BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 31, 2019

WOMAN SENTENCED FOR ENDANGERING THREE CHILDREN
A Williamsport woman has pled guilty this week to three first degree counts of endangering the welfare of three children under her care.  Lycoming County detectives conducted a drug investigation in September and arrested Marquia J. Johnson of Williamsport for one count of possession of a controlled substance.  Johnson was sentenced to some jail time with credit for time served, 12 months of parole for each child in her care, community service, she must undergo a drug and alcohol assessment and get her GED.

STATE GRANTS HELP COMPANY EXPAND
An expansion is in the works for a local woodworking company who plans to hire 20 new full time employees and integrate modern technology using help with grants from the state.  According to the Sun Gazette, Hermance Machine Company in Williamsport received state workforce development grants working through the Pennsylvania Governor’s Action Team, totaling 136 thousand dollars.  They will now add 2 product lines, improve the online store and look to increase showroom space after outgrowing their current location at 178 Campbell St. Officials from the company said they will commit $3.16 million towards the expansion project.

EMT COURSE OFFERED IN FOUR PA LOCATIONS
As the effort continues to boost support for emergency first responders and encourage recruitment in EMS careers, Workforce Development at Pennsylvania College of Technology will offer an Emergency Medical Technician course at several locations starting in January of 2020.  According to a press release, four locations will offers the course in Williamsport, Bloomsburg, Wellsboro or Lewisburg.  The course employs Internet-based, streaming-video education model. Students will then work at case studies and skill drills to apply their understanding with hands-on activities. The deadline to register is 1pm on December 19th.

HALLOWEEN PLANS AFFECTED BY WEATHER
Blustery and rainy Halloween weather is causing local communities to make decisions  about Halloween activities for tonight and the upcoming weekend.   Some of the latest Halloween plans include Trick or treating in Picture Rocks remaining in place tonight from 6-8pm, DuBoistown will trick or treat Saturday from 6-8 and the Montgomery Lions club parade and the Muncy parade have been cancelled, but trick or treating will take place there Saturday from 6-8.  See a list of all the changes and cancellations on our website at WBZD/ WILQ/ on all Backyard Broadcasting websites.

WILLIAMSPORT MAN ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY
State Police in Montoursville say they have arrested a man for an attempted burglary at a Loyalsock township home.  Police were called to a disturbance Tuesday night at the 1900 block of Poco Farm Road and discovered that Jason Wherley of Williamsport,  had attempted to gain access to the home by smashing a window of the rear door with a rock.  According to North Central PA, Wherley was taken into custody and charged with attempted burglary, criminal trespass, public drunkenness and related charges.  He was taken to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $35,000 bail with a preliminary hearing November 4th.

WOMAN ATEMPTS TO THWART CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATION
A woman who provided misleading statements during interviews with police about an ongoing child abuse case in Trevorton, has been arrested by Stonington State Police.  According to WKOK, Christy Willis of Sunbury tried to prevent in investigation into the mother of Arabella Parker, 23-year-old Samantha Delcamp, and the mother’s boyfriend, 19-year-old Jahrid Burgess.  The little girl remains in critical condition at Geisinger Medical Center.  Willis was arrested with two felony counts including intimidation, and a misdemeanor count of false reports to authorities.  She has been committed to Northumberland County Prison in lieu of $200,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is set for November 15.

TWO TEENS CHARGED WITH THEFT OF GUNS AND AMMO
Two teenagers from Middleburg have been arrested after police say they stole a gun and ammunition from a home in Kreamer.  State police in Selinsgrove said this week that they are investigating the theft of a 9mm gun and its ammo that occurred at a home on Freeburg Road in Middlecreek Township this month.  Troopers said they have located the gun and have filed charges against two males ages 15 and 16, who’s names are not being released.  Total value of the theft was about 350 dollars

NEW TURN LIGHT IN DANVLLE
PennDOT has installed a flashing yellow arrow at an intersection in Danville in an effort to make the roadway safer with the upgrade.  The intersection of Route 11 and Railroad Street in Danville marks the first FYA signal in PennDOT District 3 according to PennDOT. Benefits of the new signal include reducing left-turn crashes as much as 20 %, and keeps traffic moving by offering motorists more opportunities to make left turns.

SUNBURY YMCA RECEIVES GRANT MONEY
The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation’s Sunbury Area Health Fund has given a seven thousand dollar grant to the Sunbury YMCA.  According to the Daily Item, they’ll use the money for their youth programming.  The Sunbury Area Community Foundation provides charitable healthcare needs in the Sunbury region.  Get information about the Sunbury Y at  gsvymca.org.

Sports
Major League Baseball

The Washington Nationals are World Series Champion for the first time in franchise history beating the Astros last night 6-2,  and taking the series in Game 7.
NBA
76ers beat the Timberwolves 117 to 95, Cavaliers over the Bulls 117 to 111, Magic beat the Knicks 95 to 83, Raptors over the Pistons 125 to 113, Celtics beat the Bucks 116 to 105, Pacers over the Nets 118 to 108, Trailblazers beat Thunder 102 to 99, Rockets edged the Wizards 159 to 158, Jazz beat the LA clippers 110 to 96, Hornets over the Kings 118 to 111, and Suns beat the Warriors 121 to 110.
NHL
Lightning over the Devils 7-6, Oilers beat the Blue Jackets 4-1, Blues over
Wild 2-1, Panthers beat Avalanche 4-3, Canadiens over Coyotes 4-1, and the Canucks beat the Kings 5-3
HS Volleyball
District 6 class 4 A Volleyball playoffs  – Altoona beat Central Mountain 3-1
Men’s Soccer
Lycoming beat Lebanon Valley 1-nothing, Lock Haven beat Shepherd 4-3,
Women’s Soccer
Lock Haven over Shepherd 2-1

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