BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 10, 2022

MASTRIANO IN WASHINGTON FOR INTERVIEW

The Republican nominee for Pennsylvania Governor was in Washington DC yesterday to record an interview for the committee investigating the January 6th Insurrection at the Capitol building.  According to the Sun Gazette, Doug Mastriano had a brief session which lasted about 15 minutes to discuss his role in submitting a list of alternate electors who backed the former president.  A subpoena was issued last February for Mastriano to appear.  His lawyer says they will challenge the validity of the January 6th committee in court.

BAIL MODIFIED FOR TWO CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT

Bail for two people from Williamsport accused of felony sexual assault of a 6-year old child has been modified in Lycoming County Court.  According to North Central PA dot com, the public defender for defendant Marcus McDaniel, recently argued against his bail conditions including intense supervision with an electronic ankle monitor, but Lycoming County Supervised bail will make the  final decision.  McDaniel who currently lives in Chester County, is free on 150 thousand dollars unsecured bail and is ordered to have no contact with minors or the co-defendant, Michelle Strayer.  Strayer’s bail was also modified and she was released from the Lycoming County Prison.  McDaniel has a criminal pre-trial hearing September 16th, Strayer will enter a guilty plea November 29th.

CONDITION OF MOTORCYCLIST UPGRADED

An out-of-state motorcyclist who was injured Sunday along I-80 east of the Danville exit has been upgraded to fair condition according to local hospital officials.  According to State police, 55 year old Timothy Mitchell lost control of his motorcycle as he attempted to merge into the right lane from the left near exit 228 near West Hemlock Township.  He was transported to the hospital just after 7pm.  Police say Mitchell was wearing a helmet during the Montour County crash.

UMC ACCEPTING APPLICATION FOR THE FALL

The Uptown Music Collective in Williamsport is accepting applications through this Friday for fall enrollment.  According to a press release, the semester starts August 29th for 15 weeks for in-person and virtual instruction on guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and vocals and accept students of all levels.  The Collective will continue the Adult Music Program as well and financial assistance is available. Get more information at uptown music dot org. 

NEW JUDGE APPOINTED TO LYCO COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

Lycoming County has a new Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.  According to North Central PA dot com, William Carlucci was appointed during a ceremony last Friday  to serve until January 1st, 2024 filling vacancies left on the court.  Judge Marc Lovecchio and Judge Joy Reynolds McCoy departed the court in the past two years.  According to the District Court administrator, Carlucci will preside over civil and family law matters, and will need to be chosen in the next judicial election to remain a common pleas judge. 

LOCK HAVEN WOMAN ARRESTED FOR TRESPASSING

State police at Lamar have arrested a Lock Haven woman who refused to leave a home in Mill Hall.  According to police reports, troopers responded to the trespassing call and found 21 year old Jasmine Hoffman refusing to leave the property unless she was given a ride back to Lock Haven.  The 62 year old male who owned the home said Hoffman was not welcome on his property.  Troopers transported Hofffman to the Clinton County Correctional facility where she was arraigned with bail set for fifteen hundred dollars.  She will face defiant criminal trespassing charges during her preliminary hearing on August 16th

FIRST OF 150 ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATIONS PLANNED

PennDOT has submitted plans for the first 27 charging stations that will be built along Pennsylvania highways as part of the Biden administration’s economic stimulus program.  According to a press release, the work is part of a total 150 charging stations that will fill in gaps along PA interstates every 50 miles.  The PA Department of Transportation has allocated about 170 million dollars for the 5 year plan through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program.  PennDOT will ask for proposals from private developers to install the stations and expects to award contracts early next year.

ELECTRONICS FUNDRAISER SOON

There will be an electronics recycling fundraiser held by the Buffalo Valley/Lewisburg Kiwanis Club on August 20th at the Recycling Center on Fairground Road in Lewisburg from 9am until 4pm.  According to the Daily Item, the Kiwanis will accept unwanted cellphones, radios and hand-held devices as well as laptops cameras, electronic game consoles, computer towers, flat screen TVs and more.  Small items can be recycled for 7 – 10 dollars each and the fee up to 35 dollars for large TV’s and entertainment centers.  The money raised will support children’s educational, medical and recreational services.  Items not being accepted include curved screen or projection TV’s and anything containing freon.

SPORTS

MLB
Phillies 4             Marlins 1
Orioles 6             Blue Jays 5
Braves 9              Red Sox 7
Mets 6                 Reds 2
Guardians 5        Tigers 2
Nationals 6         Cubs 5
Diamondbacks 6 Pirates 4
Mariners 1          Yankees 0

MLB Draft League

Williamsport Crosscutters 6 Mahoning Valley Scrappers 6-1 in Game 1 of this week’s series.  Game 2 tonight at Muncy Bank Ballpark – 6:35 PM first pitch

Little League

Majors – Pearland, Texas Little League defeated Tulsa Oklahoma 9-4 securing their trip to Williamsport as the Southwest Region Tournament Champion. Nolensville, Tennessee Little League won 5-2 over South Riding, Virginia and will also be heading to Williamsport for the Series. Hollidaysburg heads to the losers bracket after falling to Wilmington, Delaware 5-4 last night, They play Northwest Washington, DC Little League Thursday at 1pm.
Juniors – Keystone heads to the Little League World Series in Taylor, Michigan  beginning this Sunday after defeating Berlin, Maryland 3-2 yesterday in Freehold Township, New Jersey.

The Big Ten’s next round of media rights contracts will not include a deal with ESPN. They were looking for a seven-year deal worth $380 million per year from ESPN, and the network declined.  ESPN has held television rights for the Big Ten since the mid-1980s. The network has shared Big Ten rights with Fox in the latest contract. Fox owns 61% of the Big Ten Network and will remain the primary rights holder. Sports Business Journal says CBS and NBC are each positioned for a piece of the conference’s rights for upward of $300 million per year.

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