BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 30, 2021

FATAL DOMESTIC

A fatal shooting leaves one dead and one in custody stemming from the domestic situation at the Fairlawn Court, 3605 Lycoming Creek Road, in Lycoming Township just before 7 p.m. yesterday, according to Old Lycoming Township police. Sun Gazette reports the deputy county coroner was en route to the trailer park..

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF
Bryant Engle of Towanda, was reported to be “loud and intoxicated” when he smashed seven windows on the William Street side of the Genetti Hotel on Fourth Street around 3 am Wednesday. Police have filed charges and jailed Engle after being ruled unfit for arraignment, Engle has since been released on $20,000 bail.

NO INCREASE IN TAXES MONTOURSVILLE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

The 2021-22 budget was released for the Montoursville Area School District and is projected to have no increase in real estate taxes for borough homeowners, according to an online media outlet. Although no tax increase is expected, there has been an increase in the revenue from real estate taxes of $26,580 can be attributed to tax assessment changes.

EAST LYCOMING SCHOOL BOARD TAX INCREASE

The East Lycoming School Board approved next year’s proposed district budget that includes a 0.58 tax millage increase. The next board meeting is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11.

ARMED ROBBERY CHARGES 

A Williamsport man arrested for robbing the Lewisburg Jersey Mike’s Subs at gunpoint now faces charges for robbing a New Columbia gas station in January. Kenneth Robert Gough Jr was arraigned Wednesday on felony robbery charges for entering the Stop Convenience Store/Sunoco gas station on New Columbia Road in White Deer Township and demanding money. For the New Columbia robbery case, Gough was arraigned by Union County District Judge Jeffrey C. Mensch. He remains in Union County Prison. No suspect has been arrested yet in relation to two armed robberies at Jersey Mike’s Subs in Williamsport on March 15 and April 9, though similarities are reported to exist with these armed robberies, according to an online media source.

FALSE STATEMENTS CHARGES
The Office of the State Inspector General filed a felony false statements charge against a Williamsport woman suspected of failing to report wages.Kayla Lopez, made false statements to the Lycoming County Assistance Office, between July 1, 2020, to Feb. 25, 2021.The Inspector General’s office claims Lopez received $2,071.50 in cash assistance while also receiving wages from Family Care Home Health, LLC, which she allegedly failed to report.

UPDATED COVID-19 DASHBOARD

The PA Dept. of Health released updated COVID-19 Dashboard numbers and locally: Lycoming: 26 new; Sullivan: 4; Columbia: 32; Montour: 6; Northumberland: 15;  Union: 10; Snyder: 3 and Clinton: 17 cases.

CHARGES WITHDRAWN FOR WILLIAMSPORT MAN
Felony criminal trespass and misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges recently were withdrawn against Steven Maurice Williams. According to a media outlet, Williamsport Police charged Williams, claiming he violated a Protection From Abuse order by kicking in a door and taking items from a residence in the 300 block of Market Street on Jan. 30. Williams was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Aaron S. Biichle, who set Williams’ bail at $85,000 monetary. He was confined to Lycoming County Prison on April 1 until charges against him were withdrawn on April 15.

LOCK HAVEN DRUG ARRESTS 

Authorities yesterday released details on two arrests following an early Wednesday morning search of a Lock Haven apartment. Where officers and agents from the Region 4 East Drug Task Force entered using a narcotics search warrant at 5 Corning St. 3rd Floor Apt. Lock Haven and found Janet Evans and Jason Young. They were charged with multiple violations and arraigned by District Judge Frank Mills with bail on Young at $20,000 monetary and $10,000 unsecured on Evans. Both will make their first court appearance on Tuesday, May 4 in Clinton County Central Court.

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