Category Archives: Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 22, 2019

WATSONTOWN MAN THREATENS TWO WOMEN INSIDE HOME Charges are expected to be filed against a man who threatened a Watsontown woman after ambushing her at her home and threatening her with a gun August 20th. Twenty three year old Logan A. Mathias of 227 Delaware Drive tried to break in after she fled inside the…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 21, 2019

SUSPECTS IN MUNCY BURGLARY ARRESTED Two men have been charged with burglarizing a convenience store in Muncy this month.  Police say 28 year old Sean Reid of Montgomery and 18 year old Joel Schilling of Muncy were seen on surveillance footage breaking into and robbing the Unitymart on North Main Street in Muncy Borough  August…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 20, 2019

News – 8/20/19 Man Arrested After Alleged Sex with Teen A Williamsport man who allegedly lured a teenager into his truck and forced her into sex has been arrested on various charges, including statutory sexual assault, corruption of minors and possession of child pornography. According to the Sun Gazette, Joshua Orion Moser, 21, admitted to…more »

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 »

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