BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 26, 2021

ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE/SUICIDE LYCOMING COUNTY

Saturday night, a 34-year-old female is recovering from gunshot wounds  from being shot by Devin Joseph Brelsford, 34, following a domestic altercation involving alcohol  on Auchmuty Rd, Muncy Township, Lycoming County. After arguing with the victim, he was asked to leave and began to challenge the other people on the scene. He pulled a handgun from behind his back, cocked it and immediately shot the victim multiple times and himself in the head. Devin was pronounced deceased on the scene after several minutes of EMS lifesaving attempts.

CHARGES ACCUMULATING FOR CITY MAN

A Williamsport man, with two active criminal cases, was arrested again, Thursday, charged by Williamsport City Police with multiple misdemeanors following a DUI arrest. Matthew J. Zeigler, 49 , a prominent city attorney currently has open cases involving reckless endangerment and child abuse.  According to a media outlet, Zeigler’s next scheduled court date is an April 27 pre-trial hearing in the child abuse case being brought by the PA State Attorney General’s Office.

ATTEMPTED BREAK IN

After her arrest and incarceration following a disturbance on a school bus, a Lock Haven women was arrested again. Jolene Renee Fisher, 38, accused Woodward Township Chief of Police Stephen R. Falotico of attempting to forcefully enter a residence on the 100 block of Woodward Avenue, Crist Trailer Court on April 13. Without being successful, she fled the scene, driving with a suspended driver’s license. Her bail was set at $250 monetary on April 16, according to northcentralpa.com.

APPROVED GRANTS FOR CITY AND JERSEY SHORE

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved grants primarily focusing on recreation improvements. According to an online media outlet, Jersey Shore Borough, will receive $78,000 through the Greenways, Trails, and Recreation program to implement its Active Transportation Plan and $150,000 through the Multimodal Transportation Fund to support a streetscape project. Williamsport, the Economic and Community Growth Corporation has been awarded $200,000 in support of transforming a blighted property into a multi-field regional baseball and softball complex with funding also committed through the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce.

VEHICLE ACCIDENT

Blossburg fire crews responded to an accident  on Cherry Street, Arnot, Saturday morning. The victim, Marie Mattison of Arnot, was struck by a vehicle and dragged several feet before stopping and pinning her underneath.  She was rescued and flown to Robert Packer hospital by Guthrie Air according to Northcentralpa.com.

INCIDENT AT KNOBEL’S AMUSEMENT RESORT
According to an online media outlet,  Knoebel’s Amusement Resort received a phone call ‘prompting contact’ with local and state police shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday. Knobel’s reports the suspected area was been cleared, and a thorough search of the affected area found no threat after a police investigation ended around 8 p.m. Sunday. An investigation of the circumstances is ongoing.

TWO ALARM BLAZE IN NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY

According to Northumberland County 911,  a two alarm house fire, reported just before 7 p.m. at 1513 Boyer Hill Road in Upper Augusta Township was a devastating loss to the home owners. During the incident, firefighters were present for hours from volunteer departments in Snyder, Union, Montour and Northumberland Counties. Upper Augusta fire chief could not be reached for comment. The fire marshal, a Pennsylvania State Police Corporal was on scene for several hours.

TERRORISTIC  THREATS  IN WATSONTOWN

A Watsontown man threatened the post office staff and was arrested for multiple misdemeanors according to Watsontown Borough Police. Jason Paul Rank, 43, of Watsontown, is charged with misdemeanor terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly after calling the post office upwards of 22 times in less than an hour with threats and vulgar language. According to an online news outlet, Rank was upset because he hasn’t received his stimulus check.

ROUTE 22O WORK IN CLINTON COUNTY

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that work on Route 220 between Slona and McElhattan with closures of the left (passing) lane in the Northbound and Southbound lanes. Work is being completed for the preparation to resurface the existing northbound and southbound lanes to be completed by early June.

WILLIAMSPORT CROSSCUTTER LIVE FACEBOOK EVENT

The Williamsport Crosscutter will be hosting a special Facebook Live event, Wednesday, April 28, at 7 pm to discuss plans for the upcoming 2021 season, give fans an opportunity to hear up-to-date information on ordering tickets, stadium capacity limits and social distancing. The campaign begins on May 24 in State College with the team’s home opener to follow on May 25 as play begins in the all-new MLB draft league.

Sports:

High School Softball

Williamsport Softball Tournament

Semifinal: Loyalsock shut out Williamsport 15-0;

Semifinal: Montoursville over Upper Dauphin 12-9;

Third place: Williamsport shut out  Upper Dauphin 5-0;

Championship game: Loyalsock topped Montoursville 6-3

Danville over Jersey Shore 11-3

High School Baseball

St John Neumann shut out Benton 16-0; Hollidaysburg over Williamsport 11-5; Canton over Sullivan County 15-8

Boys Tennis

Hughesville shut out Muncy 5-0

Girls Lacrosse

Crestwood over Lewisburg 20-8

 

 

 

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