BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

JUDGE DETERMINES EVIDENCE INADMISSIBLE
Evidence in a trial from charges following a drug tip at a home on Penn Street in Williamsport December 18th of 2018 will be suppressed because the officer did not obtain a warrant at the time he investigated.  Central PA dot com reports that a Lycoming County judge said firearms and narcotics collected at the home by officers is inadmissible since city officer Joshua Bell entered the home and requested that a resident permit the police to search the home, having them sign a consent form.  Attorneys for defendant Ju-Michael Drummond filed a motion to suppress the evidence, which included heroin, cocaine, cash and several loaded handguns.  Drummonds next Lycoming County court date is scheduled for October first.

TWO NEW HIRES FOR SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVES
Two Social workers have been hired at the Line Mountain School district in an effort to address mental health initiatives at the school.  At the school board meeting this week, Trystanne Toczylousky and Amanda Snyder were hired to start working with students the week of October 14th. Superintendent David Campbell told WKOK that they will work with grades five through 12.

CITY HALL UPGRADES OFFICIALLY TABLED
The Williamsport City Council’s decision about awarding construction contracts to upgrade the City Hall building is to table the project.  The Sun Gazette reports that city council discovered the project costs would be almost 200 thousand dollars over budget after the bids were opened on September 11th.  Some members of the City Council said that financing of the projects could be fiscally irresponsible.  City Codes administrator Joseph Gerardi said he will attempt to complete an accessibility study for the committee to review before the deadline of awarding the contracts November 11th, 2019.

LAST WEEKEND FOR 2019 BLOOMSBURG FAIR
The 164th Bloomsburg fair winds down this weekend …Today is Metzger Wickersham Day – With Foreigner and Loverboy taking the Grandstand stage tonight…  With Country star Toby Kieth with Davisson Brothers band Saturday night on the big stage.  There’s Horsepulling today starting at 10am and Saturday is the Championship Demolition Derby.  Saturday is Geisinger Health Plan Day.  Get details and chat live online with fair experts –  bloomsburg fair dot com.

 

 

NORTHUMBERLAND PRISON CONDUCTS SEARCH
There was an unannounced proactive search for drugs and contraband at the Northumberland County Prison this week according to the Northumberland County District Attorney.  Officials told WKOK that a K-9 team searched the jail at 10:30 last Monday morning and found no controlled substances.  Watsontown police, Snyder and Union Counties Sheriff’s Office handled the k-9 Units in the latest of a series of facility searches.

LEGISLATORS MOVE ON PARDONS FOR CANNABIS OFFENDERS
Even as the Pennsylvania House Republican Leadership criticizes Governor Tom Wolf’s decision to promote marijuana this week, Lt. Governor John Fetterman is pushing for pardons for non-violent marijuana-related convictions. After the Governor released the findings from Fetterman’s 67-county tour Wednesday,  showing strong bipartisan support for legalization, Pennsylvania republican leadership says promoting recreational use of marijuana sends a misleading message in the midst of an opioid epidemic.

LOYALSOCK RV ORDINANCE TABLED
Trick or treat hours for Loyalsock Township have been determined next month and a matter over recreation vehicle parking has been tabled during the supervisors meeting Thursday night.  The Sun Gazette reports that the reaction was mixed over changing the ordinance for parking RVs, boats, mobile homes, and tractor trailers on neighborhood properties from 48 hours to 5 days.  Some stating that 5 days of parking is more difficult to enforce.  Trick or treating in Loyalsock will be October 31st from 6 to 8.  The next supervisor’s meeting is October 8th at 7:30.

ELDER CARE FIRM GIVES 6TH COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
The 2019 Dr. Alexander Nesbitt Commitment to Caring Award was presented Thursday at The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center to Carol D. Sides for leading her life with a commitment to caring. The Sun Gazette reports that the award, created in 2014 by a local elder care law firm, is in its 6th year and is given to an individual or nonprofit that works to improve the lives of others.  Ms. Sides served the Lycoming-Clinton Joinder Board Children and Youth subcommittee, the Williamsport YWCA board, of the Williamsport Art Council to name just a few.

SportS
Major League Baseball
Brewers beat the Reds 5-3,Twins over the Tigers 10-4, Rangers beat the
Red Sox 7-5, Dodgers blanked the Padres 1-nothing, Giants over the Rockies 8-3, Nationals beat the Phillies 6-3, Pirates over the Cubs 9-5, Marlins beat the Mets 4-2, White Sox slammed the Indians 8-nothing, Angels edged the Astros 4-3,
A’s defeated the Mariners 3-1
NFL Thursday Night Football
Eagles beat the Packers 34-27
HS Football
Montgomery beat Pottsville Nativity 14-3
HS Boys Soccer
Montoursville beat Central Columbia 3-nothing, Milton over Muncy 1- nothing, Benton beat South Williamsport 3-1, Lewisburg defeated Warrior Run 7-1, Hughesville over Shikellamy 6-1,  Wellsboro outplayed Galeton 12-1
HS girls soccer
Wellsboro over Sayre 3-nothing, Benton beat Muncy 5-nothing, Athens over North Penn-Mansfield 6-nothing,

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