Category Archives: Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

The Lycoming County commissioners yesterday, renewed the county’s Declaration of Disaster Emergency in the face of COVID-19 potentially resurging in the state.  The declaration states that due to the pandemic there is a significant negative impact on the county and allows them to apply for emergency funding connected to the coronavirus for another 90 days.…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

FORMER SHOP-VAC EMPLOYEES DEMONSTRATE Former employees gathered yesterday, demonstrating in protest of losing their jobs last week at the Shop-Vac plant in Williamsport yesterday. The two dozen people who marched outside the Reach Road property, displayed signs and received support from motorists and truck drivers who honked as they went by.  Shop-Vac employees were abruptly…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

POLICE INVESTIGATE WEEKEND SHOOTING Police are investigating a weekend shooting that originally resulted in an inaccurate report that someone had been injured.  On Saturday, Williamsport police responded at Park Ave and Wildwood Blvd around 7:30pm, and according to the Sun Gazette an unidentified witness said they heard an argument and then shots were fired. Police…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 27, 2020

Shots Fired at Park Ave Last night Williamsport police responded to a dispatch of a shooting victim at park ave and Wildwood blvd around 7:30, a report that was later confirmed as inaccurate. According to the sun gazette when officers arrived a neighbor, whose name is not given, heard 2 men arguing before a women…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

VOTE DOES NOT OVERRIDE THE GOVERNOR’S VETO The necessary override was not achieved yesterday in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, so Governor Tom Wolf’s veto of a bill that would have allowed school districts in the state to have sole control on how many fans can attend events, stands.  When the bill was originally presented,…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

A federal judge declined to stay the ruling that Gov. Tom Wolf’s size limits on gatherings at are unconstitutional yesterday. According to media outlets, U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV said the administration had failed to show that “imminent and irreparable harm will occur” if limits at events are over 25 inside and 250 people…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

WOLF WILL VETO STATE LEGISLATION In an attempt to veto recent legislation in state House and Senate that would give Pennsylvania school districts the sole authority to make decisions about sporting events, Governor Wolf is seeking a stay of the federal judge’s order.  After wolf’s pandemic guidelines were recently deemed unconstitutional, he said that they…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

ERIC TRUMP VISITS LYCOMING COUNTY SATURDAY People lined Loyalsock Avenue and Broad Street when President Donald J. Trump’s son, Eric Trump, was driven by secret service from the Williamsport Regional airport into the borough of Montoursville Saturday.  According to the Sun Gazette, about 250 guests gathered at the home of former U.S. Rep. Tom Marino…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

Daughter In Law Charged With Theft Desiree McKeag was arraigned last week on felony theft charges for stealing 11000 dollars’ worth of jewelry and 2 credit cards from her mother in law, Sherry Buttorff, back in May. When the mother in law reported it, state troopers went to McKeag’s house with a search warrant to…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

PENN COLLEGE CONSIDERING A MERGE WITH CAC Pennsylvania College of Technology has announced it is taking steps to merge officially with the Community Arts Center in Williamsport even after most costs related to the operation and infrastructure are already subsidized by the college along with community support  through the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. …more »

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