BACKYARD BROADCASTING JUNE 10, 2021

2ND ANNUAL T-MOBILE HOME RUN DERBY

The Williamsport Area Little League (WALL) is hosting its second annual T-Mobile home run derby at the Old Lycoming baseball fields, this Saturday, June 12 at 2 p.m. The event is free to all registered Little League baseball and softball players within Lycoming County, according to northcentralpa.com.  Additional information and registration forms are available on the Williamsport Little League website.

PRIDE MONTH BOOK DISPLAY QUESTIONED

After a recent visit to the James V. Brown Library in Williamsport, Lycoming County Commissioner Scott Metzger shared a Facebook post referencing a display of books, honoring Pride Month, in the Children’s wing. Metzger wrote: “The Lycoming County Commissioners provide just under 1.3 million dollars for our 6 county libraries. Two of the three commissioners have asked the library director to remove these books from display and place them back on the shelves.” His post, was urging the community to connect with the library and request the immediate removal of books from the display, according to northcentralpa.com. At the end of the day, it’s up to the library’s discretion, Metzger said, as to whether or not the display will come down.

ASSAULT AND TERRORISTIC  THREATS IN UNION COUNTY

A man in Union County who allegedly repeatedly kicked a woman in the head and threatened to kill her was charged with aggravated assault. Nathan A. Snyder, 43, had taken a female victim into the basement of a residence in Limestone Township the evening of May 16.  The victim was able to get away and pounded on a neighbor’s door for help. She was taken to Geisinger Medical Center, where it was determined her injuries were life threatening. State Police in Milton charged Snyder with a felony and multiple misdemeanors. According to a media outlet, his bail was set at $25,000 monetary, which he posted. Snyder’s preliminary hearing in front of District Judge Jeffrey C. Mensch is set for June 22.

FELONY ASSAULT ON EMS CREW

An inmate at SCI-Muncy was charged for allegedly spitting in the eye of an emergency responder while he was transported her to the hospital.  EMS responded to the State Correctional Institute at Muncy on April 30 to transport Angela Monteiro, to UPMC-Muncy for a reported medical emergency. After cursing at the emergency responder from the Clinton Township Fire Dept., spit in his eye, according to northcentralpa.com. State police in Montoursville charged Monteiro with felony charges in the office of District Judge Jon E. Kemp. A preliminary hearing date has not yet been set.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COVID-19 FUNDS

Montour county commissioners on Tuesday approved agreements to provide the $44,865 in Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 funds to the fire companies to purchase personal protection equipment (PPE).Under the agreements, Washingtonville Fire Company will receive $16,151.40; East End Fire Company in Mahoning Township, $15,702.75; Valley Township Fire Company, $7,627.05, and Liberty Township Fire Company, $5,383.80, according to the Daily Item. Kristin McLaughlin of SEDA-COG worked with the fire companies on the agreements.

.CHILD ABUSE OF INFANT

Mifflinburg Police arrested two borough residents accused of child abuse, causing an infant less than 2 months old to suffer a brain bleed and fractured ribs.Tonya L. Kistler, 35, and Christopher M. Catherman, 30, each face multiple felonies. Mifflinburg Police filed the charges following an investigation that began with a referral on May 3 from ChildLine. Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey Mensch arraigned Kistler on Tuesday and set her free on $50,000 unsecured bail. Catherman is held in Snyder County jail, Selinsgrove, and is scheduled to be arraigned today. The child has since been placed in protective custody with Union County Children and Youth.

TRIPLE HOMICIDE IN NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY

Three people were murdered yesterday inside a home in Snydertown, according to state police at Stonington. Investigators apprehended an unidentified suspect who is currently held at Northumberland County Jail to be arraigned later today, Trooper Josiah Reiner wrote in a press release. Police identified the victims as Susan Williams, 58, James Dicken, 59, and an unidentified 17-year-old male. They were killed between noon and 3 p.m. Wednesday at 3425 Snydertown Road, according to the Daily Item. Multiple state troopers were observed outside the home Wednesday evening. Police also converged 8 miles away near the boat ramp as well as Haven Ministry Center on South Front Street in Sunbury. One man was taken into custody about 8:15 p.m. outside the homeless shelter.

VEHICLE THEFT

On June 7 at 1114 pm Milton State Police investigated a stolen vehicle from the property of 611 Ridge Rd, Cooper Township in Montour County.  According to the victim, his 1989 Ford F-150 described as being blue and black with tiger stripes on the front was stolen from the property. State police prepared a criminal complaint charging Ernie Charles DAVIS with theft of a motor vehicle and other charges stemming from this incident. Charges were filed and DAVIS was taken into custody and is in the Montour County Jail on $20,000 bail.

 

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