BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS NOVEMBER 22, 2021

OVER $1.5 MILLION TO HELP LYCOMING COUNTY

$1.65 million has been presented to different Lycoming County projects through multiple state authority grants.  Sen. Gene Yaw joined state Reps. Jeff Wheeland and Reps. Joe Hamm in support of the Commonwealth Financing Authority Grants. Over of $900,000 was provided to Williamsport to improve both Campbell and Fourth Streets in safety and appearance through the multimodal transportation fund grant. Other projects set to receive funds are the Greenway Trail project in Jersey Shore, Warrensville Road in Eldred Township and the Lycoming Biology Field Station Inc. in Upper Fairfield Township.

 

LOCAL COVID-19 CASES

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Sunday reported new COVID-19 cases. Clinton County reported 35 new cases. In Centre County 74 new cases were recorded. Lycoming County added 91 new cases. There were 61 in Northumberland County, 16 in Union, 11 in Montour and eight in Snyder.  Tioga County had 37 new covid-19 cases reported yesterday.

 

NEWLY SWORN AT WILLIAMSPORT BUREAU OF POLICE

The Williamsport Bureau of Police is pleased to announce that this morning at 10:00 Police Officer Nathan Kendall was officially sworn in with the Williamsport Bureau of Police. PO Kendall’s addition to the police department brings Williamsport Police compliment to 47 sworn police officers. PO Kendall will begin his Field Training next week. Williamsport Bureau of Police congratulates PO Kendall on beginning his journey as a Williamsport City Police Officer!

FATALITY ON GOLDEN STRIP IDENTIFIED

The Lycoming County Coroner’s Office is investigating the fatal crash with PA State Police in the 1900 block of East Third St..  Ronald Wagner was pronounced dead on arrival at the emergency room at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Hospital.  Mr. Wagner was traveling east on East Third St. striking another vehicle from behind in the 1900 block of East Third St. in Loyalsock Twp.  Mr. Wagner was unrestrained and found to be in cardiac arrest due to multiple blunt force trauma at the time of impact.  Resuscitative efforts were continued while in route to the emergency room without successful resuscitation being pronounced dead at 5:06 PM.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that all driver license and photo centers, including the Riverfront Office Center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday, November 25, and Friday, November 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa.gov.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE IN WATSONTOWN

A Watsontown man was sleeping behind the wheel of his running vehicle on Main Street in Watsontown.  Watsontown Police have charged Yuriy Gussev, of Watsontown, when on October 23, at 12:40 A.M. when, after chemical testing, he had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .163%.  Gussev has been charged with two counts of Driving Under the Influence.

 

STABBING AT ARM BAR IN MILTON LEADS TO CHARGES

A stabbing at a bar in Milton led to charges for two local men.  It was the Arm Bar in Milton, where Milton Police alleges Shannon Parrish of White Deer and Corby Brown of Milton were involved in a fight. Following an investigation charges were filed at the office of DJ Michael Diehl on Oct 21. According to the Daily Item, both Parrish and Brown have preliminary hearings there Dec. 1.

COMMONWEALTH FINANCING AUTHORITY 100 PROJECTS

Governor Tom Wolf announced 100 new project approvals today through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for environmental and infrastructure projects in counties across Pennsylvania. The 100 Act 13 projects approved today are in 38 counties. The total funding amount is more than $10.4 million. The projects are designated for specific initiatives as follows:

  • Flood Mitigation: Greenways, Trails and Recreation: Sewage Facilities: Watershed Restoration and Protection:

MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION FUND MONIES FOR 54 COUNTIES OF PENNSYLVANIA

Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of 166 new projects through the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF), improving Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure and ensuring safer, more reliable transportation accommodation across the commonwealth. The projects total more than $84 million in funding. The 166 MTF projects approved are located in 54 counties: Centre, Lycoming, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Snyder, Susquehanna and Union.

 

GOV WOLF WORKING FOR INCREASED PAY, PAID LEAVE AND SAFER WORKPLACES FOR ALL

Gov. Tom Wolf continues to step up pressure on Republican legislative leaders to finally support hardworking Pennsylvanians. During a press conference in Philadelphia, the governor announced new proposed regulations to ensure tipped workers are treated fairly and outlined his legislative agenda for workers that will increase paychecks, guarantee paid leave and create safer workplaces.

FEMALE VETERANS DAY IN PA

Continuing the Wolf Administration’s effort to support women in the commonwealth and recognize those women who have served their country through the military, the Pennsylvania Commission for Women is seeking statewide nominations for its sixth Female Veterans Day Ceremony as part of Women’s History Month in March 2022. Veterans that are selected will be honored by Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf. This year, the Female Veterans Day nomination form is available online. Nominees must be current Pennsylvania residents and have served at least four years in any branch of the U.S. military. The deadline for nominations is January 14, 2022. All final honorees will be notified via email by mid-February.

 

REPUBLICANS EXAMINING THE 2020 ELECTION

Republicans in the Pennsylvania Senate said  they will pay up to $270,000 over the next six months to have an Iowa consulting firm examine the 2020 election with an eye toward developing changes to state election law. The “forensic investigation” is being launched in response to pressure from Republican supporters of former President Donald Trump upset over his 80,000-vote loss in the state, but is well short of the Arizona-style “audit” that many of them have clamored for.A related subpoena issued by a GOP-controlled Senate committee, seeking voter data from the executive branch, is currently on hold awaiting a hearing in Commonwealth Court next month.

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