Category Archives: WILQ Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 13, 2020

Montgomery Man Convicted for DUI A 40 year old Montgomery man was committed to the Lycoming county prison for a minimum of 4 with a felony count of aggravated assault charges stemming from a DUI. Back in 2017 Christopher W. Crammer drunkenly crashed into the buggy injuring the 6 occupants inside of it, 4 of…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 12, 2020

Ongoing Fire Incident at UPMC Lock Haven Thursday Lock Haven firefighters evacuated the UPMC Hospitals on creek drive after a fire broke out in the boiler room around 9pm. When they arrived, 12 additional units were called and roads around the area were blocked off due to the intensity of the smoke. According to the…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

A bill heading to the Governor’s desk related to the authority to hold school sports this year, will likely be vetoed according to the governor’s office.  Both Chambers of the legislature approved the bill yesterday by two-thirds majority that would give a school district sole authority to determine how to conduct sports during this school…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

The Superintendent of Loyalsock released an official message yesterday concerning a probable case of COVID-19 that has affected the school.  According to a social media post from Jerry McLaughlin addressed to friends and families in the district, all football student athletes and football coaches are to quarantine today until September 18th.  According to McLaughlin, the…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 8, 2020

A patient at UPMC in Williamsport was causing a disturbance with hospital security. Williamsport Police were then called and encountered the patient. 67 year old Dennis Chambers had broken his window and was hanging out of it when Police arrived. When Police and hospital security got into his room he started swinging a broken piece…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 6, 2020

Attempted Abduction on Bucknell Campus Bucknell University sent out a safety alert text message after an attempted abduction took place. A female student was walking along a parking lot near Saint George Street when a dark colored SUV pulled up and tried to forcibly put her in the vehicle before she escaped. After the failed…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 5, 2020

Williamsport Man Given Mitigated Sentence Judge Marc F. Lovechio recently handed down a 1 to 3 year sentence to a Williamsport resident. Jamal Brown, 41, faced the court Friday for his involvement in a robbery homicide that occurred in in 2016. According to the sun gazette the case was likely unsolvable before Brown’s confession, and…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 4, 2020

MOUNT CARMEL SCHOOLS GO ALL ONLINE The Mount Carmel school district is going all online classes after more students tested positive for the coronavirus, starting today until September 17th. The school district plans on cleaning all facilities completely before the students are allowed to return.  There will be a reassessing of the protocols in two…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 3, 2020

Two teenage suspects have been charged with assaulting a 76 year old man at a Williamsport basketball court where he was a security guard on August 25th.  According to WNEP, the 15 and 17 year olds will be in in juvenile court for the incident against Richard Parker at Flanigan playground at Little League Boulevard…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 2, 2020

Lock Haven University announced yesterday that they will transition to 100% remote instruction for approximately a two-week period due to an elevated number of positive COVID-19 cases.  Students will have the option to return home for this time or remain in their campus residence halls. After ramping up safety efforts last week when number of…more »

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