BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS NOVEMBER 22, 2022

WASD TEACHER ACQUITTED ON UNLAWFUL CONTACT CHARGES

A Williamsport Area geometry teacher was found not guilty last Friday on all charges of sexual misconduct with two former female students after jurors deliberated three hours.  According to the Sun Gazette, the lawyer for the defense said there was no evidence to support the allegations against 43 year old Christopher Yoder, and that the jury was to determine the truths of the case.  Yoder was acquitted of unlawful contact with a minor, criminal use of a communications device, endangering the welfare of children.  He faces an upcoming second trial on charges that include statutory and institutional sexual assault.

NO MORE EMERGENCY SURGERIES AT GEISINGER JERSEY SHORE

Geisinger Medical Center in Jersey Shore will no longer be performing emergency surgeries such as appendectomies once it was determined that there is lack of need since zero to four surgeries of that kind are performed there a month.  According to Penn Live, hospital administrators say those who require those surgeries will be stabilized and transported to Geisinger Muncy or another appropriate acute care hospital.  Elective surgeries will still be available in Jersey Shore and the new decision does not impact any staff at the Jersey Shore facility.

PA WOMAN ACCUSED OF STEALING LAPTOP FOUND GUILTY

The Harrisburg woman who federal prosecutors said stormed the Capitol on January 6th and stole Nancy Pelosi’s laptop with the intention of selling it to the Russians, was found guilty Monday, of six federal counts, including civil disorder.  According to  WGAL, the jury for Riley June Williams’ case was deadlocked on two other charges, including “aiding and abetting the theft” of the laptop and obstruction of an official proceeding. Williams was taken into custody after the proceeding and will be sentenced in February.

BEAR HUNTING NUMBERS DOWN FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Weekend bear hunting in the Commonwealth has yielded less so far than other years past in Pennsylvania, but 831 bears were brought in Satuday and Sunday, with the 4 day season continuing until sunset today.  According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, one thousand four hundred and fifty bear had been taken prior to November 19th.  Lycoming County is among the top bear-producing counties for this season at 114, topped only by Tioga with 139.  One bear taken in Lycoming County this year weighed 747 pounds.  An extended bear season will run Nov. 26 through Dec. 3 in most of the state.

ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT IN HUGHESVILLE STILL AT LARGE

Police are still seeking a suspect in an armed robbery that happened Friday in Hughesville.  According to the Sun Gazette, a man, who was caught on surveillance cameras entered the CITCO on Main Street in Hughesville and gave the cashier a note demanding money and showing a gun.  State police said the clerk put money into a bag the thief provided before fleeing the scene on foot north, toward Railroad street.  Police say the suspect was about 5’10”,  between 20 and 30 years old wearing a light colored sweatshirt with blue lettering down the sleeve.  If you have information on the robbery, call Pennsylvania State police. 

INVESTIGATION OPENED INTO MISSING AUTISTIC TEEN CASE

An investigation is continuing into the circumstances surrounding the missing autistic teenager who was found safe in Lock Haven on Friday night.  Police and community members searched yards and sheds for the boy who had gone missing without a shirt or shoes and had only a blanket for warmth.  According to the Record online, the 17 year-old, whose identity the police have not released, was reported missing Thursday, sparking a manhunt around the Lock Haven and authorities want to know more about what led to him going missing and exactly when he was safely found. 

PENN DOT WORKING ON I-180 TODAY

A Maintenance project may slow you down on I-180 westbound in Muncy Creek Township.  According to PennDOT,  a crew will be out today performing bridge deck patching beginning at around 9am.  The right lane is expected to be restricted at the Route 405 interchange – which is exit 13.  Drivers are asked to slow down in the work zone and be alert for flaggers.  If you need to know about travel delays or restrictions check out PennDOT’s 511pa.com 24/7.

FARM SHOW ADDS MARKETING AWARD COMPONENT FOR 2023

Pennsylvania’s direct farm businesses are invited to participate in a new competition at the farm show starting this year.  According to the PA Agriculture Secretary, businesses can enter new PA Farm Show Agriculture Marketing Contest by submitting a presentation of their websites, marketing brochures and social media.  Entry deadline to showcase your businesses’ part in the Commonwealth’s 132.5 billion dollar farming industry is December 1stYou can find information on the Farm Show website farmshow.pa.govunder Department 36, Agriculture marketing.

SPORTS

NFL Monday Night Football
49ers 38              Cardinals 10
Thanksgiving Day Football
Buffalo @ Detroit at 12:30 CBS
Giants @ Dallas at 4:30 FOX
New England @ Minnesota at 8:20 on NBC.
Eagles host Green Bay Sunday at 8:20 on NBC
Steelers play Monday the 28th in Indianapolis on ESPN

NHL

Devils 5               Oilers 2
(13th consecutive win for the Devils – ties the record)
Flames 5              Flyers 2
Bruins 5               Lightning 3
Islanders 3          Maple Leafs 2
Jets 4                   Hurricanes 3
Predators 4          Coyotes 3
Blues3                 Ducks1
Avalanche 3        Stars 2
Sharks 5              Senators1
Golden Knights 5 Canucks 4

NBA
Cavaliers 114     Hawks 102
Pacers 123          Magic 102
Bulls 121            Celtics 107
Bucks 119           Trailblazers 111
Timberwolves 105 Heat 101
Pelicans 128       Warriors 83
Knicks 129         Thunder 119
Clippers 121       Jazz 114


NCAA Football
Michigan State @Penn State Saturday – 4pm

NCAA NEWS
The Virginia -Virginia Tech game scheduled for Saturday has been canceled in the wake of the shooting earlier this month that left three Cavaliers players dead – bringing an end to the seasons for both teams. Virginia canceled its game last weekend against coastal Carolina in order to hold a memorial at John Paul Jones Arena.

Upcoming PIAA Football Quarterfinals

(involving District 4 teams)

Triple A

Wyomissing vs Danville

@Danville, Friday 7pm

Double A

Southern Columbia vs Bishop Guilfoyle

@Mansion Park, Altoona

Friday 7pm

Single A

Canton vs Northern Cambria

@Mansion Park, Altoona

Saturday 5pm

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