BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 13, 2022

WILLIAMSPORT MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE

A 20 year old man from Williamsport has been denied bail after he eluded police but was taken into custody Thursday following a high speed chase that ended in a crash just off of West Fourth St.. According to the Sun Gazette, police tried to stop Douglas Robinson who was driving a 2002 Nissan Altima on I-180 in the city with a broken brake light. Police say Robinson exited at Maynard and ran a light and another stop sign which started the police pursuit that reached speeds of 100 miles per hour.  Both the Altima and a police vehicle were involved in the accident.  Robinson who was found to be on State parole has been charged with felony fleeing police, and illegal firearms charges and reckless endangerment.

MAN CHARGED WITH STRANGULATION

A 37 year old man from Williamsport was charged with second degree felony strangulation and harassment after a confrontation near the 2000 block of Federal Avenue on June 7th. According to North Central Pa dot com, an argument over a vehicle allegedly erupted and Dwayne Westley Short, pushed the victim to the ground with his hands around their neck, causing them to nearly lose consciousness. Short will have a preliminary hearing tomorrow and is being held at the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bond

IN-STATE PENN COLLEGE TUITION GOING UP

The Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Directors have announced that they will be raising the rates for in-state students. According to the Sun-Gazette, citing the impacts of national trends on college enrollment and an increase in costs; the 2022-23 total budget of $161.5 million, will include a 1.87% increase in tuition for in-state. The total budget represents a 3.22% increase over the current budget.

PA GAME COMMISSION HUNTING LICENSES AVAILABLE TODAY

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says their 2022-23 hunting licenses go on sale today online and in person for licenses valid starting July 1st.  General hunting licenses and furtaker licenses each cost $20.97 for Pennsylvania residents and $101.97 for nonresidents, but cost only a dollar for Hunter-Trapper Education instructors in Pennsylvania plus $1.97 in administrative fees.  The first round of antlerless deer licenses are on sale July 11th and non-residents can apply for a doe license starting July 18. The second round of doe licenses begins Aug. 1. Online at Pgc.pa.gov

CANINE UNIT DISCOVERS DRUGS IN NEW JERSEY MAN’S CAR

A New Jersey man is facing felony charges after police discovered drugs in his vehicle during a traffic stop on I-80 last week.  According to  the Standard Journal    police say 39 year old Nyjuane Kelly, of Irvington, New Jersey gave consent for a canine search of his car which turned up heroin and crack cocaine.  Kelly was arrested and charged with four felony counts of possession with intent to deliver and is incarcerated under 300 thousand dollars bail

ASSAULT OF A MINOR CHARGES DROPPED FOR CITY MAN

Charges against a Williamsport man who was accused of inappropriate contact with minors 8-10 years ago have been dropped in Lycoming County District Court.  According to the Sun Gazette, court records show that the alleged victims did not show up for the preliminary proceedings against 35 year old Tyler Stradley and State Police have withdrawn charges of aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children and other charges. 

NEW APPRAISER NEEDED

The City of Williamsport is looking for a new appraisal firm for services regarding first steps in making a decision about the fate of City Hall.  According to North Central PA dot com, Nesterick Appraisal and Consulting has withdrawn their offer for services according to information given at last week’s City Council meeting. City Engineer Jon Sander said that he plans to have another resolution for appraisal services back in front of council within the next couple weeks. The next meeting is scheduled to be held June 23.

LLI PRESENTS UVALDE TEAM WITH COMMUNITY AWARD

The Little League President and CEO, Steven Keener has recognized a Uvalde Texas team with an annual award in the wake of the tragic shooting that occurred at Robb Elementary School there on May 24th, which directly affected several little league families.  Hoping for healing for the entire Uvalde community, Keener awarded the Uvalde Little League with the 2022 Carl E. Stotz Little League Community Award saying that maybe the community can find comfort while being together at the little league fields.

SPORTS

PIAA Varsity Baseball State Semifinals
Class 5A     Selinsgrove vs Archbishop Wood  at Walter Stump Stadium in Pine Grove at 4 PM
PIAA Varsity Softball State Semifinals
Class 1A –   Montgomery vs Glendale at Milesburg Little League Complex at 2pm
Class 3A  –   Lewisburg vs Palmerton at Central Columbia HS @4pm
                   Bald Eagle Area vs Avonworth at Saint Francis University @4:30pm

MLB
Guardians 8                  A’s 3
Diamondbacks 13        Phillies 1
Yankees 18                   Cubs 4
Brewers 4                     Nationals 1
Braves 5                        Pirates 3
Orioles 10                     Royals 7
Reds 7                           Cardinals 6
Mets 4                           Angels 1

NASCAR
Daniel-Suarez earned an historic victory Sunday at Sonoma Raceway, becoming the first Mexican-born driver to win a Cup race followed by Chris Buescher, Michael McDowell, Kevin Harvick and Austin Cindric  

NBA tonight

The Warriors tied it up 2-2 last Friday night in the NBA Finals Game 4, 107 – 97, they play Game 5 tonight in San Francisco 9 PM on ABC.

NHL this week
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals starts Wednesday between Lightning and Avalanche at 8pmon ABC and ESPN+

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