BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MAY 25, 2022

US MARSHALS APPREHEND SUNBURY SHOOTER

The man accused of shooting and killing a Sunbury man in the Penn Jersey Food Mart on Fourth St. was taken into custody by the US Marshals Office at a residence in Philadelphia yesterday afternoon.  According to the Daily Item, Deputy Marshalls in Philly learned that Ajani Uhuru was at the home of a man who was wanted for a firearms charge in Williamsport, 22 year old Daimeer Clark.  When police arrived at Clarks Germantown residence, he surrendered, but Uhuru barricaded himself in for an hour before the arrest.  Both Clark and Uhuru were transported back to Lycoming County. Uhuru is now being held in Northumberland County prison without bail on homicide charges. His preliminary hearing is May 31st.

MUNCY MAN THROWN IN FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

Muncy man who was thrown from his motorcycle in Northumberland County passed away from his injuries Saturday night.  According to North Central PA dot com, 63 year old John Barlett missed a right hand curve on Mount Zion Road in West Chillisquaque Township and went off the road, striking a ditch just before 6:30pm.  Barlett was seriously injured in the accident and was transported to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, where officials say he died from his injuries.

PROBATION REVOKED FOR FORMER AG

The former Pennsylvania Attorney General who has been in the Montgomery County jail for violating her probation in a 2016 perjury and obstruction conviction, was ordered to an inpatient alcohol rehab facility yesterday by a Montgomery County District Court Judge.  According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Kathleen Kane’s probation was revoked for the 8 months of the 10-24 month sentence she was given, but she received credit for the two months of time she spend in a voluntary alcohol facility prior to the DUI accident in which she was involved in last March 12th.   Kane is scheduled to face a preliminary hearing on Thursday in Scranton on that DUI charge, a misdemeanor, and a citation for careless driving.

PA HUNTING LICENSE PRESALES NEXT MONTH

Presales for the 2022-2023 Hunting licenses kick off June 13 which will be valid this July 1st through June 30th 2023. According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, those who want one, can purchase a license at any License Issuing Agent (HuntFishPA Sales Outlets (arcgis.com) ) or online except for Antlerless Deer  and licenses for those hunters with disabilities who must apply in person at a County Treasurer’s office. There is a proposal to have digital licenses, but they are not yet available.  Go to huntfish.pa.gov for information about special licenses and permits.

SUNBURY SHOOTER’S FATHER ALSO JAILED

The man who police apprehended in Philadelphia yesterday afternoon for the Sunbury convenience store killing was incarcerated just hours after his father was arraigned for felony charges of hindering an investigation.  According to the Daily Item, last Friday 23 year old Ajani Uhuru allegedly shot and killed 30 year old Kareem Jakes of Sunbury and fled the scene in a blue BMW.  When police made a traffic stop of that vehicle near UPMC Sunbury, they say Uhuru’s father was driving it and said the younger man had given him directions on where to pick up the vehicle.  The father is now being held in Northumberland County Prison in lieu of 200 thousand dollars bail.

PARKING FOR FUNDRAISING DURING WORLD SERIES OVER

In the wake of entrance policy changes at Little League International this summer, Danville’s Ronald McDonald House fundraising partnership for parking in the Beiters lot on Route 15 is likely over. According to the Sun Gazette, new entrance and gate policies state that all guests must enter the park at Gate 3, which is down further on Champions Way, a 22 minute, 1.2 mile walk from the Beiter’s parking lot.  Montgomery Lions, who also park cars as a fundraiser in the open space next to Beiter’s during the World Series, is seeking another method for raising funds this year.  Most representatives from the non-profit groups admit that crossing Route 15 is a dangerous task.  Little League International will offer limited free parking at the South Williamsport Sports Complex.

PA A TOP PRODUCER OF DIRECT TO CONSUMER PRODUCE SALES

Pennsylvania has earned a prestigious top spot in the list of top states who do direct-to-consumer sales behind only California.  According to a press release from the PA Agriculture Secretary, Russell Redding, the USDA says over six thousand farms are reported to produce and sell food locally through direct marketing and sales, generating 600 million dollars of revenue for the Commonwealth in 2020.  Redding says direct to consumer sales fosters relationships between the farmers and the PA consumers who have become more intimately aware of where their food originates from. 

SPORTS

PIAA District 4 Varsity Baseball Playoffs
Class A      St John Neumann 9     Cowanesque Valley 6
That sets up St John Neumann to advance to play Benton 5/26 @Bowman Field in Williamsport at 4:30
Today Games
Class AA
Sayre and Muncy @4:30 @ Mansfield U
South Williamsport and Wyalusing @Canton HS @4:30
Class AAA Wellsboro and Hughesville @4pm at Central Columbia HS
Mount Carmel @ Central Columbia HS @6:30
Class AAAA games between Montoursville and Lewisburg and Danville and Midwest are tomorrow
PIAA District 4 Varsity Softball Playoffs
Today Games all @4:30
Class A Cowanesque Valley goes to Canton,
Millville is at Montgomery, and Sullivan County is at Bucktail
Class AA South Williamsport and Northwest play at Elm Park
Wyalusing and  Muncy are also at Elm Park
Class AAA Bloomsburg in Liberty, Montoursville comes to Loyalsock


NBA
Celtics 102          Heat 80  Series is tied up 2-2
NBA Tonight the Warriors and Mavericks meet in Dallas with Golden State leading 3-0 @9 PM on TNT.
NHL
Lightning 2         Panthers 0 Tampa Bay wins the series 4-0
Avalanche 6        Blues 3 Colorado leads 3-1

NHL Tonight
Hurricanes and Rangers at Madison Square Garden in New York @7 on ESPN – Carolina 2-1
Flames and Oilers in Edmonton after that @9:30 – Edmonton 2-1

MLB
Pirates 2              Rockies 1
Cubs 7                 Reds 4
Orioles 6             Yankees 4
Dodgers 10         Nationals 1
Phillies 7             Braves 3
Guardians 6        Astros 1
Mets 13               Giants 3

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