BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 6, 2021

PRESCRIPTION PILLS SOLD TO POLICE C.I.

A Williamsport man allegedly sold prescription pills to a confidential informant. According to Pine Creek Township Police, Charles Woodrow James of Williamsport sold various pills to the CI on three separate occasions between May 26 and June 15.James was charged with multiple felonies and released on $30,000 unsecured bail. According to a media source, he is scheduled for a preliminary hearing with Judge Frank Mills on Nov. 2.

HORSE AND BUGGY DUI

A Montgomery man was allegedly driving a horse and buggy while intoxicated on May 30 in Watsontown, according to police, who say he also tried to bribe them to avoid charges. Police reported that he observed the black horse-drawn carriage traveling southbound at 1:46 a.m. May 30 in the 10 block of Main Street without any working front lights or rear flashing red lights commonly used on those vehicles. With alcohol on his breath, Zook was unable to pass field sobriety tests. Samuel Lapp Zook, 19, was charged with multiple misdemeanors. According to northcentralpa.com, a preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. Oct. 6 in Milton office of District Judge Michael Diehl.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP POLICE

Police are requesting assistance in finding, Patrick Shady, 25, of Lock Haven, who is wanted by Pine Creek Township Police to answer for felony narcotics charges. Shady, charged with two counts of felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and one count each of felony criminal use of a communications facility and intentional possession of a controlled substance. According to a media outlet, anyone with information regarding Shady’s whereabouts is being asked to call the Pine Creek Township Police.

RESISTING ARREST IN MONTOUR COUNTY

A traffic stop in Montour County revealed a driver with multiple traffic violations, who was wanted by police.  State police say they noticed a the vehicle August 28 around 10pm. During the course of the traffic stop, they discovered, 33-year-old Nelea Musselman of Orangeville, was wanted by police. Musselman refused to comply with orders and was subsequently removed from the vehicle and taken into custody. According to northcentralpa.com, charges of resisting arrest and the traffic violations have been filed.

LAWSUIT INVOLVING MASKING GOING TO COURT

AP is reporting…The Republican leader of the state Senate and a group of parents filed a lawsuit Friday seeking to overturn the Wolf administration’s new mask mandate for Pennsylvania schools.  The suit, filed in Commonwealth Court, asserts that Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam failed to comply with state law when she ordered masks to be worn in all Pennsylvania public and private schools, as well as child care facilities. The masking order isn’t valid because it didn’t go through the state’s regulatory review process, the lawsuit said. It also accused the Wolf administration of trying to circumvent newly approved constitutional amendments limiting a governor’s emergency powers.

PA DEPT OF HEALTH RELEASED UPDATED COVID-19 DASHBOARD

The Pennsylvania Department of Health Saturday confirmed that Clinton County saw seven new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours; Centre County went up 69; and Lycoming County increased by 59, 47 new cases in Northumberland County, 13 in Snyder, 21 in Union and 10 cases in Montour over the past 24 hours, according to a media source.

 

 

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