Category Archives: Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING MAY 5, 2021

GAS PIPELINE EXPANSION At the latest Lycoming County Commissioners meeting, the commissioners approved a proclamation acknowledging this week as Institutional Parole and Corrections Employee Week. A $287,379 state grant to fund a gas pipeline extension to the Timber Run Industrial Park was recently approved by the Lycoming County Commissioners. According to a media outlet, Digger…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING MAY 4, 2021

SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES A Williamsport man charged with the 2019 sexual assault of a woman in the City. James J. Thomas is accused by Williamsport Bureau of Police of sexually assaulting a woman in the 1000 block of High Street and is incarcerated at the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $250,000 monetary bail set…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING APRIL 26, 2021

PORCH FIRES Three porch fires kept area fire personnel busy on Saturday. The first was around 11am on 3847 Wallis Run Rd in Gamble Township remains under investigation. Careless discarding of smoking materials caused a fire at the rear of 225 Washington Blvd, afternoon. The third fire was in a planter at 2010 Mosser Ave.…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 30, 2021

FATAL DOMESTIC A fatal shooting leaves one dead and one in custody stemming from the domestic situation at the Fairlawn Court, 3605 Lycoming Creek Road, in Lycoming Township just before 7 p.m. yesterday, according to Old Lycoming Township police. Sun Gazette reports the deputy county coroner was en route to the trailer park.. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 28, 2021

STAND-OFF State Police in Towanda report a stand-off ended peacefully when the suspect’s mother opened the door for Troopers to take Marc Petrucci into custody. According to northcentralpa.com on April 15, Petrucci fled a parole officer and locked himself inside this residence. Petrucci was arrested and multiple charges filed. He is held at the Bradford…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 27, 2021

STAND AGAINST VIOLENCE EVENT YWCA Northcentral PA’s “Stand Against Violence” is an event held to educate people on the issue of sexual assault.  Lycoming Chief County Detective Lycoming County William Weber was awarded for his work towards helping sexual assault victims. According to SUN Gazette, YWCA’s executive director, Dawn Linn, noted in 2020, the YWCA served over…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 26, 2021

ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE/SUICIDE LYCOMING COUNTY Saturday night, a 34-year-old female is recovering from gunshot wounds  from being shot by Devin Joseph Brelsford, 34, following a domestic altercation involving alcohol  on Auchmuty Rd, Muncy Township, Lycoming County. After arguing with the victim, he was asked to leave and began to challenge the other people on the scene.…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 23, 2021

ACCIDENT CLOSES VALLEY ROADWAY Yesterday around 12:30pm, a 70-year-old woman crashed on Route 44, three miles north of Elimsport, closing the road in both directions. She was driving a minivan and sustained serious injuries and transported to the Geisinger Medical Center on LifeFlight helicopter. According to the SUN  Gazette, there has been no additional information…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 22, 2021

LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT WORK MEETING Last night, the Loyalsock Township School District held a work session public meeting to discuss their concerns over the school bus driver shortage.  I spoke with President of the District, Dr. Carolyn Strickland. Several ideas were proposed, however, there seems like there is still much to do. (LOYALSOCK1A.mp3) The…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING APRIL 21, 2021

ARREST AND CONVICTION IN GAMBLE TOWNSHIP After he spit on and threatened a Pennsylvania State Trooper in Gamble Township last April when he was running nude on Lake Road, a Williamsport man recently was sentenced in Lycoming County Court. Dillon Calvin, 28, sentenced on April 7 by Lycoming County Common Pleas Judge Marc Lovecchio to…more »

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