BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 22, 2022

DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS IN COGAN STATION HOME

A Cogan Station couple has been arrested after narcotics detectives executed a search warrant and found deplorable living conditions in a home with 5 young children on April 14th.  According to a press release by the Old Lycoming Police Department, police investigating drug offenses found 34 year old Jeffery Howlett and 29 year old Lindy Beck both of Beech Street, to have dangerous drug paraphernalia, exposed wires, and food and animal waste scattered throughout the home.  Police then obtained a second warrant, charging the couple with felony endangerment of children.  Both Howlett and Beck faced District Magistrate Judge William Solomon and were committed to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of 75 thousand dollars bail each.  The children were placed with relatives.

SUNBURY DRUG SWEEP NETS 30 SUSPECTS

After several controlled drug buys by police earlier this week in Sunbury, police conducted a drug sweep and outstanding warrant search which netted the arrest of 30 people in the city.  According to The Daily Item, Sunbury Police said they had assistance from other Valley departments and together seized guns and over 300 grams of drugs like methamphetamine, cocaine, spice and other drugs.  Sunbury District Judge Mike Toomey worked in conjunction with police to reserve a full day in his court to clean up the warrant list they had to tackle.  The city has more sweeps planned for the future.

LOCAL HOSPITAL RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANTS

Evangelical Community Hospital is one of six hospitals in Pennsylvania to receive almost 490 thousand dollars in an Emergency Rural Health Care Grant from the USDA through the American Rescue Plan act, funding made available through historic legislation by the Biden Harris Administration.  According to The Express, Evangelical will use the grant to support their Advanced Life Support Unit and other ancillary equipment for in and outpatients.  The five other recipients of the 3.9 million dollar grant include the Clinton County Department of Emergency Services, Lock Haven Emergency Medical Services, Centre Care, Inc, Citizens Hose Company and Broad Acres Nursing Home in Tioga County. 

CROSSCUTTERS LOOKING FOR ANTHEM SINGERS

The Williamsport Crosscutters are seeking National Anthem singers for the upcoming 2022 season.  Those interested in applying, can email a link or audio file of themselves performing the traditional rendition of the song, a Capella.  Submissions along with a short application, are due by May 13th, the song should be 90 seconds or less in length and will be reviewed following the deadline.  Those chosen will be contacted for performances coming up on opening night with the State College Spikes June 2 through the end of the season, September 1st.  

MAN SHOOTS UP HOUSE OVER DEATH OF PET

A man who was reacting to the family’s dogs killing his pet bird, opened fire in the basement of his Jackson Township home on April 16th around 9:30am, which prompted the other occupant of the home to call police.   According to the Sun Gazette, Nicholas Jennings, who lives on Blockhouse Rd. with his sister and her two children, fired rounds in the basement and then more rounds outside the house after learning about the death of his pet, which caused about 1000 dollars-worth of damage.  When police arrived, Jennings was taken into custody and charged with 1 felony count of discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and other misdemeanors for reckless endangerment.  He is in Lycoming County Prison in lieu of bail.

FIRE DESTROYS MILL HALL GARAGE AND CONTENTS

A Mill Hall man suffered the loss of two Mustangs, several motorcycles and yard equipment after a fire began in his three bay concrete block garage just off Fishing Creek last night.  According to the Record Online, property owner Tim Yost guessed that an electrical cord could have started the blaze, but a State Police Fire Marshal will be called to the scene today to determine the origin of the fire.  Firefighters from Mill Hall, Lock Haven, Flemington and Lamar Township were on the scene and had the fire knocked down in about 20 minutes.  Smoke was reportedly seen from as far away as Lock Haven.

UNITYVILLE MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL CONTACT WITH MINOR

A former Unityville man accused of molesting a female minor  in Franklin Township has been jailed in Lycoming County.  According to the Sun Gazette, 42 year old Ronald P Wert was accused of multiple indecent assault charges, including felony count of unlawful contact with a minor.  The incidents happened between November of 2021 and March 2022.  Wert had recently moved to a Unityville campground from Fairview Road, but is now incarcerated in lieu of 95 thousand dollars bail. 

BENEFIT CONCERT FOR UKRAINE

Susquehanna University is hosting a benefit concert for Ukraine Saturday April 30th at 7:30pm.  According to a press release from the university, local musicians will gather in Stretansky Concert Hall in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art under the direction of Jordan Smith visiting assistant professor of music.  A collection will be taken to help the organization supporting refugees, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.  Music performed will include the Ukrainian National Anthem, Prayer for Ukraine by Lysenko and The Great Gate of Kiev by Mussgorsky.  Find more details here.

SPORTS

PIAA District 4

Varsity Baseball
Hughesville 2                 Midd-west 1
Wyalusing 5                   Cowanesque Valley 2
Athens 8                        Williamson 2
Lewisburg 6                   South Williamsport 1
Northeast Bradford 6    Towanda 3
Sayre 11                        Wellsboro 1

Varsity Softball
NE Bradford 10             Towanda 0
Cowanesque Valley 4 Wyalusing 3
Wellsboro 18                 Sayre 2
Lewisburg 4                   Montoursville 3
Shikellamy 15                Milton 5
Shamokin 3                   Midd-west 2
Athens 13                      Williamson 3
Montgomery 13             Sullivan County 2
Bloomsburg 14              Central Columbia 4
Central Mt 11                Selinsgrove 0
St John Neumann 15     CMVT 14
Williamsport & Danville and Muncy & Benton didn’t play

NBA

Game 3 of the West 1st Round
Grizzlies 104        Timberwolves  95 – Memphis leads 2-1
Mavericks 126     Jazz 118  Dallas leads that 2-1
Warriors 118        Nuggets 113 Golden State is 3-0
Tonight
Game 3 of the East 1st Round has the Heat and the Hawks @7 on ESPN,  Bucks & Bulls @8:30 on ABC, and Suns & Pelicans @930 on ESPN


MLB

Guardians 6 White Sox 3
Tigers 3 Yankees 0
Mets  6 Giants 2
A’s 6 Orioles 4
Diamondbacks 4 Nationals 3
Pirates 4 Cubs 3

NHL

Flyers 6 Canadiens 3
Panthers 5 Redwings 2
Sabers 5 Devils 2
Penguins 4 Bruins 0
Hurricanes 4 Jets 2
Rangers 6 Islanders 3
Lightning 8 Maple leafs 1
Wild 6 Canucks 3
Flames 4 Stars 2
Kings 4 Blackhawks 1
Blues 3 Sharks 1

NASCAR this Sunday @3pm Geico 500 in Talladega, Alabama
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