BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 1, 2021

POSSIBLE SALE FOR LYCOMING BAKERY

A sale for the closed bakery, may happen sooner than later according to the SUN Gazette. This is good news for employees who last their jobs at Lycoming Bakery.  Matt Cowden, a local businessman who reportedly  owns the Buttery Biscuit in South Williamsport and Trifecta Bar and Grill in Montoursville.,  along with his partner, Larry Allson, are ready to purchase the closed business, which served Williamsport and beyond since 1928. Cowden, a previous owner of Lycoming Bakery, is looking forward to get the business going again. A reopening date has not been announced.

COVID-19 NUMBERS APRIL 1, 2021

The PA Dept. of Health announced COVID-19 numbers for today: Locally, Lycoming:46, Potter: 1, Tioga: 3, Bradford: 17, Sullivan: 2,  Columbia: 12, Montour: 2,  Northumberland: 25, Snyder: 6,  Union: 0, Centre: 90, and Clinton: 17

STRANGULATION CHARGES

She began seeing stars, as her vision diminished in the 700 block of 2nd Avenue, Williamsport around 5:49 pm, March 22, which caused the Williamsport Police to file felony strangulation charges against Douglas L. Paul ham us 37, of Williamsport. According to northcentralpa.com,  Paul ham us  was charged with one felony count of strangulation, one misdemeanor count of simple assault, and one summary count of harassment.

COVID-19 OPENS FOR ALL OVER 16 YOA

The Department of Health (DOH) announced starting April 19th all Pennsylvanians aged 16 and older will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the state’s special initiative. According to ​Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam Pennsylvania’s vaccine providers have dramatically stepped up the pace of vaccinations to an average of 83,000 per day, moving the keystone state higher and higher in the rankings with other states. Residents should continue to use the Department of Health’s Vaccine Provider Map to find a vaccine provider nearest them.

INTRUDER INTO A  HOME IN WATSONTOWN

An intruder was reported to be inside a residence at the 600 block of Ash Street at 135am on March 26. Watsontown Police responded, finding Jill E. Derr, 63 of Watsontown, entered and was located inside a residence without permission or knowledge of the owner, according to the Watsontown Police Facebook page.  According to northcentralpa.com, Derr was charged with one felony count of criminal trespass and arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Michael Toomey of Sunbury. Judge Toomey set Derr’s bail at $2,500 unsecured, with supervision conditions.

FREE EASTER MEAL IN WILLIAMSPORT

In alignment with what is at the heart of the American Rescue Workers’ mission, fighting and preventing hunger, the American Rescue Workers will host a to-go community Easter dinner that is free to the public on Monday, April 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. at 643 Elmira St., Williamsport. According to northcentralpa.com, this year’s Easter meal is drive-thru style for the safety of all workers and guests.Individuals who are interested in receiving a to-go Easter dinner can come to the American Rescue Workers donation dock on Elmira Street, and take as many meals as they need.

HIGH SPEED POLICE CHASE

He stole a pickup truck from a downtown Williamsport location and then led the area police officers on a lengthy high speed chase on Tuesday night.  The driver pulled off of East Village Drive in Nisbet and surrendered, according to northcentralpa.com. It was reported to be a 30 pursuit that covered more than 20 miles with at least two cruiser damaged, including one from the Pennsyvlania College of Technology.The driver was in custody and he was expected to be arraigned on numerous felony charges this morning, police said. His name will be made public at the arraignment.

TELEHEALTH AT UPMC

UPMC Susquehanna now offers 25 different specialties via telehealth. According to the SUN Gazette, patients responded to UPMC, telling them telehealth was convenient in many ways, including; not traveling, parking or waiting in waiting rooms. Overnight telehealth is another way UPMC has found to care for patients. UPMC reports, flexibility is the key to patient comfort and convenience.

MILTON CHILD ENDANGERMENT

In a Milton home with animal feces across the floor,  unsafe home conditions, including drug paraphernalia sitting out in the open, Milton Police Department reported finding Three young children . According to the Daily Item, Jessica Sue Aikey, 26, and Gage Owen Newton, 25 — the parents of a 2-year-old and 6-year-old — and Amber Paradis, 28, — the mother of a 2-year-old — are now facing felony child endangerment and other related charges by Milton Patrolman Todd Ulrich in the Milton office of District Judge Michael Diehl. Aikey, in lieu of $50,000 unsecured bail, and Newton, in lieu of $80,000 unsecured bail, both remain  Northumberland County inmates. Paradis is free on $25,000 unsecured bail. They are all scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 12:30 p.m. April 7 in front of Diehl.

 

Sports:

Upcoming NCAAM on Saturday

Houston vs Baylor 5:14pm

UCLA vs Gonzaga  8:34pm

 

NHL

Sabres over the Flyers 6-1, Maple Leafs over the Jets 3-1, Avalanche beat the Coyotes 9-3, Kings over the Golden Knights 4-2, Sharks beat the Wild 4-2

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