BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 2, 2022

VICTIM PULLED FROM SUSQUEHANNA IDENTIFIED

There are still questions surrounding the alleged drowning death of a Danville man who was pulled from the West Branch of the Susquehanna River Saturday night.  According to the Sun Gazette, Lycoming County’s chief deputy coroner identified 39 year old, Tuffy Beachel as the victim who was found about 2 miles south of Muncy Borough. Authorities are asking anyone who spoke with Beachel or knew information about him from Saturday, should call the Coroner’s office (570-327-2305) or Pennsylvania State Police (570-368-5700).

LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP TEEN MOTHER AND CHILD MISSING

A sixteen year old from Loyalsock Township and her 8 month old baby are missing and State police are asking the public for information on their whereabouts.  State police in Montoursville say Aaliyah Diaz and her child, Nathaniel Ortega Jr reportedly ran away and were reported missing from her home around 10pm Sunday from Randall Circle in Williamsport and could be headed to Allentown. She was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and blue sweatpants, and the baby was wearing a green onsie and grey sweatpants.  If you have information call Montoursville State Police.

CONVICTED KILLER RE-SENTENCED

As a result of the Post-Conviction Relief Act , a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that gives inmates who committed murders as teenagers the opportunity to seek parole or a new sentence, a now-36 year old convicted killer was resentenced yesterday. According to North Central PA dot com, Brandon Brown was 15 years old when he kidnapped, raped and killed a 6-year-old neighbor, Jasmine Stoud, in Coal Township in 2001.  He was sentenced to life in prison at age 17.  Yesterday President Judge Charles Saylor convicted and resentenced Brown, as an adult, to a life sentence for first-degree homicide and a consecutive term of 17 to 70 years for rape and kidnapping.  He remains an inmate at SCI-Forest in Marienville, Forest County.

WILLIAMSPORT POOL OPENS AFTER A WEEKEND WAIT

Memorial Pool did reopen yesterday to the public after Mayor Derek Slaughter announced on a Facebook Live post, that tests of the water at the facility came back showing the water was safe for the public to swim.  According to the Sun Gazette, the Memorial pool and Splash Cove pool will be open daily through the rest of the season; noon til one for adult swimmers, then 1 to 7 for public use.

MULTIPLE INJURIES AFTER TWO-VEHICLE CRASH

Six people were sent to the hospital with one transported by life flight after a two vehicle crash near Mifflinburg  in Limestone Township Saturday night.  According to Milton State Police, more than half a dozen crews responded to the area of Mensch Road and Route 104 at about 9:40pm, where victims from both vehicles were trapped.  According to emergency communications in Union County, PennDOT closed Routes 405 and 104 until about 1am Sunday morning.  No word on the conditions of the crash victims today.

MARYLAND MAN WITH A WARRANT DETAINED IN UNION COUNTY

A man with an active warrant against him in Maryland was taken into custody July 21st by Stonington State Police for a domestic disturbance allegedly involving a knife.  According to Shamokin Police, David Raymond Trump gave a false name and resisted arrest when they first responded to a call from a witness who said Trump came after her with a knife before she and two young children hid from the man at a home on South Market street in Shamokin.  Police report Trump, who told them that he didn’t threaten the woman with a knife while standing in front of a wall of knives, was taken to state police barracks where he was positively identified  and held on 10 thousand dollars bail.

POLICE SEEK MAN ATTEMPTING TO LURE CHILDREN

Police are seeking a man who has tried to lure children into his vehicle in New Berlin.  According to State Police in Milton, a white man, driving a gray Volvo sedan, parked his car along the 500 block of Vine Street Friday, July 29th about 5:30pm and tried to make contact with children in the area and tried unsuccessfully to get them to get into the car.  Call PSP Milton at 570-524-2662 if you have any information about the suspect or Friday night’s incident.

LOCAL GROUP PLANNING TO HELP KENTUCKY FLOOD VICTIMS

In the wake of historic flooding in Eastern Kentucky last week, a group of residents from Clinton County have organized a trip to Hazard, KY, to leave on Sunday, August 7th and are gathering supplies and donations to share with the people affected by the flooding.  According to a Clinton County Firewire post on Facebook, they are accepting donations of travel funds, non-perishable food, household and cleaning supplies, and water today through Sunday the 7th at 3pm.  The Dunnstown Fire Company and the Clinton County Department of Emergency Services in Lock Haven are the locations to drop off supplies.  There are reports of up to 35 deaths from the historical flooding that brought up to 2 inches of rain per hour at the peak of the storms around Lexington.

SPORTS

MLB
Reds 3                 Marlins 1
Mets 7                 Nationals 3
Yankees 7           Mariners 2
Guardians 6        Diamondbacks 5
Red Sox 3           Astros 2
Oriole 7               Rangers 2
MLB Draft League Tonight
State College Spikes come to Williamsport at Muncy Bank ballpark for 6:35pm  1st pitch

2022 Pennsylvania Little League Major Championship Final
Holidaysburg 10 Greencastle 0
Holidaysburg now faces Northwest Washington, DC in the Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament, Sunday, August 7 in Bristol, CT at the Little League Leadership Training Center.MLB News
The  Yankees have acquired right-handed starter Frankie Montas and closer Lou Trivino in a deal with the A’s. Oakland is receiving left-handers Ken Waldichuk and J.P. Sears, right-hander Luis Medina and second baseman Cooper Bowman from New York. Waldichuk, 24, was the fifth-highest-ranked prospect in the Yankees’ farm system.
NFL News
The Dallas Cowboys will be without wide receiver, James Washington for 6-10 weeks because of a fractured right foot.  He is scheduled to undergo surgery today. Washington suffered the injury Monday in the first padded practice of training camp during seven-on-seven drills, when his foot got caught underneath Trevon Diggs, according to ESPN.

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