BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 14, 2022

ILLEGAL WINDOW TINT LEADS TO POLICE CHASE

No bail has been set for a Kulpmont man who started a police chase in Coal Run Township over an illegal window tint.  According to North Central PA dot com, 58-year old James Campbell fled from officers who initiated the traffic stop February 20th. Stonington State Police say Campbell committed numerous traffic violations including running stop signs, hitting other vehicles and failing to signal before he lost control of the car on Wabash Street.  Police then pursued Campbell through St Edwards Cemetery on foot.  He will be charged with misdemeanors for assault, reckless endangerment, flight to avoid arrest and over 35 traffic offenses.  CamPbell will appear in Northumberland county Court May 10th.

FUNDRAISER FOR ERWAY FAMILY

There has been an overwhelming response to the tragic house fire that took the lives of five teenagers and seriously injured 2 adults in Potter County earlier this week.  According to media outlets, Brothers Raymond, Tristan, and Evan Erway, who were 17, 16 and 14 respectively, and two friends, Krysta Kane and Mikalah Roulo were the victims of the fire.  Officials have ruled the cause undetermined at this time, but evidence points to a wood stove malfunction. The three boys attended Northern Potter High School in Ulysses where grief counseling is being provided for students. There will be a fundraising auction day at the school April 24th from 11am til 3pm. Parents, Michelle and Charles Erway, were lifeflighted to a burn unit in New York state, after police say they tried to save the children from the fire that broke out in their in Genesee township home in the early morning hours Monday. 

JERSEY SHORE BOROUGH SEEKING NEW MAYOR

The Mayor’s job is available in Jersey Shore Borough, after current Mayor Sally Ann Combs announced her resignation at this week’s meeting.  Council accepted Combs’ resignation since she has moved from the borough and now they have 30 days to fill the position.   According to the Sun Gazette, borough manager Cody Hoover will advertise the position and do personnel reviews. 

PENNDOT SURVEY ABOUT LAST WINTER

PennDOT has published an online survey so that the public can give feedback on their winter operations.   According to a press release, the survey is available through April 29th and should take about five minutes to complete.  The survey has 17 questions and will ask the anonymous respondents to rank snow removal priorities, to state a reasonable timeline for safe and passable roads and how they rate PennDOT services.  Those who take the survey will also be asked whether they use the state’s 511PA traveler information services.  Find a link for the survey at www.penndot.pa.gov  under “Travel in PA” and then “Winter”.

HARTLEY TOWNSHIP GRASS FIRE

There was a wildfire yesterday afternoon near Paddy Mountain Road that burned for about half an hour after volunteer crews arrived to extinguish it.  According to media outlets, the Hartley Township fire was reported around 12:30 pm and emergency communication officials say there were two foot flames moving moderately and was a 60 by 60 foot area.  DCNR will investigate the Union County fire.  No one was injured in the incident. 

MAN JAILED AFTER SELLING HOT BOW

A man who tried to sell a stolen bow at a Mill Hall gun shop has been jailed in Clinton County and also faces charges in Mifflin County after he admitted to stealing items from an auction in Belleville.  According to the Record Online, 27 year old Christopher Secrest, of Huntingdon, tried to sell the stolen Hoyt Carbon Rx1 at Millers Gun Shop before the shop employee became supicous and called police.  They found the bow to be one of a few stolen items.  Secrets is being held in the Clinton County Correctional facility.

GRAFIUS RUN COULD SEE IMPROVEMENTS

In an effort to design a solution for the high stream waters and other issues that cause problems for residents at Grafius Run, officials in Williamsport are seeking design and construction plans that might control the conditions of the area.  According to the Sun Gazette, cross pipe replacement, pump station repair and solid engineering design are being considered to recertify the flood wall nearby that protects structures that are close by.  Mayor Derek Slaughter told the paper that getting the flood risk reduced for Grafius Run is a high priority, since it’s been impacting residents a long time. 

CORMAN BACK IN THE GOVERNOR’S RACE

In a flip flop move, Pennsylvania Senate pro tem, Jake Corman, filed the paperwork to withdraw from the Pennsylvania GOP Gubernatorial race, but then changed his mind Tuesday by filing a discontinue to withdraw petition.  According to WGAL, Corman who is from Bellefonte, released a statement that he spoke with former President Trump about the contest and was encouraged to keep fighting.  Trump has not endorsed any of the 9 republican candidates for PA Governor.  Recent polls have Corman in fifth place behind Sen. Doug Mastriano, former US Congressman Lou Barletta, businessman David White and former US Attorney, Bill McSwain.

SPORTS

PIAA District 4
Varsity Baseball
Central Mountain 4               Danville 2
Canton 13                              Millville 7

Varsity Softball

Muncy 10                              Millville 0

MLB

Nationals 3                   Braves 1
Pirates 6                        Cubs 2
Guardians 7                  Reds 3
Mets 9                           Phillies 6
Brewers 4                     Orioles 2
Blue Jays 6                   Yankees 4
NHL
Rangers 4                      Flyers 0
Blue Jackets  5             Canadiens 1
Avalanche 9                  Kings 3
The Kracken and Jets were postponed till May 1.

NBA
Play-in East
Hawks 132 Hornets 103
Play-in West
Pelicans 113 Spurs 103
Post Season –East and West First Rounds starts on Saturday 4/16 –
Game 1 for – Jazz & Mavericks, Timberwolves vs Grizzlies, Raptors & the 76ers and the Nuggets vs the Warriors

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