Category Archives: Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 19, 2019

Man Jailed on multiple charges including removing guns from victim A city man was jailed and charged Friday with removing guns from a victim of a city shooting July 17th. According to the Sun Gazette, Jamal Johnson, 25, of 901 High Street, was arrested on charges of tampering with evidence, illegal possession of a firearm…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 15, 2019

CITY HALL CALLER ARRESTED IN WASHINGTON DC In a joint effort between the Williamsport Bureau of Police and US Marshals Service, the man who made terroristic threats by phone to City Hall Tuesday morning has been taken into custody.  Williamsport police say 34 year old Kevin Lawrence Bascomb made the series of threatening phone calls…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 14, 2019

ARSON CHARGES FOR MUNCY MAN A Muncy man is in custody after police say he set multiple fires in his apartment complex July 10th.  Edward Andrews allegedly set 9 separate fires at the residence at 24 West Water Street forcing tenants to escape the building around 4am.  Accodring to the Sun Gazette, Andrews who was…more »

VICTIMS OF PLANE CRASH IDENTIFIED The Lycoming County Coroner has released the names of the two men who died in a plane crash Sunday evening near Jersey Shore after taking off from an airport in Antes Fort before 5pm.  The pilot of the twin-wing experimental aircraft was 40 year-old Douglas Cromley of Lewisburg and his…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 12, 2019

PLANE CRASH IN JERSEY SHORE LEAVES TWO DEAD Two men died when a small biplane crashed near the Jersey Shore Airport in Nippenose Township just around 5pm Sunday according to airport officials.  WNEP reports that  the Lycoming County Coroner has not released the names of the victims in the crash but did remove two bodies…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 9, 2019

SANDUSKY TO BE RE SENTENCED Jerry Sandusky will appear in Centre County court next month to be resentenced for his 2012 child sexual abuse convictions.  A Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that  mandatory minimums were improperly applied when Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in state prison on 45 counts related to child sexual…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 8, 2019

ACCUSED SHOOTER HAD PRIOR CONVICTION The man accused as the shooter in this week’s convenience store robbery on West 4th Street in Williamsport had a prior conviction.  Twenty-one year old Ikeem Fogan was arrested for the shooting of a Unimart clerk and a local woman Sunday He was on probation for criminal mischief and disorderly…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 7, 2019

ALLEGED UNI-MART SHOOTER ARRESTED A Williamsport man has been arrested as the alleged shooter at the Uni-mart on West Fourth Street this past Sunday. In a statement, Williamsport Police say 21 year-old IKeem Damont Fogan was attempting to rob the convenience store when he allegedly shot and wounded clerk, JoBeth Wetzel, and shot and killed…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 6, 2019

NEWS CONFERENCE TO ADDRESS RECENT GUN VIOLENCE With the recent gun violence in the city, officials will hold a news conference this morning at City Council Chambers at 9am.  Mayor Gabriel Campana told the Sun Gazette that he will make statements about the investigations of 5 shootings that have happened in the city within the…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 5, 2019

FATAL SHOOTING AT CONVENIENCE STORE Another fatal shooting has occurred in Williamsport.  Police tell WNEP that two people were shot inside the Uni-Mart on West Fourth Street after 9pm Sunday night, and one person has died. The second victim is hospitalized and in unknown condition. The Sun Gazette says police have not reported whether the…more »

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