BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS NOVEMBER 14, 2021

ATTEMPT TO EVADE WILLIAMSPORT POLICE

In an unsuccessful attempt to evade police, a driver took his Honda Accord into a utility pole and he went to the hospital. According to SUN Gazette, the early Saturday morning police pursuit was a brief event that occurred on Oliver Street in Williamsport. According to police, the incident began when a driver, who was allegedly flashing a handgun in the establishment, ran from The Bar on Market Street around 2 a.m. The Williamsport Police advise his identity will be released once he is formally arraigned from the multiple felonies he faces once he is released from UPMC.

NATIONAL RECYCLING DAY ON MONDAY

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell will join members of the recycling community to celebrate National Recycling Day, and unveil “Guidelines for Recycling in Your Community,” a simple guide to help residents and businesses understand recycling in Pennsylvania. DEP oversees the statewide recycling program in Pennsylvania, but all recycling is handled at the local level, with many municipalities and counties managing their own recycling programs, complemented by recycling services offered by private and non-profit organizations. The new booklet will help Pennsylvanians to recycle correctly by finding recycling programs in their local area, learning their local rules, and following them to maximize the social, environmental, and economic benefits of recycling.

JAPANESE BARBERRY TO LIST OF NOXIOUS WEEDS

​ The PA Department of Agriculture added Japanese Barberry, or Berberis thunbergii, to a list of noxious weeds — plants that cannot be legally sold or cultivated in the state. The popular, non-native, ornamental shrub forms dense, prickly thickets that crowd out plants and disrupt native ecosystems. It is also thought to harbor black-legged ticks that spread lyme disease. The ban on sale and cultivation took effect October 8, 2021. Enforcement of the ban will be phased in over two years to allow time for nurseries to eliminate it from their stock, find non-harmful alternatives, and develop seedless, sterile varieties that pose less threat to the environment and agriculture. Landscape and nursery businesses will receive notices of the timeline, procedures and exemption process for sterile varieties. Property owners should consider eliminating the shrubs on their land.

Missing Person Juvenile-Update Flanders has been safely located and returned home without incident.  

Than The Williamsport Bureau of Police is attempting to locate 13 year old Mahiiya Flanders of Williamsport City. Flanders is currently entered as a missing person juvenile and was last seen on 11/12/2021 in the Newberry area of Williamsport around 4:30 pm after attending school. Flanders is also believed to have been in the area of Flanigan Park around 4:45 PM.

WILLIAMSPORT MAN REMAINS MISSING

The Williamsport Bureau of Police is currently attempting to locate Bradley Racey, who was last seen leaving the Newberry Section of Williamsport on October 27, 2021, at approximately 1:50 AM. Anyone with information regarding Racey’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Williamsport Bureau of Police.Top of FormBottom of Form

Lock Haven City Police News Release

On 11-10-21, Kimberly Schmidt, 62, Lock Haven, attempted to use someone else’s urine to take a drug test for probation.  Schmidt has been charged with Furnishing Drug Free Urine.  Charges are being filed against Jason Walters, 47, Lock Haven, for Terroristic Threats, Criminal Mischief, and Harassment.  On 10-29-21, Walters threatened the victim via text and damaged the victim’s storm door and three tires on a vehicle.

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