BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 1, 2022

BODY FOUND IN SUSQUEHANNA IDENTIFIED

Police from York County, PA say that boaters found an unresponsive man floating in the Susquehanna River and unsuccessfully attempted to resuscitate him before first responders arrived.  According to PennLive, the York County Coroner said the man was identified as 61-year-old Craig Sellers from Dauphin County.  He was found near the Goldsboro Marina and was pronounced dead Tuesday night around 7pm.  State police say there will be an autopsy conducted today to determine the cause of death. 

POLICE SEARCH FOR ROAD RAGE SUSPECT

Police are looking for a white male with a beard who drove his red Ford Escape into another car in what they are calling a road rage incident in Loyalsock Township.  According to state police, the person reporting the incident was being followed by the suspect at Northway Road and Sheridan Street on Sunday around 4pm, when they stepped out of their car.  The suspect then accelerated toward the victim who had to jump back into their car to avoid injury. Police recovered a piece of the suspect’s vehicle that had been left behind after he crashed into the driver’s side door of the victim. 

SUPREME COURT FREEZE COULD SLOW US SENATE RACE RECOUNT

In the midst of a recount for the race for the GOP nomination for US Senate in Pennsylvania between David McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz, the US Supreme Court blocked a 2021 ruling from the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals saying a missing handwritten date on the outside of the ballot envelope was immaterial. This block now freezes the matter until the High Court considers it. The PA Department of State has not yet advised counties on how to handle those ballots.  According to the Sun Gazette, mail-in ballots counted from 65 of the state’s 67 counties gives McCormick’s campaign somewhat of a closer edge, as he requests hand-recounts in some precincts.  The recount for the May 17th election is set to be complete June 8th.

FIRST FRIDAY WILLIAMSPORT

First Friday is coming in Williamsport this weekend.  The free evening featuring art and entertainment will be at the Pajama Factory encouraging the public to enjoy the courtyard and explore the history of the building that began as the Lycoming Rubber Company in the late 1800s.  The public is invited to meet artists and entreprenuers at the event as well as enjoy food, a cash bar and music at 1307 Park Avenue rain or shine from 6 til 9pm.

FAMILY ESCAPES BURNING HOME

There was a large fire accompanied by several explosions at a home in Piatt Township Monday night and the family who lived there escaped injury.  According to the Sun Gazette, Douglas Hopple and his wife, along with their pets, escaped from their home at 672 Cement Hollow Road, moments before a loud explosion added to the serious blaze.  The fire which witnesses say could be seen from the Reach Road interchange of 220 broke out before 7:30pm and firefighters had to struggle to get the fire under control for about an hour using shuttles for water in the remote location they also drained an above ground pool on the property.  The state fire marshal was unable to determine a cause of the fire since there was extensive damage done.

FATAL ACCIDENT AFTER MAN EXITS CAR IN MEDIAN

A man from Harrisburg was involved in a fatal accident on I-80 in Columbia County last weekend after he got out of his vehicle and was hit by multiple cars when he ran to the opposite side of the interstate.  According to Penn Live, Julio Perez and Andres Arce, got into a fight while driving along I-80 westbound in Mount Pleasant Township around 10:45pm Saturday when witnesses say Arce started driving at a fast rate of speed into the median and Perez exited the car. He was struck by multiple vehicles on the eastbound side of the road.  Arce has been charged with aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter and recklessly endangering a person and was taken to the Columbia County Jail.

AERIAL BLACK FLY SPRAYING TODAY

There will be aerial black fly spraying today on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and local streams including Chest, Sinnemahoning, Pine, Penns, and Middle Creek. This operation will begin near Clearfield this morning and will move down river, ending this  afternoon in Selinsgrove.  The spraying involves flights in Clearfield, Clinton, Lycoming, Snyder, Union, and Northumberland Counties. The substance dropped will be a bacterial larvicide, not a chemical.  The Bell 206 Long Ranger helicopter will fly low near tree top level and release the substance at various predetermined positions on the river.  Details at 570-327-3782 or email krbrown@pa.gov.

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION PROGRAMS AVAILABLE IN JUNE

Governor Wolf has announced in-person and virtual presentations intended for service providers, senior citizens, and the public to learn about potential fraud and scam programs and other financial tips to promote financial capability.  Some of Governor Wolf’s Consumer Financial Protection Initiative programs take place in Harrisburg or Philadelphia counties, but locally “Popular Scams and how to avoid them” will be held in Selinsgrove, June 23.  Virtually, programs focus on retirement planning, online June 14th and several other programs in June focus on cybersecurity, empowering women and vacation planning.    in partnership with the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania.     Find out more at PA.gov.

SPORTS

PIAA District 4 Varsity Boys Baseball Championships
Class AA

South Williamsport 10         Muncy 4
Class AAA
Central Columbia 8               Hughesville 0

PIAA Distict 4 Varsity Softball Championships
Class A

Montgomery 5                       Cowanesque Valley 1
Class AAA
Lewisburg 7                           Central Columbia 4
Class AAAA
Shamokin 5                           Jersey Shore 2

NHL
Avalanche 8 Oilers 6 in the West Finals Game 1
 
NHL Tonight – East Final Game 1
Tampa Bay is in New York to play the Rangers – 8 PM ESPN


 NBA finals start tomorrow, June 2 – Boston and Golden State 9 PM on ABC.

MLB  
Guardians 8        Royals 3
Giants 7               Phillies 4 in 11 innings
Yankees 9           Angels 1
Mariners 10        Orioles 0
Reds 2                 Red Sox 1
Mets 10               Nationals 0
Pirates 5              Dodgers 3

TENNIS
French Open
Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic (JOKE-a-Vitch), the top-seeded defending French Open champion, in a monumental quarterfinal victory  6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 in four sets, to move a step closer to what could be his 22nd major trophy.

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