BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 21, 2022

PENN DOT:  LYCOMING COUNTY ROADS ARE OPEN

PennDOT reports that the closures on Jacks Hollow Road and Route 554 between Market street to Elimsport Road in Washington Township have reopened and trees have been removed from the roadway.  The heavy wet snow that fell early Tuesday, brought trees down on power lines and caused lots of electrical and traffic issues.  In Sullivan County, Route 154 between Route 220 in Laporte and Worlds End Road, opened this morning. 

MUNCY MAN POINTS GUN AT ANOTHER

A Muncy man is free on $25,000 bail after he was charged with reckless endangerment, simple assault and pointing a handgun at a man who was parked on his property last Saturday afternoon.  According to the Sun Gazette,   62 year old Carl Schultz of Linvic Road, approached a person parked on the side of the road in a van, who police say was unaware the area was private, and had a verbal confrontation.  As the victim attempted to leave the property, Schultz went to his truck, got a handgun and pointed it at the man. He fled to a nearby business to call police.  Troopers searched a garage following the incident at 5058 Route 220, where they found Schultz and the suspected weapon.  Police then took him into custody. 

MAN WHO FLED POLICE IN SHAMOKIN CHARGED

Charges are pending for a Coal Township man who fled from police in Shamokin last month.  According to police reports, 21 year old Shane Frizell attempted to flee from Shamokin City Police March 26th and was allegedly driving without lights to avoid identification or arrest.  Police say that Frizell lost control of the car as he was trying to turn from Route 61 to Route 487, where he hit concrete lane dividers and rolled his vehicle.  The man ran from police after the accident but was caught.  Frizell was hospitalized at Geisinger medical Center for some minor injuries.  An investigation is ongoing.

INDIVIDUAL SPORTS REMAIN AT INTEGRATED PA UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES

Even though the campuses of Mansfield, Bloomsburg , Lock Haven, California, Clarion and Edinboro are integrating, the NCAA Division II Membership Committee has approved individual athletic programs will remain on each individual campus.  According to a press release, the full complement of athletic programs at each school will continue to use their current branding and stay wholly independent of each other.  Lock Haven has Division I  Men’s wrestling as a member of MAC, a good field hockey program and 19 other varsity athletic programs there.  Mansfield University features Collegiate Sprint Football with 13 varsity programs on campus.  California, Clarion, and Edinboro universities are uniting as Pennsylvania Western University (PennWest) with intercollegiate sports on each campus.

SELINSGROVE MAN IN CUSTODY FOR MURDER

A suspect in the fatal shooting that occurred at a South Market Street home in Selinsgrove Monday has been arrested.  According to the Daily Item, the Snyder County DA said State police in Selinsgrove took the property owner, 33 year old, Brad A. Bailor into custody, to be arraigned for allegedly killing his wife Leslie M Bailor.  Witnesses say there was yelling and a police commotion around 1:30 Monday on South Market Street in Penn Township, when a man emerged from the home with a gun over his head which he then dropped.  Police entered the home and Bailor was arrested.  He is in custody at the Snyder County Prison without bail for criminal homicide and first degree murder.  Bailor’s preliminary hearing is April 28th in Middleburg.

UNSEALED RECORDS SHOW WOMEN SOUGHT TO SELL DAUGHTER

Information has been unsealed in the case of two Lycoming County women who are accused of intentionally starving their two small children in Old Lycoming Township, and has been revealed that a relative said they sought to sell one of the daughters for $1000 a few days before both girls were found in a shallow grave in Hepburn Township after dying from starvation in the Livermore Road home.  The mother, Marie Sue Snyder and Echo Butler confessed to the killing.  According to Penn Live, Echo Butler’s Aunt told Old Lycoming Township police information she knew Echo Butler talked about selling 6 year old Nicole Elisabeth.  District Attorney Ryan C. Gardner confirmed information about the sale.

POLICE DISCOVER WMD DURING TRAFFIC STOP

Police stopped a Lock Haven man who was driving an RV with the wrong license plate and discovered  him to have an extensive criminal record  which has been was bound over on all charges after his arrest in Flemmington.  According to the Daily Record 35 year old James Schmidtberg had a previous criminal record that at minimum kept him from owning a firearm in Pennsylvania.  However, after obtaining a search warrant police found 6 firearms, ammunition, magazines and other weapons and accessories as well as a weapon of mass destruction all in the RV on March 2nd,  Schmidtberg is in custody in Clinton County.  Bail is set at 250 thousand dollars.

ORDINANCE PENDING FOR RESIDENTS TO PAY STORM WATER FEE

Lock Haven City Council voted to propose an annual 100 hundred dollar ERU fee that is the first step to having an ordinance in which local users will assist with financing the future maintenance and upgrades to the local  stormwater system.  According to the Record online, Council will need to construct the ordinance, present the proposal to City Council for consideration, advertise the plan, and hold a public hearing all before adopting the ordinance and implementing it.  City Manager Greg Wilson envisions the fee to be billed quarterly.  Projects and upgrades planned for the next 30 years are estimated to potentially cost 1.1 million dollars per year, funding will also come from the city’s general fund.   A survey to learn more and provide feedback is available HERE.

SPORTS
P I-AA District 4
Varsity Baseball

Williamsport 9               Wyoming seminary 0
Danville 8                       South Williamsport 7
Muncy 7                        CMVT 2
Millville 10                              Saint John Neumann 8
Canton 12                      Towanda  2
Selinsgrove 5                 Montoursville 4
Loyalsock 7                   Mount Carmel 1
Cowanesque Valley 4    North Penn Mansfield 2
Warrior Run 9               Bloomsburg 6
Mifflinburg 11               Shamokin 1
Sullivan County 15        Bucktail 2
Central Columbia 16     Southern Columbia 2
Sayre 7                          Athens 1
Midd-West 18                Milton 3
 PIAA District 4
Varsity Softball
South Williamsport 12 Wellsboro 2
Lewisburg 3                   Loyalsock 1
Central Mountain 7       Midd-West 1
Northwest 15                 Sugar Valley Rural Charter 0
Jersey Shore 10             Mifflinburg 3
Athens 15                      Sayre 2
Canton 16                      Towanda 2
Montoursville 3             Warrior Run 2
North Penn liberty 4      Cowanesque  Valley 1
PIAA District 4
Boys Tennis

South Williamsport over Bloomsburg 4-1
Lewisburg defeated Danville 5-0
Hughesville over Loyalsock 5-0
Central Columbia bit Milton 5-0
Mifflinburg defeated Jersey Shore 4-1

NBA
76ers  104   Raptors 101
Celtics 114 Nets 107
Bulls 114    Bucks 110
NBA Basketball tonight
West first round continues- Game 3 for Grizzlies and the Timberwolves, Mavericks and Jazz and Warriors and Nuggets play at 10pm

MLB
Brewers 4             Pirates 2
Game 1 – Guardians 11 White Sox 1
Game 2  – Guardians 2 White Sox 1
Phillies 9               Rockies 6
Orioles 1               A’s 0
Yankees 5             Detroit Tigers 3
Diamondbacks 11 Nationals 2
Giants 5               Mets 2
NHL
Oilers 5                Stars 2
Blackhawks 4       Coyotes 3
Golden Knights 4   Capitals 3
Kraken 3              Avalanche 2

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