BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 26, 2022

DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE LEADS TO WOMAN’S ARREST

Police arrested a Williamsport woman after police answered a domestic disturbance call Saturday night on Trenton Avenue.  According to the Sun Gazette, 40 year old Ashley Barnfield was questioned and then detained by city police as she allegedly was drunk and started yelling at the officers.  Later when another officer assisted, an affidavit says Barnfield kicked the second officer before she was arrested and again at police headquarters.  She was arraigned on charges of public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and assault, and is in Lycoming County Prison in lieu of 15 thousand dollars bail.

POLICE INCIDENT RECORDED BY SUSPECT ON FACEBOOK

Police arrested a Hazelton woman in Mount Carmel who was livestreaming the arrest and pror incidents on Facebook.  According to North Central PA dot com, BobbiJo Lopez was originally stopped by police for impeding traffic as she recorded herself walking around outside her vehicle at a red light with her phone.  When police stopped Lopez and tried to give her a ticket, she threw her phone and sped away, starting a chase in which she drove in the wrong lane of traffic, sometimes at high speeds until finally arriving at a West Third Street residence where police took her into custody.  Police found methamphetamine at the home and charged her with possession of drug paraphernalia in addition to the felonies for fleeing police and resisting arrest.  Lopez was arraigned and posted 25 hundred dollars unsecured bail.

AVIAN FLU STAYING IN SOUTHERN PA FOR NOW

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania has been struggling with outbreaks of avian flu, but according to the Daily item, there are no cases that have spread as of yet to the Valley. Official reports say there are about 10,360 poultry operations statewide. Department of Agricutlture Secretary Russel Redding says the state has had $2 million set aside since 2016 to respond to avian influenza.  If you raise chickens and have concerns about Avian Flu, call the Pennsylvania Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services at 717-772-2852. 

FARMER’S MARKET SET TO START

Williamsport Growers Market Peak Season marker is set to start up Saturday morning.  Officials from the market say that customers will be able to purchase affordable healthy food using cash as well as the token system using debit or SNAP Cards.  A person can use their card to purchase $1 to $20 tokens that each vendor at the market will accept.  The Growers Market runs Saturdays April 30th through November each Saturday from 8am til noon during peak season at 249 Little League Blvd.

WILLIAMSPORT BROTHERS DISPLACED BY FIRE

The Red Cross is assisting two brothers who were displaced by fire yesterday.  According to the Sun Gazette, a fire started in the bedroom of a two-unit apartment at 917 Washington Boulevard around 3am.  Williamsport firefighters responded to the early morning incident and found that the two occupants had safely escaped the apartment. No one was injured.  It took a few minutes to extinguish the fire and officials say the cause is under investigation. 

TURKEY HILL ICE CREAM RECALL

If you bought Turkey Hill Chocolate Marshmallow Premium ice cream lately and have a peanut allergy, check it before you eat it!  It’s been recalled.  According to a press release from Turkey Hill Dairy of Conestoga, PA, the recall applies to 385, 48 ounce containers of the chocolate marshmallow premium ice cream bought between April 14th and 19th that may have been filled with chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream instead.  The dairy has not received any complaints of illness at this time and says the recall doesn’t apply to any other product.  The UPC Code of the product is 020735420935.  If you purchased any of the product, you can return it to the store for a full refund or call 1800 MY DAIRY.

BOOSTER SHOT CLINIC ON THE WAY

If you are eligible and interested in getting a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, Geisinger is hosting four clinic days at the Hughes Center in Danville; April 27-28 (tomorrow and Thursday) and May 4th and 5th. Those over 50 and who are immunocompromised benefit from the extra dose, avoiding severe disease, according to data from the CDC. Ask your doctor if you qualify for the booster.  Geisinger retail pharmacies are taking appointments through online scheduling or at 570-284-3657.

BRIDGE TO BE NAMED FOR WWII VETERAN

A World War II veteran who passed away in April of 2020 will have a Pine Creek Township bridge named for him next month.  According to the Record Online, the 76th District State representative, Stephanie Borowicz announced a dedication and unveiling ceremony will take place Tuesday May 3rd at 10 am next to the bridge on State Route 1010 over Chatham Run to honor the late Tech Corporal Lee R. Phillips.  Phillips was a Howard native and graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1944 before he was drafted and assigned to 3rd Army, Company A, 787th battalion where he drove tanks under General Patton. 

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