BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 16, 2021

PRODUCT  RECALL

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (JJCI) is voluntarily recalling all lots of five NEUTROGENA® and AVEENO® aerosol sunscreen product lines to the consumer level. Internal testing identified low levels of benzene in some samples of the products. Consumers should stop using the affected products and follow the instructions set forth . Product images and lot information is available on www.Neutrogena.com .This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The only sunscreen products impacted are aerosol products, specifically:

  • NEUTROGENA® Beach Defense® aerosol sunscreen,
  • NEUTROGENA® Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen,
  • NEUTROGENA® Invisible Daily™ defense aerosol sunscreen,
  • NEUTROGENA® Ultra Sheer® aerosol sunscreen, and
  • AVEENO® Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen.

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT CHARGES ON 17-YEAR-OLD … CHARGED AS ADULT

A 17-year-old Williamsport juvenile was charged as an adult due to the severity of the offenses committed, according to a release by the Williamsport Bureau of Police. Yelena Justine-Kay Olson was charged with multiple felonies.  Authorities said Olson brandished a knife and stabbed and sliced a victim on the arm, wrist, and upper chest. According to the report, the victim was taken to UPMC Williamsport to receive emergency surgery.  Police served a warrant on July 13 and Olson was taken before Judge William Solomon for an arraignment. Olson was held at the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $50,000 monetary bail.

ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF CHILDREN IN WILLIAMSPORT

Lying in the middle of a bed, unattended, and surrounded by trash, an eight-month-old child was discovered by Williamsport Police in a Maple Street home. Following the discovery of the child, Danielle Dominique Johnson, 34, of Williamsport was charged with multiple felonies.  On July 14th, police reported the infant was discovered and two juveniles were walking through the neighborhoods, alone. Johnson came back to the home as Child and Youth Services and EMS arrived on scene. Johnson was taken into custody as authorities continued to investigate the home. According to the report, the infant and both juveniles were taken into custody by authorities. No bail was listed for Johnson.

A HEALING GARDEN

UPMC, and Sojourner Truth Ministries in Williamsport have partnered to offer residents of the House of Hope access to a new healing garden designed for improving physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. The holistic program integrates spiritual healing, counseling, life-skill development, mentoring, relationship building, budget coaching, and work readiness. The Sojourner House of Hope offers temporary housing to 12 residents facing homelessness, and provides them with support during their transition.

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN EMERGENCY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL EMERGENCY RELIEF FUNDING NECESSARY REQUIREMENT

The federal government’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund require districts that receive the funds to submit a Health and Safety Plan by July 30 detailing what they will do to facilitate the safe return to in-person instructional and non-instructional activities this fall. With questions and concerns from parents and public and with little time to prepare and properly review of the plan, the Loyalsock Township School Board decided to table any vote on the plan until a special meeting July 21. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the board conference room, 1605 Four Mile Drive.

TERRORISTIC THREATS LANDS WILLIAMSPORT MAN IN JAIL

Driving a pickup truck, Nicholas Wright, 43, Williamsport, was pulled over near West Fourth and Park streets about 4:40 p.m. on June 3 when an officer recognized him and knew his license was suspended. Upon speaking with Wright, the officer “detected an extremely strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” coming from the vehicle, court records stated. He was taken into custody and to police headquarters, where he threatened and attempted to become physical with officer. Wright was arraigned before District Judge Jon E. Kemp on charges of terroristic threats, simple assault, resisting arrest, DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia. and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $35,000 bail.

BACK TO IN-PERSON MEETINGS FOR CITY GROUP

The city Accessibility Advisory Commission voted to move to in-person meetings with the first meeting scheduled for 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at Trade and Transit Centre II.  The city continues to provide the meetings over YouTube, accessible on the city website. City Councilman Jon Mackey said that would give the city time to advertise the meeting and get other people and organizations interested in improving accessibility throughout the city parks and facilities involved, according to SUN Gazette.

CONTRACTED ORDINANCE WRITER FOR MUNCY TOWNSHIP

Muncy Township Supervisors agreed to contract an ordinance writer in preparation for the township to establish self-direction from the county’s zoning authority. The township will contract Douglas Hovey, an experienced ordinance writer, who has more than 25 years of experience in writing, drafting and formatting ordinances across Pennsylvania, and is very familiar with ordinances concerning land partitioning and zoning. The supervisors will next meet Aug. 11.

BACKUPS AND SLOWDOWNS FOR ANTLERLESS LICENSES 

The new licensing system now used to issue all hunting licenses, including antlerless licenses, has experienced slowdowns during peak sales periods, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is working with NIC Inc., the vendor that operates the new HuntFishPA licensing system, toward a solution that will speed up the sales process and enhance system performance. Hunters wishing to check whether their license has been awarded can do so through HuntFishPA at https://huntfish.pa.gov.

 

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