BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 23, 2021

ACCIDENT CLOSES VALLEY ROADWAY

Yesterday around 12:30pm, a 70-year-old woman crashed on Route 44, three miles north of Elimsport, closing the road in both directions. She was driving a minivan, sustained serious injuries and transported to the Geisinger Medical Center on LifeFlight helicopter. According to the SUN  Gazette, there has been no additional information or updates from Pennsylvania State Police regarding this accident.

NATURAL GAS IMPACT FEES GOOD FOR WILLIAMSPORT PROJECTS

Natural gas impact fees, totaling $230,000 will fund two projects for the city of Williamsport. According to the SUN Gazette, a gas impact fee award, totaling $180,000 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority, is being used in a multi-phase access to the Susquehanna Riverwalk at Basin Street and Via Bella. Engineering cost and determining ways to control both the flooding and flow of water on Grafius Run will cost little more than $53,000. Phase two is a retaining wall, guide crossing and access ramp.

LIVE COUNCIL STREAMING IN THE FUTURE

South Williamsport Borough Council and administration are working with an information technology vendor, attempting to  acquire the necessary camera and software to live stream council meetings on the borough’s Facebook page. The price tag is estimated to be $2,000, which will be funded through the borough office technology line item with a June or July projected implementation, according to the SUN Gazette. Access to some government meetings by remote became a necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

FELONY CONTACT WITH MINORS 

Muncy area man facing new set of charges for his contact with minors. Lycoming County Detective Calvan Irvin, according to court records, has accused Jonathan Kula, Muncy, with allegedly providing two female juveniles with alcohol and receiving nude photos of them in reciprocation. According to SUN Gazette, Irvin continued by accusing Kula of providing alcohol to an two different female minors in incidents that took place in Muncy and other locations between May 2019 and January, 2020. Kula, who is already free on bail in another case charging him with indecent exposure and open lewdness with another minor, now faces 16 additional charges, he is free on $50,000 and he waived his preliminary hearings.

ABUSE OF EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION

Inside an hour,  David Clair Miller, 57,  called 911 upwards of a dozen times, with claims of people wanting to get him from outside and climbing inside a bedroom window at 3542 Dewey Avenue Extension. Old Lycoming Township Police responded and found no one on the property or evidence to support an attempted break in. Officers left and Miller was calling again about a break in and someone in his garage. The police returned and took Miller into custody on charges of abuse of emergency communication, amongst others. According to the SUN Gazette, Miller, declared unfit for arraignment, was jailed in the Lycoming County Prison, but has since been released on $5,000 bail.

UPDATED COVID-19 NUMBERS FOR TODAY

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today released update COVID-19 numbers for our area; Locally, Lycoming County cases; Clinton 29; Tioga 10; Sullivan 5 and Northumberland 33; Union County 9; Snyder 9 and Montour County 2 cases.

LITTLE LEAGUE COMMUNITY HEROES

Following the challenges of 2020, Little League International is looking for all of its local leagues to take a moment to recognize the  incredible volunteers and supporters in their organizations, celebrating the  many behind the scenes heroes who swing for the fences and help, both on and off the field. In light of National Volunteer Week ,  April 18 through 24, Little League International is looking for nominations of Little League Community Heroes to be honored throughout spring  and summer.  According to Northcentralpa.com, for a full list of Community Heroes already recognized  and more information visit the little league website.

FELONY BURGLARY IN BLOOMSBURG

When Bloomsburg woman was beyond a doubt convinced there were “bodies” were buried in a basement, she was charged with felony burglary after the homeowners arrived home to find her inside. According to Bloomsburg Patrolman Bradley Sharrow, the resident at 303 Market Street called police to report Shannon Maxwell, 43, of Bloomsburg inside their home. The home owner fled and Maxwell was found sitting on the front porch when officers arrived. She told officers there were bodies in the basement and she trying to help. According to a media outlet, Maxwell was transported to the police station and charged with felonies and she is being held at the Columbia County Prison in lieu of $50,000 monetary bail. Her preliminary hearing for this week was rescheduled.

THEFT OF SCRAP METAL

A man accused of turning in nearly 14,000 pounds of scrap metal taken from a former employer, valued at nearly $27,000, was charged with multiple felonies in Bradford County. Ryan Bozman, 34, of Towanda, was charged with multiple felonies when he was accused of turning in upwards of 14,000 pounds of scrap metal from a former employer with a value of $27,000.  Officers claim between Feb. 15 and July 3 of 2020, Bozman dropped metal off 37 times for recycling.  According to an online media source, receipt logs show Bozman was given a total of $26,955.87 for 8,584 pounds of tungsten. Bozman has bail set at $10,000 monetary and he is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on May 5.

MISSING TEEN FOUND

Pennsylvania State Police in Bloomsburg report that Sage Rossi, a previously entered missing teen from Bloomsburg, was recently found safe in Brandon, Florida. The investigation has revealed there was no danger to Rossi or the pubic at any time.

Sports:

Penn State

Penn State Men’s Basketball Coach Micah Shrewsberry announced new hires on Thursday. Mike Green, new director of player development. Brian Snow, director of recruiting.

 

High School Softball

Central Mountain shut out Selinsgrove  6-0;

Williamsport over Danville 13-3; Lewisburg over Montoursville 3-2;

Muncy defeated Columbia Montour Vo Tech  12-1

 

High School Baseball

Williamsport topped Jersey Shore       8-6

St John Neumann shut out Columbia Montour Vo Tech 10-0;

South Williamsport topped Wellsboro 9-7;

Montgomery defeated Sullivan County 14-3; Canton over Towanda 17-7

 

Boys Tennis

Williamsport shut out Wellsboro 5-0;

Muncy over Shikellamly 4-1; Hughesville shut out Loyalsock 5-0;

South Williamsport over Bloomsburg 4-1

 

 

 

 

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