Category Archives: Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 24, 2021

EXPLOSION SENDS DANVILLE WOMAN TO HOSPITAL The Sunbury Daily Item reported a Danville woman went to the hospital after suffering injuries from an explosion at a welding shop yesterday afternoon in Mahoning Township.  According to Mahoning Township Police Chief Fred Dyroff, the explosion happened when Kathy Snyder was welding a diesel tank around 2pm. KRAYNAK…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

WIRES DOWN, CLOSING ROADS Motorists are advised that part of Route 2039 (Warrensville Road) is closed between Route 2014 (East Third Street / Broad Street) and Four Mile Drive in Loyalsock Township, Lycoming County, due to downed utilities. A detour using local roads is in place.  The road is expected to be closed for several…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 22, 2021

SENATOR YAW SUPPORTING FIREFIGHTERS  A bill establishing statewide uniform requirements restricting the use of “Class B” firefighting foams containing added (PFAS) for training purposes and testing … was approved today by the full Senate, according to prime sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw, Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. According to Senator Yaw, “Firefighters…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

MONTOURSVILLE AREA  HOME HIT BY FIRE Several volunteer fire companies, along with city fireman, battled a two alarm blaze that was engulfing a home on Jerry Lane, off of Heilman Road, North of Route 864 in Upper Fairfield Township yesterday afternoon.  The fire was reportedly called in by a neighbor.  When the fire crews arrived…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

WILLIAMSPORT CODES AND CITY POLICE PATROL DIVISION REMAIN The Williamsport City Bureau of Codes and City Police Patrol Division are the two departments that remain in condemned City Hall. Mayor Derek Slaughter reported yesterday that he would ask for a brief extension. A target date of Monday was set two weeks ago by the codes…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

NEXT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER The Pennsylvania College of Technology has announced James R Dougherty the Third as the next Executive Director of the Community Arts Center beginning earlier this week.  He takes over the position from Chuck Still who had been with the center since January 2020.  Dougherty has most recently served…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT PASSED AN EXEMPTION TO THE MASK ORDER While in South Williamsport, the school board passed a motion that will allow parents to sign off on an exemption from the Department of Health’s mask-wearing order during a crowded public meeting  this week.  The motion removes the requirement of exemptions to have a doctor’s signature,…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

DA GARDNER DENIES PROSECUTION OF PARENTS AND CHILDREN FOR MASKS There will be no prosecution of parents or children for refusing to wear a mask at school. According to District Attorney Ryan Gardner in a statement last Friday, explaining the office had no business with the prosecution in these cases. “The Department of Health’s Order…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 20, 2021

JURY SELECTION FOR MURDER TRIAL Jury selection is to begin this morning for a man accused in the 2019 slaying of a woman patronizing a Newberry convenience market. According to a media outlet, Ikeem Fogan, 23, of Williamsport faces trial for allegedly shooting and killing Rhonda McPeak and wounding JoBeth Wetzel during a botched burglary…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 11, 2021

MARIJUANA ARREST ON BU CAMPUS A Bloomsburg University Police Officer said he waited unnoticed and watched a man in the backseat of his vehicle weigh what appeared to be marijuana. Hamid Kaba of Collingdale, was inside his vehicle with a dome light on when officers observed him inside a parking garage on campus. The Officer positioned…more »

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