BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 8, 2022

NEW TIOGA BOROUGH POLICE HIRE SUBMITS RESIGNATION

Some residents of Tioga Borough protested outside the borough office last night over the swearing-in of Timothy Loehmann, the officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice as an officer of the Cleveland Police department. According to the Sun Gazette, the sentiment of some in the community who have been without an officer for over a year, would rather have no officer than Loehmann.  Records show that he was fired from the Cleveland Police for lying on his application.  Loehmann has submitted an intent to withdrawal his application to serve in Tioga and the Borough council will consider it at their next meeting on July 12th at 6pm.

WILLIAMSPORT MAN WANTED IN FLORIDA FOR DRUG CHARGES

A man wanted in Florida on drug charges was taken into custody last Sunday by Old Lycoming Township police.  According to the Sun Gazette, police arrested 30 year old Jamaal Charles Jackson, who lives on Lycoming Creek Road for felony drug charges that originated from St Lucie County, Florida.  The sheriff’s office there filed a fugitive warrant for Jackson and he was committed to Lycoming County Prison on no bail.

BUDGET TALKS STILL HAPPENING TODAY

Pennsylvania Lawmakers in the House began passing some legislation yesterday, avoiding much debate over the main budget bill, voting 180-20 in favor of it.  The majority Republicans stated that the 42.8 billion dollar spending plan will positively affect transportation, police and election operations, including millions of dollars in funding for K-12 education in the state’s 100 poorest districts. In the senate,  a Republican spokesperson said discussion continues on the framework the budget.  The Wolf Administration compromised and agreed to pull charter school regulations that had been approved in March.

CSVT BRIDGE PARTIALLY OPEN IN BOTH DIRECTIONS

PennDOT opened the northbound lanes of the new Route 147 to traffic early yesterday . A portion of the southbound lanes were opened a little later, between the new Ridge Road interchange in Northumberland County and Route 15 in Union County, so the river bridge is now open in both directions. The remaining portion of the southbound lanes of the new roadway – traffic entering from existing Route 147 south from Milton – will open today.

DRUG TASK FORCE NABS TWO SUSPECTS FROM SUNBURY

Two people from Sunbury are facing felony drug charges after they sold 165 bags of heroin in a controlled drug buy set up by the Northumberland Montour Drug Task Force.  According to media outlets, 39 year old Randy Baylor and 27 year old Bridget Miller sold the drugs to a confidential informant who was working with the Sunbury Police.  Baylor and Miller have been jailed in lieu of 20 thousand dollars bail.

REPUBLICANS VOTE ABORTION AMENDMENT THROUGH

Republicans advanced a constitutional amendment on abortion rights yesterday. According to Penn Live, the GOP voted and shut down Democratic opposition to the legislation with their majority late Thursday night.  Proposed amendments must pass both chambers in a 2-year legislative session, and be advertised publically before the fall session – it goes to the voters after that and does not require the governor’s support. A full slate of voting for the budget is set up for today in Harrisburg.  With the billions of dollars in surplus this year, some are calling this a “Christmas in July budget”.

GAME COMMISSION MEETING CAN BE WATCHED ONLINE

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will meet today and tomorrow and will hear and comments from the public Saturday.  The session today is for staff comment only.  The time for public comment tomorrow is limited to five minutes and requests will be accepted for the meeting on a first-to-register, first-to-speak basis. Registration begins when doors to the Harrisburg headquarters open at 7:45 am and the meeting begins at 8:30.   Those unable to attend the meeting can watch much of it on the Game Commission’s You Tube channel.

BUCKNELL STUDENT QUALIFIES FOR AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

A Bucknell senior golfer has qualified for next month’s US Amateur Championship by earning an 8 under 64 in the second round of the Amateur Qualifier at White Eagle Golf Club in Illinois.  According to the Sun Gazette, the qualifier tournament Tuesday had two automatic spots for the Championship in New Jersey coming up in August, and Blake Wisdom earned it.  He posted the best competitive round of his playing career, eagling two par-5s on the opening nine and three birdies on the back nine for his bogey-less 64.

SPORTS

MLB
          Pirates 4     Reds 2 Game 1
          Reds 5        Pirates 1 Game 2
Phillies 5             Nationals 3
Orioles 4              Angels 1
Mets 10               Marlins 0
Yankees 6           Red Sox 5
Cardinals 3         Braves 2

MLB Draft League Tonight
Williamsport Crosscutters host the State College Spikes – Muncy Bank Ballpark 6:35pm 1st pitch

TENNIS
Rafael Nadal announced his withdrawal from Wimbledon before his semi-final match today against Nick Kyrgios with a torn abdominal muscle.

Kygios will now either face 1st seed Novak Djokovic or Cameron Norrie they play their semifinal match today at 9:30am Eastern

NASCAR

The Quaker State 400 is at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday at 3 PM listen to all the NASCAR cup series coverage on our sister station, the Twin Valleys Talk Radio Network WWPA or WILQ‘s HD3

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