BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS 29, 2022

FAMILY IN WATSONTOWN BEATING DEATH CASE HELD FOR COURT

Homicide charges were held for court against the couple from Watsontown and their nephew who witnesses say beat a man living in their home to death in March of 2020 and buried his remains in their yard. According to the Sun Gazette, 54 year old Thomas Huffman, his 46 year old wife Dorothy and their nephew Kayden Koser are all incarcerated without bail.  During the hearing in Northumberland County Court, witnesses who were living with the Huffmans at the time and afraid to tell police then, testified that the Huffmans and Koser beat Richard Leroy Jameson II to death and buried his body after the assault in court earlier this week.   

FATAL ACCIDENT NEAR HERNDON

Route 147 was closed yesterday morning for several hours after a fatal crash occurred after 7am just south of Herndon between the Sunoco and Toad Valley Road.  According to witnesses, a crew of first responders were heading to a vehicle accident scene in Lower Mahanoy Township and struck a person who was walking along the side of the road.  Originally a helicopter was called to the scene, but the call was cancelled.  No word on the condition of the victims in the car accident or the name of the person who was struck along the road. 

THREE ON MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP BOARD NOW

A third supervisor was appointed to the Mifflin Township Board last Tuesday, since according to township code, a replacement can be appointed without a public advertisement.  According to North Central PA dot com, Nicholas Seese was called to fill the vacancy from Doug Cohick’s resignation.  Seese now joins Supervisor Ty Sheddy, who is the chairman, and Supervisor Kevin Griffith, who is the vice-chairman.  Seese’s position will be on the November ballot.

WASD OPEN HOUSE TIMES ANNOUNCED

The times have been announced for the annual round of Williamsport area High School open houses in August so that parents can learn more about the schools’ various programs and meet their child’s teachers.  In the Williamsport Area Middle School, 7th and 8th graders will begin at 6 and 6:30 pm respectively for their event on August 23rd.  The Intermediate schools will have their open house on August 24th at 5:30 and the Primary schools will open their doors at 5:30 on August 25th.  The High School open house is at 7pm on August 25th, too.  Find more information at the school’s website under upcoming events at wasd.org.

MAN JAILED FOR NOT REGISTERING FOR MEGAN’S LAW

A man in Union County failed to fulfill his reporting requirements under Megan’s law and is now in the Union County Prison. According to North Central PA dot com, 52 year old Roger Lee Williams, has been on the Megan’s Law registry since 2002 when he was convicted of indecent assault.  Williams did not check in with state police who requested his housing verification last October.  Police say they searched in several communities and attempted to serve Williams the warrant from 2020.  Williams was located and taken into custody July 22nd in Union County for the felony charges is incarcerated under 10 thousand dollar monetary bail.

 CHANGES TO WILLIAMSPORT WATER AND SEWER BILLS

 The Williamsport Municipal Water Authority has notified customers that two billing system changes are coming starting August 1st.  According to a letter sent from the Authority, they will be transitioning from a quarterly billing cycle to a monthly billing cycle and customers may still see a final three month bill depending on the date of their last bill.   The second change is that all sanitary accounts will now be sent to a property owners according to the PA Municipal Authorities Act, that requires a property owner to be responsible for the account to expedite emergency situations more efficiently.  Details can be found at the Authority’s website www.wmwa-wsa.org.

GROUNDBREAKING FOR OLD CITY MIXED-USE BUILDING PROJECT

Williamsport officials along with the Pine Ridge Construction Management and River’s Edge Capital attended a groundbreaking earlier this week in the city to kick off the Old City Williamsport Development Project, a 20 million dollar renovation project that start with a mixed-use building near Basin and East Third Streets. According to the Sun Gazette, the Lycoming County Commissioners yesterday approved request for just over a million dollars in grant funds to support a new parking structure for the building at 255 East Third Street, which will include residential, retail, dining and commercial spaces. 

TROY FAIR ENDS SATURDAY

You can still enjoy the Troy Fair today and tomorrow with today being DAIRY DAY at the fair.  Tomorrow it’s Kid’s day with a Bicycle Giveaway and free Helmets for kids, starting at 10:30am!! The Sylvania Lions invite you to the Demolition Derby both nights in the Grandstands. And Saturday at noon the Troy Fair will hold their Junior Prince and Princess Contest – Near the Agsploration Station Gate 1 area for  all 7–12 boys and girls. Get details on entering at Troy fair dot com.

SPORTS

MLB
Orioles   3           Rays    0
Yankees 1           Royals  0
Phillies   8           Pirates  7
Blue Jays 5         Tigers  3
Red Sox  4          Guardians 2
Marlins  7           Reds    6

MLB Draft League
Williamsport Crosscutters and Trenton Thunder were rained out last night.

The Cutters will give it another try on the road tonight in Trenton. 7pm first pitch

Little League
2022 Pennsylvania State Little League Major Championships.
Thursday night winners bracket semifinal:

Keystone 5          Hollidaysburg 4

Keystone’s next game in Bradford is Saturday at 4pm vs Greencastle (near Chambersburg)

MLB NEWS – The Mets acquired outfielder Tyler Naquin and lefty relief pitcher Phillip Diehl from the Cincinnati Reds for multiple prospects. The Mets are sending pitcher Jose Acuna and infielder Hector Rodriguez in the deal, according to statements from both teams.  The Mets sit atop the National League East with a 61-37 record, three games ahead of the Atlanta Braves.

NFL
Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said star wide receiver DK Metcalf have agreed to a three-year, $72 million extension with $58.2 million guaranteed, according to USATOday. The deal includes a $30 million signing bonus, the highest ever for a receiver. 

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