BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 28, 2022

TWO PA AMBER ALERTS CANCELLED

Both Amber alerts that were active yesterday in Pennsylvania have been cancelled with all the children involved found safe.   Two toddlers who were seen being forced into a car in Dauphin County near Harrisburg earlier this week were located and no details have been reported about their alleged abductor.  According to authorities however, 6 year old Zoe Moss was taken from her school neighborhood near Downingtown Monday by her biological mother, Venessa Gutshall.  According to Penn Live, they were spotted numerous times near Wrightsville in York County and police recovered the child safely Thursday afternoon after responding to witness accounts. 

PA SUPREME COURT WILL CONSIDER BALLOT QUESTION

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has taken up the issue of counting ballots with a missing or incorrect date on the outer envelope, after briefs were filed by senior elections officials arguing the matter.  The filing was scheduled last week so that State and national Republican Party representatives could dispute the counting of incorrectly dated ballots, with Department of State officials under Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf also filing brief arguing that the requirement to count the date is an immaterial error or omission.  According to Fox News, the PA Supreme Court will rule soon without holding oral arguments on the matter.

GAS COMPANY TO START WORK IN DUBOISTOWN NEXT WEEK

Next Wednesday, Duboistown residents can expect a gas main replacement project to begin on Euclid Avenue between Clarendon Street and Spring Street.  PennDOT is reporting that a contractor for UGI will be working in the area with alternating lanes for traffic when active work is going on, and residents may see the intermittent work being done through this December during the day.  You can check conditions on major roadways in the Commonwealth at 511PA.com.

GENERAL ELK SEASON STARTS MONDAY

General elk season starts on Monday, and ends Saturday, Nov. 5 in Pennsylvania.  According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, General Elk season remains the biggest in th area in terms of participation, with more than half of available elk licenses being allocated.  This year, 101 of the 178 Pennsylvania elk licenses are valid next week. Of those, 31 hunters will be hunting antlered elk, or bulls, and 70 will be hunting antlerless elk, or cows.  Following completion of the general elk season, 48 hunters will participate in late season that runs from December 31 through January 7.

FEMALE INMATES RELOCATED FOR STAFFING SHORTAGE

Twelve female inmates from the Lycoming County Prison have been transferred away from the facility due to staffing shortages.  According to Penn Live, the move is a way to redistribute overtime hours within the prison system.  According to the Sun Gazette, the Lycoming County Commissioners upped the pay for starting correctional officers to 20 dollars an hour to improve retention; ten part-time positions were also approved by the commissioners to alleviate some mandatory overtime some officers face at some facilities.  Even if current hires happen, there is still time to wait to increase staffing due to the required training period. 

HANGAR TO BE CONSIDERED IN SELINSGROVE

A plan to  add a new hangar at the Penn Valley Airport in Selinsgrove will go up before the Monroe Township planning commission in November.  According to the Daily item, construction could start in the spring to meet demand that has the current facility full with a wait list for aircraft storage.  The cost of the project is estimated to be up to 400 thousand dollars with expenses offset with a 100 thousand dollar contribution from the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber.  

CLEAN SCHOOL BUS FUNDING FOR PA

Lycoming, Potter and Tioga Counties are benefitting from a recent US Environmental Protection Agency Clean School Bus Program rebate competition, and will be able to purchase clean school busses thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.  According to the Sun Gazette, the clean vehicles will be low- and zero-emission school buses that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save money for school districts and produce cleaner air.  US Senator Bob Casey of Scranton recently announced that eighty nine new busses will be purchased throughout the state with about 34 million dollars of the federal funds.

NORTHERN LEG OF CSVT PROJECT COMPLETE

PennDOT has announced the completion of the northern section of the CSVT project.  According to a statement from the agency, long-term lane restrictions are being lifted on Route 147 in Point Township, Northumberland County, but motorists can still expect some occasional short-term lane closures as the final details of the highway are completed. The southern  section of the CSVT is under construction currently and is expected to have that work continue through 2027.

SPORTS

PIAA District 4 HS Football Week 10

MONTOURSVILLE VS LOYALSOCK
(BYB GAME OF THE WEEK)
(BATTLE FOR THE BRIDGE)

TUNKHANNOCK VS WILLIAMSPORT

JERSEY SHORE VS CENTRAL MOUNTAIN

MUNCY VS HUGHESVILLE

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT vs NORTHWEST AREA

COLUMBIA-MONTOUR VO-TECH vs MONTGOMERY

MIDD-WEST vs SELINSGROVE

MILTON vs WARRIOR RUN

LEWISBURG vs MIFFLINBURG
(LITTLE BROWN JUG GAME)

BLOOMSBURG vs CENTRAL COLUMBIA

DANVILLE vs HUNTINGDON AREA

SOUTHERN COLUMBIA vs SHIKELLAMY

SHAMOKIN vs MOUNT CARMEL

TROY vs CANTON


PIAA Class A Girls Soccer Playoffs – Saturday, Oct 29
Southern Columbia vs Muncy @ Danville HS – 12pm
Northeast Bradford vs Wyalusing @Towanda HS 2pm
Meadowbrook Christian vs Benton @ Loyalsock HS 6pm
PIAA Class A Boys Soccer Playoffs – Saturday, Oct 29
Sullivan county vs South Williamsport @ Loyalsock HS noon
Benton vs Southern Columbia @ Loyalsock HS 4pm
Warrior Run vs Milton noon @Balls Mills Sports Complex 
Wellsboro vs Midd-West 2pm @Balls Mills Sports Complex
Lewisburg vs Central Columbia 4pm @Balls Mills Sports Complex 
Danville vs Loyalsock 6pm @Balls Mills Sports Complex
Jersey Shore vs Shikellamy @ Milton HS noon

NFL Thursday night Football
Ravens 27           Buccaneers 22

NFL Sunday

Denver vs. Jacksonville at 9:30 AM on ESPN+ from London
1:00 pm Sunday
Chicago is in Dallas – Fox
New England is in NY to play the Jets – Fox
Pittsburg Steelers play the Eagles – CBS
Sunday night football
Green Bay comes to Buffalo at 8:20 on NBC
Monday night football
Bengals play the Browns in Cleveland at 8:15 on ESPN
Chiefs and Chargers have a bye week

NHL
Bruins 5               Red Wings 1
Canadiens 3         Sabers 2
Wild 4                  Senators 2
Flyers 4                Panthers 3
Predator 6            Blues 2
Oilers 6                Blackhawks 5
Stars 2                  Capitals 0
Canucks 5            Kraken 4
Jets 6                    Kings 4
Sharks 4               Maple Leafs 3
NBA
Mavericks 129     Nets 125
Thunder 118        Clippers 110
Warriors 123        Heat 110
Grizzlies 125        Kings 110
MLB
118th World Series Friday 8:03pm
Philadelphia Phillies vs the Houston Astros @ Minute Maid Park in Houston

NCAA Football

Notre Dame is at Syracuse Noon on ABC
13th ranked Penn State hosts the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes this Saturday at noon on FOX

NASCAR

Xfinity 500 Martinsville VA Sunday

PreRace coverage 1pm/Green Flag 2pm on the Twin Valley’s Talk Radio Network or WILQ’s HD3

7 drivers will be searching for a chance to win a spot in the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Four in the final race of the Round of 8.  Joey Logano secured one of the four positions at Las Vegas. No playoff contenders won last week at Homestead-Miami, so three championship spots are available Sunday.

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