BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 22, 2021

 

A FORMAL REQUEST FOR REMOVAL OF CHARGES

A former Williamsport city police officer asked a judge for charges of misconduct to be removed.  Eric Derr, of Cogan Station, the charges regarding alleged abuse of police powers and stemmed from traffic stops and a retail theft.  Charges include, but were not limited to,  unsworn falsification, obstructing, hindering apprehension and upwards of 28 unlawful use of computer charges. According to SUN Gazette, Senior Judge David Klementik, noted a verdict could be expected in the coming weeks.

RECOVERING AT HOME

After being hospitalized this week, According to Old Lycoming Township police the 4-year-old boy who was seriously injured Monday afternoon in a fall from a second-story window is recovering at home. In a police news release, the toddler fell while he was attempting to retrieve a toy. According to SUN Gazette, the toddler was taken to UPMC Williamsport and then to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where parents learned he had a fractured skull.

MOTORIST TAKEN TO HOSPITAL

One vehicle accident in 700 block of Northway Rd. State Police Montoursville are investigating an accident which sent one driver to the hospital via ambulance. The vehicle traveled through several yards before finding a final resting place on this tree. The noise gained attention in the  neighborhood, as the driver’s vehicle jumping the curb, crossing lawns and crashing into a tree. There was a good deal of property damage, but no injuries outside the vehicle. State police say speed may have played a role.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE LOCAL NUMBERS

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Thursday reported new COVID-19 cases statewide. In Clinton County 26 new cases were reported on Thursday, Centre County saw an increase of 44, Tioga has 20, while Lycoming County increased by 82, 46 new cases in Northumberland County. There were also 33 cases in Union County, 25 in Snyder and 10 in Montour.

THE RETURN OF THE WILLIAMSPORT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

After a year of live music venues closing doors and being shuttered, one of Williamsport’s premier ensembles is returning to the stage. With excitement, we announce a new season from the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra starting Tuesday, Oct. 26, 7pm at the Community Arts Center.  Fans of the orchestra have five concerts, beginning with “A Musical Celebration,” to look forward to. Single tickets can be purchased, as well as, season subscriptions by visiting caclive.com.

MONIES TO HELP IMPROVE THE SEWER PLANT

PENNVEST has recently awarded funds to the Milton Regional Sewer Authority for its project to regionalize in the Milton area. Upwards of $2,022,447 in grant money and $839,553 in low-interest loans were awarded. The money will go to two new pump stations installed to convey sewage to the Authority’s existing water treatment plant while Lewis Township’s existing plant will be decommissioned. According to a media outlet, when all is done, the project will serve 7,139 households.

JOINT COMMITTEE MOVES TO UPHOLD ACTING HEALTH SECRETARY ALISON BEAM’S AUG. 31 ORDER

A special panel within Pennsylvania’s state government, the Joint Committee on Documents, held a vote Thursday and moved to continue to uphold the validity of Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam’s Aug. 31 order by a vote of 7 to 4. The order applies to K-12 schools and child care facilities. According to a media outlet, the committee is made up of members of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration, other executive branch officials and legislative leaders.

 

MAIL-IN OR ABSENTEE BALLOTS

Election officials remind voters that they can drop off their mail-in or absentee ballots at drop box locations, at their county election office or at other officially designated locations until 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 2.  In fact, Clinton County Voter Registration Director reported said that approximately 1,600 mail-in or absentee ballots have been mailed out to registered voters who requested them. According to the recordonline.com, a list of ballot-return sites is available at vote.pa.gov. The Department of State urges voters to apply today for a mail ballot and not wait, although the deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26.

 

FIVE YEAR PLAN

Its called a five year plan to improve public transportation in the county. The county multimodal strategy was approved by the Clinton County Commissioners yesterday. According to therecordonline.com, included in the plan is the work which is expected to complete the Bald Eagle Trail. That work includes, but is not limited to; the creation of a trail network; the creating of bike and walking paths with access to area secondary schools; and the creation of bike lanes.

 

GUILTY OF 48 CHARGES RELATED TO THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD

It was upwards of 48 charges related to the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old against a Jersey Shore man. Obadiah Moser, 60, of Jersey Shore, was found guilty and convicted of raping the  child victim from the when the child was 12 to the time he was 15. Judge Nancy Butts found Moser guilty of three counts of rape of child, three of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, 10 counts of statutory sexual assault: 11 years or older,  and many other charges.  As reported by SUN Gazette, Moser is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 17, 2022, to be sentenced for his charges.

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