BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 31, 2023

SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENT YIELDS NO INJURIES

East and west bound I-180 dealt with lane closures after a Muncy School District bus and a Chevy Malibu were involved in an accident yesterday afternoon around 2:40pm.  There were less than a dozen students on the bus, and each one was evaluated at the scene by emergency personnel and each released to their parents who picked them up at the accident scene, no serious injuries were reported.  The driver of the Chevy was taken to UPMC Williamsport with moderate injuries.  Westbound traffic went down to one lane and eastbound traffic was rerouted as they cleaned up mud and debris from where the bus landed in the median following the crash.  All lanes of I-180 were re-opened by 4pm.

MORE CHARGES FOR COUPLE WHO STOLE DECORATIONS

The couple who were charged with stealing blow mold Christmas decorations are facing more charges after they were originally implicated in decoration thefts at other properties in the city last November.  According to the Sun Gazette, 34 year old Christopher Fraunfelter and 40 year old Lane Sarcinella of South Williamsport were charged with another misdemeanor after police say they had decorations from another home on Grant Street that were also recovered during the investigation.  Fraunfelter and Sarcinella were arraigned and released on bail.

FATHER OF MURDER SUSPECT TO FACE TRIAL

The father of a murder suspect in Sunbury who was arrested for shooting and killing 30-year-old Kareem Jakes in a Sunbury convenience store, will face trial in May for hindering the investigation.  According to the Daily Item Ajani Munsh Uche Uhuru  tried to conceal a vehicle his son had used after he fled the shooting at the Penn Jersey Mart last spring.  Northumberland County President Judge Paige Rosini set a trial for the elder Uhuru May 19th.  The younger Uhuru who is jailed without bail, was in court last week and is awaiting a decision about whether there is enough evidence to proceed with the homicide charges.

NO ICE FOR THE TOBOGGAN SLIDE AGAIN THIS YEAR

The Eagles Mere toboggan slide has officially been canceled due to warm temperatures and lack of ice. An announcement on the event media page, eaglesmeretobogganslide.com, was posted Sunday.  According to Penn Live, the last time the race was run was in 2014, with COVID shutting the race down in 2021 and 2022 – but even with the pandemic, officials say the ice wasn’t thick enough to operate the slide.  The event is traditionally a fundraiser for the local fire companies in the region.

CRASH ON 220 IN FRONT OF HENRY’S BBQ

There was an accident in the northbound lanes of Route 220 yesterday in front of Henry’s BBQ just before 6pm.  According to the Sun Gazette, it was a two car accident and three people were injured in the wreck, each of which was taken by ambulance to UPMC Williamsport, their cars suffered minor damage.  According to Woodward Township Fire officials both lanes of 220 north were shut down for about 30 minutes, with one lane reopening around 6:30pm.

POTTER COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH STRANGLING A CHILD

A man from Port Allegheny who police say strangled a child and intimidated witnesses about it last August, has been arrested.  According to North Central PA dot com, while driving along Route 6 near Creek Side Lane witnesses say Darren Connelly allegedly grabbed a child by the throat and pushed his face into the car  seat, smothering him.  During an interview with police, Connelly’s wife she told officers that she was intimidated by her husband to not speak the truth about witnessing the strangulation.  Connelly was charged with first-degree aggravated assault, strangulation, endangering the welfare of children, witness intimidation and other charges.  He is in the Potter County prison on 25 thousand dollars bail.

LANE RESTRTICTIONS IN MILTON TODAY

PennDOT will have a lane restriction in place in Milton today. According to a press release, a PennDOT crew will be inspecting the bridges that span the west branch of the Susquehanna River on Route 642. Motorists can expect alternating lane closures with flagging where work is being performed. Work will be done between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., weather permitting.

MANDELA’S GRANDSON TO SPEAK IN BLOOMSBURG

Nelson Mandela’s grandson will be the guest speaker at Commonwealth University-Bloomsburg’s 30th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative program next month.  Ndaba Mandela is the co-founder and chairman of the Africa Rising Foundation aiming to publicize a positive image of Africato to the world at large.  With his tour, Mandela hopes to show the world that his grandfather’s voice and message of freedom still ring true.  The program is sponsored by Bloomsburg’s Multicultural Center and will be at 6 p.m. in Carver Hall’s Gross Auditorium on Monday, February 6th.

SPORTS

PIAA District 4
Boys Basketball

Montgomery 63                                Williamson 35
Lewisburg 73                                    Southern Columbia 68 (OT)
Northumberland Christian 61           Benton 31
Selinsgrove 65                                  Berwick 56

Girls Basketball
Sayre 27                                  North Penn-Mansfield 25
St. John Neumann 56              Midd-West 24
Mifflinburg 37                         Milton 25
Bloomsburg 67                        Northeast Bradford 51
Bucktail 42                              Juniata Christian 29
Jersey Shore 58                       Towanda 43
Williamsport 44                      Montoursville 22
Mifflin County 69                             Selinsgrove 29


NBA

Magic 119           76ers 109
Nets 121              Lakers 104
Kings 118           Timberwolves 111  
Warriors 128      Thunder 120
Wizards 127       Spurs 106
Mavericks 111   Pistons 105
Suns 114             Raptors 106
Trailblazers 129 Hawks 125
NHL
Jets 4          Blues 2
NCAA Men’s Basketball
Virginia 67         Syracuse 62
Texas 76             Baylor 71
Texas Tech 80    Iowa State 77

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 30, 2023

BARN FIRE IN HEPBURN TOWNSHIP

Fifty cattle were rescued from a four alarm barn fire by a regional patrolman who came upon the blaze Friday morning around 2:45 am.  According to the Sun Gazette, the large barn at 2525 Route 973 East in Hepburn Township contained hay and farm machinery and was completely destroyed. The fire was under control by 4:30am, with volunteers dousing hotspots throughout the day Saturday.  Property owner Kenneth Snyder also owns two properties nearby on Rose Valley Road where there were two barn fires eight days apart this past October and fires remain under investigation.

JUDGE VOTES AGAIN IN FAVOR OF LYCO CONTROLLER

Returning the control of the financial functions of Lycoming County to Lycoming County Controller Krista Rogers, not to the Lycoming County Commissioners, was the ruling handed down by visiting Potter County Senior Judge John B. Leete. As reported by PennLive, the commissioners are divided on their decision of whether to appeal. The dispute of responsibility for the general ledger, accounts payable and payroll has been an issue for over a year and this has been the third occurrence where Leete has ruled in the favor of Rogers.

WILLIAMSPORT POLICE GET GRANT FOR CRIME FIGHTING PROGRAMS

The City of Williamsport’s Bureau of Police was awarded $1.5 million from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency for programs designed to improve community safety and support local law enforcement. The program offers resources to address information technology, equipment, training, and recruitment and retention needs. The Bureau can now establish a Community Relations and Recruitment Specialist position to assist with public relations, diversity and recruitment efforts. The requested improvements will be implemented throughout 2023 and 2024.

FORMER PA REPRESENTATIVE DIES

Former Representative Garth Everett who served the 84th district passed away Saturday from unknown causes.  It was his 69th birthday.  According to North Central PA dot com, there was no cause of death listed for Everett, who was a seven-term state representative, and chose not to seek reelection in 2020.  Everett was an Air Force veteran, born in Montoursville and graduated from the High School there in 1972.  Everett was a graduate of the Pennsylvania University Dickenson School of Law.

POLICE INVESTIGATE DEATH OF 22 YEAR OLD WOMAN

Toxicology tests are pending over in the death of an unidentified 22-year-old woman who was found in her home around 9:30 a.m. January 15 on Summit Road in Washington Township, Snyder County. The state police are continuing the investigation and say details will be released as they become available.  There is no reason to believe the public is in danger related to the death of the Washington Township woman according to Selinsgrove State Police.

JURY SELECTION FOR WIFE WHO POISONED, DEFRAUDED HUSBAND

Jury selection is set to begin  today in Lewisburg for the case of accused murderer Myrtle Miller. Miller is the 77-year-old woman who allegedly poisoned and defrauded her 77 year old husband John Nichols in 2018. Police say in addition to fatally overdosing Nichols with her own prescription medication, she is also accused of stealing over $87,000 from his bank accounts and opening two loans against his life insurance. The trial is scheduled to begin an April 18th in Union County Court.

TOOL THEFT IN LINDEN

There was a theft of power tools from a workshop in Linden and State police in Montoursville are investigating.  According to North Central PA dot com, a burglary occurred between 5:30pm January 5th and 3pm on Janaury 6th at a property in Limestone Township along Little League Road. Police say the door was damaged when it was forced open and a power drill, chainsaw, socket set, skill saw, and 20 volt batteries collectively worth about14 hundred dollars were all reported missing.  If you have information call Pennsylvania state police 570-368-5700 (incident number PA23-26061).

ICE SCULPTING AT WINTER FEST NEXT MONTH IN WELLSBORO

There will be professional ice sculpting featured during a winter celebration in downtown Wellsboro in Tioga County on Saturday February 11th.  According to the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce, ice sculptors will be working outside of four Main Street businesses between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Spectators are invited to watch the artist create the carvings.  There will be an introduction to cross country skiing for youth in the green at noon with tubing races at 2pm.  there will be music with Velveeta, the Penn State party band, and other events.  Find out more at wellsboropa dot com.  

SPORTS

NFL
NFC Championship
Eagles 31            49ers 7
AFC Championship
Chiefs 23            Bengals 20
That sets up the big game between the Chiefs and the Eagles…..
Super Bowl 57 is in Glendale Arizona 6:30pm on Sunday, February 12.

NBA
Hornets 122                 Heat 117
Grizzlies 112                Pacers 100
Cavaliers 122               Clippers 99
Bucks 135                    Pelicans 110

NHL
Hurricanes 4       Bruins 1
Maple Leafs 5     Capitals 1

NCAA Men’s College Basketball
Purdue 77           Michigan State 61
Providence 70    Villanova 65

Tennis
Novak Djokovic has claimed his 10th Australian Open championship and 22nd Grand Slam title overall by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas Sunday.

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANURY 27, 2023

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT THREATNED MILTON SCHOOL

The Milton Area school will be in session today with an increased police presence after administrators and police identified the student responsible for social media threats to the school yesterday, forcing a closure.  According to a statement by Superintendent Dr. John Bickhart, through the Safe2Say Something tipline and a police investigation, they found the Milton Area middle school student who created a fake social media account of another student to carry out the threats.  At this time there is no threat to the school students or staff, with the student in police custody to face juvenile charges.  Milton Area students will have access to full counseling services that will be available at the school.

WILLIAMSPORT MAN IN CUSTODY OVER POINTING A GUN AT TWO PEOPLE

The man who denied pointing a gun at two people in a car at the Sheetz on North Route 220 on the evening of January 5th, has been jailed after police saw surveillance footage of the incident.  According to North Central PA dot com, 24 year old Ashton Streck and his brother were in Streck’s car the night the accusers told police they were threatened at the store. Streck went to State police barracks the evening of the incident denying being in possession of the gun, but police had authority to search for and seize a Glock 9 mm handgun from him.  He was charged with two counts each of first-degree misdemeanor terroristic threats, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person.  Streck’s preliminary hearing is February 8th.

TEEN DRIVER HITS SELINSGROVE BUILDING

A teen driver with a permit who was driving with her mother as a passenger, crashed into a business in Selinsgrove Tuesday night after losing control of the car.  According to the Daily Item, police say the unidentified girl was insured and not cited for the accident that shattered the glass front of the Edward Jones Financial building on North Market Street.  Damage estimates are at about 75 thousand dollars.

PA WILDS PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE

PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship and Leave no Trace is developing a PA Wilds Leave No Trace Initiative for members of the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania network, which currently includes more than 475 businesses, nonprofits and communities.  The partnership focuses on encouraging stewardship principles safely with fewer environmental impacts.  PA Wilds Leave No Trace Partners gain access to free branding tools and educational resources. Join the Wilds Cooperative of PA for free and learn more at www.WildsCoPA.org/join

ROAD RAGE INCIDENT HAS LINDEN MAN FACING CHARGES

A Linden man was released on 25 thousand dollars bail after a road rage incident in which he allegedly struck another man with his car while leaving a parking lot along Maynard street Wednesday morning.  According to the Sun Gazette, police say 47 year old Christian Mundell was charged with a felony count of aggravated assault after claiming his victim, Chad Cashwell was following him in another car. The incident escalated  to a parking lot where Cashwell was out of his car taking pictures before he was hit by Mundell as he left the area. No word on Cashwell’s injuries today.

POLICE CHASE, APPREHEND SHOPLIFTER IN ANOTHER STORE

A Selinsgrove man was chased by police on foot through several stores Tuesday after being caught shoplifting.  According to North Central PA dot com, 29 year old Corey White was caught allegedly taking items from Ulta Beauty store  and when State police arrived, he fled, running toward the Giant grocery store in the Monroe Marketplace shopping center.  Police apprehended White in the store, recovering the stolen items and charging him with retail theft and flight to avoid apprehension.

ABANDONED WILLIAMSPORT HOUSE TO BE RAZED

An abandoned house owned by Penn College that city officials say is structurally unsound, will be razed.  According to the Sun Gazette, City Council gave permission for the property at 917-919 Second Street to be torn down in anticipation for the area to be utilized near a new gateway entrance into the western area of the city of Williamsport, also known as an area with advanced traffic signals that allow vehicles – including ambulances – to move quickly through lighted intersections from I-180 to UPMC Williamsport.  Crews are preparing for development nearby with a demolition scheduled for the foundry along Maynard Street as well.

CASINO COMING TO CENTRE COUNTY

The former Macy’s department store in College Township, Centre County will be the home of a new casino soon.  According to North Central PA dot com, The PA Gaming Board awarded a Category 4 slot machine license to SC Gaming OpCo, LLC, in a process started by Ira Lubert.  A Category 4 Slot Machine License permits the entity to operate between 300 and 750 slot machines which are reportedly to be operated by Bally’s Corporation.  Also planned are 30 table games, retail facility sports wagering, an entertainment stage, and quick-serve food and beverage outlets. There’s no official target date for opening.

SPORTS

PIAA District 4
Boys Basketball
North Penn-Mansfield 60       Towanda 34
Mount Carmel 61                    Tamaqua 55
Wellsboro 56                           Athens 36
Williamsport 80                       Tyrone 61
Canton 53                               Northeast Bradford 49
Troy 69                                    Wyalusing 51
Bucktail 45                              Millville 36
North Penn-Liberty 57            Cowanesque Valley 41

Girls Basketball
Loyalsock 60               Warrior Run 32
Shamokin 47               Mifflinburg 28
Montoursville 50         Midd-West 17
Minersville 69             Lourdes Regional 48
Bishop McDevitt 54   Williamsport 27


NBA
Knicks 120         Celtics 117
Pistons 130         Nets 122
Hornets 111        Bulls 96
Cavaliers 113     Rockets 95
Mavericks 99      Suns 95
Clippers 138       Spurs 100


NHL
Capitals 3            Penguins 2
Wild 3                 Flyers 2
Red Wings 4       Canadiens 3
Lightning 3         Bruins 2
Predators 6          Devils 4
Sabres 3              Jets 2
Coyotes 5            Blues 0
Blackhawks 5     Flames 1
Ducks 5               Avalanche 3

NCAA Men’s Basketball
Purdue 75                     Michigan 70
Arizona 63                    Washington State 58
USC 77                         UCLA 64
Florida Atlantic 85      Middle Tennessee 67

NFL

NFC & AFC Championships Sunday, January 29
49ers vs Eagles 3pm on FOX
Bengals vs Chiefs 6:30pm on CBS

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 26, 2023

FORMER SHOP-VAC EMPLOYEE FILES SUIT IN FEDERAL COURT

A former Shop-Vac employee who was affected by the shut-down in September 2020 has now asked for class action lawsuit certification against the Williamsport Company in federal court on behalf of her and 400 employees who were also terminated.  According to Penn Live, Candice Gair filed a complaint in 2021 saying Shop-Vac violated the WARN Act when they shut down the company in September of 2021 without a mandatory 60 day notice.  Gair also filed an amendment to the complaint adding Great Star as a defendant as the company who purchased Shop-Vac’s assets and continues its operations.  Great Star says in court documents that they were a faltering company and are not required to follow the WARN Act. The suit is seeking unpaid wages, benefits, vacation and pension contributions.

WATER TESTING FOR FOREVER CHEMICALS TO START IN 2024

Water in Pennsylvania will be regulated next year for a maximum limit of two certain chemicals found in about of the quarter of drinking water in the state. According to North Central PA dot com, the Bay Journal reports, that Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board have flagged the two contaminants PFOA’s and PFOS’s, known by some as “forever chemicals” for their link to decreased fertility, developmental delays for children and reduced immunity.  The levels will now require monitoring after January 1, 2024 in water systems serving more than 350 people.  Smaller systems have until January of 2025 to monitor for the chemicals.  There is legislation in the PA Senate to reduce the use of firefighting foams that contain PFASs.

NEW POLLING PLACE IN LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP

Lycoming County Voter Services has announced a new polling place in Loyalsock Township for the next two elections in the cycle of 2023.  According to the Sun Gazette, the voters in Loyalsock Township’s 7th precinct who would normally vote at Greenview Alliance Church on Warrensville Road will vote at Saint Ann Roman Catholic Church on Northway Road on May 16th and November 7th this year.  If you have questions about the change email voterservices@lyco.org.

LEAD IN AMMO, SINKERS, A THREAT TO WILDLIFE

A bald eagle found injured in Mifflinburg and brought under the care of Centre Wildlife Care, died last week from lead poisoning after coming in contact with or eating roadkill meat that was contaminated with lead shotgun pellets or sinkers from fishing.  According to North Central PA dot com, experts at the rehab center say many birds and other wildlife can suffer from lead poisoning and say just one lead pellet in a bird can be deadly.  They ask that outdoorsmen consider the impact their ammo choices have on the environment and suggest using the lead ammo you may have on hand for targets and use non-lead ammo for hunting.  Go to centrewildlife.org for more information.

POLICE INVESTIGATING HUMMELS WHARF CAR BREAK-INS

State police in Selinsgrove are investigating after there were reports of thefts from vehicles that were parked at a Hummels Wharf restaurant.  According to police reports, during business hours windows were broken of locked cars and items were taken from the vehicle.  Witnesses say they saw three men fleeing the scene in a dark blue Toyota Highlander.  Troopers said they recovered items that had been stolen strewn along Routes 11-15 north. If you have information about the theft, contact State Police in Selinsgrove.

RECOUNT COST LESS THAN ANTICIPATED

The cost of the hand recount of the November 2020 ballots undertaken by the Lycoming County Voter Services after it was requested by citizens concerned about fraud, turned out to be much less than originally thought.  According to the Sun Gazette, County Commissioners Scott Metzger said the cost of the recount came in at 11 thousand 452 dollars and 97 cents which is about 10 cents from each resident in the county.  Metzger also praised the Director of Voter Services, Forest Lehman for managing the work who said the process did not uncover any fraud or rogue uncounted ballots.  Local lawyer Karen DiSalvo said during the public comment period at the Board of Elections meeting that they will next target alleged fraud in military and overseas ballots.

NEW CHIEF OF POLICE IN LOCK HAVEN

There is a new police chief in Lock Haven.  According to the Daily Item Chief Matthew Rickard was officially sworn in Monday night by Mayor Joel Long.  Rickard had been serving as Assistant police chief since September, and took over after Kristin Smith retired from the department in December.  Rickard is former marine and a Lock Haven High School and Indiana University graduate, who started his career in Woodward Township, then moved to Centre County and finally came to Lock Haven in 2020.

RIVER OF THE YEAR AWARDED TO LOCAL WATERWAY

The North Branch of the Susquehanna was named the state’s 2023 River of the Year by a public vote.   The river that flows from the New York state line to Sunbury near Shikellamy State Park touches eight Pennsylvania counties.  According to DCNR 11,438 votes were cast, with Susquehanna River North Branch receiving the most votes 4,098; followed by the Perkiomen Creek 3,110; Conestoga River 2,490; and Schuylkill River 1,740. Endless Mountains Heritage Region who nominated the river, will receive a $10,000 Leadership Grant for 2023 River of the Year activities.

SPORTS

NBA
76ers 137                      Nets 133
Magic 126                     Pacers 120
Wizards 108                 Rockets 103
Bucks 107                     Nuggets 99
Timberwolves 111      Pelicans 102  
Hawks 137                   Thunder 132
Warriors 122                Grizzlies 120
Trailblazers 134           Jazz 124
Raptors 113                  Kings 95
Lakers 113                    Spurs 104

NHL
Senators 2           Islanders 1
Maple Leafs 3     Rangers 2  
Hurricanes 3       Stars 2
Blue Jackets 3     Oilers 2
Kraken 6             Canucks 1

NCAA Men’s Basketball
Alabama 66        Mississippi State 63
Houston 82         UCF 71
Tennessee 70      Georgia 41
Xavier 82            UConn 79
Texas A&M 79 Auburn 63
Providence 79    Butler 58

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 25, 2023

PENNDOT SETS TIER ONE RESTRICTIONS AHEAD OF SNOW

PennDOT has issued vehicle restrictions as we head into the winter storm today which is forecast to bring several inches of snow with a winter weather advisory until about 7pm tonight. There will be Tier 1 restrictions early this morning for I-80 from I-79 to I-180, parts of the Turnpike and all of I-99.  At noon the restrictions spread to I-80 from i-180 to New Jersey, I-81 from the turnpike to the NY border, and the Northeast extension.  Tier one means no Tractors without trailers or lightly loaded trailers, RVs and passenger cars towing trailers.  Watch 511PA dot com for all PennDOT road closures and accident updates.

COUPLE CRASHED SUV INTO BUSINESS WHILE ARGUING

A local woman and her boyfriend crashed their vehicle into a business yesterday after police say they were fighting while driving in Williamsport.  According to the Sun Gazette, 45 year old Heather James of Williamsport was driving the SUV when her passenger 57 year old Nicholas Cardenis allegedly jerked the wheel causing James to lose control of the car, crashing into the outside brick wall of 2310 Apparel along the 3000 block of Lycoming Creek Road. Both James and Cardenis were transported by ambulance to UPMC Williamsport.  Old Lycoming Township Police said the crash knocked the rear of the building off  it’s’ foundation, which will require repairs and an inspection before the store can operate again.

LOYALSOCK MAN FACING CHILD PORN CHARGES

A Loyalsock Township man has been arraigned and is now scheduled to appear in Lycoming County Court January 30th for a preliminary hearing after he was accused of exchanging drugs for nude photographs and videos of a minor.  According to the Sun Gazette, the juvenile came forward to police about 59 year old Randy Scott Baker, who she accused of exploiting her over a year to get 38 photos and a video and giving her marijuana, marijuana vape pens, and money.  Police say Baker has now been charged with up to 100 counts each of second-degree felonies of a depiction of a child and and third-degree felony child pornography.  He was released on 75 thousand dollars unsecured bail.

UNCOLLECTED REAL ESTATE TAXES TO GO TO COLLECTION

Over 938 thousand dollars of unpaid 2022 real estate taxes have been turned in to the Lycoming County Tax Claim Bureau.  According to the Sun Gazette, the city treasurer, Kevin Mackey has attempted to collect the taxes but asked for city council to approve the list of uncollected taxes to be handed over for collection. 

POLICE INVESTIGATING MONDAY’S RURAL AVENUE SHOOTING

Williamsport Police are not releasing any information about a shooting that occurred earlier this week along the 500 block of Rural avenue.  According to the  Sun Gazette, officers say they went to the scene of the shooting Monday night just before 9:30, where a home was struck but there were no reports of any injuries.  Williamsport police are investigating the incident and are asking that if anyone has any information nabout details related to the shooting, to call 327-7548.

MAN ACCUSED OF POINTING GUN AT TWO PEOPLE

A Williamsport man has been accused of pointing a handgun at two people in a vehicle January 5th in Woodward Township.  According to the Sun Gazette, 24 year old Ashton Robert Streck allegedly gestured and then pointed a gun toward the victim and Streck’s brother while driving by in his car.  Streck denied pointing the gun which he has a permit to carry.  He has been charged with two counts of recklessly endangering another person and simple assault and will receive a summons.

GIFT BAN LOOSENED IN THE COMMONEWEALTH UNDER SHAPIRO

New PA Governor Josh Shapiro has rolled back a gift ban slightly to allow for a free lunch for top officials in the Commonwealth.  According to PennLive, Democratic Governor, Tom Wolf had in place, a ban on gifts and meals that began when he came into office following the administration that endured some ethics scandals involving gifts from people allegedly attempting to influence state action.  Shapiro’s changes include the ability to have a free water bottle or a meal when attending an event in an official capacity, as well as accept nominal gifts like pens, calendars and appropriate gifts for big life events like marriage, illness or retirement.

SPORTS

P I-AA District 4
Boys Basketball

Muncy 80                    Benton 46
St John Neumann 88   CMVT 38
Lewisburg 51              Mifflinburg 46
Selinsgrove 50             Jersey Shore 38
So. Columbia 59         Hughesville 56
Sullivan County 66     Montgomery 45  
Sayre 73                      Wyalusing 69
Central Mountain 85   Milton 64
Athens 59                    Canton 22
Shamokin 76               Shikellamy 49
Girls Basketball
St. John Neumann 98 CMVT 4

NBA

Pacers 116          Bulls 110
Heat 98                Celtics 95
Knicks 105         Cavaliers 103
Nuggets 99          Pelicans 98
Wizards 127       Mavericks 126
Suns 128             Hornets 97
Clippers 133       Lakers 115

NHL
Kings 4                Flyers 3
Penguins 7          Panther 6
Red Wings 3       Sharks 2
Bruins 4              Canadians 2
Lightning 4         Wild 2
Devils 3               Golden Knights 2
Predators 2          Jets 1
Sabers 5              Blues 3
Ducks 5               Coyotes 2
Avalanche 3        Capitals 2
Canucks 5           Blackhawks 2


NCAA Men’s Basketball
Iowa State 80      Kansas State 76
Texas 89             Oklahoma State 75
TCU 79               Oklahoma 52
Miami 86            Florida State 63  
Clemson 72        Georgia Tech 51

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