BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MAY 12, 2022

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT SHUTS DOWN LYCO CREEK ROAD

Southbound lanes of Lycoming Creek Road were shut down for about two and a half hours yesterday after a collision between a motorcycle and a garbage truck sent a man to the hospital with dire injuries.  According to the Sun Gazette, just after 12:30pm Wednesday, when a garbage truck was turning west on Mahaffey Lane from northbound Lycoming Creek Road, a 30 year old man hit part of the back of the truck, and sustained major injuries. Police, fire and EMS responded and he was transported to UPMC Williamsport where he later died.  Old Lycoming Township Police have begun an investigation into the crash.

FORMER COMMISSIONER INJURED IN HOUSE FIRE

A former Montour County Commissioner, Tom Herman, was seriously injured in a house fire in Mahoning Township on Tuesday afternoon.  According to the Free-Enterprise, Herman, who owned the home, suffered serious burns and was taken to the Lehigh Valley burn Center.  The mobile home with additions at 26 Ridge Drive – which was insured – was on fire and when emergency crews arrived on the scene their truck got stuck in the mud along the lane to the home.  A dog reportedly died in the blaze and police are now investigating what started the fire.

MAN CHARGED WITH DECEPTION FOR NOT BUILDING BARN

A 25 year old man from Loganton has been accused of failing to complete an over 110 thousand dollar construction project after a 74 year old woman paid two installments up front.  According to the Record online, Rockview police say the man cashed two checks for 55 thousand dollars each and never built the barn they agreed on him building.  The Walker Township woman told police she tried contacting the man about the work and he never responded. The unidentified man has been charged with crime by deception.

UPMC WILLIAMSPORT GETS “A” GRADE BY PEERS

A Williamsport hospital joins 16 others in its UPMC system in receiving an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade which is a peer-reviewed grading system that measures general hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and harms to patients nationwide. Close to us, UPMC Williamsport and UPMC Altoona got top grades in the bi-annual evaluation showing the dedication of doctors, nurses and staff to maintain safe, high quality care. 

ANOTHER CAR FIRE SHUTS DOWN ROUTE 15 SOUTH

In the same area where a truckload of hay caught fire and shut down Route 15 south earlier this month, another car fire shut down the highway yesterday afternoon. According to the Sun Gazette, at about 1pm, 2 miles north of Hepburnville, the motor in a camper pulling a pickup truck malfunctioned and a fire began in the back of the vehicle.  Police say a couple from Galeton escaped injuries even though the fire spread to the truck being pulled and to some brush along the side of the road.  Fire companies from Montoursville, Hepburn and Old Lycoming Township and Trout Run volunteers responded to assist.

MAN SENTENCED FOR 2020 STABBING

A North Bend man was sentenced Tuesday to five years three months to ten years, six months in State Prison after he was found guilty by a jury for stabbing a man multiple times in a Noyes Township parking lot in 2020.  According to Crimewatch, court records say at the time, Shawn Mills was said to be highly intoxicated in the parking lot of the Green Lantern bar and stabbed a victim 17 times in the leg with a knife that police say was later found in Mills’ home and had DNA evidence on it.  Mills was identified by witnesses at the scene as the suspect, and was charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  The victim has required multiple surgeries to recover from his wounds.

MOTHER OF TODDLER BEATEN TO DEATH FOUND GUILTY

A Northumberland County jury found the mother of deceased 3 year old Arabella Parker, 26 year old Samantha Delcamp, guilty on 3 out of 4 counts after deliberating less than 3 hours.  According to PennLive, District Attorney Tony Matulewicz said the charges were involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, and endangering the welfare of children, but acquitted her of third degree murder in the beating death of her daughter.  Delcamp’s boyfriend, 21 year old Jahrid Burgess, had been found guilty of third degree murder and was sentenced last January to 24-50 years in prison.  Delcamp’s sentencing will be scheduled in about 90 days.

POLICE SAY SPRING PHONE SCAMS ARE HAPPENING

State Police at Lamar are warning residents of springtime scams that have caused losses for community members this year already totaling over 13 thousand dollars.  According to the Record online, a 70 year old Beech Creek woman was defrauded by people posing as anti-virus computer technicians and forced her to pay over 12 thousand dollars in Bitcoin. In Bald Eagle Township, a Mill Hall woman attempted to purchase game consoles from a Twitter Account and paid over one thousand dollars without getting the merchandise.  These scams happened in April.  Police say residents should be wary of phone and online offers from strangers.

SPORTS

PIAA District 4 Varsity Baseball
Montgomery 19                    Sugar Valley Rural Charter 4
Central Columbia 1     Southern Columbia 0
Loyalsock 7                  Mount Carmel 1
Northwest 7                  Benton 3
Canton 9                       Towanda 5
Selinsgrove 9               Montoursville 2 

PIAA District 4 Varsity Softball

Muncy 4                       East Juniata 3

NBA
Bucks 110           Celtics 107 Milwaukee leads 3-2
Grizzlies 134      Warriors 95 Golden State leads the series 3-2
NBA Tonight
Heat and the 76ers play in Philadelphia at 7 PM on ESPN … Miami leads the series 3-2
Suns and Mavericks on at 9:30 … Phoenix leads 3-2


NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs
Rangers 5            Penguins 3 Pittsburgh up 3-2
Panthers 5           Capitals 3 Florida leads 3-2
Flames 3              Stars 1 Calgary up 3-2

NHL Tonight

Hurricanes and Bruins play @7 in Boston on TNT  Carolina Leeds three to
730, Maple Leafs and Lightning on TBS Toronto Leeds three to
9:30 PM on TNT Wild and Blues  play in St. Louis they lead 3-2
Oilers and Kings play in LA @10 on TBS LA leads 3-2


MLB
Pirates 5              Dodgers 3
Reds 14               Brewers 11
Yankees 5           Blue Jays 3
Phillies 4             Mariners 2
Nationals 8         Mets 3
Braves 5              Red Sox 3
Cardinals 10       Orioles 1
Guardians and White Sox were postponed due to COVID restrictions 

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