BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 2, 2022

SHOOTING SUSPECT HELD FOR COURT

More information is coming forward after a preliminary hearing for Shamier Gadson, the 16 year old involved in the shooting at Locust and Elmira Streets on August 19th in Williamsport.  According to the Sun Gazette, police say the victim in the robbery attempt was Jaqua Strickland, who narrowly escaped injury from Gadson’s initial bullet and then returned fire with a legally concealed firearm, injuring the suspect – who continued to fire his weapon – in the exchange at about 10pm that Monday night.  Gadson has been held for court on charges of attempted homicide, assault charges, reckless endangerment and more and is in Lycoming County Prison in lieu of 500 thousand dollars bail.

MAN CHARGED WITH SHOPLIFTING A FOURTH TIME

A Williamsport man has been charged with felony shoplifting after an incident at the Family Dollar on Memorial Avenue on August 21st.  According to the Sun Gazette, police say 52 year old Maurice Nathan Gilmore has had three previous shoplifting convictions.  This time, Gilmore fled the store with 48 dollars worth of merchandise.  He was arraigned in Lycoming County Court and is incarcerated in lieu of 15 thousand dollars bail.

PUBLIC HEARING ON TAP  FOR POLICE REGIONALIZATION TALKS

The effort continues to regionalize area police departments, and a public hearing will be held by Jersey Shore Borough Council to take the first step in building the Lycoming Regional Police Department with Porter Township and Old Lycoming Township.  According to a legal notice in the Sun Gazette, the hearing September 12th at 7pm will be at the borough building 232 Smith Street in Jersey Shore. According to township officials similar hearings are upcoming with Hepburn and Lycoming Townships in the continuing exploration process of regionalizing Old Lycoming Township Police and Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police. Legal notices will be filed for those public hearings as well.

LOCAL CHURCHES JOIN IN SEPTEMBER 11TH REMEMBRANCE RIDE

As the 21st Anniversary of the 9-11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride to Never Forget with the 9-11 Memorial coalition approaches with the theme “Let Freedom Roar, some area churches will be joining in the rolling memorial.  According to the Sun Gazette on September 11th when the thousands of motorcycles roar through Williamsport to honor the 3000 victims of the attacks on America, those connected with Trinity Episcopal and Christ Episcopal Churches will also be ringing bells along West Fourth Street.  The public is invited to a memorial service at 2pm Sunday the 11th at the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Co on Route 54 in Montgomery – kickstands up at 3pm.  Details at 911 memorial coalition dot org.

SCAM LETTER SAYS VOTING RECORDS ARE WRONG

There are some fraudulent letters being distributed throughout multiple counties that are telling residents that there are problems with their voter registration records and to send back a social security number to verify.  According to a statement from The Lycoming County Board of Elections applicants in the voting registration process are NOT required to provide a full Social Security Number or financial information in order to register to vote and to be vigilant not to reveal social security numbers birth date or ID numbers.   If you have concerns or questions contact Voter Services 570-327-2267 – online at lyco.org forward slash vote.

WATSONTOWN WOMAN JAILED FOR CHOKING MAN

A Watsontown woman is in jail after she allegedly choked and threatened to kill a man at a residence in the borough Tuesday.  According to police records, 40 year old Danielle Bricker was taken into custody for strangulation and terroristic threats after she fled the residence and police obtained an arrest warrant for her. She was found by Danville Police and is in Northumberland County Prison on 25 thousand dollars bail.  Her preliminary hearing is September 14th.

GAS PRICE INCREASE TAKES EFFECT

The cost of residential heating went up starting this month.  According to a press release from UGI Utilities, Energy prices in general, including natural gas, have continued to rise and as a result, the average residential heating customer’s bill will rise by 7.6% percent.  Customers who are locked into a fixed income should call UGI at 1-800-UGI-WARM to determine if they are eligible for one of a number of energy assistance programs.  UGI can also help customers who are eligible to apply for a federally-funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Go to UGI.com for details.

NEW HOOPS, BASKETBALL COURTS MAY SEE RENOVATIONS

Three Williamsport city parks will be revitalized with new basketball hoops, thanks to a check from the US Air Force that was presented to Mayor Derek Slaughter yesterday in Memorial Park.  According to the Sun Gazette, in addition to Memorial Park, Youngs Woods and Shaw Place parks will be upgraded with the almost 10 thousand dollar sponsorship money presented by Master Sergeant Leo Knight-Inglesby, the US Air Force and Space Force representative for Northeast PA.  The mayor also said that pending council approval the courts may be also be resurfaced soon.

SPORTS

PIAA D4
HS Football
Canton 53    North Penn – Mansfield 0


NCAA Football
Pitt  38                West Virginia 31
Penn State 35     Purdue 31

MLB
Nationals 7         A’s 5
Mets 5                 Dodgers 3
Orioles 3             Guardians 0
Red Sox 9           Rangers 8
Braves 3              Rockies 0


MLB Draft League
Williamsport Crosscutters 5  Trenton Thunder 1

With their win over the Thunder and the Spikes loss, the Williamsport Crosscutters clinched a berth to the first ever MLB Draft League Championship. That game will be played Tuesday, September 6th in Morgantown, West Virginia against the West Virginia Black Bears…

NASCAR
The Southern Cookout 500 at Darlington South Carolina is Sunday with pre-race coverage starting at 6pm on the Twin Valleys Talk Radio Network or WILQ’s HD3

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