BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 28, 2021

STAND-OFF

State Police in Towanda report a stand-off ended peacefully when the suspect’s mother opened the door for Troopers to take Marc Petrucci into custody. According to Northcentralpa.com on April 15, Petrucci fled a parole officer and locked himself inside this residence. Petrucci was arrested and multiple charges filed. He is held at the Bradford County Prison in lieu of $50,000 monetary bond with a preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday.

UPDATED COVID-19 DASHBOARD

The PA Dept. of Health local COVID-19 dashboard numbers are: Lycoming: 25 new; Tioga: 3;  Bradford: 11;  Sullivan:  3;  Columbia: 12; Montour: 2; Northumberland: 15; Union: 8; Snyder: 6; Clinton: 12 cases.

COUNTYWIDE ACTION PLANS

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced yesterday that twelve counties in DEP’s Northcentral Region have taken the first significant step to improving the health of local waterways. The counties, with the assistance of DEP, are creating Countywide Action Plans (CAP) to identify projects that will reduce nutrient and sediment pollution in the Susquehanna River and its tributaries and are looking for local groups to get involved, according to a media outlet.

MODIFICATION TO BAIL

A Clinton County Judge granted a motion to modify his bail and a Hughesville man charged with rape of a child is in jail. Common Pleas Judge Michael F. Salisbury modified bail to $125,000 monetary for Aaron Clark charged by state police at Lamar of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old female. According to a media outlet, Clark has been confined to the Clinton County Correctional Facility since April 19.

SUPPRESSION HEARING UPCOMING

The attorney for a juvenile charged as an adult claims police coerced statements and searched his home without a warrant. Nigel Staten-Chambers is accused by Williamsport Police of firing five rounds from a pistol at an Old School Pizza delivery driver in the 900 block of Market Street Nov. 21 has been confined to the Lycoming County Prison since Dec. 1 without bail. According to an online media source, President Judge Nancy Butts is scheduled to hear arguments in the suppression matter on May 4.

FIRST COURT CASE SINCE HOMICIDE

A teenager charged with homicide has his first court appearance set for Tuesday, May 25. Brian St. John III, 19, will appear before District Judge Keith Kibler. He remains incarcerated at the Clinton County Correctional Facility after his arrest following the Feb. 26 incident. He was arrested and charged with the killing, Jakob Lee Haines, during a gathering at the St. John home  in Woodward Township, according to a media source.

FACEBOOK LIVE TONIGHT

The Williamsport Crosscutters 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

NATIONAL WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK

The Pennsylvania State Police, Dept of Transportation and the Turnpike Commission yesterday kicked  off National Work Zone Awareness Week. The week designed to highlight the critical importance of safe driving through work zones, runs through April 30. The theme of this year’s work-zone safety campaign is “Drive safe. Work safe. Save lives.”

DONATION TO PENN COLLEGE

The Larry A. Ward Machining Technologies Center, a newly revamped facility thanks to a donation of over $1 million, the largest alumni gift in Penn College history. According to a media outlet, Ward , a 1966 graduate,  his donation added improvements including new lighting, flooring, fixtures and more. Ward gave and continued to give, as he continues to hire students from Penn College to work as his company.

ACCESSIBLE RAMP, DOOR, ELEVATOR 

The City Council’s finance committee provided thumbs up to an accessible ramp construction project on the north side of City Hall. The projects price tag is estimated at $160,000 to $180,000. The ramp and  an elevator modification —according to sun gazette is a bid that is going to arrive in coming weeks — are requirements as part of a settlement to avoid a potential lawsuit enacted by advocates for the disabled community.

Sports:

 

High School Sports

Boys Tennis

Wellsboro shut out Muncy 5-0; Lewisburg shut out Jersey Shore 5-0

 

Softball

Central Columbia shut out Montoursville 2-0; Williamsport over Punxsutawney 8-2; Loyalsock shut out Southern Columbia 14-0; Jersey Shore topped Milton 6-2

 

Baseballl

St John Neumann over Sullivan county 20-8; Muncy over Northwest 11-1;

 

Little League

Blaise Alexander over American Legion Post 268 12-2

Hughesville over Kiwanis 30-20

Lock Haven over Cable Services 13-8

 

 

 

 

 

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