Category Archives: WILQ Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 17, 2023

WILLIAMSPORT MAN FACES ASSAULT CHARGES A Williamsport man who police say punched another man in the face last July on Maynard Street is facing simple assault and harassment charges, but failed to appear for a preliminary hearing.  According to the Sun Gazette, 30 year old Deandre Bently and William Overbay got into an argument after…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 16, 2023

PERCEIVED THREAT CAUSES SCHOOL LOCKDOWN A group of State Troopers heading through 220 to 118 last week were rushing to the scene of suspicious activity at the East Lycoming School District’s Renn Elementary Friday morning at about 10:30 am. According to Northcentralpa.com, witnesses say a vehicle entered the school parking lot, traveling the wrong direction,…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 13, 2023

MONTOUR TOWNSHIP HOME BURNS TO THE GROUND A home in Montour Township burned to the ground yesterday morning before volunteer firefighters could get water up a steep hill to extinguish it. According to the Press Enterprise, crews from Buckhorn, Catawissa and Bloomsburg were first called at about 4am to the home at 86 Harp Lane…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 12, 2023

FATHER OF ACCUSED MURDERER TO FACE TRIAL Endangering the welfare of children and obstruction of justice charges will not be dismissed against Ronald Butler, the father of one of the women who are accused of killing a 4 and 6 year old girl in 2021 in Hepburn Township.  According to Penn Live, the case will…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 11, 2023

FORKSVILLE WOMAN FACES HIT AND RUN CHARGES A Forksville woman is facing hit and run charges and more after police say she fled the scene of an accident in Eldred Township October 28th.  According to the Sun Gazette, 44 year old Bonnniegene Boyles was driving an SUV on Warrensville Rd and was allegedly seen on…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 10, 2023

LOYALSOCK MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE A man from Loyalsock Township is facing attempted homicide and other assault charges after police say he fired a gun at a group outside his home while he was intoxicated.  According to the Sun Gazette, witnesses say 40 year old Coy Daniel Thornton arrived at his home on Walters…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 9, 2023

FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED FOR TEEN CRASH VICTIM A seventeen year old girl from Montoursville was the victim in Friday morning’s crash in Eldred township that closed Northway road until 12:30pm.  According to the Sun Gazette,  the Lycoming County Coroner, Charles Keisling Jr., said Hailey Bailbay died from her injuries following the one vehicle accident that…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 4, 2023

ALLEGED RAPIST IN CUSTODY A man from Old Lycoming Township has been denied bail after police took him into custody for allegedly attempting to kill a Williamsport woman after a sexual assault and cutting her throat with a knife at a home on Memorial Avenue on Monday.  According to the Sun Gazette, 23 year old…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 3, 2023

AVIS MAN ARRESTED AFTER ASSAULT AT JERSEY SHORE VFW An Avis man has been charged with assault after an altercation November 30th at a VFW in Jersey Shore that sent a victim to the hospital with a traumatic brain injury.  According to the Sun Gazette, 35 year old Michael Alan Smith was charged with harassment…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS DECEMBER 23, 2022

ARCTIC COLD APPROACHING THE AREA The wild weather has most of the region waiting on a dip in temperatures that could be potentially dangerous for the unprepared.  According to the national weather service, artic cold is coming to Williamsport by this afternoon with wind gusts approaching 40 miles per hour bringing wind chills down to…more »

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