Category Archives: Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 23, 2021

INTERNET OUTAGE It was yesterday when valley residents were unable to access many websites. According to Reuters, websites were briefly down in an outage sparked by a glitch in Akamai Technologies Inc’s (AKAM.O) systems, the second major disruption linked to the cloud company in about a month.” The disruption lasted up to an hour and was caused by…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 21, 2021

HEALTH & SAFETY PLAN It was a tweaked plan, but it was unanimously approved by the Montoursville Area School District School Board. The 2021-22 Health and Safety Plan has kept masks options, vaccinations not required, for staff or students, and  no testing or screening for COVID-19 will be permitted on any district property, according to…more »

BACKYARD BOADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 19, 2021

FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT  A man was pronounced dead at the scene of a motorcycle crash in Trout Run by the Lycoming County coroner Friday morning. Richard N. Hafer, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred when his motorcycle struck a vehicle turning off of Hunting Club Road onto Route 184,…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 16, 2021

PRODUCT  RECALL Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (JJCI) is voluntarily recalling all lots of five NEUTROGENA® and AVEENO® aerosol sunscreen product lines to the consumer level. Internal testing identified low levels of benzene in some samples of the products. Consumers should stop using the affected products and follow the instructions set forth . Product images…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 5, 2021

RECYCLING CLOSURE Lycoming County Resource Management Services and Upper Fairfield Officials have been working to maintain a clean, safe, and sustainable recycling drop off program located at Upper Fairfield Township municipal building.  Unfortunately, the recycling site has become a location for unwanted household waste. People have been discharging waste; including tires, ceramic toilets, and other…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 15, 2021

DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE LANDS WILLIAMSPORT MAN IN JAIL Two state troopers were outside Douglas Hofford’s home on Christie Avenue, off of Four Mile Drive, just after 1 a.m. Sunday when they heard glass breaking and a woman screaming according to an affidavit. The troopers took Hofford, 63, into custody. His wife had multiple cuts and bruises, according…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING JULY 14, 2021

8-YEAR-OLD FATALLY INJURED IN MONDAY’S CRASH An 8-year-old has died from injuries suffered in a crash Monday afternoon in Union County. According to Montour County coroner Scott Lynn,  Landyn Zerby died at 3:27 a.m. at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Zerby was the passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a three-vehicle crash that…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING JULY 13, 2021

DUI WHILE OPERATING A HORSE AND BUGGY ON THE HIGHWAY A 19-year-old Lycoming County man was charged with driving a horse and buggy under the influence of alcohol. According to Watsontown Police,  they stopped Samuel Zook, of Montgomery, for a traffic violation in the borough around 1:45 a.m. on May 30. According to a media…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 12, 2021

TERRORISTIC THREATS  While inside the Eldred Township home he shared with his parents, Cortland Stahl made several threatening statements to them on July 5, state police alleged in an affidavit. According to SUN Gazette, state police were dispatched to the home at 409 Chapel Mountain Road , the following night, to investigate a disturbance. With…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 11, 2021

FOUR ALARM BLAZE IN WILLIAMSPORT SATURDAY NIGHT A four alarm blaze, which began around 6:20 p.m., at the corner of Center St. and the 400 block of Park Ave. will be leaving several people homeless as authorities determine the cause of the fire. Williamsport command declared the fire under control at the two-hour mark at…more »

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