BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 8, 2020

A patient at UPMC in Williamsport was causing a disturbance with hospital security. Williamsport Police were then called and encountered the patient. 67 year old Dennis Chambers had broken his window and was hanging out of it when Police arrived. When Police and hospital security got into his room he started swinging a broken piece of glass at them. Chambers was then taken into custody and released on $75,000 bail.

Bradley Andrews, 43, of Pennsdale was charged for allegedly punching a woman inside of his vehicle and then abandoning her 2 children in Loyalsock Township. Andrews now faces felony charges of endangering the welfare of children, driving under the influence and other charges. According to PA. State Police Andrews was driving along East third street before 9pm when the assault occurred.  Andrews then stopped and left the woman and her children along side the road, and drove off. Police later found Andrews on Route 864 in Mill Creek Township. Andrews was arraigned by Judge Aaron Biichle and bail was set at $5,000. His preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 14th before District Justice Gary Whitman.

Shikellamy State Park has a new manger Andrew Leidich 25. He takes over at the Shikellamy State Park Complex after Nicholas Sherlock left in July. Leidich says he really loves the area and can’t wait to get to know more people.  He will be responsible for the 82 acre Milton State Park and the 20 acre Susquahnna State park in Lycoming county.

The coronavirus cases in Lycoming County continues to rise for a total in the county of 560 According to the PA Department of Health.  Lycoming County has eight hospitalized COVID-19 patients, one is on a ventilator. There are an additional 1,160 positive cases of the virus, bringing the statewide total to 139,863. 30 new deaths were reported with a total 7,780 fatalities from COVID-19. The percentage of recovered cases today is 82 percent

Wayne Murray 58 of Hughesville has been charged by the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department with illegal transfer of a firearm as well as falsification to authorities for allegedly putting down false information on a form when he attempted to purchase the firearm. He is free on $15,000 bail.

A city woman has been charged of assaulting her neighbor in Williamsport. Kyle Frank assaulted Venice Carter by punching her and pushing her over a coffee table. The incident occurred on Sept 1st. Both women live in the same building but different apartments. Frank had fled the scene before police arrived but has been captured. She was brought before Judge Jon Kemp and committed to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.

On Sunday in Mifflinburg the Dandelion run was held in which 175 runners circled a trail route at Camp Mount Luther. The 5K/10K event began in 2002. The event raised $3,000 for the 400-acre Christian based outdoor ministry and education grounds in Union County. The funds are used towards student scholarships and facility maintance.

On Sunday Bradley Andrews 43 of Pennsdale was charged for allegedly punching a woman inside of his vechile and then abandoning her 2 children in Loyalsock Township. According to PA State Police Andrews was driving along 3rd street when the assault occurred. Police found Andrews on Route 864 in Mill Creek Township. Andrews was arraigned and bail was set at $5,000. His preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 14th

Sports

NBA Playoffs

East Semifinal’s game 5 it was the Celtics over the Raptors 111-89. Boston leads the series 3-2

West Semifinal’s game 3 it was the Clippers over the Nuggets 113-107. The Clippers now lead that series 2-1.

MLB

Marlins 5-4 over the Braves, the Phillies beat the Mets 9-8, The Yankees losing to the Blue Jays 12-7, The Twins over the Tigers 6-2, The Cubs beat the Cardinals 5-1, Mariners 8-4 over the Rangers, Nationals 6-1 over the Rays, Indians 5-2 over the Royals, The Giants beat the Diamonbacks 4-2, The A’s all over the Astros 6-0, and the Padres 1-0 over the Rockies

NHL

East Finals Game 1 The Tampa Bay Lighting beat the New York Islanders 3-1. Tampa Bay leads that series 1-0

NASCAR

Kevin Harvick won Sunday night’s 1st round playoff from Darlington now this Saturday the 2nd round playoff will happen from Richmond Motor Speedway.

NFL

The 1st game of the season kicks off this Thursday night with the defending Super Bowl champs The Kansas City Chiefs taking on the Houston Texans.

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