Category Archives: WILQ Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 8, 2021

RESERVIST CHARGED WITH FORGERY, OTHER CHARGES A former Lycoming County Prison corrections officer and Army reservist has been charged with forgery, tampering with public records and other charges after he allegedly lied about his mother’s death and submitted documents to his employer to garner fraudulent time off.  According to the Sun Gazette,24 year old Anthoney…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 7, 2021

LOCAL LAWMAKERS INSIDE CAPITOL DURING MOB VIOLENCE IN WASHINGTON Congressman Fred Keller of Kreamer released a statement yesterday denouncing the mob violence that happened yesterday at the U.S. Capitol that attempted to interrupt the certification of the Electoral College votes from the 2020 Election.  Keller, who had sheltered in place and was safe following the…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 6, 2021

RAUCOUS BEHAVIOR IN PENNSYLVANIA’S SWEARING-IN CEREMONY Governor Tom Wolf yesterday issued a statement in response to house republicans in Pennsylvania refusing to seat Senator Jim Brewster the 45th Senate District.  According to a press release from Governor Wolf, not seating Senator Brewster leaves voters without a voice when they duly elected a winner.  During the…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 5, 2021

MOST RECENT COVID-19 BAN LIFTED YESTERDAY As of Monday, some COVID19 mitigation restrictions were lifted by Governor Wolf but there are still guidelines to follow.  Restaurants and bars can resume indoor dining at 50% capacity with alcohol able to be served with a meal and sales ending at 11 p.m. Gyms can reopen and high…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 4, 2021

SOME SCHOOLS EXTENDING REMOTE LEARNING Over the weekend, several schools have updated their learning mode for the week.  East Lycoming School District high school will stay in remote instruction through January 6th, with Hughesville returning to in-person instruction on January 11th.  The elementary schools will reopen today.  South Williamsport District has called a 2-hour delay…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY 12/31/20

City Police Charge A Williamsport Woman City police charged a Williamsport woman with three felonies after she allegedly stole a firearm out of her boyfriend’s car. Williamsport Police alleges that Maleeka Smith, 37, of Williamsport, stole a firearm from a parked car on Dec. 8. Smith’s boyfriend told police that they’d been fighting earlier in…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING NEWS DECEMBER 26TH,2020

FLOOD WARNINGS IN AFFECT The National Weather service in State College has issued flood warnings to the following areas Bloomsburg,Danville and Sunbury. The Susquehanna river is expected to crest at 7pm tonight. A 50 YEAR OLD WOMAN ARRESTED FOR VANDELISIM A 50 year old woman was arrested for breaking the windows of multiple vehicles in…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS DECEMBER 24, 2020

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT Rain is expected to impact the city, and we might see 2 to 3 inches to fall over the next 18 hour period. This hard driving rain is expected to continue into Christmas morning. City crews are ready for flooding, having removed much of the snow from drainage basins. Residents are…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS DECEMBER 23, 2020

CITY: CLEAR STORM DRAINS OF ICE AND DEBRIS TO AVOID LOCAL FLOODING With the anticipated snow melt and re-freeze expected for the end of this week, the Williamsport Bureau of Fire chief said the city streets and parks department crews will be working today and tomorrow to clear snow, ice, and debris from as many…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS DECEMBER 22, 2020

PENNSYLVANIA PRISONS RACKING UP CORONAVIRUS CASES SCI Muncy is among the SCI facilities across the state being ravaged by positive COVID cases within the prison’s system.  According to the Sun Gazette, the Department of Corrections reports 5, 545 active COVID inmate cases and 190 staff also infected with the virus in SCI facilities.  Fifty one…more »

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