BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS – September 4, 2022

Former President Donald Trump was in Wilkes Barre last night at Mohegan Sun Arena, his first appearance publicly since the raid on his Mar-A-Lago home, in which the feds recovered classified materials. Trump reiterated the fact, that the 2020 election was stolen from him, and that the raid on his home was a travesty of justice. Trump appeared on behalf of Dr. Mehmet Oz, who’s running for the U.S. Senate; Doug Mastriano, who is the Republican candidate for PA Governor. In addition, the candidate for U.S. Congress, Jim Bognet.

A Turbotville man was found not guilty earlier last week, in relation to a 2021 incident in which Patrick Racey, was charged with Rape and Sexual Assault. After a day-long trial on August 29th, in which a jury found Racey not guilty on the four charges against him. The prosecution had attempted to bring up previous “bad acts” but, the judge did not allow the testimony to be included, so as not to taint the jury’s view.

The Jersey Shore Borough Council is set to hold a public hearing on September 12th, on regionalizing its Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department with Old Lycoming Township, Porter Township, and Hepburn & Lycoming Townships. The hearing is to determine the viability of such an endeavor, in which the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police and Old Lycoming Township Police should become one entity. Old Lycoming Township Police currently serves residents in Hepburn and Lycoming  Townships, at the moment. The public hearing is slated for 7pm, at the borough office on Smith Street in Jersey Shore.

The City of Williamsport and The River Valley Transit Authority are trying to figure out on how much money that the City has invested in the properties that the new authority has a stake in. This comes after councilmen Adam Yoder and Eric Beiter questioned the rationalization of transferring the properties to the new transit authority from the city. The resolution is an authorization of the transfer of the following properties: 1500 W. Third St., 100 W. Third St., 127 W. Fourth St., 11 W. Church St. and 144 W. Third St. to the authority for $1. The city also is trying to figure out how certain sub-parcels, such as Elm Park and the recycling center, are going to be divided up.

An employee with The American Rescue Workers is in trouble with the law, after taking valuable pieces of jewelry and selling them to a local pawn shop. Allan Diggan, 36, was charged for the theft of the items. Police were notified after store employees noticed that valuables were placed in the basement of the organization, even though they are typically stored in an upper floor. Police were able to identify Diggan through a I.D. at the pawn shop. Diggan was charged with two first degree misdemeanors and awaits a preliminary hearing in October.

The Columbia Mall in Bloomsburg was set to be auctioned off last month; however, the bids did not meet the reserve price, so no sale occurred. However, the owner of the property is anticipating a lot of growth for the property, near Interstate 80. The owner is in the process of constructing a Hilton branded hotel that will have 84 rooms in a four story structure. Some of the possibilities for growth include a possible Arby’s, Chipotle, and a Michael’s craft store.

A Sunbury woman is charged with filing false reports of a dead newborn recently. Kelani Betts, 23, told police that she gave birth to the newborn on August 17th at a friend’s house in Snyder County, and that the newborn had died a short time later; with the friend disposing of the body. However, after an investigation by State Police, it was determined that the woman had never been pregnant and no such birth had taken place.

The Lock Haven Jaycees Labor Day Regatta continues today along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, in Lock Haven. Fireworks are planned for Sunday evening, pending cooperating weather. The 51st Annual event continues through Monday in Clinton County.

IN SPORTS…

MLB Draft League –

The Williamsport Crosscutters won their game on Saturday night, winning in sudden-death, 4-3 over the Frederick Keys. The Cutters wrap up their season, in Frederick this evening at 6pm.

NASCAR –

The playoffs begin tonight in NASCAR Cup action at Darlington, South Carolina. The Cookout Southern 500 will get underway at 6pm, on The Twin Valley’s Talk Radio Network, AM 1340/FM 101.7 – WWPA, AM 1380/FM 94.5 – WMLP, and at WILQ HD3.

MLB Scores –

San Francisco edged Philadelphia, 5-4

Toronto cruised past Pittsburgh, 4-1

Washington defeated NY Mets, 7-1

Tampa Bay slid past NY Yankees, 2-1

Baltimore upended Oakland, 8-1

Boston over Texas, 5-3

Seattle blanked Cleveland, 4-0

Kansas City defeated Detroit, 12-2

St. Louis doubled up Chicago Cubs, 8-4

Chicago White Sox blanked Minnesota, 13-0

Atlanta edged Miami, 2-1

Milwaukee defeated Arizona, 8-6

LA Angels narrowly defeated Houston, 2-1

LA Dodgers shellacked San Diego, 12-1

College Football Scores –

Lock Haven defeated C.W. Post, 35-34

The Bald Eagles defense stopped a game-winning two point conversion, to seal the victory on the road.

Susquehanna upended Lycoming, 45-16

Stonehill College defeats Bloomsburg, 33-30 in 2OT’s

Towson edged Bucknell in overtime, 14-13

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