Category Archives: Local News

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 »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

SHOP VAC CLOSES, OVER 400 JOBS GONE In a sudden move, Shop-Vac Corp of Williamsport shut down yesterday afternoon, notifying about 400 employees that they were jobless, effective immediately.  According to PennLive, there was no official statement made by the wet/dry vacuum manufacturer, but reports from the letter given to employees stated the closing was…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

JUDGE SAYS WOLF’S PANDEMIC CLOSURES WERE UNCONSTITUTIONAL A federal judge has ruled that pandemic restrictions placed on Pennsylvanians who were forced to stay home, close non-life sustaining businesses and limit the size of gatherings are unconstitutional and the Wolf administration said it will appeal.  Trump appointee US District Judge Williams Stickman IV said in a…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

LOCK HAVEN HOSPITAL REMAINS CLOSED DURING FIRE CLEANUP A Clinton County hospital will remain closed while work is being done cleaning up after a fire there last week.  A fire with toxic smoke in a newly sealed boiler room at UPMC Lock Haven caused the evacuation of patients and staff  last Thursday night, but the…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 13, 2020

Montgomery Man Convicted for DUI A 40 year old Montgomery man was committed to the Lycoming county prison for a minimum of 4 with a felony count of aggravated assault charges stemming from a DUI. Back in 2017 Christopher W. Crammer drunkenly crashed into the buggy injuring the 6 occupants inside of it, 4 of…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 12, 2020

Ongoing Fire Incident at UPMC Lock Haven Thursday Lock Haven firefighters evacuated the UPMC Hospitals on creek drive after a fire broke out in the boiler room around 9pm. When they arrived, 12 additional units were called and roads around the area were blocked off due to the intensity of the smoke. According to the…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

A bill heading to the Governor’s desk related to the authority to hold school sports this year, will likely be vetoed according to the governor’s office.  Both Chambers of the legislature approved the bill yesterday by two-thirds majority that would give a school district sole authority to determine how to conduct sports during this school…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

The Superintendent of Loyalsock released an official message yesterday concerning a probable case of COVID-19 that has affected the school.  According to a social media post from Jerry McLaughlin addressed to friends and families in the district, all football student athletes and football coaches are to quarantine today until September 18th.  According to McLaughlin, the…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 8, 2020

A patient at UPMC in Williamsport was causing a disturbance with hospital security. Williamsport Police were then called and encountered the patient. 67 year old Dennis Chambers had broken his window and was hanging out of it when Police arrived. When Police and hospital security got into his room he started swinging a broken piece…more »

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