BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS, APRIL 6, 2022

POLICE SEARCH FOR SUSPECT IN WILLIAMSPORT STABBING

Police in Williamsport are investigating a stabbing that happened after 7pm last night near Rural Avenue and Elmira St.  According to the Sun Gazette, the unnamed victim is an 18 year old man who was stabbed twice in the back and was later seen being helped into an ambulance prior to being transported to UPMC Williamsport.  Police told the paper that the suspect knows the victim and they are looking for more information about the incident.  

CHARGES FILED IN 2021 HIT AND RUN CASE

Charges have been filed in a hit and run case against a Jersey Shore man who hit another car while driving with a suspended license at the end of 2021.  According to the Sun Gazette, 40 year old Christopher Evans hit a vehicle along Maynard St in Williamsport last November 22nd and then fled the scene without providing information there.  Evans came forward as the suspect and is free on 2500 dollars bail. 

SNYDER COUNTY OFFERS TO HELP NOTHUMBERLAND PRISON

The problem of severe staff shortages at Northumberland County Prison could be addressed thanks to Snyder County Commissioner Joe Kantz, who has offered to house Northumberland inmates.  According to The Daily Item, Northumberland Prison Warden Bruce Kovach recently retired and then his replacement retired shortly after, leaving the county prison burdened.  Snyder County Prison Warden Scott Robinson says they have room for 50 prisoners at his facility which houses male and female inmates.

OFFICIAL TORNADO LAST THURSDAY

It’s official.  It was an EF-1 Tornado that touched down in Lairdsville last Thursday.  Its’ path was almost 9 miles long and 500 feet wide.  Winds reached their peak at 85-95 miles per hour, injuring just one resident, according to the Sun Gazette.   There hasn’t been a tornado in Montour County for 24 years.  As we head into severe weather season, the National Weather Service is encouraging everyone to make a preparedness plan and decide on a safe place to go in your home in the case of an emergency.  Today, April 6th is #SafePlaceSelfie Day.

VICTIM IDENTIFIED IN WEEKEND I-80 CRASH

Police continue to investigate a two tractor-trailer crash that occurred on I-80 near mile marker 168 in Centre County Saturday morning that killed one person and allegedly injured another according to PA State Police.  The Daily Item reports that 63 year old Michael Gates from New Columbia was involved in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The highway was closed for more than 8 hours for the cleanup and reconstruction of the accident.

WOLF’S CLIMATE CHANGE RESOLUTION BLOCKED

Governor Tom Wolf’s plan to fight climate change has been blocked in the 11th hour  by Pennsylvania’s Republican controlled Legislature.  According to media outlets,  Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to fight climate change was an attempt to make Pennsylvania the first major fossil fuel state to adopt a carbon pricing policy, which could have required fossil fuel-fired power plants to pay for their emissions starting July 1.  Originally the PA Republicans in the Legislature had failed to block the regulation, but the court sided with the Legislature submitting an order, saying its’ publication is pending further order of the court. 

SEX ABUSE CHARGES FOR MUNCY COUPLE

A Muncy couple has been charged with sexual abuse of a female minor and are both incarcerated after police investigated incidents that occurred last month.  According to the Sun Gazette, Marcus Drake McDaniel of Muncy faces various charges involving rape and sexual assault of a minor.  Michelle Strayer faces charges in obstruction of the case where police say she allowed Strayer to abuse the child in their home.  Both are in prison in lieu of 150 thousand dollars bail each.

JOB FAIR IN SELINSGROVE

If you are looking for employment this season, there will a job fair all day today at the Selinsgrove Center.  According to the PA Department of Human Services, the center provides support for the intellectually disabled such as training in social skills and vocational skills.  The job fair will be held from 8 til noon and 2pm til 6pm at the Selinsgrove Center at 1000 US-522 in Selinsgrove.  Jobs available include aide training, residential and food services and utility plant helper.

SPORTS


PIAA District 4 (Scores from 0405)

Varsity Baseball
Muncy 17             Sullivan County 1
Wellsboro14            Troy 6
Milton 7                   Warrior Run 2


Sayre 16                  Canton 1 (4 innings)
Loyalsock 15            Bloomsburg 3
Wellsboro 7              NP Mansfield 4
Varsity Softball
Montoursville 11           Hughesville 0 (5 innings)
Loyalsock 16                 Bloomsburg 1 (5 innings)
Boys Tennis
Williamsport 5 Mifflinburg 0
Danville 3  Jersey Shore 2
Loyalsock 5  Bloomsburg 0
Lewisburg 5 Hughesville 0

Varsity girls & boys track today at 4:15 Towanda  vs Wyalusing

Varsity baseball today @4:30
Danville vs Shamokin, Middwest vs Central Columbia,  Canton  vs Cowanesque Valley, Athens vs Troy, Towanda vs Wyalusing,  Warrior run vs Southern Columbia, South Williamsport vs Shikellamy, Selinsgrove vs Central Mountain, Williamson vs NEB,  Montgomery vs Muncy, Mifflinburg vs Lewisburg, Jersey Shore vs Montoursville, and Hughesville vs Mount Carmel

Varsity Softball  today at 4:30pm
Towanda vs Wyalusing, Williamson vs NEB, Montgomery vs Muncy, CMVT vs Millville, Canton vs CV, Benton vs Sullivan county

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