BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 18, 2022

BODY FOUND ON SU CAMPUS

There was a body found near the perimeter of the campus of Susquehanna University on April 9th and State Police are investigating.  According to North Central PA dot com, the Snyder County Coroner has determined that the person found took their own life.  University officials say there is no information that points to the individual found having any ties to the local college community.  Police did not release the name of the deceased person.

TWO OF EIGHT CHARGES AGAINST LOYALSOCK DROPPED

Chief Judge Matthew Brann dismissed two of the eight counts of allegations in federal court, that stated Loyalsock High School knew a person accused of being a sexual predator was employed by the district before 2018.  According to North Central PA dot com, a middle school basketball coach later pleaded guilty to third degree sexual contact with a student and first degree corruption of a minor after some victims at the school reported the abuse.  In this case, Brann’s dismissal refers to the liability and intentional infliction of emotional distress, but other charges like negligence and Title IX violations will stay in the lawsuit against Loyalsock Township School District. 

DEBRIS CLEANING IN SUNBURY

Penn Dot has announced that beginning on Monday they will be doing debris clearing on the veterans memorial bridge in Sunbury.  The work will last approximately one week, weather permitting.  There will be lane restrictions in place during the project along Route 61 that will see the right driving lane restricted in the northbound direction.  The restriction will be in place each day from 9am – 3pm.

TIME TO BUY REUSABLE BAGS

A company policy by Wegmans to eliminate plastic bags by the end of 2022 is about to effect local stores. The grocery chain hopes to continue their environmental successes in the Commonwealth since officials estimate about 345 million single use bags have been kept out of circulation since their elimination policy has been in place in other states.  Paper bags will be available for a 5 cent charge per bag, and the money raised goes to the store’s local food bank and the United Way.  According to North Central PA dot com, Wegmans donated 1.7 million dollars of the paper bag fees in 2021.

MILL HALL MAN JAILED FOR NOT COMPLYING WITH MEGAN’S LAW

A Mill Hall man who is required to register as a sex offender has been jailed after he didn’t update his address under Megan’s Law.  According to North Central PA dot com, State Police in Lamar say 48 year old Sylvester Leroy  Young, who is a Tier 3 offender and stays on the registry for life, was charged with a 2nd degree felony for failing to update his location with authorities.  Young, formerly of Pennsylvania Avenue in Mill Hall is being held under 12 thousand dollars bail and has a preliminary hearing tomorrow. 

HOUSE FIRE HOSPITALIZES ONE

A house fire on First Street in Shamokin on Friday sent a firefighter to the hospital.  According to media outlets, several homes were damaged by the blaze and one firefighter was taken to Geisinger Shamokin for treatment.  Two others were treated at the scene for minor injuries.  There has not been a cause of the fire released by local police at this time. 

CO-WORKER OVERHEARS ALLEGED THREATS TO BUSINESS

Two men from Montgomery were overheard by another employee allegedly quoting movie lines which sounded as if they wanted to shoot up the factory as they worked at Custom Container Solutions and they have now been charged with misdemeanor counts of terroristic threats, simple assault and disorderly conduct.  According to the Daily Item, 33 year old Paul Michael Temple and 32 year old Charles Anthony Adams were identified by the co-worker who accused them March 21st about 9am.  Police say one of the men had a loaded weapon in his locker at work.  The men said they were saying lines from the movie, “Full Metal Jacket”.  They are scheduled for a preliminary hearing at the end of this month in from of District Judge Michael Diehl.

LAWMAKERS PAVE THE ROAD FOR LEGAL CANNABIS IN PA

A bipartisan bill passed 46-3 in the Pennsylvania Senate that will allow banks and insurance companies a way to serve cannabis businesses without the fear of any legal reprisals.  According to the Sun Gazette, one spokesman of the bill, John DiSanto,  a Dauphin County Republican said allowing cash transactions for medical cannabis users will lower costs and boost the economy.  There are other plans to propoes a bill that will allow edible cannabis products to be sold for medical use in Pennsylvania dispensaries.  Medical marijuana was legalized in PA in 2016, but recreational use is still controversial. 

SPORTS

NASCAR
Kyle Busch in the #18 Toyota came in first of the Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway yesterday – he led Tyler Reddick, Joey Logano, Kyle Larson, and Ryan Blaney who filled out the top five.

Easter Sunday Major League Baseball
Orioles 5              Yankees 0
Pirates 5               Nationals 3
Mets 5                  Diamondbacks 0
Marlins 11           Phillies 3
Giants 8               Guardians 1

NHL
Panthers 6           Redwings 1
Sabers 5               Flyers 3
Blues 8                Predators 3
Wild 5                 Sharks 4
Maple Leafs 4     Islanders 2
Ducks 6               Blue Jackets 4

NBA in the East First Round Games
Heat 115             Hawks 91
Celtics 115          Nets 114
Bucks 93             Bulls 86
Suns 110             Pelicans 99
First round continues tonight with second games between Raptors and the 76ers,
Jazz and the Mavericks, and the Warriors and the Nuggets.

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