BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 1, 2022

CORONER IDENTIFIES BODY OF MAN FOUND IN MONTGOMERY

A body was found off of Route 54 near Montgomery yesterday morning and the Lycoming County Coroner has made an identification.  According to the Sun Gazette, 34 year old Brett Diehl was found deceased in the yard at 37  School House Road. State Police were called to the scene about 7:45 am Friday where they shut down School House Road from Route 54 almost to Schnee Avenue for police to process the area. No other details have been released about the circumstances surrounding the case at this time.

THIRD TEACHER AT WASD ARRESTED FOR INAPPROPRIATE CONTACT

A third Williamsport Area High School Teacher has been charged with inappropriate  contact with a student.  According to the Sun Gazette, 49 year old Michelle Pulizzi had a relationship with a student for four months in 2018.  State police said the victim, who was also a confidential informant, received sexually explicit images and messages, allegedly from Pulizzi.  She was charged with third-degree sexual contact with a student and has been released on 75 thousand dollars bail.  Pulizzi will appear for her preliminary hearing October 13th.

HUNG JURY IN 2020 SHOOTING CASE

A man who fled Williamsport to avoid apprehension in October of 2020 after allegedly firing a shot from the sidewalk into a home on Louisa Street that killed a mother of 4 was found guilty of flight, but the jury was hung on the criminal homicide charges on Friday . According to the Sun Gazette, the jury for 40 year old Antwan McClain could not reach a verdict on the charges of criminal homicide and aggravated assault in the shooting death of 31 year old Jimia Alston.  After McClain ran to avoid being arrested, US Marshals Service took him into custody December 10th 2020.

ANOTHER SUSPECT ARRESTED IN SUNBURY BAR SHOOTING CASE

Another person has been arrested after last weekend’s shooting at a Sunbury bar.  According to North Central PA dot com, 23 year old Manuel Santos of Sunbury was arrested for not giving information to police in the case of the fatal shooting of 33 year old Joseph Rice, also of Sunbury.  42 year old Randy Easton fled the area after the incident that happened about 2:30 am last Sunday, is being charged with homicide, and has been denied bail.  Easton’s girlfriend, Lis Gebhart of White Deer is also charged with failing to report Easton’s whereabouts.  They both were arrested at a Lewisburg hotel last Monday.  Police say Santos is also in violation of parole.

BLOOMSBURG FAIR WRAPS UP TODAY

It’s the final day of the 167th Bloomsburg State Fair!  Grange exhibits open at 9am in the agriculture building at one of the east coat’s largest livestock displays.  Free entertainment all day today starting at 9a with the Karen Gronsky school of dance.  Tonight enjoy the Pro Street Truck and Tractor pull in the Weis Markets grandstand and Amusements of America will run from 11am til 9pm all day today.  Parking is just five dollars.  Visit the Backyard broadcasting tent tonight from 5 til 8pm on the at 2nd Street and Avenue B.

SPORTS

PIAA District 4
HS Football

Williamsport 48         Central Mountain 16
Jersey Shore 65                       Executive Education Academy 12
Southern Columbia 34 Montoursville 16
Muncy 48                   Columbia Montour vo-tech 16

Mifflinburg 19                        Selinsgrove 0
Milton 47                                Hughesville 7
Canton 51                               Wyalusing 13
Shamokin 57               Shikellamy 27
Bloomsburg 28                        Warrior run 14
Danville 51                  Lewisburg 0
Backyard Broadcasting Game of the week
Loyalsock 48              Central Columbia 0


PIAA District 4
HS Football Saturday

North Penn Mansfield heads to Cowanesque Valley tonight for a 7 PM game

HS Football News
Quarterback Arch Manning broke his high school’s records for career passing yards and touchdowns last night, marks previously held by his uncles, Eli and Peyton Manning.  Arch Manning broke Eli’s career passing record at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, along with Peyton’s record of 93 career touchdowns after tossing five in the first half.  Manning is the No. 2 prospect in the 2023 class, and is a 6-foot-3, 204-pound recruit who is the son of Cooper Manning and the grandson of Archie Manning.
NASCAR
Yellawood 500 at Talladega Super Speedway – Prerace coverage starts Sunday at 2pm on the Twin Valley’s Talk Radio Network or WILQ’s HD3
NASCAR NEWS
Alex Bowman suffered a concussion last week after  a tangle in Texas. Noah Gragson will drive the No. 48 Chevrolet.

MLB
Phillies 5 Nationals 1 – in Game one.  Game two was postponed till today due to rain
 Orioles 2 Yankees 1
Guardians 6 Royals 3
Braves 5 Mets 2
Cardinals 2 Pirates 1
Dodgers 10 Rockies 1
some NCAA football matchups today
Northwestern at Penn State at 3:30 on ESPN
Georgia Tech is at Pitt
Temple will be at Memphis on ESPNU at noon,
Rutgers is at Ohio State,
West Virginia is it Texas at 7:30 PM tonight on FS1

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

WILLIAMSPORT SHOOTING VICTIM IDENTIFIED

A mother of a young child was identified as the victim in the shooting that happened Wednesday at a West Fourth Street apartment in Williamsport.  According to the Sun Gazette, the Lycoming County Coroner said the victim is 41 year old single mother, Heather Cohick, who was shot early Wednesday morning in her first floor apartment with her 2-year old son in a room nearby.  He was not injured.  Police say this is the third homicide in the city since May and have not made any arrests. The shooting August 21st on Newberry Street that injured two 15 year olds is suspected to be gang related.

FINAL VOTE ON POLICE REGIONILIZATION

A 22 officer Police Regionalization plan to replace the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department and Old Lycoming Police Department is set to be effective January 1st 2023, after The Old Lycoming Township supervisors voted 2-1 in favor of police regionalization Wednesday.  According to North Central PA dot com, the sometimes contentious meeting at Old Lycoming Volunteer Fire Station resulted in the  last of the three charter municipalities approving the charter agreement to setup the Lycoming Regional Police Department. Porter Township and Jersey Shore approved their agreement earlier this month.

MONTOUR COUNTY JOB FAIR

There will be a PennDOT job fair in Danville Thursday October 13th for people who are interested in working with the department in Montour County. The event will be at the Mausdale Construction Office on Old Valley School Road for Transportation Equipment Operators and trainees with a current CDL. On-the-spot applications will take place from 4 til 6pm and some positions also require a current medical examiner certificate. For more information, please call 570-387-4250.

PROCEEDS FROM CROSSCUTTERS GAMES GIVE BACK

The proceeds from all the Williamsport Crosscutter’s 50/50 raffles during the 2022 season were presented to the American Rescue Workers this week.  According to Gabe Sinacropi, VP of Marketing for the Cutters, the check for 7,626 dollars comes from the Crosscutters and the Pitch In Charitable Foundation, a non-profit foundation of professional baseball teams.  In six seasons, the Williamsport Crosscutters have donated over $39,000 to the American Rescue Workers.

FATHER OF ACCUSED MURDERER WANTS HIS CHARGES DROPPED

The father of Echo Butler, one of the two Williamsport women accused of starving their two young daughters to death in 2021, wants the charges against him in the case dismissed.  According to the Sun Gazette, the attorney for 54 year old Ronald Butler, accused of endangering the welfare of children and obstruction in child abuse, argued that Butler had no duty to care for the girls. The Lycoming County District Attorney cited that Butler and his wife did care for the girls when their mother wasn’t home.  Butler’s wife, Michelle, faces first-degree murder charges and is expected to submit a guilty plea in the case next month. The bodies of the two young girls were found buried on Butler’s Property in Hepburn Township.

MASTRIANO VISITS POTTER COUNTY

The Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial candidate, Doug Mastriano, was in Potter County this week and was met by the public there with overwhelming support.  According to the Sun Gazette, Mastriano along with his wife Rebbeca, who is known as “Rebbie”, spoke at Larry’s Sports Center on Route 6 in Galeton with the event also sponsored by Free PA of Potter County, and The Potter County Republican Party. The Mastriano’s left by bus and made stops in Tioga and Clinton Counties. Pennsylvanians are encouraged to register to vote before October 20th

JERSEY SHORE SOLAR FARM CONSTRUCTION APPROVED

The Nippenose Township Planning Commission hosted representatives from solar panel company, Doral LLC at their most recent meeting to discuss the construction of a large utility grade solar farm near Jersey Shore.  According to the Sun Gazette, community members who attended the presentation had questions about noise, glare, tax increases and traffic increasing during construction around Route 44.    Council approved the project, provided community provisions are met.  After permits are secure in the next year, construction of the facility that will generate 200 megawatts of power to be sold back to energy companies, should begin.

SUNBURY SENIOR HEALTH FAIR

30 vendors will be on hand today for the Senior Health Fair at the Susquehanna Valley Mall hosted by State Representative Lynda Culver of  Sunbury.  According to a press release, those in attendance will be able to receive a flu or COVID shot and other health screening s will b available.  Culver says to bring your insurance card to the event that will be from 10am til 1pm Friday.  The Representative’s district office is in Sunbury on Arch St., and if you have questions about the health fair or any other issue, call 570-286-5885.

SPORTS

P I-AA District 4 Football Thursday  
Troy 45 Wellsboro 3

HS Football Week 6

CENTRAL COLUMBIA – LOYALSOCK

(BYB GAME OF THE WEEK)

WILLIAMSPORT – CENTRAL MOUNTAIN

MONTOURSVILLE – SOUTHERN COLUMBIA

COLUMBIA MONTOUR VO TECH – MUNCY

HUGHESVILLE – MILTON

EXECUTIVE EDUCATION ACADEMY – JERSEY SHORE

BLOOMSBURG – WARRIOR RUN

LEWISBURG – DANVILLE

MIDD-WEST – MOUNT CARMEL

SELINSGROVE – MIFFLINBURG

SHIKELLAMY – SHAMOKIN

NFL
Bengals 27 Dolphins 15
NFL Miami Dolphins quarterback  Tua Tago vai loa was taken to a local hospital with head and neck injuries suffered on a second-quarter sack in Thursday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.  It was reported shortly before halftime that he was conscious and had all movement. He  was expected to travel back to Miami with the team.


MLB
Red Sox 5            Orioles 3
Cubs 2                  Phillies 0
Guardians 2                   Rays 1
White Sox 4         Twins 3  
Tigers 10              Royals 3
Marlins 4              Brewers 2
Dodgers 5             Padres 2
Mariners 10                   Rangers 9 in 11 innings
Giant 6                 Rockies 4

NASCAR
Yellawood 500 at Talladega Super Speedway – Prerace coverage starts Sunday at 2pm on the Twin Valley’s Talk Radio Network or WILQ’s HD3

NASCAR NEWS
Alex Bowman will miss Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway with a concussion that the Hendrick Motorsports driver apparently suffered last week at Texas. Noah Gragson will drive the No. 48 Chevrolet. Bowman is now the second driver sidelined with a concussion suffered in a crash of NASCAR’s new Next Gen car.

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 29, 2022

SHOOTING NEAR PENN COLLEGE SENDS ONE TO JAIL

A shooting involving a Penn College police officer occurred around noon at the 1000 block of Vine Avenue yesterday. The disturbance drew Penn College officers since the location is close to campus.  According to the Sun Gazette, 39 year old Tyree Cleveland who is from Berks County allegedly broke into the apartment, threatening the woman who lived there.  When police arrived, Cleveland was outdoors, disobeyed police and drew his weapon, firing several times, missing the officer but hitting the outside of a Penn College dorm and a police cruiser.  Cleveland fled on foot and  was apprehended at West 4th and Park Streets.  He was arraigned on felony attempted homicide, aggravated assault, a convicted felon not to possess a firearm and other charges.  He was remanded to Lycoming County Prison on no bail. 

THREE NORTHUMBERLAND RESIDENTS INDICTED IN FEDERAL COURT

Three people from Northumberland County, have been indicted in federal court for charges related to the distribution of controlled substances resulting in death.  According to a press release from the FBI, 36 year old Darryl Elliot of Sunbury, and 34 year old Heather Carper of Northumberland, 34 year old Steven Pierro of Selinsgrove conspired to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine resulting in the overdose of 38 year old Moses J Fahenstock of Lancaster, PA in a Lewisburg hotel earlier this year.  Penn Live reports that if the group is  found guilty, they face a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 20 years. Carper is free on bail and also faces drug and identity theft charges in Northumberland County.

DCNR LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

There are two volunteer positions through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources available on the Trails Advisory Committee for 2023. DCNR is looking for individuals who are creative trail enthusiasts, one to represent h orseback riders and one to represent the members of the committee at large.   The 20-member, DCNR-appointed committee helps develop a statewide land and water trail network to facilitate recreation, transportation, and healthy lifestyles.  The newly appointed volunteers will serve a 3 year term and can submit letters of interest by October 31 to RA-explorepatrails@pa.gov.

FREE DIABETIC EYE EXAMS THIS MONTH AND NEXT

There will be free diabetic eye exams October  7th and 21st and November 11th, from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the John M. Wenner Building, Williamsport.  UPMC in North Central Pa  says people with diabetes are at risk of developing eye abnormalities that affect their vision, called diabetic retinopathy  and are encouraged to make a free appointment.  Secure an exam by calling 570-326-7850 and mention free diabetic eye exams when scheduling.  A yearly dilated eye exam can help prevent this vision loss in at risk patients.

WOMAN SHOT IN HER FOURTH STREET APARTMENT

A woman in Williamsport was killed by a gunman Wednesday evening in her apartment at the 800 block of West Fourth Street.  According to the Sun Gazette, city police are investigating the scene and developing leads, but there is no known motive for the shooting and the suspect is in police custody.  The Lycoming County Coroner’s office was on the scene yesterday after 6:30pm and assisted with the investigation.  Police say this incident is not related to the other attempted shooting at a Penn College officer that occurred on Vine Avenue in Williamsport earlier on Wednesday.

MAN CHARGED AFTER LYING ON GUN APPLICATION

A Beaver Springs man with a prior domestic violence conviction is facing new felony charges of providing a false statement after lying on an application to buy a gun in Union County.  According to North Central PA dot com, 48 year old Brian Swartzlander attempted to purchase a gun at Wildwood Precision Guns & Ammo in Limestone Township in November of 2020 and also completed forms to transfer a gun to his name stating that he had never been convicted in court of a misdemeanor of domestic violence, however state police at Milton say the application was instantly denied since Swartzlander had served time for  a domestic violence simple assault charge in 2004. He will have a preliminary hearing October 4th.

MAN ARRESTED FOR MAKING BOMBS IN LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP

A man who allegedly was building homemade bombs in his Loyalsock Township home was taken into custody yesterday after the nearby neighborhood homes were evacuated and the explosives were removed from the home on Cemetery Street.  According to the Sun Gazette, suspicious devices were seen inside the home just north of Rural avenue and police were alerted.  They had a bench warrant for the occupant of the home and arrived after 10:30am.  Specially trained officers from the Hazardous Devices and Explosives Unit removed the suspicious items including a powder substance and fuses.  The identity of the suspect, who police say did not reside at the home, has not been released, but he is in custody and police are investigating.

ALCOHOL TO BE SERVED AT BEAVER STADIUM

The Penn State Board of Trustees last week, approved the sale of alcohol in Beaver Stadium and it will be available during the home game with Northwestern this Saturday October 1st.  Patrons will be able to buy beer after obtaining a wrist band, following a scan of their ID by staff. There will be a two 16 oz beer cashless-purchase maximum, with no alcohol being sold after the third quarter, and there will be no alcohol permitted out of the stadium.  Previously, alcohol was only sold in club and suite areas of the stadium and ice arena.

SPORTS

PIAA District 4
Girls Soccer
Montoursville 6             Central Mountain 0
Muncy 7                        Montgomery 0
Sullivan County 4                   Millville 3

Boys Soccer
Warrior Run 8               Montoursville 1
Selinsgrove 6                 Shikellamy 4
Jersey Shore 7               Shamokin 0
Wellsboro 4                             Northeast Bradford 2
Central Columbia 3       Hughesville 0
tie – Loyalsock 2            Midd-West 2 (2OT)
Lewisburg 3                             Milton 0
tie – Mifflinburg 0          Southern Columbia 0 (2OT)


MLB
Pirates 4               Reds 3
Guardians 2                   Rays 1
Nationals 3                    Braves 2
Yankees 8            Blue Jays 3
Red Sox 3            Orioles 1
Mets 5                  Marlins 4
Cubs 4                  Phillies 2
MLB News

 New York Yankees star Aaron Judge hit his 61st home run of the season Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, tying Roger Maris’ American League record.

It took Maris until Oct. 1, the final game of the 1961 season, to hit his 61st, which broke Babe Ruth’s single-season mark of 60 home runs set in 1927

NFL Tonight
Miami is in Cincinnati at 8:15 on Prime Video
NFL Sunday
Washington is in Dallas, Jacksonville is coming to Philadelphia, Jets play the Steelers in Pittsburgh, and the Bills play the Ravens in Baltimore.
NFL News
Because the Vikings will be in London to play the New Orleans Saints, the NFL has selected U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as the contingency site for Sunday’s game between the Buccaneers and Chiefs. As of now, the game remains scheduled for Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The Buccaneers, however, have evacuated the area.



Sports Changes due to Hurricane Ian

NCAA Football

South Carolina State plays South Carolina with a rescheduled  early game @7pm Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, SC

  • South Florida’s football game with East Carolina has been moved from Tampa to Boca Raton and will be played at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (ESPN+). That game will be played at Florida Atlantic’s stadium. It had originally been scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
  • University of Cental Florida’s home game against SMU, originally scheduled for Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU), has now been rescheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. at FBC Mortgage Stadium in Orlando.
  • Officials at Florida State are optimistic that Saturday’s home football game against Wake Forest in Tallahassee will proceed as scheduled. The Seminoles and the Demon Deacons are set for a 3:30 p.m. kick on ABC.
  • The NHL‘s Tampa Bay Lightning have postponed preseason games against Carolina on Wednesday and Nashville on Thursday. Those games had been scheduled to be played at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
  • The NBA’Orlando Magic called off practice on what would have been their second day of training camp Wednesday, and said their plans for Thursday were uncertain.

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 28, 2022

SUNBURY SHOOTER IN CUSTODY

The Sunbury man who is accused of shooting and killing a man outside a bar last Sunday morning, was taken into custody Monday night at the Relax Inn in Lewisburg by Sunbury police and US Marshals Service.  According to the Daily Item, Randy Easton, who fled after a fight between him and 33 year old Joseph Rice who was declared dead at the scene, is being charged with homicide.  Easton’s companion, 45 year old Lisa Gebhart of White Deer will also be charged with hindering the apprehension of a criminal.

MAN STEALS CAR, SCRAPS IT AT RECYCLING CENTER

A man from Williamsport has been charged with two felonies after he stole a car and sold it for scrap at a Lycoming County Recycling company.  According to North Central PA dot com, police say 62 year old Jack Larue Howlett allegedly had the vehicle towed to the facility in October of 2021.  Employees at Staiman Recycling told police they had a title and bill of sale for the vehicle that was scrapped for 100 dollars, but the employee was deceived by Howlett.  He was arraigned on September 15th and was charged with receiving stolen property and theft.  Howlett was released from custody after posting15 thousand dollars unsecured bail.

SOUTHERN LANES OF CSVT PROJECT OPEN TODAY

Today is when traffic patterns will change in the Northern section work zone of the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project.  Southbound traffic that previously used the median crossovers to the northbound side, will shift to the newly completed section of the southbound roadway south of Route 45 in West Chillisquaque Township in Northumberland County. Northbound traffic will remain the same as it is.  Traffic will be down to one lane in each direction,  as the construction in the area continues.

LOSE PARK GROUNDBREAKING STARTS REJUVENATION

The rejuvenation of Lose Park began yesterday with a ceremonial groundbreaking in Williamsport that will see many upgrades at the Memorial Avenue site.  According to the Sun Gazette, Mayor Derek Slaughter was at the event and said the planned improvements for the neighborhood were exciting starting with the park, but that single family homes, rental properties and other housing will be in the community as well.  Expected playground work for the park includes a resurfaced basketball court and more playground equipment as well as new street lights and accessible parking. Funding for local parks comes from the 1993 Keystone fund, derived from the sale of real estate, Lose Park is one of 25 hundred parks benefiting from 250 million dollars in grants.

FIRE IN LOYALSOCK DISPLACES TWO

An elderly Loyalsock Township woman and her son were displaced by a fire that began about 10:30 am Tuesday morning.  According to the Sun Gazette, Louise Wurster, her son Dwayne Wurster, and an aide from the Office of Aging were able to escape the burning home that sustained about 100 thousand dollars in heat and smoke damage. Loyalsock Township firefighters were moments away from the home on Becht Road, and responded along with South Williamsport firemen in the new mutual-aid agreement.  Williamsport and Montoursville fire crews also assisted at the scene.  State fire marshals determined an electrical short of a power strip in a bedroom caused the fire.

BLOOMSBURG MAN STEALS WIDOW’S MOTORCYCLE

A Bloomsburg man told police he would rather go to jail rather than return a 1983 Harley Davidson shovelhead motorcycle he took that belonged to the deceased husband of his former girlfriend after their break-up.  According to North Central PA dot com, 55 year old Dale Walter of Barton Street, told police that he was not giving the bike back after the daughter of the woman who owned the missing bike called police about it September 5th explaining that Walter had moved out and there had been a fight over who owned the belongings.  Walter has been charged with felony theft.

BILL INTRODUCED FOR PUBLIC DEFENDER FUNDS

As one of only two states that do not provide state funding for indigent defense, there is a new bill in Pennsylvania that would provide state level funding for the public defender system in the commonwealth.  According to the Keystone State News, the current system has PA counties responsible for public defender funds and as an example for the consequences of this, Luzerne County has now stopped taking new cases because of budget deficiencies.  The executive director of the Public Defenders Association of Pennsylvania says the current system is failing those who need it the most when the Constitution states the government must provide counsel to those who can’t afford it in criminal cases.

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY JUDGE TO RETIRE

A Northumberland County judge announced today that he is retiring at the beginning of 2023.  According to a press release, Judge Charles Saylor, announced that he will leave his position as President judge so that he can spend time with his wife and grandchildren.  He says there is enough time for a successor’s name to be placed on the ballot, and fellow judges Jones and Rosini are tenured to the Norry bench until 2025.  Saylor was first elected in 2001 and retained in 2011.

SPORTS

Volleyball
Williamsport 3     Cowanesque Valley 0
Wellsboro 3                   Sayre 1
Williamson 3        Towanda 1
Canton 3              Northeast Bradford 1
North Penn-Liberty 3     Wyalusing 0

MLB
Rays 6                 Guardians 5
Pirates 4              Reds 1
Braves 8              Nationals 2
Red Sox 13         Orioles 9
Marlins 6            Mets 4
Cubs 2                 Phillies 1
Yankees 5           Blue Jays 2 – Giving the Yankees their 20th American League East title last night. It’s their  first divisional pennant for New York since 2019

Girls Soccer
Selinsgrove 2                 Jersey Shore 0
Southern Columbia 1     Warrior Run 0
Shikellamy 2                  Lewisburg 1
Hughesville 2                 Midd-West 0
Central Columbia 8       Mount Carmel 0
Milton 3                         Loyalsock 2
Bloomsburg 4                Mifflinburg 1

Chicago Super-fan, 103 year old Sister Jean was given the honor of throwing out the first pitch ahead of the Chicago Cubs versus Philadelphia Phillies matchup last night. Sister Jean is mostly well known for her loyalty to Loyola University during March Madness.

GOLF NEWS
The controversial LIV Golf circuit has signed many big names and sparked widespread conversation over the last several months and is now nearing a deal to buy air time on Fox Sports.   The deal is still being finalized, according to the report. LIV Golf is five events into its inaugural season, with three more on the way before the end of the year. It will expand to 14 tournaments in 2023.

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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