BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 27, 2022

DELCAMP GETS ONE MONTH CONTINUANCE

A one month continuance has been given to the Trevorton mother of 3 year-old Arabella Parker in the sentencing phase of her trial after she was found guilty of third degree murder of her daughter in September. According to the Daily Item, 26 year old Samantha Delcamp’s public defender has requested the continuance in order to look at transcripts from previous court hearings.  Northumberland District Attorney has not offered Delcamp any deals and faces a possible 60 years in jail for her role as accomplice in case.  Her then boyfriend, 21 year old Jahred Burgess was found guilty in November of third-degree murder for his role in causing the fatal injuries to the toddler and was sentenced to 24 to 50 years in state prison.

POLICE NAB KNOWN DRUG DEALER IN WILLIAMSPORT

A Williamsport man who already was facing drug charges from 2018, has had new charges brought against him in Lycoming County District Court.  According to the Sun Gazette, police say 22 year old Jahmere Johnson, who goes by the name of “Tooly”, allegedly sold cocaine and other drugs on June 8th and 16th along  7th and Memorial Avenues,  and on West 4th Street to a confidential informant.  Johnson was arraigned in front of District Judge Christian Frey and is incarcerated under 150 thousand dollars bail.

BOARD VOTES A TUITION INCREASE FOR PENN STATE STUDENTS

The tuition at Penn State campuses for in and out of state students has gone up after the Board of Trustees voted to approve that increase as well as a recommendation for a 2.5 percent general salary increase for most Penn State employees to help offset the impacts of inflation. According to North Central PA dot com, he University did exempt out-of-state undergraduate students with household incomes of $75,000 or less and who have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Lower enrollment after the pandemic, stagnant state funding, three prior years of tuition freezes, supported the decision for the increase.

PENNDOT OFFERS ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR PLACARD RENEWAL

PennDOT just announced this week that they will allow customers who need to renew their placards for Persons with Disabilities Parking have the option to do so online.  According to PennDOT’s Deputy Secretary for Driver and Vehicles Services Kurt Myers, the online initiative will cut down on wait times for customers and eliminate the mail-in process and subsequent processing of paperwork.  be able to update their address and request replacement identification credentials through this online service.  Myers says more than two million Pennsylvanian adults live with a disability.  If you want to apply for or renew a placard, go to www.dmv.pa.gov/VEHICLE-SERVICES.

MAN CONVICTED OF SEXUAL CRIMES SENTENCED

A Paxinos man who was convicted of sexual assault last October has been sentenced in Clinton County Court.  According to the Record Online, 34 year old  Nathan William Weaver, was found guilty by a jury of aggravated sexual and indecent assault and while awaiting sentencing, has been found by the PA Sexual Offenders Assessment Board to be a sexually violent predator.  District Attorney Dave Strouse asked the court for a 22 year state prison sentence, and the judge imposed that maximum.  Weaver is parole eligible after 9 and a half years.

WOMAN RAMS CAMPER WITH VEHICLE

A woman from Mifflinburg who rammed her vehicle into the side of a camper trailer is in the Northumberland County Jail.  Allegedly, according to State Police in Milton, 44 year old Angela Chappell intentionally drove her car into the home in West Buffalo Township last Monday.  Chappell also faces charges for resisting arrest, aggravated assault, harassment and recklessly endangering another person. She was arrested and sent to jail under 40 thousand dollars bail.

LOCAL CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFTS

The trend of catalytic converters being stolen nationwide, is happening in Lycoming County, too.  According to North Central PA dot com, automotive shops in Muncy and Williamsport have confirmed that there have been recent thefts of the auto part this month.  They say the National Insurance Crime Bureau reports the theft of catalytic converters has increased ten times in the last three years and in 2020 14 thousand were stolen across America.  Police say the reason for the theft is the rising cost of the metals used in auto parts and disruption in the supply chain. 

SELINSGROVE POOL WORKING TO HOPEFULLY OPEN

There will be a delay for the opening of the splash pad at the Selinsgrove pool due to a shortage in materials. According to the Daily Item, the material deliveries for the installation – purchased with funds from the Degenstein Foundation – was not adequate to finish the project.  New materials have arrived and the installation continues moving forward.  The state will have to complete an inspection of the facility before it can open and Selinsgrove area board members say they aren’t sure it will be ready before the pool closes August 14th.

SPORTS

MLB
Cubs 4                  Pirates 2
Marlins 2              Reds 1
Braves 6               Phillies 3
Orioles 5              Rays 3
Blue Jays 10         Cardinals 3
Guardians 8         Red Sox 3
Mets 6                  Yankees 3
Nationals 8           Dodgers 3
MLB Draft League

Williamsport Crosscutters 5 State College Spikes 1 -Cutters are 2-0
MLB Draft Tonight
The Crosscutters and Spikes coming to Williamsport tonight for game three of their series in Muncy Bank Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field.


Druw Jones, the second overall pick in this month’s MLB draft, injured his shoulder Monday during his first batting practice with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jones could miss the rest of the season if he requires surgery.  Jones agreed to terms with Arizona last week for a bonus of more than 8 million dollars.  Druw is the son of former Atlanta Braves great Andruw Jones and was the top player in the draft.

NFL
Veteran wide receiver Julio Jones has agreed to a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. According to ESPN, the seven-time Pro Bowler is hoping to rebound from a down season with the Tennessee Titans. The Titans released Jones in March. Tampa Bay also brought on veteran Kyle Rudolph last week, in the wake of Rob Gronkowski’s retirement.Little League
Clinton County’s Keystone faces DuBois tonight at 7:30pm in Game 4 of the Opening Round of the 2022 PA State Little League Major Championships.  District 10’s Bradford Regional hosts the Tournament this year at the Kessel Athletic Complex, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Campus – 300 Campus Drive in Bradford.
Keystone Juniors – DuBois executed a 7-6 win over the Keystone Juniors in last night’s opening round of the state Little League tournament game.  Keystone will try and bounce back tonight in the double-elimination tournament.

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