BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS NOVEMBER 28, 2020

Crash Leaves Man in ICU

Robert Walbridge, a 51 year old Cogan station resident was driving along Lycoming creek road when at 6:20 pm he crashed, seriously injuring himself. According to the sun gazette Old Lycoming township police reported that they are still trying to figure out what caused Walbridge to crash, as evidence suggests that he first struck a parked car, then a garage off the 6600 block of Lycoming creek road. Currently he is still in the intensive care unit at UPMC in Williamsport.

14 Year Old Shot

A teenage boy was the victim in a shooting that occurred in Williamsport’s East End Monday night.  State police say the 14 y ear-old was struck by the gunshot while at the 900 block of Penn Street about 6pm.  Police say a verbal argument occurred prior to the shooting between the group on the street and those on the porch, and the injured boy was treated for the wound at a local hospital.  Police are now investigating the third neighborhood shooting since October 23rd, anyone with information is asked to call Williamsport Bureau of Police.

Assault Charges Filed

Officer Brady Miller, a buffalo valley regional police officer was in Lewisburg investigating a disorderly gathering when he attempted to stop and question a 19 year old male named jonathan Anderson who was seen exiting the scene. The officer says that he was given a fake name from Anderson before attempting to flee. Officer Miller grabbed him, where a struggle then ensued between the 2 ending in Anderson striking Miller several times in the face. He was later found out due to witnesses who saw the assault happen, formal arraignment for his crimes have been set for January 25th.

PennDOT Lane Restrictions (Northumberland)

Route 44 is going to have some lane restrictions on Monday between the McEwensville Borough and dewart in Northumberland County for crack sealing. Work will take place throughout the week until December 4th during daylight hours, and motorists can expect alternating lane closures with flagging, so you can expect delays. Due to many an increase in work zone accidentsd PennDot is urging motorists to slow down to keep workers and yourself safe.

Pfizer Vaccine in Final Stages Before Distribution

The PA department of health’s secretary Dr. Rachel Lavine says the Pfizer vaccination for the virus is on track for distribution. Currently the Pfizer vaccine is going to be the first distributed. 4 others in development currently, some are in its test trial currently while others have yet to start. For the Pfizer vaccine federal approval is needed to continue the process to get it out into circulation, but Lavine says that even when it makes its way through the country no one knows how quickly demand will exceed supply. Lavine also says that it will not be an immediate cure or end to the pandemic and that PA residents could be wearing masks deep in 2021 and maybe until the end of the year.

Thanksgiving Shooting

Selinsgrove borough police are investigating a west spruce street shooting that occurred thanksgiving night. Around 10pm a 29 year old man was shot in the leg before the unidentified suspect fled the scene. The victim made his way to his neighbors house and was transported by him to the evangelical community hospital. Eventually he was transported to Geisinger medical center where he was treated for his wounds and released on yesterday. Currently the police have no suspect for the shooting and are asking anyone who knows anything to call the sellinsgrove police.

SPORTS

NFL

Team facilities will be closed to all in-person activities Monday and Tuesday, the NFL said Friday in a leaguewide memo. The ban does not apply to teams scheduled to play on Monday or Tuesday. The NFL cited the spike in coronavirus cases around the country as well as the “understanding that a number of players and staff celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with out-of-town guests” as reasons for closing facilities.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said Friday that backup center A.Q. Shipley, who started the past two games, is done for the year and has been advised not to continue playing football. Shipley, 34, suffered a neck injury late in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams Monday night.”Once we did the MRI and X-rays, it was determined that he really shouldn’t play anymore.”Shipley finishes his career with 110 games played and 72 starts.

NBA

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a torn right Achilles tendon, the team said. Dr. Richard Ferkel, a noted specialist on ankle injuries, performed the surgery in Los Angeles and it was considered a success. Thompson is expected to make a full recovery.

MLB

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena was released by Mexican authorities Thursday after his former partner told a judge in Yucatan state that she did not want to press charges. Arozarena had been detained Tuesday for a situation involving custody of his daughter, just weeks after he was named MVP of the American League Championship Series. The Yucatan state prosecutors’ office confirmed Thursday that Arozarena was released because the former partner said any damages had been settled. Arozarena has made no public comment, and it was not clear whether he had a lawyer.It was not clear whether he was formally charged with any crime. Mexican law allows a two-day period for prosecutors to decide whether to bring charges.

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