BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 6, 2022

AVIS MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE

A man from New Jersey, who kept an Avis address, was involved in a high speed chase on a motorcycle Saturday with state police through parts of Clinton and Washington townships.  According to the Sun Gazette, 31 year old Bueno Munoz led police for 15 minutes at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour, later crashing on Route 44 near Elimsport.  Police say he tried to flee from the scene but was tased and taken into custody. Police found him with a loaded handgun but no permit to carry a concealed weapon.  Munoz was charged with felony fleeing, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and other traffic violations.  He was taken to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of bail. 

ILLEGAL WINDOW TINT LEADS TO DRUG CHARGES

Williamsport police pulled a Philadelphia man over along High and 3rd Streets in the City for a window tint violation and after smelling marijuana, carried out a search of the man’s vehicle, finding more drugs and a Springfield Armory XD40 firearm without a license.  According to North Central PA dot com, 20 year old Carlos Salinas-Davis was charged with third-degree felony firearm, drug charges as well as improper sun screening. He is being held on $20,000 bond at the Chester County Prison on a statewide warrant for the charges.

PA LAWMAKERS NOT PASSING THE BUDGET YET

Still no budget, or even much budget activity, as of yesterday in the Pennsylvania State Capitol.  According to the Sun Gazette, plans for the state legislature to return to session in Harrisburg have been up in the air, with the state House – controlled by majority Republicans – saying they will return this afternoon with public notices of a floor session to start tomorrow as well as Friday in the Capitol. The Senate said they may return to session today but details were forthcoming. Governor Wolf’s administration says the outcome looks good for a final budget product this week.

GAME COMMISSION HAS AN ONLINE TURKEY POPULATION SURVEY

The PA Game Commission wants input from residents for their Wild Turkey Sighting Survey this summer running now through August 31st.  Even though the app previously used is no longer available, turkey sightings can be reported online at pgcdatacollection.pa.gov/ Turkey Brood Survey and will collect data about the number of turkey’s in an area, the location, date and the survey taker’s information so if biologists have questions they can contact you. According to Game Commission turkey biologists, last year was an above average reproduction season after the 17-year Brood X cicada hatched; providing a food source for turkeys as well as new turkey poult predators. 

MAN WALKS OUT OF LOYALSOCK DETENTION CENTER

A 48 year old man from Williamsport is back in prison after walking out of a Loyalsock Township pre-release center on June 17 following his previous criminal conviction on June 10th.  According to the Sun Gazette, an affidavit from the office of District Judge Gary Whiteman says, Todd Aaron Hill has since been captured and arraigned on that felony escape charge, but also faced a sentence of 5 days to six months in prison in his previous case and a permanent county probation detainer for a theft conviction. Police have not released any information about Hill’s previous cases.

TWO SENIORS INJURED IN NATALIE ACCIDENT

An accident on State 54 near Natalie Mountain Sunday around 6pm, involved a car and a motorcycle, and caused injuries to both operators.  According to the Daily Item, the 71 year old man from Mt Carmel, who was on his motorcycle was more seriously injured when he struck a car driven by 74 year old RoseAnn Stewart who was driving westbound toward Natalie.  The man who allegedly caused the accident when he veered into the westbound lane of Route 54,  was transported to Marion Heights Baseball Field where he was stabilized before Geisinger Life Flight took him to the hospital.  No word on his or Stewart’s condition today.

NEW APPRAISER RECOMMENDED BY FINANCE COMMITTEE

Williamsport City Council has another appraisal firm willing to appraise the condemned Williamsport City Hall building and the city’s finance committee has given a positive recommendation for the work.  According to the Sun Gazette, Harrisburg based Don Paul Shearer Associates submitted a proposal to complete the work by September for five thousand dollars, five hundred dollars more than the previous proposal. City Hall was condemned last September after there was serious water damage done over the year from leaking pipes and cracks in the roof.

RIDE THE HISTORIC RAILROAD IN SUNBURY

Fans of the railroad have a chance to ride the historic Reading Line from Sunbury to Snydertown this weekend as part of Sunbury’s 250th Anniversary and Celebration Days on Saturday.  According to the Daily Item, tickets are available at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall or at Indie Made on Market Street for 10 dollars and fees or at sunbury250.org.  There will be rides Saturday at 10am, 12:30pm, 3 and 5:30 for the 90 minute trip departing from Raspberry Avenue in Sunbury.

SPORTS

MLB
Reds 1                 Mets 0
Pirates 5              Yankees 2
Orioles 10           Rangers 9
Phillies 11           Nationals 0
Tigers 11             Guardians 4
Rays 8                 Red Sox 4
Braves 7              Cardinals 1MLB Draft League
Williamsport Crosscutters 6           Trenton Thunder 2  (1-1)
Game 3 of 3 is tonight in Trenton, 1st pitch @7pm
Crosscutters come back to Muncy Bank Ballpark Friday to play the State College Spikes

Tennis
Two Americans have advanced to the Grand Slam Quarterfinals at Wimbledon today, Taylor Fritz and Amanda Anisimova. Anisimova will play 2019 Wimbledon Champion Simona Halep, and Fritz takes on Rafael Nadal, 22-time major champion and one of the greatest players in history.

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