BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 1, 2022

CORONER REPORTS BODY FOUND IN SUSQUEHANNA

Lycoming County volunteer firefighters and first responders were called to a water rescue in Muncy Creek Township Saturday night just after 8pm, but the call turned to a suspected drowning.  According to the Sun Gazette, State Police in coordination with the Lycoming County Coroner’s office confirmed they were investigating a body that was pulled from the Susquehanna River along River Road near Muncy.  There are reports that they may have searched for a second victim.  There is no word on the identity of the victim at this time.

WAITING ON SPLASH COVE WATER TEST

We wait to see if Splash Cove at Memorial Pool will open, as Mayor Derek Slaughter also waits for an update on the bacteria levels in the water there.  According to the Sun Gazette, the facility didn’t open this weekend after water samples were tested and determined unsafe for guests.  Mayor Slaughter said the update about when the pool and Splash Cove can safely open to the public will come today.

PENNDOT WORKS ON ROUTE 405

There will be a road closure that begins today in West Chillisquaque and Point Townships that will remain in place through September.  According to PennDOT Route 405, part of what was formerly Route 147, will be closed between Housels Run Road in West Chillisquaque Township, and Ridge Road, north of Northumberland in Point Township.  Old Route 405 from the old intersection with Route 147 northward to Milton will remain open.  A detour using Ridge Road, Route 147, Route 45, and Route 405 will be in place for approximately two months.  Local traffic will be able to access businesses and homes.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT IS TUESDAY AUGUST 2ND

Families in our area can celebrate with local law enforcement this week  for the 39th annual National Night Out, an evening to promote community –police partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.  Tomorrow night, law enforcement agencies across North Central PA will have free events.  There are 16 thousand communities participating across the US, and locally Montoursville will have an event at the fire station on Broad St 5-7, Muncy and Pennsdale at the Pennsdale Fire Station 6-8, Old Lycoming Township Police at Fairlawn Community church from 6-8 and first time participant South Williamsport in conjunction with Duboistown, Nisbet and Loyalsock fire departments at the Duboistown municipal building on Euclid Avenue will host the community 5-7 for food, kids activities and music; provided by local musician Matt Colgrove.

FATAL MEDICAL EPISODE CAUSES CAR CRASH

A Muncy woman suffered a heart attack while she was driving her vehicle Sunday morning, causing a one car accident, but officials say she had no crash related trauma.  According to the Sun Gazette, 69 year old Sharon Lowe was traveling on Legion Road and her car was discovered off the road and into a tree around 10 am.  Lowe was pronounced dead at the scene of natural causes by Charles Keissling, Jr. the Lycoming County Coroner. Muncy Area and  Susquehanna Regional EMS assisted at the scene.

TROOPER SHOT, SUSPECT RELEASED RECENTLY FROM JAIL

The suspect who shot a Pennsylvania State Trooper in the leg at the Franklin Mini-Mart in Aliquippa on Friday was found by police to have been previously incarcerated for his role in a 2005 murder-for-hire plot in Ohio.  According to KDKA TV in Pittsburgh, 41 year old Damian Bradford was involved in a disturbance outside the Franklin convenience store and troopers on the scene confronted him. During a struggle inside the store an officer was shot in the leg.  During the investigation it was revealed that Bradford had been released from prison last year after serving over 17 years for pleading guilty to being hired to shoot a 69 year old Ohio urologist whose wife was having an affair with Bradford.  The wife is serving a life-sentence in the plot.

TRAFFIC DELAYS IN SELINSGROVE WEDNESDAY

There will be traffic delays starting  this Wednesday in Snyder county that could cause delays in Selinsgrove.  According to PennDOT there will be a section of Route 522 between Broad and Eighteenth Streets closed to through traffic as crews does utilitiy work at this location.  The work will take place between 9am and 3pm Wednesday and a detour using University Drive and West Pine Street, Market Street and Route 522.  In case of a weather delay, the work will happen Thursday instead.

WILLIAMSPORT’S “BASES LOADED” STATUE RESTORED

The installation of a new batter with the bat intact in the Bases Loaded statue in Downtown Williamsport took place last week to replace the previous batter that had been vandalized.  According to North Central PA dot com, the hitter’s bat is now set firmly on the ground which will deter the damage that happened over the years since the statue was installed there.  A South Williamsport woman who found the bat along Market Street was arrested for taking it home.  This, shortly after video surveillance shows an unknown man jumping on the batter and breaking the bat and throwing it to the ground last March.  The series of sculptures commemorate Williamsport’s rich history of Little league Baseball.

SPORTS

MLB
Braves 1              Diamondbacks 0
Royals 8              Yankees 6
Red Sox 7           Brewers 2
Phillies 8             Pirates 2
Cardinals 5         Nationals 0
Reds 3                 Orioles 2
Guardians 5        Rays 3
Mets 9                 Marlins 3MLB Draft League
Trenton Thunder 6 Williamsport Crosscutters 2
Thunder edged the cutters in the series this week 2-1
MLB Draft this Week
State College Spikes are in Williamsport to play the Crosscutters at Muncy Bank Ballpark  tomorrow night with a 6:35 first pitch.


Little League
Keystone fell to Hollidaysburg yesterday 11 -1 in the Elimination Bracket Final.
Little League Today – Greencastle vs Hollidaysburg @ 4pm at Bradford for the 2022 Pennsylvania state Little League Major Championship Title.

NASCAR

Tyler Reddick kissed the bricks Sunday at Indianapolis in an overtime win and his 2nd cup career victory in the past 5 cup races. Reddick is the first Richard Childress driver since Kevin Harvick in 2013 to win multiple races in a season and the team’s 4th win at Indy. Austin Cindric, Harrison Burton, Todd Gilliland, and Bubba Wallace rounded out the top 5.
GOLF
Former Ryder Cup Captain, Henrik Stenson, who lost that job after joining the  LIV Golf Invitational Series, took home the title in his debut at the LIV Invitational Bedminster at Trump National Golf Club Sunday.  Stenson won by 2 at 11 under, netting him a 4 million dollar purse.  The controversial LIV circuit is led by Greg Norman and backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.

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