BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS FEB 7, 2022

HEARING CONTINUED FOR ACCUSED ACCOMPLICE

A Northumberland County woman, accused as an accomplice to the murder of her three-year-old daughter, Arabella Parker will be in court in April. Samatha Delcamp’s trial was continued by Northumberland County President Judge Charles Saylor. According to the Daily Item, Delcamp last testified against Jahrid Burgress, who was convicted in the death of the 3-year-old child. Northumberland County District Attorney Tony Matulewicz is not offering Delcamp and plea deals and is prepared to go to trial.

COVID CASES FOR LOCAL AREA

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Sunday reported new cases. Clinton County reported 15 new cases. In Centre County 45 new cases were recorded and Lycoming County added 37 while Tioga added 5. There were 22 in Northumberland County, 11 in Union, six in Snyder and three in Montour County.

CHARGES FOR LYING ABOUT KIDNAPPING

A Texas woman passed a note on Sunday afternoon to a restaurant worker in a Union County business, saying she was being kidnapped and needed help.  Phelecia Nettles, according to state police who responded to her aid, said it was a joke and she just wanted to record the staff’s reaction for a post of social media. She faces multiple criminal charges, according to an online media outlet.

 

AN APPROVAL FOR LATEST STATE MAP

The five-member commission redrawing the boundaries of Pennsylvania’s state legislative districts voted Friday to approve new maps for the next decade, with a focus on the state’s fast-growing Latino population that could change the face of the predominantly white House and Senate. The Legislative Reapportionment Commission voted 4-1 during a meeting in the Capitol, with chair Mark Nordenberg, the Senate Republican leader and the House and Senate Democratic leaders voting for it. A lawsuit challenging it, however, is likely. The vote came after nearly a year of meetings, hearings and closed-door discussions to carry out the constitutionally required, once-a-decade map-drawing to account for demographic shifts identified by the census.

 

 

STABBING SUSPECTS REMAIN ON THE LOOSE

Two men were taken to the hospital following stabbings along North Third Street in Sunbury on Sunday evening. Police are looking for three men. As reported by the Daily Item, Sgt. Travis Bremigen reported they several leads, including surveillance video. Anyone with information is urged to call the Northumberland County 911 center.

 

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