wild 5 to 4, Blackhawks beat Red Wings 4 to 2, Ducks over the Predators 54
Women’s Basketball Lycoming beat Moravian in the championship game of the Steel Club Classic 72 to 69, Bucknell over Lafayette 50 to 36
Men’s Basketball
Lycoming beat Juniata 73 to 56, and Bucknell over Lafayette 78 to 66
HS Boys Basketball Saint John Neumann over Bucktail 71  to 42

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