BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 27, 2022

FATHER CHARGED WITH ENDANGERING CHILD

The father of a 5 year old girl has been charged with endangering her welfare after he left her in the care of her mother at a hotel on Route 15 in South Williamsport while police say the mother was having a psychotic episode.  Police were called to the hotel when they found the woman arguing at the front desk in a flushed state with her child and a dog in their room, right before 44 year old Thomas Edward Foltz arrived and said the woman was his wife.  Police allege that Foltz was under the influence of a controlled substance.  Children and Youth took custody of the child since police said in an affidavit that neither parent were fit to take care of their daughter.  Foltz waived his preliminary hearing and is in prison in lieu of bail.

TRACTOR ACCIDENT SENDS ONE TO THE HOSPITAL

A farm tractor accident in Sunbury sent the driver to the hospital around 8pm Sunday night with unknown injuries.  According to Stonington State Police, 70 year old Scott L. Hummel was driving a tractor on Christmas Road in Lower Augusta Township while pulling a loaded trailer which went out of control.  Hummel was thrown from the seat of the tractor and transported to the hospital after first responders from Americus Ambulance arrived on the scene.

DEMOCRATS DEBATE OVER HOT TOPICS

The Democratic candidates running for Pennsylvania’s open US Senate seat participated in a debate Monday night, sharing their differences in opinion about government reforms, the state’s energy policy, universal Medicare, and suspending the federal gas tax.   According to PennLive US Rep, Conor Lamb, Lt Governor John Fetterman, State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta and Jenkintown Councilwoman Alexandria Khalil participated.  This Senate seat in Pennsylvania seat is a hotly contested one – and in the GOP as well, since it could potentially define the majority of the senate in 2023.  The Primary Election in Pennsylvania is May 17, 2022.

LITTLE LEAGUE SET FOR TRADITIONAL SERIES THIS SUMMER

There are high hopes and big plans that Little League International will have all the traditional Little League World Series activities for their 75th anniversary celebration year, including all regional tournaments and seven series events with all the visitor opportunities available.  According to a press release by little league international, they remain cautious of any state or local COVID mandates but at this time plan for the Little League Baseball World series to be in Williamsport August 17 through 28th, with the Little League Softball world series in Greenville NC, August 9-15th

FATAL CAR AND TRUCK ACCIDENT

A 66 year old Northumberland County man died in an accident just outside of Sunbury, involving a car and a tractor trailer Monday.  According to State Police at Stonington, the victim in the crash was the driver of the car, Rodney Broscious of Sunbury, who witnesses say, pulled out in front of the truck at the intersection of Routes 890 and Route 61.  Police say the trucker was not injured in the crash that happened around 9am Monday.

MAN FACES DUI SENTENCE, RAPE CHARGES

The hearing of a man accused of felony DUI homicide by vehicle as well as a felony rape charge had his preliminary hearing rescheduled in Shamokin District Court for May.  According to the Daily Item, 25 year old Miquel Torres was free on unsecured bail last December when a woman they spoke to accused him of the sexual assault.  Torres pled guilty last fall and has yet to be sentenced for a January 2020 DUI accident at Mulberry and Market Streets that killed 66 year old Sharon Adams of Shamokin. He remains incarcerated in lieu of 100 thousand dollars cash bail.

COVID TESTING SITE MOVING TO BELLEFONTE

The free State Department of Health COVID testing site that has been on Transfer Road in State College this year will move to a new location in Bellefonte starting this Friday.  According to the Centre Daily times the testing site at 219 Water Street – the former Subway –  is open to everyone, regardless of age or residency 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.  ID is required.  The site will remain open at that location until September. 

NATIVE LEWISBURG AUTHOR LOCAL BOOK SIGNING

A native Lewisburg author and her new book inspired by her Susquehanna valley upbringing will be featured  at Barnes & Noble in Lewisburg during Arts Festival weekend this Friday evening at 6.  According to the Daily Item, Wendy Rich Stetson, who graduated from Lewisburg High School will sign copies and read from her book “Hometown” which the author says is a small-town Amish romance with a 21st-century vibe.  Stetson said characters and place names in the book celebrate and reflect people and places in her life. 

SPORTS

P I-AA District 4 Varsity baseball
Central Columbia 2 Loyalsock 1
Varsity Softball

Central Mountain 11 Shikellamy 2
NBA
Heat 97 hawks 94 Miami wins the series 4-1
Grizzlies 111 Timberwolves 109 Memphis leads 3-2
Suns 112 Pelicans 97 Phoenix leading 3-2
NBA tonight Game 5 between Chicago and Milwaukee @ 7:30 Milwaukee leads the series 3-1
Denver at Golden State @ 10 Golden State leads the series 3-1.

MLB

Brewers 12 pirates 8
Phillies 10 Rockies 3
Yankees 12 Orioles 8
Marlins 5 Nationals 2
Mets 3 Cardinals 0
Angels 4 Guardians 1
Bluejay 6 Red Sox 5
Braves 3 Cubs 1
NHL
Bruins 4 Panthers 2
Senators 5 Devils 4
Lightning 4 Blue Jackets 1
Hurricanes 4 Rangers 3
Oilers 5 Penguins 1
Islanders 4 Capitals 1
Maple leafs 3 Red Wings 0
Flames 5 Predators 4
Coyotes 5 Wild 3
Stars 3 Golden Knights 2
Avalanche 5 Blues 3
Canucks 5 Kraken 2
Ducks 5 Sharks 2

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