BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 27, 2022

DOMESTIC ARGUMENT ENDS IN INCARCERATION

Two men were involved in an altercation near a cabin in McHenry Township Saturday that led to one to being taken into custody after he fired a handgun at a truck occupied by the other.  According to the Sun Gazette, Tiadaghton Valley Regional police say Darin McCartan, who is from Berks County, was in a truck driven by his father and allegedly attacked him while they drove along Route 414 near Cammal to their cabin property.  McCartan then got out of the truck and fired gunshots in the air and in the direction of the truck which flattened a tire.  Police say they were informed of these incidents after the fact, but arrested McCartan later at an undisclosed location.  He was charged with aggravated and simple assault and is in Lycoming County Prison in lieu of 85 thousand dollars bail.

TWO LYCO PRISON INMATES HAVE DIED THIS MONTH

Two inmates have died at Lycoming County Prison this month.  According to the Sun Gazette, a news release from the Lycoming County Coroner’s Office reports 32 year old Wayne A Hunter III was taken to UPMC Williamsport after a suicide attempt and was pronounced dead September 21st.  The Lycoming County Commissioners immediately referred the incident to the district attorney’s office.  In another case, inmate 49 year old Joel Kendall was found dead in his cell September 5th.  Kendall’s cause of death is pending toxicology reports and other testing.

CONTRACTOR CHARGED FOR TAKING MONEY AND NOT WORKING

Another contractor is in trouble for taking the money for a job and not doing the work.  According to the Sun Gazette, 37 year old Tyler Baer of Centre Hall has been charged with misdemeanor theft and receiving stolen property after taking over 17 hundred dollars for a roofing project in Muncy and never completing the job.  Police say Baer has been sent a summons to appear before a district judge but the victim has not heard from him in ten months and there has been no attempt to return the money.

BLOOMSBURG FAIR THIS WEEK

The Bloomsburg Fair continues this week through Saturday October 1st.  Tonight on the Weis Markets Grandstand it’s Bullride Mania at 7 or there’s the fiddle contest at the band shell at 6:30. Take the one way or round trip Sky Ride down the main midway of the fair 9am til 10pm, and ride the Amusements of America from 11am til closing.  General Parking is $5 at 980 West Main Street. Come see Backyard Broadcasting on the midway at 2nd St and B Avenue –  Details at Bloomsburg fair dot com.

POLICE ARREST MAN WHO SHOT GUN INSIDE HIS HOUSE

A man from Shamokin Dam is facing felony firearms charges after he shot a handgun inside the first floor of his home and later in the basement on September 17th.  According to State Police, 29 year old Scott Nace initially denied firing a .357 magnum inside the home on Ninth Street, but later confessed and police say he was intoxicated from alcohol.  Nace was charged with three felony counts of discharging a firearm and risking a catastrophe plus other misdemeanors.  He was incarcerated in lieu of 50 thousand dollars bail.

MAN BRANDISHES PROP GUN, FACES CHARGES

Jersey Shore man who pointed a prop gun at a group of people along Railroad St Sunday night has been arrested.  According to the Sun Gazette, police said 23 year old Andrew MacGill had agreed to meet and fight two people, but when there were six people at the location, MacGill allegedly drove past them showing a firearm and left the scene, according to witnesses.  Tiadaghton Valley Region Police obtained a search warrant and found the prop gun from MacGill’s attic.  They took him into custody on charges of terroristic threats and simple assault in lieu of 25 thousand dollars bail.

PA VETERAN’S MONUMENT TO BE REPAIRED AND CLEANED

Potential plans to visit the Pennsylvania Veteran’s Memorial this Veteran’s Day or D-Day could be put on hold since there’s been an announcement that the monument at Fort Indiantown Gap in Annville will be closed 9 months for cleaning beginning October 7th.  According to the Department of Military and Veteran’s Affairs, the closure will address much needed structural repairs that have come about due to long term exposure to the elements.  The memorial dedicated in 2001 and honors the more than one million men and women who have died in service to our country since World War II.  Tax-deductible donations to the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial Trust Fund can be made online at www.donate.dmva.pa.gov   

PUMPKIN KING LIVES IN WESTMORELAND COUNTY

A man from near Pittsburgh has been crowned the 2022 pumpkin king after winning the record for the heaviest pumpkin at an annual festival in Barnesville, Ohio. According to CBS the pumpkin weighed two thousand four hundred and five pounds, and took Erik Gunstrom from Westmoreland County thirty hours a week to nurture into the winning squash.  The heaviest pumpkin ever grown came from Italy and weighed 2,702 pounds.  Barnesville began holding the competition for the heaviest pumpkin in 1964.

SPORTS

PIAA District 4
Boys Soccer
Lewisburg 10                 Central Mountain 0
Shikellamy 6                  Shamokin 0
Montgomery 2               Meadowbrook Christian 1
Hughesville 1                 Mifflinburg 1
Milton 3                         Danville 2
Girls Soccer
South Williamsport 10 Montgomery 0
Montoursville 5             Towanda 0
Danville 3                      Central Mountain 2
Nativity BVM 3             Shamokin 2
Volleyball
Loyalsock 3                   S. Williamsport 2
Galeton 3                       Northern Potter 0
Millersburg 3                 Shamokin 2
Coudersport  3              Wellsboro 0

NFL
Cowboys 23 Giants 16
NFL Thursday
Dolphins come to Ohio play the Bengals 8:15 on Prime Video

NFL this weekend CBS Sunday – Steelers face the Jets at home  and Bills are in Baltimore… No change so far in the Chiefs and Buccaneers game this Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, but with Hurricane Ian intensifying, the Tampa Bay region was placed under hurricane warning last night.  The Bucs will leave today to practice at the Miami Dolphins complex through the end of Week 4.

MLB
Pirates 8              Reds 3
Braves 8              Nationals 0
Blue Jays 3         Yankees 2
Orioles 14           Red Sox 8

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